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Microsoft Cuts Thousands of Jobs

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Microsoft, one of the largest companies in the world, announced on Thursday that they planned to lay off 3000-4000 employees across the globe (NYT). The job cuts will come primarily from Microsoft’s Sales and Marketing departments, amidst a mass restructuring of the business’s operations. The cuts will come from locations that are mostly outside of […]

North Korean Military Tests Far-Reaching Missile

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The North Korean military successfully launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Tuesday, marking a major advance in the North’s missile program. The missile, confirmed to be an ICBM by a U.S. Defense Department spokeswoman, hit an altitude of about 2,800 km before landing in the sea 930 km away (Yonhap 1; Reuters). Some experts […]

Afghan Robotics Team Denied Entrance Into U.S.

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A team of teenage Afghan girls were denied requests for travel visas allowing them to enter the United States for a robotics competition set to take place this month (Washington Post). This decision comes amidst the partial reinstatement of U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel ban on Muslim majority countries. Although Afghanistan is not on the […]

Qatar Becomes Focus of Terrorist Claims

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The nations surrounding Qatar have reportedly displayed “displeasure” with the Qatari government’s foreign policy. According to the BBC, “Tensions have arisen from Qatar’s support for the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood; its close relationship with groups such as the Taliban and certain al-Qaeda affiliates; and its relationship with Iran” (BBC). US President Donald Trump became involved in the discussion, […]

U.S. Criticized at G7 Climate Summit

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Last weekend, senior environment officials from each G7 country met in Bologna, Italy, to discuss how they will combat climate change in the future (WP). Topics ranged from ways to limit water pollution to new methods that would further increase sustainable development (Reuters). Every representative at the meeting, except those from the United States, signed […]