Daily International News 07.01.10

July 1, 2010

Happy July and officially one year since I started my job!
Daily International News
July 1, 2010

S.Korea rejects North’s offer for direct talks
2 NKoreans get prison terms for assassination plot
Rockets hit SKorean Afghan reconstruction base

China welcomes Gates visit at appropriate time
Google says China partially blocks search service
China launches global 24-hour English TV news
New Data Show China’s Rise Slowing
China “gravely concerned” over EU’s trade probe into modems from China

After Afghan Shift, Top U.S. Civilians Face Tricky Future
US chief Petraeus vows to protect Afghan civilians
US to cut $4bn in Afghan aid over corruption fears
Some Afghan military officers to get training in Pakistan
Vengeful new militant group emerges in Pakistan
Taliban rules out Nato talks

Middle East
Abbas wants negotiations with Israelis, but not with Netanyahu
Turkey and Israel hold first talks since flotilla raid
Iran leader to visit Nigeria as it takes UN post
Iran warns EU of “dire consequences” over sanctions
Iran Arms Syria With Radar
Turkish Aid From Flotilla Begins Arriving in Gaza
Turkey Kurdish clashes ‘kill 17’

Sudan frees opposition leader Hassan al-Turabi
Nigeria: Sect leader threatens retaliation
New row over colonial past as Congo marks independence
Somali Islamists urge boycott of independence anniversary
[SA Times]
17 Somalis die in battle between gov’t, insurgents

Cyprus hunts for alleged Russian spy who fled
Icelandic leader in milestone gay marriage
Italy sees intermediate steps at UN climate summit
German government struggles for unity after poll

Lindsey Graham, This Year’s Maverick
House passes Wall Street regulations
[USA Today]
Obama calls for comprehensive immigration bill at American University
Pentagon recommends Medal of Honor for a living soldier
Washington begins paying final respects to Robert Byrd
Economies in Latin America Race Ahead
Hurricane Alex drenches northern Mexico, Texas


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