Underground Mall Newsletter: 2020-02-12

Catching you up on the news around the world from the past week! This week, everything you need to know about the coronavirus, plus more on the 2020 election, the shooting in Thailand, lots of tech news, and more around the world.

Election 2020

[Common Dreams] “‘Because I Got 6,000 More Votes’: Bernie Sanders Declares Victory in Iowa Caucus

[The Grayzone] “Acronym group that sabotaged Iowa caucus birthed by billionaire who funded Alabama disinformation campaign

[Vox] “Mike Bloomberg doesn’t want Silicon Valley’s money. He does want its employees

Asia

[Reuters] “One gunman, four locations, 29 dead: how the mass shooting in Thailand unfolded

[Reuters] “On Thai Buddhist holy day, gunman’s carnage shatters temple peace

[Forbes] “3,600 Released From Hong Kong Cruise Ship After Officials Lift Coronavirus Quarantine

[South China Morning Post] “Malaysia’s Mahathir: ‘Iasked Trump to resign to save the US’

[Channel News Asia] “Malaysian government mulling stimulus package as coronavirus outbreak takes toll on economy

[Bloomberg] “Wynn Is Losing $2.5 Million a Day on Macau Casino Shutdown

[Business Insider] “I rode Seoul’s famous subway system for a week to see if it’s really the best in the world, and saw why New York will never catch up

[Hyperallergic] “A Photo Series Shows a Deserted Shanghai Caused by Fears of Coronavirus

Middle East

[Middle East Eye] “Israeli forces kill three Palestinians, including a policeman, as violence flares in West Bank

[Politico] “U.S. ambassador to Israel warns against West Bank annexation

[Daily Beast] “U.K. Ambassador to Iran Arrested at Tehran Protest

[New York Times] “White House Confirms Killing of [Al Qaeda] Terrorist Leader in Yemen

Europe

[Yahoo News] “Barrage of mysterious bomb hoaxes plagues Moscow

[New York Times] “Spain’s PM Meets Catalan Separatist Leader, Sets Out Roadmap for Talks

[Reuters] “China to France: Don’t discriminate against Huawei on 5G networks

[New York Times] “Britain ‘Reasonably Confident’ of U.S. Trade Deal Despite Huawei Concerns

[Jakarta Post] “Coronavirus ‘fake news’ network busted in Hungary

[New York Times] “Scottish Government Leader Urges UK to Stick to EU Standards

South Asia

[CNN] “5-year-old girl raped in grounds of US embassy in New Delhi

[BBC] “Kashmir: India uses ‘draconian’ law to extend house arrest of former chief ministers

[New York Times] “Indian Kashmir Hit by General Strike Called by Separatists

[BBC] “At least 14 dead as Rohingya boat sinks in Bangladesh

Latin America

[AP] “Venezuela rounds up US oil executives as Guaidó visits DC

  • They were previously under house arrest, but were brought to prison.

[New York Times] “Top Lithium Miner Seeks to Monitor Water Scarcity in Parched Chile Salt Flat

[New York Times] “Argentina Won’t Repay IMF Debt Till Recession Over, VP Fernandez Says

[New York Times] “Heavy Rains, Floods, Mudslides Paralyze Parts of Sao Paulo

Tech

[New York Times] “Huawei Warns Brazil Further Delays in 5G Auction Could Hurt Competitiveness

[Engadget] “Facebook and Venmo demand Clearview AI stops scraping their data

[Slate] “Clearview’s Terrifying Facial Recognition Can’t Go Back in the Bottle

[NPR] “Amazon Wants Trump To Testify About Military Contract Awarded To Microsoft

[Bloomberg] “Peter Thiel Whittles Down His Facebook Stake to Just $2 Million

[Reuters] “Twitter notches first $1 billion quarterly revenue, beating estimates

[The Verge] “Google’s head of HR is leaving while worker unrest continues

North America

[NPR] “U.S. Charges Suspect In El Paso Walmart Shootings With Hate Crimes

[The Hill] “New York man shot in face after interrupting ICE arrest

[Common Dreams] “Climate Justice and Indigenous Rights Advocates Rally in Solidarity With Wet’suwet’en People as RCMP Continue Raids

[Yahoo] “Police arrest 33 protesters opposing gas pipe, Vancouver port closure ends

[New York Times] “More Than 100 Troops Have Brain Injuries From Iran Missile Strike, Pentagon Says

[AP] “‘QAnon’ conspiracy theory creeps into mainstream politics

[LA Times] “Communist Manifesto quoted at the Oscars

[USA Today] “At least 200 people sick after norovirus outbreak at Louisiana casino, health officials say

[Bloomberg] “U.S. Revokes WTO Subsidy Preferences for Some Developing Nations

[My Northwest] “Seattle City Council approves Sawant’s ban on winter evictions

Other

[BBC] “Nigeria militants burn to death motorists as they sleep in their cars

[Guardian] “Antarctica logs hottest temperature on record with a reading of 18.3C [about 65 fahrenheit]

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