Category: World News

Yemen: Reported US covert actions 2014

The events detailed here have been reported by US and Yemeni government, military and intelligence officials, and by credible media, academic and other sources. Many of the US attacks have been confirmed by senior American or Yemeni officials. However some events are only speculatively attributed to the US, or are indicative of US involvement. For […]

50 years ago, one report introduced Americans to the black-white achievement gap. Here’s what we’ve learned since.

  This summer marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most influential education research reports ever released. The report — colloquially known as the Coleman report after its lead author James S. Coleman — unveiled two major surprises. First, it revealed an enormous achievement gap between America’s black and white students. Second, it suggested that […]

Belarus: The Slow Descent into Uprising

Photo Courtesy: Artem Podrez Belarus, a nation in the former Soviet Bloc, has been gripped with violent protests since the presidential election on August 9th. After 26 years of simmering frustration under Aleksander Lukashenko, the anger of the nation’s citizenry finally boiled over this summer. But how did they get here? And where are they […]

Experts skeptical as Russia approves first vaccine

Photo Courtesy: Anna Shvets Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on August 11th that a locally developed coronavirus vaccine, called Sputnik-V, has won regulatory approval. At the time of his declaration, the shots had only been tested on dozens of people, for under two months. Putin claims that all necessary tests are finished and that the […]

Listening In: How a trip to the grocery store changed Chris Carrillo’s life

Chris Carrillo’s story is rare and he knows it. The San Antonio native grew up in poverty, spending a lot of his time on the West Side — and he made it out. He’s one of the few. When he was a kid, Carrillo and his family bounced around the city, and eventually landed in […]

Coronavirus: BBC News is uniquely placed to serve the nation – how it does so will define its future

With misinformation about countering the global pandemic rife, the BBC has stood out as a guarantor of truth and accuracy, delivering on its traditional Reithian values of entertaining, informing, educating the nation during a national crisis while many media industries are struggling. The BBC’s impartiality has been subject to debate in recent months, but during the health crisis it has […]

PED gives update on opening some elementary schools to in-person instruction

The state is getting ready to allow some elementary schools to reopen for in-person instruction next week, as part of a hybrid model with remote learning, the state Public Education Department Secretary said in an online press conference on Thursday. “We’ve been anxiously awaiting the point where we can get back into schools, with the […]

Indigenous activists brace for worsening wildfires under climate change

SANTA FE —  Up in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the Medio Fire is burning over four square miles of forest land. Its smoke has been combining with that from wildfires across the West and spilling down the mountains into Santa Fe and nearby communities. When Carrie Wood found out that elders in the Nambé, […]

Climate Change: Signs of Hope

Alongside the current coronavirus pandemic, a slower, more insidious disaster has been playing out. The looming threat of climate change has brought about a bleak vision of the future: intense natural disasters, flooded coastal cities, widespread refugee crises, and an ultimately desolate and inhospitable planet. Emissions have dropped significantly during the lockdown, with air pollution […]

Humanitarian Aid Scrambles to Help After Beirut Explosion

In the aftermath of the devastating explosion in Beirut, Lebanese officials are pleading for international aid to help the city recover. This explosion, which killed at least 135 people and injured another 5,000, has left citizens without homes, food, or vital medical care. In an interview on Thursday, Beirut Governor Marwan Abboud wept and implored […]