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News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World & Nation Editor

December 7, 2018


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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

October 26, 2018


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Ethiopia will soon have its first female president. Government sources confirmed to the Addis Standard news outlet on Sept 24. that Sahle-Work Zewde, an Ethiopian diplomat with years of experience as a UN ambassador, will replace the outgoing president Dr. Mulatu Teshom. Her three decades of work with...

Salvini Decree hindering immigration

Ayesha Tahirkheli, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018


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On Monday, Sept. 24, the Italian government issued a strict decree on immigration, calling for tougher standards in order to qualify for humanitarian protection. The decree, also known as the Salvini Decree, was created by Interior Minister Matteo Salvini and approved by Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte,...

Study Abroad Photo of the Week

September 11, 2015


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Siena, Italy Karlen Lambert ‘16 took this photo of the Siena Cathedral and Dome at sunset. The view shows one of the three hills that the city is built on. Each week we will feature a picture from students’ experiences abroad. Whether you have been or are currently abroad, we would love to see photos fro...

Forced out by violence, African immigrants cross to Europe

Aubrey King, Staff Writer

October 3, 2014


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The journey of any refugee starts in a broken homeland. Across North Africa and the Middle East, a variety of issues have pushed more and more people to migrate towards Europe. “The increase (in immigrants) has been unbelievable,” Ben Suleiman, head of an immigrant processing brigade in Libya,...

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Catherine Schurz, World and Nation Section Editor

May 3, 2013


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Amsterdam, netherlands For the first time in 120 years, the Netherlands has a king. In a formal ceremony at the Royal Palace of Amsterdam, Williem-Alexander was coronated by the former monarch, his mother, Queen Beatrix Armgard. After his appointment, thousands of citizens flooded the streets, bearin...

Italian election goes nowhere fast

Lane Martin, Staff Writer

March 8, 2013


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Italy intended to have a newly elected prime minister on Feb. 25, but one week later the general election is still racked with gridlock. Much of the Italian voters’ indecision over this election might be due to the vast influence a new leader will yield over the Italian political and economic systems...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Catherine Schurz, World and Nation Editor

November 30, 2012


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  England and Wales, United Kingdom After two cases of harassment led to murder, the High Courts of England and Wales have created a law declaring stalking a criminal offense. The newly named crime carries a maximum six-month sentence, and if found guilty of “stalking with violence” or...