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Talks With No-Ko Should’ve Been a No-Go

Thankfully the summit didn't start with, end or even contain a bang.

Alexander Yagoda, Opinion Editor

July 13, 2018

North Korea has long been regarded as a major rogue force, acting against the general consensus of the world on topics such as denuclearization and peace with neighboring countries. They also have a long history of being ruled by dictators that have not been looked at favorably. As a result, President...

The Cold Winter Olympics. A Divided Korea.

Map of the world with the Olympics rings layered on top of it. Sticking out is the South Korean flag.

Daymara Fernandez, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018

It all started at the end of the Second World War. The Japanese empire found itself completely destroyed after American troops entered the war and dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. After this, Europe started to somewhat recover from the war. However, Korea, a nation which was completely...

North Korea Reacts To Ulchi-Freedom Guardian Military Exercise

North Korea Reacts To Ulchi-Freedom Guardian Military Exercise

Jesse Zambrano, Staff Writer

August 23, 2017

On August 21, the annual 10-day military exercise between the Republic of Korea and the United States (also called the Ulchi-Freedom Guardian) began. This exercise has been in place since 1976 and was initiated to enhance both countries' readiness for war.  The Ulchi-Freedom Guardian focuses on training...

Updates: North Korea in the Today’s Political Atmosphere

Tensions between the United States and North Korea rise, as both nations send thinly veiled threats to the other, causing worry around the world.

Natalia Torres, Staff Writer

May 10, 2017

On Sun., April 16, North Korea's attempted missile launch failed.  This weapons test came the day after Kim Jong Un's regime held a military parade on the nation's most important holiday.  Both events serve to show off North Korea's military power and possible aggressionist policies.  Following these...

Kim Jong-un’s half-brother killed in Malaysian airport

Kim Jong-nam, Kim Jong-un's older half-brother has been assassinated.

Mia Galex, Staff Writer

March 9, 2017

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's half-brother Kim Jon-nam has been assassinated in Kuala Lumpur International Airport, telling medical workers before he died that he was attacked with a chemical spray.  Kim Jon-nam was known to spend a significant amount of time traveling outside his country and had...

Recap: May 2 – 8

US cruise makes historic docking in Cuba, Canada wildfire growing, Stonewall Inn to become national monument and alarming study findings in this week's recap.

Sophie Feinberg, Editor

May 8, 2016

International Affairs Historic U.S. cruise docks in Havana "Ana Garcia was crying and could hardly walk as she left the cruise ship that took her from Miami to Havana. It had been more than 48 years since she stepped foot in the country where she was born. "I'm just thinking of that day w...

Recap: April 18 – 24

South Sudan gunmen attack in Ethiopia, Kabul attack claimed by the Taliban, deadly Houston floods, Tubman to be on the $20 bill and more in this week's recap.

Sophie Feinberg, Editor

April 24, 2016

International Affairs Ethiopia attack: 200 people dead, 100 children missing "The death toll from a raid carried out by attackers from South Sudan in western Ethiopia has risen to 208 people, an Ethiopian official said, adding that 108 children were kidnapped. [...]  The attack happened on F...

Recap: March 28 – April 3

EgyptAir hijack, Fidel Castro blasts Obama, shooting at Capitol visitor center and Pavlof erupts in news this week.

Sophie Feinberg, Editor

April 3, 2016

International Affairs EgyptAir hijack ends with passengers freed "An EgyptAir plane flying from Alexandria to Cairo was hijacked and forced to land in Cyprus on Tuesday by a man with what authorities said was a fake suicide belt, who was arrested after giving himself up. The passengers and crew...

Recap: March 14 – 20

In news this week:
protests in Brazil, civilian rule reaffirmed in Myanmar, Clinton sweeps Tuesday's primaries and Sea World announces new orca policy.

Sophie Feinberg, Editor

March 20, 2016

International Affairs Brazil protesters call for President Rousseff to resign "Huge crowds have taken to the streets across Brazil calling for President Dilma Rousseff to resign. Opponents blame Ms Rousseff for a severe recession and a corruption scandal also engulfing her predecessor, Luiz Inacio Lula da...

Recap: March 7 – 13

Stabbing in Israel, nuclear threat from Iran, Sanders takes Michigan, youth sues for measures against climate change and more in this week's recap.

Sophie Feinberg, Editor

March 13, 2016

International Affairs American student killed in 1 of 3 terror attacks in Israel during Biden visit "An American student from Vanderbilt University was stabbed to death in one of three bloody terror attacks that  rocked Israel Tuesday, just as Vice President Biden arrived in Tel Aviv to meet ...

Recap: February 29 – March 6

Teargas used at Greek-Macedonian border, backlash in France over dismantled migrant camp, Justice Thomas speaks and NASA's Scott Kelly returns from space in this week's recap.

Sophie Feinberg, Editor

March 6, 2016

International Affairs Syria’s cease-fire frays as Russia resumes airstrikes "Syria’s hard-won truce began to fray Sunday, with Russian warplanes resuming airstrikes on towns and villages in the north and fresh reports of artillery fire across several front lines. The violence came on only the s...

Recap: February 22 – 28

Siamak Namazi's, Iranian-American detained in Iran, father arrested, Ramon Castro dies, Hillary Clinton wins South Carolina and KKK clashes in California.

Sophie Feinberg, Editor

February 28, 2016

International Affairs 129 Killed in Syrian Bombings — as Kerry Announces 'Provisional' Truce "A bloody spasm of violence was reported to have killed almost 130 people Sunday in Syria as the United States announced that it and Russia had reached a "provisional agreement" on a cease-fire in the civil...

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