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Environmentalists Propose World’s Largest Nature Reserve In The Antarctic

The seas surrounding Antarctica are frequently visited by fishing and whaling fleets, and this has prompted environmentalists to propose a huge new wildlife reserve five times the size of Germany, IFL Science reports. In an attempt to preserve as much of this beautiful but fragile ecosystem as possible, efforts are now underway to create the largest wildlife reserve in the ...

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King’s Children Criticize Trump, Decry Racism On MLK Birthday

Martin Luther King Jr.’s children and the pastor of an Atlanta church where he preached decried disparaging remarks President Donald Trump is said to have made about African countries, while protests between Haitian immigrants and Trump supporters broke out near the president’s Florida resort Monday, the official federal holiday honoring King, The Associated Press reports. At gatherings across the nation, ...

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Greeks Face More Austerity As Bailout Nears End

Athens was brought to a standstill Monday as strikes and mass protests brought on by approval of additional austerity measures by Greek lawmakers eyeing the end of eight years of bailout programs, The Associated Press reported. In the capital, protesters sprayed police with red paint outside parliament as 20,000 people marched marched in anti-government rallies in both Athens and Thessaloniki. ...

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Spain warns Catalan leader against swearing-in from Brussels

MADRID (AP) — Former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont faced additional obstacles Monday in his attempt to stand for his old job from his bolt hole in Belgium. Legal advisers told the Catalan parliament on Monday that Puigdemont can’t be sworn in unless he shows up in person in the chamber, while Spain’s prime minister vowed to maintain Madrid’s direct rule ...

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