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Germans Protest TTIP

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On September 17, around 32,000 Germans protested the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Talks are still underway and while German Chancellor Angela Merkel supports the deal, much of the German population does not approve (France 24). Protesters expressed concern that a free trade deal would change environmental and labor standards as well as outsource […]

British Trade and Economy Talks at the G20 Summit

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British Prime Minister Theresa May was a prominent figure in this year’s G20 summit, held this week. With the recent British vote to leave the European Union (“Brexit”), the British government is now open to create many bilateral free trade treaties with different countries. Some countries that have expressed interest include India, Mexico, South Korea, […]

Aftermath of the Lahore Terror Attack

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A bombing on Easter Day, March 27, 2016, killed more than 70 people in Lahore, Pakistan (Reuters). Around 350 people were wounded, said Mohamed Usman, Lahore’s chief administrator. Of those, 190 are being medically treated (DPA). The group that carried out the attack is called the Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, which is a splinter group from the Taliban. They […]

Russian Government Accused of Bombing Syrian Hospitals, Rejects Accusations

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Two schools and five hospitals in Syria were bombed on Monday, killing up to 50 civilian adults and children. One of the hospitals targeted is a “Medecins Sans Frontieres” (Doctors Without Borders) facility (Reuters). Allegedly, the Russian government is responsible for these air strikes that have been described by the Turkish government as a “war […]