By Daniel Urenda |Staff Writer| CSUSB professor comments on James Comey’s dismissal by President Donald Trump—a controversial decision, despite the fact that the FBI director had been facing considerable criticism from both liberals and conservatives beforehand. Comey’s dismissal happened via a letter written by Trump on Tuesday, May 9. According to the letter, Comey’s dismissal was due to the Department of Justice’s judgment that he was not effectively leading the FBI. According to a statement from the White House, Comey’s termination was due to recommendations from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. However, some believe that Comey may … [Read more...] about Fallout after Trump fires FBI director
By Raequan Harrison |Staff Writer| Russia will join President Obama in the fight against ISIS-under one condition. “The roots of ISIS can be traced, in part, to the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 and the subsequent emergence of al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), founded by Jordanian national Abu Musab al-Zarqawi,” according to MSNBC. The Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said, “the best way to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is to unite with the West, and Russia is already coordinating airstrikes with France.” “While President Obama seems to agree, he said there is a catch: Russia must first help end the Syrian war. Just days after Russia launched … [Read more...] about America and Russia: possible partnership
Marion Gil |News Editor| This week, fives countries are seeking to launch their own versions of the World Bank as well as their own International Monetary Fund (IMF). Brazil, Russia, India, China and Africa, collectively called the BRICS countries, are attempting to launch these international financial plans as a way to give emerging economies around the world an alternative to Western dominated financial loans, according to the Associated Press. The first plan suggested by the countries is their own version of the IMF called the Contingent Reserve Arrangement, which will be a $100 billion fund they claim will be dedicated to fighting international financial crises. The … [Read more...] about Debate on a modified World Bank
By Stephanie Para |Staff Writer| Kids confront governmental agencies with inaction to climate change (May 5) A massive legal suit against governmental agencies has gone underway by youth across the United States for inaction in regard to climate change. The case was filed by five teenagers and two nonprofit organizations, WildEarth Guardians and Kids vs. Global Warming, according to Aljazeera. Each nonprofit represents thousands of children from all over the U.S. Latest creepy human-like female android (May 6) At the 2014 Global Mobile Internet Conference in Beijing, professor Hiroshi Ishiguro revealed his latest female remote controlled android. The android, … [Read more...] about Chronicle news briefs
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.
By, Essence Dennis |Staff Writer| On March 1, 2014 Russian President Vladimir Putin announced an invasion on Ukraine, specifically Crimea. Putin began to demand that Russia invade Ukraine on Saturday and won his parliament’s approval, according to Huffington Post. Putin began sending his troops into Ukraine, which caused mass confrontation between Russia and the West, which has not been seen since the Cold War, according to Huffington Post. Russia was in violation of “Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity.” Putin was forced instruct Moscow to withdraw its forces out of Crimea and back to the borders once the United States told them, according to Huffington Post. “I think … [Read more...] about Putin invades Ukraine, possible intervention from US in the future
By Clarissa Toll |Staff Writer| Russia’s new anti-gay law has stirred controversy surrounding their imminent hosting of the 2014 Winter Olympics. This new law prohibits the discussion of gay rights, as well as homosexual relationships, anywhere children may be present. The law excludes propaganda that supports pro-gay philosophies. If this law is broken the offender will be fined, and if a foreigner, he or she will be deported. The law clashes with the International Olympics Committee’s view on gay rights. In an interview about the new law, the IOC President Jacques Rogge said, “The Olympic charter is very clear: it says that sport is a human right and it should be available to … [Read more...] about Russia’s new anti-gay law stirs debate over winter olympics
By Kevin Schaefer |Staff Writer| On Fri., Feb. 15 a meteor flashed across the Russian sky producing a massive sonic boom injuring more than 1,000 people and blowing windows across the region. Like in countless numbers of other natural disaster, many witnesses who were affected were unprepared. Most students and faculty reside on a natural disasters waiting to happen, since we are right along the San Andreas fault line. Many believe the “Big One,” meaning a substantial earthquake, will hit in the not too distant future. Students and faculty alike may not be as prepared for such disasters as we would hope for. Many natural disasters, like the meteor that hit Russia, happen … [Read more...] about Don’t be unprepared for the next natural disasters