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The Foreign Desk


Bali’s rumbling volcano spurs travel warnings from Australia, Singapore
China jails former Tianjin mayor for 12 years over graft
Polish president unveils court reform in democratic litmus test
Chastened Merkel braces for coalition tussle after vote
Iraqi Kurds shrug off threats to stage independence referendum
China urges restraint amid war of words between Trump and North Korea
Swedish court sentences Syrian asylum seeker to prison for posing with war dead
Jets strike U.S.-backed forces in eastern Syria: SDF
Ivory Coast accepts tribunal ruling in border dispute with Ghana
Qatar Foreign Minister says Trump keen on dialogue to end Gulf crisis
Russia’s Putin may meet Venezuela’s Maduro: Kremlin
French unions block fuel depots in protest against labor reforms
British police arrest seventh man over bomb attack on London train
Malaysia’s dissent on Myanmar statement reveals cracks in ASEAN facade
Japan’s Abe announces snap election amid worries over North Korea crisis
Trump slaps travel restrictions on North Korea, Venezuela in sweeping new ban
Britain’s Labour want to be ‘the grown-ups’ to lead Brexit
Outside quake stricken Mexico City, most kids going back to school
Russian occupation of Crimea marked by grave human rights violations: U.N.
Rap and the Party: China taps youth culture to hook millennial cadres
Berliners vote to keep Tegel airport open
New Zealand’s nationalist ‘kingmaker’ says has not yet contacted National or Labour leaders
One week to cross a street: how IS pinned down Filipino soldiers in Marawi
Philippines vows fair probe after Vietnamese fishermen killed
Cambodia’s opposition puts out banners calling for leader’s release
Chinese graft suspect returns from U.S. to surrender
U.N. medics see evidence of rape in Myanmar army ‘cleansing’ campaign
Myanmar says bodies of 28 Hindu villagers found in Rakhine State
Mexicans turn to church as earthquake death toll hits 320
Merkel hangs on to power but bleeds support to surging far right
Weakened dam looms as latest threat to Puerto Rico after hurricane
As Germans clip Merkel’s wings, Brussels braces for turbulence
German vote could doom Merkel-Macron deal on Europe
Kurds stick with independence vote, ‘never going back to Baghdad’: Barzani
U.S. air strikes kill 17 Islamic State militants in Libya: U.S. military
All ears: Brussels awaits detail from Davis on May’s Brexit plan
Iran says Guards attack Islamic State with drones in Eastern Syria
Trump aide Greenblatt returning to Israel for peace talks: official
While wealthy Mexicans swamped by quake aid, poor feel abandoned
Zimbabwean activist pastor arrested for criticizing Mugabe government
Russia says one its generals killed by mortar shelling in Syria: TASS
French Senate vote is blow to Macron, Conservatives keep majority
National celebrations open Saudi sports stadium to women for first time
London mayor says Britain should not host President Trump on state visit
Police have thwarted seven attacks since March: London mayor
Russia, Syria intensify bombing of rebel-held Idlib, witnesses say
I’m no populist, says new leader of Italy’s 5-Star
Explosion in Mali kills three U.N. soldiers from Bangladesh
Swiss voters reject raising women’s retirement age
Catalan separatists take to the streets ahead of referendum


Watching America

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Forget North Korea, the Mueller Probe Is Trump’s Explosive Threat
The World Needs More Europe and Less Donald Trump
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Hillary Clinton Won’t Go Away. Good
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The Intercept

Dozens of Civilians Killed When U.S. Bombed a School And a Market in Syria
Michigan Governor Unleashes “Citizens United on Steroids”
Bernie Sanders para os Democratas: como é uma política externa radical
A promiscuidade entre prefeitura de SP e a empresa da família Doria
Syrian Widows in Jordan Take Charge of Their New Lives
Ken Burns Says the Vietnam War Was “Begun in Good Faith.” So Was Every Other Lousy War.
The View From the End of the American Empire
Poet Aja Monet: ‘White Folks Have to Face Who Trump Is’
In Iraqi Kurdistan, Voting on Independence and Bracing for Violence
Airport Police Demanded an Activist’s Passwords. He Refused. Now He Faces Prison in the U.K.
No fim das contas, o “Ocupa Cabral” tinha razão
Magnata americana antimuçulmanos promove extrema-direita na Alemanha com notícias falsas
Bernie Sanders To Democrats: This Is What a Radical Foreign Policy Looks Like
Islamophobic U.S. Mega-Donor Fuels German Far-Right Party With Viral Fake News
Furacão Maria desencadeia as forças da privatização em Porto Rico
How Exxon Mobil May Soon Have Greater Sway Over Science Used in EPA Policies
Estigmatizados, manifestantes monitorados por militar infiltrado vão a julgamento em São Paulo
Chelsea Manning: Harvard Told Me “Sean Spicer Has Something to Contribute to American Policy”
After Charlottesville, The American Far Right Is Tearing Itself Apart
Jornal inglês cita Bolsonaro como favorito para 2018 e coloca o dedo em ferida que ninguém quer ver


