February

N. Korea nuclear deal reached

North Korea agreed on Feb. 13 to shut down its main nuclear reactor and eventually dismantle its atomic weapons program just four months after it tested a nuclear bomb.

Hamas, Fatah sign pact

A power-sharing pact between rival Palestinian factions aimed at ending months of infighting was met with cautious optimism on last week after Hamas vowed to “respect” past peace deals with Israel.

Ecuador: dignity, sovereignty on the rise

Rafael Correa, upon his inauguration as Ecuador’s president on Jan. 15, immediately called for Congress to approve a referendum for a constitutional assembly which he sees as crucial for “a profound transformation” of the country.

WHATS REALLY GOOD

Campaign unites youth to free Cuban 5 Homelessness among LGBT youth Harvard president makes history Black youth still discriminated against

Obama makes it official

Standing in the place where Abraham Lincoln gave his “House Divided” speech, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) declared his intention to become the next president of the United States.

Calif. governor proposes prison reforms

New prison reform proposals by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger have drawn mixed reviews from justice advocates.

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