Friday, April 30, 2010

World News Briefs -- April 30, 2010 (Evening Edition)

U.S. Gulf States Mobilize for Valdez-Like Oil Spill -- Bloomberg Business Week

U.S. Interior Department inspectors began boarding deep-water platforms in the Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana mobilized the National Guard as an expanding oil slick that may rival the Exxon Valdez spill approached the coast.

Future drilling must safeguard against a recurrence, President Barack Obama said today in remarks at the White House, promising a “thorough review” of the BP Plc well leak the government estimates is spewing 5,000 barrels a day.

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Egypt rejects claims that it gassed Gaza tunnels.

Iraq vote recount to start Monday; May take 3 weeks.

Clinton questions Ahmadinejad's role at nuclear conference.

New US warning to Syria on Scuds.

Mass protest in Nepal today.

Schools in China prepare for copycat attacks.

U.S. report on Afghan war finds few gains in 6 months.

Thai protesters on defensive after storming hospital.

Japan PM renews vow to resolve U.S. base row.

China set to open World Expo 2010 in Shanghai.


UN extends Sudan peacekeeping mission another year.

North Korea and Zimbabwe in World Cup controversy.

'Hundred killed' in Chad clashes.

Somali-Canadians getting piece of pirates' ransom pie: Intelligence expert.

South African police find large explosives cache.


Ex-PM Tymoshenko says Russia wants to destroy Ukrainian sovereignty.

Greece readies austerity measures.

U.K. General Election 2010: Tony Blair denies Gordon Brown has 'failed'.

Belgian lawmakers vote to ban full-face veils in public.

U.S. seeks to revamp NATO Treaty in Europe.

Spain unemployment tops 20 percent.


Deaths in Mexico drug war pass 22,000, but who's counting?

Immigration debate shakes US to the core.

Obama threatened by heckuva glob.

White House says no new offshore drilling until investigation is complete.

Rescue mission under way for Mexican journalists.

Arizona law on immigration puts police in tight spot.

Tensions rise over Haiti tent camps.


Two NY men charged with aiding al Qaeda.

Pakistani intelligence officials say Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud is alive.

CIA to station more analysts overseas as part of its strategy.


Criminal investigation being considered for Goldman Sachs.

Buffett: Economy showing signs of big improvement.

U.S. economy likely grew 3.4 percent in first quarter.

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