Gas tax increase ignites unrest throughout France

November 26, 2018 James Wright 0

More than a quarter million people took part in demonstrations in France on Nov. 17 to protest against planned increases in gas taxes. Most of the demonstrators around the country wore yellow construction vests as they protested in suburbs and more rural parts of France, where people rely on their cars to get to work, according to The New York Times. […]

New Yorkers protest Amazon HQ2 location

November 26, 2018 Anandita Mehta 0

Amazon ended its yearlong search for a location for its new headquarters — the corporation opted to split its headquarters into two locations –– Long Island City, New York and Crystal City, Virginia, according to The Wall Street Journal. […]

Harvard denies allegations of discrimination

November 12, 2018 Mallory McBride 0

After 15 days of proceedings, Harvard University’s trial regarding its supposed discrimination against Asian-Americans in its admission process came to a close on Nov. 2, according to The Harvard Gazette, the official news website of Harvard University. […]

Pope defrocks Chilean bishops amid sex abuse scandal

October 22, 2018 Pooja Paidipalli 0

Pope Francis expelled two retired Chilean bishops from the priesthood amidst claims that they committed sexual abuse against minors. The Vatican released a statement claiming that the pope made the decision — the harshest available in church law — on Oct. 11, according to The New York Times. […]

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