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News in Brief

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

February 1, 2019


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Australia Australia in the midst of one of its hottest summers on record. The heatwave has led to wild horses dying, 50 wildfires burning on the island of Tasmania and even snakes seeking refuge in people’s toilets in order to remain cool. The city of Adelaide reached a record high temperature of 4...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

January 18, 2019


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Saudi Arabia According to documents reviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Saudi Arabia plans to limit its oil output by more than it originally committed in a six-month OPEC pact. The move is designed to raise oil prices to maintain state revenues, which are highly dependent on oil for Saudi Arabia...

U.S. continues to break ties

Kiran Soma, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018


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The United States recalled three chief diplomats to El Salvador, the Dominican Republic and Panama on Sept. 7, 2018. This move came in response to the governments of those countries severing ties with Taiwan, an American ally, in favor of Chinese claims to the island. The larger issue lies within...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

September 21, 2018


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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...

Trump expands ban in the US

Trump expands ban in the US

Praveena Somasundaram, Features Editor

October 6, 2017


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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...

New economic sanctions on Venezuela put pressure on Maduro

New economic sanctions on Venezuela put pressure on Maduro

Jayraj Jonnalagadda, Shivam Gandhi, and Hans Oh

September 8, 2017


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The Trump administration recently imposed sanctions on trade concerning humanitarian aid and negotiations with debts on Venezuela to put pressure on its current government. The U.S. stopped before sanctioning against imports of crude oil from Venezuela, a move that would also raise American gas prices...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Aarushi Ahuja, Staff Writer

May 5, 2017


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Venezuela Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro supports rewriting the national constitution. His proposal would reorganize the existing legislative body and change the election system to “direct and secret vote” by this new body according to Al Jazeera. These changes were announced at a Caracas...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World and Nation Editor

April 28, 2017


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Brazil On April 25, indigenous people protesting in Brasília, Brazil, clashed with police officers. About 4,000 people attended the protest, which concerned legislation about indigenous land rights. Farmers and native groups have clashed in recent months. “We carried 200 coffins symbolizing the...