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The Foreign Desk


U.S. Central Command chief visits Pakistan as Trump weighs relationship
Nigeria’s Buhari to return home after sick leave in Britain – presidency
Scientist Hawking blames UK government for health service ‘crisis’
Lebanese army, Hezbollah announce offensives against Islamic State on Syrian border
Finnish stabbings treated as terror, suspect ‘targeted women’: police
Spain says cell behind Catalan attacks dismantled, police seek van driver
Several wounded in Russian knife attack, attacker shot dead
Train derails in India, at least 10 killed, says local official
German critic of Turkey’s Erdogan arrested in Spain
South African minister resigns amid assault probe
Activists protest in Germany against neo-Nazi vigil for Hitler ally
Zimbabwe’s Grace Mugabe absent from regional summit after assault allegation
Regional nations plus U.S. condemn Venezuela’s new constituent assembly
Mali Islamist police chief gets 10-year jail term for amputations
Pentagon’s Mattis again seeks to reassure U.S. allies
Mali president postpones referendum on reforms
Graffiti activists in Berlin turn Nazi symbols into art
Car blast hits Syrian coastal city: Manar TV, monitor
Finnish knife attacks investigated as terror crimes: police
Venezuela faces outrage after new assembly takes legislative power
Pakistan holds state funeral for German nun who fought leprosy
Nervous Japanese hold drill in case North Korea fires missiles over them
Kenyan opposition files case at Supreme Court challenging election results
Storm rips through Austrian beer tent, killing two
Seventh Australian senator referred to High Court as citizenship crisis deepens
Keyboard warriors: South Korea, U.S. gear up for war games to counter North Korea threat
Chinese scam suspects took over 11-story block in Cambodia
Chinese Nobel laureate’s widow makes first appearance since funeral
Earthquake of 6.4 magnitude strikes west of Tonga: USGS
Trump makes no decision on Afghanistan strategy
Barcelona van attacker may still be alive, on the run: police
Two dead, eight wounded in knife attack in Finland
Congo landslide death toll likely to rise over 200: Ituri vice governor
South Africa has granted Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity: source
Venezuela’s PDVSA defends ‘perfect’ relationship with Russia
Ukraine plant sucked into North Korea missile row has fallen on hard times
Exclusive: Mexico’s top diplomat visits Cuba to seek help on Venezuela crisis
Yemen violence worsening, more access to north needed: U.N.
Erdogan tells Turks in Germany to vote against Merkel
Peru court convicts two of human-rights abuses at military base
Lebanese army finds surface-to-air missile in Nusra Front arms cache – security source
Top U.S. general reaffirms commitment to Japan amid N.Korea tensions
Brazil Car Wash graft probe widens to include U.S., Greek firms
U.S., South Korea to conduct joint exercise Aug 21-31: Pentagon
UK publisher pulls scholarly articles from China website at Beijing’s request
Exclusive: U.S. forces to stay in Syria for decades, say militia allies
Furor erupts over killing of teenager as Philippines drugs war escalates
Rwanda’s president strikes defiant note in inauguration
South African opposition urges under-fire UK PR firm to donate fees to charity
Clashes kill two in Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon


Watching America

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Toxic Masculinity the Common Thread in American Hate
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Pyongyang Has Crossed the ‘Red Line’
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The Intercept

