World News

Monday, April 15, 2013 - 11:00am

Today marks the birthday of North Korea's late founder Kim Il Sung, and North Koreans are celebrating in huge numbers. Most living in North Korea are unaware of, or are unconcerned about the looming threat of nuclear war posed by the North Korean government. While the world waits to see which line North Korea will take, the United States urges the isolated country to end its nuclear threats and get serious about peace negotiations. U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry recently reiterated that the conditions for entering into talks with North Korea have not changed.

Sunday, February 10, 2013 - 7:30pm

            “All I want is an education, and I’m afraid of no one.” Malala Yousavzai, a 15—year old from Pakistan, has boldly fought for the rights of girls to go to school. Her activism has made her a target of the Taliban, who attempted to assassinate her last fall. Malala’s strong convictions come from her family background, and her resolve to stand up for what’s right has brought attention to her cause and earned her a lot of recognition – including a Nobel Peace Prize nomination.

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 3:00pm

                Next month, South Korea’s first female president is expected to take office. Park Geun-hye is no stranger to politics, since her father was the leader of South Korea in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Looking back on South Korea’s history and her father’s rule, some are concerned that her father’s legacy might overshadow her work. Now that Park Geun-hye is preparing to take office in 2013, others are hopeful that a female president would improve gender equality in this conservative country.

Saturday, January 5, 2013 - 7:15pm
As the fiscal cliff was narrowly averted in 2013, the United States faces challenges domestically and internationally. Many US families who are looking to adopt children might not start out their new year the way that they had hoped. According to the US Department of State, President Putin signed Russian Federal Law No. 186614-6 in to law. The law went in to effect on January 1st, 2013. This law bans Russian children from being adopted by Americans, and adoption services are not allowed to assist Americans to adopt these children.
Monday, December 10, 2012 - 12:15pm

 

After 19 months of marriage, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their first child. William and Catherine’s modern day fairytale has brought attention to the modernizing of traditional laws regarding the British monarchy. Recently, changes have been made to the law so that William and Catherine’s first born child can inherit the British throne regardless of its gender.

 

Monday, October 8, 2012 - 12:00pm

Hugo Chavez will continue to be the President of Venezuela for another six years, beating rival Henrique Capriles by a narrow margin. Although this election turned out to be his closest yet, Chavez still received 10 percent more of the vote than his opponent, with 90 percent of the vote counted. This outcome likely means another six years of building on Chavez's populist state, increasing government involvement in the lives of citizens, cracking down on dissent and strengthening ties with countries such as Cuba.

Monday, September 24, 2012 - 9:45am

Violence erupted today in China at one of the Foxconn factories that makes iPads and iPhones. Coming just days after the launch of the iPhone 5, Apple may again be thrust into the spotlight over the working conditions of it suppliers. Foxconn has a notorious reputation for demanding long hours and harsh working conditions for its employees and today may have been a breaking point for workers. Foxconn claims the riot, which came to involve over 2,000 employees and 5,000 police, started as a scuffle between workers.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 4:45pm

Today, protesters in Cairo attacked the U.S. embassy in anger over a film being produced in the U.S. that allegedly insults the Prophet Mohammad. A group of about 20 people pulled down an American flag, tore it to pieces and then lit it on fire while another 2,000 people surrounded the embassy walls. Although it is not clear exactly which film protesters are referring to, the U.S. embassy said it condemns anyone who uses the right of free speech to hurt others.

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