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The week in news #135 – 2018NOV19 … 2018NOV25

For this 135th week, another selection of the most relevant world news and articles: Trump and Saudi Arabia, election of new Interpol president, Black Friday is coming, Alitalia to be sold to Italian public railways, etc.

As mentioned before, most contents are curated (in either English or Portuguese) via Feedly, LinkedIn Daily Rundown or Wikipedia’s Current Events.

  • Monday, 2018.Nov.19:
    • Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn arrested over ‘numerous’ misconduct acts [The Irish Times]
    • NASA 2020 robot rover to target Jezero ‘lake’ crater in Mars [BBC]
  • Tuesday, 2018.Nov.20:
    • Trump’s utter denial about Saudi Arabia and its Crown Prince [The New Yorker]
    • Black Friday 2018: 9 in 10 ‘deals’ are cheaper at other times of year [The Independent]
    • The history of the Black Friday, the shopping chaos beofre Christmas [The Independent]
    • Renault’s COO will temporarily run the automaker while it investigates CEO Carlos Ghosn [NBC]
    • Alitalia accepts binding purchase offer from state railway source [EuroNews]
A chaotic Black Friday in Brazil (2017)

A chaotic Black Friday in Brazil (2017)

  • Wednesday, 2018.Nov.21:
    • Utqiagvik, in Alaska, won’t see the sun for another 65 days [CNN]
    • Interpol presidency vote: Kim Jong-yang (South Korea) surprisingly elected [BBC]
    • Trump’s Black Friday Sale: Oil, Guns and Morals [New York Times]
    • Yemen crisis: 85000 children ‘dead from malnutrition’ in the last 3 years [BBC]
    • The story behind Degas’ ‘Little Dancer’ is disturbing [Huffington Post]
    • A Market of the Senses: Sara Cwynar finds truths and untruths in advertising [ARTnews]
    • 10 proven ways to learn better [Entrepreneur]
  • Thursday, 2018.Nov.22:
    • When did fish learn to walk? Antartica may have the answer. [Wired]
    • Americano morto por tribo das Ilhas Andamão [Diário de Notícias]
    • Why is Bitcoin plunging this time? [Wired]
    • The entitled hypocrisy of Ivanka Trump’s personal e-mail sccount [The New Yorker]
    • NASA schedules historic first flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon [C-net]
    • Scientists slam Trump’s clueless climate change tweet: ‘He’s A Clown!’ [Huffington Post]
    • What Ian Gillan learned from joining Black Sabbath for one album [Ultimate Classic Rock]
    • Minimal art in Japanese moonlight [Fubiz]
Chess world title in dispute between holder Magnus Carlsen and challenger Fabiano Caruana (2018.Nov.22)

Chess world title in dispute between holder Magnus Carlsen and challenger Fabiano Caruana (2018.Nov.22)

  • Friday, 2018.Nov.23:
    • MIT engineers fly first-ever plane with no moving parts [MIT News]
    • Scientists just found a previously unknown part of the human brain [C-net]
    • Australia dust storm: Health warning as skies change colour [BBC]
    • Nissan board fires chairman Carlos Ghosn for financial misconduct [The Guardian]
    • Há mais-valias de 200 milhões a caminho da CGD [Jornal de Negócios]
    • Amazon workers protest ‘inhuman’ warehouse working conditions on Black Friday [Business Insider]
    • California’s wildfires could mean a generation of lung problems [FiveThirtyEight]
    • Women’s sexual rights include the right to pleasure [Quartz]
    • Buses and taxis to lead UK self-driving public transport push [The Guardian]
    • Starbucks announces plan to expand across Italy [The Local]
    • The leaning Tower of Pisa is now ‘leaning less’ [BBC]
    • Why the Swiss are having a referendum about cow horns this weekend [The Local]
    • Kiss brought former guitarists Ace Frehley and Bruce Kulick onstage [Ultimate Classic Rock]
    • Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana draw 10th consecutive game [The Guardian]
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