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North America sees NAFTA replacement

Ryan Brown, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018


Filed under World & Nation

After nearly 25 years as the outline for trade in North America, NAFTA is set to be replaced by the newly negotiated United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA). The result of a campaign promise by President Donald Trump to renegotiate NAFTA, the USMCA was in the works for over a year before its announcement...

Journalist Jamal Khashoggi killed in Istanbul

Max Elkan and Brendan Shoemaker

November 2, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

On Oct. 2, Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi went missing after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey to finalize his marriage. Two weeks after his disappearance, the Saudi government confirmed that Khashoggi had been killed within the consulate. "What we know is sufficient to suggest...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Pakistan On Oct. 31, Pakistan’s highest court ordered the release of a Christian woman who had been sentenced to death for blasphemy. The move set off a wave of backlash from hard-line Islamists and praise from human rights advocates. Prime minister Imran Khan expressed support for blasphemy la...

U.S. drops from I.N.F. Treaty

U.S. drops from I.N.F. Treaty

Ryan Brown, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Just weeks after the announcement that President Donald Trump has come to an agreement with Canada and Mexico to replace NAFTA, he has sparked outrage once again by stating his intentions to withdraw from yet another international agreement. His latest target is the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces...

Tsunami hits Indonesia

Jenni Camhi, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under Web Exclusive, World & Nation

A Friday morning begins. Locals are on alert after experiencing an earthquake and aftershocks in their immediate area and seeing a tsunami warning. Half an hour after its issuance though, the warning is called off and disappears. People, thinking the danger is over, get in their cars to go for a drive...

Research shows how roller coasters may help pass kidney stones

Ashton Mckenzie, Staff Writer

October 29, 2018


Filed under Web Exclusive, World & Nation

Famous Disney World roller coaster, Big Thunder Mountain, made headlines on Sept. 14 after a study was done linking the ride to the passing of kidney stones. The study won the Ig Nobel Prize awarded to ten notable scientific achievements every autumn. Research began several years ago when a patient...

New candidate for District 61

DaeQuan Fitzgerald, Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Just around the corner are the United States’ Midterm Elections, where the wave of young, progressive candidates under the democratic ticket looks to take seats away from older republican representatives. However, North Carolina House District 61 is seeing the exact opposite. Louisiana native Alissa...

Lawson, Clemmons compete for House 57 seat

Kathleen Herbst and Roman Raies

October 26, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Republican Troy Lawson and Democrat Ashton Clemmons, two first-time candidates for North Carolina House 57, separately responded to questions from The Guilfordian. What inspired you to run for NC house rep? AC: I was inspired to run for the North Carolina House of Representatives because I hav...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under World & Nation

Ethiopia will soon have its first female president. Government sources confirmed to the Addis Standard news outlet on Sept 24. that Sahle-Work Zewde, an Ethiopian diplomat with years of experience as a UN ambassador, will replace the outgoing president Dr. Mulatu Teshom. Her three decades of work with...