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  • A Nevada Lithium Mine Kicks Off a New Era of US Extraction
    This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In the Great Basin Desert of northern Nevada and southern Oregon, Thacker pass cuts a wide swath of sagebrush and bunch grasses between narrow ribbons of mountain ranges. The region is a caldera—a ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2021-02-22
  • Biden’s Other Nuclear Option
    For six weeks in early 2006, engineers drilled nearly 3,000 holes into the 499-foot-tall cooling tower at the Trojan Nuclear Power Plant outside of Rainier, Oregon, and filled them with 2,800 pounds of dynamite. Early on May 21, a 2.5-second explosion echoed through the surrounding hills. Cheers erupted from ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2021-02-22
  • Merrick Garland Vows to Battle “Extremist Attacks on Our Democratic Institutions”
    Merrick Garland will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday for his confirmation hearing as President Joe Biden’s nominee for Attorney General. According to his prepared opening statement, released over the weekend by the Justice Department, Garland will signal that his departure from the federal bench to serve ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2021-02-21
  • America’s Death Toll From COVID-19 Is Staggering—But Vaccines Continue to Bring Hope
    America has been battling the coronavirus pandemic for nearly a year, and as of Sunday, nearly half a million Americans have died from COVID-19. But there is good news as well: Vaccines are showing promise in slowing the spread of the virus. One major challenge facing President Joe Biden’s ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2021-02-21
  • Antarctic Stunner: Mysterious Creatures Discovered Under a Half Mile of Ice
    Bivouacked in the middle of the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf—a five-hour flight from the nearest Antarctic station—nothing comes easy. Even though it was the southern summer, geologist James Smith of the British Antarctic Survey endured nearly three months of freezing temperatures, sleeping in a tent, and eating dehydrated food. The ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2021-02-21
  • AOC Flies to Texas to Help at a Food Bank
    In the aftermath of the historic winter storm that knocked out Texas’ power grid and hobbled its water supply, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) flew to Texas to join her house colleagues Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee and Sylvia Garcia (D-Tex.) in volunteering at a food bank in Houston. We ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2021-02-20
  • Why Won’t Joe Biden Let Ethanol Die Already?
    President Joe Biden campaigned on an ambitious plan to tackle climate change with a “clean energy revolution,” including incentives to phase out gas-powered cars in favor of electric ones. The growing consensus among climate experts is that to slash carbon emissions quickly enough, we need to eliminate as much ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2021-02-16
  • The Senate Acquitted Trump. His Legal Problems Are Just Starting.
    The Senate acquitted Donald Trump, again, on Saturday, but the former president’s legal worries are far from over. As a private citizen, Trump is no longer protected by the Justice Department’s policy against charging a sitting president with federal crimes. And Trump, his family and businesses, also have to ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2021-02-14
  • Oath Keepers Who Guarded Roger Stone Stormed the Capitol
    Roger Stone was more closely connected to the January 6 attack on Congress than previously known. The New York Times reported Sunday that six men who acted as security guards for the longtime Trump adviser participated in the riot and entered the Capitol. At two Washington, DC events on January ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2021-02-14
  • Read This GOP Senator’s Scathing Statement on Why She Voted to Convict Trump
    Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, one of seven Republicans who voted Saturday to convict former President Donald Trump with inciting the January 6 attack on the Capitol, explained her decision in a scathing statement Sunday morning.  “The facts make clear that the violence and desecration of the Capitol that we ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2021-02-14
  • Inside Ikea’s Ambitious Plan To Make Cheap Furniture Last Forever
    This article was originally published by HuffPost and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The Ikea store in Queens, New York, which opened on Jan. 14, marked a decided departure for the iconic home furnishings brand. Located in the Rego Park Shopping Center, the 11,500-square-foot ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2021-02-14
  • Senate Republicans Acquit Trump…and Indict the GOP
    While campaigning in Iowa in early 2016, Donald Trump proclaimed, “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose any voters, okay. It’s, like, incredible.” Trump essentially did that in the last days of his presidency. He promoted a January 6 rally ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2021-02-13
  • Biden’s White House Is Ready to Tackle Gun Violence. Black-Led Groups Hope They Won’t Be Excluded.