Political Violence @ a Glance

Going Stag: How Brideprice Influences Participation in Violent Conflict
Climate Change and the Syrian Civil War
Silent Guns: Examining the Two-Year Absence of Coups in Africa
From Stability to Charlottesville: What To Look For in the German Elections
Mao, Gandhi, and the Choice Between Violent and Nonviolent Action
Rohingya “terrorists” and the hierarchies of legitimate resistance in Myanmar
Why Multinational Resource Owners Incite Social Dissent
Tweets of Contention: How Social Media is Changing Political Conflict
Free to Choose? Violent vs. Nonviolent Resistance and the Limits of Choice
The Women of ISIS: Gender and Political Violence


Wired

Live From The Berlin Marathon: You Can't Outrun Bad Weather
The Blockbuster Showdown At This Year's Berlin Marathon
Sean Spicer's Emmys Appearance Tops This Week's News Roundup
All the Ways Equifax Epically Bungled Its Breach Response
August Smart Lock Review: A High-Tech Alternative to the Key Under the Mat
Clever Machines Learn How to Be Curious (And Play Super Mario Bros.)
Hackers Break Into the SEC, DHS Tells 21 States Russian Hackers Targeted Them, and More Security News This Week
What's So Great About Kids Fighting Monsters?
Space Photos of the Week: Spiral Galaxy's Secretly a Giant Gasbag
London Wants to Kick Uber Out of the City
Why Facebook Will Struggle to Regulate Political Ads
How a Decrepit Grain Silo Became South Africa's Mind-Blowing Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa
I Helped Create Facebook's Ad Machine. Here's How I'd Fix It
Baltimore Built an App to Map Opioid Overdoses in Real Time
After Srinivas Kuchibhotla’s Murder, His Widow Battles Deportation
What Is a ‘Dotard’? Kim Jong-Un Gives Trump a Language Lesson
Review: Leica Sofort
Don't Rely On an Unlock Pattern To Secure Your Android Phone
Waymo Partners With Intel, Tesla Kills a Model S, a Lawyer Debates the Trolley Problem and More This Week in the Future of Cars
Why Google Play Store Malware Is So Hard To Stop


Corp Watch

Drone, Inc. - Acknowledgements
Drone, Inc. - Index
Drone, Inc. - Whistleblowers
Drone, Inc. - DOT&E
Drone, Inc. - NEXT STEPS
Drone, Inc. - CONCLUSION: The Failure of Remote Control
Drone, Inc. - L. No Bid Deals & Revolving Doors
Drone, Inc. - K. Embedded in the Kill Chain
Drone, Inc. - THE CONTRACTORS
Drone, Inc. - J. Distributed Common Ground System
Drone, Inc. - I. Social Network Analysis
Drone, Inc. - H. Cross Sensor Cueing
Drone, Inc. - G. Geolocation
Drone, Inc. - F. Ground Moving Target Indicator
Drone, Inc. - SOFTWARE: Algorithms 101


Economic Voice

Markets shrug at May's Florence speech
HMRC collects £124 million from tackling Capital Gains Tax avoidance
Brexit Businessman Arron Banks in Major Lesotho Diamond Find
Mobile telecoms; can the mobile networks thrive and what may their future hold?
Angela Merkel may triumph but what will her government look like?
Over Half of UK Employees Think Annual Appraisals are “Pointless” or “Time Consuming”
78% of personal investors had no exposure to financial education at school
Renault and Central Saint Martins, UAL competition unveils car of the future at designjunction 2017
Australian Art Comes to Tate Modern
UK Retail Sales Increase
Moore Stephens sees revenue jump 15% through organic growth
44% of Brits over 35 experience eye strain at least once a week


Evonomics

Insanely Concentrated Wealth Is Strangling Our Prosperity
Economyths: The Five Stages of Economic Grief
When Wall Street Owns Main Street — Literally
People Don’t Actually Want Equality. They Want Fairness.
Free Marketeers Defense of CEO Pay and a Rigged System is a Disservice to Free Markets
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.


