NEWS

NEWS FOR WEEK ENDING Sunday, 20 May 2018

Sources include:  allafrica.com, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, CBC, Earth & Sky News, Huffington Post, Moscow Times, People’s Daily Online, Sightline Daily, South China Morning Post, TIME magazine, US News & World Report, YES magazine

AFRICA

Health Officials Confirm Three New Cases Of Ebola

 Basotho Call For Dual Citizenship, Union With SA

Palestine Wants Ethiopia, African Union To Mediate Peace Talks With Israel Instead Of U.S.

African Nations Should Change Their World Cup Story

Titbits On The Royal Wedding

Ebola Outbreak Not Yet A Global ‘Health Emergency’ – UN Health Experts

Ramaphosa’s Son Fined Goat For Siring Child Outside Wedlock

Gender Bias – African Union In Bid To Repair Image

Large Egyptian Aid Convoy Heads For Gaza Strip

High Risk Of Ebola Spreading In DR Congo And Across Its Borders

Limit President To Two Five-Year Terms, Says Burundi’s Former Lead

Comoros Ex-President Under House Arrest After Probe Of Passport Scheme

Ghanaian Shoe Seller Vows To Bring Yahya Jammeh To Justice

A Treasure Found At Egypt’s Pyramids

AFDB Meetings Focus On Accelerating Africa’s Industrialization

AMERICA

The American Housing Crisis Might Be Our Next Big Political Issue

Six States Are Lining Up For Battle

After Centuries Of Housing Racism, A Southern City Gets Innovative

Rudy Giuliani Concedes That The President Can Commit Obstruction Of Justice

10 Killed In Texas School Shooting

Police Search For Bombs After Deadly Texas School Shooting

Views: Why The Seattle ‘Head Tax’ Is Relevant To The Nation

ASIA

Blasts At Afghan Cricket Match Kill Eight Spectators

Hundreds In Bangkok Mark Anniversary Of Army Crackdown

China Air Force Lands Bombers On South China Sea Island

The Word Trump And Kim Can’t Agree On

Japan’s Economy Shrinks For First Time In Two Years

China’s North Korean Border Town Reaps Peninsula’s Peace Dividend

Making Islam Invisible On The Streets Of China

Briton Exiled For Reporting On 1MDB Returns To Malaysia

Malaysia Agog As Disgraced Ex-PM Najib’s Cupboards Laid Bare

Modi’s BJP Drops Bid To Govern Big Southern Indian State

India MP Shashi Tharoor Charged Over Wife’s Death

Sichuan Earthquake, 10 Years On: How A Tragedy Changed China

BUSINESS & TRADE

‘No Company Should Be Able To Have That Power

Trump To Kim: Cut A Deal And You Can Stay In Power

China Scraps Levy On US Sorghum Imports Amid Trade War Talks

Paypal Acquires Swedish Payments Firm Izettle

Cambridge Analytica Starts Bankruptcy Proceedings In US

Xerox Aborts $6.1bn Sale To Japan’s Fujifilm

Trump Seeks To Save Chinese Jobs At ZTE Ahead Of Trade Talks

Xi Says ‘China Can Come Out Of Trade War In Better Shape Than US’

Beijing Fails To Match US On Tax Cuts, As Fiscal Revenue Soars

China’s Private Firms Default On US$2 Billion Bond Repayments

CANADA

Ford Dismisses Calls For Police To Investigate Ontario Pcs Despite Evidence Of Interference In Party Nomination Races

Canadian Aid Workers Say Rohingya Crisis Needs Urgent Action

Battle For The Ballot: Inside The Bitter Nominations That Divided The Ontario Pcs

Inquest Makes 60 Sweeping Recommendations To Prevent Future Drug Overdose Deaths Behind Bars In Ontario

Ontario Pcs Would Allow Beer, Wine To Be Sold In Corner Stores

B.C. Raises Payments To Doctors Who Provide Medical Assistance In Dying

Residents Brace For A Second Wave In Flood-Ravaged Southern Interior Of B.C.

Police Make Arrest In 1987 Murder Of Victoria Woman

Ontario Divided: Anger, Economics And The Fault Lines That Could Decide The Election 

Horwath Visits Grassy Narrows To Highlight Contamination Issue

Mayor John Tory Says Toronto May Be Forced To Open Emergency Centre For Growing Number Of Refugee Claimants

The Future Of BC Farms

Trash Crop: How Illegal Dumping Is Ruining BC’s Farmland

Most Vancouverites Support Empty Homes Tax

Vancouver Votes To Ban Plastic Straws, Foam Cups And Containers

CASCADIA

Cascadia’s Entire Housing Debate In Two Two-Minute Videos

Views: Seattle Businesses, Please Help Fix Land-Use Problems

Making Historic Gorge Highway A One-Way?

