Daily International News 05.17.10

May 17, 2010

Daily International News
May 17, 2010

Reports: Hatoyama, Clinton to discuss US base
U.S. nixes Japan’s proposed new Futemma base relocation site
Warning shots fired in Korean navy border skirmish
Shirts worn by Japan PM Yukio Hatoyama draw derision

Hong Kong activists win back seats in by-election
U.S. urges China to keep an open technology policy
Mission to free Chinese oil workers kidnapped in Yemen
Rio Tinto executives lose appeal in Chinese court
6 wounded, assailant killed, in new China rampage

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Rogue Thailand general who backed protests dies
Filipino Muslim rebels open to talks with Aquino

Central/South Asia
Maoist kill eight villagers in ‘revenge’ attack
Afghan religious leader killed
Airplane with 43 on board crashes in Afghanistan

Middle East
Mitchell to Return as Palestinians Get Ready for ‘Endgame’
Iran to ship uranium to Turkey in nuclear deal
Iraq PM suffers blow as Baghdad recount shows no change
Explosion at Turkish coal mine traps 32 workers

Somali fighting kills 24, PM says government stays

Labour minister Liam Byrne left note on desk: ‘There’s no money left’
[Times UK]
Russia’s Medvedev in Ukraine visit to boost ties
Killer of ex-Iranian PM could be freed in France
Europe: 1,000 flights affected due to volcanic ash
Flash floods force over 2,000 Hungarians to evacuate

Pakistani’s arrest in Chile ‘a misunderstanding,’ parents say
BP Reports Some Success in Capturing Leaking Oil
GOP filibuster unlikely on Kagan nomination
In U.S. visit, Mexican president to discuss drug war, immigration

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