EU Bans Single-Use Plastic Amongst Member States

The European Union voted to ban single-use plastic among member states by the year 2021. This decision is a reaction to the increasing amount of plastic that has found its way into waterways and oceans. After 2021, these items will be composed of more sustainable materials and their consumption will be reduced by 25 percent.

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New Irish Republican Army Attack Kills Prominent Journalist Amid Sepratist Flareup

A Northern Ireland journalist was killed in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, in a shooting involving the New Irish Republican Army (New IRA) and police. 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee was covering the violence in Londonderry on the night of April 19 when she was shot in the crossfire and died.

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Italian Deputy PM Attempts Unification of European Alt-Right

Shortly after political leaders in Europe met in Milan to pursuing forming an alliance of alternative right wing parties, Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini has expressed the hope that the newly united populist movement will become biggest party in the next European Parliament.

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