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- French President Francois Hollande Dissolves Government After Cabinet Feud (Lori Hinnant and Sylvie Corbet, Huffington Post) Those opposed to austerity have been purged.
- Poll: 71% find Alex Salmond victorious in second Scottish independence debate (Tom Clark, The Guardian) The spokesman for Scottish independence won the second debate by an overwhelming 71% yo 29% margin according to poll results. This reversed a 56% to 44% victory for Alistair Darling supporting maintaining Great Britain unity three weeks ago. See also Scotland Decides ’14: Salmond strikes back in TV debate, but will it be a game changer? (John H. McKendrick and Trevor Salmon, The Conversation).
- Recent articles about Ferguson:
In Ferguson, Court Fines And Fees Fuel Anger (Joseph Shapiro, NPR)
Ferguson does carry echoes of the 60s – but they’re coming from the right (Mark Walmsey, The Conversation)
- Articles about wars elsewhere in the world:
The Middle East Crack-Up (Shlomo Avineri, Project Syndicate) A discussion of how multi-ethnic nation-states are giving way to sectarian regional geo-political units, of which the Islamic Caliphate pursued by ISIS is one pretender.
Arab Nations Strike in Libya, Surprising U.S. (David D. Kirkpatrick and Eric Schmidt, The New York Times) Hat tip to Rob Carter.
Kurds make gains against Islamic State in northern Iraq (John Muir, BBC News) Video
Iraq crisis: Islamic State savagery exposes limits to Kurdish authority (Martin Chulov and Fazel Hawramy, The Guardian)
UN accuses Isil jihadists of ‘ethnic cleansing’ (Ruth Sherlock, The Telegraph)
Syria warns against U.S. strikes on Islamic State on its soil (Liz Sly, The Washington Post)
As Peace Talks Approach, Rebels Humiliate Prisoners in Ukraine (Andrew E. Kramer and Andrew Roth, The New York Times)
Ukraine fights ‘tank column from Russia’ at border (Roland Oliphant, The Telegraph)
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