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Panel addresses North Korea’s nuclear activity

Panel addresses North Korea’s nuclear activity

Jilly Campbell, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017

On Monday, Sept. 4, Guilford College hosted a panel entitled Nuclear Weapons & Threats of War: North Korea & the United States of America, inviting students, faculty and the greater Guilford community to participate in an open discussion regarding recent political turmoil between the U.S. and...

New economic sanctions on Venezuela put pressure on Maduro

New economic sanctions on Venezuela put pressure on Maduro

Jayraj Jonnalagadda, Shivam Gandhi, and Hans Oh

September 8, 2017

The Trump administration recently imposed sanctions on trade concerning humanitarian aid and negotiations with debts on Venezuela to put pressure on its current government. The U.S. stopped before sanctioning against imports of crude oil from Venezuela, a move that would also raise American gas prices...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Aarushi Ahuja, Staff Writer

May 5, 2017

Venezuela Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro supports rewriting the national constitution. His proposal would reorganize the existing legislative body and change the election system to “direct and secret vote” by this new body according to Al Jazeera. These changes were announced at a Caracas...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

April 16, 2017

Montenegro Montenegro’s accession to NATO may soon become a reality. On April 11, U.S. President Donald Trump signed a ratification protocol for the Baltic state’s entrance into the organization. Montenegro began the process to join the military alliance soon after declaring independence from Serbia in 2...

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

April 8, 2016

Iceland Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson resigned from his position as Iceland’s prime minister on April 5. Gunnlaugsson and other politicians like Bjarni Benediktsson, minister for finance and economic affairs, and Olof Nordal, minister of the interior, were linked to the Panamanian law firm Mossack...

North Korea satellite launch forms tension

North Korea satellite launch forms tension

Maksym Kosachevskyy, Staff Writer

February 19, 2016

Fireworks exploded in the sky, crowds cheered for another successful development in space technology and the U.N. condemned the launch of a North Korean long-range rocket. On Feb. 7, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea launched the Kwangmyongsong-4 satellite into space. The launch, deemed a...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Catherine Schurz, World and Nation Editor

April 5, 2013

Ontario, Canada The hagfish, a 500-million-year-old spineless creature with snake-like features, lives at the bottom of the ocean floor. Its unique glands constantly produce a thick slime that serves to protect it; the slime is shed daily. Research scientists have now developed a high-density silk from the sl...

US and Japan unite against nuclear North Korea

Bryan Dooley, Senior Writer

March 8, 2013

President Obama met with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Feb. 22 to strengthen the countries’ long-standing alliance. The relationship between the two nations has experienced some tension in recent years, but was rebuilt on Friday when both world leaders expressed opposition to North Korea’s...