The VICE News Capsule is a daily roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: KKK costumes in Carnival, NATO air strike, Russia’s economy and North Korea’s elections.
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Dominican Republic Approves KKK Costumes in Carnival
The Dominican Republic’s Minister of Culture is defending its decision to allow a group to wear Klu Klux Klan costumes in the annual Carnival parade.
NATO Air Strike Kills Five Afghan Soldiers
A botched NATO airstrike killed five Afghan soldiers and is now threatening to worsen already tense relations between Kabul and the US-led coalition.
Crimea Standoff Might Wreck Russian Economy
The showdown in Crimea has sent Russia’s economy into a spiral. Russia’s stock market fell by almost 11 percent Monday.
North Korea Holds Elections
It’s been about five years since North Korea held its last sham election, so this weekend the country will go through the motions and unanimously re-elect supreme leader Kim Jong Un and his party-mates.
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