• Michael Flynn’s Resignation
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    On Monday February 13, 2017, President Donald Trump’s national security advisor Michael Flynn resigned from his position, after facing heavy scrutiny for his phone calls with Russian Ambassador Sergey I. Kislyak before and after Trump’s November election victory. It was around this time that former President Barack Obama had imposed sanctions on Russia for suspicion […]

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  • Swiss Like Chocolate, but not Nuclear Plants
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    Swiss voters voted to keep their nuclear power plants running on November 27, 2016. The vote was on to close the country’s five power plants after almost 45 years in operation. The Swiss Green Party attempted to close down these power plants because they felt that that the power plants, that were made in the […]

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  • Chapecoense Crash
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    Tuesday morning, people worldwide woke up to the devastating news that Associação Chapecoense de Futebol (AFC), a first tier Brazilian soccer team, was involved in a plane crash monday night en route to their championship game in Columbia for the Copa Sudamericana. This plane crash resulted in the fatalities of 71 of the 76 passengers […]

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  • An Earthquake to Remember
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    As the year is slowly coming to an end, Mother Nature is not slowing down the creation of natural disasters. Natural disasters strikes are scattered across the globe and heavily impact diverse sets of people. The top ten countries who are prone to natural disasters are depicted below. As one can observe, natural catastrophes are apparent worldwide.

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    Recently, a massive earthquake struck Japan along the Fukushima coastline. This colossal quake measured in at a 7.4 magnitude on the Richter scale. If this does not sound familiar to you, I would be surprised. One may recall the savage earthquake that struck Japan back in 2011. The earthquake that hit Japan in 2011 measured in at a 9.0 magnitude and hit the exact area as this one. The earthquake and tsunami combo unleashed in the memorable 2011 of Japan killed more than 20,000 people and triggered a meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. After recovering from the 2011 earthquake, citizens were shocked to see all their efforts go to waste as another earthquake hit in the exact same location. Below is a picture of the earthquake that struck Japan in 2011.

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    Today, Japan urgently issued a tsunami warning, but later on called it off. This earthquake left an abundant amount of people homeless, injured, and shaken. Most importantly, this devastating earthquake will affect Japan in the future. The area of Fukushima may be affected by radiation as nuclear plants may be affected along the coast. If radiation is leaked from the Fukushima power plant, people will most likely encounter deadly health issues. Residents have fled for higher ground due to this powerful earthquake off the northeast Japanese shore. The earthquake was very powerful as people in Tokyo claimed to feel small aftershocks.

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    This earthquake will claim the lives of many and may profoundly impact Japan’s domestic stock market. Many industries in Japan will be affected and a significant amount of money must be allocated towards the rebuilding of Fukushima. Natural disasters have a great toll on the whole entire globe and it is important that countries rally together to support one another in times of hardship.

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  • Another Korean Political Scandal: This Time It’s Park Geun-hye
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    Whilst the election is approaching here in America, a news report triggered an earthquake throughout Korean political society, bringing some shakes to the long-established political structure there. Park Geun-hye, the current president of South Korea, is being accused of leaking confidential information to Choi Soon-sil, who served as a consultant of Park while holding no […]

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  • UN Monitor Ceasefire in Colombia
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    Colombia is often seen as a rather violent country today, though most people may not know the underlying reasons for its violence. Colombia has been plagued with violence as a result of conflict between the government and rebel group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). This conflict is ongoing, and peace negotiations between the radical […]

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  • Hurricane Matthew’s Parting Gift to Haiti
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    Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti on October 7th, 2016. The hurricane was nothing short of devastating: almost 900 lives were lost, thousands became homeless, and fragile infrastructure crumbled under the force of the hurricane. Over 10% of Haiti’s 10.32 million residents have been affected to varying degrees by the hurricane. Unfortunately for Haiti, who does not […]

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  • An October Surprise from North Korea
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    There has been much global speculation and criticism regarding the 2016 presidency and the remaining front-runners. This election has proven to be more controversial than past elections, and with that has come ample international attention – most notably from our enemies across the Pacific. North Korea has always tried new tactics to impair this pre-inauguration […]

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  • 9/11 Report – A Fuse of US-Saudi Arabia Relations
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    Saudi Arabia has long been one of America’s closest allies and trading partners in the Middle-East region. Saudi Arabia owns the most amount of ammunition from US in that region, and exports more than 1 million barrels of crude oil per day to the US, the second most besides Canada. However, there are many interesting […]

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  • Crossing the Line
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    In the past years, the United States and Russia have been having close encounters. The number of encounters have ramped up dramatically since the Cold War. These close encounters often occur in the Baltic Sea. Due to these skirmishes one can wonder what could happen in the future between these two powerful countries. A spokesman […]

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