Homologada em 2005, reserva Raposa Serra do Sol volta a pautar discussões sobre terras indígenas
Fundo partidário movimentou R$ 3,2 bilhões nos últimos sete anos
Vão-se os nomes, ficam os corruptos: impopularidade faz PMDB, DEM e nanicos mudarem, mas só por fora
The White House is Now Run Entirely by Hucksters, Democrats, and Generals
Steve Bannon Is Gone, But His Bigotry Stays in the White House
Video: “My Son Asked if It Was the End of the World”: Rio de Janeiro Favela Protests Police Raids
More Trump Populism: DOJ Shuts Down an Operation That Was Successfully Combating Consumer Fraud
EPA Welcomed Industry Feedback Before Reversing Pesticide Ban, Ignoring Health Concerns
Relatora na Reforma Política, Shéridan tem bens bloqueados por causa de viagem de Mc Sapão
VÍDEO: “Meu filho perguntou se era o fim do mundo.” Jacarezinho pede paz depois de semana de tiros.
Historic Settlement Reached on Behalf of CIA Torture Victims
Wells Fargo Reshuffles Board With Scandal-Ridden Insiders
Email Shows UAE’s Ambassador Worried About ‘Targeting of Civilian Sites’ in Yemen War
Hospitals in Trump Country Suffer as Muslim Doctors Denied Visas to U.S.
Weapons Money Intended For Economic Development Being Secretly Diverted to Lobbying
This Group Has Successfully Converted White Supremacists Using Compassion. Trump Defunded It.
The North Korea Standoff, Like the Cuban Missile Crisis, Exposes the Reckless U.S. Worldview
Ao criar editoria de guerra, Jornal Extra endossa política de segurança fracassada do Estado
A volta do descontrole fiscal: argumento usado no impeachment de Dilma agora pesa contra Temer
As Trump Adds Fuel to the Fire, Baltimore Removes Confederate Statues in Dead of Night


Political Violence @ a Glance

The Legacy of Reconstruction and Occupation After the US Civil War
Building Legitimacy during Armed Conflict – Learning from the Taliban
How Trump Can Back Up from North Korea Comments
Will Trump’s Actions Hasten International Balancing Against the US or Global Irrelevance?
Weekly Links
Why Trump Ending Support to Syrian Rebels Might Actually be a Good Thing
Inciting to Violence? Attributions for Political Violence have a Partisan Bent
When Zuma #Falls: Stress-Testing Democracy in South Africa
Prospects for Peace in South Sudan
Weekly Links


Wired

Would It Be Better If Men Couldn't Vote?
Charlottesville, HBO Hacks, and More Security News This Week
Yellowstone Supervolcano Could Power Electric Cars of the Future
Bang & Olufsen's Beosound Shape Speakers Create a Beautiful Wall of Sound
"Change is Good" Book Excerpt: WIRED Cofounder Louis Rossetto’s New Novel Parties Like It’s 1998
Trump Administration Elevates US Cyber Command
Space Photos of the Week: Neighboring Galaxies Got a Star Factory Going
Yes, Expose the Neo-Nazis. Then Recruit Them Back to Humanity
Bacteria May Rig Their DNA to Speed Up Evolution
The Solar Eclipse Is Coming—Here's Exactly When It'll Happen
Gadget Lab Podcast: Essential Wants to Get Into Your Pocket—and Your Smart Home
Explore the Moon Using Augmented Reality
Does the Star Wars Franchise Really Need an Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie?
Guntherwerks Revamps Porsche 993s for Just $525,000
What a Solar Eclipse Taught Me About Love
Breaking Down the HBO Hacks: From Game of Thrones To a Twitter Takeover
This Lumbering Self-Driving Truck Is Designed to Get Hit
Flying Deloreans, the Electric Nikola Zero, and the Rest of This Week’s Car News
The Robots Will Be Soft and Cuddly and Heal Their Own Wounds
White Supremacy Isn't a Philosophy, It's a Filter


Corp Watch

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Drone Inc.: Marketing the Illusion of Precision Killing
Drone, Inc. FAQ
Bangladeshi Government Cracks Down On Garment Workers Sweatshop Wage Protests
Takata Fined $1 Billion For Hiding Information on Exploding Car Airbags
Publish, Punish, and Pardon: Nine National Security Changes Obama Should Make Before He Leaves Office
Billionaires & Big Business Line Up To Help U.S. President Elect-Donald Trump
Goodhope Asia Accused Of Land Grabbing In West Papua For Palm Oil
Robertson Winery Accused Of Slavery-Like Practices In South Africa
Eli Lilly Raised U.S. Prices Of Diabetes Drug 700 Percent Over 20 Years
Swiss Bank UBS May Be Suspended From Doing Business In Hong Kong
AT&T Developed Secret Program To Help U.S. Police Mine Client Phone Records
Native Tribes Protest Energy Transfer Partners North Dakota Oil Pipeline
Coke and McDonalds Host Carnival of Junk Food Marketing At Rio Olympics
Six Novartis Executives Charged In Illegal Drug Rebate Scheme In South Korea


