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Kiran Soma, World & Nation Editor

December 3, 2019

Russia Oleg Sokolov, a specialist in French history, famous historical reenactor and professor at the University of St. Petersburg, was pulled out of the Moika River on Saturday, Nov. 9, and investigated as the main suspect for the murder of Anastasia Yeshchenko, one of his students. Her dismembered body w...

Air Force lands mysterious plane

Kiran Soma, World & Nation Editor

November 18, 2019

The United States Air Force’s mysterious unmanned flight successfully landed on Oct. 27 after a record-breaking 780 days in orbit. The flight was the fifth mission as part of the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle experimental program, which aims to develop an efficient platform for space testing. Officials are laudin...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World & Nation Editor

February 22, 2019

Ukraine  Russian lawmakers voted on Feb. 19 to ban the use of smartphones or recording devices by the military after journalists used the digital traces of smart devices to expose state secrets. Pictures and videos posted online by Russian soldiers contradict the government’s claims that Russian soldiers...

Poroshenko condemns Russia

Poroshenko condemns Russia

Max Elkan, Staff Writer

December 7, 2018

Ukraine’s President, Petro Poroshenko, said on Dec. 3 he would propose that Parliament declare martial law in the country after the Russian military attacked and seized three Ukrainian navy ships in the Black Sea. The Ukraine government has since imposed martial law on 10 of its 25 provinces in response...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

November 2, 2018

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...

Missiles delivered from Russia to Syria

Missiles delivered from Russia to Syria

Kiran Soma, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018

On Sept. 28, the Russian government announced that the delivery of S-300 missiles to Syria had commenced. This development comes in the aftermath of a friendly-fire incident on Sept. 17, in which the Syrian militia shot down a Russian military plane, killing the fifteen people onboard. The Russian...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

September 21, 2018

United States When Attorney General Jeff Sessions first recused himself from the Russia investigation in March 2017, President Trump defended him saying, “He could have stated his response more accurately, but it was clearly not intentional.” Trump has since reversed his view, saying, “I don...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

September 14, 2018

On Sept. 12, President Donald Trump signed an executive order authorizing sanctions against any countries or individuals found meddling in U.S. elections. The order instructs the intelligence community to monitor propaganda and attempts to influence U.S. elections. On Sept. 12, The European Union...

News in Brief

News in Brief

April 20, 2018

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. ...