Monthly Archives: April 2015

Iran Hopeful For End To Sanctions
By admin April 29, 2015

A senior Iranian nuclear negotiator announced on April 25th that Iran and the members of the P5+1 group (United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, China, and Germany) have begun planning the removal of the sanctions currently imposed on Iran. This is the latest news in the Vienna negotiations concerning Iran’s nuclear program, which the P5+1

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Malaria is the Primary Killer in Sub-Saharan Africa
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A child dies every minute from malaria in Africa where it is estimated that nine out of 10 malaria deaths occur. In 2013, there were 528,000 deaths from malaria and about 78 percent of these were in children under five years of age. Malaria is transmitted by the bites of infected mosquitoes, but unknown to

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Earthquake in Nepal – Aid Efforts and How to Help
By admin April 27, 2015

  On Saturday, March 25th the small country of Nepal was struck by a massive 7.8 earthquake, with the epicenter only 50 miles from its capital and most populated city. The earthquake has triggered dozens of aftershocks and avalanches that are causing even more destruction to the nation. As of writing, over 3,800 Nepalese have

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Malnutrition in India
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Severe acute malnutrition is the cause of death for one million children in India. The number of children affected in India is higher than any other South Asian country with a high burden of wasting or acute malnutrition. A new study in Baran, Rajasthan and Burhanpur found that preventable deaths continue to affect children in

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Trans-Pacific Partnership Will Feature Abe’s Upcoming Visit to the US
By admin April 24, 2015

On April 26 this year, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will pay a state visit to the United States. This visit will become a milestone for the U.S.-Japan relationship as it will be the first official visit of a Japanese prime minister to Washington since 2006. In today’s fast-changing international environment, building a more robust

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It’s Easy to be Green
By admin April 22, 2015

Today marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, organized by the Earth Day Network to “inform and energize populations so they will act to secure a healthy future for themselves and their children”. This day is celebrated in cities across the globe with tree plantings, green celebrations, preservation meetings and environmental campaigns. Many media outlets

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Slowdown of China’s Growth Leads to Worries about the World Economy
By admin April 17, 2015

According to China’s National Bureau of Statistics, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased by only 7% in the first three months of 2015, compared to the same period last year. This figure indicates that China’s economy grew at its slowest pace since 2009 in the first quarter. As the world’s second-largest economy, China averaged economic expansion

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Turning Point In Cuban-U.S. Relations
By admin April 15, 2015

American President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro met in Panama City this weekend, at the Summit of the Americas. This was the first face-to-face meeting between a Cuban and an American leader in half a century. President Obama stated that “my message to people is that the Cold War is over,” while President

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Royal Dutch Shell to Purchase BG Group for $70 Billion
By admin April 10, 2015

Royal Dutch Shell Oil made an offer to buy the BG Group on April 8, 2015 for USD $70 billion—an amount more than 10 times of BG’s profit in 2014. BG Group is a leading UK oil company with a market value of $60.5 billion as of April 8. It specializes in upstream business (exploration

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Nicaragua Canal Causes Controversy
By admin April 8, 2015

A consortium of environmental scientists has expressed strong concern regarding the construction of a canal across Nicaragua expected to connect the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. The scientists are concerned with the environmental consequences of the canal, including toxic dumping in Lake Nicaragua, water shortages, flooding, and infiltration of saltwater into freshwater ecosystems. Proposals to

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Farm Africa’s Tigray Food Security Project’s Influence on the Ethiopian Economy
By admin April 7, 2015

Farm Africa is a UK-based charitable organization that was established in 1985 and works with farmers, pastoralists, and forest communities in eastern Africa. Farm Africa believes that Africa has the power to feed itself and that its smallholders hold the key to lasting rural prosperity. They work directly with farmers to help them unleash their

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Typhoon Maysak: A New Challenge to The Philippines and The World
By admin April 4, 2015

Typhoon Maysak is moving west-northwest and expected to hit on the Philippines over the Easter weekend. This storm has already killed four people and destroyed hundreds of homes on some western Pacific Ocean islands. However, it is losing strength with wind speeds decreasing from 160 kilometers per hour to 120 kilometers per hour. Meteorologists believe

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University Attack in Kenya
By admin April 2, 2015

This morning, gunmen stormed Garissa University College in Kenya. This is following a terror threat alert that was sent out to universities across Kenya just last week. The Somali sector of the Al-Shabaab group has claimed responsibility for the attack, which is still underway and has already claimed the lives of 14 people (including two

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Yemen Conflict Escalates Beyond Borders
By admin April 1, 2015

Last Thursday, Saudi aircraft struck several Yemeni rebel positions, including an air base, several military bases, and anti-aircraft positions in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, the first strike in an aerial offensive that has continued since. Also involved in the airstrikes were aircraft from the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan, Morocco, Sudan and

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