Samantha Gobba

Samantha is a freelancer for WORLD Digital. She is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute, and she holds a bechelor degree in English from Hillsdale College and a multiple subject teaching credential from California State University. Samantha resides in Chico, Calif., with her husband and their two sons.

Associated Press/Photo by Paul Grover

U.K., EU agree on Brexit trade deal

by Samantha Gobba
Posted 12/24/20, 04:36 pm

Britain and the European Union struck an agreement on Thursday aimed at easing the transition to post-Brexit economies. Both sides say the trade deal benefits them. “We have taken back control of our laws and our destiny,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, while European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen called the compact fair and balanced. Both entities have until Jan.

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Associated Press/ Photo by Janice Wei via National Park Service

Kilauea volcano erupts in Hawaii

by Samantha Gobba
Posted 12/22/20, 03:44 am

After more than two years of stillness, Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island started erupting on Sunday night. The volcano spewed lava, steam, gas, and ash into the air. A 4.4.-magnitude earthquake hit the surrounding area about an hour after the eruption started but did not cause any severe structural damages. Some lava fell into the Halemaumau crater and mixed with a recently-formed lake, creating a steam cloud that rose about 30,000 feet into the atmosphere.

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Associated Press/ Photo by Kathy Willens

U.S. sues Facebook over monopoly

by Samantha Gobba
Posted 12/10/20, 03:15 am

The Federal Trade Commission and 48 states filed antitrust suits against the tech giant on Wednesday. New York Attorney General Letitia James said at a press conference that Facebook used its monopoly power to crush smaller rivals and snuff out competition like WhatsApp and Instagram, all at the expense of everyday users. In 2012, Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion and later purchased WhatsApp for $19 billion in 2014. It has also acquired some 68 other startup companies.

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