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A vessel carrying approximately 200 irregular migrants sank off the coasts of Rhodes island in southeastern Aegean Sea on Monday, April 20, 2015, local authorities said. At least three people died in the accident. European Union officials gathered for an emergency meeting Monday, after hundreds of people are believed to have died in what could be the Mediterranean's deadliest migrant disaster. (Xinhua/Zuma Press/TNS)

Let’s not forget humanity in a Refugee crisis

Nathalia H. Nielsen May 15, 2015

Human lives matter more than geopolitics. That is why the whole world should take action when thousands of refugees drown at the doorstep of Europe. Not just Italy. Not just Germany. Not just the European...

Vote people for political change in America

Vote people for political change in America

Nathalia H. Nielsen March 5, 2015

Things are not going to change in America unless the people demand change. To those of you who have only lived long enough to experience the past few decades, it might seem like American politics have...

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Stamping out the aid needed by those living in poverty

Nathalia H. Nielsen February 11, 2014

When you have 46.5 million people living in poverty what do you do? It’s not a trick question, I swear. And the answer is: cut programs that help them of course. This solution is not copied out of...

NFL ‘Concussion crisis’ in football is deadly

NFL ‘Concussion crisis’ in football is deadly

Nathalia H. Nielsen October 16, 2013

Before I ever watched an NFL game, there were the football movies. “North Dallas Forty,” “Everybody’s All-American,” “Any Given Sunday,” “Varsity Blues,” “Rudy,” “Invincible,”...

The Dark Side of the World Cup

The Dark Side of the World Cup

Nathalia H. Nielsen October 2, 2013

The World Cup is a big deal around the world. Actually, it is a huge deal. Not only do fans get to watch the best of what soccer can offer in the course of several weeks but the countries hosting the...

Is the Financial Fair Play regulation a joke?

Is the Financial Fair Play regulation a joke?

Nathalia H. Nielsen September 16, 2013

$134 million. That is the amount of money spent this summer by Real Madrid to acquire the services of Welsh soccer star Gareth Bale. Record-breaking? Absolutely. Fair play? Not by a long shot. The UEFA...

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