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Value of Indian rupee increases

The high-value rupee ban of November 2016 continues to harm the growing middle class in India. Many people that relied on either the 500 or 1000 rupee bills for daily living expenses have lost much wealth as India transitions to a digitally-driven, cashless economy. The Indian government, by direction of […]

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Rohingya maintain culture amid persecution

The Rohingya, an ethnic Muslim group primarily from Buddhist countries, is one of the most persecuted minority groups in the world, according to Al Jazeera English, an Arabian media news organization. The Rohingya live mainly in Rakhine, which is thought to be one of the poorest states in the country […]

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Scotland reconsiders independence

Scotland recently renewed a referendum of independence from the UK and the government plans to vote on the issue soon. Scotland already voted for independence once in 2014 and the resounding answer was no. In 2014, the “No” side won with 2,001,926 votes over 1,617,989 for “Yes,” according to BBC […]

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North Korea subject to coal embargo

China halted coal trade with North Korea for the rest of this year. The embargo on coal coincides with the United Nations’ repeated pleas for nations to sanction North Korea for their recent nuclear weapon production. National Public Radio reported that China’s decision halts all coal import from North Korea, […]

Trade flourishes between Indonesia and Australia
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Trade flourishes between Indonesia and Australia

Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull met and secured closer military and free trade ties between Indonesia’s 250 million people and Australia’s population of 24 million. The two leaders saw the signing of an agreement on maritime cooperation that combine strengthening maritime security and border […]

United Kingdom wary of terrorist threats
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United Kingdom wary of terrorist threats

A terrorist attack against the United Kingdom has brought the country to consider the near realities of terrorism. London’s Khaleed Masood drove a car into a crowd in Westminster near the house of parliament, leaving five dead and fifty more injured.  A statement from London’s acting deputy commisionor, Mark Rowley, […]

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 […]