ONS: 09 June 2013

by TRG Alerts Admin on June 9, 2013

KEY STORYLINES

  • AFRICA: 13 killed in Nigeria’s Maiduguri by suspected Boko Haram militants.
  • AMERICAS: US DNI Clapper defended a controversial internet intelligence-gathering program.
  • ASIA: North and South Korea held their first official talks for years in Panmunjom.
  • EUROPE: Turkish protesters clashed with police in Ankara and Istanbul.
  • MIDDLE EAST: Syria’s opposition leadership reiterated its boycott of planned talks in Geneva.
  • TECHNOLOGY: Social Media company SnapChat was reported hiring a large sales team ahead of its announcement of a monetization scheme.

 

TOP STORY

  • World: Two-day summit between US President Obama and Chinese President Xi concluded.
    • Both countries were reported in agreement over the denuclearization of North Korea.
    • Sharp division was reported over cybercrime; President Obama warned that hacking by China could inhibit relations.
    • The two countries agreed to discuss reducing the output of HFC emissions.
    • Coverage: BBC, Reuters, Al Jazeera, WaPo, NYT

 

AFRICA

  • Region: Sudan prepared to shut off the oil supply to South Sudan. (Reuters)
  • Libya: The death toll from clashes in Benghazi between protesters and former rebels rose to at least 27. (AP)
  • Mali: UNSG Ban Ki-Moon stated the situation in the country was still precarious, and that peacekeeping forces were not yet properly equipped. (Reuters)
  • Nigeria: Suspected Boko Haram militants killed 13 in Maiduguri. (AP)

 

AMERICAS

  • Brazil: Protesters marched in support of marijuana legalization in Sao Paolo. (AFP)
  • Colombia: The FARC warned that government antagonism towards Venezuela had “deflated” peace prospects. (AFP)
  • United States: DNI Clapper defended a controversial internet intelligence-gathering program. (AP)
  • Venezuela: President Maduro halted a food sale restriction plan for Zulia state. (BBC)

 

ASIA

  • Afghanistan: Three Americans were killed by an insider attack in the eastern part of the country. (Reuters)
  • Cambodia: Government supporters rallied in Phnom Penh, amid continued tension over statements by an opposition leader about the Khmer Rouge. (Reuters)
  • Korean Peninsula: The North and South held their first official talks for years in Panmunjom. (AFP)
  • Pakistan: Two roadside bombings killed at least two soldiers in North Waziristan. (AP)

 

EUROPE

  • France: Prime Minister Ayrault ordered the dissolution of a far-right group allegedly linked to the death of a student in Paris. (AFP)
  • Russia: A car bombing in Dagestan injured one policeman. (Itar-Tass)
  • Turkey: Protesters clashed with police in Ankara and Istanbul. (BBC)

 

MIDDLE EAST

  • Iran: The country reported establishing a space monitoring facility. (AP)
  • Iraq: A suicide bombing killed at least seven in Baghdad. (Reuters)
  • Syria: The country’s opposition leadership reiterated its boycott of planned talks in Geneva. (Al Jazeera)
  • Yemen: President Hadi warned that Al Qaeda militants are attempting to regain lost ground in the country’s south. (AP)

 

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • Social Media: SnapChat was reported hiring a large sales team ahead of its announcement of a monetization scheme. (TechCrunch)

 

WORLD

  • Cyclones: Tropical Storm Yagi
    • Location: 432 NM SSE of Kadena Air Base, Okinawa
    • Movement: NNE at 15 mph
    • Winds: 45 mph
    • Map
  • Hurricanes: Nothing to report
  • Earthquakes: Nothing to report
  • Volcanoes: Nothing to report
  • Global Disease Outbreaks:
    • H7N9 (Avian Influenza)
      • Cases: Global Number of Cases of 07JUN: 132 (China 131, Taiwan 1)
      • Deaths Global Number of Deaths of 07JUN: 37 (China)
      • Sourcing: WHO, WHO-2, WHO-3, Xinhua
      • Novel Coronavirus (SARS-MERS)
        • Cases: Global Number of Cases as of 05JUN: 55 (Saudi Arabia 38, Tunisia 2, Italy 3, France, Germany, Jordan, Qatar, United Kingdom)
        • Global Number of Deaths as of 07JUN: 31 (Saudi Arabia 24, France 1)
  • Sourcing: AFP, WHO

 

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (10JUN)

  • Global: 23rd meeting of states party to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea will begin (to 14JUN).
  • Asia: 17th ASEAN-ROK Dialogue will begin in Surabaya (to 11JUN).
  • Egypt: The trial of Egypt’s ousted President Hosni Mubarak will recommence.
  • Kyrgyzstan: Planned end of the state of emergency declared in area around a Canadian-owned gold mine after clashes between security forces and demonstrators demanding its nationalization.
  • Kyrgyzstan: Third anniversary of deadly ethnic violence between ethnic Kyrgyz and Uzbeks in which 438 people died and thousands were injured – 2010.
  • Portugal: Portugal Day, or National Day.

 

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