Government let slip chance to retrieve £364m from Carillion Guardian (KW).
YouTube’s Crackdown Goes Beyond Alex Jones Rolling Stone
The New Arms Race in AI WSJ (DL).
Syria Sitrep – Afrin, Idlib and East-Ghouta Moon of Alabama
The Truth About the Russian Deaths in Syria Der Spiegel. “Hundreds of Russian soldiers are alleged to have died in U.S. airstrikes at the beginning of February. Reporting by DER SPIEGEL shows that events were likely very different.” I’m shocked.
Macron going for broke Le Monde Diplomatique. “Move fast and break things.”
Post-Brexit, no need for a financial freeze Handelsblatt
UPDATE Handy map of Italian election results:
— Frederik Ducrozet (@fwred) March 5, 2018
Analysis: What can we expect after the Italian election, and how did we get here? The Local. Interesting.
Italy Is the Future Jacobin
How Russian networks worked to boost the far right in Italy El Pais. That was fast.
All-out war on the Spanish right Politico
Oppositions New Left Review. From 2016, still germane.
India’s excluded stay poor Le Monde Diplomatique
China’s loans and the debt dilemma Lowy Institute
Hong Kong risks becoming epicentre of the next global crisis as property boom spirals out of control Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Daily Telegraph. Big if true.
New Cold War
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Special counsel wants documents on Trump, numerous campaign associates NBC. Note the correction at bottom.
10 years after financial crisis, Senate prepares to roll back banking rules WaPo. “The Senate is preparing to scale back the sweeping banking regulations passed after the 2008 financial crisis, with more than a dozen Democrats ready to give Republicans the votes they need.” Wait, what? Democrats?!
Five Senators Want To Know Why The FBI Hasn’t Restored Missing Crime Data FiveThirtyEight (DK).
No exemptions: Trump rules out steel and aluminium tariff concessions Sidney Morning Herald
WTO complaint possible if US imposes heavy tariffs on Hong Kong aluminium imports South China Morning Post
Centers that do surgery outside the hospital are becoming more popular and taking on riskier cases — and it’s having a deadly side effect Business Insider. Next: Order your personalized brain surgery kit from Amazon!
The Northwest Washington lifestyle trap: $500,000 in income and still can’t save WaPo. “Why don’t they just move?”
Wastewater injection limit set due to earthquake worries, but Oklahoma could get shakier if oil prices soar again Tulsa World. Resource curse?
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West Virginia teachers’ strike: Why it’s happening and why it’s historic Fast Company (of all places).
No meeting time set for pay raise conference committee Beckley Register-Herald. Note that most of the headlines tell the pay raise story, and erase the health care story.
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United is cutting bonuses and asking employees to enter a lottery for $100,000 Quartz. “Employees of United Airlines used to get quarterly bonuses if they hit certain performance targets. Now, they’ll all be entered into a lottery, out of which one—and only one—lucky person will win $100,000.”
Judge rules Seattle homeless man’s truck is a home Seattle Times. News you can use!
The Logic of Power n+1. On Evo Morales.
There’s a Type of Black Hole That Erases Your Past And Messes With Your Future Science Alert (KW). Original. Make up your own jokes!
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See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.