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Latest India-Pakistan flare-up has historical roots

Latest India-Pakistan flare-up has historical roots

By Hayes Kennedy, Contributing Writer

March 11, 2019


Filed under Nation & World

An escalation that could threaten nuclear exchange over the disputed province of Kashmir resurfaced this week as India and Pakistan added to the history of their violent rivalry.    The conflict reignited on Feb. 14 when a suicide bomber from the separatist group Jaish-e Mohammed killed 40 Indian par...

Confrontation over disputed Kashmir largest in three decades

Confrontation over disputed Kashmir largest in three decades

Varsha Kadamandla, Contributing Writer

March 11, 2019


Filed under Nation & World

While many around the world were celebrating Valentine’s day on Feb. 14, 40 members of the Indian Central Reserve Police forces were attacked and killed in Lethpora in the Pulwama district, which lies on the Indian-administered side of the disputed Kashmir region. The suicide attack was claimed by Pakistan-b...

Summit on clergy sex abuse light on concrete action

Summit on clergy sex abuse light on concrete action

Brian O'Connell, Contributing Writer

March 4, 2019


Filed under Nation & World

Pope Francis and some of the world’s most influential leaders in the church gathered at the Vatican Feb. 21-24 for an unprecedented summit on counteracting clerical sexual abuse of minors. Pope Francis convened the historic summit to further address the same issue that has dampened the church’...

Experts divided over demise of NYC Amazon deal

Experts divided over demise of NYC Amazon deal

Paul Gordon, Contributing Writer

March 4, 2019


Filed under Nation & World

True to the theatrical nature of Valentine’s Day, Amazon announced in a blog post on Feb. 14 that its $2.5 billion HQ2 development in Queens was being scrapped. It came as a shock to New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio, who said during a Feb. 15 interview with radio station WNYC that he had “no ind...

Okinawans vote against relocation of US air base

Okinawans vote against relocation of US air base

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

March 4, 2019


Filed under Nation & World

It was an important moment. On Sunday Feb. 24, with a voter turnout of more than 50 percent, 434,273 voters in the southern Japanese prefecture of Okinawa rejected the proposed transfer of the U.S. military base in Futenma to another location in Henoko. The non-legally binding referendum also saw 11...

Australia cyber hack raises privacy concerns

Australia cyber hack raises privacy concerns

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

February 25, 2019


Filed under Nation & World

Australia’s Parliament House computer network suffered a “malicious intrusion” on Feb. 8, according to Prime Minister Scott Morrison; on Feb. 18, he revealed before the House of Representatives that a number of specific political parties were hacked as part of that intrusion, among them his own...

Yellow Vest protestors stir conversations, controversy

Yellow Vest protestors stir conversations, controversy

Angelina Korniyenko, Contributing Writer

February 25, 2019


Filed under Nation & World

When French President Emmanuel Macron announced a green tax on fuel as part of his environmental policy strategy in November, it caused people to start protesting around France. What started in French provinces far from the capital quickly spread to Paris, and the protestors — who wear the fluorescent...

Measles outbreaks preventable, experts say

Richie Requena, Contributing Writer

February 25, 2019


Filed under Nation & World

While the CDC declared measles eliminated in the U.S. in the year 2000 thanks to increased vaccination rates,  recent outbreaks of measles have been hitting the country once again. In the Northwest region of the U.S., states like Washington and Oregon have reported a combined 69 cases of measles si...

Progressive Democrats tout ‘Green New Deal’: so what is it?

Progressive Democrats tout ‘Green New Deal’: so what is it?

Mikayla Price, Contributing Writer

February 18, 2019


Filed under Nation & World

The last time anything major related to climate change hit the Senate floor was in 2009. Now, 10 years after the Clean Energy and Air Act, the “Green New Deal” is being touted as its successor. Unlike the CEAA, however, the Green New Deal calls for not just clean air and energy, but an entire suit...

In Latin America, a deadly job for journalists

In Latin America, a deadly job for journalists

Richie Requena, Contributing Writer

February 18, 2019


Filed under Nation & World, Politics

He was a radio broadcaster who had run his talk show, “Our Region Today,” for nearly 20 years in the Mexican state of Tabasco. Then on Saturday, Feb. 9th, as Jesús Eugenio Ramos Rodríguez was eating breakfast at the Hotel Ramos with former Emiliano Zapata mayor Armín Marín Sauri and two others, h...

Transparency International: World is facing ‘crisis in democracy’

Transparency International: World is facing ‘crisis in democracy’

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

February 18, 2019


Filed under Nation & World, Politics

For the first time since 2011, the U.S. has fallen out of the top 20 countries on anti-corruption group Transparency International’s latest Corruption Perception Index. With a score of 71, it sits between France, which scored 72, and the United Arab Emirates, which scored 70. The lowest-scoring count...

The Year of the Pig

The Year of the Pig

Luc Fougere, Contributing Writer

February 13, 2019


Filed under Events, Nation & World

A sniffily oink oink to commemorate the Lunar New Year as Chicago’s Chinatown hosts its annual Chinese New Year Day parade on Sunday. Snow began to fall as the celebrations kicked off for the Year of the Pig, creating for a chilly but picturesque parade. According to the Chinese Zodiac calendar, 201...

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