Economic Voice

There are More University Students Than Available Accommodation
Foreign Visitors Spending More in the UK
UK retail sales suffer slow start to Q3 as consumers remain under serious pressure
Historic Graduate and Apprentice Share by Work Sector
Does Credit Card Debt Consolidation Work? Here are Some Ideas
First evidence that e-cigarettes may be prompting UK teens to try the real thing
Death of the Vending Machine
Number of patients on mixed sex wards doubles since last year
Economic Diary for Week Commencing 21st Aug 2017
OUR LAST TANGO: UK September Release
Household Cost-Cutting Hits Two-Year High
Kingfisher’s shares suffer another setback as bad weather impacts sales at B&Q


Tom Dispatch

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Welcome to the Post-American World
Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, Is Anything the Moral Equivalent of War?
Tomgram: Nick Turse, Counting Coups
Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, The Great Hysteria
Tomgram: Robert Lipsyte, Hail to the Duffer in Chief
Tomgram: Ann Jones, Can the Age of Trump Spur Medicare for All?
Tomgram: Michael Klare, Spreading the Cult of Carbon
Tomgram: Laura Gottesdiener, The Wrath of the U.S. Along the Euphrates River
Tomgram: William Hartung, The Trillion-Dollar National Security Budget
Tomgram: Engelhardt, Bombing the Rubble
Tomgram: John Feffer, The Invisible Monster of Climate Change
Tomgram: Alfred McCoy, Trumping the Empire
Tomgram: William Astore, Returning to Cheyenne Mountain
Tomgram: Frida Berrigan, Resistance is Fertile (Not Futile)
Tomgram: Engelhardt, Aiding and Abetting the Tweeter-in-Chief
Tomgram: Dilip Hiro, Two Impulsive Leaders Fan the Global Flames
Tomgram: Danny Sjursen, Fighting the War You Know (Even If It Won't Work)
Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, All War All the Time, or War American-Style
Tomgram: Nick Turse, The Commandos of Everywhere
Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, "There Will Be Hell to Pay"
Tomgram: William Hartung, Trump's Love Affair With the Saudis
Tomgram: Ira Chernus, The Summer of Love and the Winter of National Insecurity
Tomgram: Karen Greenberg, A Planet's Future Threatened by the Fate of Its Children
Tomgram: Engelhardt, The Making of a Pariah Nation
Tomgram: Michael Klare, "The Battle Lines of the Future"


Evonomics

What Peter the Great Discovered in Amsterdam: Inclusivity Creates Wealth
How to Use Fiscal and Monetary Policy to Make Us Rich Again
The Economics of Team Success, or How to Waste Money on Big-Name Stars in Pro Football
Why a Consumption Tax May not Make any Sense at All
How the Postal System and the Printing Press Transformed European Markets
Bribery, Cooperation, and the Evolution of Prosocial Institutions
Two Big Questions About the Job Guarantee: God, Devil, and the Details
How Economics Can Free Itself from Religious Dogmatism
Where Do Pro-Social Institutions Come From?
What Economics Models Really Say
It Takes a Theory to Beat a Theory: The Adaptive Markets Hypothesis
The New Normal: Radical Inequality, Suffocating Debt, and Growing Job Uncertainty
Richard Florida: It’s Not (Just) the Working Class. It’s the Service Class.
The Amazing Arab Scholar Who Beat Adam Smith by Half a Millennium
The Myth of the Prosperity Generating Free Market Has Been Dispelled. It’s Time for a New New Deal.
Inequality is Fracturing American Democracy and Killing Prosperity
Is Big Government Bad for Freedom, Civil Society, and Happiness?
Why Economists Have to Embrace Complexity to Avoid Disaster
Hayek Meets Information Theory. And Fails.
The Future of Work, Robotization, and Capitalism’s Ability to Generate Useless Jobs


