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Daily International News 05.16.11

May 16, 2011

Daily International News
May 16, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan evacuates residents beyond Fukushima no-go zone
[BBC]
Fukushima nuclear plant not built to take megaquake
[Reuters]
Chinese military chief’s visit is first in 7 years
[AP]
US Navy drones: Coming to a carrier near China?
[AP]
Detained China artist Ai Weiwei gets first family visit
[BBC]
Iran, North Korea Partnering on Ballistic Missiles, U.N. Says
[GSN]
Bosworth, U.S. Envoy on North Korea Policy, to Visit South Korea This Week
[Bloomberg] and Bosworth arrives in Seoul for talks over North [JoongAng]
North Korea takes over Mt. Kumgang tourist area, further dimming Sunshine legacy
[CSM]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Myanmar president announces clemency for prisoners
[AP]
Thaksin Shinawatra’s sister Yingluck to run for Thai PM
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Kerry arrives in Pakistan for meetings over bin Laden that could sway future aid prospects
[WaPo]
Gunmen kill Saudi diplomat in southern Pakistan
[AP]
NATO: 4 service members killed in Afghanistan
[AP]

Middle East
‘Catastrophic’ picture emerges of Syrian town
[AP]
Palestinians call mourning period for border dead
[AP]

Africa
Prosecutor requests arrest warrants for Gadhafi, two others
[CNN]
Sudan: SPLM rejects South Kordofan win for Ahmed Haroun
[BBC]
Uganda opposition leader under house arrest: wife
[AP]

Europe
Bomb warning received in London [BBC]
Russian tycoon wants to lead pro-Medvedev party
[Reuters]
Russia wants US guarantees on missile shield
[AP]

Americas/Domestic
27 people found dead at a Guatemalan farm
[CNN]
White House threatens to hold up key trade deals
[AP]
N.Y. race is referendum on GOP Medicare plan
[WaPo]
Police seek evidence of sex attack from IMF chief
[AP]
US reaches $14tn debt limit and cuts investments
[BBC]
Endeavour soars off on second-to-last shuttle flight
[Reuters]

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