News Round-Up 5/9/14: Putin’s Either A Genius Or Got Himself Into The No-No Zone

Happy Friday to one and all! Get out and enjoy the heat! Or, in my case, prepare for the inevitable byproduct of Eastern European ancestry: sunburn.

 

reuters / protests in venezuela explode
reuters / protests in venezuela explode

Assorted Stand-Outs:

South Asia:

Southeast & East Asia:

Eurasia & Europe:

  • Russian separatists in the Ukraine are defying Putin and Kiev on the topic of a referendum.
  • In deference to its relationship with China, Norway‘s government snubbed a recent visit from the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader in exile of the Tibetan people.
  • It’s looking like community service and lots of it for former Italian leader Berlusconi.
  • UK groups are calling for meat to be labeled with details regarding its slaughter after patrons of a pizza establishment reportedly consumed halal-slaughter meat. (?)

Middle East & North Africa:

Eastern, Central, & Western Africa:

Sub-Saharan & Southern Africa:

  • South Africa‘s president, Jacob Zuma, appears poised for re-election as tallying draws to a close. This will mean a retention of power for the A.N.C., the part of Nelson Mandela.

Americas:

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