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[NEWS] Some Tuesday links

  • Bloomberg notes how income inequality is growing within Sydney, and between different areas of that city, and notes China’s high levels of debt previously unnoticed.
  • Bloomberg View notes the exceptional strength of the economy of California.
  • The CBC notes the effects of Donald Trump’s alienation of Latinos, reports on an alleged terrorist plot by a French citizen arrested by Ukraine, and looks at the incomprehension of the father of a child whose meningitis was neglected fatally.
  • The Calgary Herald notes that stupid statements keep undermining Alberta’s Wildrose Party.
  • The National Post‘s Andrew Coyne looks at how guaranteed minimum income could work in Canada, notes J.K. Rowling’s condemnation of fans upset Hermione is being played on stage by a black woman as racist, and looks at the success of a lawsuit lodged by a First Nations group against Québec for a dam built a century ago.

  • Open Democracy looks at transnational marriage abandonment.

[NEWS] Some Monday links

  • Bloomberg notes concern in Asia regarding Brexit, and reports on a Taiwanese call to China to heal from Tiananmen.
  • CBC notes a shocking proposal to assemble a human being using an artificial genome.
  • io9 notes the interest of the Chinese government in setting up a local science fiction award.
  • MacLean’s notes Russian crime gangs are blackmailing gay men.
  • The National Post observes one suggestion that Stonehenge was originally Welsh, and reports on a Wildrose parliamentarian in Alberta who compared a carbon tax to the Ukrainian genocide.
  • Open Democracy examines English identity in the context of Brexit and reports on South America’s Operation Condor.
  • The Toronto Star reports on an African grey parrot that may be a murder witness and notes Trudeau’s statement that preserving indigenous languages is key to preventing youth suicides.

[NEWS] Some Saturday links

  • Bloomberg considers wind power off of Long Island, looks at Odebrecht’s progress despite high-level arrests, and notes New Zealand’s criticism of China’s maritime expansionism.
  • Bloomberg View notes that Germany is a country thoroughly opposed to genocide.
  • The CBC notes the Tragically Hip tickets have sold out, and looks at ice melt in Antarctica.
  • MacLean’s notes the mounting of a monument in Moncton to the three RCMP officers recently killed there.
  • The National Post notes that Iraqi Kurds want to be armed, looks at how Calgary is a center for language change in Canadian English, and looks at how Australians want Canada to take in refugees.
  • Wired looks at the Louvre’s defenses against flooding.

[NEWS] Some Tuesday links

  • The Atlantic notes the import of the assassination of the head of the Taliban.
  • The BBC observes Spotify has more revenues, but is still not making money.
  • Bloomberg suggests Brexit would embolden central European populists and slow down growth, and looks at Coca Cola’s end of production in Venezuela.
  • Bloomberg View suggests a new class of educated Chinese professionals will hurt middle-class wages.
  • The CBC notes the lifting of the mandatory evacuation order for northern Alberta oil sands camps.
  • Daily Xtra looks at the importance of Facebook in spreading knowledge to PrEP.
  • Gizmodo notes the proliferation of cephalopods in the world’s oceans.
  • The Miami Herald describes how desperate Venezuelans are turning to urban gardening.
  • The National Post looks at Kevin O’Leary’s interest in Canadian politics.
  • The Toronto Star reports on the lifting of the American arms sales embargo against Vietnam.
  • Wired notes Grindr can still be hacked to identify users’ locations.

[NEWS] Some Friday links

  • Bloomberg looks at Argentina’s push for renewable energy, reports on Rosatom’s interest in developing South Africa as an entry into the African nuclear market, writes about China’s opposition to anything remotely like separatism in Hong Kong, and looks at Poland’s demand for an apology for Bill Clinton critical of the new government.
  • Bloomberg View notes the importance of honest statistics in Brazil, and calls for American arms sales to a friendly Vietnam.
  • CBC notes new Conservative support for a transgender rights bill and reports on how Ontario’s climate policy will hit Alberta’s natural gas exports.
  • Gizmodo notes Portugal has just managed to power itself entirely on renewable energy for four days.
  • The Inter Press Service describes the Middle Eastern refugee crisis.
  • The National Post looks at a proposed New York State ban on declawing cats.
  • Open Democracy reports on Norway’s EU status via a left-leaning Norwegian, looks at the life of Daniel Berrigan, and notes the emergent Saudi-Indian alliance.
  • Universe Today describes the circumstellar habitable zones of red giants.

[NEWS] Some Sunday links

  • Bloomberg notes a recent improvement in the fragile health of the Thai king, and looks at the iron ore bust precipitated by slowing growth in China.
  • The CBC notes how Uber’s expansion is hindered by regulation, and observed that a storm in Mexico halved the monarch butterfly population.
  • MacLean’s considers/u> the prospects for electoral reform in Canada.
  • National Geographic reports on the archeological findings off of the coast of Florida.
  • The National Post notes how a cat hit from the Fort McMurray fire inside a stove.
  • Open Democracy looks at the recent Scottish election, concluding that the country is on a path to independence.

[NEWS] Some Saturday links

  • Bloomberg notes that Alberta’s oil camps are set to revive quickly and looks at Uruguay’s venture onto global caviar markets.
  • Bloomberg View argues that the US military buildup in Europe is unnecessary and talks about reducing urban inequality.
  • CBC notes controversy over forcing women to wear high-heeled shoes and considers the import and scale of Russia’s doping scandal.
  • The Globe and Mail interviews prolific author James Patterson.
  • MacLean’s notes how the Parti Québécois’ cycles of self-destruction hurt Québec’s politics.
  • The National Post reports of a FBI raid of an Orthodox school in New York’s Kiryas Joel.
  • Wired argues California’s drought is likely permanent and notes the impending mass introduction of electronic paper.

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