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Travel the world at UA's 2017 Peace Corps Fair

The Peace Corps is bringing the world to the Student Union Memorial Center North Ballroom this Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 2 to 6 p.m. for the 2017 Peace Corps Fair. According to their mission statement, the Peace Corps endeavor to accomplish three goals in order to promote world peace and friendship and with this fair, they are working towards the third: “to help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.” Read more

UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (9/27)
1,051 36 3.4%
Total (8/4)
36,634 2,291 6.3%
Includes tests since August 4, 2020
Data from https://covid19.arizona.edu/updates
Updated September 27, 2020

Rocket launch failure has some questioning North Korea’s next move

BEIJING — After the embarrassment of a controversial North Korean rocket launch ending in explosion on Friday morning, observers are now left to wonder what Pyongyang might do next. The Unha-3 (Galaxy) rocket was meant to be a grand reminder of the 100th anniversary of the April 15 birth of Kim Il Sung, the nation’s founder. Read more

Netanyahu asks to postpone eviction

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu intervened Tuesday on behalf of Jewish settlers who last week took occupancy of a disputed building in the restive West Bank city of Hebron, requesting that a military order to evict them be postponed. Read more

Former Mexican president dies at 77

MEXICO CITY – Former Mexican President Miguel de la Madrid, 77, who led the country during economic meltdown and natural disaster in the 1980s and laid the groundwork for freer markets and politics, died Sunday morning at a Mexico City hospital where he was admitted several weeks ago for lung disease. Read more

Obama clears way for tightened sanctions on Iran

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration cleared the way for tightening sanctions on Iran with a determination that a reduction in the global purchases of Iranian oil wouldn’t harm the world petroleum market. President Barack Obama determined that though world oil supplies are tight, there is a “sufficient supply of petroleum and petroleum-related products from countries other than Iran” to make the reductions manageable, the White House said in a statement Friday. Obama was required to make the finding under a 2011 law that sets in motion graduated sanctions aimed at squeezing Iran to persuade it to accept limits on its nuclear program. Read more