    In a week when Congress debated the second impeachment of a former president, and the current president remained laser-focused on a pandemic and the ongoing recession, President Biden’s top domestic policy adviser turned her attention to gun violence. On Wednesday, Susan Rice and White House senior adviser Cedric Richmond ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2021-02-12
  • Donald Trump’s Lawyer Told a Huge Lie About the Russia Scandal
    History will determine the biggest lie of Donald Trump’s presidency. But the foundational fibs were about Russia. In 2016, and ever since, Trump has refused to admit that Russia interfered on his behalf in the 2016 election by hacking and then leaking Democratic emails. Trump also claimed that he ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2021-02-12
  • Trump’s Lawyer Won’t Say What Trump Knew or Did During the Capitol Attack
    Donald Trump’s legal team told senators Friday that it had no idea when on January 6 their client learned of the attack on the Capitol or what Trump did to protect those in Congress who were being assaulted. Moreover, Trump lawyer Michael van der Veen blamed his crew’s ignorance ... read more
    Source: World – Mother Jones 1Published on 2021-02-12
  • Thousands dead but no prosecutions – why Liberia has not acted
    Horrific tales dominate the history of Liberia's civil war but no-one has been put on trial there. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2021-02-22
  • Clear-up of Israel’s coastline after oil spill continues
    Volunteers are working to clean up what officials say is Israel's worst environmental disaster in recent years. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2021-02-22
  • Over-The-Rhine: Is this a model for urban renewal or a warning sign?
    In Cincinnati's Over-The-Rhine neighbourhood, does urban revitalisation come at a cost? ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2021-02-21
  • Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani: ‘This is not Vietnam’
    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani told the BBC that he does not fear a military takeover by the Taliban. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2021-02-21
  • How Trump offered Kim a ride on Air Force One
    A new BBC series shows how threats of nuclear war against North Korea gave way to a Trump-Kim bromance. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2021-02-20
  • North Korean defectors: What happens when they get to the South?
    Fleeing from North Korea can be a traumatic ordeal. Here's how defectors start new lives in the South. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2021-02-16
  • North Korea accused of hacking Pfizer for Covid-19 vaccine data
    It is unclear as to what, if any, data was stolen, according to South Korea's intelligence agency. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2021-02-16
  • North Korean man caught by South after crossing border
    The man was tracked through the de-militarized zone by South Korean troops for three hours. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2021-02-16
  • Anthony Fauci wins Israel’s Dan David $1m prize for ‘defending science’
    The US top infectious diseases expert receives an Israeli prize for his work during the Covid crisis. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2021-02-16
  • US snow: Winter storm tightens grip in southern states
    More than 150 million Americans are under winter storm warnings, with a state of emergency in Texas. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2021-02-16
  • New WTO boss warns against vaccine nationalism
    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala says rich countries should not be allowed to vaccinate their people as poorer countries wait. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2021-02-15
  • The video of a protester’s arrest Russian police ‘leaked to scare people’
    Police are seen interrogating a supporter of Alexei Navalny while pushing him on to his dog's bowl. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2021-02-12
  • Myanmar coup: What led to the military seizing power?
