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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