Thursday, May 31, 2012

World News Briefs -- May 31, 2012

Clinton Says Military Action In Syria Would Require International Support, Including Russia -- Washington Post/AP

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday that every day of slaughter in Syria is strengthening the case for tougher international action, yet stressed that military intervention would require support from the world community and Syria’s ally Russia.

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UN chief gives 'Syria civil war' warning.

Syria: rebel army issues ultimatum on UN ceasefire. Activists: Syrian troops shell Houla, site of last week's civilian massacre.

Syria military intervention would engulf Israel.

Worse case scenario in Syria.

Deadly blasts rock Baghdad.

Enrichment 'not a step towards a bomb': Ahmadinejad. Cleanup at Iran's Parchin site?


"Hundreds detained" in Tibet after self-immolations.

Court: Pakistani Dr. jailed for militant ties, not helping CIA.

Kashmir rebel attack wounds 7 Indian soldiers.

Mass strikes across India over fuel prices.


Kenya military says it has captured southern Somali town; 17 al-Shabab said killed.

DR Congo army mutineers sentenced to death in absentia.

Nigeria gets foreign aid to fight Boko Haram.

Sudan, South Sudan peace talks yield progress slow.

Outrage as Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe is honoured by UN as a 'leader for tourism'.

Report: Gunmen kidnap 2 U.S. tourists in Egypt's Sinai region.

Days before Mubarak verdict, sons charged with insider trading.

Adoption from Africa: Concern over 'dramatic rise'.


Spain faces 'total emergency' as fear grips markets. Investors flee Spain as financial crisis spirals.

Fears for european banks as Greek depositors withdraw money.

Irish voting in fiscal pact referendum.

Moody's downgrades Danske, other Danish banks.

White House shrugs off Polish apology demands.


Report: Chavez's cancer has 'entered the end stage'.

Reporter criticizes FARC for release as propaganda.

Mexico cartel drops aerial leaflets against gov't.

Mexican cartel declares war on Cheetos. Mexico protects PepsiCo subsidiary after attacks.

Quebec government under pressure as Canada's 'casseroles protests' expand.


Al-Qaeda fighters clash with Yemeni troops.

Azerbaijan 'arrested 40 and seized assault rifles and grenades as it thwarted planned terror attacks on Eurovision'.

Obama's drone war in Yemen may be Al Qaeda's best recruitment tool ever.

Pentagon: Al-Qaida still enjoys Afghan haven.


Morgan Stanley CEO defends Facebook IPO conduct.

Virgin Galactic cleared for rocket-powered test flights.

Oil set for biggest monthly drop in three years on debt crisis.

Gold poised for worst monthly run in 13 years on European crisis.

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