Articles by Quynh Tran

Canada introduces ‘assisted suicide’ legislation

  Quynh Tran The Carroll News   Canada introduced legislation to legalize assisted suicide for Canadians who are inflicted with a “serious and incurable illness” that causes them “enduring physical or psychological suffering,” according to The New York Times. The law specifies that only those consenting adults who are mentally competent can request an assisted…

Terrorists in Brussels attacks arrested, charged

  Four men were arrested and charged for the terrorist attacks on March 22, 2016 at the Brussels airport. One of the men arrested was the infamous “man in the hat,” according to Belgian authorities. The “man in the hat” was caught on camera along side two of the other bombers, who blew themselves up…

California plans to increase minimum wage

    California’s legislature approved minimum wage increase according to The Los Angeles Times. The current minimum wage in California is $10 per hour, and will increase to $15 per hour over the next six years, which is the highest statewide wage. According to the plan, by Jan. 1, 2017, the minimum wage per hour…

Tensions rise between South Korea, North Korea

    Tension escalated on the Korean peninsula after a satellite launch in early February conducted by North Korea. The South Korean government has ordered the shut down of the industrial complex run by both the North and South Korean governments, according to The New York Times. North Korea retaliated by expelling South Korean workers…

Zika virus infects many in South America

  The mosquito-borne Zika virus is sweeping through the southern Americas, namely Brazil, and has been shown to be linked to the rare birth defect microcephaly, a condition that causes newborns to be born with shrunken heads and severe disabilities, according to PBS Newshour. The World Health Organization said on Thursday, Jan. 28, that the…