I know that earlier in the year I responded to the news by being very stressed which resulted in comfort eating so when I started my 8 week blood sugar diet I took a decision to ignore the news as much as possible. There is little one can do to change the international situation or influence domestic politics and reports of extremism just make one feel helpless. So turn off the news. Don't watch the news before going to bed and you will be surprised how much happier you will feel and how much better you sleep. Just be grateful that each morning you have woken to a new day to enjoy.