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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....

February 4 – February 7 in a Global Nutshell

By Kira Elliott, Staff Writer

February 13, 2013

February 4, 2013: Peace talks held at the UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s country retreat between Pakistan and Afghanistan are the third of their kind as the two countries struggle to create stable peace between their two countries. The Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the Pakistan President...

January 31 – February 1 in a Global Nutshell

By Kira Elliott, Staff Writer

February 4, 2013

January 31, 2013: Syria claims that Israeli fighter jets purposefully bombed a military research center in Jamraya, which is north-west of Damascus. While Israel remains silent, a US official stated that the actual target was a convoy carrying surface-to-air missiles. There has been some discord over...

January 22 – 25 in a Global Nutshell

By Kira Elliott, Staff Writer

January 31, 2013

January 22, 2013: The militant group Boko Haram is believed to be behind a series of shootings in Nigeria. Boko Haram, which was formed in 2002, is fighting to create an Islamist state. Their shootings appear to target hunters selling certain kinds of meat and people playing board games. The group...

December 4 – 7 in a Global Nutshell

By Kira Elliott, Staff Writer

December 11, 2012

December 4, 2012: Due to concerns that the Syrian government is going to use chemical weapons against the rebels, NATO has decided to keep Patriot anti-missile batteries along the border. Syria is believed to have chemical weapons including mustard gas and sarin. Despite the Syrian government’s...