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SIU creates emergency response team to combat Coronavirus

SIU creates emergency response team to combat Coronavirus

By Bethany Rentfro, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2020

SIU Chancellor John Dunn said the university has created an “all-hazards” preparedness team to evaluate and plan for all possible scenarios should the virus come to southern Illinois. 

Trump-Kim Jong Un summit fails to produce disarmament plan

North Korea's Kim Jong Un, third from left, shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump, third from right, in Singapore on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (Kevin Lim/The Straits Times/Zuma Press/TNS)

By Victoria Kim, Noah Bierman And Matt Stiles, Tribune Washington Bureau

June 12, 2018

President Donald Trump vowed Tuesday to "start a new history" with North Korea after a summit with Kim Jong Un that produced an agreement only to keep talking  and a promise by the U.S. to stop "war games" with its longtime ally, South Korea. The Pentagon's joint military exercises with South Korea...

SIU student reflects on the aftermath of Hurricane Maria eight months later

Trees and ruins in Condado, Puerto Rico.

By Amelia Blakely, Campus Editor

May 9, 2018

Since Hurricane Maria ripped through the United States territory Puerto Rico this past fall on Sept. 20 the island's residents have been picking up the ruins of their homes and businesses while living with no power and water for months. “The days were long and the nights were short,” Ivonne Fr...

Mexico rescues continue; death toll reaches at least 274

People carry steel to be used to support the structure of the collapsed Enrique Rebsamen school in Colonia Nueva Oriental Coapa in Mexico City, on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. (Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Andrea Castillo and Laura King | Los Angeles Times

September 22, 2017

Rescuers at sites across the sprawling metropolis of Mexico City used search dogs and calls to the cellphones of those trapped to try to pinpoint the location of anyone who had survived under the remains of buildings.

More than 30 dead in powerful Mexico earthquake, officials say

A fence collapses on a car after an 8.1 earthquake hit southern Mexico Sept. 8, 2017. More than 30 people have died from the quake. (El Universal/Zuma Press/TNS)

By Deutsche Presse-Agentur

September 8, 2017

President Enrique Pena Nieto called it the strongest earthquake to hit the country in nearly a century.

Counter-protesters gear up ahead of Berlin neo-Nazi rally

Counter-protesters gear up ahead of Berlin neo-Nazi rally

By dpa | Berlin

August 19, 2017

Thousands of counter-demonstrators are expected to gather in the German capital on Saturday to protest a neo-Nazi rally called to mark the 30th anniversary of the suicide in a Berlin prison of Hitler's former deputy. About 500 neo-Nazis are expected to turn up for the rally in Berlin's Spandau district...

Spanish police kill five suspects in second terrorist attack

Injured people react after a van crashed into pedestrians on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 in Las Ramblas, downtown Barcelona, Spain. According to initial reports a van crashed into a crowd in Barcelona's famous Placa Catalunya square at Las Ramblas area. Local media report the van driver ran away, metro and train stations were closed. (David Armengou/EFE/Zuma Press/TNS)

By Pablo Sanguinetti and Ana Lazaro Verde | Deutsche Presse-Agentur

August 18, 2017

Spanish police early Friday said they had killed five "terrorists" who reportedly tried to mow down pedestrians in the resort town of Cambrils, hours after a similar attack in Barcelona. "We are working on the hypothesis that events in Cambrils were a terrorist attack. We have killed its alleged perpetrators,"...

China tells US, North Korea to ‘hit brakes’ on threats

Moon vents Korea frustration by asserting right to veto US war

By Al Jazeera | Doha, Qatar

August 16, 2017

China has warned the United States and North Korea to "hit the brakes" on threats and actions, and work towards a peaceful resolution of their dispute. Foreign Minister Wang Yi, in a phone conversation with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday, said the two countries should work together...

British police arrest 12 in terrorist attack

British police arrest 12 in terrorist attack

By Erik Kirschbaum and Laura King | Los Angeles Times

June 4, 2017

As Prime Minister Theresa May called for stepped-up action to combat Islamist extremism, British police Sunday reported 12 arrests in connection with the vehicle-and-slashing attack that killed seven people and injured dozens of others. Forensics technicians scoured for clues and police patrolled...

19 dead, 50 injured in ‘terrorist incident’ at Manchester concert

Ariana Grande performed in Jakarta in 2015 for her Honeymoon Tour.

By Bill Smith | DPA

May 22, 2017

Nineteen people were confirmed dead and some 50 others injured after an explosion at Britain's Manchester Arena late Monday that was being treated as a "terrorist incident," police said. Police were called to reports of an explosion at the venue just before 10:30 p.m. local time near the end of a...

After Syria strike, Trump administration talks tough

Turkish experts evacuate a victim of a suspected chemical weapons attacks in the Syrian city of Idlib, at a local hospital in Reyhanli on April 4, 2017. At least 58 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a suspected chemical attack on a rebel-held town in north-western Syria, a monitoring group says. Around 30 Turkish ambulances gathered at the border in Hatay province for medical evacuation of victims after Syria toxic gas attack, to be brought to Turkey. (Ferhat Dervisoglu/Depo Photos/Zuma Press/TNS)

By John T. Bennett | CQ-Roll Call

April 11, 2017

The Trump administration is suddenly warning would-be foes and touting its leader as a no-nonsense commander in chief, after focusing exclusively on domestic policy for its first 77 days. Last week, the White House was still very much concentrated on health care, a tax overhaul and other domestic...

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