Tuesday, June 29, 2010

World News Briefs -- June 29, 2010 (Evening Edition)

A defendant known as 'Anna Chapman' allegedly communicated with a Russian official in Manhattan in January Photo: Facebook

FBI Arrests 11 Accused Of Working As Russian Spies -- Washington Post

The White House said Tuesday that it does not expect the arrests of 11 accused members of a Russian espionage ring to affect relations between Washington and Moscow, shrugging off Russian denunciations of the busts as a throwback to the Cold War.

The FBI moved to arrest 10 suspects in the United States on Sunday in part because one of them was scheduled to leave the country, a Justice Department spokesman said. He did not specify which of the defendants was planning to leave.

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Israeli FM: No Palestinian state by 2012.

Obama, Saudi King discuss 2-state Mideast solution. King Abdullah wants to wipe Israel and Iran off the map.

Total stops petrol sales to Iran. Iran sees no risk to gasoline imports, official says.

Palestinian boycott of Israeli settlement goods starts to bite.

As war fears mount, Lebanese hunt spies.

Petraeus gives evidence to UK's Iraq war inquiry.

In Israel, Gilad Shalit's family launches 12-day march to Netanyahu's door.


Kashmir security forces fire on protesters, killing 3. Curfew widened in Kashmir after civilian deaths.

27 Indian troops die in Maoist rebel ambush.

Reports: Kim's youngest son is NKorea legislator.

With shift in Afghanistan, talk turns to exit.

Taiwan and China set to sign historic trade accord.

U.S. says sinking of S. Korean ship not act of terrorism.

Kyrgyz vote wins 90 percent support, Russia wary.


Rwanda's Hutus live in fear of attacks, repression.

Sudan to close border with Libya due to Darfur rebels.

Guinea poll peaceful; voter turnout high.

The battle over Kenya's new constitution.

East Africa to begin economic integration Thursday.


Clashes in Greece as thousands protest in general strike.

The Pope vs. Belgium: A bad fight for the Vatican?

Le Monde accepts offer from trio, snubbing Sarkozy.

Noriega money-laundering trial begins in France.

Clashes at Athens protest against pension reform.


Lawmaker sees panel voting to end Cuba travel ban.

Cuba's Castro meets with Syrian President Assad.

U.S. charges 11 as Russian agents.

Assassins hit leading candidate in key Mexican border state.

A year later, coup talk again rattles Honduras.

'Dudus' in drag: How accused Jamaican drug lord evaded arrest.

US issues Haiti travel alert after Americans slain.


Saudi-US alliance - an obstacle against war on terrorism?

U.S. missile strike kills 6 militants In Pakistan.

Guantánamo's `Closer' leaves new admiral, 181 prisoners behind.

European Union, U.S. to share banking data to fight terrorism.


Fannie-Freddie bailout could cost taxpayers $1 trillion.

Wall St sinks on economic alarm.

Oil prices plummet on concerns about US demand.

Deficit worries trump fears of new recession at G20 summit.

Gargantuan financial reform bill: It's not just for banks.

G20: Paving the way for a new Great Depression?

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