Author: Callie Yoo

Japan Releases Treated Fukushima Wastewater Into Pacific Ocean

On August 24th, Japan began discharging treated radioactive wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean, B.B.C. News reports. The B.B.C. added that the wastewater release was the beginning of a long process of discharging, which the Japanese government projects will take around 30 years in total. During the

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Colombian Government And E.L.N. Reach Six-Month Ceasefire Agreement

President Gustavo Petro’s government and the National Liberation Army (E.L.N.) – one of the oldest and largest guerrilla groups operating in Colombia til this day –reached a six-month ceasefire agreement at talks in Havana on June 9th, the Associated Press reports. The peace agreement, numerous private negotiations in Cuba, Mexico, and

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U.N. Suspends Humanitarian Operations In Niger Following Coup

On July 28th, the United Nations suspended humanitarian operations in Niger following the coup that removed its elected president Mohamed Bazoum, the B.B.C. reports. In a statement on the 27th given by spokesman Stéphane Dujarric, the U.N. Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (O.C.H.A.) said that the office was suspending its

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North Korea Fires Ballistic Missiles Twice Within Two Weeks

On July 12th, North Korean forces launched an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (I.C.B.M.) – Hwaseong-18 – towards Japan in a move that sought to retaliate for alleged American spy plane flights, according to The Guardian. Additionally, the North fired two extra short-range missiles into the sea on July 19th, as the United

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