Thursday, August 28, 2014

Ancient China

"Patience, Grasshopper..."

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BBC World News

  • Greece shuns debt talks with troika
  • Greece's new finance minister snubs his main eurozone counterpart, saying Athens will not negotiate over debts with the EU-IMF troika.
  • Battle rages for key Ukraine town
  • Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels trade heavy tank and artillery fire in and around Debaltseve, a strategic town in eastern Ukraine.
  • Romney won't run in 2016 election
  • Mitt Romney, the Republican beaten by President Obama in the US 2012 election, has decided he will not run for president again.
  • SA apartheid assassin given parole
  • South African apartheid-era death squad commander Eugene de Kock, nicknamed "Prime Evil", gets parole after 20 years for killing activists.
  • Putin ally to build bridge to Crimea
  • A Russian contract for building a $3bn bridge to Crimea goes to a firm controlled by a close friend of Vladimir Putin who is under Western sanctions.
  • Saudis shelve blogger flogging again
  • Saudi Arabia postpones for a second time a further round of flogging against blogger Raif Badawi, whose case caused a global outcry.