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Greece’s Extended Bailout Plan

Written by: Andrea Martin Media by: Garrett Streeter   Eurozone Extends Greece’s Loan Program Greece’s plan to extend its bailout won over the Eurozone as finance minsters approved a four-month extension period for the country. "We call on the Greek authorities to further develop and broaden the list of reform measures, based on the current arrangement, in close coordination with the institutions in or ...

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About Me: World News Section Editor Andrea Martin

About Me – World News Hello! My name is Andrea Martin and I’m a junior here at Greenville College. I’m majoring in Pre-nursing with a minor in History. Below is a little list of some information about me, and some of my favorite things. Born: June 17 Hometown: Yorba Linda, CA Favorite Color(s): Green, blue & yellow Favorite movie(s): The Silence of the Lambs & American Beauty Favorite TV show(s): Ho ...

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Super Bug Breaks out at UCLA

Written by Andrea Martin. Media by Matt Miller. Two fatalities have occurred at the University of California, Los Angeles after intrinsic procedures were performed in which a “super bug” has been identified as the main cause for the deaths. UCLA released a statement Wednesday, February 18 that the super bug was linked to medical scopes that had not been thoroughly cleaned. Seven others have been infected an ...

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10,548

Written by Andrea Martin. Media by Garrett Streeter. Afghanistan Civilian Casualties Hit Record-High Civilian casualties within Afghanistan topped over 10,000 since record keeping started in 2009. The United Nations recently released a report documenting the casualties, citing that 10,548 civilians were killed in 2014 alone. A 25% rise in deaths occurred in 2014 compared to the year before. According to the ...

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Greece’s Economic Troubles

Written by: Andrea Martin Media by: Garrett Streeter Last week, the European Central Bank took a stance against Greece’s economic turmoil, stating that it would no longer accept Greek government bonds as collateral for lending money to commercial banks. This ultimately puts Greece in a position to accept emergency funding and assistance, but other countries in the European Union are hesitant to support the ...

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Italy Elects New President

Written by: Andrea Martin Media by: Garrett Streeter 73-year-old Sicilian politician, Sergio Mattarella, was elected as Italy’s new president, taking over the vacated spot after former president, Giorgio Napolitano, stepped down from the position citing age as a his primary reason for doing so. It took three days for Mattarella to be elected by Italian lawmakers, who struggled to amass enough votes to get h ...

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FCC and Net Neutrality

  Written by Andrea Martin. Media by Matt Miller The FCC will be pressing for stronger Internet regulations, and even went as far to say that those said regulations would be the “strongest open Internet protections” the web has ever seen. Tom Wheeler, the chairman of the Federal Commission of Communications, has looked to confront cable television and telecommunication companies that supply American ho ...

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Ohio State Football Player Found Dead

Written by Andrea Martin, Media by Jack Wang Ohio State football player Kosta Karageorge was found dead Sunday Nov. 30 after having been reported missing since Nov. 25. Karageorge’s body was found near OSU’s campus with a reported self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head. Police officials found his body in a dumpster where a handgun was also found. Karageorge’s roommates said he had left their apartment at ...

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Obama’s Plan After Midterm Election Downfall

Written by Andrea Martin, Media by Jack Wang After the disastrous midterm elections for the Democratic Party, President Barack Obama outlined his agenda, and addressed the U.S. citizens’ concerns. "The American people sent a message, one that they've sent for several elections now. They expect the people they elect to work as hard as they do," Obama said. "They expect us to focus on their ambitions, not our ...

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25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Written by Andrea Martin, Media by Jack Wang On Sunday, November 9, Germany celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, led the country in a marked event of remembrance and celebration. In a 20-minute speech, Merkel told of the impact of the Berlin Wall and how it held a special meaning for the country of Germany. But before the country could know joy, i ...

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