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 Postlooks 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.
Bloomberg notes Twitter will stop counting photos and links against its 140-character limit, reports on the challenges of the new Taiwanese president, and reports on Japan’s efforts to boost its workforce.
Bloomberg View argues European banks just aren’t good at investment banking, suggests austerity worked for Latvia, and argues an IMF suggestion of a debt holiday for Greece is impolitic.
blogTO shares ten facts about the Toronto Islands.
Centauri Dreams features an article talking about “exoanthropology”, a theoretical branch of that social science aimed at examining human adaptation to offworld environments.
The Dragon’s Gaze links to a paper speculating that white dwarf NLTT19868 shows signs of having eaten a rocky world.
The Dragon’s Tales links to one paper identifying different species of bacteria which can grow under simulated Martian environments and notes another looking at the possibility of a subsurface ocean on Titan.
Languages of the World looks at patterns of religiosity in Russia.
The NYR Daily considers Donald Trump’s long-term strategy.
Peter Rukavina reflects on the new music of Jane Siberry and Brian Eno.
Torontoist notes some neglected public art by Fort York under the Gardiner.
Window on Eurasia notes core/periphery divisions in Moscow’s population.
The Associated Press notes the hostility in many American communities to Muslim cemeteries.
Bloomberg explores the revival of watchmaking in East Germany’s Saxony, and touches on the new two-day public work week in Venezuela.
Bloomberg View notes Japan’s rising levels of poverty, looks at the politicization of the Brazilian education system, and examines potential consequences of Pakistan-China nuclear collaboration.
The CBC reports on the difficulties of the Canada-European Union trade pact, reports on the conviction of an Alberta couple for not taking their meningitis-afflicted child to medical attention until it was too late, and notes that an American-Spanish gay couple was able to retrieve their child from a Thai surrogate mother.
MacLean’sexamines how Karla Homolka ending up shifting towards French Canada.
The National Post‘s Michael den Tandt is critical of the idea of a new Bombardier bailout.
Universe Today notes a paper arguing that, with only one example of life, we can say little with assuredness about extraterrestrial life’s frequency.
Vice‘s Noisey notes how Prince and Kate Bush ended up collaborating on “Why Should I Love You?”.
The Washington Postreports on a study suggesting that root crops like the potato were less suited to supporting complex civilizations than grains.