Robert Reich

Remove Him Now
Trump’s Civil War
Making America Hate Again
A National Calamity in the Making
Night Thoughts on Trump and America
A SUMMER SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR THE TRUMP ERAHere’s a summer...
Hill Republicans: Trump is Fritzing Out
Trump’s Big Loss
6-Month Update for Trump Voters
The Trump Standard
The 10 Steps to Impeach a PresidentIt won’t be easy to impeach...
THE ART OF THE (TRUMP AND PUTIN) DEALSay you’re Vladimir Putin,...
Trump’s Escalating Assault on the Press
NOW’S THE TIME FOR MEDICARE FOR ALLAs Republicans in Congress...
It’s Time for Medicare for All
The Secret Healthcare Bill
The Secret Republican Plan to Unravel Medicaid
THE CASE FOR OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICEObstruction of justice was...
Talking With My Friend About Trump


Naked Capitalism

Links 8/19/17
Trump and the Infrastructure of Fascism
Why Explaining US Internal Strife Through “Russian Influence” Is Lazy and Unhelpful
2:00PM Water Cooler 8/18/2017
G20 Climate Commitments and China’s One Belt One Road
Links 8/18/17
How to Use Fiscal and Monetary Policy to Make Us Rich Again
Charlottesville: “I Think a Lot More People Are Going to Die Before We Are Done”
Are Investors Bailing On U.S. Shale?
2:00PM Water Cooler 8/17/2017


Project Syndicate

The Guardian of the Liberal World Order
The Clash of the Data Titans
Engineering Better Refugee Health Care
A Development Investment for the Ages
Media Capture in the Digital Age
Are Nazis as American as Apple Pie?
The Lost Lesson of the Financial Crisis
Planning for Korean Reunification
The Wrong Way to Prevent Nuclear War
The End of Asia’s Strategic Miracle?
A Trip Through Putin Country
Is Trump Killing the Dollar?
We Weep for You, Venezuela
Decolonizing Western Sahara
Britain’s Road to Perdition
Weathering the Violence of Climate Change
A Dangerous Game of Chicken
The Crown Prince’s New Clothes
A Regulatory Race to the Bottom?
Can South Korea Save the Day?


New Economic Perspectives

GOP and Democrats Push Trump on Tax Reform
Money and Banking – Part 19 (A): Financial institutions: An overview
Money and Banking – Part 19 (B): Financial institutions: An overview
Money and Banking – Part 19 (C): Financial institutions: An overview
Trump vs. Sessions: A One-Sided Twitter War
Bank fraud shows failure of controls, says fraud expert
Dear Professors Uribe-Teran and Vega-Garcia…
Jamie Dimon: You Make Us Embarrassed to be Americans
A Memo From MMT’s Legal Department
Monetary Sovereigns, Monetary Subjects: Modern Money & The Criminal Legal System


Baseline Scenario

A New Economic Vision, in 27 Words
The Importance of Fairness: A New Economic Vision for the Democratic Party
Economism and Arbitration Clauses
How Markets Work
Fees Add Up
Soak the Poor, Feed the Rich
Review Copies of Economism
Why Is Connecticut Giving Its Employees’ Money to the Asset Management Industry?
The Right to Have Rights
Economism and Economics
Economism and the Law
Economism and Health Care
Conflicts and Corruption
Economism Typo Contest
Economism and the Future of the Democratic Party


Corporate Crime Reporter

Mylan to Pay $465 Million to Settle EpiPen False Claim Charge
KPMG to Pay $6.2 Million Neither Admit Nor Deny SEC Charges
Clifford Chance Partner David DiBari on International Corporate Crime Enforcement
Former Embassy Row Hotel Engineer Weighs in on Guest Safety
Going Soft on Corporate Crime a Bipartisan Affair
Morgan Lewis Partner Clayton Everett on Global Antitrust Enforcement
Halliburton to Pay $29.2 Million Neither Admit Nor Deny SEC FCPA Charges
Celgene to Pay $280 Million to Settle False Claims Act Case
Serina Vash on FedEx and Taking the Government to Trial
DC Disciplinary Counsel Hamilton Fox Won’t Let Whistleblower Lawyer Lynne Bernabei Go


Informed Comment

Trump fires Bannon: Who are the Winners & Losers Globally?
Largest Wildfire on Record is raging in Greenland, as Ice Melt Speeds Up
Arab World: Is it Still a War if Civilians are mostly the Targets?
Israel to Impose Fines for Commemoration of Nakba (Palestinian Defeat)
Trump on Barcelona: Recalls US War on Spain, Brutal Occupation of Filipino Muslims
US Military in Syria to Stay, YPG Kurds Say
No Longer “Indispensable?” The World is moving on from Trump’s America
Rethink Coal! Australia emits nerve poison Mercury at double Global Average