Robert Reich

Why We Must Raise Taxes on Corporations and the Wealthy, Not Lower Them
The Growing Danger of Dynastic Wealth
Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know about the Trump-Republican Tax Plan
It’s Now Time for Medicare for All
TRUMP’S OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICESteve Bannon recently called...
Trump’s Policy Catastrophe
WHY WE SHOULD ABOLISH THE DEBT CEILING Congressional Democrats...
Google, Trump, and the Arrogance of Power
Why CEOs are Turning on Trump
When Big Money Buys Off Criticism of Big Money
Trump’s Labor Day
DEAR TRUMP VOTERIf you voted for Donald Trump, I get it. Maybe...
How to Remove Trump
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...


Naked Capitalism

Links 9/25/17
CalPERS Board Candidate Margaret Brown Objects to Unconstitutional, Non-Secret, Insecure, Unauditable Election; Vendor Handling Phone and Internet Voting Criticized for Incompetence, Exaggerating Security of On-Line Voting
Don Quijones: The Steep Price of Disaster in Mexico
John Helmer: Washington Post Misses Manafort’s Real Crimes
Occupy the SEC Calls Out Regulator’s Absurd Push to Neuter Volcker Rule
Links 9/24/17
Taxcast: Hurricanes, Disaster Capitalism, Bitcoin and Over-Reliance on Unhelpful Economic Measures
Planet of Introverts
Ta-Nehisi Coates and the Limited Art of Interpretation
Links 9/23/17


New Economic Perspectives

Massachusetts First to Sue Equifax Over Massive Hack
Equifax Data Breach is a 10 out of 10 Scandal
Low Rate of Unionization in US Consequence of Deregulation
Trump Proves Again that it is Impossible to Compete with Unintentional Self-Parody
Is Politico or Third Way More Divorced from Reality?
The Right Wing’s Fake Fake News of Hate
LOW EARTH ORBIT—A Preview
Money and Banking Post 20: Pricing Securities
Democrats Should Not Rely on Glenn Simpson and His Hit Piece about Trump and Putin
Why Plutocrats Like Carl Icahn Are Almost Never Held Accountable


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

Telia to Pay $965 Million FCPA Prosecution Deferred in Uzbek Bribery Case
Former SEC Enforcement Chief Richard H. Walker Joins King & Spalding in New York
Peter Dauvergne on the The Corporatization of Activism
From Enron and WorldCom to Wells Fargo and VW Expanded Violation Tracker Covers Corporate Crime Cases Back to 2000
Transparency International Canada Joins Corporate Lobbyists in Push for Deferred Prosecution Agreements
Corporate Deferred Prosecution As Discretionary Injustice
Ralph Nader Phil Donahue Akhil Reed Amar to Celebrate Constitution Day September 17 at Tort Museum in Winsted, Connecticut
Galena Biopharma to Pay $7.5 Million to Settle False Claims Charge
The Allard Prize and The Case for Public Integrity
Novo Nordisk to Pay $58 Million to Settle False Claims Charge


Informed Comment

How Arab Nationalism & Fundamentalism pushed away the Kurds
Trump tries to Camouflage Muslim Ban with a Few Venezuelans and N. Koreans
Trump Casino and White House, Inc.
Merkel barely holds on as Neo-Fascists enter German Parliament
“Those People:” Trump plays to White nat’lism from N. Korea to NFL
New Customized Muslim Banned planned by Trump
Rohingya crisis: this is what genocide looks like
Fix Healthcare: Require Congress to have the same Plan we Do


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 September 25 2017
Patriotism, Flags and Referendums
Debt Rattle September 24 2017
Debt Rattle September 23 2017
Debt Rattle September 22 2017
Debt Rattle September 21 2017
Debt Rattle September 20 2017
Bubble Fortunes
Debt Rattle September 19 2017
Debt Rattle September 18 2017


