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.
End your week with Friday’s top news from around the world. In the face of NRA lobbying, House passes revamped Violence Against Women Act, the US revokes the visa of an ICC prosecutor who was investigating possible war crimes in Afghanistan, and Rwanda comes up on the 25th anniversary of its genocide. Read more below.
What the job surge is masking (Axios)
Congress is done with the war in Yemen (Foreign Policy)
NATO turns 70 (Axios)
Algeria makes history. Now what? (Axios)
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)
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