Friday, May 31, 2013

World News Briefs -- May 31, 2013

Police stand guard during an anti-capitalist "Blockupy" demonstration near the European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters in Frankfurt this morning. Photograph: KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

Eurozone Jobless Rate Hits Record High As Blockupy Hold Anti-Austerity Protests - Live -- The Guardian

Live• Nearly one in four young people out of work
• Demonstrations against Europe's debt crisis policies taking place in Frankfurt • Blockupy video
• ECB: we're still working
• Italy's jobless rate hits 12%

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Assad warns Israel as 'rebels flood Qusayr'.

France says 3,000-4,000 Hezbollah are fighting in Syria.

Russia unlikely to send S-300 missiles to Syria before autumn: Interfax.

Iran candidate Jalili says women’s rights are as mothers.

U.S. to loosen sanctions on Iran for mobile phones, gadgets.

Palestinians warn that Israeli settlement plans could scupper peace talks efforts.


Foreign fighters flow into southern Afghanistan to battle US, allied forces.

Myanmar, Kachin reach tentative ceasefire.

Bhutan readies for first stage of key elections.

India and China tackle border dispute.

India's economic growth at slowest rate in a decade.

Kyrgyzstan imposes state of emergency to protect Centerra mine.

China's Tiananmen Mothers criticize Xi for lack of reforms.


Libya steps up fight against militias. Insight: Libya becomes 'the new Mali' as Islamists shift in Sahara.

Militants threaten 'all West Africa'.

Malians in Gao protest against French 'bias'.

Darfur tribes' battle for gum arabic trade leads to 64 deaths.

Nigeria arrests trio over 'Hezbollah cell'.

Egyptian draft law said to dash hopes of free civil society.

After war, Ivory Coast struggles with reconciliation process.


Eurozone unemployment hits another record high. Eurozone unemployment hits record high of 19.4m in April.

Frankfurt 'Blockupy' protesters surround ECB.

Putin economy reshuffle to strengthen Kremlin: sources.

No quick return of a brilliant Russian economist expected, as politics weigh.

Census reveals German population lower than thought.

British taxpayers to pay 'millions' towards secretive Bilderberg meeting.


Boston bombing suspect is walking, mother says.

Eric Holder's offer of talks on spying scandal divides US media.

Brazil faces 1970s stagflation as resource boom wilts.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford 'will not resign'.

Relatives seek answers over mass kidnapping in Mexico.

After tour abroad, dissident blogger Sanchez returns to Cuba.

Cuba says inclusion on U.S. terrorist list 'shameful'.

Update: SOUTHCOM ISR helped kill 32 'narco-terrorists'.


Al Qaeda remains a threat to U.S. via its franchises despite Obama’s boast.

Iran's sponsorship of terrorism sees "marked resurgence" : U.S..

State: Hezbollah sees 'resurgence' on world stage.

Guantánamo Bay hunger strike worsens.

Corpus Christi man gets 25 years in plot to use drug cartel to kill Saudi ambassador.

Latest issue of al Qaeda magazine Inspire celebrates Boston bombings.


Roiled by mystery GMO wheat, US races to reassure buyers.

Plan by Google’s Motorola to open Tex. factory signals shift as tech firms look to add U.S. jobs.

Ex-Microsoft manager plans to create first U.S. marijuana brand.

Megaupload wins access to data seized in police raid.

1 comment:

D.Plowman said...

ECB: we're still working

Yet half of Europe isn't...