Early Headlines: Conflicting Reports on Freddie Gray, Euro Bonds Sell Off, Prison for Malala Attackers, Nepal News and More

April 30th, 2015
in News, econ_news, syndication

Early Bird Headlines 30 April 2015

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Note: Early Bird was delayed several hours today due to ISP outage.

U.S.

Someone leaked a police document to the Washington Post claiming he was trying to hurt himself inside a police van-minutes after he asked for medical assistance. Before the second prisoner was even in the police van, Freddie Gray asked the police for medical assistance. So you have to wonder why on earth a man who had just asked for help would then try to hurt himself-as the second prisoner supposedly concluded after he was picked up at the next stop a few minutes later.

EU

  • Recovery hopes drive Europe bond sell-off (Financial Times) A sell-off in European government bonds drove borrowing costs sharply higher on Wednesday, raising fears that the impact that eurozone quantitative easing has had in driving down yields could soon be thrown into reverse. Many bonds that were trading with negative yield are now back on the plus side.

Syria

  • Islamist fighters seize southern Syria crossing: monitor (Reuters) The hardline Ahrar al-Sham group in Syria and other insurgents seized a crossing in the southwest frontier area near Israel on Thursday from a small group of rival Islamist fighters, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said. If confirmed, the capture would represent a further advance for Ahrar al-Sham, one of the main jihadist groups in Syria alongside Islamic State and al Qaeda's Syria wing Nusra Front.

Iran

Iraq

Pakistan

  • Pakistani court jails 10 for role in Malala attack (Al Jazeera) Sentences are for 25 years to life. Al Jazeera calls the men "Taliban fighters". They say: "The fighters targeted her because she advocated for education for women." This is one of the first inaccurate characterizations we have seen from Al Jazeera. Econintersect believes the appropriate characterization for men who carry out an attempted lethal attack on a 15-year-old girl walking home from school is terrorists.

Nepal

  • Nepal earthquake: Relief starts reaching remote villages (BBC News) Aid has begun to reach remote regions near the epicentre of Saturday's devastating earthquake in Nepal. Fears are rising about epidemics that may spread because of the many dead bodies still not recovered and buried.


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