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Protests erupt over China's COVID lockdowns. Germany scores crucial draw against Spain. Will the GOP reverse course on Trump? These stories and more.

Your must-reads on important topics

  1. Protests erupted across China as frustrated citizens opposed the country's stringent zero-COVID policy. It is an unprecedented wave of civil disobedience, the Washington Post reports.

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    The Washington PostThe Washington Post

    Rare protests against China's 'zero covid' policy erupt across country

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    News5 min read
  2. Many expected Spain to ease to the finish line, but then German coach Hansi Flick played his masterstroke. An author analyzes the game for Reuters.

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    ReutersReuters

    Germans go back to basics to get back on track at World Cup

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    Sports2 min read
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  4. After Republicans underperformed in the midterms, a broader reckoning is happening within the party. But will it lead to a course change on Trump? Politico delivers an insightful analysis.

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    Politico

    The GOP's great Trump reckoning begins at the state party level

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    Politics6 min read
  5. Volodymyr Zelensky’s vow to “return all lands” chimes with the Ukrainian public, but not necessarily with Western backers who fear an operation to retake Crimea would drive Russia into escalation.

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    The EconomistThe Economist

    A Ukrainian attempt to retake Crimea would be bloody and difficult

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    News4 min read
  6. Economists expect the historically high inflation rates to begin to fall next year as pressures on global supply chains are easing. The Financial Times reports.

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    Financial TimesFinancial Times

    Global inflation likely to have peaked, key data indicators suggest

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    Economy3 min read
  7. Across the globe, governments are investing in large offshore wind farms to meet climate-change goals. The NYT reports how European oil and gas workers find employment in the wind energy business.

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    The New York TimesThe New York Times

    Giant wind farms arise off Scotland, easing the pain of oil's decline

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    Climate6 min read

More reads for different interests

  1. For the first time ever, in the U.S. renewables produced more energy than coal this year. Euronews explains how energy generation is changing and the impact it's having on the country's climate goals.

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    Euronews

    Renewable energy set to overtake coal in the US for the first time

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    Climate1 min read
  2. As protests against China's zero-tolerance Covid policy rage on, it appears that the nation's state-owned media is editing maskless World Cup fans out of their coverage. Fortune has the story.

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    Fortune

    China’s state-owned television is editing maskless fans out of its World Cup coverage

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    Sports3 min read
  3. Russia's attacks on Ukraine's power grid have left millions of people without electricity as winter approaches, El Pais reports. Many city dwellers are likely to flee to rural areas - or abroad.

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    El Pais

    War in Ukraine: The battle to survive sub-zero temperatures

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    World Affairs9 min read
  4. Cristina Scocchia is aware that her experience as a woman running a top company is unusual in tradition-bound Italy, Bloomberg reports. But she hopes her story will encourage others to follow suit.

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    BloombergBloomberg

    Illycaffe CEO wants to inspire Italian women to lead companies

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    Business4 min read
  5. The prominent role played by young women in the protests in China reflects wider societal changes, Bloomberg reports. They also have a specific reason to be angry about the Covid restrictions.

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    BloombergBloomberg

    Young women at front line of China’s sweeping Covid protests

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    Politics2 min read
  6. This year's World Cup has revealed a growing divide between the Global South and the West, according to this analysis from The Independent.

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    IndependentIndependent

    This is the side of the World Cup that Qatar would prefer you ignore

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    Sports7 min read
  7. "Gaslighting" is a form of psychological manipulation that create a sense of self-doubt or confusion in a victim's mind. Euronews looks at why the word has gained popularity recently.

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    Euronews

    Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year is ‘gaslighting’

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    Culture1 min read
  8. It has been rumored that Apple may remove Twitter from the App Store. Elon Musk has said would consider making a smartphone if this ever happened. Mashable has the story.

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    Mashable

    Elon Musk says he'll make his own smartphone if Apple bans Twitter

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    Tech2 min read
  9. BBC Worklife explores why hybrid and remote lifestyles are causing management to suffer as they remain ‘stuck in the middle.’

