The world, in brief

New Zealand: A new flag? A referendum ending on March 24 will let New Zealanders decide whether to keep the old flag or replace it with a new design. Supporters of the flag change argue that the current design is often confused with Australia’s flag,…

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International opinions on a national disaster

  The United States is the world’s most influential nation. China may be closing in in terms of economic influence and now boasts the world’s largest standing army, but the United States’ 17 trillion dollar gross domestic product and interventionist tendencies have allowed the nation…

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The world, in brief

Belgium: Brussels, Belgium’s capital and home of the European Union headquarters, was struck by a terrorist attack that killed more than 35 people and wounded around 300 more on Tuesday, March 22. The Islamic State (ISIS) has taken credit for the attack. Two explosions were…

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