Europe’s Immigration Crisis

Europe’s Immigration Crisis

Posted by on Jul 12, 2018 in World | No Comments

If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you’ve probably heard a lot about Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, and the controversy surrounding the separation of immigrant and refugee parents and children at our nation’s borders. But the United States isn’t the only country facing an immigration crisis. Europe is also harshly divided over […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Shareable Scooters Hit the Road Move over, buses and subways and ride sharing. A new public transportation trend is hitting the streets: e-scooters. E-scooters, or shareable electric scooters, are stand-up, battery-powered personal transportation devices that are part of the growing micro-mobility trend in cities nationwide. Here’s how they work: you use an app on your […]

A Look at Vladimir Putin

A Look at Vladimir Putin

Posted by on Mar 6, 2018 in World | No Comments

Last week, Russian president Vladimir Putin–who is up for re-election later this month–gave a fiery annual address to his country. In it, he talked a lot about domestic policy: improving living standards, cutting the poverty rate in half, emphasizing technology and business growth, and growing the economy. But that’s not what earned his speech international […]

Trump’s Asia Tour

Trump’s Asia Tour

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in United States, World | No Comments

This week, President Trump and his wife Melania have been on a twelve-day, five-nation tour of Asia. This has been the president’s longest foreign trip to date. Included on the itinerary are stops in Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Here, btw takes a look at some of the highlights of the visit. […]

Missile Launch Raises Questions

Missile Launch Raises Questions

Posted by on Sep 8, 2017 in World | No Comments

Last week, North Korea fired an intermediate range missile over Japan. The Hwasong-12 missile, which is designed to carry a nuclear warhead, traveled about 1,700 miles in fourteen minutes before crashing into the Pacific Ocean 575 miles east of Japan. This isn’t the first time that North Korea has launched an object into the skies […]

G20 Summit: Success or Failure?

G20 Summit: Success or Failure?

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in World | No Comments

Last week, Donald Trump met with other world leaders at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany. Here, btw takes a look at the history of the summit and how this year’s summit stacked up against past G20 conferences.  What Is the G20 Summit? The 2017 G20 Summit in Hamburg was the twelfth meeting of the […]

Happy 150th Birthday Canada!

Happy 150th Birthday Canada!

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in Top Stories, World | No Comments

Last weekend, our neighbor to the north turned 150, celebrating with huge parades and festivals all over the country. Here, btw takes a brief look at the history of Canada. Origins Like the United States, Canada was once populated by tribes of Aboriginal people who were eventually displaced by European explorers. In 1534, French explorer […]

Crisis in the Middle East

Crisis in the Middle East

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in World | No Comments

In what is seen as a crisis in the Middle East, the Gulf Cooperation Council, or GCC, has organized a blockade of Qatar, one of its member nations. Here, we take a look at the chain of events leading up to the blockade, and its potential impact on the United States and the rest of […]

British Election Upset

British Election Upset

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in Top Stories, World | No Comments

On June 8, the United Kingdom held a general election, with surprising results. Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party lost 12 seats in the UK’s Parliament, which means they also lost their majority. The Labour Party, on the other hand, gained nearly 30 seats. So what does this mean for Britain, especially with Brexit looming? […]

What is the Paris Climate Accord?

What is the Paris Climate Accord?

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in Government, United States, World | No Comments

On June 1, President Trump announced that the United States was withdrawing from the historic Paris Climate Accord. Here, we take a look at what the Paris Accord is, how it differs from other, past environmental treaties, and what impact Trump’s decision will have. What is the Paris Accord? The Paris Climate Accord (otherwise known as […]