Seattle Approves Plan For Tax On Its Largest Businesses To Help Pay For Housing, Homeless Services

The Greenwashing Of A Portland Highway Expansion

Why Are So Many Oregon Women Running For Office? 

Two Cascadian Cities Extend Greater Welcome To Adus

Perfecting The Pacific Northwest Trail

CLIMATE CHANGE & THE WEATHER

Emissions Of Banned Ozone-Eating Chemical Somehow Are Rising

Climate Change, My Microbiome, And Me

‘Impossible To Ignore’: Why Alaska Is Crafting A Plan To Fight Climate Change

The Cost Of Meeting Climate Goals In Portland, Oregon

How Do Hurricanes Get Their Names?

ESPIONAGE, TERRIORISM, WAR & THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION

7 Unanswered Questions One Year Into Robert Mueller’s Russia Investigation

‘I Hated Myself After Abuse At Abu Ghraib’

Chinese Aircraft Carrier Starts Sea Trials

Surabaya Attacks: Family Of Five Bomb Indonesia Police Headquarters

Poisoned Russian Ex-Spy Sergei Skripal Leaves Hospital

CIA’s Haspel Can Tap Undercover Work In Russian Operations

EUROPE

Airbnb To Report Homeowners’ Income To Danish Tax Authorities

UK ‘Leading World’ In Compassionate Technology

Italy Populist Pact: What You Should Know

Prince Harry And Meghan Married At Windsor

Marseilles Station Briefly Evacuated, Man Arrested

Controversial Russia-Crimea Bridge Opens

What Is Left To Agree In The Brexit Treaty?

HUMAN RIGHTS

UN Experts Call On Spain To Halt Extraditions To China

Rights Groups Condemn Saudi Women Activists’ Arrests

IMMIGRATION & REFUGEES

Unconvinced By Election, Venezuela Emigrees Stream Across Border

Germany Sees Migration-Related Spending Of 78 Billion Euros Through 2022: Report

How Easy Is It To Get An Illegal EU Passport?

IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL

EU Moves To Avoid US-Iran Sanctions

Poland’s Pgnig Plans To Suspend Gas Project In Iran Because Of U.S. Sanctions

EU Considers Iran Central Bank Transfers To Beat U.S. Sanctions

Iran Says Oil Export Drop Not Expected If EU Saves Nuclear Deal

Iran Can Resume 20 Percent Enrichment If EU Fails To Retain Nuclear Deal

Europe Reassures Iran Of Commitment To Nuclear Deal Without U.S

LATIN AMERICA

What’s Next For Nicaragua?

Plane Crashes In Cuba Killing More Than 100, Investigation Underway

Rabat Suspends Twin City Plan With Guatemala Over Jerusalem Move

Slain Salvadoran Archbishop, Former Pope To Be Made Saints In Vatican In October

‘Loyal To My Revolution’: Despite Venezuela Woes, Maduro Has Diehard Fans

Venezuela Accuses U.S. Of Sabotaging Election With New Sanctions

Exclusive: In Run-Up To Venezuelan Vote, More Soldiers Dissent And Desert

Venezuela Seizes Kellogg Cereal Factory After Closure

MIDDLE EAST

Medical Missions To Gaza

Cleric Moqtada Al-Sadr’s Bloc Wins Iraq Election

Losing Hope, Syrians Are Returning To Regime-Held Territory

Israel’s Gaza Response ‘Wholly Disproportionate’ – UN Rights Chief

Gaza: The Bullets Stop, The Burials Go On

How Gaza Became The Center Of The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Palestinians Halt Protests To Bury 58 Killed In Gaza Clashes

US Jerusalem Embassy: Gaza Clashes Before Controversial Opening

OCEANA & POLYNESIA

Green Roofs For Our Cities Are A ‘No Brainer’, But Not Much Progress Has Been Made

‘Breach Of Trust’: CBA Apologises For Manipulating Children’s Accounts

Live Export Ban Was Never On Coalition Agenda, But Its Hand May Be Forced

‘It Just Gets Debilitating’: The NDIS Families Desperate For A Better Scheme

Property Council Boss Wins Melbourne’s Mayoral Race

How Seriously Should Australia Take Beijing’s Attacks In Chinese State Media?

Hanson-Young Stares Down Challenge For Top Spot On Senate Ticket

RUSSIA

Russia This Week, In Pictures

Putin Seeks Common Cause With Merkel Over Trump

Sanctions-Hit Deripaska Quits Russia’s EN+ Board

Remember When Berezovsky Floated Prince Harry As Russia’s Next Tsar?

Moscow’s Best Courtyard Bars

Armenia’s New Leader Pashinyan Meets Putin, Seeks Deeper Military Ties With Russia

Russian Journalist Injured In Shelling Of Separatists In Eastern Ukraine

A Rebel Leader Also Died In The Shelling.

Putin Favors Status Quo With New Government Lineup

TRUMP

Trump Financial Disclosure: What Did We Learn?

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