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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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