Shane Burrell |Sports Editor| The world has witnessed in the past few days deadly acts of retaliation in the regions of the Gaza Strip and Israel. The Gaza Strip lies on the coast of Mediterranean Sea bordering Israel and Egypt mainly inhabited by Palestinians. This region has suffered causalities from rocket impacts launched by Israel. Reported from KPCC's Morning Edition broadcasted by NPR: Causalities in Gaza have risen to 172 with many more injured. The current retaliations is the result of tensions heightened when three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped while hitch hiking home crossing the West Bank after school and later found murdered. After the … [Read more...] about Israeli and Palestinian conflicts
By Mintimer Avila |Online Editor| Pro-Russian activists in Ukraine have seized various government buildings throughout the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Russia responded to the situation by placing an estimated 40,000 Russian troops near the border of Ukraine. A recent international deal in Geneva between Russia, Ukraine and the western powers was established on April 17 to address this issue but rising tension has caused Washington and its allies to prepare more sanctions against Russia if they fail to take control of the situation. “We expect and we will be watching whether Russia does or does not uphold its responsibility to use its very considerable influence to restrain and … [Read more...] about Tensions escalate between Russia and U.S.