Early Bird Headlines 27 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.
- Syriza should use the next four months to get Greek banks lending to its own government (New Economics Foundation) More discussion in WWRT later today.
Democratic Republic of Congo
- Congo warlord awaits ICC judgment as assault on Hutu militia begins (The Conversation)
- No justice for Turkish women who kill in self-defense (Al Monitor)
- Can Islam take a joke? Turkey’s satirists speak out (CBC News) Islamic scholar in Istanbul says Qur’an does not forbid depictions of Mohammed.
- Syria’s Civil War Could Stabilize Its Region (The Washington Times) Hat tip to Sig Silber.
- Was Rouhani’s zero-inflation claim misleading? (Al Monitor)
- Islamic State: Iraq minorities ‘threatened with eradication’ (BBC News)
- Iraq’s corruption continues unchecked (Al Monitor)
- Viewpoint: What West must do in Ukraine (BBC News)
- Sanctions, economic woes hammer Russia’s oil heartland (CBC News) Russia’s highly dependent petro-economy is feeling the squeeze.
- Russia To Quit ISS In 2024, Build Space Base In LEO (Aviation Week)
- China Drums Up Pro-Growth Moves as Disinflation Seen Deepening (Bloomberg Business) China is seriously worrying about the possibility of deflation that GEI News has been tracking for 2 1/2 years.
- China: Ecological Civilization Rising (Capital Institute) Hat tip to Roger Erickson.
- BOJ Kuroda says no ceiling set on its balance sheet expansion (The Business Times)
- Japan’s shares hit a new 15-year high (BBC News)
- Evo Morales champions indigenous rights abroad, but in Bolivia it’s a different story (The Conversation) The author claims Morales has aligned with”colonial elites“.
- How NAFTA Could Spoil a Keystone XL Rejection (Common Dreams) TransCanada could harness trade deal’s Investor-State Dispute Settlement, and U.S. taxpayers could foot the bill.
- B.C.-Alaska night border closure will save money, but separate community (CBC News) Towns of Stewart, B.C., and Hyder, Alaska, share emergency services, but will be cut off from each other, as Canada’s Border Services Agency plans to close the border crossing between midnight and 8 a.m. to save money. Econintersect: Money Canada is losing because of Keystone pipeline veto? Payback maybe?
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