    The people of Myanmar watched a coup unfold on 1 February. Why are they scared? ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2021-02-12
  • Clubhouse: The controversial chats that angered China’s censors
    It's hard for Chinese citizens to discuss sensitive topics online, but the Clubhouse app let them - briefly. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2021-02-09
  • Covid: WHO says ‘extremely unlikely’ virus leaked from lab in China
    A team of international and Chinese experts say more work is needed to find the source of the virus. ... read more
    Source: World – BBC 2Published on 2021-02-09
  • Western countries increase pressure on Myanmar junta as protests continue
    Myanmar's military leaders came under renewed pressure at home and abroad on Tuesday with joint condemnation from the G7 countries, tightened sanctions from Washington and Brussels and some of the biggest demonstrations against their rule since they seized complete power three weeks ago. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2021-02-22
  • Canada’s parliament says China’s treatment of Uighurs ‘genocide’
    Canadian MPs voted Monday to label Beijing's treatment of Uighurs in Xinjiang as genocide, a move angrily slammed by China as a "malicious provocation." ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2021-02-22
  • Iranian military adviser urges US to return to 2015 nuclear deal
    Iranian Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan, a former Revolutionary Guard commander and defence minister, is now serving as a military adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, he discussed Iran’s nuclear programme, saying "we have never, ever, taken any steps towards developing nuclear weapons ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2021-02-22
  • EU agrees to sanction Russian officials over Navalny jailing
    EU foreign ministers on Monday agreed to prepare sanctions on four seniorRussian officials in a mainly symbolic response to the jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, according to EU diplomats.  ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2021-02-22
  • France touts military successes to win allies in G5 Sahel operations
    Eight years after France launched a military operation in Mali, the mission has expanded while the insecurity in the Sahel region has increased. But at the 2021 G5 Sahel summit this week, recent military achievements over the past year served as an incentive to continue operations and try to boost ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2021-02-16
  • Hundreds of seals make homeward journey back to France’s north coast
    Crowds of seals lie on the sand, some wriggling towards the water, on the northern French coast where they are staging a comeback.  ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2021-02-16
  • No ‘immediate’ reduction of France’s Sahel force, says Macron
    France has no immediate plans to adjust its military presence in Africa's Sahel region, and any changes will depend on other countries contributing troops, President Emmanuel Macron told a news conference on Tuesday after a summit on the region.  ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2021-02-16
  • Myanmar’s deposed leader Suu Kyi faces second charge, says lawyer
    Myanmar's deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi was hit with another charge on Tuesday, after the military imposed a second straight overnight internet shutdown in an attempt to grind down an anti-coup uprising.  ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2021-02-16
  • France uncovers cybersecurity breaches linked to Russian hackers
    France's national cybersecurity agency said Monday it had discovered a hack of several organisations that bore similarities to other attacks by a group linked to Russian intelligence.  ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2021-02-16
  • UN envoy warns Myanmar’s military junta not to attack protesters
    The United Nations special envoy has warned Myanmar's army of "severe consequences" for any harsh response to protesters demonstrating against this month's coup in a call with the military leadership, a U.N. spokesman said. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2021-02-15
  • US contractor killed, several wounded in rocket attack in northern Iraq
    A rocket attack on U.S.-led forces in northern Iraq killed a civilian contractor on Monday and injured a U.S. service member, the U.S. coalition in Iraq said, in the deadliest such attack in almost a year.  ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2021-02-15
  • Chad’s Deby says deploying soldiers to tackle Islamists in Sahel
    Chad will send 1,200 troops to combat jihadists in a flashpoint Sahel border zone, its president said Monday, as France looks to reduce its longstanding military presence in the vast, volatile region. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2021-02-15
  • Israel study touts Pfizer jab’s effectiveness as country fights Covid disinformation
    Israel's largest healthcare provider said Sunday a study of more than half a million fully vaccinated Israelis indicated the Pfizer/BioNTech jab gave 94 percent protection against Covid-19. But the country is stepping up efforts to combat disinformation as pockets of anti-vax sentiment threaten the jab rollout’s success. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2021-02-15
  • Turkey arrests hundreds over alleged Kurdish militant links in Iraq executions
    Turkey on Monday announced the detention of 718 people it accuses of being part of a Kurdish militant group it says executed 13 Turks in northern Iraq. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2021-02-15
  • Macron meets G5 Sahel leaders amid questions over France’s strategy
    Leaders of France and five Sahel countries on Monday begin a two-day summit to discuss the G5-Sahel grouping's anti-insurgency operations amid mounting local dissatisfaction over the military-heavy approach that has failed to stabilise the poorly administered region. ... read more
