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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 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...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World & Nation Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

United States Montgomery Judge Steven O’Neil sentenced comedian Bill Cosby to three to 10 years in prison for the sexual assault of Andrea Constand. Cosby will be able to apply for parole after three years. Over 60 women accused him of sexual misconduct.  He spent his first night in prison on Sep...

News in Brief

News in Brief

April 20, 2018


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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. ...

“Qu’Allah” a great kickoff to French festival

“Qu’Allah” a great kickoff to French festival

Julia Martins de Sa, Assistant Photo Editor

March 30, 2018


Filed under In Print, Opinion

A black and white film that tells a complex story. Though not a common pairing, director Abd Al Malik made it work in his film about his own life, “Qu’Allah bénisse la France!” “Qu’Allah bénisse la France!” was the first film in the “Perspectives on France: A Tournees Film Festival”...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Aarushi Ahuja, World and Nation Editor

February 2, 2018


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France On Jan. 25, hundreds of residents of France incited brawls in supermarkets over Nutella pricing. These “Nutella riots” were a result of Intermarché, a supermarket chain, cutting the price of the hazelnut spread by 70 percent. Police intervened in at least three separate locations during...

News in Brief

News in Brief

September 22, 2017


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Mexico Over 116 people have died in a magnitude 7.1 earthquake affecting Mexcio City and nearby states, as of Sept. 19. 3.8 million central Mexico residents have experienced a disruption in electricity services, and public schools have been closed in Puebla, Mexico City and Guerrero until further...

2017 French presidential election: voters choose between Macron, Le Pen in runoff

2017 French presidential election: voters choose between Macron, Le Pen in runoff

Ian Penny, World and Nation Editor

May 5, 2017


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Since the establishment of the French Fifth Republic, candidates from the center-left Socialist Party and center-right political parties that preceded The Republicans have won the nation’s top office. After the first round of the 2017 French presidential election, however, neither party is in a position...

Terror attack shakes Paris, France

Beatriz Caldas, Managing Editor

April 28, 2017


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Almost a year after the Nice attack, France has again been the stage for conversations about terrorism. This time, an attack happened in Paris on the Champs-Élysées, the city’s most famous avenue located in the eighth arrondissement. On April 20, according to French police, a suspect, who arrived...