Start off your week by catching up on the weekend’s top headlines from Iran, Libya, the Department of Homeland Security, and more. Read on below.
This Thursday, read an exposé from USA Today, The Arizona Republic, and the Center for Public Integrity on how corporations write many of the bills passed by state legislative bodies. Also, catch up on the latest in Venezuela’s political upheaval, the Syrian civil war, and more below.
You elected them to write new laws. They’re letting corporations do it instead. (USA Today, The Arizona Republic, The Center for Public Integrity)
Venezuela: Juan Guaidó stripped of parliamentary immunity (The Guardian)
The snap decision society (Axios)
China has turned a city into a prison (NY Times)
This Wednesday, Algeria’s president resigned after weekslong protests roiled the country, PM May began working with her main opponent, Jeremy Corbyn, on Brexit solutions, and Venezuela’s parliament considered removing parlaimentary immunity from Guiadó. Read more below.
Long Read: How Rupert Murdoch’s empire of influence remade the world (NY Times Magazine)
This Tuesday, read the top stories from around the world. WhatsApp takes new anti-disinformation measures as elections near, Erdogan fights back against his election losses by challenging Istanbul results, and the EU denies that it’s funding a project in Eritrea that uses forced labor. Read more below.
China shuts down another big Beijing church (Christianity Today)
Shell dumps K Street player (Axios)
Americans' health care pessimism (Axios)
This Wednesday, the EU decided to continue Operation Sophia, its anti-smuggling mission; a top Algerian political party backed the military in saying President Bouteflika should resign, and a Saudi airstrike hit a Yemeni hospital. Read these stories and more below.