Egyptian President - Spying EU - Gezi Park - Portuguese Government - Iraq Violence - Russian Space - CJR
Today's NEWZ of the World comes to you on the first morning of a new government in Egypt as Morsi is removed by the military. While in Europe the big news has been Snowden's flight plans and the NSA's EU spying practices. In Turkey a court has ruled to stop the development plans for Gezi park. Over in Iraq there has been a wave of violent attacks this week, some of the worst in recent history. And finally, in space news, the Russian Proton-M rocket crashed during takeoff calling into question the future of the Russian space program. This week's NEWZ Source is the Columbia Journalism Review.
- The Rise and Fall of the Egyptian President
- US-EU Trade Deal At Risk Following Spying Allegations
- Bolivian Officials Accuse France, Italy, Spain and Portugal of Blocking President’s Plane
- Turkish Court Stops Gezi Park Project
- Portuguese Ministers Resign, PM Vows to Carry on
- Wave of Attacks Continues in Iraq
- Russian Proton-M Rocket Fails to Launch and Crashes Into Spaceport
- NEWZ Source: Columbia Journalism Review
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As a European, it is really bizarre to see a “putsch” on the democratically elected president by the military that’s being celebrated by millions of people. Strange world we live in…
Tilo Jung on “Young & Naive” had an interesting talk with Sultan Al-Qassemi, yesterday, which helped me understand the situation in Egypt better.
As another European, I don’t. There is a lot more to democracy than one election. For example one could argue you don’t have a democracy if it cannot reproduce itself. Taking a pragmatic approach to democracy theory a nation’s military can be a safeguard against internal threats to its democratic nature, albeit a less than ideal and risky one.
The whole thing reminds me of the Turkish military coups. Though I don’t know enough about both Turkish history and Egypt to decide whether that’s a good comparison.
Thanks for the news about the Russian Proton-M, I think I would have missed it, otherwise.
Just FYI: GLONASS is fully productive since 2011 with 100% global coverage. So they could switch off the GPS tomorrow and if you had a moden smartphone you would still have global navigation (worse quality than using both system parallel though which new phones do).
Nice detail about the rocket explosion
“Parts installed “upside down” caused Russian rocket to explode last week”