A Resignation & Troop Machinations

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  The World in a Flash The Round-Up this week is short and sweet: we've got the resignation of an Israeli political officer, the arrival of US troops in Poland, weather troubles in Europe, and a new cabinet in Canada.  1. Shai Masot Resigns In the wake of theAl Jazeera investigative documentary ‘The Lobby’ we talked about on the Chatter earlier this week, Shai Masot, a high level political officer at the Israeli embassy in the UK has resigned. Masot was at the centre of the investigation, which sought to expose the influence of Israeli politicians on politically connected British students and political figures; he was recorded plotting to take down those he considered hostile to Israel. The UK’s Labour Party has called for an

OM’s Chatter: Notables of the Week

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This week the OM Chatter team is all about the notables. We've got quick run-downs on all the things you might have missed this week including Rafsanjani, Jeff Sessions, and awful weather in Europe.   Also on the docket this week: Israel's parliamentary plot against British politicians, updates on The Gambia's elections, Swiss issues with Muslim girls swimming lessons, and Trudeau's cabinet shuffle here in Canada. music by www.bensound.com

Breaking Up & Shaking It Off

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On this week's episode of Chatter the gang is reunited to talk about the beginnings of a dramatic international break-up and efforts to shake off the oppressive reins of a quasi-dictator, plus zoom in on some stories that are of particular interest to each of us. We start off with the Walloon-headed CETA blockade and what this might mean for the economic futures of the countries involved. Then we pop over to Iraq to talk about the fluid situation that is the ongoing Mosul offensive and the retaliation from ISIS in the wake of coalition forces advancements. Nate then brings all of us non-tech heads up to speed on the recent DDoS attacks and what these breaches might mean for the upcoming US election,

The Bad, the Worse, & the Bigly Awful

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On this week's episode of the Chatter, Karan and Nate take over! The duo take on the presidential debate from the weekend and Trump's gross comments from the 2005 video. What does this mean for the GOP? How did it affect the debate? And more! They then get into the warming relations between Turkey and Russia over trade and Syria. What does this mean for strategic alliances in fighting ISIS, dealing with the humanitarian crisis in Aleppo, and ending the conflict in Syria? Finally, a quick update on Myanmar and a recent breakout of violence. Why the violence, and who are the players? The episode then ends with a couple quick stories from a town outside of Toronto and the news media in Canada in general.  All

From Oil Conflicts to Rail Stops

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The World in a Flash This week's Round-Up covers the effects of oil from the OPEC to fights in Nigeria, the Canadian scuffle with a Chinese diplomat, and more! Niger Delta ‘Avengers’ Strike Chevron June 1st, the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) militant group blew up two Chevron oil wells in the the region located in the south of Nigeria. The attack follows the deadline of NDA who are calling for all foreign oil companies to leave the region. Unrest in the region has been growing to levels not seen since and amnesty agreement ended hostilities in 2009. The Nigerian economy has been severely hit with the low oil price, coupled with hostilities contributing to nearly a 50 per cent reduction in oil output

The Powerful Obscure & Isis Drops Lure

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The World in a Flash This week's Round-Up covers the Panama papers, ISIS threats, Clinton's response to hilarious comments, elections, ceasefires, and more! Panama Papers Unlike spring in Canada, what is sure to be this year’s top corruption scandal has come early. The ‘Panama Papers’ leak has made a huge splash in international media coverage, and we’ve now witnessed the resignation of a Prime Minister and the fingers of criticism are pointed at many more influential people. Among them are Vladimir Putin, who denied any involvement and called the exposure an American plot, and David Cameron, who admitted that he had profited from an offshore trust. To the apparent embarrassment of the British, the British Virgin Islands were identified as a major center