Prosecutor: Chauvin 'had to know' George Floyd's life was in danger

Prosecutor: Chauvin 'had to know' George Floyd's life was in danger
Added 2 hours ago
Summary: Closing arguments began with Minneapolis on edge against a repeat of the violence that erupted in the city and around the US last spring over George Floyd's death.
Sentiment: negative
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Cuban Americans make plea to Biden administration for help on immigration limbo

Cuban Americans make plea to Biden administration for help on immigration limbo
Added 2 hours ago
Summary: A popular program for reuniting Cuban families in the US has been on pause since 2017. Now, many families are asking the Biden administration to restart it.
Sentiment: positive
15 minute read
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Scientists link Earth's magnetic reversals to changes in planet's life and climate

Scientists link Earth's magnetic reversals to changes in planet's life and climate
Added 2 hours ago
Summary: The discovery of a fossilized tree in New Zealand is providing scientists with insight on how magnetic pole reversals could affect life on Earth.
Sentiment: positive
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Breakaway European soccer clubs launch new league

Breakaway European soccer clubs launch new league
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Summary: In today's Top of the Word: Breakaway European soccer clubs launch new league; Russian dissident Alexei Navalny hospitalized after third week of hunger strike; New Zealand and Australia create two-way travel bubble with quarantine-free travel.
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Brooklyn Center mayor on George Floyd case: Black people can no longer tolerate ‘a state of terror’

Brooklyn Center mayor on George Floyd case: Black people can no longer tolerate ‘a state of terror’
Added 5 hours ago
Summary: Mayor Mike Elliott talks to Marco Werman about how his childhood in Liberia prepared him for this leadership moment — as his city grapples with the killing of Daunte Wright, and braces for the George Floyd verdict.
Sentiment: negative
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Peru polarized by two social conservatives in presidential runoff

Peru polarized by two social conservatives in presidential runoff
Added 7 hours ago
Summary: The two will go head-to-head in a second round of voting on June 6, with a majority of voters disappointed in their options.
Sentiment: positive
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A fresh call for ‘pingpong diplomacy’ on the 50th anniversary of the first US-China games

A fresh call for ‘pingpong diplomacy’ on the 50th anniversary of the first US-China games
Added 7 hours ago
Summary: The 1971 Table Tennis World Championship featuring US and Chinese teams has never been forgotten. Now, original players are calling for renewed diplomacy as tensions continue to mount between the two countries.
Sentiment: positive
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South Africans anxious over pause in use of J&J vaccines

South Africans anxious over pause in use of J&J vaccines
Added 20 hours ago
Summary: South Africa's decision to suspend the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine due to preliminary reports of rare blood clots has left the country without any shots as it struggles to combat an aggressive coronavirus variant.
Sentiment: positive
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Istanbul’s mega-canal poses threats to surrounding villages, wildlife

Istanbul’s mega-canal poses threats to surrounding villages, wildlife
Added a day ago
Summary: Turkey is planning a billion-dollar canal project along the Bosphorus, but environmentalists and local villagers say it could threaten the way of life there.
Sentiment: negative
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Syrian children in Lebanon are ‘being robbed of their futures’

Syrian children in Lebanon are ‘being robbed of their futures’
Added a day ago
Summary: Most Syrian children have missed years — if not decades — of schooling due to war and displacement. The conditions in Lebanon mean they could miss even more.
Sentiment: positive
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A toddler's newsletter inspires joy for isolated seniors in Toronto

A toddler's newsletter inspires joy for isolated seniors in Toronto
Added a day ago
Summary: The pandemic hit retirement homes hard. “Fridays with Edison,” a newsletter written in the voice of a 2-year-old, has kept residents at one Toronto retirement home inspired and connected.
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Biden administration levels stiff new sanctions against Russia

Biden administration levels stiff new sanctions against Russia
Added a day ago
Summary: Top of The World: The White House has announced sanctions against Russia and the expulsion of Russian diplomats in response to Moscow's interference in US elections and the "SolarWinds" cyber breach. And the hardest hit areas of India by surge of the coronavirus are facing tighter restrictions for 15 days to control infections. South Africa has paused the use of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine leaving the country without any shots for its vaccination effort.
Sentiment: positive
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A retiring Castro to bring younger face to Cuba's communists

A retiring Castro to bring younger face to Cuba's communists
Added a day ago
Summary: Six years after the death of Fidel Castro, his brother and fellow leader of the island's 1959 revolution, Raúl Castro, is being watched to see if he fulfills his commitment to give up the reins of the only political organization permitted in the country of 11 million people.
Sentiment: positive
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Pakistan mourns I.A. Rehman, the country’s ‘father of human rights’

