Around the World in 80 Words: 3/24/11

NATO is going to enforce the Libya no-fly zone.  I’m not sure how this is going to work, since some in NATO are against the “Kinetic Military Action” in Libya. Yes, that’s the new euphemism for the military blowing stuff up.

Unrest in Yemen continues. In fact, it appears that more people have been killed in Yemen than in Libya, but don’t tell Obama that or he’ll go to war with Yemen too.  Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has agreed to leave office.

Portugal, a country so small and insignificant that it should be part of Spain, is now teetering on the brink of disaster. The Prime Minister and the rest of his government have resigned after proposed austerity measures failed to pass. The country might need a bailout from the EU, which would put further strain on the already tenuous European unity following EU help for Greece and Ireland.

By the way, I’ve given up on doing this in less than 80 words.



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