Friday, Sep 18, 2020
Focus on the big picture
Germany Confirms First Case of Deadly Hog Flu
Bloomberg, 11 Sep 2020
Sep.10 -- A confirmed case of African swine fever has been confirmed in Germany, threatening exports from Europe's biggest hog-producing nation.
California: Volunteer firefighters return to burnt fire station
AFP, 18 Sep 2020
Two Californian volunteer firefighters walk around what used to be their fire station, in the heart of Butte County forest.
Thailand's Cannabis Revolution | 101 East
Al Jazeera, 18 Sep 2020
For decades, Thailand was at the forefront of the war on drugs. Known for flooding the world with drugs from the Golden Triangle, Thailand's laws became so tough, the country no...
Michigan again expected to be a key battleground
AP, 18 Sep 2020
Michigan represented one of President Donald Trump’s closest victories in 2016. And one of his most important.
'Hillbilly Brigade' saves Oregon town from wildfires
Reuters, 18 Sep 2020
The men and women of the 'Hillbilly Brigade' - about 1,200 in all - came together to fight Oregon's biggest fire in a century https://reut.rs/2ZN2Fmr Subscribe: http://smarturl....
Former Pence adviser criticizes Trump administration's response to COVID-19
CBS, 18 Sep 2020
President Trump is at odds with the nation's top health officials over the timing of coronavirus vaccine.
WATCH LIVE: Trump holds campaign rally in Mosinee, Wisconsin
PBS, 18 Sep 2020
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Scaramucci: Trump has sycophants who are willing to lie for him
CNN, 18 Sep 2020
Former White House Director of Communications Anthony Scaramucci reacts to a stunning rebuke from former coronavirus task force member Olivia Troye of Trump's response to the pa...
Trump holds 'Great American Comeback' event in Wisconsin
FOX, 18 Sep 2020
The President delivers remarks at a Great American Comeback event in Mosinee, WI.
Coronavirus: Quebec father creates online database of cases in schools
CA, 18 Sep 2020
Olivier Drouin, a Montreal father, has created a website to track COVID-19 cases at Quebec schools.
Trump Admin Scrapped Plans To Send Every American A Mask In April | NBC News NOW
NBC, 18 Sep 2020
The White House scrapped an effort to send hundreds of millions of cloth masks to every U.S.
Why young people are protesting in Thailand I FT
FT, 18 Sep 2020
The standard political divide in Thailand is between the pro-establishment yellow shirts and the populist red shirts.
How the US wields the Hong Kong Autonomy Act
SCMP, 18 Sep 2020
When Donald Trump signed the Hong Kong Autonomy Act, he claimed Hong Kong had taken 'billions' from the US.
The Point: In what areas has China emerged as a global tech leader?
CGTN, 18 Sep 2020
Chinese President #XiJinping is stressing the development of #science and #technology to boost the country's needs.
Bill Gates on COVID, Climate Action
Bloomberg, 18 Sep 2020
Sep.17 -- Bill Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Chopper's Politics Podcast: The “lentil-eating, sandal-wearing, beard-growing“ BBC
Telegraph, 18 Sep 2020
Subscribe to Chopper's Politics for free: https://playpodca.st/chopper Westminster is often referred to as "the corridors of power", and three inhabitants of those hallowed hall...
Snowflake's IPO Reignited A Silicon Valley Debate About How To Go Public: CNBC After
CNBC, 18 Sep 2020
CNBC.com's MacKenzie Sigalos brings you the day's top business news headlines. On today's show, CNBC.com's Ari Levy breaks down yesterday's blockbuster record-setting Snowflake ...
Vikings may not all have been tall and blond, new study shows
ITV, 18 Sep 2020
What does the word "Viking" conjure up? A slightly scary looking
Greek police begin moving asylum seekers into new Lesbos camp
FRANCE24, 18 Sep 2020
Greek police began moving hundreds of migrants stranded on the island of Lesbos into a new temporary tent camp on Thursday, more than a week after a fire razed Greece's biggest ...
Wildfires in Arctic Circle release record amounts of greenhouse gases
BBC, 18 Sep 2020
Unprecedented wildfires have been burning along the Arctic Circle for months, releasing record amounts of greenhouse gases.
COVID-19 has hit progress against tackling global poverty
Sky, 18 Sep 2020
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has told Sky News that the coronavirus has put progress in the battle to eradicate poverty back at least 25 years.