Pakistan mourns I.A. Rehman, the country’s ‘father of human rights’
Added a day ago
Summary: ​​​​I.A. Rehman opposed dictators and supported minorities, despite threats and constant danger.
Sentiment: positive
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Netflix’s big bet on foreign content and international viewers could upend the global mediascape — and change how people see the world

Netflix’s big bet on foreign content and international viewers could upend the global mediascape — and change how people see the world
Added a day ago
Summary: An Italian media scholar raised on American TV assesses Netflix's ambitious strategy to create original productions in Italy, Japan, Brazil and beyond — and distribute them globally.
Sentiment: positive
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Pro-democracy advocate Jimmy Lai sentenced in Hong Kong

Pro-democracy advocate Jimmy Lai sentenced in Hong Kong
Added a day ago
Summary: Top of The World: Media tycoon Jimmy Lai, 73, was sentenced Friday in Hong Kong to 14 months in prison. And, Raúl Castro is set to step down from his post as the secretary-general of his party's eighth Congress. Also, US President Joe Biden will hold talks with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday.
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Australians stranded amid the pandemic take their case to the UN

Australians stranded amid the pandemic take their case to the UN
Added 2 days ago
Summary: A year ago, the pandemic hit suddenly — stopping transportation, closing borders and stranding many people outside their own countries. A year later, many Australians remain stranded. They’re struggling to get people back home and to bring attention to their plight.
Sentiment: negative
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A mental health crisis on Lesbos is worsening

A mental health crisis on Lesbos is worsening
Added 5 days ago
Summary: Reports of suicide attempts within the refugee population are up, as are other symptoms related to depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Meanwhile, virtually all mental services on the island are at capacity.
Sentiment: negative
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India’s ‘streaming dream’ may dim with new digital regulations

India’s ‘streaming dream’ may dim with new digital regulations
Added 5 days ago
Summary: With online news outlets and streaming platforms now under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, content creators may face new layers of bureaucracy, regulation and censorship.
Sentiment: negative
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Discussion: Understanding and tracking long COVID

Discussion: Understanding and tracking long COVID
Added 5 days ago
Summary: Doctors around the world are working to understand “long COVID” — a lingering range of symptoms that persists in some people after they have initially recovered from COVID-19 illness. As part of The World's regular series of conversations with Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health about the pandemic, reporter Elana Gordon will take your questions and moderate a discussion with Dr. Andrew Chan who will address long COVID on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 12 p.m. EST.
Sentiment: positive
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French citizens can choose a preferred jab. Some say ‘vaccine shopping’ leads to waste.

French citizens can choose a preferred jab. Some say ‘vaccine shopping’ leads to waste.
Added 5 days ago
Summary: There are still a lot of misunderstandings about COVID-19 vaccines in France, said Brigitte Abel, who manages a call center for vaccine appointments.
Sentiment: negative
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New technology could identify thousands of unknown soldiers who died in World War II

New technology could identify thousands of unknown soldiers who died in World War II
Added 5 days ago
Summary: Some African American soldiers of the segregated 92nd Infantry Division remain unknown. But new technology could now help to identify them.
Sentiment: negative
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Femi Kuti and Made Kuti continue Afrobeat legacy in two-part album

Femi Kuti and Made Kuti continue Afrobeat legacy in two-part album
Added 5 days ago
Summary: The roots of Afrobeat — not to be confused with the more pop-oriented Afrobeats, which has exploded in popularity in recent years — is socially conscious music, according to Made Kuti, Fela Kuti's grandson.
Sentiment: positive
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One Thai island’s bold scheme to bring back tourists

One Thai island’s bold scheme to bring back tourists
Added 5 days ago
Summary: Amid the pandemic, Thailand effectively closed down to tourists. A plan for reopening Phuket to tourism has emerged, but it's controversial.
Sentiment: positive
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It's been 60 years since Yuri Gagarin became the first man in outer space

It's been 60 years since Yuri Gagarin became the first man in outer space
Added 5 days ago
Summary: Author Stephen Walker discusses his biography on Yuri Gagarin with The World's host Marco Werman.
Sentiment: positive
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A trip to a British pub may require a COVID-19 passport

A trip to a British pub may require a COVID-19 passport
Added 5 days ago
Summary: England’s potential COVID-19 certificate scheme would require customers to show proof of vaccination, a negative COVID-19 test or immunity status to gain entry into shops, pubs and theaters.
Sentiment: negative
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President Biden set to further regulate 'ghost guns'

