Month: May 2022

Why Biden’s off-the-cuff comment about defending Taiwan matters

Why Biden’s off-the-cuff comment about defending Taiwan matters

President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at Akasaka Palace in Tokyo, Japan,…

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Climate change heats up South Asia — and global food crisis

A brutal heat wave in South Asia that triggered a chain reaction affecting global food security was made 30 times…

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Starbucks set to leave Russian market

American coffee giant Starbucks is leaving Russia after 15 years in the country, the company announced in a statement Monday….

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An oil industry consultant explains why she’s had enough

An oil industry consultant explains why she’s had enough

Shell has pledged to reduce its climate emissions to net zero by 2050, yet continues to expand its oil and…

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Finance ministers narrow options for eurozone bailout chief

Eurozone finance ministers today thinned down the options to replace the European Stability Mechanism’s managing director from four to three,…

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Pandemic school reopenings were not just about politics

Pandemic school reopenings were not just about politics

Superintendent Matt Malone chats with a first grader at an elementary school in Fall River, Massachusetts, in November 2020. Fall…

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Photos appear to show Boris Johnson with booze at lockdown party

LONDON — Photographs that appear to show U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson drinking at a potentially rule-breaking party have been…

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<div>Right-Wing Death Threats Won’t Stop Gustavo Petro From Becoming Colombia’s Next President</div>

Right-Wing Death Threats Won’t Stop Gustavo Petro From Becoming Colombia’s Next President

Left-wing presidential candidate Gustavo Petro has been fighting Colombia’s far-right paramilitaries for decades. The revelation of a recent plot to…

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Top Russian diplomat to UN resigns over Ukraine war

A senior diplomat who was part of Russia’s permanent mission to the U.N. resigned Monday over Moscow’s “aggressive” war in…

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Ex-Conservative MP jailed for 18 months for sexual assault

A former U.K. Conservative MP has been jailed for 18 months for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy. Imran Ahmad Khan…

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Ukraine accuses SAP and Cloudflare of enabling Russia’s war effort

DAVOS, Switzerland — Technology giants SAP and Cloudflare are continuing to enable Moscow and should pull out of Russia, Ukraine…

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Vox’s audience support program, explained

Vox’s audience support program, explained

You can now support Vox’s vital explanatory journalism with a financial contribution. Here’s how — and why we’re asking. In…

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<div>How Amazon Invented “Plat-Fordism”</div>

How Amazon Invented “Plat-Fordism”

Market ideologues paint Amazon as a model of a flexible, networked platform capitalism. Yet Amazon’s growth has revitalized parts of…

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<div>The Commodification of Jean-Michel Basquiat</div>

The Commodification of Jean-Michel Basquiat

When he was alive, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s iconic art leveled a powerful opposition to inequality and racism. Since his death, his…

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Russian soldier sentenced to life in prison for killing Ukrainian civilian

A Russian soldier was sentenced to life in prison on Monday for killing an unarmed Ukrainian civilian in the first…

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<div>Joe Biden Has Botched the Summit of the Americas</div>

Joe Biden Has Botched the Summit of the Americas

The United States is excluding Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua from the forthcoming Summit of the Americas. Washington probably wasn’t expecting…

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