The Third Wheel

Politicians from the ruling People Power Party and the opposition Democratic Party have traditionally held the top offices in South Korea. Currently, the two parties hold 270 out of 300 seats in the legislature, for example. However, only 24 percent of South Korean citizens trusted in those...

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Match, Set, Point

One of Europe’s top courts ruled on Tuesday that Switzerland violated its citizens’ human rights by failing to adequately address climate change, a landmark verdict that applies throughout the continent and could create a precedent for climate litigation, CNN reported. Over 2,000 Swiss women from the...

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Black and Blue

Leaders in Haiti have reached a deal for a transitional government to end the gang-fuelled chaos that has battered the nation, pending the approval of the outgoing administration, Agence France Presse reported. The deal, agreed to over the weekend, establishes a nine-member council made up of...

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Into the Folds

Groups of demonstrators protested in front of Georgia’s parliament this week against a controversial bill that would allow the government to crack down on civil society organizations by labeling them “foreign agents,” a move that threatens to harm the country’s chances of joining the European...

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Speed Racer

Shark skin has captivated both fishermen and scientists in how it enables the marine predators to achieve astonishing speeds underwater. Packed with small, anvil-shaped structures known as denticles, some species can swim at speeds topping 43 miles per hour – far outpacing Olympic swimmers who might...

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