Ben Bernanke @ Brookings

When growth is not enough
Some reflections on Japanese monetary policy
The zero lower bound on interest rates: How should the Fed respond?
How big a problem is the zero lower bound on interest rates?
Why Dodd-Frank’s orderly liquidation authority should be preserved
Shrinking the Fed’s balance sheet
The Fed and fiscal policy
Federal Reserve economic projections: What are they good for?
Sebastian Mallaby’s biography of Alan Greenspan
Are Americans better off than they were a decade or two ago?


The Automatic Earth

Debt Rattle August 19 2017
Debt Rattle August 18 2017
Debt Rattle August 17 2017
Debt Rattle August 16 2017
Rogoff, Orwell and Kafka
Debt Rattle August 15 2017
Debt Rattle August 14 2017
Debt Rattle August 13 2017
Debt Rattle August 12 2017
Debt Rattle August 11 2017


One America News

Nigeria’s Buhari to return home after sick leave in Britain – presidency
Scientist Hawking blames UK government for health service ‘crisis’
Lebanese army, Hezbollah announce offensives against Islamic State on Syrian border
Finnish stabbings treated as terror, suspect ‘targeted women’: police
Spain says cell behind Catalan attacks dismantled, police seek van driver
German critic of Turkey’s Erdogan arrested in Spain
Activists protest in Germany against neo-Nazi vigil for Hitler ally
Zimbabwe’s Grace Mugabe absent from regional summit after assault allegation
Regional nations plus U.S. condemn Venezuela’s new constituent assembly
India’s Infosys approves up to $2 billion buyback of shares


NY Times

Police See Wider Plot in Spain and Say Carnage Could Have Been Worse
The Victims: In Terror Attacks in Spain, a Global Community of Victims
Dutch Utility Bets Its Future on an Unusual Strategy: Selling Less Power
In Afghanistan, a Destructive ‘Game of Thrones’
Landslide in Congo Kills Dozens, Official Says
Russian Knife Attacker Stabs and Wounds at Least 7 in Siberia
Fatal Knife Attack in Finland Is Investigated as Terrorism
Spain Looking for Moroccan Man in Barcelona Attack Investigation
How to Get Away With Murder in Small-Town India
Stephen Bannon, Mitt Romney, Barcelona: Your Friday Evening Briefing
Canada Letter: Stage Lights, Sunlight and Opening Shots
Revived After Mosul, Iraqi Forces Prepare to Battle ISIS in Tal Afar
Edward Allcard, Solo Sailor on the High Seas, Dies at 102
Venezuela’s New, Powerful Assembly Takes Over Legislature’s Duties
Sierra Leone Mudslides Unlikely to Leave Survivors, Rescuers Say
Crusader Who Saved Elephants From Poachers Is Shot Dead in Tanzania
Flow of Migrants to Italy Slows, but Nobody Knows Why


Reuters

Nervous Japanese hold drill in case North Korea fires missiles over them
Spain says cell behind Catalan attacks dismantled, police seek van driver
Finnish knife attacks investigated as terror crimes: police
Several wounded in Russian knife attack, attacker shot dead
Regional nations plus U.S. condemn Venezuela's new constituent assembly
Activists protest in Germany against neo-Nazi vigil for Hitler ally
Lebanese army, Hezbollah announce offensives against Islamic State on Syrian border
German critic of Turkey's Erdogan arrested in Spain
U.S. Central Command chief visits Pakistan as Trump weighs relationship
Zimbabwe's Grace Mugabe absent from regional summit after assault allegation


Wall Street Journal

Spanish Police Hunting for as Many as Three Terror Suspects
Spain Ties Attacks to Broad Terror Network
Finland Stabbing Attack Is Being Treated as Terrorism
Venezuela's Former Attorney General Flees to Colombia
China Curbs Hollywood Deals, but Greenlights Tech Investments
Seven Stabbed in Siberian Attack
North Korea Threat Enlivens Opposition to U.S. Military Expansion on Guam
U.S. Formally Begins Probe of China Technology Transfer
Cambridge University Press Removes Articles From Chinese Website
Single Ladder to Safety: A Few Minutes Decided Life and Death on USS Fitzgerald
A Reporter's Anguished Farewell to Afghanistan


