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Russia and Japan seek agreement to end WWII

Jacob Payne

May 19, 2013

Filed under Nation & World

While World War II fighting has been over for about 67 years now, there are many diplomatic holes that exist and disrupt a formal end to the war. One of those holes lies in the relations between Japan and Russia.In a historical move, the two countries have agreed to negotiate on a territorial conflict ...

As death toll climbs in Bangladesh, focus turns to west

Lynsey Hart

May 12, 2013

Filed under Nation & World

ξξThe death toll from the Bangladesh garment factory that collapsed April 24 surpassed 1,000 this weekend. The collapse is being labeled as the deadliest incident in the history of the textile industry and marked the third workplace disaster in Bangladesh in five months.Officials say that the eight- sto...

U.S. reconsiders opposition to arming rebels

Lolita C. Baldor | Associated Press

May 5, 2013

Filed under Nation & World

The Obama administration is rethinking its opposition to arming the rebels who have been locked in a civil war with the Syrian regime for more than two years, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday, becoming the first top U.S. official to publicly acknowledge the reassessment.During a Pentagon ...

This Week in World News

The Associated Press

May 5, 2013

Filed under Nation & World

The DePaulia takes a look at this week's international news. Please refer to the colored boxes that match with each storyGreen box: A giant rubber duck created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman is towed along Hong Kong's Victoria Habour Thursday, May 2, 2013. Since 2007 the 54 feet-tall rub...

Venezuela election drama: Replacing Hugo Chavez proves to be a difficult task

Nathan Weisman

May 5, 2013

Filed under Nation & World

Henrique Capriles Radonski, the opposition candidate in the April 14 Venezuelan presidential election, submitted papers to the Supreme Court challenging the results of the extremely close election May 2. Nicolas Maduro, Hugo Chavez's hand-picked successor, is currently acting as president after win...

Along For The Ride: a step by step guide to biking in Chicago

Margaret Dziubek

May 3, 2013

Filed under Nation & World

What kinds of DePaul students ride their bike on-campus? Eco-friendly activists? Super athletic type-A students? Beard-sporting hipsters? Zooey Deschanel-impersonating quirky girls? Sure, all of the above would be correct, but actually, anyone can be a part of the Chicago biking community. All it ta...

Government to make incandescent light bulbs illegal

Lynsey Hart

January 13, 2013

Filed under Nation & World

The United States government has implemented phase two of a 2007 law that makes it illegal to manufacture or import traditional incandescent light bulbs.The first phase was put into effect in 2012 and essentially banned 100-watt bulbs, phase two affects 75-watt bulbs and 60-40-watt bulbs will be nixed ...

Video: Mayor Emanuel’s statements about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting

DePaulia Staff

December 14, 2012

Filed under Nation & World

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's statements about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown Conn., Dec. 14, 2012.Video below and on YouTube at If the above video does not show, go to:

Why your vote matters

Adam Sadur

November 5, 2012

Filed under Nation & World

ξ"My vote doesn't really matter.""Why bother, Obama is going to win Illinois either way.""Both candidates suck, I'm not voting."These are just a few examples of what various DePaul University students have said on why they are not voting Nov. 6. Students feel like their vote doesn't matter, that thei...

The second presidential debate: a summary and commentary

Lynsey Hart and Zoe Barker

October 17, 2012

Filed under Nation & World

The second debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama was set up as a "town hall" format, with the audience asking the questions and a more relaxed atmosphere with the candidates not glued to a podium or a chair. Though less formal, it made for a better performance all around. The main critiques...

Live coverage of the first presidential debate

Lynsey Hart

October 3, 2012

Filed under Nation & World

Stay tuned and check us out at 7:30 p.m. tonight for live coverage of the first 2012 presidential debate.Click "Enter Event"&<span data-scayt_word="lt" data-scaytid="4">lt</span>;/p&<span data-scayt_word="gt" data-scaytid="5">gt</span>; If the above embedded content does not show, follow this link to keep up ...

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