Underground Mall Newsletter: 2020-01-23

This weekly newsletter has everything you need to know about the mystery coronavirus, with some info about the volatile global economy, and more from around the globe!

Mystery Coronavirus

[Reuters] “Virus spreads to more Chinese cities, President Xi says containment is priority

[BBC] “New China virus: Cases triple as infection spreads to Beijing and Shanghai

[CNN] “Coronavirus spreads to Beijing as China confirms 139 new cases over the weekend

[New York Times] “China’s Chongqing City Confirms Five Cases of New Coronavirus

[China Internet Information Center] “Macao confirms 1st novel coronavirus case

[Korea Herald] “Seoul on alert after 1st confirmed case of coronavirus from China

[Reuters] “Taiwan confirms first case of infection from new coronavirus

[Reuters] “Thailand finds fourth coronavirus ahead of Lunar New Year

[New York Times] “Singapore Extends Coronavirus Screening to All Inbound China Flights

[Reuters] “Washington state man who traveled to China is first U.S. victim of coronavirus

The World / Global economy

[The News International] “Global economy anaemic and incomes likely to suffer

[New York Times] “As World Economy Shifts Gears, Trade Growth Slows

[New York Times] “IMF Calls on Germany, Netherlands to Invest More

[The Hill] “US growth to slow as global growth ticks up

[Reuters] “World needs to prepare for ‘millions’ of climate displaced: U.N.

South/Southeast Asia

[Yahoo] “Singapore December exports snap nine-month losing streak, but concerns remain

[Bloomberg] “Indonesia to Become Southeast Asia’s Biggest Stock Market

[AP] “Bangladesh sentences 10 to death for 2001 political bombings

[AP] “Bangladesh court sentences 5 ex-cops to death for killing

[Washington Post] “Indonesia says 5 citizens kidnapped by Philippine militants

Middle East

[New York Times] “At Least 60 Troops Killed in Houthi Missile Strike, Yemen Says

[Al Jazeera] “44% spike in Palestinian home demolitions in Jerusalem

[Middle East Eye] “Israel strikes Hamas in Gaza for second day after incendiary balloons

[New York Times] “Israel Starts Pumping Natural Gas to Neighboring Egypt

[The Verge] “Wikipedia is back online in Turkey after two-year ban is overturned

[Washington Post] “Lebanon on ‘brink of chaos and anarchy’ as peaceful protests turn violent

[Washington Post] “Lebanon gets a new Hezbollah-backed government amid mounting unrest

[Reuters] “Iran aims to examine downed plane’s black boxes, no plan yet to send them abroad

[The Nation] “The US Sanctions on Iran Are Causing a Major Humanitarian Crisis


[AP] “3 killed, 100-plus hurt in collapse during Ethiopia ceremony

[AP] “Death toll up to 10 in Ethiopia platform collapse; 250 hurt

[Reuters] “Libya will face ‘catastrophe’ if oil blockade continues

Latin America

[Reuters] “Bolivia exiled ex-president Morales retracts call for ‘armed militias’

[AP] “At least 75 flee from Paraguay prison; many from Brazil gang

[Washington Post] “U.S.-bound migrants clash with Mexican forces at Guatemala border

[The Intercept] Glenn Greenwald charged with with politically-motivated cybercrimes in Brazil


[Reuters] “Russian parliament backs Putin’s pick for PM after ‘January Revolution‘”

[Reuters] “Eight killed in blaze at Czech home for disabled

[New York Times] “Cyprus Blasts ‘Pirate State’ Turkey’s New Gas Drilling Bid

[Reuters] “Four die as storm sweeps across Spain

North America

[Washington Post] “Senate approves new North American trade deal with Canada and Mexico

[Reuters] “Trump administration plans to add Nigeria, [Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Sudan and Tanzania] to travel ban list

[NPR] “U.S. Virgin Islands Officials: Epstein Trafficked Girls On Private Island Until 2018

[Daily Beast] “Public Relations Maven Compares Bad Press Over Her Jeffrey Epstein Ties to the Holocaust” — charming

[Daily Beast] “FBI Busts Members of Neo-Nazi Group ‘The Base’ Days Before Richmond Gun Rally

[CNN] “Two Honolulu police officers killed in shooting

[Los Angeles Times] “Extradition hearing begins for Huawei executive in Canada

[New York Magazine] “Peter Thiel’s Latest Venture Is the American Government

[Bloomberg] “Barstool Sports Settles With Labor Board Over Anti-Union Tweets

[Guardian] “Jeff Bezos hack: Amazon boss’s phone ‘hacked by Saudi crown prince’

[The Hill] “Saudi Arabia calls for probe into ‘absurd’ reports of Bezos phone hacking

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