Multinational - BRICS Post

China approves projects worth over $24 billion in July
China’s Belt & Road members tally increases to 69
“A historic day”, says Zuma at launch of BRICS Bank African unit
China is the largest foreign holder of American debt again
Attacks on UN camps in Mali a “villainous crime”: Russia
Hate & the Holocaust- Q&A with Auschwitz Museum Chief
India celebrates 70th Independence Day
China’s net inflows rise in Q1, Q2 of 2017
China’s July industrial output, retail sales grew less than expected
Oxygen runs out at Indian hospital, over 60 children dead


Europe - BBC

Barcelona attack: New manhunt for suspected driver
Finland killings: Knifeman 'targeted women in Turku terror attack'
Trumps to skip Kennedy honours to avoid 'distraction'
Grace Mugabe fails to appear at leaders summit in SA
Steve Bannon vows to 'go to war' for Trump agenda
Liu Xiaobo's widow Liu Xia makes first appearance since funeral
Ruth Pfau: State funeral for Pakistan's 'Mother Teresa'
Boston braces for rival protests week after Charlottesville
Russia knife attacker wounds seven in Surgut
Woman raped by Roman Polanski asks for 'mercy' to end case
Congo mudslide death toll 'to rise to 200'
South Africa minister Mduduzi Manana resigns over assault claim
Barcelona attack: Crowd screams as man arrested
Sierra Leone: Rescue workers search for mudslide bodies
Finland stabbings: We won't give in, says eyewitness
UN: Over one million South Sudanese refugees in Uganda
'Online goddess' who earns $450k a year
ICYMI: Take a tour with Mr Despacito
Gabriella Engels: Grace Mugabe 'beat the hell out of me'
Canadian cop's lack of French cancels speeding ticket
Rhino swept from Nepal to India by flooding rescued
Belarus minister wants ex-prisoners to work on farms
Iceland toilet roll 'price war' wipes out jobs
Russia denies giving lake to Kazakhstan
Graven images
The power of colour
Scoop kings
Cry Sierra Leone
Chop and change
Revival bid
How attacks unfolded
Barcelona attack: What is the mood?
Barcelona rejects hate
Who are the victims?
One officer shot four suspects dead
What we know so far
Cambrils: 'Pop pop, a couple of shots and he fell down'
What was attack like?
Can vehicle attacks be prevented?


Libyan Express

Senior Adviser Steve Bannon resigns from the US administration
Libya qualifies for 2018 African Nations Championship
HoR members call for immediate release of Libyan former PM Zidan
Van rams into crowds in Barcelona’s Las Ramblas area, one killed, over 32 injured
Turkey and Iran to boost military cooperation
Libyan eastern military says Al-Werfalli is under military investigation
Those claiming control of the Libyan Investment Authority are squandering your fortune, Libyans!
Italy sends humanitarian aids to Libya’s Sabratha
Haftar aims at Russian ties in oil sector, report says
Australian IS militants Khaled Sharrouf killed in Syria, report says


Yemen

UN demands more humanitarian access to Yemen - Aljazeera.com
UN accuses Al Houthis of derailing aid efforts in Yemen - gulfnews.com
Yemen - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #14, Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 - Reliefweb
The African Migration Tragedy in Yemen - New York Times
Civilians in Yemen have been targeted, reveal leaked emails - Middle East Monitor
In Yemen, skilled professionals proudly take up arms - gulfnews.com
Cholera count reaches 500 000 in Yemen - World Health Organization
'Justice has been done': Mother's joy as pedophile who raped and murdered her 'beautiful' daughter, 4, is executed ... - Daily Mail
Yemen News Agency (SABA - Yemen News Agency
Yemen helicopter crash survivor shown recovering well in video message to Emiratis - The National


