Topic: Current Affairs

Facebook Removes Video of Trump Interview With Daughter-in-Law Lara, Citing Ban

Facebook Inc has removed a video of an interview with former U.S. President Donald Trump, who remains banned from the platform, from his daughter-in-law Lara Trump's Facebook page, a company...

How German Captured the Pandemic, and French Gave It Nuance

The German language invented the most complicated, somber, interesting words for life in a pandemic. And French added the most nuance. And Spanish emphasized sociability. As for us? Quite a few of...

What the World Can Learn From New Zealand’s Covid-19 Bin Mystery

In New Zealand, investigators traced an outbreak to a 50-second window of exposure. The case might be a lesson for countries contemplating a future with no Covid-19

Vaccination Charts, Maps and Eligibility by Country

Tracking the coronavirus vaccination rollout and who has access to a vaccine around the world

When It Comes to Nukes, Is It the North Koreans Who Are Irrational—Or Us?

According to arms control specialist Jeffrey Lewis, “If things stay on the path that they're on at the moment, North Korea is going to test a bunch of new stuff.”

Underage Refugees: The Desperate Children of Moria

One boy has to sell his brother to the smugglers, another leaves his sister behind. DER SPIEGEL has spent months documenting the fates of four unaccompanied minors from the Moria camp on Lesbos....

Europe’s Vaccine Hesitancy

The European Union is facing a rising third wave of COVID-19 infections while its vaccine rollout has sputtered.

Meet Elsie Eiler, the Sole Resident of Monowi, Nebraska

What’s a year of social distancing when you’re a one-human town?

The Search for a Ranger Who Was Lost and Never Found

Investigators, family, and friends are still trying to close the case of Paul Fugate, a naturalist at Arizona’s Chiricahua National Monument who vanished without a trace in 1980. What keeps them...

Is There a First Amendment Right to Tweet?

How social media companies have imported relatively restrictive European free speech norms to the US.

A Look at the Global Research Effort to Combat the Coronavirus Pandemic

A look at the global research effort to combat the coronavirus pandemic

US Joins 13 Countries in Raising 'Concerns' With Data in WHO Team's Virus Report

The U.S. and 13 other countries on Tuesday released a statement raising "concerns" with a report from a World Health Organization (WHO)-convened team into the origins of coronavirus, saying it...

AP Images: Venezuelan Children Pick Through Garbage for Food, Valuables

Photos Ariana Cubillos | Text Juan Pablo Arráez

The Amazon Rainforest Now Emits More Greenhouse Gases Than It Absorbs

Climate change and deforestation have transformed the ecosystem into a net source of planet-warming gases instead of a carbon sink

A Bestselling Author Became Obsessed With Freeing a Man From Prison. It Nearly Ruined Her Life

After the success of her novel Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen spent years trying to prove a man's innocence. Now she’s “absolutely broke” and “seriously ill,” and her next book is “years past dead...

H. G. Wells Interviews Joseph Stalin [1934]

In 1934, H G Wells arrived in Moscow to meet Soviet writers interested in joining the international PEN Club, of which he was then president. While there, Stalin granted him an interview. His...

Mapping the World's Key Maritime Choke Points

The Unsettling Surveillance of Anti-Asian Racism

How we see attacks on Asian Americans.

Trash Scavengers Who Help Keep Cities Clean Plea for Vaccine

The scavengers wait patiently for a dump truck to tip the trash on the summit of the landfill outside New Delhi. Armed with plastic bags, they plunge their bare hands into the garbage and start...

How the End of Atlantic Slavery Paved a Path to Colonialism

Abolition in Africa brought longed-for freedoms, but also political turmoil, economic collapse and rising enslavement

The Cost of Speaking Up Against China

Uyghurs abroad describe a pattern of harassment and intimidation they say is designed to silence them.

The Rules That Made U.S. Roads So Deadly

American Companies Are Outsourcing Coding to Deported Mexicans

The United States is deporting highly educated migrants, and offshoring companies have pounced at the opportunity.

Cartels Are Trafficking Drugs Through West Africa

Do You Think You Can Tell How a Neighborhood Voted Just by Looking Around?

An interactive, street-level tour of America’s full political landscape.

No One Has Been Murdered in Norway So Far This Year

Not one murder has been registered in Norway three months into the year of 2021. Corona restrictions could be an explanation.

People's Expensive NFTs Keep Vanishing. This Is Why

“There was no history of my ever purchasing it, or ever owning it,” said one confused NFT buyer. “Now there’s nothing. My money’s gone.”

If the Pandemic Has Made You Anxious About Returning to “Normal,” You’re Not Alone

“I'm worried about losing my new lease on life.”

‘We Will Have to Choose Our Apocalypse’: The Cost of Freedom After the Pandemic

To remake society after the pandemic, we must swap Insta self‑improvement for something more radical, argues author Sam Byers

U.S. Church Membership Falls Below Majority for First Time

For the first time in Gallup's polling history, less than half of U.S. adults report belonging to a church, synagogue or mosque.

Hopes of Reopening Suez Canal Boosted by Partial Refloating of Jammed Ship

A huge container ship blocking Egypt's Suez Canal for nearly a week has been partially refloated, raising hopes that the busy waterway will soon be reopened for a big backlog of ships.

WHO Says COVID Likely Passed From Bats to Humans Through Another Animal

A joint WHO-China study on the origins of COVID-19 says that transmission of the virus from bats to humans through another animal is the most likely scenario and that a lab leak is "extremely...

Why Ships Keep Crashing

One hundred large vessels are lost every year because the maritime industry won’t apply the lessons of aviation.

The Crimson Klan

The Ku Klux Klan’s presence at Harvard throughout the twentieth century, though it waxed and waned, was clear. Yet attempts to recognize and reckon with the Crimson Klan, a brazen symbol of racism...

AMA With Human Rights Lawyer Who Filed Landmark Child Slavery Lawsuit Against Nestle, Mars, and Hershey

Three Groundbreaking Journalists Saw the Vietnam War Differently. It’s No Coincidence They Were Women

A new book tells the story of war reporters Frances FitzGerald, Kate Webb and Catherine Leroy.

Mouse Plague Grows to Biblical Proportions Across Eastern Australia

Locals who have endured months of mice and rats getting into their houses, stores and cars are praying heavy rain will help wipe them outWarning: graphic images may disturb some readers

Inside Europe’s Cannabis Capital

The Consequences of Boris Johnson’s Careless Brexit Are Playing Out in Belfast

This week’s violence is an ominous sign that leaving the EU took a wrecking ball to the Good Friday agreement, says Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland

Canada's Supreme Court Rules in Favour of National Carbon Tax

The ruling supports Prime Minister Trudeau's national plan to reduce carbon emissions.

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