One America News

Chastened Merkel braces for coalition tussle after vote
Polish president unveils court reform in democratic litmus test
China jails former Tianjin mayor for 12 years over graft
Bali’s rumbling volcano spurs travel warnings from Australia, Singapore
Japan’s Abe announces snap election amid worries over North Korea crisis
Carmakers, coal plants seen suffering if Greens join German coalition
China urges restraint amid war of words between Trump and North Korea
Iraqi Kurds shrug off threats to stage independence referendum
EU ends Greece’s deficit procedure in positive signal to markets
ABB buys GE business for $2.6 billion in bet it can boost margins


NY Times

Angela Merkel, Reluctant Leader of the West, ‘Has Gotten the Taste for It’
New Order Indefinitely Bars Almost All Travel From Seven Countries
Recalling a Tortured Past, Iraqi Kurds to Vote on Independence
Shinzo Abe of Japan Calls Early Election, as a Rival Party Forms
Palanan Journal: For Isolated Philippine Town, a Planned Road Is a Lifeline and a Worry
Syrian War Drags On, but Assad’s Future Looks as Secure as Ever
Philippines Promises Vietnam a Full Investigation Into Fishermen’s Deaths
After the Quake, Tremors of Anxiety Ripple Across Mexico City
Catalonia Showdown Tests Spanish Leader’s Instinct for Survival
Keeping Indian Folk Painting Alive
Retro Report: Special Ops Forces: How Elite Forces Became Military Muscle
Europe Edition: Angela Merkel, N.F.L., Catalonia: Your Monday Briefing
As China Piles on Debt, Consumers Seek a Piece of the Action
Nigel Farage to Campaign for Roy Moore in Alabama Senate Race
Former Hostage Held by Al Qaeda Describes 6-Year Ordeal in the Sahara
68 Things You Cannot Say on China’s Internet
Asia and Australia Edition: North Korea, Angela Merkel, N.F.L.: Your Monday Briefing
3 United Nations Soldiers Are Killed in Northern Mali
Angela Merkel Makes History in German Vote, but So Does Far Right
Inside a Rohingya Camp Born of Massacre
Jeremy Corbyn’s Rise From Political Dinosaur to Potential Leader
Six Are Burned in Acid Attack as Groups Clash in East London
How World Leaders Reacted to Trump at the U.N.
On Eve of Kurdish Independence Vote, a Warning From Turkey
Afghan Province, Squeezed by Taliban, Loses Access to Medical Care
Pentagon Tests Lasers and Nets to Combat a Vexing Foe: ISIS Drones
Iran Tests Ballistic Missile and Rejects ‘Threats’
Luck, Not Tougher Building Standards, Spared Mexico in Quake
Center-Right Party Hangs On in New Zealand Election
At U.N. and in the Air, North Korea and U.S. Trade Tough Messages
Small Earthquake Rattles North Korea, and the World’s Nerves
The Look: A Mix of Tradition and Trend in Kabul
How to Survive the Apocalypse
Deals in Code, Arrests in Raids: The Risky Stakes of Oil Middlemen
Trying to Save the Corals of the Great Barrier Reef
42 Minutes, £2,600 Lost: The U.K.’s Growing Gambling Problem
White House Weighs Response to North Korea’s Threats
Morgan Freeman Angers Russians Over Video About 2016 Election
Mohammed Mahdi Akef, Muslim Brotherhood Leader, Dies at 89
Prospect of Atmospheric Nuclear Test by North Korea Raises Specter of Danger
Republican Party, North Korea, Hurricane Maria: Your Friday Evening Briefing
Syrian Activist and Her Daughter Fatally Stabbed in Turkey
Russia Says ‘Small-Hearted’ Obama Administration Spoiled Ties
Holocaust Denier’s Sentence: Visit 5 Ex-Nazi Camps, and Write About It
A Walk Through Dominica, Hours After Hurricane Maria
Canada Letter: Health Care Comparisons and an NYT Offer


Reuters

Chastened Merkel braces for coalition tussle after vote
China urges restraint amid war of words between Trump and North Korea
Iraqi Kurds shrug off threats to stage independence referendum
Japan's Abe announces snap election amid worries over North Korea crisis
Outside quake stricken Mexico City, most kids going back to school
British police arrest seventh man over bomb attack on London train
Trump slaps travel restrictions on North Korea, Venezuela in sweeping new ban
Qatar Foreign Minister says Trump keen on dialogue to end Gulf crisis
Jets strike U.S.-backed forces in eastern Syria: SDF
Swedish court sentences Syrian asylum seeker to prison for posing with war dead


