Too little, too late? Merkel comes to Chemnitz to ease ethnic tensions, but faces mass protest

German Chancellor Angela Merkel finally visited the eastern German city of Chemnitz, more than two months after massive right-wing protests there. However, twenty times as many people came to protest against her than to see her. In late August, the city of Chemnitz witnessed a surge of anti-immigrant sentiment after the fatal stabbing of a […]

The US and Japan finished their ‘largest and most complex’ military exercise, amid rising tensions with China

US Navy/Mass Comm. Specialist 3rd Class Erwin Jacob V. Miciano The US and Japan were joined by Canadian forces for Keen Sword 19, which ended this week. The exercise was the biggest and most sophisticated the US and Japan have carried out. It comes amid growing tension with China in the seas and airspace of […]

Keen Sword: US and Japan stage largest wargames in Pacific amid tensions with China (VIDEO)

Washington and Tokyo have amassed a record number of sailors, marines and airmen for the biggest joint naval drill that the two allied nations have ever held close to Chinese shores as tensions keep rising in the region. Around 47,000 troops from the Japan Self-Defense Force have been joined by more than 10,000 US servicemen […]

Massive protest against right-wing surge hits Berlin as ethnic tensions boil over in Germany

Thousands have rallied in Berlin against the riding wave of right-wing politics. The protests come in the wake of recent far-right and neo-Nazi demonstrations against multiculturalism in Chemnitz, Köthen, and Schönberg. Groups including, pro-refugee, LGBTIQ+ groups, and Muslim organizations hit the streets in support of Saturday’s ‘Indivisible’ protest against the growing surge of racism and […]

Bosnian elections risk new ethnic tensions but guess what West cares about

The latest election for Bosnia-Herzegovina’s triumvirate presidency is threatening to unravel the Balkan country’s fragile peace. The Western media, however, seemingly focus only on one winner’s alleged ties to Russia. Read more On Sunday, Bosnia-Herzegovina held a general election, including for its three-member presidency. The multi-ethnic institution, which includes one representative from each of the […]

Tensions are rising in the South China Sea, and a US ally there has already drawn ‘red lines’ with China

Tensions are rising in the South China Sea, and a US ally there has already drawn ‘red lines’ with China NOW WATCH: Here’s why so many nations want to control the South China Sea — and what China wants to do See Also: Amid rising tensions with China, Japan just sent armored vehicles to foreign […]

Chicago P.D. Cast, EP Talk Voight's Shady Deal, Tensions in Intelligence

Warning: The following contains spoilers for Wednesday’s Chicago P.D. premiere. Chicago P.D.‘s Season 6 premiere found the Intelligence unit fractured like never before. With Voight benched during the investigation into last May’s finale shooting, Antonio was put in charge. But Ruzek — who was upset that Antonio didn’t back up Voight’s story — didn’t show […]