Sometimes it can be hard to keep up with everything that’s going on in the world. Between dealing with family life, doing your job and managing other responsibilities, there simply isn’t enough time to read every news story that piques your interest—let alone explore some of the lesser-known topics you might find fascinating.
But here at Writers Pakistan, we believe that everyone deserves to know what’s happening in the world, so we’ve put together this list of some of the top trending news stories you might have missed this week!
1) ICYMI: The Soap Opera That is the Trump White House
What’s Going On? If you’ve been out of touch for a few days, there has been quite a bit of activity at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The Trump White House is roiling with gossip, backbiting and nepotism—and there are even rumors of impeachment proceedings. But what’s really going on behind all that drama? Here’s a recap of five important stories that have taken place in Washington over just one week.
2) Cryptocurrency Mania Continues, But Will It Last?
Cryptocurrency is a topic that’s often on investors’ minds, and for good reason. Cryptocurrencies, which include more than a thousand different digital tokens, have exploded in value over the past year. As of Jan. 30, 2022, they had soared nearly 1,500% against Bitcoin and more than 4,000% against gold since 2016.
But these massive gains also mean there are plenty of risks involved with cryptocurrencies—and they aren’t suitable for all types of investors. If you want to invest in cryptocurrencies, here are some things you should know before diving in headfirst.
3) A Trade War Between US and China Is Good For No One
The U.S. and China have entered a trade war, which is nothing new in itself, but an aspect of how it is being carried out may be surprising to some: The dispute is being waged by means of a series of tariffs applied on each other’s imports and exports. So far, that strategy appears to be working well for neither country—and may hurt them both in equal measure over time. For now, though, there are signs that things could get worse before they get better.
4) Was North Korea’s Surprise Missile Launch Just a Warning Shot?
It’s been more than a month since North Korea tested its last missile, yet Pyongyang’s sudden launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile into Japanese airspace has some experts wondering whether Kim Jong Un’s regime could be preparing for an even larger demonstration. In a report published on Wednesday morning, Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart told lawmakers that U.S.
5) Samsung Wants to Overtake Apple in Smartphone Market Share
Samsung and Apple are two of most dominant smartphone manufacturers in today’s market. While Apple’s iPhone holds a 41 percent market share, South Korea-based Samsung holds a 23 percent share and is continuing to grow.
The growth of Samsung may be attributed to their new products and innovation while Apple has been sitting on their laurels. Despite what some people think, however, these companies do not make all of their own parts; they outsource some parts to other suppliers such as chipsets.
It seems that Samsung is taking another step forward in creating more innovative devices by buying up part of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon line—the company behind many smartphone processors.