Global Events

Global/International Current Events.  World news and foreign policy feeds refreshed daily.  Not simply headlines, but ideally covering stories from more in depth sources about the topics of the day.

  • Council on Foreign Relations | The World Next Week podcast is highly listenable, insightful,  informative.  A favorite.
  • The Economist | The Week Ahead podcast
  • Foreign Policy Blogs | The FPA Global Affairs Blog Network site
  • World News | Breaking US News and International News Headlines – GlobalPost is my best global news source.
  • The Ground Truth Project |  Blog of on-the-ground reporting around the world

Every time there's a mass shooting in the US, the same question comes up. Does the availability of guns lead to such tragedies?

Adam Lankford, a criminology professor at the University of Alabama, saw an opportunity to use data to provide an unambiguous answer. His paper, "Public Mass Shooters and Firearms: A Cross-National Study of 171 Countries," has been widely quoted as proof of a link between the frequency of mass shootings and handgun [...]

Fri, Nov 17, 2017
Source: Global Post

It's a reversal of yet another Obama administration policy.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday that it will allow the import of heads of elephants killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia, saying the trophies "will enhance the survival of the species in the wild."

We are getting a lot of inquiries about changes to our policies on the import of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia. You can find more information [...]

Thu, Nov 16, 2017
Source: Global Post

President Donald Trump's press conference on Wednesday recapping his two-week trip to Asia has been getting a lot of attention — and not only for the reasons the Trump administration intended.

During the press conference, Trump picked up and took a sip out of a water bottle with a label familiar to many of us: Fiji Water. A video of his drinking went viral.

"When I talk to big audiences about water I always [...]

Thu, Nov 16, 2017
Source: Global Post
NAFTA negotiations resume in Mexico City, the European Union sets a deadline on Brexit details, and Saudi Arabia calls for an emergency Arab League meeting. [...]
Thu, Nov 16, 2017
Source: The World Next Week |
Spokesmen are insisting that the military's [...]
Thu, Nov 16, 2017
Source: Africa in Transition – CFR

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