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    BBC Worklife

    How flexibility made managers miserable

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    Lifestyle6 min read
  10. Working on our self-awareness can improve many aspects of our lives—and that includes our relationships. The Washington Post provides some relationship advice.

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    The Washington PostThe Washington Post

    Self-awareness can improve relationships. Here are tips to build it.

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    Personal Growth4 min read
  11. The cost of energy crisis is forcing many people to keep their heating off during these colder months. In this fascinating BBC article, we discover the impact that a cold room can have on our bodies.

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    BBC

    Staying warm: What does an unheated room do to your body?

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    Health5 min read
  12. NATO allies agree that China is a “challenge,” but on little else. Politico analyzes the discord over China and what it means for the alliance.

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    Politico

    NATO’s looming fault line: China

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    Politics5 min read
  13. A series of landslides on Ischia were triggered by the heaviest rains the island had seen in 20 years, DW reports. Many streets became impassable, making it harder for rescuers to find survivors.

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    DW

    At least 7 dead after Ischia landslide

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    News2 min read
  14. Qatar is one of the biggest investors in London through its sovereign wealth fund. So news that the country is reviewing its investment in the city is likely to ring alarm bells. Sky has the story.

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    Sky News

    Qatar reviewing London investments after its adverts banned on capital's transport network

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    Finance4 min read
  15. Politico reports on the rioting that broke out as fans of Morocco celebrated their soccer team's surprise victory over Belgium. There were also disturbances in Antwerp and Liège, according to AP.

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    Politico

    Rioting in Brussels after Belgium loses World Cup match to Morocco

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    News2 min read
  16. Reuters provides an insightful analysis of what is happening at the Fashion House and what the business must do now to survive.

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    ReutersReuters

    Out of fashion: Gucci faces daunting task to replace top designer

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    Culture3 min read
  17. Almost half a century after the Apollo missions, NASA is sending astronauts back to the moon - Mashable explains why it took so long and why it "still remains a hugely ambitious feat."

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    Mashable

    Why landing a NASA spaceship on the moon is still so challenging

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    Science4 min read
  18. The Washington Post explores the $6 billion engineering project designed to protect Venice from mass flooding and analyzes just how helpful it will be as sea levels continue to rise.

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    The Washington PostThe Washington Post

    An engineering marvel just saved Venice from a flood. What about when seas rise?

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    Climate8 min read
  19. Amazon has joined other major tech companies in cutting staff in recent weeks - Mashable reports on a confidential internal document that suggests some of those jobs might have been lost to AI.

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    Mashable

    Amazon recruiters were laid off. AI tech might fill their roles.

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    Tech2 min read
  20. Pema Chödrön, a great figure of Buddhism, stated “difficult people are the greatest teachers.” El Pais explores helpful ways to effectively handle and benefit from complex personalities.

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    El Pais

    Five keys to dealing with difficult people

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    Personal Growth4 min read
  21. A glimmer of hope for Europe's retailers. Black Friday sales appear to provided some relief, though the mood remains gloomy, Reuters reports. The cost of living crisis remains the biggest challenge.

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    ReutersReuters

    European retailers downbeat despite Black Friday boost

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    Economy2 min read

On a lighter note

  1. In this article, we hear about how artificial intelligence could potentially unlock new ways of thinking about creativity. BBC Future explains why.

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    BBC Future

    The weird and wonderful art created when AI and humans unite

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    Science10 min read
  2. The Washington Post reports on the bizarre lawsuit in which the plaintiff claims she might not have bothered buying mac and cheese “had she known the truth.” The lawsuit could cost Kraft millions.

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    The Washington PostThe Washington Post

    Her mac and cheese took more than 3.5 minutes to make. She's suing.

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    News3 min read
  3. They are not even ten years old, yet they have millions of followers on YouTube, branded toys, and licensing deals. The Wall Street Journal looks at the lives of a new generation of influencers.

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    The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal

    These children are making millions on YouTube

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    Culture7 min read

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