President Biden set to further regulate 'ghost guns'
Added 5 days ago
Summary: The Biden administration faces pushback from Republicans as it tries to pass legislation to further regulate "ghost guns" assembled with homemade parts.
Sentiment: negative
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Muslims navigate restrictions in the second pandemic Ramadan

Muslims navigate restrictions in the second pandemic Ramadan
Added 5 days ago
Summary: Ramadan, which begins this week, comes as much of the world has been hit by an intense new coronavirus wave. For many Muslims navigating restrictions, that means hopes of a better Ramadan than last year have been dashed with the surge in infection rates though regulations vary in different countries.
Sentiment: negative
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Refugees stuck in limbo over Biden's inaction to restore admissions program

Refugees stuck in limbo over Biden's inaction to restore admissions program
Added 5 days ago
Summary: Many refugees have already been vetted and approved for entry, but President Joe Biden has yet to make an official commitment to rebuilding the US refugee program.
Sentiment: positive
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'People are being abandoned in the middle of the sea': Claims that Greece pushes back migrants to Turkey are rising

'People are being abandoned in the middle of the sea': Claims that Greece pushes back migrants to Turkey are rising
Added 5 days ago
Summary: Greek authorities have strongly denied those claims. Evidence and pressure, though, are mounting.
Sentiment: positive
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Israel rejects ICC probe, saying it lacks jurisdiction

Israel rejects ICC probe, saying it lacks jurisdiction
Added 5 days ago
Summary: Israel on Thursday said it would formally reject the International Criminal Court's decision to launch a probe into potential war crimes against the Palestinians, denying that it has committed such crimes and saying the court lacks the jurisdiction to investigate.
Sentiment: negative
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Britain remembers Prince Philip

Britain remembers Prince Philip
Added 5 days ago
Summary: Top of The World: The flag at Buckingham Palace in the United Kingdom is flying at half-mast on Friday following an announcement from the royal family that Prince Philip had died. And, Israel said it will not cooperate with the ICC investigation into potential war crimes committed in the Palestinian Territories. Also, despite a surge in COVID-19 cases, the neighboring South American countries of Ecuador and Peru are holding presidential elections on Sunday.
Sentiment: negative
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CDC, FDA recommend pause of J&J coronavirus vaccine over blood clot concerns

CDC, FDA recommend pause of J&J coronavirus vaccine over blood clot concerns
Added 5 days ago
Summary: Top of The World: The CDC and the FDA are recommending a pause on the single-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine over blood clot concerns. And, the Japanese government announced it will start releasing tons of treated radioactive water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant into the ocean. Also, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg expressed the alliance’s support for Ukraine on Tuesday follow a recent build up of Russian troops on the country's eastern border.
Sentiment: negative
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Seasonal workers have long faced gender and pay discrimination. Now there’s a way to file direct complaints.

Seasonal workers have long faced gender and pay discrimination. Now there’s a way to file direct complaints.
Added 5 days ago
Summary: The new US-Mexico-Canada agreement paves a clear pathway for some workers in Mexico to unionize and also file labor complaints directly with governments. In March, two women petitioned Mexico and the US on gender and pay discrimination allegations.
Sentiment: positive
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The blame game in international politics: Part I

The blame game in international politics: Part I
Added 5 days ago
Summary: Critical State, our foreign policy newsletter, takes a deep dive into new research on how blame gets apportioned in international politics, and how that affects unstable security situations.
Sentiment: negative
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COVID-19 recovery in wealthy countries far outpaces the developing world, IMF warns

COVID-19 recovery in wealthy countries far outpaces the developing world, IMF warns
Added 5 days ago
Summary: In the last year, 86 countries have taken out $110 billion in emergency loans from the IMF, and many are struggling with the debt.
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The massive Ever Given container ship impounded amid financial dispute

The massive Ever Given container ship impounded amid financial dispute
Added 5 days ago
Summary: Egyptian authorities impounded a massive cargo vessel that blocked the Suez Canal last month amid a financial dispute with its owner, the canal chief and a judicial official said Tuesday.
Sentiment: negative
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US to coordinate with NATO on troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

US to coordinate with NATO on troop withdrawal from Afghanistan
Added 5 days ago
Summary: Top of The World: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin are meeting with NATO officials in Brussels to discuss a withdrawal of the military alliance from Afghanistan. And, the Ever Given, the massive cargo ship that recently blocked the Suez Canal for a week, has been impounded until $900 million in compensation is paid. Also, Somalian President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has signed a controversial law extending his mandate in office for two years
Sentiment: negative
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Chinese students in the US grapple with the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes

