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Venezuelan Jet Shadowed U.S. Military Plane

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The U.S. military accused a Venezuelan fighter aircraft for “unsafely approaching” and “aggressively shadowing” a U.S. navy plane in international airspace on Friday (BBC). The U.S. EP-3 plane was on a multi-nationally approved reconnaissance mission to counter illicit trafficking over the Caribbean Sea (BBC; AP). U.S. authorities said the Venezuelan SU-30 fighter jet closely trailed […]

House Democrats Propose New Climate Plan

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On Tuesday, a group of House Democrats revealed a new climate change initiative that aims to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 (Reuters). Reportedly, the plan entails more “realistic” climate goals compared to the progressive Green New Deal which sought to attain a carbon-free economy by 2030 (Reuters; TH). The plan does not include any […]

Deployment of US Troops to Poland Sparks Conflict

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According to reports, the Russian government perceives sending 1,000 United States (US) troops to Poland is an aggressive move (Reuters). The US and Poland agreed to have 1,000 US troops dispatched to Poland as a defensive measure for security (Reuters). Ex-commander of Russia’s special forces, Vladimir Shamanov, claim that the US drones that are sent […]

Carbon Emissions Hits Record High

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According to the International Energy Agency, carbon emissions reached the highest level ever in 2018 (GCR). China, the United States, and India accounted for 85 percent of the carbon emissions due to increasing energy demand because of global economic growth (USA Today). The report said burning coal in electric was the largest contributor to the […]

United States Ends Preferential Trade Deals with India

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The United States government intends to scrap the preferential trade status granted to India that allows duty-free entry for up to $5.6 billion worth of its exports (Al Jazeera). Under the Generalized System of Preferences program (GSP) “certain products” can enter the U.S. duty-free if countries meet the eligibility criteria (Al Jazeera). One of the […]

Jay Inslee Announces Candidacy; Prioritizes Climate Change

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Governor Jay Inslee of Washington announced his candidacy for president and said he plans to focus on climate change. In his announcement speech, Inslee said the US needs to shift priorities towards solving climate change which he called, “America’s most daunting challenge,” (AP).  Inslee will be running as a Democrat against at least 12 other […]