Bloomberg notes the rise of populism in Mexico, looks at how Europe is losing its reputation as a renewable energy leader, looks at political protest in Zimbabwe, and looks at changing habits of Saudi oil ministers.
Bloomberg View notes the politicization of the Israeli army, looks at an effort to smuggle Korean pop culture into North Korea, and considers strategies to encourage Japanese to have more children.
The Globe and Mailconsiders the risky strategy of marijuana growers, who hope to get the government to back down as they do their thing before legalization.
MacLean’snotes that the outcry over the shooting of the gorilla in the Cleveland zoo is misconceived, and reports on Kamal al-Solaylee’s book about being brown.
NOW Torontonotes that one argument raised against letting permanent residents vote in Toronto is that Donald Trump allegedly has an apartment here. (Wrong, on multiple grounds.)
Open Democracy looks at how British authoritarianism is restrained by the European Union.
Bloomberg notes two former British intelligence chiefs saying that the United Kingdom is safer within the European Union than without, wonders if Saudi Arabia will be able to accept the economic shocks involved in transitioning away from oil, suggests South Australia could profit hugely from storing nuclear waste, and shares one journalist’s experiences inside North Korea.
Bloomberg notes the upcoming meeting of North Korea’s governing party, observes the absence of a groundswell in favour of Brexit in the United Kingdom, and notes NIMBYism can appear in many forms.
CBC reports on the upcoming summit of North American leaders, notes Mike Duffy’s first appearance in the Senate, reports on the likely huge toll of insurance payouts in Fort McMurray, and notes the dependence of many Syrian refugees on food banks in Canada.
The Independentnotes that Brexit might depend on the votes of Wales, which could be swayed either way by the fate of the Port Talbot steel plant.
The Inter Press Service notes, in a photo essay, how Third World farmers are seeking a technological revolution for their industry.
National Geographicnotes how Atlantic City is coping with rising seas, mainly badly in ways which hurt the poor.
Open Democracy considers the Argentine government’s likely approach to geopolitics in the South Atlantic.
Universe Today notes the possible discovery of a new particle and looks at how Ceres might, or might not, be terraformed.
Wiredlooks at a new documentary on film projectionists and reports on the difficulties of fighting the Alberta wildfire.
The Guardiannotes the sequencing of Ozzy Osbourne’s DNA.
The National Postreports that Québec NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau might well be considering a run for the NDP leadership.
Newsweekreports on the decision of the Wall Street Journal to run an ad denying the Armenian genocide.
Finally, there has been much written after the death of Prince. Some highlights: The Atlanticlooks at how he was a gay icon, Voxshares 14 of his most important songs, the Toronto Starnotes his connection to Toronto, Dangerous Minds shares videos of early performances, The Daily Beastexplains Prince’s stringent control of his content on the Internet, and In Media Res mourns the man and some of his songs.
Bloomberg notes the defection of 13 North Korean workers at an overseas restaurant to the South, reports that Venezuela has declared Friday a holiday to try to save on power consumption, wonders if low oil prices will hurt the Philippines through diminished remittances from the Middle East, notes that Russian efforts at import substitution are failing, and argues against a $15 minimum wage in the United States.
The Inter Press Service reports on how forests can help solve urban water scarcity issues.
MacLean’snotes the general attack in Alberta on Mulcair, from the NDP and from the Wildrose Party.
The National Postnotes the export of old homes from British Columbia to the United States, and looks at how Russia’s targeting of terrorists’ families works out.