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[NEWS] Some Monday links

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  • Bloomberg observes Iran’s boycott of the hajj and Iranian hopes for relatively strong economic growth this year, looks at the impact of Middle Eastern economic decline on Thai hospitals, and notes the absence of IKEA from Ukraine.
  • CBC notes retesting has revealed eight Russian athletes who used banned substances at the London Olympics.
  • Foreign Policy looks at the human-caused Sidoarjo mud volcano in Indonesia.
  • MacLean’s notes a push in Montréal for a memorial to Irish immigrants killed by typhus.
  • The National Post notes that Sun Life will stop treating pot users as smokers and start treating them as users of medicine.
  • Open Democracy is critical of Iran’s open-ended military objectives in Syria, given their human toll.
  • Spiegel investigates Russia’s support of the Euroskeptic AfD party.

[NEWS] Some Friday links

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  • Bloomberg notes Saudi Arabia’s efforts to cut Iran off from trade with its neighoburs, looks at how population growth in London will outpace–and be different from–population change in the rest of the United Kingdom, and reports on the plight of child labourers in Indonesia’s tobacco fields.
  • Bloomberg View argues Uber is no match for mass transit in the European Union and suggests that any negative consequences of immigration for native workers are overblown.
  • CBS News and BBC talk about the use of old technology like floppy disks in key software programs, the BBC being kinder than CBS.
  • Gizmodo describes the current heat wave in the Arctic, something literally off the charts.
  • IPS News notes the politics o mapping Kashmir, notes the chaos in Venezuela, and looks at water shortages in Burma.
  • Kotaku notes how the Ghibli museum in Japan is getting a catbus.
  • MacLean’s looks at the political potential of Kevin O’Leary.
  • The National Post notes the serious concerns over the Rio Olympics.
  • Open Democracy looks at the Moscow consensus for autocracy in the former Soviet Union and proposes a new security policy for Ukraine.
  • The Toronto Star and MacLean’s report from the sentencing of James Forcillo for the murder of Sammy Yatim.
  • Wired wonders if scientists can engineer coral resistant to climate change.

[BLOG] Some Friday links

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  • The Big Picture shares photos from the eruption of Mount Sinabung in Indonesia.
  • The Broadside Blog’s Caitlin Kelly writes about the importance of colleagues for solitary writers.
  • D-Brief notes the rediscovery of the Blue-Eyed Ground Dove in Brazil, once believed extinct.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze notes reports of the discovery of massive planets via gaps in the protoplanetary disks of HL Tauri and HD 135344B.
  • The Dragon’s Tales notes a paper making specific projections about the shape of the Kuiper Belt if Planet Nine was around.
  • A Fistful of Euros speculates as to the severity of the United Kingdom’s post-Brexit recession.
  • Language Log considers writing Shanghainese.
  • The LRB Blog remembers Madeleine Lebeau, last survivor of the cast of Casablanca.
  • Marginal Revolution engages with Peter Thiel’s funding of Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker.
  • The Planetary Society Blog notes sterling work reclaiming distorted images from the Voyager probes.
  • pollotenchegg reports on the origins of migrants to Kyiv.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer reports on Puerto Rico.
  • Seriously Science notes that wild boar apparently wash their food before eating.
  • Window on Eurasia looks at Putin’s traditionalism, wonders if there might be a Russian Olympics boycott to spare the country the shame of being excluded, speculates about the North Caucasus’ future within Russia, and reports Ukrainian worries of being isolated versus Russia.

[NEWS] Some Tuesday links

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  • 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 Saturday links

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  • Bloomberg notes the difficulties Syrian refugees have with liberal Europe, reports on warnings of dropping property values, and examines Russia’s search for partners in Southeast Asia.
  • Bloomberg View reports on a Russian oligarch who warns of the dangers of oil dependence.
  • CBC warns of a resurgence of sexism if Hillary Clinton gets elected.
  • The Inter Press Service notes the positive things refugees can bring to the cities where they are resettled.
  • The National Post reports a claim that an Argentine lawyer who was investigating a terrorist bombing in Buenos Aires was forced to kill himself.
  • Reuters notes Oklahoma legislators who want to impeach Obama over trans rights.
  • The Toronto Star notes the imminent installation of a tidal power turbine on the Bay of Fundy.
  • Wired looks at IKEA’s indoor farming kit and defends Los Angeles’ new metro line.

[NEWS] Some Friday links

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  • 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

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  • 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.
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