Monday, April 30, 2012

World News Briefs -- April 30, 2012 (Evening Edition)

Diplomatic Silence Shrouds Chinese Dissident Chen's Situation -- L.A. Times

U.S. and Chinese officials maintained silence Monday on the location and fate of Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng as both sides sought to avert a diplomatic crisis during Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's coming visit to Beijing.

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Syria: deadly bombings kill more than 20 in Idlib.

Israel starts building wall along Lebanese border.

Palestinian prisoners' hunger strike swells.

Bahrain: Family of activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja 'sad' at retrial. Jailed dissidents in Bahrain granted new trials.

Baghdad violence leaves six dead.

Israel's Netanyahu would win early election: poll.
Netanyahu explores early Israeli elections.

Iran hopes for "successful" nuclear talks with U.N.

Bin Laden widows welcomed in Saudi Arabia as 'not suspicious'.


US not reporting all Afghan attacks.

Pakistanis dead; got 'blood money' in CIA killing.

Assam boat tragedy: 103 killed, over 100 missing. 200 dead or missing after India ferry sinks.

U.S. drone strikes resume in Pakistan; action may complicate vital negotiations.

Obama wants to strike ‘appropriate balance’ on Chinese dissident, official says.

China's Bo Xilai affair: where the case stands.

Aung San Suu Kyi to take Burmese parliamentary oath.

Japan's PM Yoshihiko Noda visiting the US to boost ties.


Mali soldiers fight to reverse coup in capital.

Mali coup leader rejects ECOWAS transition decree.

Leading candidate in Egypt presidential race calls Israel peace accord 'dead and buried'.

Chad calls for regional force to battle Boko Haram.

21 killed in north Nigeria church service attacks. Gunmen kill 16 at Nigerian church services.

Ecowas imposes sanctions on Guinea-Bissau junta leaders.

Clash between Egypt's Islamists, military grows.

Egypt’s military pledges to secure Saudi diplomatic missions in attempt to heal rift.

Libya former oil minister found dead in the Danube.


Eurozone crisis live: Spanish crisis deepens as recession confirmed.

Sarkozy to sue over Gaddafi claim.

Analysis: French will resist reform till things get worse.

Czech leader cancels Ukraine visit over Tymoshenko.

Angela Merkel plans Euro 2012 boycott if Yulia Tymoshenko kept in jail.


World Trade Center is back on top in NYC as it breaks above Empire State Building.

Fidel Castro accuses U.S. of “promoting” Hugo Chavez ouster.

Occupy Wall Street plans global disruption of status quo May 1.

In Mexico, 3 gangs battle for control of Pacific state.

For 22 murder victims, LA Riots leave legacy of justice eluded.

Concerns about NATO summit violence leave Chicago guessing about security.


Depressed Bin Laden thought about ‘al-Qaida' name change, White House says.

Pakistan's spy agency seeks some credit for bin Laden's death.

White House says no known terror plot year after raid.

Weaker al-Qaida still plots payback for US raid.

Jury to get subway bomb plot case.

Al-Qaeda 'will free British hostage' if Abu Qatada can go where he wants.

The day President Obama said: 'Go get bin Laden'.


For businesses in China, a minefield of bribery risks.

Mexico regulators to vote on $1 billion fine vs tycoon Slim.

Australian billionaire plans to build Titanic II.

Global unemployment outlook gloomy, warns ILO.

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