Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Travel to Africa

Global News Blog Summary: In addition to “becoming one” under the Church of England, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are becoming one with wildlife. They two arrived in Botswana late last week to celebrate a birthday; it also served as an important meeting between Markle and Prince Harry’s group of friends. After a night of […]

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Upcoming Egyptian Election Sparks I.S. Assault

(Reuters) Egypt’s presidential elections will be held between the 26th and 28th of March 2018. On January 19th, 2018, incumbent President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi formally announced that he would run for a second and final term. In the lead up to the election, supporters of candidates Sami Hafez Anan and Khaled Ali have faced difficulties […]

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U.S. Women’s Hockey Team Wins Gold at 2018 Olympics

Primary Source: NPR News For the first time in twenty years, the United States women’s hockey team has earned a gold medal at the Olympics. They beat Canada, breaking the country’s remarkable success streak. In a dramatic and very close game, the United States won in a sudden-death shootout.   Regulation time ended in a […]

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Reverend Billy Graham Dies at Age 99

Primary Source: The Washington Post Evangelist Rev. Billy Graham died of natural causes on Wednesday, February 21st, in Montreat, North Carolina. He was 99 years old. According to an announcement from House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel, Graham will lie in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda from Wednesday, February 28th until Thursday, […]

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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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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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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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