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The Economist
Bartlebuy: Working life has entered a new era - - Farewell BC (before coronavirus). Welcome AD (after domestication)
By Business


The Economist
How big oil is trying to win back investors - - Supermajors claim their prospects are not as bleak as they seem
By Business


The New York Times
How the Taliban outlasted a superpower : Tenacity & Carage - - The Taliban stand on the brink of realizing their most fervent desire: U.S. troops leaving Afghanistan. They have given up little of their extremist ideology to do it.
By Mujib Mashal


The Washington Post
A deadly ' Checkerboard " - - Covid-19's new surge across rural America
By Reis Thebault & Abigal Hauslohner


The New York Times
Netanyahu corruption trail begins, taking Israel into uncertained territory - - The prime ministers trial is expected to last a year or more, with the first witnesses not expected to testify for months. He has long maintained his innocence.
By David M. Halbfinger


The National Review
'A years's worth of suicide attempts in the last four week ' : California doctor calls tor end to lockdown - - Weve never seen numbers like this, in such a short period of time, Dr. Mike deBoisblanc, head of trauma at John Muir Medical Center, told local station ABC7. I mean, weve seen a years worth of suicide attempts in the last four weeks.
By Tobias Hoonhout


The Christian science Monitor
Europ's Marshall Plan for its neediest countries - - A proposed $545 billion in grants for economic recovery reflects a renewed identity for the EU after a humbling neglect of its weakest members.
By Editorial Board


The Washington Post
Palestinian leader says he's pulling out of peace agreements over annaxation - - Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, cited a provision of Israels new unity government, which was sworn in Sunday, allowing it to consider unilaterally annexing up to 30 percent of the West Bank as early as July, a proposal that was endorsed by the Trump peace plan released earlier this year
By Steve Hendrix


The Economist
The risk of severe Covid - 19 is not uniform - - That calls for a fine-tuning of measures to stop the disease spreading
By Science technology


The New York Times
Iran quietly lowers the temperture with U.S. - - Despite the heated rhetoric on both sides, Iran has toned down its approach to the West on several fronts, and the U.S. has reciprocated.
By Allissa J. Rubin & Farnaz Fassihi


 
Future of - Oil
The Economist
How big oil is trying to win back investors - - Supermajors claim their prospects are not as bleak as they seem
By Business

Opinions
The New York Times
Rational panic, but also rational hope - - We need to recognize any signposts leading up and out.
By Ross Douthat

Coronavirus - Last Farewell
The Economist
Correspondent's Diary: In Italy, the Coronavirus steals even the last farewell - - New designs could be assembled by DIY enthusiasts
By international

Opinions
The Washington Post
The U.S. should seek a humanitarian truce withe Iran - - neither the Trump administration nor the regime of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has let this unprecedented emergency distract them from their war against each other.
By The Editorial Board

News Analysis
The Economist
How Covid-19 is interrupting childern's education - - Almost a billion children have seen their schools close
By international

Coronavirus - Homeless
The New York Times
Rome's homeless don't have the luxury of staying home - - How do you wash your hands without a sink? Stock up on food without money? Or shelter in place when you live on the streets? Charities in the Italian capital are struggling to respond.
By Elisabetta Povoledo

Report
The Washington Post
Fresh barbs fly between Tehran & Washington over who's to blame for Coronavirus's spread in Iran - - Pompeo accused Iran of lying about the extent of its infections after Khamenei implied the United States may have created the virus.
By Liz Sly

Coronavirus - Middle East
The Foreign Affairs
The Coronavirus is exacerbating sectarian tensions in the Middle East - - Faced With a New Disease, Many in the Region See an Old Enemy
By Toby Matthesen

Iranian - Talent
The Christian science Monitor
An artist embraces her Iranian past & her American present - - Mosques are closed, sermons are shortened and communion causes anxiety
By Carol Strickland

Analysis
The New York Times
The best - case outcome for the Coronavirus, and the worst - - Will we endure 2.2 million deaths? Or will we manage to turn things around?
By Nicholas Kristof

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
What comes after the Middle East peace process ? - - The Palestinians Should Propose an Alternative to Trumps Plan
By Khalil Shikaki

News Analysis
The Christian science Monitor
Why Covid - 19 is likely to change globalization, not reverse it - - Can the worlds fabric be undone? Some nationalists point to the coronavirus as a reason to seal borders and bring manufacturing home. But business experts say the benefits of trade are undiminished.
By Mark Tumbull

George Orwell
The National Review
George Orwell's unclassifiable - - A review of Becoming George Orwell: Life and Letters, Legend and Legacy, by John Rodden.
By John J. Miller

New America
The National Review
The fire burns out - - Sanders illuminated both the powers and limits of socialism in the internal debates among Democrats.
By Jim Geraghty

Africa - Democracy
The Economist
Young Africans want more democracy - - Their ageing rulers are finding new ways to thwart them
By Middle east & Africa

Iran - CoronaVirus
The Washington Post
Iran's response to the Corona virus is just making everything worse - - On Friday, the Iranian government finally began to acknowledge what the world already knows: the covid-19 virus has hit that country extremely hard and its likely to get much worse.
By Jason Rezaian

