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News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World & Nation Editor

November 9, 2018

Spain Spaniards Fernando Blanco and his wife Margarita Garau were jailed on Nov. 7 for fraudulently raising money to fund their lifestyle. The couple made media appearances asking for money to save the life of their sick daughter, whom supposedly could be cured by an expensive treatment in the U.S. A Sp...

Third summit points to peace

Zain Hameed, Staff Writer

September 28, 2018

The third summit between Korean leaders Moon Jae In and Kim Jong Un ended on Sept. 20 and with it came a new collection of promises from both parties. “We have agreed to make the Korean Peninsula a land of peace that is free from nuclear weapons and nuclear threat,” Kim said at the summit. “The...

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...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Aarushi Ahuja, World and Nation Editor

February 16, 2018

Malaysia Malaysian newspaper Sinar Harian recently published a checklist on “how to spot a gay.” According to The Guardian, the action sparked widespread outrage across the country’s social media and other online media sources. LGBTQIA activists have highlighted the serious and potentially ...

News in Brief

News in Brief

January 19, 2018

South Korea South Korea’s capital, Seoul, revealed emergency measures to be put in place against smog forming around the city. According to BBC, city officials waived public transportation fees during busier commuting hours starting on Monday, Jan. 15. The first of a related set of policies was ...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Beatriz Caldas, Editor-In-Chief

November 3, 2017

United States At least eight people were killed when a man drove 20 blocks down a bike path beside the Hudson River in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon before he crashed his pickup truck and was shot by police officers, said the authorities. Multiple law enforcement sources say this incident is b...

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Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

April 22, 2016

United Kingdom An online poll by the National Environment Research Council in the United Kingdom to name a high-tech polar research ship ended. While users chose the name “Boaty McBoatface,” the name may not be used at all. Minister of Universities and Science Jo Johnson indicated to Newsweek...

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...