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The 2020 Coronavirus Outbreak

The 2020 Coronavirus Outbreak

Today, it seems like coronavirus is everywhere in the news. One of the reasons this virus is such big news is that it's novel. This type of coronavirus has never been observed anywhere in the world until this year. Another reason it's been such a big deal is that it...

What Does Brexit Mean for the UK and the EU?

What Does Brexit Mean for the UK and the EU?

On January 31, 2020, the United Kingdom made history. On that date, the UK became the first country to ever leave the European Union. This move fulfilled the promise made about a referendum that was held years ago. It took over 1,100 days and multiple prime ministers...

The Biggest Global Sporting Events in 2020

The Biggest Global Sporting Events in 2020

If you enjoy traveling, one of the best ways to get the most out of your international visits is to plan it in harmony with the time major sports events are taking place. Check into a hotel in whatever part of the world you visit, including the USA, a day or two...

China’s Reduction in Tariffs to Boost Trade

China’s Reduction in Tariffs to Boost Trade

Tumultuous global conditions have effectively pressured many countries to evaluate their trade rules and trends. Stiff trade restrictions and high tariffs prevent free trade among nations and are often riddled with complex political motivations. Adjusting the scale on...

Protests in Beirut

Protests in Beirut

Undoubtedly, 2019 was a year marked by widespread protests on a global scale. Driven by public responses to large-scale political corruption and harsh austerity measures, pushback against powerful regimes in countries such as China, Iran, and Chile has been one of the...

World AIDS Day and the Global Epidemic

World AIDS Day and the Global Epidemic

The first of December is World AIDS Day, on which people around the world seek to increase awareness, share knowledge, and work together to end the HIV epidemic. This year’s theme is “Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Community by Community.”  The first World AIDS Day was...

The Earthquake in Albania

The Earthquake in Albania

Recently, the country of Albania was stuck by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake. The quake has destroyed buildings and left people trapped under the city’s rubble. So far, at least 16 people have died, and the city is scrambling to recover.  Albania is a small country...

New Delhi’s Pollution Problem

New Delhi’s Pollution Problem

New Dehlli, the capital of India, is the most polluted city in the world. Also known as the “Capital of Smog,” the city’s air quality has been especially bad this week, so much so that the city’s authorities declared a public health emergency. As a result, schools...

What You Should Know About the 2019 Chilean Protests

What You Should Know About the 2019 Chilean Protests

Widely known as the one of the countries with the most stable government and economic growth in Latin America, Chile is currently undergoing significant social unrest. The state of the country is reminiscent of the dictatorship under General Augusto Pinochet that...

The Current State of Internet Access in Africa

The Current State of Internet Access in Africa

Internet is almost a luxury in Africa. According to CNN, it is estimated that only about 40% of Africa's population has access to the internet. Additionally, for the population that is able to attain internet access, the internet rates in Africa have been categorized...