The World This Week 

ASIA Japan- A high school teacher and seven high school students were killed at a local ski resort after being caught in an avalanche, the local fire department reported. The incident took place on a…

Iceland Law

Iceland will be (one of) the first countries to propose legislation requiring companies to show evidence that they are paying women and men equally, according to a story in the New York Times. Although Iceland…

The World This Week

ASIA Malaysia- Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi Huong have been charged with the murder of North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un’s estranged half brother on Wednesday. Kim Jong Nam, who suddenly died on February 13,…

Russia’s U.N. Ambassador Dies

Vitaly I. Churkin, Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, passed away just before his 65th birthday. He is renowned for representing his country amidst domestic tumult and escalating tensions with the West. He was born…

Around the World

ASIA China- As a part of a maritime “maritime operation ,” the United States  has  deployed the aircraft carrier, USS Carl Vinson, in the waters of the South China Sea. A statement issued by the Navy…

Queen Elizabeth: Sapphire Jubilee and Beyond

Few things fascinate American imaginations like fairy tales of knights, kings, queens, and princesses do, and every child has pretended to be one of those at some point. Perhaps this helps explain the equal fascination…

Around the World 2-14

ASIA Philippines- Geraldine Roman made history in the Philippines by becoming the first transgender woman to be elected as a Congress politician, representing her hometown province of Bataan. In an interview with CNN, Roman says…