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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

September 2, 2016

European Union On Aug. 30, open Internet supporters in the European Union celebrated the implementation of guidelines protecting net neutrality. The Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications published a draft of the guidelines after two years of negotiations between the EU Council, ...

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

April 29, 2016

Germany President Barack Obama met with European leaders to discuss policy issues in Hannover, Germany. The visit did not go without controversy. Many activists protested the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. The TTIP is a proposed trade agreement between the U.S. and the European Union....

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...

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

April 15, 2016

Australia Victoria became the first state in Australia to legalize the use of medical marijuana. On April 12, the Access to Medicinal Cannabis bill passed in Parliament. According to the Australian Broadcasting Corp., children with severe epilepsy will be the first to legally use the drug in 2017....

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...

Tension between Taiwan and China rises

Tension between Taiwan and China rises

Chris Collins & Quincy Malesovas, Staff Writers

March 25, 2016

The bald eagle looks on as the wary moon bear sits down for a cup of tea with the looming giant panda. This scene is both strange and complicated, much like the relationship between the states represented by their national animals. The past years of interaction between the People’s Republic of China...

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

March 25, 2016

Belgium On March 22, two explosions rocked the main terminal of the Brussels Airport in Zaventem. A third blast occurred at the Maelbeek metro station near the center of the Belgian capital. According to the BBC, over 30 people were killed and 260 were wounded. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility...

Student club attempts to educate, reform policies

Rachel Henley, Staff writer

March 25, 2016

Do you condone or condemn drug use? If you do not know or want the option of saying neither, you might be interested in Students for Sensible Drug Policy. In February, Guilford College juniors Chris Honein, Jade Glore and Francesca Benedetto co-founded a SSDP chapter on campus to increase discussion...