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Global News 5/28/19 – The aftermath of tense EU-wide election, 55 dead after Brazil prison gang fights, and extremist attacks on Afghan schools triple

Matteo Salvini, Italy’s interior minister and leader of the anti-migrant League Party, in Milan, Italy, on Monday. Credit Guglielmo Mangiapane/Reuters

Matteo Salvini, Italy’s interior minister and leader of the anti-migrant League Party, in Milan, Italy, on Monday. Credit Guglielmo Mangiapane/Reuters

Global News 4/23/19 – Why did Sri Lanka not stop Sunday's attacks? Climate change has made the global wealth gap worse. New malaria vaccine to be tested.

Surveying the damage at St. Sebastians Church in Negombo on Monday. Credit Adam Dean for The New York Times

Surveying the damage at St. Sebastians Church in Negombo on Monday. Credit Adam Dean for The New York Times

Global News 4/22/19 – 🌎 Earth Day 🌍 – Sri Lanka Easter bombings death toll rises to 290, CIA offers proof of Huawei connections to Chinese military, and the new push against Iranian oil exports

Global News 4/11/19 – Julian Assange arrested, Al-Bashir ousted, and the middle class in decline

Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, was arrested Thursday at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, where he had sheltered since 2012. Credit Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, was arrested Thursday at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, where he had sheltered since 2012. Credit Henry Nicholls/Reuters

This Thursday, some huge developments around the world took place. Julian Assange, the leader of WikiLeaks who had been taking shelter in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, was arrested today and faces extradition to the US. In addition, Sudan’s genocide-accused president Al-Bashir was ousted by the country’s military after months of protests. Finally, the middle class is no longer truly “middle.” Read more on why, and check out more stories, below.