What We Read Today 15 November 2014

November 15th, 2014
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Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary "reading list" which will include very brief summaries (and sometimes longer ones) of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for "reading list" items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number included.

  • Philae comet lander sends more data before losing power (Jonathan Amos, BBC News) Researchers are thrilled with the comprehensive data returned from comet 67P, but they are going to have to be content with that for a while. The initial 64 hours of battery operation have been consumed and the lander has now"gone to sleep" until enough sunlight has reached its solar panels to recharge the spent batteries. The lander ended up in a mostly shaded location so the wait for recharging will take much longer than planned.

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  • Oil prices likely to fall further, says IEA (BBC News) The International Energy Agency (IEA) has announced their assessment of the near-term future for oil prices: They will be lower, at least through the first half of 2015. The discussion 'behind the wall today' is devoted to discussion of the prospects for oil markets in light of the dramatic decline in prices seen this year.
  • U.S. Asylum Seekers May Face Barriers from Border Patrol (Sarah Childress, Frontline) Immigration attorneys' groups have filed complaints that border patrols are not observing the U.S. laws regarding due process for political asylum seekers. Read the comments following the article - Readers do not believe the asylum seekers have any rights under the law.
  • Articles about conflicts and disease around the world


Son of Ebola Doctor to Be Treated in U.S. Praises His Sacrifice (NBC News)

Obama Indemnifies Gov’t Contractors From Damages Arising from Importing Ebola to US (CNSNews.com)


What a Pledge of Allegiance to ISIS Means (Frontline)


Islamic state militants withdraw from area around Iraq refinery (Reuters)

Dempsey Considering Placing U.S. Troops Alongside Iraqi Forces (Frontline)


G20: David Cameron warns Russia of more Ukraine sanctions (BBC News)


Russian aggression against Ukraine a threat to world: Obama (Reuters)

Russia says not involved in recent Ukraine escalation (Reuters)

Putin Said to Plan Early G-20 Exit as Ukraine Casts Shadow (Bloomberg)

Hong Kong

Hong Kong student leaders blocked from taking democracy fight to Beijing (Reuters)

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