A pizza in a traditional wood fire oven in Naples, ItalyAndrew Medichini / AP

David Cameron Was a Historic and Disastrous Failure
Alex Massie | Foreign Policy
“A year ago, Cameron didn’t even expect he would have to honor his party’s platform promise to hold a referendum on EU membership. But that was before he won a surprising majority in last year’s general election. Suddenly he found himself trapped by his own manifesto promises — promises made to placate the Euroskeptics in his own party and see off the threat posed to his right flank by the virulently anti-European UK Independence Party. A referendum would have to be held.”

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The Prosecutor and the President
James Verini | The New York Times
“Though Kenya is among the most developed places in Africa, for two months, death and torture were meted out with machete, club and knife. People were dismembered, gang-raped, burned alive in homes and churches. Many men were, like Eric, forcibly circumcised. Kenya was brought to the brink of civil war. … In 2010, the International Criminal Court, the Hague-based tribunal created in 1998 to try the worst atrocities on earth—war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide—announced plans to charge six Kenyans for orchestrating the postelection violence. The most important suspect was Uhuru Kenyatta; the son of Kenya’s first president, Jomo Kenyatta, he was considered by many Kikuyu to be their natural leader.”

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The Ghosts of Fukushima
Steve Featherstone | The New Republic
“Hisao Yanai, a one-armed, chain-smoking, retired yakuza boss, stands alone behind the bar at Ippei, the restaurant he owns in the Japanese town of Naraha. There are no customers today. The streets outside the restaurant are deserted. Five years ago, on March 11, 2011, a powerful earthquake and tsunami triggered a triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, located ten miles north of Naraha, forcing the evacuation of roughly 160,000 people. Half of them still cannot go home. Last fall, Naraha became the first town in Fukushima’s mandatory evacuation zone to reopen fully, allowing all 7,400 residents to return. Nothing like it had ever been attempted before. Could a town despoiled by radiation be summoned back to life?”

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Why Women Will Suffer If Britain Leaves the European Union
Linda Yang | Broadly
“No one can accurately forecast what Britain will look like if it leaves the EU, but women may find themselves on the brutal receiving end of Brexit. ‘I think it's highly likely that if the UK leaves the EU it will result in a much more conservative administration being put into place. In that context, they will be hostile to equality law,’ said Christopher McCrudden, a professor of human rights and equality law at Queen’s University Belfast.”

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‘We Are Desperate’: Iraqis Flee Fallujah, Only to Find Another Nightmare
Loveday Morris | Washington Post
“‘I wish a mortar shell had landed on my house in Fallujah and killed me,’ added Ismail Mohammed Hussein, 51. ‘It’s better than living like this.’”

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Italy Senators Call for Pizza-Maker Qualification
BBC via Rai News
“Under the proposals, ‘aspiring pizzaioli’ would have to pass a theoretical and practical exam after undertaking practical training, food science and hygiene modules, and foreign-language study—at least half in English. Those who have been making pizzas for at least 10 years or who manage a team of at least four people would be automatically recognized as ‘master pizzaioli,’ according to La Repubblica.”

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