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 […]

EU Allows Travelers . . . But Not From the U.S.

EU Allows Travelers . . . But Not From the U.S.

Posted by on Jul 9, 2020 in World | No Comments

Planning a European vacation? Unfortunately, it’s unlikely that you will be able to take it anytime soon. That’s because the European Union (EU) has barred travelers from nations with high levels of COVID-19 . . . among them, the United States. Here, btw takes a closer look at the reason for the ban, its potential […]

China Celebrates 70 Years of Communist Rule

China Celebrates 70 Years of Communist Rule

Posted by on Oct 8, 2019 in World | No Comments

This month, China celebrates a birthday of sorts: October marks the 70th anniversary of Communist rule in the country and the founding of the People’s Republic of China. At that time, Mao Zedong imposed a Marxist system of government, in which there was no more private property and all workers were equal. But has the […]

Hong Kong: Understanding the Unrest

Hong Kong: Understanding the Unrest

Posted by on Sep 9, 2019 in World | No Comments

This summer has been a challenging one in Hong Kong, filled with protests and political unrest. Now, the government has escalated the situation even further by arresting several prominent pro-democracy lawmakers just days before a large protest was scheduled to occur. Here, btw takes a look at what’s happening in Hong Kong, why, and what […]

Iran Shoots Down U.S. Drone

Iran Shoots Down U.S. Drone

Posted by on Jun 26, 2019 in Current Events, World | No Comments

Earlier this month, btw brought you the story of rising tensions between the United States and Iran over the explosion of two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Since then, the relationship between the two countries has continued to deteriorate. Here, btw takes a closer look at what’s happening now. Looking Back…. Tensions between […]

Oil Tankers Attacked in Persian Gulf

Oil Tankers Attacked in Persian Gulf

Posted by on Jun 17, 2019 in World | No Comments

Last month, Election Central brought you the story of rising tensions between the United States and Iran. Relations between the two nations have deteriorated significantly since Trump pulled the U.S. out of a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, and then began imposing a series of economic sanctions against the Middle Eastern nation. Now, that tension […]

Japanese Emperor Abdicates Throne

Japanese Emperor Abdicates Throne

Posted by on May 8, 2019 in World | No Comments

Emperor Akihito, the 125th emperor of Japan, is stepping down from the throne he has held since 1989. Why is this such significant news? Because Akihito is the first Japanese emperor in modern history (since about the mid-1800s) to abdicate, or leave, his throne. Here, btw takes a closer look at the decision, and at […]

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 […]

Trouble in Helsinki

Trouble in Helsinki

Posted by on Jul 25, 2018 in United States, World | No Comments

On July 16, Donald Trump met with Russian president Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. The two hours of closed-door talks between the two leaders was followed by a news conference, which turned out to be one of the most troubling moments of Trump’s presidency so far. Here, btw takes a look at […]