Chinese students in the US grapple with the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes
Added 5 days ago
Summary: Chinese families are also thinking twice about sending their children to the US to study amid growing concerns about safety and security.
Sentiment: negative
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Get a glimpse of southern Brazil's paleoburrows — dug by prehistoric animals

Get a glimpse of southern Brazil's paleoburrows — dug by prehistoric animals
Added 5 days ago
Summary: Across southern Brazil, thousands of tunnels dug by prehistoric animals have been discovered in recent years. It’s opening up a whole new branch of paleontology. But researchers face plenty of challenges in trying to study and preserve the paleoburrows.
Sentiment: negative
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India prepares for Kumbh Mela, world’s largest religious gathering, amid COVID-19 fears

India prepares for Kumbh Mela, world’s largest religious gathering, amid COVID-19 fears
Added 5 days ago
Summary: Up to 100 million people are set to attend India's Kumbh Mela that occurs every 12 years, despite fears over a COVID-19 surge.
Sentiment: positive
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Japan to start releasing Fukushima water into sea in 2 years

Japan to start releasing Fukushima water into sea in 2 years
Added 5 days ago
Summary: Japan's government announced Tuesday it would start releasing treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean in two years.
Sentiment: positive
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Building high-rises, hotels and stadiums out of wood — for climate's sake

Building high-rises, hotels and stadiums out of wood — for climate's sake
Added 5 days ago
Summary: Wood used to rule much of the building world, and now, it’s poised for a comeback, as engineered wooden buildings start to become an eco-friendly alternative to concrete and steel.
Sentiment: negative
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The quest for a universal coronavirus vaccine

The quest for a universal coronavirus vaccine
Added 5 days ago
Summary: A growing number of researchers are working to develop a variant-proof vaccine that would provide lasting immunity against different strains of the coronavirus, as well as other types of coronaviruses.
Sentiment: positive
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‘Our unity is our hope,’ exiled Myanmar envoy says

‘Our unity is our hope,’ exiled Myanmar envoy says
Added 5 days ago
Summary: From hiding, a parliament-in-exile takes shape and seeks to build a new armed resistance force.
Sentiment: positive
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Iran blames Israel for blackout, vows revenge

Iran blames Israel for blackout, vows revenge
Added 5 days ago
Summary: Top of The World: Iran has blamed Israel on Monday for an act of “cybersabotage” that caused a blackout at the country’s Natanz nuclear facility. Also, Monday marks the start of the holy month of Ramadan and for the second time under coronavirus restrictions. And voters in Ecuador have rejected the leftist movement giving former banker Guillermo Lasso 53% of the vote and the presidency
Sentiment: negative
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‘The way they silence us is by killing us’: Armed conflict returns to Colombia’s port city of Buenaventura

‘The way they silence us is by killing us’: Armed conflict returns to Colombia’s port city of Buenaventura
Added 5 days ago
Summary: In the last four months, a wave of violence has taken over much of the city, as two criminal groups, Los Chotas and Los Espartanos, vie for control.
Sentiment: negative
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Brother of Honduran president sentenced to life in drug case

Brother of Honduran president sentenced to life in drug case
Added 19 days ago
Summary: The brother of Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday after he was convicted at a trial that a prosecutor said exposed him as a central figure in one of the world's largest and most violent drug conspiracies.
Sentiment: negative
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Author Kim Nicholas on the five stages of 'radical climate acceptance'

Author Kim Nicholas on the five stages of 'radical climate acceptance'
Added 20 days ago
Summary: Kim Nicholas, a climate scientist at Lund University in Sweden, has a new book out this week, "Under the Sky We Make: How to be a Human in a Warming World," to help people understand where they fit into solving the climate crisis.
Sentiment: positive
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Swimmers relish their first dip in Britain’s outdoor 'lidos' as lockdown relaxes

Swimmers relish their first dip in Britain’s outdoor 'lidos' as lockdown relaxes
Added 20 days ago
Summary: As vaccination rates have risen and death rates have fallen, a gradual unlocking has begun, starting with outdoor leisure facilities. That includes lidos — a very British institution.
Sentiment: positive
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Brazil’s Bolsonaro under fire over minister shuffle, COVID-19 handling

Brazil’s Bolsonaro under fire over minister shuffle, COVID-19 handling
Added 20 days ago
Summary: Top of The World: Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday announced his biggest Cabinet reshuffle in two years, replacing six ministers. Also, China on Tuesday cut the number of directly elected seats in Hong Kong’s Legislature. Also, is Mexico, there is growing public outrage over the death of a Salvadoran woman who died in police custody.
Sentiment: negative
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This nature photography project helps London health care workers cope with pandemic stress

