1. A series exploring the realities of life in Europe for African migrants – Al Jazeera
2. The number of attempted suicides is five times as high among young Turkish-German women than their ethnic German counterparts – Der Spiegel
3. Dissent in China (on Chinese citizens’ response to the train crash in Wenzhou) – The Economist
4. Pakinstan’s “Buena Vista Social Club” tops charts with an interpretation of Dave Brubeck’s Take Five – The Guardian
5. On the reissue of Heinrich Böll’s novels by Melville House – LA Review of Books
1. Why is Hosni Mubarak clinging to power? Maybe because the life of an exiled dictator isn’t what it used to be – FP
2. Ms Merkel: Eurozone nations would have to agree on retirement age, tax and spending rules – Guardian
3. German companies great and small are making the most of globalisation. Their success owes more to judgment than to luck – The Economist
4. “If Marx were alive today he would be 193 years old. Keynes would be 128. Discussions of what they would think today implicitly assume that they would have retained the intellect of their prime and adjusted their thinking to later events. How can anyone know how they would have done this?” – FT
5. “Explore museums from around the world, discover and view hundreds of artworks at incredible zoom levels, and even create and share your own collection of masterpieces.” – Brought to you by Google
6. The Oscar Curse (or, Why It Stinks to Be a Successful Woman) – Economix
The Economist Endorses Obama
In the concluding paragraph of the stor
So Mr Obama in that respect is a gamble. But the same goes for Mr McCain on at least as many counts, not least the possibility of President Palin. And this cannot be another election where the choice is based merely on fear. In terms of painting a brighter future for America and the world, Mr Obama has produced the more compelling and detailed portrait. He has campaigned with more style, intelligence and discipline than his opponent. Whether he can fulfil his immense potential remains to be seen. But Mr Obama deserves the presidency.
The story is here….