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News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

September 7, 2018

U.S. Donald Trump’s second supreme court nomination pick Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination hearing began on Sept. 4 with calls from Democrats for him to withhold his own nomination until more details from his past are released. Capitol Police arrested at least 70 people who were protesting Kavanaugh’s no...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Aarushi Ahuja, World & Nation Editor

March 23, 2018

Russia Vladimir Putin was re-elected the president of Russia on Sunday, March 18. Putin has been embroiled in controversy over the outcome of the election, as he has regularly been accused of targeting potential political opponents. U.S. President Donald Trump has received a great deal of backlash...

UK establishes Minister of Loneliness

Jonah Selom and Kunal Sheth

February 2, 2018

The United Kingdom, currently isolated from the European Union, has decided to tackle the issue of loneliness and isolation within its borders. On Jan. 17, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May appointed the former Minister of Sport and Civil Society, Tracy Crouch, to the position of Minister of Loneliness. Initially...

UK charity vends hope

Laura Hay, Staff Writer

January 19, 2018

Homelessness is a major problem throughout the world today. While exact numbers are difficult to track, the Institute of Global Homelessness cites a report from the United Nations stating that as many as 100 million individuals worldwide are without permanent shelter, and one billion have inadequate sh...

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...

Trump expands ban in the US

Trump expands ban in the US

Praveena Somasundaram, Features Editor

October 6, 2017

On Sunday, Sept. 24, the restrictions of the travel ban issued on Jan. 27 were set to expire. Instead, the Trump administration announced an expansion of the travel ban to eight different countries. The travel ban initially placed restrictions on visitors from six majority-Muslim countries including...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

September 8, 2016

Sri Lanka Since 2003, the Sri Lankan government and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria have spent millions of dollars combating malaria. On Sept. 6, the World Health Organization the nation free of the disease. “Sri Lanka’s achievement is truly remarkable,” said Poonam Khetrapal...

News in Brief

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...

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Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

February 5, 2016

Burundi Following the conclusion of the 26th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the new chair of the AU, Chadian President Idriss Deby, must resolve the situation in Burundi without force. Prior to the summit, the AU planned on sending a 5,000-soldier peacekeeping force there to quell v...