- AFRICA: Malian protesters attacked interim President Traore after storming the presidential palace in Bamako.
- AMERICAS: Colombian officials reported a FARC ambush launched from across the Venezuelan border killed at least 12 soldiers.
- ASIA: North Korea vowed to boost its nuclear deterrent capability in response to US pressure.
- EUROPE: Russian President Putin replaced all but a few members of his cabinet.
- MIDDLE EAST: Al-Qaeda linked Yemeni militants claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing that killed over 100 people in Sana.
- TECHNOLOGY: Five US cable companies agreed to allow access to WiFi services to each other’s customers.
- Afghanistan: NATO summit in Chicago
- DR Congo: The Congolese army reported it had killed at least 25 mutineers during clashes in the eastern part of the country. (Reuters)
- Mali: Protesters attacked interim President Traore after storming the presidential palace in Bamako. (NYT)
- Somalia: Somali and AU troops launched an assault on the Al Shabaab stronghold of Afgoye. (AFP)
- Colombia: Officials reported a FARC ambush launched from across the Venezuelan border killed at least 12 soldiers. (AP)
- Colombia: Authorities arrested 14 suspected heroin smugglers in Cucuta. (EFE)
- Honduras: Residents of a village struck by the anti-drug operation last week that killed four civilians claimed commandos also raided their homes afterward. (AP)
- Afghanistan: An insurgent attack in the eastern part of the country killed one NATO soldier. (Xinhua)
- Korea, North: The government vowed to boost its nuclear deterrent capability in response to US pressure. (Reuters)
- Korea, South: The government was reported to be planning on spending $2.5 billion on purchasing 500-600 cruise missiles over five years. (AFP)
- Mynamar: Several members of Aung San Suu Kyi’s opposition NLD party were held following protests in Mandalay. (AFP)
- Pakistan: Three naval officers were court-martialed for negligence in relation to the 2011 attack on Karachi’s naval base. (AP)
- Romania: The government ratified the EU fiscal pact. (AFP)
- Russia: President Putin replaced all but a few members of his cabinet. (NYT)
- Spain: Schools and universities were closed across the country in protests against budget cuts by the government. (BBC)
- Iran: IAEA chief Amano stated he expected an agreement to be reached with Iran to boost its cooperation with the investigation into its nuclear program. (Reuters)
- Iraq: A series of bombings in Baquba killed at least six. (AFP)
- Syria: A bombing killed five in Damascus. (Xinhua)
- Yemen: Al-Qaeda linked militants claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing that killed over 100 people in Sana. (NYT)
TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS
- United States: Five cable companies agreed to allow access to WiFi services to each other’s customers. (TG Daily)
- Cyclones: Tropical Storm Sanvu
- Location: 90 NM WNW at Andersen AFB, Guam
- Movement: WNW at 10 mph
- Winds: 55 mph
- Hurricanes: Tropical Depression 2-E
- Location: 505 miles SSW of Acapulco
- Movement: WNW at 9 mph
- Winds: 35 mph
- Hurricanes: Tropical Depression Alberto
- Location: 120 miles SE of Myrtle Beach
- Movement: ENE at 13 mph
- Winds: 35 mph
- Earthquakes: Nothing to report
- Volcanoes: Nothing to report
TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (23MAY)
- Global: Iran and the UN Security Council members + Germany (P5+1) convene in Baghdad for a second round of nuclear talks.
- Asia: Anniversary of the International Court of Justice’s decision on Singapore-Malaysia dispute – 2008.
- Europe: EU leaders meet in Brussels for a summit focused on growth measures.
- Egypt: First round of presidential elections held.
- Iran: The Bushehr nuclear power plant reaches full capacity.
- Iran: Tehran launches observation satellite amid nuclear talks with world powers.
- Saudi Arabia: Riyadh hosts “Friends of Yemen” ministerial meeting.