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News in Brief

News in Brief

April 20, 2018

Puerto Rico On April 18, Puerto Rico suffered an island-wide power outage seven months after Hurricane Maria destroyed the island’s power grid. The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority blamed the outage on a tree falling on a power line and says that power should be restored in 24 to 36 hours. ...

Carrie Kahn gives talk on Latin America

Carrie Kahn gives talk on Latin America

Roman Raies, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

“Pay attention to what’s going on in Mexico,” said NPR International Correspondent Carrie Kahn, who is based in Mexico City, Mexico. “I think it’s important, the desertion of the U.S. from Latin America. I think is going to be detrimental to Mexico.” As part of “The Journalist as Witness:...

International correspondent opens up on time with NPR

International correspondent opens up on time with NPR

Praveena Somasundaram, Features Editor

March 16, 2018

“I’ll go.” It was this two-word message that NPR international correspondent Carrie Kahn sent to her editors in Miami before boarding a red-eye flight to Haiti. Kahn was the first NPR reporter to arrive in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake struck. “It was tough,” said Kahn. “I had...

Photojournalist shares his experience in Washington

Praveena Somasundaram, Features Editor

March 16, 2018

“My father didn’t really engage the topic of Cuba on a larger scale, but we knew that it was a special place to my dad,” said Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images News staff photographer. “And we knew that it was a country that had broken my grandmother’s heart.” Composed of first and second-generation...

News in brief

News in brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

December 2, 2016

Colombia A plane carrying the Brazilian soccer team Associação Chapecoense de Futebol, 21 journalists and a crew of nine crashed on Nov. 28 near Medellin, Colombia. Of the 81 people on board, only six survived. Between 2009 and 2014, Chapecoense was promoted three times and reached Serie A, the...

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

March 25, 2016

Belgium On March 22, two explosions rocked the main terminal of the Brussels Airport in Zaventem. A third blast occurred at the Maelbeek metro station near the center of the Belgian capital. According to the BBC, over 30 people were killed and 260 were wounded. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility...

World & Nation News in Brief

Nicole Zelniker, World & Nation Editor

September 18, 2015

Cuba The government of Havana, Cuba, will release 3,522 prisoners ahead of a visit from Pope Francis.  This will be the third time Cuba has granted mass amounts of prisoners release before a papal visit. Though prisoners convicted of crimes like murder, child sex abuse and national security violations...

News in Brief: 3/27/2015

Abe Kenmore, World & Nation Editor

March 27, 2015

India In a 200-page ruling, the Indian supreme court struck down a law banning offensive comments on social media, according to The Guardian. The law, section 66a of an amendment to the Information Technology Act, made posting things of a “grossly offensive or menacing character” illegal. It was ...

News in Brief

Rishab Revankar, World and Nation Editor

March 28, 2014

The Hague, Netherlands The Group of 8 (G8), an assembly of the world’s eight leading industrialized nations, is now the G7. On March 24, U.S. government officials told CNN that President Barack Obama and other world leaders have suspended Russia’s G8 membership in response to Russian President Vladim...