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Daily International News 07.05.11

July 5, 2011

Daily International News
July 5, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan reconstruction minister quits in fresh blow to PM
[Reuters]
Japan can’t reject nuclear power out of hand – lawmaker
[Reuters]
45% of kids in Fukushima survey had thyroid exposure to radiation
[Mainichi]
Koreas
Emergency food aid resumes to N Korea
[Australian Broadcasting Corp]
North Korea holds big rally denouncing South amid standoff
[Reuters]
N. Korea’s massive drug trafficking angers China: report
[Kyodo]
Analysis blames NKorea for cyberattack on SKorea
[AP]
South Korea readying forces to respond to future attacks from North
[Stars and Stripes]
China
Filipino officials ban Chinese diplomat amid spat
[AP]
China’s Baidu, Microsoft to cooperate in search
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Asian Observer Group Commends Thai Election, Cites Minor Flaws
[VOA]
Final Thai poll results confirm opposition victory
[Forbes]
Suu Kyi Sees Nothing New Yet in Burmese Leadership
[VOA]

South/Central Asia
NATO: 4 service members killed in Afghanistan
[AP]
AP Enterprise: The man who hunted Osama bin Laden
[AP]
Pakistan launches operation near Afghan border
[AP]
India health minister calls homosexuality disease
[AP]
Beneath a Temple in Southern India, a Treasure Trove of Staggering Riches
[NYT]

Middle East
Israel’s easing of blockade helps Gaza’s economy
[AP]
Palestinians say Russia supports bid for state
[AP]
French flotilla boat sets sail for Gaza
[Al Jazeera]
Greek court releases American Gaza boat captain
[AP]
Syrian city braces for military assault
[Al Jazeera] 
Syria forces kill 6 people in second day of Hama clashes
[Reuters]
Yemen planes bomb southern cities
[Reuters]
At Least 35 Killed in Iraq Bombings
[VOA]

Africa
Egypt reaches out to South Sudan before secession
[Reuters]
Egyptian court acquits 3 ex-ministers, convicts 1
[AP]
Gaddafi forces ‘intercept arms from Qatar’
[Al Jazeera]
Russian paper says Gaddafi seeking way out
[Reuters]

Europe
Mladic ejected from war crimes court
[Al Jazeera]
Dutch state found guilty of Srebrenica deaths
[Al Jazeera]
Denmark launches disputed border customs plan
[AP]
Dispute emerges over Russian lawyer’s jail death
[AP] 
Seeds blamed for Europe E. coli still on sale
[AP]
Strauss-Kahn faces home hurdle as U.S. woes ease
[Reuters]
British police test security for London 2012 Games
[AP] 
Missing UK girl’s voicemail was hacked by News of the World
[Guardian]

Americas
Venezuela celebrates independence with Chavez home
[Reuters]
Cuba tries to drag shadow economy into the light
[AP]
Mexico searches for 7 missing in boating accident
[AP]
Authorities: Mexican drug lord tied to death of ICE agent captured
[CNN]

Domestic
National Education Association backs Barack Obama
[POLITICO]
Gallup: Solid Majority of Jewish Americans Still Approve of Obama
[Gallup.com]
What Bill Clinton thinks of GOP 2012ers [POLITICO]
New breed of ‘super PACs,’ other independent groups could define 2012 campaign
[WaPo]
As shuttle era ends, questions loom for shrinking astronaut corps
[WaPo]
Jury deliberations resume in Casey Anthony’s murder trial over 2-year-old daughter’s death
[WaPo]

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