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The week in news #185 – 2020AUG17 … 2020AUG23

For this 185th week, another selection of the most relevant world news and articles: Pizza Hut closes 300 restaurants, USA adds sanctions to Huawei, UAE adds nuclear power to the national grid, etc.

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

  • Monday, 2020.Aug.17:
    • Student paper slams UNC leaders over COVID-19 outbreak [Huffington Post]
    • [2020.Jul.23] A 60-year-old drug is the best hope for people with COVID-19 [FiveThirtyEight]
    • 300 Pizza Hut locations closing after franchisee files for bankruptcy [Fox]
  • Tuesday, 2020.Aug.18:
    • 3 of the best uses for AI in our “new normal” [Entrepreneur]
    • How much microplastic is swirling in the Atlantic? [Wired]
    • USA adds sanctions on China’s Huawei to limit technology access [The Independent]
Pizza Hut is closing 300 restaurants (2020.Aug.18)

Pizza Hut is closing 300 restaurants (2020.Aug.18)

  • Wednesday, 2020.Aug.19:
    • UAE’s nuclear power plant connects to the national grid [CNBC]
    • Belarus unrest: Lukashenko steps up efforts to reassert control [BBC]
    • Philippines earthquake: At least one dead after 6.6 magnitude tremor [The Independent]
    • Angus Young on life in one of the world’s biggest rock bands [Guitar World]
  • Thursday, 2020.Aug.20:
    • Alexei Navalny: Russian opposition leader ‘poisoned’ [BBC]
    • Barack Obama’s message to young Americans [Inc.]
    • Kamala Harris is the first black woman to be a major party’s VP nominee [CNN]
    • Somali pirates release last 3 hostages as armed men attack Panama-flagged ship [Reuters]
    • Tokyo-based collaboration platform BeaTrust lands $2.8m seed round [TechCrunch]
    • Broccoli and Brussels sprouts a cut above for blood vessel health [EurekAlert!]
NBA Draft 2020 prospects

NBA Draft 2020 prospects

  • Friday, 2020.Aug.21:
    • DNC 2020: Biden vows to end Trump’s ‘season of darkness’ [BBC]
    • Will Kamala Harris Act Boldly on Climate Change? [The New Yorker]
    • Iberwind vendida à Ventient Energy por 206 milhões [Jornal de Negócios]
    • Alemanha e França dão passo em falso na recuperação económica [Jornal de Negócios]
    • Trump asks Supreme Court to allow him to block his critics on Twitter [SiliconAngle]
    • NBA Draft 2020 order: Wolves, Warriors, Hornets pick first [Bleacher Report] [NBA]
    • Epic to host a #FreeFortnite tournament with anti-Apple prizes [The Verge]
  • Sunday, 2020.Aug.23:
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