Underground Mall Newsletter: 2020-02-01

I will be releasing a new podcast next week! And since it’s a news podcast, I’ve been reading and gleaning information from more news. Because of that, expect more newsletters, to keep you updated on important news that’s often missed in mainstream discourse.

Coronavirus / East Asia

[New York Times] “Coronavirus Anger Boils Over in China and Doctors Plead for Supplies

[Reuters] “South Korean evacuees from Wuhan welcomed to quarantine centers

[The Hill] “Russia closes Far East border with China over coronavirus

[ZD Net] “Singapore, Malaysia clamp down on online falsehoods about coronavirus

[Reuters] “Paris shops feel the pinch as virus keeps Chinese tourists away

[Reuters] “Gold holds gains on worries of coronavirus impact on world economy

[World Politics Review] “Vietnam, Under Increasing Pressure From China, Mulls a Shift Into America’s Orbit

Middle East

[BBC] “Rebel-held Idlib ‘hit by 200 air strikes in three days‘”

[Wall Street Journal] “Libya’s Warring Factions Resume Fighting in Threat to Cease-Fire

[Bloomberg] “Lebanon Takes Steps to Avoid Capital Flight

Tech

[Tech Crunch] There will be no Huawei ban in the EU “as Commission endorses 5G risk mitigation plan”

[Tech Dirt] “Facial Recognition Company Clearview Lied About Its Crime-Solving Power In Pitches To Law Enforcement Agencies

[Technology Review] “Gawker’s nemesis [Peter Thiel] is working on a social network offering access to the rich

Europe

[Bloomberg] “Berlin Adopts Five-Year Freeze to Rein In Soaring Rents

[CNN] “Britain is leaving the European Union today [Friday, January 31]. The hard part comes next

Latin America

[France 24] “Two dead as new wave of Chile protests break out

[Reuters] “Brazil’s Bolsonaro visits hospital for hernia complication

South Asia

[Al Jazeera] “Deadly gunfight between police and rebels in Kashmir

Africa

[Washington Post] “Rebels kill at least 36 civilians in eastern Congo villages

[Reuters] “Liberia running low on gasoline after reserves go missing

United States

[Patch] “Psychedelic Shrooms: Santa Cruz 3rd City In U.S. To Decriminalize

[Daily Mail] “Harvey Weinstein ‘hired Mossad-linked agency to spy on accusers, including “red flag” target Sopranos actress, and offered a $300,000 “success fee” if they prevented damaging articles being published about him’, rape trial hears

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