Back to Class #78
July 31, 2020
Editor: Christopher Brennan It's a question that has been looming over the heads of parents, students and administrators since lockdowns began in the spring. What happens when everyone is supposed to go back to school? This week's Digest, chosen in part by our Twitter followers, is the return to classes, online or off. Read up on issues of safety, technology and equality, all gathered together with the Deepnews Scoring Model.
Reaching for the Red...
July 24, 2020
Editor: Christopher Brennan While summer heat continues on parts of this planet, this past week saw major moves towards somewhere much colder: Mars. The United Arab Emirates made a historic launch on Monday and China followed by sending up a probe that could make it the second country to ever successfully land a rover on rocky red soil. This week's Digest, gathered from around the world with the Deepnews Scoring Model, takes a look at what went into the missions and what they mean for the future.
The Recovery Fund #7...
July 17, 2020
Editor: Christopher Brennan While worries about the extent of a second wave persist, leaders in some parts of the world are looking to how they build back. In a return to normal, the heads of state for the European Union are gathering today and tomorrow for their first face to face meeting since the pandemic. This week's Digest covers the summit in Brussels and the EU recovery more broadly, with questions over whether countries hard hit by the coronavirus can persuade the "Frugal Four" to help fund a pan-European effort to keep their economies afloat.
Hong Kong Security L...
July 10, 2020
Editor: Christopher Brennan Tensions between the opposition in Hong Kong and its government, as well as Beijing, have been mounting for years, with last summer's protests one of the earliest subjects covered by this Digest when we launched more than a year ago. Now a new national security law has been imposed, with some fearing it will forever change the city by criminalizing "subversion." This week's Digest, gathered with the Deepnews Scoring Model, explores the law and its aftermath, with articles from local sources as well as those wondering about Hong Kong's place in the world going forward.
The Second Wave #74
July 3, 2020
Editor: Christopher Brennan It has been one of the dreaded outcomes since the coronavirus first appeared, though now more serious questions are being raised about the "second wave." This week's Digest tackles the subject, as well as the related topics of antibodies, reopening and whether the "first wave" ever really passed. The collection of in-depth articles comes from both from media outlets and scientific bodies, all gathered with the Deepnews Scoring Model and all trying to understand where we are and where we're heading.
Visas and Borders #7...
June 26, 2020
Editor: Christopher Brennan Visas get you everywhere you want to be, though getting one is becoming much harder. This week's Digest explores the broad subjects of visas and borders, which have been impacted by everything from the coronavirus isolating countries in Europe to the Trump administration's decision to crack down on the H1-B visa program that brings many workers into the US. Here are some in-depth articles that dive into the details, all gathered with the Deepnews Scoring Model.
India-China Border B...
June 19, 2020
After increasing tensions along the "Line of Actual Control" in the Himalayas, this week saw the deadliest clash between Indian and Chinese forces for decades. It came during a complex time, a global pandemic, and is by itself a complex story with questions of the region's history, global geopolitics, and what has been happening in Kashmir in recent years. While many of our readers may be unfamiliar with the background, these pieces of analysis and reporting gathered with the Deepnews Scoring Model are a good place to start.
What Happens to Citi...
June 12, 2020
Editor: Christopher Brennan One of the lingering questions during coronavirus has been what a rapidly spreading communicable disease means for cities, those churning metropolises dense in people, ideas and energy. As some of the hardest hit places such as New York begin to reopen, this Digest explores issues of transportation, tourism, housing and health that will shape what cities look like in the years and decades to come. Gathered from around the world with the Deepnews Scoring Model.
Looking at Latin Ame...
June 10, 2020
Editor: Christopher Brennan Since our last Digest on Latin America the continent has come into even sharper focus as a center of efforts to fight COVID. Articles this week cover major political headlines such as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro threatening to pull out of the WHO, but also smaller stories such as that of Mexico City's Jewish community. They all offer something in-depth, all gathered with the Deepnews Scoring Model.
Looking at Latin Ame...
June 5, 2020
Editor: Christopher Brennan Though countries in Europe and states in the U.S. are pushing towards reopening, the coronavirus continues to spread and the WHO has said the new epicenter of the crisis is Latin America, the subject of this Digest. From buses in Brazil to movies in Mexico, the selection gathered with the Deepnews Scoring Model offers an in-depth look at the region.