This nature photography project helps London health care workers cope with pandemic stress
Added 20 days ago
Summary: For UK photographer and anthropologist Liz Hingley, the COVID-19 crisis brought home the need to rebuild a connection with the natural world. She began the "Nature of Care" project 10 months ago to help nurses and doctors in London cope with pandemic-induced stress and anxiety by teaching them nature photography skills.
Sentiment: positive
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This start-up turns locust swarms in Kenya into animal feed

This start-up turns locust swarms in Kenya into animal feed
Added 20 days ago
Summary: The Bug Picture has worked for the last six weeks in Kenya to pilot a program that pays farmers to collect locusts from their fields in exchange for cash.
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China announces ban on British politicians, organizations

China announces ban on British politicians, organizations
Added 20 days ago
Summary: Top of The World: China on Friday imposed sanctions on several UK members of Parliament and British organizations. And, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed released a statement Friday suggesting Eritrea has agreed to withdraw troops from Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region. Also, China has released its official view of the COVID-19 origins before an official World Health Organization report.
Sentiment: negative
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Spain test-drives a nationwide 4-day workweek

Spain test-drives a nationwide 4-day workweek
Added 20 days ago
Summary: The Spanish government has proposed a three-year pilot project to help companies switch to a four-day workweek, and will partially fund companies who may need to hire additional staff or reorganize workflows.
Sentiment: positive
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Maritime traffic jam grows outside blocked Suez Canal

Maritime traffic jam grows outside blocked Suez Canal
Added 20 days ago
Summary: A maritime traffic jam grew to more than 200 vessels Friday outside the Suez Canal and some vessels began changing course as dredgers worked frantically to free a giant container ship that is stuck sideways in the waterway and disrupting global shipping.
Sentiment: negative
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Activists protest migrant facility plan in Greece: ‘Greek islands will not be turned to prisons’

Activists protest migrant facility plan in Greece: ‘Greek islands will not be turned to prisons’
Added 20 days ago
Summary: A group of residents gathered in the port city of Mytilene to protest plans for a permanent migrant facility on the island.
Sentiment: negative
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Discussion: A deepening coronavirus crisis in Brazil

Discussion: A deepening coronavirus crisis in Brazil
Added 20 days ago
Summary: Brazil — Latin America’s largest country — is experiencing a deepening crisis with the coronavirus pandemic. As part of The World's regular series of conversations about the pandemic, reporter Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with Marcia Castro, chair of the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Sentiment: negative
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Email's death grip is strangling us, says computer scientist

Email's death grip is strangling us, says computer scientist
Added 20 days ago
Summary: Are we doing our work, or just talking about it?
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The leftovers: What happens to foreign policy in power transitions? Part II

The leftovers: What happens to foreign policy in power transitions? Part II
Added 20 days ago
Summary: Critical State, our foreign policy newsletter, looks at new research on how leadership transitions — or, rather, the threat of leadership transitions — can actually increase the likelihood of peace in certain situations.
Sentiment: positive
9 minute read
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Merkel reverses plan for strict Easter lockdown in Germany

Merkel reverses plan for strict Easter lockdown in Germany
Added 20 days ago
Summary: In today's Top of the World: Merkel reverses plan for strict Easter lockdown in Germany; China lashes out at major brands for speaking out against Uyghur human rights abuses; Vice President Kamala Harris tapped to tackle mass migration at the US-Mexico border.
Sentiment: positive
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Gender matters in the military

Gender matters in the military
Added 20 days ago
Summary: January marked five years since the US military opened up combat arms billets to women, shifting the way women are treated within the military and the way the US government thinks about gender and security.
Sentiment: positive
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Czech Republic may offer justice, compensation to thousands of sterilized Roma women

Czech Republic may offer justice, compensation to thousands of sterilized Roma women
Added 20 days ago
Summary: A new bill under consideration in the Czech Republic could compensate women who were involuntarily sterilized up to $13,000. Roma women and activist groups say reaching this stage is a huge milestone.
Sentiment: negative
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Discussion: Coronavirus vaccine acceptance and public attitudes

Discussion: Coronavirus vaccine acceptance and public attitudes
Added 20 days ago
Summary: There seems to be a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel with the approval of several vaccines and the widespread rollout of vaccination campaigns around the world. But questions about vaccine acceptance persists. As part of The World's regular series of conversations about the coronavirus, reporter Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with Harvard public opinion expert Gillian SteelFisher, who discussed public attitudes toward COVID-19 vaccines.
Sentiment: positive
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Hundreds remain missing after Cabo Delgado attack

