Daily Archives: February 21, 2014

  • Economix does its take on the Transpacific Partnership and free trade.
  • The Archdiocese of Newark doesn’t have enough money to keep a school open, but it does have funds to build a palatial vacation home.
  • Roy Isacowitz criticises Benjamin Netanyahu’s definition of boycott supporters as anti-semites.
  • Delphine Minoui sees in Egypt a current, real-life version of “Rhinoceros,” the 1959 play by Eugène Ionesco.
  • Soviet cuisine is making a comeback.
  • David Gardner on how efforts to pressure the Assad regime in Syria have backfired.
  • The suspension of Nigeria’s central bank governor, Lamido Sanusi, is likely to cost the country dearly.
  • The trial of Wu Guijun, who was accused of disrupting public order during a labour protest in Guangdong, could mark the end of a period of relative tolerance enjoyed by China’s worker movement.

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Claire Jones

The deal Ukraine’s embattled president Viktor Yanukovitch claimed he had reached this morning with the country’s opposition leaders has now been signed. The political turmoil is taking its toll on investor confidence, with a bond issue cancelled as S&P downgraded the country to CCC.

This live blog will be following developments in the Ukraine as the day progresses. Contributions from Roman Olearchyk and Neil Buckley in Kiev and Peter Spiegel in Brussels. Anchored by Claire Jones and Lindsay Whipp in London.