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- Deepening Ukraine crisis spurs U.N. to set emergency meeting (Nick Paton Walsh, Tim Lister and Steve Almasy, CNN) Hat tip to Alun Hill. The Ukraine government is asking for help to control “terrorists” from Russia.
- US and Russia trade blows at the UN in clash over Ukraine (Geoff Dyer, Roman Olearchyk and Andrew Jack, Financial Times) Russia called an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council Sunday evening (13 April 2014) claiming that “aggressive” actions by Ukrainian forces were jeopardizing four-way talks scheduled for this week. Russia said that Ukaine’s orders for their military to regain control of government buildings in the country was “a criminal order”. Samantha Powers, U.S. ambassador to the UN, said that the instability was “written and choreographed in and by Russia“.
- More Than Half of Ukrainians Want to Join EU, Poll Shows (The Moscow Times) A poll taken last month found that more than 50% of Ukrainians favorered alignment with the European Union while 31% chose Russia. When counting only those who said they would actually vote in such a referendum the results were 62% EU and 38% Russia.
- 10 Rights You Should Have as a Taxpayer (Dan Ritter, Wall St. Cheat Sheet) The “Taxpayer Bill of Rights” is over 150 pages long. Here is the list more the way the amendments to the constitution would have represented them.
- India’s Industrial Output Fell in February (Anant Vijay and Mukesh Jagota, The Wall Street Journal) Manufacturing output fell by 3.7% in Febrauary from the January level and was 1.9% down year-over-year. Economists had expected a gain. India still appears mired in an economic slowdown.
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