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Global headlines (Volume 19, Issue 5)

by Eric Fang, Winged Post Global Editor

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France approves immigration bill

French President Emmanuel Macron approved a bill that would decrease the consideration period for an asylum seeker from a year to six months and allow illegal migrant detainment for up to 90 days.

Venezuela launches new cryptocurrency, “petro”

Venezuela has recently launched its cryptocurrency, the “petro,” backed by the country’s oil reserves, which Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hopes will help his country fight economic sanctions.

Access to holy church barred to protest Israeli policies

Christian leaders decided to close the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem in an act of protest against Israeli authorities who have passed city taxes and proposed a bill to reduce church land.

Rare Rome snowfall closes schools and public transport

In response to rare snowfall last Monday, the Italian civil protection agency called upon the army to help clear out snow in the streets.

This piece was originally published in the pages of the Winged Post on March 6, 2018.

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Global headlines (Volume 19, Issue 5)