Yingluck Shinawatra, former Thai prime minster begins her trial in Bangkok over corruption allegations

Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has begun her trial in Bangkok Tuesday for alleged negligence in a rice subsidy scheme. If convicted she could face up to ten years in jail. The subsidy scheme was designed to prop up … Continue reading

France rejects European Union’s asylum seeker quota initiative

On Saturday, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls stated his opposition to the European Commission’s quota system for distributing asylum seekers amongst member countries of the European Union (EU). The quotas are determined by the gross domestic product, population, and unemployment … Continue reading