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An aerial view taken on April 12, 2022, shows the city of Mariupol, during Russia’s military invasion launched on Ukraine. – Russian troops on April 12 intensified their campaign to take the port city of Mariupol, part of an anticipated massive onslaught across eastern Ukraine, as the Russian president made a defiant case for the war on Russia’s neighbour. (Photo by Andrey BORODULIN / AFP) (Photo by ANDREY BORODULIN/AFP via Getty Images)

Azov Battalion surrenders in Mariupol

Recently, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces stated that the besieged city of Mariupol, specifically the Azov Battalion inside of the bunkers under the Azovstal Steel Plant, surrendered to Russian forces, and evacuated the nuclear bunkers underneath the Azovstal plant. Ukrainian forces had been trapped inside of the … Continue reading Azov Battalion surrenders in Mariupol

Colombia Legalized Abortions for the First 24 Weeks of Pregnancy

By: Tricia Desroches Columbia has legalized abortions for up to 24 weeks. They were legalized on February 21, 2022. Columbia used to be a very conservative country with a majority of the country having strong Catholic beliefs. Before 2006 abortions were completely banned. Since abortions were illegal, women found hazardous … Continue reading Colombia Legalized Abortions for the First 24 Weeks of Pregnancy

Macron Reelected in 2022 French Elections- brings fears of Far-Right surge

Recently, France held their annual 5-year presidential elections. The victor in the elections was Emmanuel Macron, the Incumbent French President, who defeated his far-right opponent of the Republique Nationale party, Marine Le Pen. Le Pen had run three times before this election for president, and had slowly increased in popularity … Continue reading Macron Reelected in 2022 French Elections- brings fears of Far-Right surge

Missing Notebooks of Charles Darwin returned to Cambridge after two decades

In November of 2000, two notebooks that initially belonged to the famous naturalist Charles Darwin were taken out of storage at Cambridge University in England to be photographed. It was completed in the same month. However, it was discovered during a routine check made in January of the following year … Continue reading Missing Notebooks of Charles Darwin returned to Cambridge after two decades

Russian government cracking down on anti-war protests within its borders

The invasion by Russia of Ukraine has already shocked many people across the world, and some are taking it into their own hands to protest the invasion on social media, even Russians themselves. Not even a day after the invasion began on February 24, 2022, thousands of Russians had already … Continue reading Russian government cracking down on anti-war protests within its borders

Convicted killer of Pakistani celebrity Qandeel Baloch has been acquitted

Back in 2016, Pakistani social media star Qandeel Baloch was killed by her brother. Waseem Baloch, in a so-called “honor killing” after she had posted “inappropriate” photos on Facebook. However, almost six years later, the same man is now being acquitted of his charges. The Balochs lived in a particularly … Continue reading Convicted killer of Pakistani celebrity Qandeel Baloch has been acquitted

Freedom Convoy continues to Disrupt American and Canadian traffic

Currently, the Canadian Capital of Ottawa has been brought to a standstill by the “Freedom Convoy,” a large group of Canadian farmers and truckers who want several COVID-19 restrictions lifted by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Trudeau said on Monday that “a small crowd of people waving Nazi flags outside … Continue reading Freedom Convoy continues to Disrupt American and Canadian traffic

Members of the United Nations Security Council, with visiting German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, convene a meeting on the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

UN Security Council holds meeting over Russian Tensions

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) recently held a meeting over the developing situation in Eastern Europe between North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allied countries there and the Russian Federation. One of the many meetings in the council’s history, this one was preceded by harsh Kremlin rhetoric about Western Media … Continue reading UN Security Council holds meeting over Russian Tensions

Belgium passes new law to allow government workers the right to “disconnect”

(Featured image provided by Getty Images) As of this Tuesday, Belgium has just passed a law allowing its government workers the right to “disconnect,” or, in other words, no longer have to answer any work emails, calls, etc. after work hours. Under this new law, federal/civil servants cannot be contacted … Continue reading Belgium passes new law to allow government workers the right to “disconnect”

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Tonga Devastated by Undersea Tsunami

The island nation of Tonga was recently devastated by an undersea volcanic eruption and an undersea tsunami which was caused by said eruption. Patchy communications and sparse satellite images show that the island is covered in ash and waterlogged houses and debris. The underwater eruption also slightly affected other countries … Continue reading Tonga Devastated by Undersea Tsunami

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Differences between the American and Italian school system

In the American movie industry, the stereotypes of a “regular teenage experience” are clear: going to a large high school, talking with your friends at lunch, playing sports, participating in clubs, etc. But is that accurate for other countries?  In Banfi, Italy, the primary and secondary school stages before going … Continue reading Differences between the American and Italian school system