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

  • Australia federal election 2022 live: Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese to make final pitches; phone voting expanded for people with Covid May 19, 2022
    PM campaigns in Perth while Labor leader prepares to visit three states in lead-up to Saturday’s vote. Follow all the day’s developments Voters’ guide to the election: everything you need to knowElection 2022 seat explorer; Pork-o-meter election promises trackerGuardian Australia’s full federal election coverageGet our free news app; get our morning email br […]
    Amy Remeikis
  • Russia-Ukraine war: Zelenskiy says Donbas is ‘completely destroyed’; Russia ‘will only open ports if sanctions reviewed’ – live updates May 19, 2022
    Russian minister says access to Ukrainian Black Sea ports linked to sanctions; Ukrainian PM compares Donbas to hellRussia says 771 more Ukrainian troops surrender in MariupolRussian soldier asks Ukrainian widow to forgive himGerhard Schröder to be stripped of office for not cutting Russia tiesBelgorod, the Russian city on the Ukraine frontlineAt a glance: wh […]
    Maanvi Singh (now); Lauren Gambino, Léonie Chao-Fong, Martin Belam and Martin Farrer (earlier)
  • Senate bill will help food aid recipients find baby formula amid shortage May 19, 2022
    Wic voucher requirements are being waived to allow holders to purchase any brand of infant formula as it becomes availableThe Senate approved a bill Thursday aimed at easing the baby formula shortage for families participating in a government assistance program that accounts for about half of all formula purchased in the US.The House passed the bill the day […]
    Associated Press
  • Telephone voting rules changed to allow Australians with Covid to vote in federal election May 19, 2022
    Anyone who tested positive after 6pm last Friday will be eligible to use phone service after independent candidate threatens legal action over issueFollow our Australian election live blog for the latest updatesRead our latest election briefing and listen to today’s campaign catchup podcastVoters’ guide to the election: everything you need to knowWho should […]
    Paul Karp
  • Respiratory syncytial virus kills 100,000 under-fives every year May 19, 2022
    The acute lower respiratory infection has surged after Covid restrictions eased, experts sayRespiratory syncytial virus is killing 100,000 children under the age of five every year worldwide, new figures reveal as experts say the global easing of coronavirus restrictions is causing a surge in cases.RSV is the most common cause of acute lower respiratory infe […]
    Andrew Gregory Health editor

National Public Radio


Al Jazeera


The Atlantic


The Economist

  • The war in Ukraine is spurring transatlantic co-operation in tech May 12, 2022
    A COMMAND CENTRE to scan the digital realm for global disinformation campaigns. Standardised plugs for electric cars that will work both in America and in the European Union (EU) and so lower the cost of building the infrastructure needed to decarbonise. A transatlantic team to scout for attempts by China and others to manipulate global technical standards i […]
  • How the war in Ukraine is changing Europe’s demography April 28, 2022
    BEFORE VLADIMIR PUTIN invaded Ukraine on February 24th, many Europeans fretted that their region was getting older and that more people were dying than being born. Europe’s median age of 43 is nearly four years older than that of North America, the next-greyest region. The population of the European Union is expected to peak at just shy of 450m within the ne […]
  • Lawsuits aimed at greenhouse-gas emissions are a growing trend April 21, 2022
    I N AUGUST 2018 ClientEarth, an environmental organisation based in London, paid €20 ($23) for ten shares in Enea, a power company based in Poland. The transaction bought the lawyers at Client Earth a tiny stake in Ostroleka C, a one-gigawatt coal-fired power station Enea was about to build 120km north of Warsaw. It also bought them the standing they needed […]
  • Why so much of the world won’t stand up to Russia April 12, 2022
    WHEN THE leaders of the world’s two biggest democracies held a virtual meeting on April 11th, Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister (no. 1) approvingly quoted President Joe Biden (no. 2) back to himself: “Democracies can deliver,” Mr Modi declared. But when it came to the war in Ukraine, just what it was that democracies should be delivering went unspecified […]
  • The invasion of Ukraine is not the first social media war, but it is the most viral March 30, 2022
    YOU HAVE probably seen the videos from Ukraine. There is the one where Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine’s president, stands outside Kyiv’s government quarter in dim light, holding his smartphone with the camera pointed selfie-style at himself and several senior officials. “We are all here,” he declares, days after Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, sent his tank […]

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