News Round-Up 5/14/14: Apparently Everyone Is Antisemitic

It’s a slow news day and unfortunately the blog will be unattended tomorrow and Friday. I’ll be at New America’s annual conference. Tune in via our live feed, and enjoy! Regular blogging will resume next Monday.

reuters / UN-Arab League Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi speaks to the media after Security Council consultations at the United Nations headquarters in New York
reuters / UN-Arab League Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi speaks to the media after Security Council consultations at the United Nations headquarters in New York

Assorted Stand-Outs:

South Asia:

Southeast & East Asia:

Eurasia & Europe:

  • Under the guidance of European diplomats, talks have opened in Kiev with the Ukraine…but sans pro-Russian separatists.
  • 245 people have died in a Turkish coal mining disaster. Hundreds remain trapped and PM Erdogan has come under severe criticism for his government’s response.
  • Turkey’s Jewish community longs for the past.
  • The ICC is set to investigate claims that British forces abused Iraqi detainees.
  • Swedish Oscar-winning director Malik Bendjelloul has died at the age of 36. He is believed to have committed suicide. The former reporter had been suffering from depression, according to friends and family.
  • Vox: Russia just evicted NASA from the space station.

Middle East & North Africa:

Eastern, Central, & Western Africa:

Americas:

Oceania:

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