Sunday, May 25, 2014

News - Daily Summary

The vote in Ukraine is in and Petro Poroshenko, a billionaire and seasoned politician, is now president. The President is promising to side with Europe and end corruption. Lets see if his landslide victory will bring peace to Ukraine. Elections were also held in Venezuela today. Not sure what the outcomes were there. Things were calm between North and South Korea. Tensions are still high between China and everyone else in the South China Sea. The Pope also continues his tour of the Middle East. There were no other new developments across the world besides the usual murder, mayhem, corruption, and tragedies.

In the U.S. more details are forthcoming about the shooting near the campus of UC Santa Barbara (where my niece attends). The killer stabbed three room mates to death and then went on a rampage through a neighborhood next to the campus. 6 were killed (2 were friends with my niece) and several were injured. The killer took his life after confronting law enforcement personnel. The rest of the country is honoring our veterans this weekend. the President made a surprise visit to Afghanistan to say thank you to our troops (not quite as dramatic as when our last president visited Iraq while combat occurred in the vicinity). There were no other developments across the U.S. other than the normal murders, mayhem, corruption, and tragedies.

It was another day in the calm before the storm.

What do you think?