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Drug lord cartel leader El Chapo convicted on 10 charges

Drug lord cartel leader El Chapo convicted on 10 charges

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

February 15, 2019


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Following a grueling three-month trial, the Mexican crime lord, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, was convicted on 10 straight guilty verdicts on drug and conspiracy charges last Tuesday. The 61-year-old is famous for leading Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel, the world’s largest drug trafficking...

Shanghai World Foreign Language Academy exchange students visit Harker

Shanghai World Foreign Language Academy exchange students visit Harker

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

January 25, 2019


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A group of 18 students from one of Harker's sister schools, the Shanghai World Foreign Language Academy, arrived in the United States on Saturday morning. After arriving, students and their three chaperones spent MLK weekend exploring the Bay Area. Their itinerary also contained sightseeing in San...

Opposition leader seizes power in Venezuela

Opposition leader seizes power in Venezuela

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

January 24, 2019


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Amidst anti-government demonstrations on Jan. 23, Juan Guaido, the leader of the opposition party in Venezuela, the National Assembly, declared himself interim president before demonstrators in Caracas. Though current President Nicolas Maduro has expressed no intent on stepping down, he has historically...

Pope Francis offers words on migration

Pope Francis offers words on migration

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

January 24, 2019


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Pope Francis is currently in Central America amidst the longest government shutdown in American history. Though Francis is making the trip to attend the World Youth Day, the trip occurs as a new caravan of migrants heads towards the border and tensions over the border wall crisis increase in the United...

Crucial decisions made over Brexit

Crucial decisions made over Brexit

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

January 17, 2019


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In a vote on Jan. 29, members of the British Parliament were allowed to vote on seven amendments to Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit Plan, while suggesting their own amendments. This vote came following the rejection of May's original Brexit deal, as well as her surviving a no-confidence vote. While...

Residents rebuild after super Typhoon Mangkhut damages Asia

Residents rebuild after super Typhoon Mangkhut damages Asia

by Gloria Zhang and Mara Tucker

October 17, 2018


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Residents and governments are rebuilding cities after Typhoon Mangkhut, the strongest tropical storm of the year, swept through the Southeast Asia and Southern China, causing severe damage to infrastructure and agriculture. Typhoon Mangkhut, or Typhoon Ompong, first landed in the Luzon province of the...

Global Headlines (Issue 2)

Global Headlines (Issue 2)

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

October 17, 2018


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Getty Images Nobel Laureates Awarded The Nobel Prizes in physiology and medicine, physics, chemistry, and economics were announced in the first week of October. This year’s Nobel Prize in literature was postponed to next year, following sexual -harassment allegations of the husband of one of the ...

India passes historic legislation allowing constitutional freedoms for gay citizens

India passes historic legislation allowing constitutional freedoms for gay citizens

by Arushi Saxena and Irene Yuan, Global Editor and Reporter

October 17, 2018


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Rainbow flags draped the streets as happy couples, surrounded by clouds of multi-colored confetti, danced, embraced and kissed on the steps of courthouses across India following the landmark decision by its Supreme Court to strike down Section 377, a ban on consensual gay sex. Following years of ...

Global headlines (Volume 20, Issue 1)

Global headlines (Volume 20, Issue 1)

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

August 31, 2018


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Wikimedia Commons 13 rescued from Thai cave On June 23, a birthday party excursion into Thailand’s Tham Luang Nang Non cave complex turned into a deadly rescue mission for Navy SEALs across the world. Twelve youth soccer players and their coach were trapped in the cave for 18 days and later were ev...

China retaliates as U.S. increases tariffs

China retaliates as U.S. increases tariffs

by Michael Eng, Global Columnist

August 31, 2018


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For the past year, the United States and China have been slugging it out in one of the largest trade wars in history, in terms of the value of tariffed goods.  The U.S. enacted 25 percent tariffs, that would affect $16 billion worth of Chinese goods on Aug. 23. Immediately, China responded with a 25 per...

Trump meets with Putin and Kim Jong Un

Trump meets with Putin and Kim Jong Un

by Saloni Shah, Lifestyle Columnist

August 31, 2018


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From allying with Russia to reinstituting an amicable relationship with North Korea, Trump’s actions have influenced U.S. international relations drastically. Summit with North Korea  June 12, 2018, was a historic day. President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to meet face-to-fa...

Kurds face difficult path to independence

Kurds face difficult path to independence

by Eric Fang, Winged Post Global Editor

November 16, 2017


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Kurdish people in northern Iraq held a referendum for independence late September with the intention of raising their negotiating power with Iraq. The vote was held despite widespread opposition from the United States, United Kingdom, Russia, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. The vote was rat...

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