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Monthly Archives: July 2013

The United Nations recently authorized peacekeeping forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to perform offensive military actions against a variety of rebel groups located in the east of the country. The newly formed Force Intervention...

By Record on Jul 30th, 2013

Once the cradle of the United States automotive industry, the city of Detroit filed the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history on July 18 with $18 billion in debt. ...

By Mina Akrami on Jul 29th, 2013

Cuts in spending and the replacement of academic staff by technology are not the only pressures faced by British academia. Increasingly, education is fashioning students into a productive labor force rather than teaching them more traditional...

By Holly Brentnall on Jul 28th, 2013

Even at the tender age of 16, Malala Yousafzai is celebrated as a powerful education and women’s rights activist from Pakistan’s Swat valley. ...

By Nicolas Rochon on Jul 25th, 2013

Violent protests have erupted in Bangladesh after the sentencing of prominent Islamist politicians for war crimes and crimes against humanity. ...

By Record on Jul 24th, 2013

America’s energy system is struggling in the face of severe and costly weather events and disasters caused by climate change, a report by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) revealed on July 11. “As President Obama said in his speech last...

By Mina Akrami on Jul 21st, 2013

Croatia’s accession into the European Union, which was officially commemorated on July 1 in Zagreb, has come at a time when public opinion concerning the European project is anything but resounding across the continent. Yet the celebratory...

Amidst mass demonstrations calling on him to quit, Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi was ousted from office by the army on July 3rd. Millions of demonstrators erupted into cheers at Tahrir Square after General Abdul Fatah Khalil el-Sisi announced...

By Mina Akrami on Jul 15th, 2013

In January of 2013, headlines brought the country of Mali, located in West Africa, into the international spotlight as France deployed soldiers and warplanes to help Mali combat Tuareg and Islamist rebels fighting for independence in the desert...

By Record on Jul 13th, 2013

In an attempt to give his stalled climate change agenda momentum, US President Barack Obama has laid out a plan to take measures aimed at curbing global warming. The plan includes limits on emissions from power plants and support for renewable...

By Mina Akrami on Jul 4th, 2013