IRAN
The Foreign Policy
Iran may be eyeing the United States soft underbelly - - When Iran takes revenge for the killing of Qassem Suleimani, history suggests it could happen in Latin America.
By Ryan C. Berg, Colin P. Clarke

Iran - CoronaVirus
The Washington Post
Iran warns it could use ' force ' to halt amid Virus - - new coronavirus has killed 124 people amid 4,747 confirmed cases in the Islamic Republic.
By Nasser Karimi

Israel - Palestinian Peace Plan
The Foreign Policy
A Netanyahu victory would be bad news for peace & the rule of law - - If he leads the next government, the prime minister is likely to annex much of the West Bank and deepen attacks on judicial independence.
By Dahlia Scheindlin

Science - Health
The New York Times
Dr. Stanley Dudrick, who saved post-surgical patients dies at 84 - - Why were they dying after successful operations? He discovered the cause and came up with a remedy: intravenous nutrition a technique that has saved millions of lives.
By Dam Roberts


Autism
The New York Times
What should I do if I think my child has Autism ? - - Autism spectrum disorder affects about one in 54 children. An early diagnosis can mean quicker access to the medical, behavioral and social services that a child may need.
By Catherine Zuckerman

Analysis
The Washington Post
Who lives, who dies, who decides - - The virus makes us weigh the value of a life. We cant know if weve gotten it right.
By Harold Pollack

Coronavirus - Last Farewell
The Economist
Correspondent's diary: In Iraly the Coronavirus steals even the last farewell - - New designs could be assembled by DIY enthusiasts
By in

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
The 2015 refugee crisis was actually a boon for Europe - - As the EU Scrambles to Halt the Next Wave, Heres What Happened to the Last One
By Paul Hackenos

Opinions
The National Review
We should have listened to Bill Gates - - Politicians were warned of the imminent danger of an epidemic yet did not take the sufficient measures in advance. The result, now, is a very heavy price.
By Madeleine Kearns

Coronavirus
The National Review
Coronavirus update: testing ramps up as Doctors consider potentioal treatment - - Last updated March 24, 10am EST
By Daniel Tenreiro

News Analysis
The New York Times
Analysis: 'Wartime president' ? Trump rewrites history in an election year - - The president is brazenly grabbing his only clear option to bolster his re-election hopes, portraying himself as a take-charge leader the country cant afford to lose.
By Anne Karni, Maggie Haberman & Reid J. Epstein

Coronavirus - Federal Help
The National Review
The Coronavirus - relief package isn't socialism - - It isnt a bailout or a stimulus, either.
By Dan McLaughlen

Opinions
The New York Times
A plan to get America back to work - - Some experts say it can be done in weeks, not months and the economy and public health are at stake.
By Thomas L. Friedman

Coronavirus - Federal Help
The Washington Post
White House Coronavirus plan aims to send $2,000 to many Americans, including $300 billion for small businesses - - Talks remain fluid, but discussions with Congress are intensifying as virus fallout worsens
By Erica Werner & Jeff Stein

Federal-Individual- Help
The National Review
Munchin: Trump Admin. Considering sending in checks to Americans Immidiately to offset Coronavirus Impact - - Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced that President Trump is considering sending checks to Americans to offset the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
By Zaackaary Evens

Israel - Election
The Washington Post
Gantz given first chance at forming Israeli Government - - The former military chief of staff will try to bring together unlikely partners to reach a majority.
By Ruth Eglash

American Foreign Policy
The New York Times
Critics hear political tone as Pompeo calls out diplomatic rivals over Human Rights - - China, Cuba, Iran and Venezuela were cited as among the worst violators. All four are targets of pressure campaigns by the Trump administration to install sweeping change.
By Lara Lakes

Analysis
The National Review
Iran doesn't understand 'Maximum pressure' - - The theocracy grows more desperate by the day and can no longer rely on its usual tactics to thwart its Arab enemies and the West.
By Victor Davis Hanson

Analysis
The Washington Post
After killing Iranaian general, U. S. confronts new reality in Mideast In the weeks since an American drone strike killed Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, U.S. military leaders have been sprinting to confront a dangerous new reality in the Middle East.
By Missy Ryan

Report
The Washington Post
Judge gives justice department one week to turn over FBI files in Ghaisar Slaying - - Government had resisted providing information in familys lawsuits vs U.S. Park Police and two officers
By Tom Jackman

Saudi Arabia - Internal Affairs
The Washington Post
Prominent Sausi Royals arrested in apparent bid by crown Prince to consolidate powr - - The uncle and cousin of Mohammed bin Salman were detained Friday and charged with treason, according to two people close to the ruling family.
By Ellen Nakashima, Kareem Fahim & Liz Sly

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Tribalism is killing Liberalism - - Why We Are Succumbing to the Politics of Division
By Michael Carpenter

Afghanistan - Taliban
The New York Times
Taliban ramp up attacks on Afghanistans after Trump says " no violence " - - Deadly assaults against Afghan forces have increased since the U.S. and Taliban signed a deal to end their war. Afghans worry about the ambiguity of the Talibans promises.
By Najim & Mujib Mashal

News Analysis
The Washington Post
Europe can't wish away Syrian refugees - - The chaos on Turkeys borders is a reminder to Europe that the Syrian crisis is a European one, too.
By Ishaan Tharoor



    
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