Wall Street Journal

Merkel's Coalition Wins, but Support Slips
U.S. Adds North Korea, Venezuela and Chad to Restricted Travel List
Pakistan's Ousted Prime Minister Returns to Face Corruption Trial
Iraqi Kurds Vote in Independence Referendum Despite Warnings From Baghdad, U.S.
The Maverick Who'll Decide Who Runs New Zealand---Again
Muslim Insurgents Killed 28 Hindu Women and Children, Myanmar Police Say
A Tax Cut for Cleaning? Italians Take Up Bartering in Stagnant Economy
China Eyeing Rule Change That Could Aid Tesla
Bali on High Alert for Possible Volcano Eruption
Party Schools: Safe Spaces Don't Exist at Chinese Universities
Puerto Rico Tallies Up Devastation From Hurricane Maria


Multinational - BRICS Post

China, Russia support UNSC aspirations of India, Brazil, SA
China, Russia hold naval drills in Sea of Japan
China, Egypt sign bank loan agreements
India launches work on first ‘bullet train’ project
Brazil gov’t says GDP growth could hit 3% in 2018
South African economy exits recession in Q2
Putin meets Modi and Zuma, vows to deepen ties
Analysis: China between a rock and a hard place over N Korea
Xiamen declaration: 2nd golden decade of BRICS begins
Zuma, Xi hold bilateral talks in China


Europe - BBC

German election: AfD vows to fight 'invasion of foreigners'
Iraqi Kurdistan in historic independence vote
Former 'heaviest woman' Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty dies
Japan's PM Shinzo Abe calls snap election
US expands travel ban to include N Korea
Bali volcano: 'Thousands evacuated' from Mount Agung area
Jared Kushner used private email for White House business
Whale exhumed from Australian beach after backlash
Australia to create national space agency
Tennessee church shooting halted by 'extraordinarily brave' usher
Trump NFL row: Defiance after US president urges boycott
Falling jet wing panel damages car in Japan
German Chancellor Angela Merkel re-elected for fourth term
Stevie Wonder: 'Tonight I'm taking a knee for America'
Is Bali volcano about to erupt?
Jubilant mood at Iraqi Kurdish referendum polling station
The fishermen saving Pakistan's island dogs
Zannah Mustapha founded a school that teaches Boko Haram children
HMS Ocean helps hurricane-hit British Virgin Islands
Sri Lankan caught hiding gold in rectum
Bus crash in Austrian Alps averted after tourist applies brake
Saipan campaigns for controversial Earhart statue
Boeing 747s offered for public auction in China
Ukraine women's football clip prompts online sexism row
After the vote
Re-cycling
Caught in the middle
Not so fantastic?
Bill of fare
Two hurricanes
Empathy cards


Libyan Express

Leader of September 25 protest in Libya arrives in Tripoli amid intensified security
US kills 17 IS militants in airstrike on Libya desert
UN delegate to Libya says Gaddafi’s son Saif is welcome to run for president
Iraqi Kurds to vote on independence on Monday, Iran halts flights ahead of referendum
US-backed Syrian Kurdish forces seize key gas oilfield in Deir Al-Zor
Maltese Prime Minister, UN Secretary General discuss Libya and migration
11 killed, over 30 injured in Libya’s Sabratha fighting
US flies bombers over North Korea, Kim Un says rockets on US are inevitable
UNSMIL announces that Zintan and Tripoli agreed to allow IDPs to return safely to Tripoli
Egypt sentences to death IS militants involved in Copts’ execution in Libya


Yemen

'Trump's secret Yemen war': UK role in US counter-terrorism causes unease - The Guardian
Puntland officials capture weapons-laden boat from Yemen - Eyewitness News
UN's Top Human Rights Body Should Establish Yemen Inquiry - Human Rights Watch
New Trump travel ban targets Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen - Fox 32 Chicago
Qatar Red Crescent supports health centres with medical equipment in Yemen - The Peninsula Qatar
US-made bomb killed civilians in Yemen residential building, says Amnesty - The Guardian
Houthi militias using 'death stones' as latest trick in Yemen's urban ... - Al-Arabiya
Yemen rebels pardon journalist after death sentence | Fox News - Fox News
Iran Is Smuggling Increasingly Potent Weapons Into Yemen, US Admiral Says - New York Times
Yemen war: Standoff over Hodeidah port hampering aid efforts - The National


