Reports emerged Monday, citing an interview given to BBC Arabic by the Somali ambassador to Egypt, claiming that as many as 400 refugees drowned after their boats capsized between Egypt and Italy. The Greek Coast Guard and the Italian and Maltese rescue coordination centers denied any knowledge of such an incident.
Thomas Piketty, the French economist and author of Capital in the 21st Century (reviewed here by A Dog), has given an searing interview about the European debt crisis to the German newspaper Die Zeit. (Hamilton Nolan has written it up here.) Unfortunately, the only English translation, an unofficial one posted to Medium by Gavin Schalliol, has since been taken down.