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 […]

The UN Turns 75

The UN Turns 75

Posted by on Sep 30, 2020 in Current Events | No Comments

In 1945, out of the chaos and destruction of World War II, the United Nations was formed. The goal of the international organization was to keep peace between nations to prevent future horrors similar to the Second World War. The UN works to maintain international peace and security,  provide humanitarian assistance, protect human rights, and […]

Coronavirus Slows in Some Countries

Coronavirus Slows in Some Countries

Posted by on Jun 4, 2020 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on Election Central looks at how some foreign nations have successfully handled the outbreak of COVID-19. How did they accomplish it? As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its fourth month here in the United States, very little seems to have improved. Many states are in the process of reopening, even though rates […]

Stuff YOU Should Know

Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Mar 24, 2020 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

The Bright Side of Quarantine No doubt about it: the self-quarantining and shutdowns resulting from the worldwide coronavirus outbreak have caused a lot of stress. Some experts worry about the effect widespread business closures will have on the economy in the long run; others are concerned about the psychological effects of social isolation. But there […]

Coronavirus Hits the United States

Coronavirus Hits the United States

Posted by on Mar 17, 2020 in Current Events, Health | No Comments

The coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis looks different for all of us, but everyone is affected. Some states have closed schools and businesses indefinitely; some states have instituted lockdowns; some states have seen a steadily climbing rate of infection, while others remain relatively untouched. The only thing certain right now is that we all need to work […]

Tensions Escalate Between U.S. and Iran

Tensions Escalate Between U.S. and Iran

Posted by on Jan 14, 2020 in Current Events | No Comments

During the Trump administration there has been a worsening of the relationship between the U.S. and Iran. But in the past several weeks, the tensions between the two nations have escalated rapidly. What events led the nation here, and what might this mean for U.S.-Iran relations in the future? A Long Buildup On December 27, […]

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,” […]