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Daily International News 06.29.10

June 29, 2010

Daily International News
June 29, 2010

Koreas
N. Korea warns of attack ahead of S. Korea-U.S. naval drill
[Yonhap]
North Korean leader’s son Kim Jong-un ‘in parliament’
[BBC]
NKorea: G-8 ‘evil’ for criticism over ship sinking
[AP]
China fends off Obama pressure over North Korea
[Reuters]
Seoul says UNSC measure similar to G-8 statement on North Korea would be acceptable
[Yonhap]

China/Taiwan
China to conduct live-fire sea drill this week
[AP] and China denies military exercise aimed at U.S. [Reuters]
Google in ‘new approach’ on China
[BBC]
Taiwan and China sign landmark trade agreement
[BBC]
Foxconn plans China plant amid suicide scrutiny
[AP]

SE/Central Asia
Indonesia militant jailed over Jakarta bomb attacks
[BBC]
Afghan Aid on Hold as Corruption Is Probed
[WSJ]
Top U.S. general plays down Afghan expectations
[Reuters]
Kyrgyzstan faces tricky political future
[AP]

Middle East
Iran sets conditions for nuclear talks
[LAT] and Iran says nuclear talks to resume with Brazil and Turkey [Reuters]
No Palestinian state before 2012 – Israeli minister
[Reuters]
Palestinian boycott of Israeli settlement goods starts to bite
[Guardian]
8 killed in Iraq attacks, including army general
[AP]

Africa
Sudan to close border with Libya due to Darfur rebels
[BBC]
Kenyan prime minister has fluids drained from head
[AP]
Madagascar postpones referendum on constitution
[Reuters]

Europe
Russia says U.S. spy accusations baseless and improper
[Reuters]
Ex-spy: May be 50 undercover Russian couples in US
[AP]
Strikes hit Greece and Spain as ECB deadline looms
[Reuters]
Berlusconi attacker found unfit for trial
[AP]

Domestic/Americas
Kagan says she would take a ‘modest’ approach on Supreme Court
[WaPo]
Death of Byrd Complicates Democrats’ Strategy
[NYT]
Fitch lifts Brazil’s credit rating to investment-grade; further ‘improvement’ needed
[MercoPress]
Killing Escalates Mexico Drug War
[WSJ]

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