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U.S. reaches historical government shutdown

DaeQuan Fitzgerald, Editor-in-Chief

January 18, 2019


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

It has been over 25 days since the United States governmental shutdown. The shutdown is centered around President Donald Trump’s demand for over $5 billion to be allocated to fund the border wall across the U.S.-Mexico border, a centerpiece of Trump’s presidential campaign. On Saturday, Jan. 12,...

‘America First’ ideologies hurt allies

Sasha Jackson and Lana Heltzel

January 18, 2019


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

President Donald Trump’s campaign slogan, “America First” describes his policy of placing America’s national interests ahead of the those of the international community.  The article called “What Syria Teaches Us About ‘America First’?” by Jonathan S. Tobin addresses the phrase “America...

“Slave Law” Sparks Outrage in Europe

Zachary Bradley, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019


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Hungarian law incites protests in the capital city of Budapest: As 2018 came to an end, the Hungarian Congress, led by Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s rightwing Fidesz party, passed a new labor law that has upset many of Hungary’s citizens. According to the New York Times, “5,000 demonstrators...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

January 18, 2019


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Saudi Arabia According to documents reviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Saudi Arabia plans to limit its oil output by more than it originally committed in a six-month OPEC pact. The move is designed to raise oil prices to maintain state revenues, which are highly dependent on oil for Saudi Arabia...

Poroshenko condemns Russia

Poroshenko condemns Russia

Max Elkan, Staff Writer

December 7, 2018


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Ukraine’s President, Petro Poroshenko, said on Dec. 3 he would propose that Parliament declare martial law in the country after the Russian military attacked and seized three Ukrainian navy ships in the Black Sea. The Ukraine government has since imposed martial law on 10 of its 25 provinces in response...

U.N. report outlines growth of ‘femicide’

DaeQuan Cancio-Fitzgerald, Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2018


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On Nov. 25, the U.N.’s Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) released a report noting that of the 87,000 recorded female homicide cases in 2017, 58 percent, or around 50,000, were committed by an intimate partner or family member of the victim. The study was released in conjunction with the International...

U.S. Incarceration Rate Second Highest in World

Madison Ward and Roman Raies

December 7, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

The U.S. has the one of the highest rates of incarceration in the world. According to the 2015 World Prison Population List from the Institute for Criminal Policy Research, the U.S. incarcerates 698 people per 100,000, a rate higher than every other country other than Seychelles. In 2015, the U.S....

News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World & Nation Editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

France All across France, frustrations over high taxes erupted into massive protests in Paris over the first weekend of December. The “Yellow Vest” protestors, named for the yellow construction worker-style vests many of them wear, are protesting a French fuel tax which has placed a heavy burden o...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Argentina Human Rights Watch asked Argentina on Nov. 26 to use the war crimes clause in its constitution to press charges against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, who landed in Argentina for the G20 Summit on Nov. 28. An Argentine agreed to take the case, breaking the international norm of diplomat...