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[NEWS] Some Thursday links

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  • Bloomberg notes the advance of Catalonian separatism, looks at the economic catastrophes hitting Mozambique, and looks at how Africa is getting more people online by devising apps for non-smartphones.
  • Bloomberg View examines at length the implications of Donald Trump’s not quite criminal call to have Russia hack more E-mails.
  • The CBC notes young British Leave voters defending their choices and observes the implications of the shutdown of the Manitoba port of Churchill.
  • The Inter Press Service notes that the Rio Olympics will be a mess.
  • MacLean’s notes the dominance of the Canadian economy by the housing bubble.
  • The National Post reports on a team of Turkish commandos sent to kill the president found hiding in a cave.
  • Open Democracy looks at the negative results of the European Union’s incoherent policies in Azerbaijan.

[NEWS] Some Friday links

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  • Bloomberg notes that Brexit may be good for European criminals, looks at the negative impact of Brexit on Japan’s retail chains, examines the way a broken-down road reflects India-China relations, looks at Russia’s shadow economy and observes Ukraine’s effort to attract shippers to its ports.
  • The Globe and Mail notes the mourning in Québec for the Nice attacks.
  • MacLean’s reports on a New Brunswick high school overwhelmed by Syrian refugees and examines the dynamics of Brazil’s wealthy elite.
  • National Geographic notes that Brazil’s capuchin monkeys have progressed to the stone age.
  • The National Post reports on evidence of cannibalism among Neanderthals, notes Kathleen Wynne’s criticism of “All Lives Matter”, and engages with the idea of a guaranteed minimum income.
  • Open Democracy engages with Scotland’s strategy for Brexit.
  • Wired looks at a New York City park built to withstand rising seas, mourns the disappearance of the CD, and notes that scenes of murder will never disappear from our social media.

[BLOG] Some Sunday links

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  • James Bow writes about the importance to him of Toronto’s Bakka-Phoenix bookstore.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze considers the search for the debris disk of HR 8799.
  • The Dragon’s Tales notes that, early in the solar system’s history, Venus may have been much better for life than Earth.
  • The Russian Demographics Blog shares a map noting the names for “tea” in different European languages.
  • Savage Minds considers the ethnography of danger and risk for tourists at the Rio Olympics.
  • Window on Eurasia notes the degeneration of the Donbas conflict.
  • The Financial Times‘ The World notes Obama’s expressed concern for Polish democracy.

[NEWS] Some Wednesday links

  • The BBC reports from Asmara, Eritrea’s capital, on the eve of war.
  • Bloomberg notes the economic problems of Hong Kong and Singapore, looks at the final day of campaigning in the Brexit referendum, and notes the interim president of Brazil’s desire to oust Rousseff.
  • Bloomberg View takes issue with the rejection of nuclear energy in the name of the environment and reports on how Russians are being hurt by their association with Putin.
  • The CBC reports on the ongoing trial of Led Zeppelin over the authorship of “Stairway to Heaven”.
  • The Globe and Mail notes the homophobia of a rural Manitoba MP.
  • The Independent notes a poll suggesting most Brexit supporters believe the referendum will be fixed.
  • MacLean’s notes the demand of a northern Ontario First Nation for mercury to be cleaned up.
  • At Medium’s Mel, Jay Rachel Edidin writes about the fears for their husband post-Orlando.
  • The National Post notes that the Commonwealth is not going to replace the EU for the UK.
  • Open Democracy argues for a right to online anonymity.
  • The Toronto Star notes the visit of Prince Edward and his wife to the Union-Pearson Express.
  • U.S. News and World Report suggests/a> Clarence Thomas may not speak much because he’s afraid of his native Gullah surfacing.
  • Wired looks at online mockery of Trump’s campaign finance issues.

[NEWS] Some Tuesday links

  • Bloomberg notes Japan’s neglected geothermal potential, looks at one Nobel laureate’s concern over Brexit’s fallout, examines Thailand’s economic success, and looks at how labuor shortages are hindering Swedish economic growth.
  • Bloomberg View looks at the role of Brazil’s supreme court in fighting top-level corruption, and suggests the only thing worse than Britain remaining would be Britain staying.
  • CBC looks at homophobia in rural Manitoba.
  • The Inter Press Service notes the barriers rising around the world.
  • MacLean’s looks at the state of world refugees.
  • National Geographic notes the repopulation of rural England with giant spiders.
  • The National Post notes the search for a murdered Mohawk woman’s killer.
  • The New York Times reports on the spectre of Venezuelan influence in Spain.
  • Open Democracy notes Georgia’s stalled progress and looks at British security policy in the context of Brexit.

[NEWS] Some Sunday links

  • Bloomberg looks at Iran’s preparation for the international oil market, suggests Brazilian finances were even worse off than believed, and notes Der Spiegel‘s plea to Britons to remain in the European Union.
  • CBC wonders what will happen next to the lyrics of “O Canada” and notes Canada’s apparent foreign policy uncertainty towards Venezuela.
  • MacLean’s looks at Everett Klippert, the man whose life eventually led to the decriminalization of gay sex in Canada.
  • Open Democracy points out that, from the perspective of maximizing Britain’s options, staying in the European Union makes the most sense.
  • The Toronto Star notes that Walmart Canada will no longer accept Visa cards on account of high fees.

[NEWS] Some Wednesday links

  • CBC notes the baffling decision of New Brunswick to create a minister of Celtic Affairs.
  • CNET notes the underperformance of the Blackberry Priv in the American market.
  • Gawker reports from the scene of Mongolia’s only gay bar.
  • The Inter Press Service looks at urban poverty in Buenos Aires.
  • The National Post reports the origins of a Bangladeshi Islamist terrorist in the Canadian city of Windsor.
  • The New Yorker reports on how Republicans profess upset by Trump’s anti-Hispanic statemens yet support his candidacy.
  • NOW Toronto notes the return of the Sam the Record Man sign this summer.
  • Open Democracy makes the claim that underdevelopment in Brazil, and South America, stems from the political fragmentation of rivers.
  • Universe Today describes how one photographer takes photos of the night sky from cities.

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