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News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World & Nation Editor

February 22, 2019

Ukraine  Russian lawmakers voted on Feb. 19 to ban the use of smartphones or recording devices by the military after journalists used the digital traces of smart devices to expose state secrets. Pictures and videos posted online by Russian soldiers contradict the government’s claims that Russian soldiers...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

February 1, 2019

Australia Australia in the midst of one of its hottest summers on record. The heatwave has led to wild horses dying, 50 wildfires burning on the island of Tasmania and even snakes seeking refuge in people’s toilets in order to remain cool. The city of Adelaide reached a record high temperature of 4...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

November 30, 2018

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...

U.S. continues to break ties

Kiran Soma, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018

The United States recalled three chief diplomats to El Salvador, the Dominican Republic and Panama on Sept. 7, 2018. This move came in response to the governments of those countries severing ties with Taiwan, an American ally, in favor of Chinese claims to the island. The larger issue lies within...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

September 14, 2018

On Sept. 12, President Donald Trump signed an executive order authorizing sanctions against any countries or individuals found meddling in U.S. elections. The order instructs the intelligence community to monitor propaganda and attempts to influence U.S. elections. On Sept. 12, The European Union...

Denuclearization stagnation cancels Pompeo trip

Denuclearization stagnation cancels Pompeo trip

Jake Ramsaur, Staff Writer

September 7, 2018

On August 24, President Donald Trump announced the cancellation of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s trip to North Korea, due to stagnation in denuclearization negotiations. “I have asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo not to go to North Korea, at this time because I feel we are not making sufficient...

Yulan advocates for displaced residents

Ian Gordon, Guest Writer

April 2, 2018

In Beijing, winter isn’t over yet. Temperature lows are still in the 30s. Ni Yulan is one of the tens of thousands of people whose home was destroyed in preparation for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. These people are still living without homes. Yulan was given only a couple hours notice before her...

EU sets recycling goal for 2030

Laura Hay, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018

The European Union is prioritizing international sustainability by pledging to make all plastic packaging in Europe recyclable and reusable by 2030. Residents of Europe produce 25 million tons of plastic yearly, but less than 30 percent is recyclable. “If we don’t do anything about this, 50...

Etsuo’s Corner: Studying Abroad in China

Etsuo’s Corner: Studying Abroad in China

Etsuo Fujita, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018

This week, I would like to share junior Chris Collins’ experience in China. Though Japan is very close to China, I have never been to China. So, by interviewing him, I learned interesting facts about the country such as some relating to the culture, people and food, and I got more interested in the...