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May 14 – 16 in a Global Nutshell

May 14 – 16 in a Global Nutshell

By Kira Elliott, Staff Writer

May 21, 2013

May 14, 2013: The Noh Mul Mayan temple in Belize, which is over 2,000 years old, was bulldozed by a road-building company. The company uses it for gravel for road filler, a not uncommon occurrence as it turns out. The company may have charges brought against them, mainly because the temples are under...

April 23 – April 30 in a Global Nutshell

April 23 – April 30 in a Global Nutshell

By Kira Elliott, Staff Writer

May 2, 2013

April 23, 2013: The French parliament has approved a law that allows both gay marriage and adoption by same-sex couples. There has been strong opposition to the law, with a few clashes amidst predominantly peaceful demonstrations. Nonetheless, France is now the 14th country to legalize gay marria...

April 15 – 17 in a Global Nutshell

April 15 – 17 in a Global Nutshell

By Kira Elliott, Staff Writer

April 25, 2013

April 15, 2013: As blasts shook Boston, a series of bombings across Iraq killed 31 people and injured over 200. Several cities were hit, including Baghdad, Kirkuk, and Hilla. The sources of the explosions were 20 cars filled with explosives and three roadside bombs. No group has claimed responsibility,...

April 1 – 4 in a Global Nutshell

April 1 – 4 in a Global Nutshell

By Kira Elliott, Staff Writer

April 5, 2013

April 1, 2013: North Korea’s parliament has decided to expand its nuclear weapons defense program. According to North Korea, a state of war is being entered between North and South. This is due to anger towards US-South Korea military drills and UN sanctions against its February nuclear test. At...

March 26 – 29 in a Global Nutshell

March 26 – 29 in a Global Nutshell

By Kira Elliott, Staff Writer

April 1, 2013

March 26, 2013: The US Supreme Court is currently evaluating the Californian ban on same-sex marriages. Their decision could uphold the ban, overturn it, or nullify all same-sex marriage bans throughout the states. Those defending the ban are arguing that the issue should be decided by the state governments....

March 18 – 22 in a Global Nutshell

March 18 – 22 in a Global Nutshell

By Kira Elliott, Staff Writer

March 26, 2013

March 18, 2013 Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s lawyers are attempting to have the International Criminal Court drop the charges against him. Kenyatta is accused of instigating some of the violence sparked after the 2007 election – he denies all charges. Since charges were dropped against his...

March 11 – 13 in a Global Nutshell

March 11 – 13 in a Global Nutshell

By Kira Elliott, Staff Writer

March 19, 2013

Where in the World – Global Affairs in a Nutshell 23   March 11, 2013: Uhuru Kenyatta won the Kenyan election and is now the new Kenyan president. He is still facing charges of fuelling violence in the 2007 elections, but charges against co-accused Francis Muthaura have been dropped....

March 4 – 7 in a Global Nutshell

By Kira Elliott, Staff Writer

March 13, 2013

March 4, 2013: In Kenya, vote counting has begun. So far, Uhuru Kenyatta has a lead over Prime Minister Raila Odinga, though that may change as the counting continues. There have been accounts of some violence, but nothing to the scale of the previous elections. According to election officials, voter...

Februrary 25 – 29 in a Global Nutshell

By Kira Eliott, Staff Writer

March 13, 2013

February 25, 2013: The Nigerian militant group Boko Haram is believed to be behind the kidnapping of the seven French citizens in Cameroon. The family had been kidnapped last Tuesday while from a visit to the Waza National Park. An alleged kidnapper claimed that France had launched a war on the Islamic...

February 11 – 14 in a Global Nutshell

By Kira Elliott, Staff Writer

February 25, 2013

February 11, 2013 Pope Benedict VXI has resigned due to his declining health at age 85. This will be the first papal resignation in 600 years, and the new Pope is expected to be elected before Easter. The last Pope to resign was Pope Gregory XII in 1415 during a schism within the Catholic Church....