Corruption Curse

French financial authorities raided the headquarters of the Paris 2024 Olympics Committee this week over allegations of corruption in the awarding of public contracts, Politico reported. Officials said the searches are taking place at a number of locations, including the headquarters of the Olympics Committee and...

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Downward Bound

Thousands of Colombians took to the country’s streets this week to protest against the policies of President Gustavo Petro, as Colombia’s first leftist leader struggles to keep his parliamentary coalition together amid internal disputes and a corruption scandal, the Associated Press reported. Tuesday’s demonstrations targeted some...

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Unwelcome

Moldova’s Constitutional Court banned a pro-Russian party this week, a verdict that comes amid accusations that Moscow is attempting to overthrow the country’s pro-West government, Al Jazeera reported. The court ruled that the Shor Party’s activities were “unconstitutional,” after the group organized a series of anti-government...

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Downward Elephant

It’s not just humans that practice Downward Dog and other yoga poses. These days elephants at Houston Zoo in Texas are also taking up yoga to improve their well-being, the Washington Post reported. That’s because living in captivity is not ideal for the pachyderms. In fact, scientists...

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Pushing For Normal

Samura Kamara, the leader of the All People’s Congress (APC) party and the main opposition candidate in Sierra Leone’s presidential election on June 24, recently called for every member of the small West African nation’s electoral commission to resign, so that international observers could perform...

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