Marco Rizzo

Global

Tax reforms cause large scale protests in Colombia

Tens of thousands of people in Colombia have taken to the streets to protest proposed tax reform legislation on Wednesday.  The proposed reform would decrease the minimum amount of income required to be susceptible to tax. Not limited to that, the new system would remove several tax exemptions and include additional taxable items for individuals…

Global

France to declassify Algerian War documents

President of France, Emmanuel Macron, has announced the relaxation of rules for the declassification of documents related to the Algerian War (1954-62) in a move to reconcile with its colonial past and improve relations with its former colony. The war, which resulted in the independence of the North African nation had huge ramifications in both…

Gaming

Yet Another Dark Souls Review

Dark Souls, the dark-fantasy RPG game developed by From Software, is probably one of the most influential games of the last decade, and not for the reasons you might initially think.  It was not revolutionary in terms of graphics, storytelling or even gameplay, yet its release in late 2011 was the start of a renaissance…

Global

Kyrgyzstan opposition protesters storm parliament over alleged rigged elections

Protesters in Kyrgyzstan have reportedly seized power in the Central Asian republic following the storming of parliament building. This comes after days of protests over election irregularities. All of the main opposition parties had seemingly failed to reach the threshold of votes necessary to gain seats in parliament. Additionally, three of the four parties allowed…

Global

Violent clashes have erupted between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

Several hundred people, both military and civilian personnel have lost their lives on both sides as a result of the biggest escalation of hostilities in recent years. The fighting began on the 27th of September and saw the Azeri military clash with Armenian forces from Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia proper. Both sides currently accuse the other…

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