Interested in learning more about the facts behind the stories you read from the media? Each month we’re pulling some of the major headlines from the news, and pairing them with research articles related to the topic. With the power of SharedIt, you’ll be able to read full journal articles and share them with others!
- On 4 April a tragic terrorist attack took place in St. Petersburg, Russia inside a metro train.
Learn more about the threat of terrorist attacks targeting rail bound traffic in this article from the Journal of Transportation Security: Rail bound traffic—a prime target for contemporary terrorist attacks?
- The US began airstrikes on Syrian airbases in response to chemical attacks on its civilians. In today’s world much of the footage we see of these terrible chemical attacks comes from civilian footage.
Learn more about the place citizen journalism has in making the news in this article from Quality and Quantity: Citizen, mainstream and peace journalism relationship in covering Syria events: a content analysis of Aljazeera
- United Airlines was in the news for forcefully removing a passenger who was elected at random to be removed from an overbooked flight.
Read about the impact of travel risk factors on various traveler groups, and the effect on customer travel satisfaction and repurchase intention in this article from Service Business: Risk factors at the travel destination: their impact on air travel satisfaction and repurchase intention
- With concerns over addressing the EU referendum, UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced plans to call a a snap general election on 8 June.
Read more about how Brexit will affect the EU in this article from Intereconomics: What Future for the EU After Brexit?
- The French presidential election stands to make history with two non-traditional candidates taking center stage ahead of the May 7th vote
Learn about the French double-ballot system in this article from French Politics: Elections Under the French Double-Ballot System: An Introduction
- General motors announced it has quit operating in Venezuela after a plant was illegally seized by authorities. The country has faced major economic and political strife since the collapse of global oil prices.
Take a look at the background on what has been called the oil curse in this article from Development: Revisiting the Oil Curse
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