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News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World & Nation Editor

September 28, 2018

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

Aarushi Ahuja, World and Nation Editor

March 16, 2018

South Korea On Friday night, March 10, the Winter Paralympics opened in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The games are the largest Paralympics ever held to date, and the atmosphere of the opening ceremony was said to be more cheery than in the past. At the 2014 Paralympics, for example, Ukraine sent onl...

United Nations issue early warning to the US

United Nations issue early warning to the US

Daezia Rolling, Staff Writer

September 8, 2017

On Aug. 18, the United Nations issued an early warning to the United States, based on recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia. During the rally in Charlottesville, VA, a car collided with a group of opposing protesters, injuring 19 and killing one. Following Burundi, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Kyrgyzstan...

Protestors respond to Trump’s immigration order

DaeQuan Fitzgerald, Sports Editor

February 9, 2017

Three weeks into Donald Trump’s presidency, campaign promises are quickly and controversially becoming policy. The most recent action was an executive order calling for a temporary travel ban on individuals coming to the U.S. from seven countries — Syria, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Yemen, and Somalia...

Religion extremism leads to conflicts in Iraq

Brenna Walsh, Staff Writer

December 2, 2016

The Middle East and North Africa are home to some of the world’s most dangerous and turbulent conflicts. According to a Pew Research Center study drawing on information from 2014, the medium level of religious hostilities in the Middle East and North Africa reached a level four times greater than...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

September 29, 2016

Colombia For 52 years, the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia were at war. But on Sept. 26, President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC leader Rodrigo Londono Echeverri signed a peace agreement in front of Colombian citizens and international representatives in Cartagena....

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

March 4, 2016

Iraq The Iraqi government and the U.S. State Department have deemed the country’s largest dam at risk of collapsing. The Mosul Dam, located on the Tigris River, was constructed in the 1980s under President Saddam Hussein. Since the beginning of the Iraq War, geologists and engineers have expressed...

World & Nation News in Brief

Nicole Zelniker, World & Nation Editor

September 11, 2015

Europe In Iceland, France and other countries around the world, families are opening their doors to thousands of refugee families. The migrants are coming from countries like Syria, Afghanistan, Eritrea and Iraq. Many are staying at a transit camp in Hungary before they are carried to safe homes. I...

Blackwater employees convicted, company thrives

Blackwater employees convicted, company thrives

Nicole Zelniker, Senior Writer

November 7, 2014

Fourteen dead. Seventeen to 20 wounded. Five on trial. On Sept. 16, 2007, contractors for the private company Blackwater opened fire in Nisour  Iraq, killing both civilians and U.S.-Iraq relations. “My teammate’s been firing wildly, and I don’t want these kids to get shot,” said turret...