Chemical Attack in Syria Condemned
Leaders from countries across the globe denounced Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime for it's role in suspected chemical attacks that occurred in Syria.
The White Helmets Group reported that at least 48 people died in the city of Douma, which is the last rebel-held town in Eastern Ghouta. Images of Syrian children convulsing and suffering after the attack spread through news and social media outlets around the world. The attack elicited a strong response from President Trump who called out Russian President Vladimir Putin for blame over Russia's role in supplying the chemical weapons in support of the Assad regime.
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Who Wins the Trade War?
That's the billion dollar question. President Trump's introduction of a series of tariff proposals began in February when hefrom China. The administration has also threatened to impose tariffs on other products such as electronics. China's response has been to make of increased tariffs on American cars, wine, and soybeans. The stock market has taking a tumble based on the sword rattling from both countries.
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Kyrie Irving Out
The Boston Celtics lost Kyrie Irving for the rest of the season after a bacterial infection detected in his left knee sent the NBA superstar into surgery for a second time. The surgery puts the Celtics in a bad situation heading into postseason, missing both Irving and it's other big ticket player, Gordon Hayward, whose gruesome ankle injury shelved him for all of the 2017/18 season.
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Indonesian Oil Spill Disaster
More bad news for the world's oceans. An oil spill in Borneo has spread across an area that is bigger than the city of Paris. The spill has not currently been contained and is heading out to the open ocean, causing worries about its ecological impact. The Indonesian government has reported that the growing slick is responsible for the death of an endangered Irrawaddy dolphin, a protected species under Indonesian law, which was found washed up on the coast near the site of the spill.
People in the Indonesian city of Balikpapan have also complained about health problems from the toxic slick and have been warned not to light cigarettes or ignite any open flame.
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