April started off with a bang, with Turkey’s main opposition party winning local elections in Turkey’s two most important cities, Slovakia electing its first female president, and the White House doubling down on threats to close the Mexican border if Mexico didn’t do more to curb migration to the US. Read more below.
This Thursday, Theresa May raised the stakes of Brexit by offering her own resignation if it passes, Facebook was accused by the United States of race-based housing discrimination, and a federal judge blocked work requirements for Medicaid in two states. Read more every weekday right here.
Theresa May put her head on the block for her Brexit deal. It might not be enough. (NY Times) https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/28/world/europe/theresa-may-brexit.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage
Facebook engages in housing discrimination via its ad practices, U.S. says (NY Times) https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/28/us/politics/facebook-housing-discrimination.html
Federal judge blocks Medicaid work requirements in Kentucky and Arkansas (Washington Post) https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/federal-judge-blocks-medicaid-work-requirements-in-kentucky-and-arkansas/2019/03/27/34dab2c8-50a8-11e9-a3f7-78b7525a8d5f_story.html?utm_term=.4952f3463405
UK watchdog slams Huawei over ‘serious’ cybersecurity vulnerabilities (The Verge) https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/28/18285185/huawei-uk-government-cybersecurity-report-5g-rollout-security-concerns
‘You can’t put it behind you’: School shootings leave long trail of trauma (NY Times) https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/28/us/parkland-shooting-suicides-newtown-mental-health.html?action=click&module=News&pgtype=Homepage
Study: Many in DRC Ebola outbreak don’t believe virus is real (AP) https://apnews.com/3a4260df676f47efb535f6bd5af4ef6f
As U.S. tightens sanctions, Iran’s network of allies feels the pain (NY Times) https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/28/world/middleeast/iran-sanctions-arab-allies.html?action=click&module=News&pgtype=Homepage
After New Zealand attacks, more people registered to move there (NY Times) https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/28/world/asia/new-zealand-attacks-visas.html?action=click&module=News&pgtype=Homepage
Brunei to punish adultery and gay sex with death by stoning (NY Times) https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/28/world/asia/brunei-stoning-death.html?action=click&module=Latest&pgtype=Homepage
Monsanto ordered to pay $80 Million in Roundup cancer case (NY Times) https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/27/us/monstanto-roundup-california-verdict.html?action=click&module=Latest&pgtype=Homepage
At least 7 die in office tower fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh (NY Times) https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/28/world/asia/bangladesh-fire-dhaka.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage§ion=World
Russia says it sent 'specialists' to Venezuela, rebuffs Trump (Reuters) https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics-usa-russia-defence/russian-military-team-arrived-in-caracas-venezuela-military-attache-idUSKCN1R910T
Car bomb outside Somali hotel kills at least 15 (Reuters) https://www.reuters.com/article/us-somalia-security/car-bomb-outside-hotel-kills-at-least-eight-in-somali-capital-idUSKCN1R914B
Italian minister praises storming of migrant ship (AP) https://apnews.com/519554b4ec7c456288cc576e0e64c3a2?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP
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.