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

However you want to label the sound of Kronos Quartet, it's led them to some surprising and extraordinary collaborators.

Their new collaboration is with Trio Da Kali, three traditional griot musicians from Mali. Together they've released one of my favorites this year. It's called "Ladilikan."

David Harrington is the founder of Kronos Quartet — a group that's been making adventurous music for more than 40 years. Harrington says he's always been curious about new sounds. [...]

Fri, Sep 15, 2017
Source: Global Post

Applause for the demise of a ship. Not your usual reaction, but this was not your usual voyage.

It was a 20-year voyage from Earth to Saturn, and it finally ended early this morning — Earth time — when the Cassini spaceship burned up in the atmosphere of the giant planet.

“The signal from the spacecraft is gone,” announced a NASA flight controller from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. “I'm going to call this the [...]

Fri, Sep 15, 2017
Source: Global Post

Chelsea Manning is in the news again.

The 29-year-old former military whistleblower is at the center of a dustup at Harvard University's prestigious John F. Kennedy School of Government.

The school invited her to speak to students and faculty and, as is often the case with such guests, dignified her with the title of visiting fellow. That outraged many military and intelligence veterans.

So, early Friday morning, the Kennedy School backed down.

Manning is one of the biggest leakers [...]

Fri, Sep 15, 2017
Source: Global Post
A logo of Bitcoin is seen on an advertisement of an electronic shop in Tokyo, Japan September 5, 2017.

It's no secret that in recent years, North Korea has stepped up efforts to expand its nuclear weapons stockpile.

More quietly, though, it's been stashing another commodity: bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

According to a report by the security firm FireEye Inc., North Korean hackers have been targeting South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges.

“These are essentially places where people can buy or sell cryptocurrencies ... like bitcoin or ethereum. It's similar to how you might [...]

Fri, Sep 15, 2017
Source: Global Post
President Paul Kagame, along with many other chiefs of state, will be visiting New York for the o [...]
Fri, Sep 15, 2017
Source: Africa in Transition – CFR

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