Daily International News 05.19.10

May 19, 2010

Daily International News
May 19, 2010

Northeast Asia
SKorea’s top diplomat: ‘Obvious’ NKorea sank ship
[AP] and S. Korea Briefs Diplomats on Torpedo Attack [NYT]
Japan backs S. Korea’s response to ship sinking, Hatoyama tells Lee
South Korea briefs China on ship sinking blamed on North
Journalist says she confessed in N. Korean prison
Geithner in PRC to Press China on Trade
Report says 13 hurt in latest China knife attack

Southeast/South Asia
Curfew in Bangkok after surrender of red-shirt leaders
Thai Riots Grow Despite Appeal for Calm
India Maoists kill four paramilitary troops
CIA chief briefs Pakistan on Times Square suspect

Central Asia
Taliban attack biggest NATO base in Afghanistan
2 dead as ethnic clash breaks out in Kyrgyzstan

Middle East
Iran rejects UN sanctions resolution draft
Envoy begins new round of indirect Mideast talks
Iran: Lawyer hopeful in case of detained Americans

Kenya signs Nile Basin deal rejected by Egypt
Somalia criticises US for putting pirate on trial
Darfur rebel chief detained in Chad: spokesman

Russian FM says US adoptions should be frozen
Spain to raise taxes for wealthy, premier says
Nick Clegg pledges biggest political reforms since 1832

Joe Sestak defeats Arlen Specter, Rand Paul wins, Democrats claim victory in PA special election
After 30 Years and Party Switch, Career Curtain for Specter
U.S. Inflation at 44-Year Low as Retail Prices Fall
Honduras drops World Court case against Brazil
Obama, Felipe Calderon to talk immigration
From 05.18 Haiti leader vows to step down with ‘calm heart’ [AP]

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