Learning about current events is a great way to connect ourselves to the world around us. It also encourages a curiosity about other people and cultures. Nose around some of these sites for some current events action.
Yes, CNN is becoming somewhat of a target in the media world. But that doesn’t mean you can’t learn something new. Plus, it’s still free. Leans left.
The Chicago Tribune: www.chicagotribune.com
Everything for the Chicagoland area.
European Daily: http://europeandaily.com/
A site dedicated to all things European. And newsworthy.
Investors Business Daily: www.investors.com
Some of the site is only available to subscribers, but there is a wealth of information on the business world here. Leans right.
The Jerusalem Post: www.jpost.com
What’s going on in Israel?
The Korea Times: www.koreatimes.co.kr
Some of the content here is not suitable for children; many of the ads are somewhat questionable, too. But it does provide some English language information about current events in South Korea.
The LA Times: www.latimes.com
West coast action without all the earthquakes and uncontrollable blazes.
Market Watch: www.marketwatch.com
Loads of free content about businesses, money, and finance.
You may notice that a lot of newspapers have stories from Reuters.