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’slooks at the political potential of Kevin O’Leary.
The National Postnotes 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.
Wiredwonders if scientists can engineer coral resistant to climate change.
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.
pollotencheggreports 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.
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.