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The Soapbox

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The Soapbox: The politics of energy

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN covering major news developments at NYU’s campuses and study away sites abroad. Global consciousness for a global university.
Samson Tu, Magazine Managing Editor April 12, 2024

In Ghana, president suspends electricity export amid power shortage crisis Nana Akufo-Addo, the president of Ghana, ordered the country to cease exports of its electricity supplies...

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The Soapbox: Obesity study in the UK, women’s tennis in Saudi Arabia, peace initiative between Switzerland and Russia

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN covering major news developments abroad. Global consciousness for a global university.
Maisie Zipfel, Deputy News Editor April 5, 2024

In the United Kingdom, study identifies genes that may contribute to obesity A study led by the United Kingdom’s Medical Research Council identified genetic variants in two...

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The Soapbox: Thousands march in Argentina, temporary border controls in Germany, century-old waiters’ race in France

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN covering major news developments at NYU’s campuses and study away sites abroad. Global consciousness for a global university.
Krish Dev, Multimedia Editor March 29, 2024

In Argentina, protesters take to the streets on anniversary of 1976 military coup Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in central Buenos Aires for the Day of Remembrance for...

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The Soapbox: Spy investigation in the UK, climate goal delays in Australia, Tibetan protests in China

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN covering major news developments at NYU’s campuses and study away sites abroad. Global consciousness for a global university.
Anna Baird-Hassell, Copy Chief March 15, 2024

In the United Kingdom, police close British spy investigation A seven-year-long investigation into a British army spy known as “Stakeknife,” who was suspected of being involved...

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The Soapbox: 2 years into the Russia-Ukraine war

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN covering major news developments at NYU’s campuses and study away sites abroad. Global consciousness for a global university.
Samson Tu, Creative Director March 8, 2024

Last month marked the two-year anniversary of the Russia-Ukraine war. Since February 2022, more than six-and-a-half million Ukrainians fled while Russian casualties amounted to...

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The Soapbox: Cannabis legalization in Germany, electoral upset in Italy, fire-related evacuation in Australia

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN covering major news developments at NYU’s campuses and study away sites abroad. Global consciousness for a global university.
Krish Dev, Multimedia Editor March 1, 2024

In Germany, government legalizes recreational cannabis use German legislators have approved a governmental initiative to partially legalize cannabis, marking a major step toward...

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The Soapbox: Eiffel Tower closure in France, maritime improvements in Australia, return of stolen artifacts in Ghana

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN covering major news developments at NYU’s campuses and study away sites abroad. Global consciousness for a global university.
Maisie Zipfel, Deputy News Editor February 23, 2024

In France, Eiffel Tower closes amid worker strike The Eiffel Tower has been closed to visitors since Monday as a result of a labor worker strike. The General Confederation of...

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The Soapbox: New finance minister in Ghana, EV subsidy cuts in France, prime minister acquittal in the Czech Republic

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN covering major news developments at NYU’s campuses and study away sites abroad. Global consciousness for a global university.
Anna Baird-Hassell, Copy Chief February 16, 2024

In Ghana, president appoints new prime minister Nana Akufo-Addo, the president of Ghana, replaced his finance minister Ken Ofori-Atta amid ongoing economic tensions. Mohammed...

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The Soapbox: Agriculture in Europe

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN covering major news developments at NYU’s campuses and study away sites abroad. Global consciousness for a global university.
Yezen Saadah, Deputy Managing Editor February 9, 2024

In Italy, police arrest mafia suspects over yearslong EU subsidies fraud Italian police arrested 37 suspects in Messina, Sicily — some of whom are alleged members of the mafia...

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The Soapbox: Economic reform in Argentina, sexual misconduct case in Australia, German reparations in Poland

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN covering major news developments at NYU’s campuses and study away sites abroad. Global consciousness for a global university.
Maisie Zipfel, Deputy News Editor February 2, 2024

Content warning: This article contains mentions of sexual assault and harassment.  In Argentina, Congress debates economic reform bill Far-right libertarian president Javier...

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The Soapbox: COP28 in the UAE, Chinese visit to Vietnam, AI legislation in the EU

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN covering major news developments at NYU’s campuses and study away sites abroad. Global consciousness for a global university.
Anna Baird-Hassell, Copy Chief December 15, 2023

In the UAE, milestone agreement introduced at climate conference  Members of the United Nations agreed to reduce fossil fuel use worldwide on Wednesday, a move many climate activists...

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The Soapbox: Immigration policy across Europe

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN covering major news developments at NYU’s campuses and study away sites abroad. Global consciousness for a global university.
Samson Tu, Creative & Multimedia Director December 8, 2023

In the United Kingdom, official resigns after deportation bill proposal British immigration minister Robert Jenrick resigned Wednesday after the government introduced an emergency...

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