North America - CSM-World

Reluctant champion: How Nadia Murad has become the international face of Yazidi suffering – and resilience
Kenyan election board delays repeat election date
Uber loses its license in London, deemed not safe enough
How strongly is NATO ally Turkey pivoting to Russia and Iran?
The story behind DC Diaper Bank, a resource for parents
Beneath Germany's staid election, inequality stirs a 'moderate' populist revolt
Kurds head to the polls Monday for independence vote
Rohingya refugee camps swell to dramatic proportions
What could Germany look like post-election?
Letter from Mexico: Lessons in a quake zone
Is it the Kremlin’s turn to get WikiLeaked?
ISIS has planted a ticking bomb that is hard to defuse: traumatized children
In Germany's east, populist vote finds root in reunification woes
Pakistan breaks down gender barriers, one bike at a time
Amid Pyongyang’s nuclear threat, Seoul resumes humanitarian aid
Puerto Ricans vow to rebuild after Maria devastates the island
Remembering '85, Mexico City public leaps into quake rescue
Kremlin frets as Russia's once restive Islamist region takes up political Islam
Spain arrests Catalan officials as tensions over 'illegal' referendum rise
Volunteer efforts strengthen after devastating Mexico City earthquake


927 Mag

There’s no beautifying Israel’s treatment of Palestinian children
The police brutality haunting Tel Aviv’s ‘backyard’
The beat goes on: The story of Palestine’s national dance
Everything you think you know about Israeli-Palestinian peace is wrong
What happens when teaching diaspora Jews about occupation gets ‘too political’
Netanyahu’s Israel is a cauldron waiting for the next explosion
As Mideast borders open, Israel is more isolated than ever
Hundreds of Palestinians, Israelis march to support village encircled by wall
WATCH: Settler attacks left-wing activist, breaks his arm
Is Israel turning its Bedouin citizens into a stateless people?


United Nations Security Council Documents

S/2017/10/Add.37
S/2017/760
S/2017/781
S/2017/788
S/2017/789
S/Agenda/8053
S/RES/2378 (2017)
S/RES/2379 (2017)


BLS - Latest numbers

Major Economic Indicators Latest Numbers


Bruegel

The Fed’s Unwinding
The role of international institutions in fostering sub-Saharan Africa’s electrification
Global Imbalances
Can roaming be saved after Brexit?
Reinforcing the EU energy industry transformation: stronger policies needed
Europe’s fourfold union: Updating the 2012 vision
Trump and the Paris Agreement: better out than in
Capital Markets Union and the fintech opportunity
Is China Deleveraging? Too Early to Cheer
Surprising priorities for Europe and China


Un Security Council

Eritrea says UN Security Council must lift useless and unjustified sanctions - africanews
Remarks by the Vice President to the UN Security Council - The White House (blog)
COMMENTARY: Little to be gained by pursuing UN Security Council seat - Globalnews.ca
Coveney confirms Ireland's application for seat on UN... - Newstalk - Newstalk 106-108 fm
UN Security Council opposes Kurdish independence vote - FRANCE 24
Seven members of UN Security Council asks Secretary-General Guterres for briefing on Myanmar - South China Morning Post
Security Council approves probe into ISIL's alleged war crimes in Iraq - UN News Centre
The Latest: UN Security council condemns North Korea's test - Washington Post
Bhutan Backs India's Bid For Permanent UN Security Council Membership - NDTV
At UN, Azerbaijan urges respect for Security Council measures; cites support for cultural diversity - UN News Centre


Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton blames many things for her loss. George Clooney blames her 'frustrating' speeches. - Washington Post
The New York Times had an anti-Hillary Clinton agenda? That's untrue - The Guardian
Mayor de Blasio says Hillary let him down in new book - New York Post
Why Hillary Clinton was right about white women – and their husbands - The Guardian
Did the media cost Hillary Clinton the election? - Aljazeera.com
'What Happened,' Hillary Clinton? You Happened! - Sunshine State News
If Hillary truly loves America, she should support President Trump - The Hill
Hillary Clinton urges Trump to send Navy to aid in Puerto Rico's Maria recovery: 'These are American citizens' - New York Daily News
What Might Have Been In 2017 Had Hillary Clinton Won - HuffPost
Democrats need Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton to get out of the way - San Francisco Chronicle


