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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 16, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

United Kingdom In a special cabinet meeting, British Prime Minister Theresa May told members of Parliament on Oct. 14 that Britain is significantly closer to going through with Brexit. Just ahead of the meeting, all 13 Scottish Tory MPs signed a letter stating that they would not support a Brexit...

North America sees NAFTA replacement

Ryan Brown, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018


Filed under World & Nation

After nearly 25 years as the outline for trade in North America, NAFTA is set to be replaced by the newly negotiated United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA). The result of a campaign promise by President Donald Trump to renegotiate NAFTA, the USMCA was in the works for over a year before its announcement...

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 and Nation Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under World & Nation

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...

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...

NAFTA renegotiations continue in a standstill against Canada and the US

Ayesha Tahirkheli, Staff Writer

September 14, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Rising political tensions, miscommunications and legal quandaries have brought negotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement to a standstill.  Since August 16, 2017, the U.S., Mexico, and Canada have been attempting to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, to modify...

Festival showcases diversity

Festival showcases diversity

Abigail AbantoHollans and Anna Gamez

April 6, 2018


Filed under Features, In Print

From the Middle East to Europe, Latin America and Africa, Guilford College’s International Festival provided students and faculty the opportunity to celebrate Guilford’s diversity and learn about a variety of cultures. The International Festival was hosted by the International Club on Wednesday,...

Carrie Kahn gives talk on Latin America

Carrie Kahn gives talk on Latin America

Roman Raies, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018


Filed under In Print, News, Top Stories

“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:...