Underground Mall Newsletter: 2020-02-22

Catching you up on the news around the world! This week, everything you need to know about the continuing impact of coronavirus, the 2020 presidential primary, and other US news, Syria and Turkey conflict, tech, and much more.


[CNN] “Japan’s economy is shrinking and a recession looks ‘all but inevitable’

[Yonhap News Agency] “Seoul stocks extend losses late Tuesday morning

[AP] “Macao casinos allowed to reopen after anti-virus closure

[Reuters] “North Korea quarantines in place for coronavirus” – but WHO confirms there are no cases in North Korea.

[New York Post] “Ex-Australian PM says Malaysia leaders suspect MH370 pilot of downing plane

North America

[NY Mag] “Polls Show Bernie Sanders Way Ahead in Nevada

[NY Mag] “Bernie Sanders Opens Up Double-Digit National Lead

[Forbes] “Judge Orders Developers Of New York City Tower To Remove Upper Floors

[The Intercept] “NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Submits Clemency Petition Alongside More Than 4,000 Letters of Support

[Daily Mail] “Fugitive American wife Anne Sacoolas who is wanted over the death of Harry Dunn was a CIA spy

  • Remember when a “diplomat’s wife” killed a teenager in the UK, while driving down the wrong side of the road? And she wasn’t extradited back to the UK because she had “diplomatic immunity”? Turns out she was a CIA spy. Sounds shockingly similar to a storyline in the show Succession, right?

[The Hill] “Unarmed man shot by ICE officer files lawsuit

[USA Today] “ICE ignores California law in courthouse arrests, prompting outcry from local officials

[ABC News] “Syracuse students occupy administrator building to protest racist, biased incidents

[CNN] “2 killed in massive pileup involving more than 200 cars near Montreal

Middle East

[Bloomberg] “Rapid Surge in Iran Coronavirus Cases Is ‘Very Worrisome’

[Reuters] “Turkey to send more troops to Syria even as Moscow talks continue

[New York Times] “With Libya Still at War, E.U. Agrees to Try Blocking Weapons Flow

[New York Times] “Turkey to Send More Troops to Syria Even as Moscow Talks Continue

[NPR] “Israel Is Eager To Annex West Bank Lands, But U.S. Says To Wait

[New York Times] “Israel Leader Vows Thousands of New Homes in East Jerusalem

Latin America

[Reuters] “Family says government did not protect young girl murdered in Mexico City

[France 24] “Bolivia’s Morales returns to Argentina after Cuba medical care

[Al Jazeera] “Bolivia court disqualifies Morales from running for Senate


[Business Insider] “The EU will tell Britain to give back the ancient Parthenon Marbles, taken from Greece over 200 years ago, if it wants a post-Brexit trade deal

[Al Jazeera] “US imposes sanctions on Russian oil firm over Venezuela

[Guardian] “Amsterdam considering moving red light district indoors

[AP] “Albania president calls on people to topple the government

[New York Times] “Amid Protests, Portugal Lawmakers Vote to Allow Euthanasia

South Asia

[New York Times] “14 Die and Hundreds Sickened in Pakistan, and the Cause Is a Mystery

[UN News] “World must ‘step up’, match Pakistan’s compassion for refugees, says UN chief

[Al Jazeera] “India denies entry to UK Labour MP who chairs group on Kashmir

[Reuters] “India cracks down on use of VPNs in Kashmir to get around social media ban


[France 24] “At least 20 killed in stampede at handout for refugees in southeast Niger

[CNN] “Dutch government returns stolen 18th-century ‘precious crown’ to Ethiopia

[Forbes] “After Years Of Impunity For Mass Atrocities, Nigeria Faces A New Wave Of Violence By A Daesh Affiliated Group


[Marker] “Silicon Valley Is Quietly Building Its Own Wall Street

[New York Times] “Huawei Is Winning the Argument in Europe, as the U.S. Fumbles to Develop Alternatives

[The Verge] “Apple warns revenue will be lower than expected because of coronavirus impact

[Benzinga] “Peter Thiel-Backed Startup Begins Mining Bitcoin In US To Counter Chinese Dominance

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