The Crossroads

North Macedonia’s right-wing opposition won the parliamentary and presidential elections Wednesday, with its first female president elected, amid dissatisfaction with the ruling Social Democrats (SDSM) and raising questions around North Macedonia’s stalled bid to join the European Union, Reuters reported. With 92 percent of votes counted,...

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The Sound and the Fury

Student protests against the war in Gaza spread across Europe this week, with demonstrators demanding their universities cease partnerships with Israeli institutions, a move inspired by demonstrations on American campuses, Al Jazeera reported. Protests were held in France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands,...

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Just Say No

Thailand will recriminalize cannabis by the end of the year, according to Priem Minister Srettha Thavisin, a major U-turn for the Southeast Asian nation two years after it became the first in the region to decriminalize the drug for recreational use, the Independent reported. On Wednesday,...

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Finding Links

In May 2020, 11-year-old Ruby Reynolds and her father, Justin, stumbled upon a remarkable discovery while fossil-hunting on Blue Anchor Beach in Somerset, England. Through a bit of sleuthing, the family confirmed that the four-inch-long, oval-shaped fossil they had found belonged to an extinct marine reptile...

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