News Round-Up 4/9/14: Stabbing In Pennsylvania & Global Election Fever

 

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time / india goes to the polls

Assorted Stand-Outs:

South Asia:

Southeast & East Asia:

Eurasia & Europe:

  • Britain has appointed a man of Pakistani descent as its new culture minister. This is interesting, as Britain is currently being singled out as a nation playing increasingly fast and loose with citizenship – the kingdom has been revoking passport rights in ever-increasing numbers these days:

“In many Western countries, including the United States, citizenship is considered a right that cannot be taken away except in very limited cases, such as serving in another nation’s military or having obtained citizenship fraudulently. Others strip citizenship from people who take another passport. Britain, along with Israel, is one of the few countries that can revoke the citizenship of dual nationals — even if they are native born — if they are suspected or convicted of terrorist offenses or acts of disloyalty.

Britain is seeking to expand the practice to naturalized citizens who have no other nationality and would be rendered stateless. Citizenship, in the words of Home Secretary Theresa May, is a “privilege, not a right.”

  • Far-right nationalists brawled with communists in the Ukrainian parliament yesterday.
  • CFR: Turkey and the Orientalists who love it.
  • The world’s fastest-growing Jewish community is in neither Israel nor Brooklyn — it’s in Berlin, Germany, once at the center of the Holocaust and Nazi reign.
  • FP: Playing chicken in Catalonia with Spain‘s separatists.
  • Greeks are holding a nation-wide anti-austerity strike in advance of German Chancellor Merkel’s visit. Merkel has become synonymous with austerity measures and policy throughout the European Union.

Middle East & North Africa:

Eastern, Central, & Western Africa:

Sub-Saharan & Southern Africa:

  • I care very little about the Pistorius trial, but if you do, here you go, from South Africa.

Americas:

 

Daily Wow: India votes — Images from the globe’s largest election ever held.

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