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Coronavirus may have spread undetected for weeks in Washington state, which reported first two deaths in U.S.

washingtonpost.com - The Life Care Center of Kirkland, Wash., the long-term care facility linked to two confirmed coronavirus cases. (David Ryder/Reuters) By Joel Achenbach, close Joel Achenbach Reporter covering science…

Coronavirus live updates: UK to hold emergency meeting while Australia reports first community transmission

theguardian.com - Concern is growing among campaigners that vital UN climate talks will be derailed by the coronavirus outbreak, while government officials are working to find ways round the problem, reports Fiona Har…

Live updates: Coronavirus defies travel curbs; markets stage cautious recovery on stimulus hopes

washingtonpost.com - People wearing protective masks line up to buy toilet paper and tissues at a drugstore in Tokyo on Monday. (Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters) By Adam Taylor, close Adam Taylor Foreign reporter who writes …

The Limits of Force: A Bayonet in the Back Will Not Restore China's Economy

charleshughsmith.blogspot.com - 1. The limits of force in restoring China's economy to pre-pandemic levels. 2. The longer term (i.e. second-order) consequences of the immense trauma experienced by the Chinese people. For this was n…

Markets Collapse as Coronavirus Fears Surge, Trump’s Incompetence Somehow Gets Worse

vanityfair.com - At present, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 are on track to have their worst weekly performances since the 2008 financial crisis, and unless you’ve been quarantined without access to int…

Patients fill hospitals in more places as new virus expands

apnews.com - SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Virus cases in South Korea surged and millions of children in Japan stayed home from school Monday as officials struggled to contain the epidemic in more than 60 countries, …

It’s not overreacting to prepare for coronavirus. Here’s how.

vox.com - This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told us to expect community spread of the novel coronavirus in the United States. California announced a case with no known ties to previous …

Blip or bust: coronavirus economic impact still in doubt

news.yahoo.com - Paris (AFP) - Markets have shuddered as the coronavirus spreads worldwide, but analysts doubt it will plunge economies into a crisis like the one that followed the 2008 Lehman Brothers investment ban…

Pete Buttigieg to Quit Democratic Presidential Race

nytimes.com - SELMA, Ala. — Pete Buttigieg, the former small-city Indiana mayor and first openly gay major presidential candidate, has decided to quit the Democratic race, a person briefed on Mr. Buttigieg’s plans…

North Korea fires two unidentified projectiles

cnn.com - Japan's Defense Ministry said it could not yet confirm if the projectiles landed inside its territory or exclusive economic zone, and said no damage had been reported to aircraft or vessels in the ar…

Head of Sputnik Turkey freed after brief detention, Russian agency’s 3 journalists released after questioning

rt.com - The released journalists were met with applause from a group of supporters who had gathered outside the Hall of Justice. According to the official report on their interrogation, Turkish prosecutors d…

Slouching towards dystopia: the rise of surveillance capitalism and the death of privacy

newstatesman.com - Suppose you walk into a shop and the guard at the entrance records your name. Cameras on the ceiling track your every step in the store, log which items you looked at and which ones you ignored. Afte…

'Just run': on the Turkey-Greece border as refugees try to break through

theguardian.com - It was, or so they believed, the start of their journey to the promised land, a place of safety they had longed for. Hours after the Turkish government announced that it would not stop refugees from …

Forget Killer Robots: Autonomous Weapons Are Already Online

undark.org - Earlier this year, concerns over the development of autonomous military systems — essentially AI-driven machinery capable of making battlefield decisions, including the selection of targets — were on…

Republican mega-donor buys stake in Twitter and seeks to oust Jack Dorsey – report

theguardian.com - A major Republican donor has purchased a stake in Twitter and is reportedly seeking to oust its chief executive, Jack Dorsey. Bloomberg News first reported that Elliott Management has taken a “sizabl…

2020's Plague of Locusts: Updates on Africa and Pakistan (and China) | naked capitalism

nakedcapitalism.com - For much of Africa, the spectre at the feast is not #COVID-19 but a plague of locusts of Biblical scale. A suitabl7 repellent video, with Biblical reference: #KenyaRepent, Behold Locust at your doors…

Brexit will cost the UK up to 30 times more than it will gain back from striking a Trump trade deal

businessinsider.com - Brexit will cost the UK economy up to 30 times more than the country hopes to gain back from securing a new trade deal with Trump, new official figures suggest. The UK's Department for International …

The Australian town where summer is 48 days longer than it was in the 50s

abc.net.au - Australian summers have become, on average, 31 days longer in Australia's capital cities, and in regional areas that number is even higher, according to a new report. Researchers at the Australia Ins…

Coronavirus financial collapse: "Central banks can’t come up with vaccines"

resourceinsights.blogspot.com - In a global society optimized for finance, it is easy to believe that finance holds the answer to all problems. In 2008 as shipping slowed to a crawl in the wake of the financial crash, sellers of th…

How to Destroy a Government

theatlantic.com - McCabe said that losing had been difficult but that Jill was back to taking care of children in the emergency room. “Yeah, that must have been really tough,” the president told his new FBI director. …

Landmark Win in 'Fight for Habitable Future' as Jury Refuses to Convict Climate Activists Who Presented Necessity Defense

commondreams.org - Environmentalists celebrated a landmark victory in the "fight for a habitable future" after a Portland, Oregon jury on Thursday refused to convict five Extinction Rebellion activists—including valve …

bbc.com - Germany's harvest of ice wine - a dessert wine produced from grapes that have frozen while still on the vine - has failed for the first time because the winter has been too warm. None of Germany's 13…

Photo Shows Pence Team Trying to Pray Away Coronavirus - Global Research

globalresearch.ca - Bad Medicine: Symbolic of the moral and intellectual decay at the White House, a photo shows Vice President Mike Pence and his team trying to pray away the coronavirus. On social media, conservative …

Key coronavirus question: How are children affected?

news.harvard.edu - This is the latest piece in our Coronavirus Update series in which Harvard specialists in epidemiology, infectious disease, economics, politics, and other disciplines offer insights into what the lat…

The Taliban Peace Deal Might Have Been Had Many Years and Thousands of Lives Ago

thedailybeast.com - The end was closing in on them. Not two months after the U.S. invaded Afghanistan in 2001, the Taliban’s Kandahar stronghold was about to fall to its Northern Alliance antagonists. The Taliban leader…

A paranoid militia infiltrating Texas police is bent on rebellion, ‘ready to rise up’

star-telegram.com - A revolution-minded, conspiracy-bent militia group named the Oath Keepers is recruiting law officers in Hood County to take up arms in what the founder predicts will be a “bloody civil war” against t…


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