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The week in news #139 – 2018DEC17 … 2018DEC23

For this 139th week, another selection of the most relevant world news and articles: more Brexit turmoil, gravitational-waves signal observed, Mourinho sacked from Man Utd, Belgium wins firld hockey world cup, 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.Dec.17:
    • ISIS withdraws from last urban stronghold in Syria [The Guardian]
    • After 34 years, a top Indian politician is held guilty of massacring Sikhs in Delhi [Quartz]
    • Balangiga bells returned to Philippines by the USA, a century later [Fox News] [Philippines Senate]
    • Miss Universe 2018: Miss Philippines claims crown as first transgender contestant participates [CNN]
    • Studies rescue Gravitational-Wave signal from the noise [Quanta Magazine]
    • ‘The Endless’ is a masterful low-budget sci-fi film [Wired]
  • Tuesday, 2018.Dec.18:
    • Theresa May sets January for Brexit vote [BBC]
    • Conservatism’s monstrous endgame [New York Times]
    • A complete guide to all 17 Trump and Russia investigations [Wired]
    • German union calls strike at Amazon warehouses [Reuters]
    • Nestlé to cut 380 jubs from 4 Germany locations [Business Insider]
    • France to introduce new digital tax in the new year [BBC]
    • Women will earn the same as men… in 202 years [Bloomberg]
    • Prosecco tops Champagne as the best-selling sparkling wine [Fortune]
    • Why you should surround yourself with more books that you can read [Fast Co.]
    • José Mourinho sacked as Manchester Utd manager [BBC]
Imelda Cortez is released (2018.Dec.18)

Imelda Cortez is released (2018.Dec.18)

  • Wednesday, 2018.Dec.19:
    • Italy strikes deal with EU commission over budget [Euronews]
    • Facebook gave Spotify and Netflix access to users’ private messages [The Verge]
    • Prime and Punishment: the $175 bn Amazon marketplace [The Verge]
    • Genoa bridge: Renzo Piano to lead new construction [BBC]
    • Removing sweets from checkouts could help tackle obesity – study [Guardian]
    • Amphibian that buries head in sand named after Donald Trump [BBC]
    • Livre depois de 18 meses de prisão: Imelda Cortez absolvida [Jornal de Notícias]
    • The enduring, incandescent Power of Kate Bush [The New Yorker]
  • Thursday, 2018.Dec.20:
    • Brexit: EU reveals no-deal plans [BBC]
    • Uber loses latest legal bid over driver rights [BBC]
    • Glaxo-Pfizer deal creates biggest drug supplier [Bloomberg]
    • Elon Musk unveils the Boring Company’s car-flinging tunnel [Wired]
    • The Raconteurs Release New Singles “Sunday Driver” and “Now That You’re Gone” [Spin]
    • Geddy Lee Recalls ‘Difficult’ Final Rush Concert [Ultimate Classic Rock]
    • Diminishing the Devil: Steve Vai’s ‘Crossroads’ fours [Guitar World]
    • Belgium Beat Netherlands In Shootout To Win Hockey World Cup [NDTV] [Hindu Sportstar]
Elon Musk's Boring Company car tunnel (2018.Dec.19)

Elon Musk’s Boring Company car tunnel (2018.Dec.19)

  • Sunday, 2018.Dec.23:
    • Tsunami in Indonesia kills at least 222 without warning [CNN]
    • Italy Senate passes revised budget after EU standoff [Channel News Asia]
    • The last Warsaw Ghetto Uprising fighter dies [Deutsche Welle]
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