North America - CSM-World

Grenfell fire casts harsh light on London's dwindling low-income housing
Boko Haram militants ramp up attacks on refugee shelters in northeast Nigeria
Erdogan urges German Turks to vote against major parties
Spanish police thwart second vehicle attack south of Barcelona
Facing elections in Venezuela’s new normal, opposition asks: Do we want in?
Driven from US shores, neo-Nazi website finds no haven in Russia either
ISIS claims credit for Barcelona van attack
Student leaders of 2014 Hong Kong protest receive prison sentence
More casualties in Philippines president's anti-drug, anti-crime campaign
Netanyahu faces growing pressure to condemn Trump's Charlottesville response
Massive harvests of corn, soybeans pose storage problem in Brazil
Finding Somaliland's ancient cave art is hard. Protecting it could be harder.
Thirty-two slain in Philippine president's war on drugs
Zambian political opposition leader released from prison
UK government voices opposition to Irish border posts
In call to cancel debt, Cambodia asks: When war is over, who cleans up the mess?
After Thatcher, New Labour, and austerity, has Britain decided to turn left again?
Korean leaders, US signal tentative shift toward diplomacy
In Charlottesville aftermath, Europe sees widening divide with US
Syrian rebels, refugees leave enclave in Lebanon


927 Mag

After record five-month closure, Egypt opens Gaza crossing for five days
Who’s afraid of the Green Line?
Richard Spencer tells Israelis ‘White Nationalism’ is akin to Zionism
Israel revoking Al Jazeera reporter’s credentials — for being a patriot
WATCH: This is what it looks like when Israel demolishes your home
IDF bans laptops, food, toiletries for Palestinians leaving Gaza
Why Jewish Israelis should stand with the head of Israel’s Islamic Movement
The ‘diplomatic tsunami’ that never came
It’s not Netanyahu — it’s a country drunk on power
Meet the Palestinian youth planning their return


United Nations Security Council Documents

S/2017/673
S/2017/684
S/2017/693


BLS - Latest numbers

Major Economic Indicators Latest Numbers


Bruegel

G20 climate commitments must be turned into action
Towards EU-MENA Shared Prosperity
Europe must seize this moment of opportunity
Economic Implications of Further Harmonisation of Electronic Communications Regulation in the EU
The US Antitrust Counter-Revolution
The EU and the US: a relationship in motion
Italian economic growth and the Euro
The international effects of ECB’s monetary policy
ASEAN Against the World: Strength in the Numbers
Building positive incentives: the potential of coalitions for sustainable finance


Un Security Council

Yemen's 'man-made catastrophe' is ravaging country, senior UN officials tell Security Council - UN News Centre
UN Security Council members urge new probe into killings of monitors - Business Insider
UN Security Council Should Hold ISIS Accountable for its Crimes in Iraq - Human Rights First
Barcelona terror attack: UN Security Council observes minute of silence in honour of victims - Firstpost
US Faults UN Report on Killings of 2 Investigators in Congo - New York Times
UN Security Council considers resolution punishing ISIS for crimes against humanity - Fox News
UN, Security Council condemn deadly attacks on peacekeeping mission in Mali - UN News Centre
Israel Seeks UN's Respect in Push for Security Council Seat ... - Bloomberg
FAO Welcomes UN Security Council Recognition of Conflict-Famine ... - ReliefWeb
UN Security Council Imposes Punishing New Sanctions on North Korea - New York Times


Hillary Clinton

Trump says farewell to Bannon, but not without taking a shot at Hillary Clinton - The Daily Dot
Clinton Paid Aide Huma Abedin Nearly $65K from Campaign Funds Since Defeat - Washington Free Beacon
Hillary Clinton's Link To Former KKK Leader Robert Byrd Surfaces Again After Charlottesville - Newsweek
Bush removed it. Obama reinstalled it. Will a plaque honoring Hillary Clinton stay in place under Trump? - Washington Post
Hillary Clinton's pastor plagiarized another minister in his new book of messages for her - Washington Post
Hillary Clinton needs to move on - Toronto Sun
Advance Praise for Hillary Clinton's “What Happened” - The New Yorker
Beyond the fake news, a real scandal of Clinton collusion with Ukraine - Washington Times
Veep Actress Who Received a Note From Hillary Later Learned Clinton Had No Idea Who She Was - Washington Free Beacon
Ukrainian MP seeks probe of Ukraine-Clinton ties - Politico


