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Small island nations such as the Marshall Islands lead the talks on battling climate change.

The small voices

Island nations battle to have their voices heard at the Paris talksBy Tom Gbean | Echo\ On Monday, 150 world leaders gathered at the COP21 climate talks in Paris to hash out an agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Amidst the cacophony of big players such as the U.S., China […]

by · December 4, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · World/National
Displaced from their homes, many Syrian refugees do not know where to turn.

States bar Syrian refugees

Twenty-six states have barred refugees from entering for fear of terror attacksBy Joseph Johns | Echo Twenty-six state governors issued statements within the last week objecting to admitting Syrian refugees into their respective states after the Parisian attacks last Wednesday. The attacks, concurrent with an ISIS video in which the […]

by · November 20, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · World/National
Renewable energy sources such as the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy project shown above pave the way for the future.

Oil Firms want Climate Change policy

Major oil companies conjoin to combat the effects of climate changeBy Seth Brandel | Contributor Ten executives of many of the largest oil and gas companies in the world, including BP and Shell, announced they would work in conjunction with each other to combat the effects of climate change. These […]

by · October 30, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · World/National
United nation soldiers stand at command.

A new breed of conflict

Obama speaks to UN troops about sexual assaultBy Joseph Johns|Echo In a speech before the United Nations Peacekeeping Summit on Sept. 28, 2015, President Barack Obama addressed multiple issues faced by the United Nations (U.N.) in the coming years, such as unstable governments in many States and the difficulty of […]

by · October 9, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · World/National
Obama and Putin in a battle of words

Obama and Putin in a battle of words

President Obama meets Putin at the U.N. summit to discuss policy concerning Syria By Tom Gbean | Echo The U.S. and Russia have long opposed each other on the world stage, but the antagonism reached a peaked when the leaders of the two nations met this week at the United […]

by · October 2, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · World/National
The empire stirs

The empire stirs

Japan mends its constitution to allow for a military and causes an uproar among its people in the meantimeJoseph Johns | Echo Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is awaiting the amendment of the country’s Constitution later this week. The controversial bill would allow Japan’s Self-Defense Force (SDF) personnel to play […]

by · September 25, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · World/National
A papal visit

A papal visit

The pope visits the U.S. and lectures Congress about various policy issuesBy Julia Camara | Contributor If you’re not too busy hashtagging Instagram photos of your weekend plans, then take a minute to search #popeinusa. Pope Francis embarked on his first visit to the United States on Sept. 22, making […]

by · September 25, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · World/National
Police cameras: costly installation

Police cameras: costly installation

U.S. police departments consider equipping their officers with expensive body cameras amid public criticism of police shootings

by · April 23, 2015 · 0 comments · World/National
The congressional barrier

The congressional barrier

The Senate considers a bill that would give it time to consider a final agreement over Iran’s nuclear program before Obama can decide to waive or suspend sanctions.

by · April 18, 2015 · 0 comments · World/National
Unpacking net neutrality

Unpacking net neutrality

The FCC’s reclassification of broadband Internet service as a public utility ensures that the Internet is not divided into “fast” and “slow” lanes by media companies.

by · March 14, 2015 · 0 comments · World/National