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New group forms to represent Palestinian interests abroad
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New group forms to represent Palestinian interests abroad

The Palestinian diaspora will soon have another organization representing their best interests in the global political sphere. The organization will attempt to provide unity to the Palestinian diaspora communities and have a bigger voice within the dispute over Israel occupying Palestinian land, according to Al Jazeera. The organization will be […]

Other countries in EU consider secession after Brexit
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Other countries in EU consider secession after Brexit

Following Brexit, other countries have also started to consider leaving the European Union. When British leaders decided to vote on whether their country should leave the EU last summer, other world leaders began watching closely. In the time leading to the Brexit vote, citizens of the EU asked if other […]

North Korean missile tests threaten Japan
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North Korean missile tests threaten Japan

North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile which flew 310 miles before crashing into the East Sea off the coast of Japan. The missile, Pukuksong-2, was launched under the command of the Supreme Leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un at the North Pyongan province on Sunday, Feb. 12. The missile is […]

Refugees to resettle
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Refugees to resettle

The government of the Republic of Kenya announced they will relocate thousands of refugees living in one of the largest refugee camps in the world. Dadaab, a tented city of refugees, has been home for the past 23 years to around 300,000 Somali Refugees. The government of the Republic of […]

Romanians rise up
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Romanians rise up

Biggest demonstration since fall of communism in 1989 Thousands of Romanian citizens flooded the streets to protest the government’s decree to legalize bribery and fraud in early February. According to USA Today, the decree allowed several politicians to avoid prosecution if the financial damage involved less than $48,000. Josiah Coroama, […]

Drug lord extradited from Mexico
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Drug lord extradited from Mexico

Mexican authorities extradited Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín Guzmán Loera, better known by his nickname “El Chapo,” to the United States to face multiple indictments associated with his leadership of the Sinaloa drug cartel. Prosecutors seek to hold his trial in Brooklyn where he will face 17 charges including drug smuggling […]

Syrians flee capital city of Aleppo
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Syrians flee capital city of Aleppo

Debris coated the streets of Syria’s capital city, Aleppo, as the Syrian army’s forces broke into the once city. The battle waged in the streets, once again brought the war to the doorsteps of citizens. The ongoing civil war started in 2011 with protests and anti-regime messages. Many citizens wanted […]

Israel proceeds with West Bank settlements
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Israel proceeds with West Bank settlements

Israel has recently planned for another 2,500 settlements on the Palestinian occupied West Bank. The expansion of settlements has been controversial since its  start in 1967 because of its effect on Palestinians living in East Jerusalem. Obama’s recent choice to abstain from a U.N. vote against Israeli settlement reflects two […]

President of South Korea impeached
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President of South Korea impeached

South Korean President Park Geun-hye was accused of a corruption scandal that led to the first impeachment in the country’s history. President Park, impeached with a vote of 234 to 56 by lawmakers in South Korea’s National Assembly, had plans to stay in office until February 2018. She is currently […]

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Students respond to Trump administration

  Numerous riots and anti-Trump protests broke out in cities across the nation after the election. Many feel Donald Trump is not fit to be President.  At John Brown University, students shared these sentiments, but the consensus was hardly uniform. Cristopher Proveda, a junior business major from Nicaragua, said that […]