News Round-Up 5/29/14: Piketty, New Isolationism, & Inequality

Announcing some upcoming adjustments to the blog: Due to a change in your blogger’s professional life + daily routine, this blog may move to the weekends as opposed to weekdays, with the exception of breaking news updates. Though this is certainly not ideal, it may be necessary. Test-run will come next week and we will see how things shake out!

Spellers Charles Sirui Li (left) of Martinez, Georgia and Sumedh Garimella of Duluth, Georgia, watch as they wait for their turns during round two of the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee competition National Harbor, Maryland. More than 250 spellers from the U.S. and seven other countries gathered to compete for the top honor in the annual spelling contest. | Getty Images
Spellers Charles Sirui Li (left) of Martinez, Georgia and Sumedh Garimella of Duluth, Georgia, watch as they wait for their turns during round two of the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee competition National Harbor, Maryland. More than 250 spellers from the U.S. and seven other countries gathered to compete for the top honor in the annual spelling contest. | Getty Images

Assorted Stand-Outs:

South Asia:

Southeast & East Asia:

Europe & Eurasia:

  • Pro-Russian separatists have shot down a Ukrainian helicopter, killing at least 12 soldiers.
  • Russia is seeking to improve its economic relations with Morocco, its less-than-nearby North African neighbor.
  • Al Monitor: Mediterranean gas is not yet the answer to Turkey‘s ties with Israel and Cyprus.

Middle East & North Africa:

Sub-Saharan Africa:

  • The latest news out of Nigeria features conflicting reports from the country’s officials about talks with Boko Haram.
  • Style in Goma, located in the Congo.

Americas:

Oceania:

  • We are never ever finding that missing Malaysian plane and Australia is putting off more expansive searching until August.

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