Hundreds remain missing after Cabo Delgado attack
Added 20 days ago
Summary: Last week, Islamist insurgents stormed Palma, killing dozens of people, according to Mozambique’s Ministry of Defense spokesperson Omar Saranga.
Sentiment: negative
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Walter Isaacson on how gene editing will change lives

Walter Isaacson on how gene editing will change lives
Added 20 days ago
Summary: CRISPR has enabled us to manipulate the code of life. Where might it take us next?
Sentiment: positive
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Rapper Ali ATH wonders if there's a place for him in Afghanistan's future

Rapper Ali ATH wonders if there's a place for him in Afghanistan's future
Added 20 days ago
Summary: Up-and-coming rapper Ali ATH overcame many obstacles to get into the music business in Afghanistan. Now, as the Taliban gets ready to return to power, he wonders if he will be able to remain in his country.
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Violence against civilians in Myanmar escalates

Violence against civilians in Myanmar escalates
Added 20 days ago
Summary: Top of The World: Security authorities in Myanmar on Sunday targeted the funeral of a student only a day after killing more than 100 people including children. And, dozens of people in Mozambique were killed in an attack on the northern town of Palma. Also, the massive container ship, Ever Given, has been successfully unstuck from the sandy back of the Suez Canal on Monday.
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EU moves toward stricter export controls for COVID-19 vaccines

EU moves toward stricter export controls for COVID-19 vaccines
Added 20 days ago
Summary: In today's Top of the World: EU moves toward stricter export controls for COVID-19 vaccines; A massive ship get stuck in the Suez Canal, blocking the vital route; Israeli election results show a razor-sharp margin for Netanyahu, who lacks the 61-seat majority to clinch it.
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Honduras and other countries at the ‘back of the line’ in global vaccine distribution

Honduras and other countries at the ‘back of the line’ in global vaccine distribution
Added 21 days ago
Summary: In Honduras and in low-income countries across the world, the vaccination process is riddled with uncertainty.
Sentiment: negative
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Will car-obsessed Madrid join Europe’s biking and walking trend?

Will car-obsessed Madrid join Europe’s biking and walking trend?
Added 21 days ago
Summary: As several cities welcome record numbers of cyclists, Madrid lags far behind the walking and biking trend. Activists are trying to change that with an anti-car movement.
Sentiment: positive
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Uyghur mothers in Turkey walk for miles to ask politicians for help locating their children in China

Uyghur mothers in Turkey walk for miles to ask politicians for help locating their children in China
Added 21 days ago
Summary: These mothers say they were separated from their families by the Chinese government’s campaign of forced labor camps and surveillance, which has targeted the ethnic Uyghur minority living in the Xinjiang autonomous region since 2017.
Sentiment: negative
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Stocks: $CIA

WHO draft report says animals likely source of COVID-19

WHO draft report says animals likely source of COVID-19
Added 21 days ago
Summary: A joint World Health Organization-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 unlikely," according to a draft copy obtained by The Associated Press.
Sentiment: negative
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Brazil saw its first COVID-19 death a year ago. Today the death toll nears 300,000.

Brazil saw its first COVID-19 death a year ago. Today the death toll nears 300,000.
Added 21 days ago
Summary: With the new, highly contagious Amazon variant spreading around the country and a slow vaccine rollout, there seems to be little light at the end of the tunnel.
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Iranian American composer Sahba Aminikia: Music transforms like raindrops that 'wash this part of humanity.'

Iranian American composer Sahba Aminikia: Music transforms like raindrops that 'wash this part of humanity.'
Added 21 days ago
Summary: Iranian American composer Sahba Aminikia, who had to leave his homeland due to religious persecution, says his pain comes out in his music.
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Montenegro was a success story in troubled Balkan region – now its democracy is in danger

Montenegro was a success story in troubled Balkan region – now its democracy is in danger
Added 21 days ago
Summary: Western leaders learned the hard way 25 years ago that conflict in the Balkans can become ethnic cleansing. Add Russia into the mix, and Montenegro's new problems are US and European problems, too.
Sentiment: negative
11 minute read
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Stocks: $CIA

It’s been 10 years since Fukushima. What’s it like to rebuild in a city that ‘doesn’t exist’?

