Daily International News 05.11.10

May 11, 2010

Daily International News
May 11, 2010

Northeast Asia
Hatoyama to revisit Okinawa around May 23 over U.S. base issue
North Korea World Cup viewing in doubt
Two N. Korean defectors to run in local elections

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Myanmar’s Suu Kyi appeals sentence again
Son of Corazon Aquino leading in Philippine presidential election
Protests to stay til Thai leaders report to police

Central/South Asia
Missile barrage kills 14 in Pakistan tribal area
Pakistan invites India for meeting on peace talks

Middle East (some N. Africa)
Iran sentences Newsweek journalist in absentia
Russian, Syrian presidents hold talks in Damascus
Disregarding peace talks, Israel announces more settlement construction
Israel sees no discord with U.S. on nuclear issue
Ash affects flights in Morocco, Turkey, Spain

EU: Somali pirates free cargo vessel after ransom
Libya, EU see first partnership pact this year

UK’s Nick Clegg faces agonizing coalition choice
Momentum grows towards a Lib-Con deal – if Clegg can convince his party
[Times UK]
French parliament lays groundwork for veil ban
Pope blames church’s own sins for sex scandal

Obama Seeks Karzai Assurances on Corruption Push, Taliban Plan
Senate hearings prompting spill blame game
From 05.10 Protesters blast Haiti president’s quake response [AP]
Immigration advocates woo McCain
From 05.10 Obama Said to Be Open to New Miranda Look [NYT]

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