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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.

[BLOG] Some Tuesday links

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  • The Dragon’s Gaze considers detecting industrial civilizations through their ozone holes.
  • Joe. My. God. notes the French National Front’s opposition to the Pride parade in Paris.
  • Language Log considers English names in China.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer is confused by Spanish policy towards Scotland in the era of Brexit.
  • Spacing Toronto notes that twenty years’ worth of Fort York’s journal are available online.
  • Supernova Condensate notes the complexity of the Juno probe’s arrival at Jupiter.
  • Torontoist shares photos of Honest Ed’s in its last months.
  • Window on Eurasia notes the domination of Russia by its big cities, reports on a political dissident in Belarus, and suggests the Donbas republics are starting to erode.

[NEWS] Some Monday links

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  • Bloomberg notes the rail boom in Bangladesh, looks at the fall in the value of the pound, notes a German proposal to give young Britons German citizenship and observes Spanish concern over giving Scotland a voice, looks at competition between Paris and Frankfurt to get jobs from the City of London, looks at how a Chinese takeover of an American ham company worked well, and observes that revised statistics show a much rockier economic history in Argentina.
  • Bloomberg View notes that Merkel is Britain’s best hope for lenient terms and compares Brexit to the Baltic break from the Soviet Union.
  • The Globe and Mail notes continuing problems with the implementation of tidal turbines on the Bay of Fundy.
  • MacLean’s notes that pride marchers in the Manitoba city of Steinbach can walk on the street, and looks at the impact of immigrant investment on Vancouver’s housing market.
  • National Geographic notes the endangerment of Antarctica’s penguins.
  • Open Democracy compares Brexit and the breakup of the former Soviet Union, looks at water shortages in Armenia, and examines the impact of Brexit on Ireland.
  • The Chicago Tribune looks at urban violence.
  • Universe Today notes the Dutch will be going to the Moon with the Chinese.

[BLOG] Some Wednesday links

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  • The Big Picture looks at flooding in West Virginia.
  • Centauri Dreams considers how to develop a deep-space infrastructure.
  • Crooked Timber considers Boris Johnson and looks at the Norway option.
  • Dangerous Minds praises Laura Nyro.
  • The Dragon’s Tales reports on Martian agriculture.
  • The LRB Blog considers the ongoing constitutional crisis in the United Kingdom.
  • The Map Room Blog looks at the results of the Spanish elections.

[NEWS] Some Monday links

  • Bloomberg notes that Brexit could give Scotland a chance to take some of London’s finance industry, looks at the Canadian-born governor of the Bank of England, looks at a quiet crisis in the Russian economy re: investment, and notes the awkwardness of the British diaspora in the European Union.
  • Bloomberg View notes the United Kingdom’s upcoming challenges with India.
  • The CBC notes that Iceland has gotten a Canadian-born first lady and looks at the new Panama Canal expansion.
  • Daily Xtra quotes the Canadian prime minister as arguing Canada must make amends for past wrongs to LGBT people.
  • MacLean’s looks at the indecisive results of the latest Spanish election.
  • The National Post notes that Scotland is already preparing for a second vote.
  • Open Democracy looks at the strange new dynamics in Northern Ireland, where Unionists are applying for Irish passports.
  • Universe Today examines experiments in agriculture using simulated Martian soil, and looks at a star set to rotate around the Milky Way Galaxy’s central black hole at 2.5% of the speed of light.

[BLOG] Some Wednesday links

  • Bad Astronomy reports on the discovery of two hot Jupiters and what this means.
  • Centauri Dreams looks at hot Jupiter K2-33b.
  • D-Brief notes that pollution has reached even the bottom of the Mariana trench.
  • Dangerous Minds notes a 1971 BBC documentary that was actually respectful towards the young.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze looks at tidal locking for gas giants.
  • The Dragon’s Tales links to a report suggesting mammals developed night vision in order to fend off dinosaurs.
  • Language Log examines how Brexit is pronounced.
  • Marginal Revolution notes that artworks were a good investment in occupied France, and observes that marijuana legalization has not increased marijuana usage in Colorado.
  • pollotenchegg maps the decline of the Basque language in Spain.
  • The Russian Demographics Blog notes changing patterns in news acquisition among the young and the old.
  • Savage Minds takes an anthropological look at the Ramadan fast, the post being written by two Muslims.
  • Torontoist notes that an artist has painted the names of the Orlando victims on the streets of Church and Wellesley.
  • Window on Eurasia looks at North Caucasian perceptions of the Russian state.

[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.
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