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Israel deploys ground troops to Gaza border as conflict escalates
The World May 14, 2021
Top of The World: Israeli military officials said ground forces have bombarded Gaza with artillery — but have not entered the territory. And, IT systems for the Irish Health Service have been shut down because of a “significant ransomware attack." Also, Colombia’s human rights ombudsman said Tuesday that 168 people have been reported missing
Cybersecurity
Irish health system says it's targeted in ransomware attack
Associated Press May 14, 2021
Ireland's health service shut down its IT systems on Friday after being targeted in what it called a "significant ransomware attack."
The Big Fix
Amsterdam bans fossil fuel ads from its metro
The World May 13, 2021
Advocates hope the ban on ads glorifying cheap flights and gas-guzzling cars will pave the way for larger, more comprehensive ad bans across the Netherlands and beyond.  
Critical State
Rebels with a business cause: Part I
Inkstick Media May 11, 2021
Critical State, our foreign policy newsletter, takes a deep dive into new research on how rebels negotiate the international business world, with a focus on Democratic Republic of Congo.
Food
Brazil’s small farmers tackle food insecurity, hunger amid the pandemic 
The World May 10, 2021
In Brazil, hunger, poverty and unemployment have spiked alongside COVID-19. But the Landless Workers' Movement, a massive organization of small farmers, is doing its best to help tackle the problem.
COVID-19
Pressure rises for India lockdown; surge breaks record again
Associated Press May 07, 2021
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced growing pressure Friday to impose a strict nationwide lockdown, despite the economic pain it will exact, as a startling surge in coronavirus cases that has pummeled the country's health system shows no signs of abating.
The Big Fix
Latin American and Caribbean countries use volcanic landscapes to tap geothermal energy
The World May 07, 2021
Global capacity for geothermal energy has nearly doubled over the past two decades.
Brexit
Is Brexit destabilizing Northern Ireland?
The World May 07, 2021
Last month's violence in Northern Ireland was blamed on anger over Brexit but, upon closer inspection, the issues run much deeper.
COVID-19
A patent waiver 'strikes the right balance' between commercial interests and public health, says South Africa WTO rep
The World May 06, 2021
Mustaqeem De Gama, South Africa's representative to the World Trade Organization, tells The World's Marco Werman about the global effort to relax intellectual property restrictions during the pandemic.
Education
France’s top elite school closes in quest for diversity
The World May 06, 2021
In April, French President Emmanuel Macron ordered the closure of L’Ecole Nationale d’Administration, with plans to “to build something better.” But will its replacement be more of the same by a different name?
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