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

  • Trump heads for Georgia but claims of fraud may damage Senate Republicans December 5, 2020
    President and first lady set for rally ahead of January runoffsAnalysts: refusal to accept loss to Biden may depress turnoutDavid Litt: Claims of ‘fraud’ have a long history. They are falseDonald Trump will return to the campaign trail on Saturday – not, notionally at least, in his quixotic and doomed attempt to deny defeat by Joe Biden, but in support of tw […]
    Martin Pengelly in New York, Oliver Laughland in Valdosta, Georgia and agencies
  • Coronavirus live news: UK records 397 new deaths and a further 15,539 cases; Keir Starmer forced to self-isolate December 5, 2020
    WHO says virus spreading fast despite vaccine progress; French infections rise to 2.29m; Brazil reports 627 new deaths. Follow latest updatesMoscow delivers Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine to clinicsVaccine to have only ‘marginal impact’ on winter hospital admissionsCDC advises ‘universal’ masks indoors as US deaths again break recordsSee all coronavi […]
    Jedidajah Otte (now), Aamna Mohdin,Graham Readfearn and Melissa Davey (earlier)
  • Nathan Law: 'No one knows when I can go back to Hong Kong' December 5, 2020
    The 27-year-old activist, who was forced to flee the city by Beijing’s crackdown, is determined to continue the fight for freedom‘We need to keep talking about how we’re feeling’: the NHS staff who became social media starsSee the Observer’s faces of 2020 in fullNathan Law began 2020 planning a new run for office in Hong Kong. He has ended it a political exi […]
    Emma Graham-Harrison
  • Tunnel protesters sing and drum their way into Stonehenge December 5, 2020
    Police and officials maintain presence at mass trespass after bypass approvedMore than 100 protesters have staged a trespass at Stonehenge to raise concerns over plans for a two-mile tunnel underneath the world heritage site.Last month the transport secretary, Grant Shapps, approved the £1.7bn project, which will include eight miles of extended dual carriage […]
    Diane Taylor
  • Thousands march over police violence and security bill in Paris December 5, 2020
    Riot officers fire teargas and charge protesters in one incident after fireworks launched at their linesThousands of people protested in Paris on Saturday to denounce police violence and Emmanuel Macron’s security policy plans, which they say would infringe civil liberties.In one incident, police fired teargas and charged after fireworks were launched at the […]
    Reuters in Paris

National Public Radio


Al Jazeera


The Atlantic


The Economist

  • The pandemic may be encouraging people to live in larger groups December 3, 2020
    Editor’s note: Some of our covid-19 coverage is free for readers of The Economist Today, our daily newsletter. For more stories and our pandemic tracker, see our hub IN MARCH, WHEN Britain went into lockdown for the first time, Andrew Davidson, a 69-year-old retiree who lives alone, was in the middle of renovating his house in the small town of Leamington Sp […]
  • Covid-19 has shone a light on racial disparities in health November 19, 2020
    Editor’s note: Some of our covid-19 coverage is free for readers of The Economist Today, our daily newsletter. For more stories and our pandemic tracker, see our hub “I STOPPED COUNTING how many people I knew from my community,” says Marina Del Rios, a doctor in an emergency ward in Chicago, of the flood of desperately ill covid-19 patients. Infection rates […]
  • What the world wants from Joe Biden November 12, 2020
    ON THE MORNING after the polls closed last week, America withdrew from the Paris agreement on climate change. The effects will be short-lived. President-elect Joe Biden has promised to rejoin the pact as soon as he enters the White House. Donald Trump’s defeat has evoked strong reactions around the world. The main one “is relief”, says Andreas Nick, a German […]
  • Even as traditional globalisation has slowed, a new kind has sped up November 5, 2020
    HAIRPORT, A BARBER SHOP, could be anywhere in the world. A smart logo on its doors shows a pirate in a tricorn, flanked by crossbone-style scissors. Giant photos of tattooed and bearded hipsters cover its walls. Two stylists trim the beards of jeans-clad customers. The owner, Ahmed Zia, a 31-year-old who founded the place in 2018, explains the logo, which he […]
  • The pandemic may be leading to fewer babies in rich countries October 28, 2020
    WHEN KAMPALA went into covid-19 lockdown, singletons in the Ugandan capital were looking for “lockdown partners”, says Allan Creed, who works in digital marketing. He and his friends couldn’t get to their local shops to buy contraceptives. Mr Creed has been relying on free condoms doled out by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) via a local motorbike […]

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