Tuesday, June 29, 2010

World News Briefs -- June 29, 2010

Mexican gubernatorial candidate Rodolfo Torre was ambushed and killed along with two campaign aides and at least one bodyguard early Monday in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas. AFP/Getty Images

Killing Escalates Mexico Drug War -- Wall Street Journal

MEXICO CITY—A leading Mexican gubernatorial candidate was killed early Monday in a state bordering Texas, in the highest-level assassination of a politician here since President Felipe Calderón declared war on drug cartels in 2006.

The killing of Rodolfo Torre, who was seen as a shoo-in for governor in Tamaulipas, represents an escalation of the drug traffickers' war against the Mexican state.

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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.


With shift in Afghanistan, talk turns to exit.

Taiwan and China set to sign historic trade accord.

Curfew widened in Kashmir after civilian deaths.

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

Kyrgyz vote wins 90 percent support, Russia wary.


Guinea poll peaceful; voter turnout high.

The battle over Kenya's new constitution.

East Africa to begin economic integration Thursday.


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.


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.


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.


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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