The Story of the Afghan Girls Robotics Team

The Story of the Afghan Girls Robotics Team

Posted by on Sep 1, 2021 in People and Culture, Top Stories, World | No Comments

In 2017, the Afghan girl’s robotics team made headlines worldwide when they won a silver medal at the first Global Challenge international robotics competition in Washington, D.C. Now, with Afghanistan under Taliban control, the girls have managed to flee the country to safety. Here, btw takes a closer look at their story. Making Their Mark […]

Haiti Faces Series of Natural Disasters

Haiti Faces Series of Natural Disasters

Posted by on Aug 25, 2021 in World | No Comments

In the wake of the assassination of President Jovenel Moise on July 7, 2021, the Caribbean island nation of Haiti has faced political instability and widespread gang violence. Then on August 14, 2021, Haiti–the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere–faced an even bigger challenge when it was hit by the deadliest earthquake in more than […]

The Group of 7 Meets in England

The Group of 7 Meets in England

Posted by on Jun 16, 2021 in World | No Comments

Last week was the 47th G-7 Summit. G-7 stands for the “Group of Seven,” and includes the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom. The G-7 originated in the 1970s as a meeting of finance ministers from the U.S., France, the U.K., and West Germany. As the organization became more formal […]

Denmark’s New Immigration Law

Denmark’s New Immigration Law

Posted by on Jun 9, 2021 in World | No Comments

Here in the United States, one of the most hotly debated issues of the past few years has been what to do about immigrants and refugees. But the U.S. is not the only nation grappling with this challenging question. Europe faces a refugee crisis, largely as a result of the ongoing civil war in Syria. […]

India and COVID-19

India and COVID-19

Posted by on May 13, 2021 in Current Events, World | No Comments

We receive daily updates about the state of the COVID-19 crisis in the United States: the number of new cases, hospitalizations, deaths, and now, the number of vaccinations received. As we move into the warmer months, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has begun lifting some of its restrictions about masks and social distancing while […]

Senate Briefed on Foreign Threats

Senate Briefed on Foreign Threats

Posted by on Apr 21, 2021 in Government, World | No Comments

Last week, the Senate Intelligence Committee received a briefing on national security threats from the top U.S. intelligence officials. The intelligence officials named four major foreign threats to U.S. security: China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea. Here, btw takes a closer look at their remarks, and at what the Biden administration plans to do to […]

Coronavirus Vaccine Update

Coronavirus Vaccine Update

Posted by on Dec 8, 2020 in Current Events, World | No Comments

There’s no doubt that most Americans, as well as people around the world, are wishing for a return to “normal” life before the social distancing, mask requirements caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Now it seems like this possibility may be on the horizon because pharmaceutical companies are close to releasing vaccines to fight COVID-19. Here, […]

A New COVID Wave

A New COVID Wave

Posted by on Nov 10, 2020 in Current Events, World | No Comments

The news has been closely focused in the United States on the 2020 presidential election. But the COVID-19 pandemic is still going on, and in many places, rates of infection are higher than ever before. In fact, since July, the worldwide number of new daily cases has been roughly 200,000 per day. On September 28, […]

Middle East Peace Agreement Signed at White House

Middle East Peace Agreement Signed at White House

Posted by on Oct 7, 2020 in United States, World | No Comments

The Arab-Israeli conflict has been a source of tension and bloodshed in the Middle East for decades. Last week, officials from several Middle Eastern nations met at the White House to sign the Abraham Accords, an important diplomatic agreement. But will it be able to achieve lasting peace in the region? Here, btw takes a […]

Britain’s Art Bailout

Britain’s Art Bailout

Posted by on Jul 15, 2020 in People and Culture, World | No Comments

It’s no secret that the coronavirus pandemic has taken a devastating toll on the global economy. The U.S. Congress used the CARES Act to provide financial assistance to businesses and cities, to help them get back on their feet during the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic shutdown. But Great Britain is taking this idea […]