Author: Sierra Reeves

Sydney Harbour Bridge Will Now Permanently Fly The Aboriginal Flag

After a five-year campaign by advocates, the government in New South Wales has permanently added the Aboriginal flag to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, one of Australia’s most popular landmarks. Because the original project would have taken two years and cost A$25 million, the new flag has replaced the N.S.W. flag

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Global Perspectives On SCOTUS’s Overturning Of Roe v. Wade

On June 24th, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) made a decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade, a law that guaranteed abortion as a constitutional right. By overturning nearly fifty years of precedent, individual states are now able to create and enact their own laws regarding abortion, birth

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Phone Call Re-Affirms Chinese Support For Russia

A recent phone call between Vladimir Putin and Xi Jingping signals China’s re-affirmed support for Russia. Specifically, the Chinese President re-emphasized his understanding of Russia’s current security concerns. This phone call, which occurred on Xi’s birthday, is the second since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Somewhat due to the personal friendship

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Russia’s New Export: Stolen Ukrainian Grain

Russia is allegedly selling stolen Ukrainian grain to African countries experiencing drought. This claim originated from multiple Ukrainian officials accusing Russia of stealing approximately 600,000 tonnes of grain from their territory. As a large contributor to the global grain market, Ukraine’s exports have been halted due to a Russian navy

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North Korea Declares State of Emergency Due to COVID Outbreak

North Korea issued a nationwide COVID 19 outbreak followed by a state of emergency declaration. According to the 38 North, a program of The Stimson Center, there have been approximately 100,000 new cases per day in recent weeks. Currently, 3.7 million North Koreans report feverish symptoms. The government is struggling

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Putin’s Attempt To Silence Opposition By Banning Independent Media

On March 2nd, Russian authorities banned independent media outlets, allowing the Kremlin to control news surrounding the war in Ukraine. This action occurred following a request from the general prosecutor’s office to halt actions carried out by independent news organizations the same day that President Putin ordered troops to invade

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New Defense Agreement Between Japan And Thailand

Japanese prime minister Fumio Kishida and Thai prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha have signed a new defense agreement increasing the transfer of defense hardware and technology between the two nations and upgrading their economic relations. Tokyo has agreed to loan Thailand 50 billion yen ($385 million) and will extend the country

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