Category: World News

Is the US doing enough to combat ISIS?

As, ISIS spreads across Iraq, some are questioning whether the US is doing enough. Read the NYT article below. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/22/world/middleeast/obama-defends-approach-to-islamic-state-fight.html?rref=homepage&module=Ribbon&version=origin&region=Header&action=click&contentCollection=Home%20Page&pgtype=article

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A New Flag for Kiwis?

New Zealand citizens weigh in on changing their nation’s flag to reflect their history, diversity, and environment. Quiz on THURSDAY.

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Pope Calls Killings of Armenians First Genocide of 20th Century

Please read the first article for some background on the Armenian genocide: http://www.nytimes.com/ref/timestopics/topics_armeniangenocide.html Now read this article to understand why the Pope calling this tragedy […]

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UN Monitors Damascus Refugee Camp

  As the humanitarian crisis in Syria deepens, UN peacekeepers seek to evaluate and improve conditions in a refugee camp for Palestinians. Read the article […]

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Long notorious for corruption, Latin American nations are making strides to break the grip of graft. Click here for the article, featured in The Economist.

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The President didn’t invite you? Awkward!

This week, the Israeli Prime Minister spoke to a joint session of Congress.  Read the article here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/congress/netanyahu-warns-us-bad-deal-would-put-iran-on-nuclear-path/2015/03/03/c49f9f8a-c214-11e4-a188-8e4971d37a8d_story.html And watch a slightly more humorous analysis […]

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Al-Qaeda in Yemen claims responsibility for Charlie Hebdo attack

As French citizens and the world community react to the tragic attack on the satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo, Al-Qaeda in Yemen has released a video […]

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Top 10 Geopolitical Risks of 2015

TIME magazine gives a quick rundown of the issues that could threaten global stability in 2015. Knowing these risks will help us understand US foreign […]

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China & the US take steps to address climate change?!

Is this a big deal, or not? http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/12/world/asia/china-us-xi-obama-apec.html?action=click&contentCollection=Asia%20Pacific&module=RelatedCoverage&region=Marginalia&pgtype=article

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Take 2: Ebola – it’s not all bad news.

Let’s try this again.  Ebola is still in the news, especially with a few US state governors implementing their own quarantine procedures.  So let’s read […]

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Should Americans be concerned about Ebola?

Now that one American has died and two more have been diagnosed with Ebola, hysteria inside the US is beginning to rise. But, should Americans […]

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Have we seen this before?

Why are citizens in Hong Kong staging protests, and what does China have to do with it?  And what’s with all of the umbrellas.  So […]

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