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
Con Edison crew supervisor Richard Gonzalez oversees linemen fixing the grid in Old San Juan. He says he can hear announcements on the radio for residents to honk at Con Ed trucks to show their appreciation.

When Aaron Anaya arrived in Puerto Rico in November to help restore the San Juan electric grid, he realized he'd have to start with the maps. Anaya, an electrical engineer with Con Edison in New York, spends most of his 16-hour days translating work requests from Puerto Rico's power authority, PREPA, into assignments for crews from New York. But PREPA's maps didn't have the detail the workers needed.

“You have to be able to relate what's [...]

Fri, Dec 15, 2017
Source: Global Post

“A national tragedy.”

That's how the Australian prime minister characterized the findings, released Friday, of a five-year investigation into child sexual abuse.

Malcolm Turnbull on Friday extended his gratitude to thousands of survivors who were brave enough to tell their stories. “It's been very tough, often harrowing work," he said, "but above all I want to thank and honor the courage of the survivors and their families who've told, often for the first time, the dreadful [...]

Fri, Dec 15, 2017
Source: Global Post

My lineage is wrapped up in the garment industry. My grandfather on my dad's side was in the garment business. My aunties on my mom's side were also in the industry.

My dad was a doctor, and when I was 6, my family moved from the center of the garment industry, New York City, to North Carolina, America's garment manufacturing state. The first time I got an inkling as to what the clothing industry was all [...]

Fri, Dec 15, 2017
Source: Global Post
CFR's Laura Taylor-Kale and Rachel Vogelstein join James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon to preview the coming year. On this episode: the latest Preventive Priorities Survey, women's political participation and economic empowerment, advances in artificial intelligence, the weaponization of information, and the crumbling international order. [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
Source: The World Next Week |

A new old take on the Danish succession, complete with tales of derring do.

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Tue, Dec 12, 2017
Source: History Today Blog

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