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Reuters (January 14)

2021/ 01/ 16 by jd in Global News

“Firms from JPMorgan to AT&T are rethinking political donations after last week’s Capitol violence…. The storming of the seat of U.S. government has spurred a sea change in corporate America. AT&T, the biggest company spender in the last election cycle… is suspending political donations to Republican lawmakers who objected without evidence to the November presidential election, in which Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump. Others, like JPMorgan, paused their giving altogether to reassess their strategy.”


Wall Street Journal (January 1)

2021/ 01/ 02 by jd in Global News

“The crackdown continues in Hong Kong, and this week the Chinese government made an example of the territory’s most prominent political prisoners.” Beijing has now adopted “Soviet or North Korean behavior, and we hope that Joe Biden and his officials will speak plainly against it.”


The Scotsman (November 8)

2020/ 11/ 09 by jd in Global News

“It is clear that the four-nations approach that the UK government pursed at the start of the pandemic has been replaced with something far less constructive. If Mr Johnson baulks at the suggestion that he is starting to look more like a Prime Minister of England than the UK, then he should really stop acting like one.”


The Guardian (November 1)

2020/ 11/ 03 by jd in Global News

“Here we are again. Once more, England will enter lockdown on Thursday…. Once more, the government has been far too slow to act….. What is truly depressing for many people is not lockdown in itself, but the growing conviction that this government has no exit plan, and no ability to execute one even if they stumble across it.”


The Financial Times (October 19)

2020/ 10/ 19 by jd in Global News

As the second wave of COVID-19 strikes, “Europe’s economy is sliding towards a double-dip recession, with economists warning that rising coronavirus infections and fresh government restrictions on people’s movement are likely to cut short the region’s recent recovery.”


New York Times (September 28)

2020/ 09/ 30 by jd in Global News

“Strict enforcement should start with the president, to show that no American is above the law.” In 2010, Donald Trump “claimed a tax refund of $72.9 million,” which sparked an ongoing investigation. “The government must move urgently to resolve this question…. Americans deserve to know that the president has paid his taxes, too.”


Time (September 22)

2020/ 09/ 24 by jd in Global News

“England’s COVID-19 reopening went terribly wrong.” Britain hit 4,422 new cases on September 19, “the most in a single day since late May, when the country was still under national lockdown. The vast majority of those new cases (3,638) were in England…. On Monday, the government’s scientific advisors warned on television that, at current rates, the U.K. could be recording as many as 50,000 new cases per day by mid-October.”


Seeking Alpha (September 21)

2020/ 09/ 23 by jd in Global News

“More and more countries/regions have succumbed to Japanification” with “the process of rapid debt accumulation, followed by monetary easing, which shields the government from the normal consequences of overspending.” And now, “the United States is following lockstep down the economic trail blazed by Japan.”


WARC (July 30)

2020/ 07/ 31 by jd in Global News

“With India’s government reported to be considering a ban on more Chinese apps, advertisers are having to re-evaluate their media strategies… Brands that have successfully leveraged TikTok in India… will need to figure out if their TikTok audiences can be replicated on platforms like Instagram Reels, Roposo or Chingari.”


BBC (July 25)

2020/ 07/ 27 by jd in Global News

“Barely a month after Spain ended its state of emergency, cities including Barcelona, Zaragoza and the capital Madrid have seen a surge in new infections, prompting the government to warn that a second wave could be imminent.” The UK has imposed a 14-day quarantine period for travelers from Spain.


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