The Spectrum skim
Hello and welcome back from your food comas. Many an interesting thing has happened in the world while you were passed out, a summary of which follows:
Protests have been erupting in Ukraine since last week after President Viktor Yanukovich, not wanting to harm potential trade agreements with Russia, failed to sign a deal to have prompted closer interactions with the EU.
On Sunday, a Metro North train traveling through the Bronx derailed, killing four people and injured over 60 people, 11 of them critically.
The U.N has officially named Syrian president Bashar al-Assad as someone who has authorized war crimes in his country.
British diver Tom Daley has publicly revealed that he is dating a man, though he still “fancies girls.” Responses have been generally supportive.
Amazon is on its way to developing a package-delivery system that uses drones.
Fast and Furious Actor Paul Walker died in a car crash, in which drag racing may have played a role.
Scotland is in a state of mourning after at least eight people died in a helicopter crashing into a pub.
A 28-year-old Chinese man who was kidnapped when he was five manages to reunite with his family.
And yesterday was world AIDS day.
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