Weekly Hot Topics – Jan 22nd 2015

Had a busy week and haven’t had time to follow top news stories? Read Weekly Hot Topics to get a quick recap of what’s been happening around the world.

This week…


Yemen’s government is on the brink of collapse as President Hadi steps down today amid violent stand-off with Houthi fighters earlier this week.

LabelOne opinion on the story: Troubled countries need global attention. Support this opinion or add your own.




Obama’s annual State of the Union highlighted national improvements since the start of his presidency and addressed necessary economic reforms to the Republican-Congress.


One opinion on this story: Obama’s priority should be middle class economics. What do you think? Add your opinion here.



Oxfam released a report on Tuesday at the World Economic Forum claiming the richest 1% of the world’s population will own more than half of the world’s wealth by 2016.


One opinion of the situation:  “We are the 99 percent.” What will the future look like? Support your side of the opinion here.



Lindsey Vonn sets a new record with her 63rd World Cup title in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy this week where her mother came to support her for the first time.


LabelOne opinion on the story: Family support affects an athlete’s performance. Do you agree? Support the opinion here.


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