It’s been 10 years since Fukushima. What’s it like to rebuild in a city that ‘doesn’t exist’?
Added a month ago
Summary: The World revisits the Saeki family in Ishinomaki, Japan, which was one of the areas hardest hit by the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster that devastated the country on March, 11, 2011.
Sentiment: negative
7 minute read
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Climate change scientist trades in the halls of Oxford for YouTube

Climate change scientist trades in the halls of Oxford for YouTube
Added a month ago
Summary: Adam Levy, who goes by "Climate Adam" on YouTube, often uses humor to debunk climate change myths.
Sentiment: positive
5 minute read
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Oakland’s Chinatown finds solutions to hate crimes

Oakland’s Chinatown finds solutions to hate crimes
Added a month ago
Summary: Seeing a surge in attacks against Asian Americans during the pandemic, community ambassadors are finding ways to help elders in Chinatown feel safe.
Sentiment: positive
4 minute read
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Stocks: $EXPR

Grassroots organizations tackle vaccine misinformation in farmworker communities

Grassroots organizations tackle vaccine misinformation in farmworker communities
Added a month ago
Summary: As COVID-19 vaccine rollouts continue across the US, grassroots organizations are fighting not only vaccine access inequities — but also misinformation and skepticism among immigrant groups and communities of color.
Sentiment: positive
6 minute read
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‘The Journey Itself Home’: Reflections on moving forward after devastation in Japan

‘The Journey Itself Home’: Reflections on moving forward after devastation in Japan
Added a month ago
Summary: Artists collected thoughts from people who lived through the massive earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster that hit Japan 10 years ago.
Sentiment: negative
3 minute read
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Brazil's Supreme Court throws out corruption convictions against former President Lula

Brazil's Supreme Court throws out corruption convictions against former President Lula
Added a month ago
Summary: Several small, celebratory demonstrations sprang up across Brazil on Monday night after the news broke that a Supreme Court judge threw out three corruption convictions against former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
Sentiment: positive
8 minute read
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Stocks: $BOX

US presents warring Afghan sides with draft peace agreement

US presents warring Afghan sides with draft peace agreement
Added a month ago
Summary: Frustrated by a stalled peace process and escalating violence, the US has presented an eight-page draft peace agreement to Afghanistan's warring sides for review.
Sentiment: positive
10 minute read
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A new US award honors anti-corruption advocates around the world

A new US award honors anti-corruption advocates around the world
Added a month ago
Summary: The International Anticorruption Champions Award, issued by the US State Department, is part of a broader US strategy to fight corruption.
3 people have read this
Stocks: $CIA

‘All of us have been arrested at least once’: Kurdish press in Turkey walk a fine line

‘All of us have been arrested at least once’: Kurdish press in Turkey walk a fine line
Added a month ago
Summary: Mesopotamia Agency, Turkey's largest Kurdish news outlet, is often at odds with the government’s narrative about its longtime struggle against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).
Sentiment: negative
5 minute read
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When it rains, it wars: Tracking intersecting security threats, Part II

When it rains, it wars: Tracking intersecting security threats, Part II
Added a month ago
Summary: Critical State, our foreign policy newsletter, takes a deep dive into a theory about how natural disasters may help and hurt rebel resilience.
Sentiment: negative
8 minute read
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Britain reacts to Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah

Britain reacts to Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah
Added a month ago
Summary: A bombshell interview between Meghan Markle and Oprah has rocked the UK and its royal family. The interview covered issues of race, mental health and personal security for Markle and Prince Harry and their son Archie. The World’s Marco Werman spoke with Bristol’s former Lord Mayor Cleo Lake about the issues surrounding the interview and its aftermath.
Sentiment: positive
9 minute read
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A Thai organization’s crusade against blaspheming Buddha

A Thai organization’s crusade against blaspheming Buddha
Added a month ago
Summary: The Knowing Buddha Organization in Thailand scours the internet and chases tips, seeking out people who’ve used Buddha’s image flagrantly.
Sentiment: negative
8 minute read
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Stocks: $CIA

Venezuelan migrants in the US granted temporary protected status

Venezuelan migrants in the US granted temporary protected status
Added a month ago
Summary: Top of The World: The Biden administration announced Monday that it is offering TPS to hundreds of thousands of Venezuelan exiles. And, a Supreme Court justice in Brazil annulled former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s convictions. And International Women’s Day demonstrations on Monday turned violent in Mexico City, causing injuries to 19 civilians and 62 officers.
Sentiment: negative
8 minute read
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Brazil reports record death toll from COVID-19 as hospitals overwhelmed

