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Russian President Vladimir Putin has introduced a constitutional amendment that would remove term limits on Russias presidency. The amendment, which has been approved by Russias legislature, is expected to be approved by an upcoming public referendum, allowing Putin to continue serving as president past 2024.

Putin to remove Russia’s presidential term limits

Polina Dashevsky, Staff Writer April 15, 2020

Having served as both Prime Minister and President of the Russian Federation for the last two decades, Vladimir Putin might become the longest-ever serving leader in Russia’s history if his recent proposal...

Oxford Circus, a retail hub in central London, is empty after the U.K. enacted a nationwide lockdown March 23. Lockdowns have been implemented in various countries and regions in order to decrease the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. As a result, people may not leave their homes except for specific reasons, such as buying necessities or 
for medical purposes.

Community reacts to lockdown measures enacted in U.K.

Lucas Romualdo, News Editor: Online April 5, 2020

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, several regions around the world have placed their citizens under a lockdown, severely restricting freedom of movement in order to curb the spread of the disease. In...

Grade 12 graduation will take place at Central Hall Westminster with extra COVID-19 regulations and will be available to watch over livestream. Grade 12 students may only invite two guests and will be seated on the ground floor rather than the stage.

AP Exam format changed in response to coronavirus outbreak

Lea George and Lucas Romualdo March 20, 2020

As a result of the COVID-19 epidemic, CollegeBoard has announced on their website that the annual AP exams, originally planned to occur during early May, will be shortened online exams instead. The...

President Donald Trump attends a meeting  concerning the coronavirus outbreak. Over 10,000 Americans have been infected with the disease, prompting widespread business and school closures. As a result of the economic risk posed by these measures, the Trump administration has put forward a trillion-dollar economic stimulus package, the largest since the 2008 financial crisis.

Trump administration proposes trillion-dollar economic stimulus

Lucas Romualdo, News Editor: Online March 19, 2020

In response to the economic tumble caused by the coronavirus outbreak, the Trump administration has proposed a trillion-dollar stimulus package, which would include cash payments of $1000 to every adult...

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