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May 11 2021 - 08:18 PM
Daily News From Around the World: 5/11/21

Good evening, here are the latest headlines courtesy of Freedom Forum’s “Today’s Front Pages” exhibit:


Politico, Published in Arlington, VA

GOP Weighs Going Bigger on Infrastructure


Republicans in the Senate have expressed a willingness to find a middle ground between their $568 billion infrastructure bill and President Biden’s over $2 trillion infrastructure investment plan. The Biden administration still holds out hope for a bipartisan bill but in theory can fall back on a party line vote via budget reconciliation.


The Japan Times, Published in Tokyo, Japan

Virus puts spotlight on political fault lines


Political power in modern Japan has always been concentrated in the hands of the central government. But, just as in the US, the coronavirus pandemic has led to many governors of Japan’s various prefectures becoming breakout stars and leading the way in handling the crisis. This has sparked a debate over the utility of a more decentralized form of government in Japan.


Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, whose leadership style has resulted in a more decentralized approach to handling the coronavirus pandemic


The Washington Post, Published in Washington, DC

Uneven fiscal recovery has rising prices, inflation risk


With the coronavirus recovery the US economy has seen a steady rise in consumer prices. Some economists are concerned that, with the Biden administration’s hopes to increase government expenditures through a number of legislative items, inflation may pose a significant issue.


The Guardian, Published in London, UK

Airstrikes as Jerusalem violence escalates


Following a police raid on al-Aqsa mosque that left hundreds injured and a pending court decision over the legality of evicting Palestinians from their homes to make way for Jewish settlers, militants in Gaza launched rocket attacks into Israel to which the Israelis responded with strikes of their own.


Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem


The New York Times, Published in New York, NY

China Is Forcing Birth Control On Muslim Women in Xinjiang


As China works to increase the birth rate in other regions of the country, in Xinjiang - where the government has been committing gross human rights abuses against the native Uiyghers - women are being forced to accept draconian birth control measures such as intrauterine devices designed to prevent pregnancy.


Images

Al-Aqsa Mosque, courtesy of Wikimedia

Suga, courtesy of Wikimedia

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