In Case You Missed It: Last Week’s International News, Today

The BJIL blog team is starting a new weekly series to go over headlines that caught our attention in the previous week. Let us know in the comments any stories you have been reading.

52 Years

The Columbian government and FARC have signed a pact to end a 52-year war. FARC conditionally turned in their weapons, but are receiving recognition as political party.


Hundreds of migrants are believed to have drowned after a boat carrying up to six hundred people capsized off the coast of Egypt. According to the UN, more than 10,000 people have died trying to cross the Mediterranean toward Europe since 2014, according to the UN.

$14.5 billion

Companies continue to come under fire for hiding assets in tax havens. Apple faces having to pay $14.5 billion in back taxes.

2 Summits

Two Summits were held last week to address the growing refugee and migrant crisis.

20 people

An airstrike on an aid convey outside Aleppo killed 20 people. This strike occurred shortly after a negotiated cease-fire.

October 13th  

An Anti-Brexit Group is challenging the legality of the referendum by saying that the decision needs to go to Parliament. The hearing begins on October 13th.


Prime minister Narendra Modi has announced that India will ratify COP21, the climate deal created in Paris last year, that aims to stymie global warming. India is the 4th largest contributor to greenhouse gases.

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