NPR Up First reports: The death toll is rising from yesterday’s explosions in Beirut. A longtime incumbent loses in Missouri’s Democratic Primary. And, some U.S COVID-19 relief checks were sent to non-American workers overseas.
The Economist discusses latest news on Hong Kong postponing elections, the potential sale of popular video app Tik Tok to Microsoft, and other world news.
The Economist updates Covid-19 rates spiking around the world, McDonald’s fast food profits plunge and other top international business and economic news.
Monocle’s Markus Hippi is joined by a line-up of guests from Switzerland, London and Tokyo for the weekend’s liveliest discussion.
NPR News Now discusses continued criticism of federal agents in states, Spain’s new lockdown measures and other international news.
A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, Huawei and the tech cold war; (8:55) millions of young minds are going to waste; (16:10) and a new material helps transistors become vanishingly small.