Early Headlines: Russian Economy Healing?, Egyptians Want to Go to Liberland, Iran Water Crisis, No More Nepal Survivors and More
Early Bird Headlines 02 May 2015
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- State's Attorney details roles of each of 6 charged officers (Associated Press, MSN News)
- Mosby's message to Baltimore: Your lives matter (CNN) Mosby came out swinging for justice: "People of Baltimore and demonstrators across America, I heard your calls for justice." And then she sent a loud message to the nation: "My administration is committed to creating a fair and equitable justice system for all ... no matter what your occupation, your age, your race, your color or your creed."
- Cleared once before, ex-Goldman Sachs programmer convicted anew of stealing valuable code (U.S. News & World Report) Bizarre is too mild a word for this case. Some experts have said that Goldman Sach's objective is not to punish him for a questionable "theft" but to keep a genius from working for anyone but them.
- Companies Are Pitching in More for Retirement (Bloomberg)
- Greek Default for Dummies: Questions on Creditors Answered (Bloomberg) Greece has to come up with about €4 billion ($4.5 billion) by the end of May for debt payments. Then there’s the €1.5 billion monthly tab for salaries and pensions. Wihtout more money from the outside there is not enough money to cover.
- Self-proclaimed Liberland attracts Egyptian youth (Al Monitor) A young Czech named Vik Jedlicka invited global citizens on April 13 to become citizens of a new state called Liberland, which he founded on an area of 7 square kilometers (2.7 square miles) situated between Croatia and Serbia on the banks of the Danube River. Liberland exists only on the Internet, and no state or international organization has so far recognized it. So far 50,000 immigration applications have been submitted, 40% of them from Egypt.
- Rouhani: Police should not enforce Islam (Al Monitor) Conservative clerics and media have criticized Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for saying that police should focus on enforcing the law rather than Islam.
- Iran official warns water crisis could lead to mass migration (Al Monitor) Issa Kalantari, a former minister of agriculture, warned that by continuing to exploit 97% of Iran's surface water, "Approximately 50 million people, 70% of Iranians, will have no choice but to leave the country."
- Putin Says Russian Economy Healing - Is He Right? (Investopedia) Well, healing is not quite accurate. Not bleeding as profusely would be a better characterization.
- Nepal quake: 'No chance' to find more survivors, as death toll rises (BBC News) Nepal's authorities have ruled out finding more survivors of last week's earthquake under the rubble, as the death toll rises to 6,621. Away from the rubble of the cities the fate of many thousands in remote areas remains unknown.
- Sentinel satellite reveals Nepal quake movement (BBC News) Lateral displacement from the quake has been measured from space. The maximum distance is 1 meter.
- Report of an Inquiry Into a Former President Rattles Brazil (The New York Times) Brazilian federal prosecutors had opened an influence-peddling inquiry into the business activities of former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
- Violence erupts in Mexico as military launches attack on cartel (Al Jazeera) At least seven killed as military forces wage an increasingly bloody battle with the Jalisco New Generation Cartel.
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