Mosul

On Mosul, the intellectual heart of the medieval Middle East - CityMetric
The Salvation of Mosul - Smithsonian
As East Mosul Comes Back To Life, West Mosul Remains In Ruins - NPR
Mosul Eyes Kurdish Referendum - Lawfare (blog)
Video: In the ruins of Mosul's old city - FRANCE 24
View: 'Mosul was a horror and I wanted so badly to help' - euronews
The Enduring Powers of Mosul's Rich and Diverse Cultural History - The Wire
Mosul's children return to school after ISIS defeat: 'We are not giving up on learning' - ABC News
Iraq PM: Half of IS families detained near Mosul are Turkish - ABC News
The Things They Carried: The Iraqis Who Fled Mosul - Foreign Policy (blog)


Erbil

Iraqi Kurds polarised as region holds historic referendum on independence - The Guardian
Iranian officials reveal plan for flights between Erbil and Urmia - Rudaw
Youth role in rebuilding society post-ISIS focus of Erbil event - Rudaw
US: If referendum proceeds, int'l support for Erbil-Baghdad talks 'foreclosed' - Rudaw
Erbil: A city of contrasts - Rudaw
Official Denies Report of Iran's Consul in Erbil Being Summoned - Tasnim News Agency (press release)
Tehran to close border, tear down security agreement with Erbil if referendum held - Rudaw
Through war and IS group threat, the Erbil teahouse that never closed - FRANCE 24
Thousands hold independence referendum rally in Erbil - Rudaw
Trump calls Erdogan friend: "Armenian genocide", Erbil "referendum" issues solved, S-400 on agenda - Trend News Agency


Raqqa

Syria: Coalition Airstrikes Killed Dozens Near Raqqa - Human Rights Watch
Raqqa: 'Seeing dead bodies is normal now' | War & Conflict | Al ... - Aljazeera.com
US-led strikes killed 84 civilians near Syria's Raqqa: HRW - SBS
'End in sight' in campaign to retake Raqqa from ISIS, says top ... - ABC News
Syria war: Assault on IS-held Raqqa in 'final stages' - BBC News
Syrian Army fully liberates southeast Raqqa, northwest Deir Ezzor: map - AMN Al-Masdar News (registration)
With Thousands Of Syrians Trapped In Raqqa, A Single Hospital ... - HuffPost
US-backed forces take 90% of Raqqa from Isis in major offensive ... - The Independent
Raqqa campaign in final stages, SDF says - Reuters
Raqqa drone footage reveals a city in ruins - CNN - CNN.com - CNN


Yemen

'Trump's secret Yemen war': UK role in US counter-terrorism causes unease - The Guardian
Puntland officials capture weapons-laden boat from Yemen - Eyewitness News
UN's Top Human Rights Body Should Establish Yemen Inquiry - Human Rights Watch
New Trump travel ban targets Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen - Fox 32 Chicago
Qatar Red Crescent supports health centres with medical equipment in Yemen - The Peninsula Qatar
US-made bomb killed civilians in Yemen residential building, says Amnesty - The Guardian
Houthi militias using 'death stones' as latest trick in Yemen's urban ... - Al-Arabiya
Yemen rebels pardon journalist after death sentence | Fox News - Fox News
Iran Is Smuggling Increasingly Potent Weapons Into Yemen, US Admiral Says - New York Times
Yemen war: Standoff over Hodeidah port hampering aid efforts - The National


Somalia

SRSG Keating Welcomes Parliamentary Review of 2016 Media Law - ReliefWeb
New Trump travel ban targets Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen - Fox 32 Chicago
Somalia/Somaliland Weekly Drought Response Update No. 24, 15 - 21 Sept. 2017 - ReliefWeb
Museveni on Somalia: We are not employees of the UN - New Vision
German plane hijacked to Somalia in 1977 brought back home - Washington Post
Lufthansa jetliner hijacked to Somalia in 1977 brought back to Germany - The Japan Times
Somalia chides its regions for cutting ties with Qatar | Somalia News ... - Aljazeera.com
Somalia launches Post Disaster Needs Assessment and Resilience Framework as first step towards long term recovery ... - ReliefWeb
UNHCR Somalia: Displacements dashboard | Protection & Return Monitoring Network (PRMN) Part 1 of 3 ... - ReliefWeb
Somalia: AMISOM Troop Contributing Countries Urge World for Support - AllAfrica.com