Early Bird Headlines 15 February 2015
Econintersect: Here are some of the headlines we found to help you start your day. For more headlines see our afternoon feature for GEI members, What We Read Today, which has many more headlines and a number of article discussions to keep you abreast of what we have found interesting.
- The White House Walks Away from Clean Coal (Bloomberg Business)
- Puerto Rico bankruptcy bill to get House hearing: sources (Reuters)
- Profile: Yanis Varoufakis, Greek bailout foe (BBC News)
- The BBC Dismisses a Real Greek Economist as a Sexy “Ideologue” (New Economic Perspectives) Bill Black dismisses the “biased” news report as one from an ignorant ideologue.
- Tsipras pulls strings as Varoufakis performs policy somersaults (Financial Times) Varoufakis received the most votes of any of the 300 Greek parliament winners.
Racial, Ethnic and Religious Stress
- Copenhagen Under Lockdown After Shootings Leave 3 Dead (The New York Times) A second shooting incident early Sunday morniong outside Copenhagen’s main synagogue has killed another man and wounded two more policemen. No one has yet been apprehended.
- Copenhagen shootings: Police kill man ‘who opened fire’ (BBC News) This is a third shooting incident near the location of the first two (cafe and synagogue).
- Hundreds Protest Fatal Police Shooting in Washington (The New York Times)
- Ukraine crisis: President Poroshenko orders ceasefire (BBC News)
- Ukraine Cease-Fire Goes Into Effect, but Rebel Leader in Key Town Repudiates Accord (The New York Times)
- AAP vs BJP: A proxy fight between two Grand Narratives of India (First Post) Hat tip to Sanjeev Kulkarni. The recent upset of PM Modi’s party in the Delhi election derives from two opposing narratives for the nature of Indian society.
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