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Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

March 4, 2016

Iraq The Iraqi government and the U.S. State Department have deemed the country’s largest dam at risk of collapsing. The Mosul Dam, located on the Tigris River, was constructed in the 1980s under President Saddam Hussein. Since the beginning of the Iraq War, geologists and engineers have expressed...

First-year Sel Mpang becomes American citizen

First-year Sel Mpang becomes American citizen

Chris Collins, Staff Writer

February 26, 2016

The Guilfordian interviewed first-year Bonner Scholar Sel Mpang about her journey to U.S. citizenship. Mpang underwent the year-long process to finally receive her proof of citizenship on Feb. 19, during the naturalization ceremony at the district courthouse in downtown Greensboro. Guilfordian: Congratulations,...

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

February 26, 2016

Brazil Science and technology may be used to combat the Zika virus outbreak that has swept through much of Central and South America. According to Reuters, the Brazilian government, a nonprofit called Moscamed and Canadian company MDS Nordion have hatched a plan to irradiate the Aedes mosquitoes transporting...

Global economic impact could lead to recession

Dalton Kern, Staff Writer

February 19, 2016

What do the domino effect and global economics have in common? In the same manner that one Communist nation can politically affect a neighboring government, an economic expansion or contraction in one country can affect the prosperity of another. Economies around the world are so intertwined that you must ...

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

February 19, 2016

Afghanistan The United Nations published a report indicating the number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan during 2015 was the highest since recordkeeping began in 2009. Last year, the U.N. logged 11,002 civilian casualties. According to the report, ground engagements, IEDs and complex/suicide attacks...

News In Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

February 12, 2016

Columbia The Constitutional Court of Colombia made a ruling prohibiting mining operations and petroleum projects from the country’s paramos regions. Paramos are moorland ecosystems typically found between elevations of 3,000 and 5,000 meters (9,843 to 16,404 feet). For many citizens, these paramos...

News in Brief

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...

News in Brief

Nicole Zelniker, World & Nation Editor

December 4, 2015

China Beijing is experiencing an “orange level” alert, meaning the amount of smog is so high that all major factories must be required to either shut down or reduce pollution. Over the past few weeks the city reached pollution readings 17 times what the World Health Organization considers safe....

News in Brief

Nicole Zelniker, World & Nation Editor

November 20, 2015

France ISIS claimed to be behind the attacks in Paris on Nov. 13 that killed 129 people. Though several of the bombers have been identified, there is still a lot of backlash is France against Muslim civilians and the rising population of Syrian refugees. Several Muslims in the area have already started...