    Source: World – France24 3Published on 2021-02-15
  • Biden attempt to resurrect Iran nuke deal off to bumpy start
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2021-02-23
  • Huawei unveils flagship foldable smartphone for China market
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2021-02-22
  • Prosecutors seek fine for Russian opposition leader Navalny
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2021-02-16
  • China holiday train travel down nearly 70% amid restrictions
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2021-02-12
  • A ‘politically motivated witch hunt:’ Donald Trump’s legal team gives him exactly the defence he wanted
    When the former president’s lawyers defended their client, much of their presentation had the feel of a campaign video, Edward Keenan writes. ... read more
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2021-02-12
  • Myanmar election commission rejects military’s fraud claims
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2021-01-29
  • WHO team to begin face-to-face meetings with China experts
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2021-01-28
  • The Latest: Biden: I won’t immediately lift China tariffs
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-12-02
  • Israeli lawmakers take a step toward new national elections
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-12-02
  • UN calls on humanity to end ‘war on nature,’ go carbon-free
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-12-02
  • EU looks forward to Biden resetting trans-Atlantic relations
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-12-02
  • Iran’s president rejects bill that would boost enrichment
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-12-02
  • China #MeToo case heard in court after more than 2 years
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-12-02
  • U.S. health experts warn ‘very dark’ weeks ahead as COVID-19 cases overwhelm morgues, hospitals
    Health officials fear the crisis will be even worse in coming weeks, after many Americans ignored pleas to stay home over Thanksgiving and avoid people who don’t live with them. ... read more
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-12-01
  • Barr appoints special counsel in Russia probe investigation
    Source: World – Toronto Star 4Published on 2020-12-01
  • Myanmar begins general strike in face of military threats
    Millions expected to join protests calling for restoration of democracy three weeks after military seized power. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2021-02-21
  • Palestinian vaccine drive faces funding shortfall: World Bank
    Bank urges Israel, which has made the most progress globally on vaccination, to give Palestinians its surplus shots. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2021-02-21
  • UK to challenge China at UN meeting for Xinjiang access
    UK Foreign Secretary will say UN needs 'urgent and unfettered' access to region where Uighurs have been held in camps. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2021-02-21
  • IAEA, Iran agree temporary deal for inspections with less access
    Nuclear watchdog says Iran will begin offering inspectors 'less access' but still allow it to monitor atomic programme. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2021-02-21
  • Israel shuts Mediterranean shore after oil spill devastates coast
    Activists reported globs of black tar on Israel's coast last week after a heavy storm, wreaking havoc on local wildlife. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2021-02-21
  • After deaths, WHO urges Tanzania to share COVID data, take action
    Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged Dodoma to take measures against the pandemic and to prepare for vaccinations. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2021-02-21
  • 7 killed as Nigerian military aircraft crashes near Abuja airport
    Air force says King Air 350 crashed after reporting engine failure, killing everyone on board. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2021-02-21
  • US sanctions inflicted $1 trillion damage on Iran’s economy: FM
    After the US lifts sanctions and rejoins the JCPOA, Iran will expect some form of compensation, FM Zarif says. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2021-02-21
  • A ‘war zone’: Witnesses describe violence at Myanmar protests
    Security forces in Mandalay are using increasingly violent and lethal methods to snuff out anti-coup protests. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2021-02-21
  • Russia ready to cut ties with EU if hit with painful sanctions
    Lavrov says Moscow is prepared to retaliate if Brussels takes punitive action over imprisonment of Alexey Navalny. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2021-02-12
  • Myanmar’s military grants amnesty to more than 23,000 prisoners
    Sentences of 23,314 Myanmar prisoners and 55 foreign prisoners are remitted as mass protests against the coup continue. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2021-02-12
  • Two US carrier groups conduct exercises in South China Sea
    Carrier strike groups Theodore Roosevelt and Nimitz carried out multiple manoeuvres in the busy resource-rich waterway. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2021-02-09
  • N Korea further developed nuclear weapons programme in 2020: UN
    Monitors believe Pyongyang is using cyber-theft to fund the illicit programme and might be getting help from Iran. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2021-02-08
  • Iran’s Zarif urges Biden to make a speedy return to nuclear deal
    Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says time 'running out' for the US to ease sanctions. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2021-02-06
  • Denmark moves forward on North Sea ‘energy island’
    The largest construction project in the history of Denmark will be majority-owned by the Danish government. ... read more
    Source: World – Al Jazeera 5Published on 2021-02-06