Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Apr 30, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Hundreds Killed in Sri Lanka Bombing On Easter Sunday, 253 people–including at least 45 children, 42 foreign nationals, and three police officers–were killed in a series of suicide bombing attacks in three Christian churches and three resort hotels in Sri Lanka. In addition, at least 500 people were injured. A few days later, during a […]

Students Strike for Change

Students Strike for Change

Posted by on Mar 29, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web examines the recent student-led strike for climate change that occurred across the world. On March 15, tens of thousands of students across the globe walked out on their classes to stage demonstrations demanding governmental action on climate change. Here, Election Central takes a look at how […]

New Zealand Grapples with Mass Shooting

New Zealand Grapples with Mass Shooting

Posted by on Mar 28, 2019 in World | No Comments

On March 15, fifty people were killed and another fifty wounded when a 28-year-old Australian shooter attacked two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Here, btw takes a closer look at the tragedy. What Happened? At about 1:40 pm on March 15, the shooter, a white supremacist dressed in military gear, walked into the Al Noor […]

Brexit Update: Should Britain Stay or Should It Go?

Brexit Update: Should Britain Stay or Should It Go?

Posted by on Mar 20, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web provides you with an update on the looming problem of the Brexit deadline at the end of this month. Almost three years ago, in a move that shocked the world, the British people voted to break from the rest of the European Union (EU). Nicknamed “Brexit,” […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jan 9, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Brazil’s New President The new year brought more than just confetti in Brazil, where Jair Bolsonaro was sworn in as president on January 1. Bolsonaro, 63, is a far-right-wing conservative. Though he is a retired army captain and congressman, he has no previous experience in the executive branch. In fact, he has often been called […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Nov 27, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Trump Appoints New Ambassador Saudi Arabia has been in the news a lot lately because of the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. So far in his term, the president has not appointed a U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia. But on November 13, after nearly two […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jul 20, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

A Bridge of Love in Northern Africa In a world where it often seems like everyone is at war, the neighboring North African countries of Ethiopia and Eritrea have finally made peace. Once upon a time, these two countries were actually the same nation. But twenty years ago, Eritrea declared its independence from Ethiopia. Soon […]

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 […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on May 3, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

SuperShe Have you ever dreamed about being rich enough to buy an island all your own? Entrepreneur Kristin Roth has done exactly that. Plus, she has taken the idea a step further: her SuperShe Island is a place where no men are allowed. That’s right: no men at all. Up to ten women at a […]

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 […]