Mosul

US will help clear 'historic' amount of explosives in Mosul - PBS NewsHour
Mosul faces struggles with reconstruction and reconciliation - BBC News
After Mosul, Iraqi forces ready for next ISIS battle in Tal Afar - Al-Arabiya
Returning to the rubble of Mosul - The Week Magazine
New life amid the ruins of Mosul's maternity hospital - AOL
Video: Boy blown away as tornado-like storm hits Mosul refugee camp - Khaleej Times
Nine civilians killed, injured in landmine explosion, east of Mosul - Iraqi News
Mahmoud and the mint plant - The Globe and Mail
Iraq admitting torture of Mosul prisoners: 'Very positive step' - RT
Hope amid the ruins as displaced Iraqis return to West Mosul - UNHCR


Erbil

Erbil delegation to visit Najaf for meeting with Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr - Rudaw
No alternative to September 25 referendum yet, member of Erbil negotiation team in Baghdad - Rudaw
Abadi to Kurdistan delegation: Erbil already acts like a state, official - Rudaw
SRSG Kubiš Welcomes Baghdad-Erbil Negotiations - ReliefWeb
US commander in Erbil: Training Kurdish forces major part of our mission - Rudaw
Barzani: Baghdad wants Erbil to withdraw to pre-2003 borders - Rudaw
Veteran Peshmerga protest in Erbil against KRG austerity measures - NRT
Referendum will harm Ankara-Erbil energy cooperation, Turkish minister - Rudaw
Iran Welcomes Baghdad-Erbil Talks: Spokesman - IFP News
Meet the men of Mr Erbil, Iraq's suited-up style collective - British GQ


Raqqa

'Shocking' conditions await civilians fleeing ISIS in Syria - Washington Post
Refugees From Raqqa In Northern Syria Want 'Just To Stay Alive ... - NPR
I am a civilian in Raqqa. Surviving the siege is becoming harder ... - The Guardian
Barcelona attack – Terror expert says fall of ISIS in Raqqa is ... - Express.co.uk
US-backed Syrian fighters link up from east, west in Raqqa - Washington Post
Civilians trapped in Raqqa with little access to urgently needed healthcare, organizations warn - ABC News
Syrian Army halts southeast Raqqa offensive, central Syria new focus - AMN Al-Masdar News (registration)
For some Raqqa residents, battlefield is the only place to call home - The National
Behind the Islamic State's Raqqa frontlines: 'People are just waiting ... - Syria Direct
VIDEO: Kurdish unit blasts ISIS strongpoint in Raqqa - AMN Al-Masdar News (registration)


Yemen

UN demands more humanitarian access to Yemen - Aljazeera.com
UN accuses Al Houthis of derailing aid efforts in Yemen - gulfnews.com
Yemen - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #14, Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 - Reliefweb
The African Migration Tragedy in Yemen - New York Times
Civilians in Yemen have been targeted, reveal leaked emails - Middle East Monitor
In Yemen, skilled professionals proudly take up arms - gulfnews.com
Cholera count reaches 500 000 in Yemen - World Health Organization
'Justice has been done': Mother's joy as pedophile who raped and murdered her 'beautiful' daughter, 4, is executed ... - Daily Mail
Yemen News Agency (SABA - Yemen News Agency
Yemen helicopter crash survivor shown recovering well in video message to Emiratis - The National


Somalia

Uncovering Somalia's forgotten music of the 1970s - Aljazeera.com
US troops call in airstrike after they come under fire in Somalia - CNN International
Aid Worker Pleads For Continued Humanitarian Assistance for Somali Communities - ReliefWeb
Aid Worker Dispatches: Saving Lives in Jubbaland - Reliefweb
Somalia, AU forces capture strategic locations in southern region - Xinhua
Sky Views: Cash not food is best for Somalia - Sky News
An Ex-Shabab Leader Surrenders in Somalia, Officials Say - New York Times
“Neutral” Somalia finds itself engulfed in Saudi Arabia-Qatar dispute - African Arguments (registration)
Somalia: Country Humanitarian Communiqué, June - July 2017 - Reliefweb
WHO and the Federal Ministry of Health of Somalia call for urgent ... - ReliefWeb