Current Events RSS Feed

The following are current news stories at the several recommended sites on your Current Events Article Review assignment.  These may or may not apply to the current unit being studied in class, but will serve as a good base point.  Be aware that only the top five news stories from each source are displayed – many more things are currently happening in the world right now!

New York Times


The Guardian

  • Spacewatch: private Israeli mission on course for the moon March 21, 2019
    Beresheet spacecraft will attempt to land on the moon and measure its magnetic fieldA privately funded mission is on course to orbit the moon on 4 April. All being well, the 150kg spacecraft will then attempt to land a week later.An Israeli not-for-profit organisation, SpaceIL, owns the Beresheet craft, which was built by the space division of Israel Aerospa […]
    Stuart Clark
  • James Comey says he hopes Trump isn't impeached – live news March 21, 2019
    Comey says Congress should pursue it if the facts are there, but impeachment would ‘deeply fracture our country’Sign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 9.16pm GMT Gabrielle Canon here, taking over for Ben Jacobs. Cesar Sayoc, the man arrested for sending explosives to 13 prominent Trump critics last year, has plead guilty today. Related: Cesar […]
    Gabrielle Canon in Oakland (now) and Ben Jacobs in Washington (earlier)
  • Chile: retired soldiers sentenced for role in 1986 attack on activists burned alive March 21, 2019
    Carmen Gloria Quintana and Rodrigo Rojas were beaten, sprayed with petrol and set alight in attack that left Rojas deadA Chilean court has sentenced three retired soldiers to 10 years in prison for their part in a horrific attack on two democracy activists who were doused with petrol and set on fire.The 1986 attack on Rodrigo Rojas and Carmen Gloria Quintana […]
    Staff and agencies
  • At last May manages to unite the Commons and the country | John Crace March 21, 2019
    After triumphantly turning everyone against her with a televised speech, the PM comes back to Earth in BrusselsFor any other person, the EU council meeting would have been shit or bust. But given that Theresa May has long since treated the last-chance saloon as a drop-in centre for the soon-to-be homeless, we are now well beyond that. The Leader in Name Only […]
    John Crace
  • Trump looks good for 2020, experts say, because 'economy is so damn strong' March 21, 2019
    Wall Street economists claim low unemployment rate and rising GDP point to Trump victory, despite his poor personal pollsForget Robert Mueller and Stormy Daniels. Ignore Russia. If the election were held today, Donald Trump would win – and if America’s economy remains robust he may well win again in 2020, according to Wall Street. Related: The race for 2020 […]
    Dominic Rushe in New York

National Public Radio


Al Jazeera


The Atlantic


The Economist

  • Why white nationalist terrorism is a global threat March 21, 2019
    HE SEEMS to have been a classic “lone wolf”. As far as police can tell, the man who murdered 50 worshippers, and critically wounded nine more, at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15th was not part of any organisation. The 28-year-old Australian, Brenton Tarrant, claimed to have developed his violent beliefs on his own, surfing the internet a […]
  • What disasters reveal about mental-health care March 14, 2019
    AT JABAL AMMAN mental-health clinic, perched atop a hill in the old town of Jordan’s capital, Walaa Etawi, the manager, and her colleagues list the countries from where they see refugees—and what ails them. There are Iraqis (many with post-traumatic stress, says a nurse), Syrians (a lot of depression), Sudanese (anxiety), and at least ten other nationalities […]
  • Foreign internship March 14, 2019
    WE ARE seeking an intern to write about foreign affairs for The Economist. The internship will be London-based and will pay £2,000 per month. Anyone is welcome to apply. Applicants should send an original unpublished article of up to 600 words suitable for publication in The Economist’s foreign pages, a cv and a cover letter to foreignintern@economist.com. T […]
  • First-class air travel is in decline March 7, 2019
    DUBAI IS OFTEN called a “Disneyland for the rich”. At the city’s airport the three first-class lounges of Emirates, the United Arab Emirates’ flag-carrier, do not disappoint. Each one is as big as the terminal’s concourse, built to accommodate thousands of passengers. But every day only a hundred or so enter each first-class lounge. Instead of the overpriced […]
  • Foreign internship March 7, 2019
    WE ARE seeking an intern to write about foreign affairs for The Economist. The internship will be London-based and will pay £2,000 per month. Anyone is welcome to apply. Applicants should send an original unpublished article of up to 600 words suitable for publication in The Economist’s foreign pages, a cv and a cover letter to foreignintern@economist.com. T […]

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