Global Stock Markets Plunge and Rise in Dynamic Week

(CNN Money) 2017 saw record-setting climbs in global stock markets. This past week, however, has seen a significant variation.   On Friday, February 2nd, the Dow closed down 666 points, or 2.5%. This was the largest percentage decline since the Brexit referendum in June of 2016. Though the cause is uncertain, analyst speculate that the […]

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What Happened when Mike Pence Visited Jerusalem

On Monday, January 22, 2018, Vice President of the United States Mike Pence announced that a new United States Embassy to Israel would open in Jerusalem before the end of 2019. This statement was made to the Israeli Parliament and follows President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital last month. President Trump’s statement overturned […]

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Unified Korean Olympic Team to March at Olympic Winter Games

(IOC) On Saturday, January 20th, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach announced that a delegation from the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) will participate in the Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018. Under the name “Olympic Korean Peninsula Declaration,” the IOC will grant accreditations to the NOC of the […]

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Turkish Government Crackdown Forces Intellectuals to Flee

(NPR) Global News Blog Summary: Turkish officials are reacting angrily to a recent guilty verdict in a trial in New York. The case, concerning Turkish banker Hakan Atilla, has turned up testimony alleging high-level corruption within the Turkish government, including bribery which allowed Turks to violate U.S.-imposed sanctions on business with Iran. This reaction, in […]

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What Happened at The Women’s March 2018

On Saturday, January 20th, millions of people around the world took to the streets, marking the first anniversary of last year’s historic Women’s March, initially intended to protest the inauguration of American President Donald Trump. This year saw no shortage of enthusiasm and support; in New York City, 200,000 marched alongside one another; in Chicago, […]

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Down Jones Hits 25,000 for First Time

(BBC) Global News Blog Summary: United States stock markets reached a new high on Thursday as the blue chip Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed 25,000. After twelve months of growth in the US and global economies, the ADP National Employment report, estimating that employers added 250,000 jobs in December, boosted the markets over the 25,000 […]

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Snow Slide Kills Farmer, Third Storm-Linked Death in France

(AP) Global News Blog Summary: A snow slide in the Savoie region of the French Alps has left a 50-year-old farmer dead, sources confirmed. This is the third death in the country since winter storms began pummeling northern Europe this week. According to the Interior Ministry, the Alpine farmer saw found dead near Bonneval-Sur-Arc; a […]

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