SUN SUNI KHABAR FEBRUARY 12TH, 2016
DELAY OF CEASEFIRE ALLOWS RUSSIANS TO CONTINUE OFFENSIVE
On Friday, countries at the table for the Syrian peace talks reached an agreement to have a cessation of hostilities. However, this agreement is set to take effect next week, opening the doors for Russia to continue their bombing on the Syrian capital of Aleppo. Allying with Iran and Lebanon, Syrian forces are planning to take back Aleppo. Should they succeed, it would end rebels’ hopes of overthrowing President Bashar Al Assad.
SOUTH KOREA AND UNITED STATES OPEN MISSILE TALKS
South Korea cut power to a facility that was run jointly with its northern counterpart, signaling that they were ready to begin talks over missile defense. North Korea’s test launch of a missile last week has been met with condemnation from Seoul. Likewise, North Korea declared the shutting down of the plant a “declaration of war”. Countries such as South Korea and Japan want to work with Washington to take a tougher stand against North Korea.
FINLAND SEES MASS EXODUS OF IRAQI REFUGEES
Immigration into Europe is at the highest it has been since World War II, with more than a million immigrants flooding into the continent. This sudden influx of migrants has been seen chiefly in Germany and Sweden, both of which had to tighten their immigration processes. However, Finland has seen an increase as well, from 3,600 in 2014 to 32,500 in 2015. However, despite this increase, many immigrants have decided to leave Finland and return to their home country. They cite the bitter cold and their dislike of the food as major reasons.
OUTBREAK OF LEGIONNAIRE’S DISEASE LINKED TO FLINT
Late last March, officials in Gennessee County declared a public health emergency with an outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease. They were told that the state would bring the suspected link to the drinking water in Flint to the public’s attention, but two months later the emergency ended, without a notice to the public. In the summer of 2015, the disease killed four people, and was only announced to the public in January 2016 by Governor Rick Snyder, who apologized, saying he only heard about it two days before the announcement.