Brazil reports record death toll from COVID-19 as hospitals overwhelmed
Added a month ago
Summary: Top of The World: On Tuesday, Brazil registered a record daily number of deaths due to COVID-19 and hospitals are buckling under the strain of widespread infections. And, an official from Myanmar’s National League for Democracy has become the second party figure to die in custody after the Feb.1 coup. Also, the WTO is meeting Wednesday to discuss a proposal for a temporary intellectual property waiver on coronavirus vaccines.
Sentiment: negative
7 minute read
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Stocks: $AAPL

China moves to tighten grip on Hong Kong in NPC

China moves to tighten grip on Hong Kong in NPC
Added a month ago
Summary: Top of The World: In a move to tighten Beijing’s grip over Hong Kong, China's the top lawmaking body unveiled a plan specifying only "patriots" can govern Hong Kong. And, the US Supreme Court has dismissed several cases related to “sanctuary cities.” Also, the Biden administration is moving to speed up asylum cases by transitioning some detention centers in Texas to processing facilities.
Sentiment: negative
6 minute read
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Stocks: $AAPL

Pope Francis’ trip to Iraq comes amid the pandemic and increasing violence

Pope Francis’ trip to Iraq comes amid the pandemic and increasing violence
Added a month ago
Summary: Top of The World: Pope Francis is set to visit Iraq starting Friday despite criticism of traveling amid rising COVID-19 infections and security concerns. And, Wednesday marked the “the bloodiest day” in Myanmar with a brutal crackdown on protests. Also, a new study found that the risk of death from COVID-19 is about 10 times higher in countries where more than half of the population is overweight.
Sentiment: negative
8 minute read
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Stocks: $AAPL$CIA

ISIS claims killing of 3 women media workers in Afghanistan

ISIS claims killing of 3 women media workers in Afghanistan
Added a month ago
Summary: Top of The World: Three women who worked for a local radio and TV station in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province were gunned down Tuesday. And, Myanmar’s deadly crackdown on demonstrators protesting a military coup continued Wednesday. Also, French President Emmanuel Macron acknowledged on Wednesday prominent Algerian nationalist Ali Boumendjel was murdered and tortured
Sentiment: negative
7 minute read
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Stocks: $AAPL

British Iranian woman ends 5-year sentence, but not free yet

British Iranian woman ends 5-year sentence, but not free yet
Added a month ago
Summary: A British Iranian woman held in an Iranian prison for five years on widely refuted spying charges ended her sentence on Sunday, her lawyer said, although she faces a new trial and cannot yet return home to London.
Sentiment: negative
8 minute read
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Stocks: $CIA

Macron reveals more torture by French army in Algeria war

Macron reveals more torture by French army in Algeria war
Added a month ago
Summary: President Emmanuel Macron has met with four grandchildren of an Algerian independence fighter to tell them that Ali Boumendjel had been tortured and killed by French soldiers in 1957.
Sentiment: negative
7 minute read
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Stocks: $CIA

UN: 38 died on deadliest day yet for Myanmar coup opposition

UN: 38 died on deadliest day yet for Myanmar coup opposition
Added a month ago
Summary: Myanmar security forces were seen firing slingshots at protesters, chasing them down and even brutally beating an ambulance crew in video showing a dramatic escalation of violence against opponents of last month's military coup.
Sentiment: negative
9 minute read
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Stocks: $SQ

Living in a disinfected world could pose unintended consequences

Living in a disinfected world could pose unintended consequences
Added a month ago
Summary: The world has gotten really clean during the pandemic and our hypersanitized lives may pose health risks.
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China sets moderate new energy goals for climate change

China sets moderate new energy goals for climate change
Added a month ago
Summary: China, the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, announced generally moderate new energy and climate targets on Friday that give little sign that it will step up its pace in combatting climate change.
Sentiment: positive
5 minute read
3 people have read this
Stocks: $PINC

Global focus returns to Minneapolis as jury selection begins for Chauvin trial

Global focus returns to Minneapolis as jury selection begins for Chauvin trial
Added a month ago
Summary: Top of The World: Jury selection begins this week in a Minneapolis courtroom for Derek Chauvin's trial for the death of George Floyd — a case that sparked widespread outrage and global protests. And, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been released from prison but her future remains uncertain. Also, a widely discussed and eye-opening interview with Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has captured headlines around the world.
Sentiment: negative
7 minute read
3 people have read this
Stocks: $AAPL

North Korea to reopen its borders for the coronavirus vaccine

North Korea to reopen its borders for the coronavirus vaccine
Added a month ago
Summary: The pandemic appears to have further cut off North Korea from the rest of the world. But now, the country is set to receive nearly 2 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine through the COVAX program.
Sentiment: positive
6 minute read
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