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Daily International News 06.24.11

June 24, 2011

Daily International News
June 24, 2011

Northeast Asia
Koreas
NKorea rushes to build apartments for 2012 events
[AP]
Apple sues Samsung in South Korea in patent fight
[AP]
China
China says it strictly abides by Declaration on South China Sea
[Xinhua]
China sentences jailed journalist to 8 more years
[AP]
China Communist party ‘exceeds 80 million members’
[BBC]
Japan
Robot, drone fail on Japan nuke-plant missions
[AP]
Workers Remove Device From Damaged Japanese Reactor
[NYT]
Japan’s Chubu Electric gets 100bn yen emergency loan
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Burma: Blasts strike three towns and cities
[BBC]
US ‘stands by Philippines’ amid South China Sea tension
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Mullen sees risk in Obama’s Afghanistan withdrawal
[AP]
Pakistan, India to explore new nuclear confidence
[Reuters]

Middle East
7 killed as Syrian forces fire on protesters
[AP]
Bahrain trials smack of persecution – U.N. rights chief
[Reuters]
U.N. says sending human rights team to Yemen
[Reuters]
Turkey aligns with West on regional turbulence
[AP]
Concrete result needed for any Iran visit: IAEA chief
[Reuters]

Africa
Rebels say Gaddafi could stay in Libya – report
[Reuters]
House weighs cutting off funds for Libya mission
[AP] and House Republicans set Libya vote for Friday [WaPo]
After decades of war, Sudan’s Abyei defies quick fixes
[Reuters]
Woman minister guilty of genocide in Rwanda
[Reuters]
‘Partner’ airstrike hits Somali militants’ convoy
[AP]
In Africa, Michelle Obama reflects on race
[Reuters]

Europe
EU leaders appoint Draghi as next ECB president
[AP]
Croatia to become European Union member in 2013
[AP] 
Former Prime Minister Goes on Trial in Ukraine
[NYT]
US, Russia urge step forward in Nagorno-Karabakh
[AP]

Domestic/Americas
Chavez’s odd silence raises questions in Venezuela
[AP]
Summers wins Falklands MLA seat: favours strong response to Argentina and north-south links
[MercoPress]
Obama: Gay equality, not marriage
[POLITICO]
White House warned to get distance from Google
[POLITICO]
Can liberals start their own tea party?
[WaPo]
Newt Gingrich rips President Obama’s foreign policy
[POLITICO]
AP-GfK Poll: Bachmann, Pawlenty gain in GOP field
[AP]

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