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Global alliance formed to counter Chinese authority on global trade, security

Committee Chairman Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks during a Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship hearing to examine implementation of Title I of the CARES Act, Wednesday, June 10, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Al Drago/Pool via AP)

Sahil Gujarati, Contributing Writer

June 22, 2020

A group of senior lawmakers from eight democratic countries have announced the formation of a new cross-parliamentary alliance which aims to counter the ascending threat of China’s authority on international subjects like global trade, human rights and global security.  Legislators from eight countries and with...

Japan falls into recession amid COVID-19

A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Asian shares have tracked a rally on Wall Street spurred by the U.S. Federal Reserve's latest promise to support markets battered by the coronavirus pandemic. Benchmarks in Japan, South Korea, Australia and China all rose in early Tuesday trading. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Holly Jenvey, Staff Writer

June 16, 2020

COVID-19 has taken a toll on economies around the world as most businesses came to a halt. Consequently, Japan has now fallen into a recession, which has shed a light on the history of these economies.  Japan has the third largest GDP, following the U.S. and China, but as of May 17, the country decla...

Protests could potentially impact weakened economy

Protesters march across Minneapolis on Thursday May 28 to demand justice in the killing of George Floyd.

Sahil Gujarati, Contributing Writer

June 15, 2020

The United States of America is experiencing one of the most painful civil disruptions in its history. Just as the country was recovering from the menacing threat of coronavirus and was reinstitutionalizing its economy, the entire country has come together to mourn and protest against the brutal deat...

Officials urge George Floyd protesters to get coronavirus tests

Officials urge George Floyd protesters to get coronavirus tests

Associated Press

June 7, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — With New York City poised to reopen after a more than two-month coronavirus shutdown, officials on Sunday lifted a curfew that was in place amid protests of police brutality and racial injustice. But they also urged that demonstrators be tested for COVID-19. “Get a test. Get a...

Lauding ‘force’ against protests, Sen. Cotton raises profile

In this May 5, 2020, file photo Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee nomination hearing for Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cotton has risen to the ranks of potential 2024 Republican presidential contenders by making all the right enemies. Now, the Arkansas lawmaker is making more by lining up behind President Donald Trump’s law and order recipe for controlling civic unrest.

Associated Press

June 5, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Freshman Sen. Tom Cotton has risen to the ranks of potential 2024 Republican presidential contenders by making all the right enemies. By lining up behind President Donald Trump’s law-and-order recipe for controlling civic unrest, he’s making even more. “One thing above all...

Report: 3 more officers to be charged in George Floyd’s death

In this photo taken with a wide angle lens, demonstrators stand in front of Los Angeles City Hall during a protest over the death of George Floyd Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Los Angeles. Floyd died in police custody on Memorial Day in Minneapolis.

Associated Press

June 3, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The three other police officers on the scene when a Minneapolis officer killed George Floyd are being charged with aiding and abetting a murder, and the case against the main officer is being upgraded to second-degree murder, a newspaper reported Wednesday. The Star Tribune, citing...

Trump threatens military force against protesters nationwide

Two officers wearing protective facial coverings.

Associated Press

June 2, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wielding extraordinary federal authority, President Donald Trump threatened the nation’s governors on Monday that he would deploy the military to states if they did not stamp out violent protests over police brutality that have roiled the nation over the past week. His announcement...

Family-ordered autopsy: Floyd died of asphyxia

Ismael Kamara stand in front of a poster with names from people died after police violence the demonstrators say, as he attends a rally to commemorate George Floyd and against racism and police violence in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, Monday, June 1, 2020. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day May 25.

Associated Press

June 1, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS — An autopsy commissioned for George Floyd’s family found that Floyd died of asphyxiation due to neck and back compression, the Floyd family’s attorneys said Monday. The autopsy by a doctor who also examined Eric Garner’s body found the compression cut off blood to Floyd’s brain,...

Mass gatherings, erosion of trust upend coronavirus control

A woman is helped after being hit with pepper spray after curfew on Sunday, May 31, 2020 in Minneapolis. Protests continued following the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day.

Associated Press

June 1, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Protests erupting across the nation over the past week — and law enforcement's response to them — are threatening to upend efforts by health officials to track and contain the spread of coronavirus just as those efforts were finally getting underway. Health experts need newly infected people to remember and recount everyo...

SpaceX rocket ship blasts off into orbit with 2 Americans

The SpaceX Falcon 9, with Dragon crew capsule on top of the rocket, sits on Launch Pad 39-A, Friday, May 29, 2020, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Two astronauts will fly on the SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station scheduled for launch on Saturday, May 30. For the first time in nearly a decade, astronauts will blast into orbit aboard an American rocket from American soil, a first for a private company.

Associated Press

May 30, 2020

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A rocket ship built by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company thundered away from Earth with two Americans on Saturday, ushering in a new era in commercial space travel and putting the United States back in the business of launching astronauts into orbit from U.S. soil for the first...

Killing of George Floyd ignites nationwide unrest

People gather on Friday May 29 at a memorial mural painted outside the Cup Foods store on Chicago Avenue in South Minneapolis where George Floyd died at the hands of police.

Cailey Gleeson, Ria Bhagwat, Brita Hunegs, and Lacey Latch

May 29, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS — Last night a crowd outside Minneapolis Police’s 3rd Precinct chanting a chorus of “Whose streets? Our streets!” echoed as flames coming from within the police headquarters licked the night sky as the building slowly burned.  What began as a call about suspected forgery on a grocery store ...

Some DePaul organizations celebrate APIDA heritage month despite setbacks

Some DePaul organizations celebrate APIDA heritage month despite setbacks

Sonal Soni, Contributing Writer

May 28, 2020

May is Asian, Pacific Islander and Desi American (APIDA) heritage month, and APIDA members at DePaul are utilizing this time to raise awareness for issues the community faces. Although in-person events cannot be held, the DePaul APIDA community engages in remote programming to keep the month long celebrat...

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