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Hotel attack kills 23 in Somalia

November 1, 2017


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Just two weeks after a city bombing that left more than 350 dead in Mogadishu, five attackers from the Islamist al-Shabaab militant group stormed a hotel and killed 23 people and wounded more than 30 this past Saturday. The five gunmen, dressed in intelligence service uniforms, inconspicuously entered the h...

Green Party activist condemns American military involvement in global conflicts

Jacob Geanous

November 1, 2017


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The 2016 Vice-Presidential Green Party candidate Ajamu Baraka came to Suffolk University Monday to discuss his opinions on the longstanding Israeli-Palestinian conflict. As Baraka spoke, multiple news sources confirmed that seven Palestinians were killed when Israeli forces detonated explosives in ...

Islamic state fighters return home

October 25, 2017


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More than 5,600 supporters of the so-called Islamic State (IS) have allegedly returned to their home countries after IS lost ground in Iraq and Syria. The Soufan Center, a U.S.-based think-tank, has announced that 33 states have reported arrivals in the last two years. This included approximately half of the 8...

Japan re-elects prime minister Abe

October 25, 2017


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Japan re-elected Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a landslide victory in Sunday’s general election. Abe’s ruling party has retained a two-thirds majority the country’s parliament and the estimated voter turnout Sunday was just below 54 percent, multiple news sources reported. Abe said in a post-ele...

Retired Admiral condemns partisan politics

Retired Admiral condemns partisan politics

Stiv Mucollari and Leo Fahey

October 25, 2017


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Confronting global challenges of North Korea to the environment, retired Admiral James G. Stavridis laid out the issues the world is facing and possible solutions at World Boston’s 8th Annual Consuls Reception. The event was attended by nearly 60 members of the local Consular Corps and nearly 200 le...

Coral on brink of extinction as ocean temps rise

Coral on brink of extinction as ocean temps rise

Amy Koczera and Patrick Holmes

October 25, 2017


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Coral reefs are frequently marveled at for their beauty and fragility. However, many individuals often do not realize the integral role that coral reefs play both as a protection mechanism to coastlines and as a home for 25 percent of all marine life. While the coral reefs are vital for the survival ...

India’s inequality gap hits near hundred year high

India’s inequality gap hits near hundred year high

John Irizarry

October 18, 2017


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The divide between India’s elite and the lower class is the largest economic disparity the country has witnessed in nearly 100 years. The top one percent of earners in India have  accrued 22 percent of the total income, compared to the six percent owned in the 1980’s, according to French economists T...

Catalonia awaits decision on secession

Catalonia awaits decision on secession

Matt Geer

October 18, 2017


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With the pending secession of the autonomous Catalonia, the political landscape of Spain has been notably altered. This poses a multitude of problems for both the nation of Spain and Catalonia. For Spain, Catalan independence would mean losing its most industrialized region and would put Spain in a...

Suffolk panel tackles America’s worldwide war on drugs

Ryan Arel

October 12, 2017


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Last Wednesday, Professor Maureen Norton-Hawk and other Suffolk University staff held an open seminar at 73 Tremont titled “The Wall-Drug Policy in the U.S.” for students and faculty to discuss the issue of international and domestic drug policy and its handling, as well as issues regarding Trump’s pro...

Internally displaced Ukrainians forgotten

Stiv Mucollari

October 12, 2017


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The key to understanding Ukraine’s migrant crisis is in the conflict’s roots. The upheaval that has followed the ongoing war in Eastern Ukraine has disrupted millions of lives. However, most of the migrants have been internally displaced instead of forced to leave their home country. Western Europ...

Ethnic violence: an ongoing issue

Amy Koczera

October 12, 2017


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In the United States, stories of violence, racism and police brutality regularly flood the news. Although mainstream media often focuses on racism within the U.S., there is a tremendous amount of ethnic violence occurring overseas that many Americans often overlook. While it is crucial to be aware o...

Saudi women get green light to drive: With a new deal, women will be able to take the wheel by next June

Kaitlin Hahn and Sadiya Croshaw

October 4, 2017


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Saudi Arabia has recently made strides in the campaign on women’s rights, both with the recognition of International Women’s Day as well as the lift of women's driving ban. Opinions about the decision vary on the Suffolk campus with those who grew up as citizens of Saudi Arabia possessing mixed views w...

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