I am very interested in this because I really struggle to get my news how and when I want it. The one big question that I have though is the following:
Built in to google news is the assumption that you want local news for a specific country. I can get USA news or Pakistan news or Romania news but I can’t get all or none. I would like to be able to get international news that involve the US as little as possible and show a wide range of national perspectives. I would also like to be able to get local news on a very fine grained level like my city, or my suburb. This seems like something google news is simply not capable of. Is this a weakness that your package might enable me to work around?
For location-specific, you can use the geo_headlines function