ONS: 25 June 2012

by TRG Alerts Admin on June 25, 2012

KEY STORYLINES

  • AFRICA: In Libya, former Gaddafi PM Mahmoudi was extradited by Tunisia to face trial.
  • AMERICAS: Venezuela recalled its envoy to Paraguay and halted oil shipments to the country over last week’s impeachment of President Lugo.
  • ASIA: At least eight Pakistani soldiers were killed when the Taliban launched an attack on three military checkpoints across the Afghan border.
  • EUROPE: The Spanish government formally requested $100 billion in aid for its banks from eurozone partners.
  • MIDDLE EAST: China called for ‘calm and restraint’ following the downing of a Turkish jet by Syrian air defense.
  • TECHNOLOGY: The New York Times announced it had arranged a deal with Flipboard to put its content on the tablet and phone news browsing application.

TOP STORY

  • Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood candidate Morsy wins election as country’s first civilian president.
    • President Morsy began talks to form his government and called for national unity.
    • President Morsy stated he wanted to expand his country’s ties with Iran.
    • Coverage: Reuters-1, Reuters-2, Al-Jazeera, NYT-1, NYT-2, AFP

AFRICA

  • Kenya: A grenade attack on a Mombasa nightclub killed at least three. (Reuters)
  • Libya: Former Gaddafi PM Mahmoudi was extradited by Tunisia to the country to face trial. (Reuters)
  • Nigeria: President Jonathan stated his country needed “new tactics” in its counterterrorism campaign against Boko Haram. (Reuters)
  • Sudan: President Bashir dismissed student protests in Khartoum as the work of a “few agitators.” (Reuters)

AMERICAS

  • Region: Venezuela recalled its envoy to Paraguay and halted oil shipments to the country over last week’s impeachment of President Lugo. (WSJ)
  • Bolivia: President Morales stated he would not deploy troops to end a police uprising over wages. (Reuters)
  • Honduras: A US DEA agent killed a suspected drug trafficker during an operation in the country’s northeast. (Reuters)

ASIA

  • Region: At least eight Pakistani soldiers were killed when the Taliban launched an attack on three military checkpoints across the Afghan border. (CNN)
  • Region: The Philippines reported that Chinese fishing vessels departed a disputed shoal, completing an agreement between the two countries. (AP)
  • Afghanistan: One Italian soldier was killed and two wounded in an explosion at a police training center in the western part of the country. (AP)
  • Korea, North: The country condemned the use of its flag during joint military exercises by South Korea and the US as provocation. (AP)
  • Thailand: A Malaysian court ordered the extradition of an Iranian suspected of involvement in a bomb plot against Israeli diplomats in Bangkok. (AFP)

EUROPE

  • Region: German Finance Minister Schaeuble stated Greece should stop asking for assistance and implement reform measures. (Reuters)
  • Greece: PM Samaras and Finance Minister Rapanos will both miss an upcoming EU summit due to medical issues. (Reuters)
  • Spain: The government formally requested $100 billion in aid for its banks from eurozone partners. (FT)

MIDDLE EAST

  • Iraq: Moqtada al-Sadr called for the removal of PM Maliki before reforms could take place, stating he would support a no-confidence vote. (AFP)
  • Israel: Russian President Putin went to the country for talks on Iran and Syria. (Telegraph)
  • Syria: Turkey’s state media reported the defection of 39 Syrian officers, including a general, from the country. (Reuters)
  • Syria: China called for ‘calm and restraint’ following the downing of a Turkish jet by Syrian air defense. (Reuters)
  • Syria: Opposition activists reported at least 40 killed across the country. (Al Jazeera)

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • Mobile Media: The New York Times announced it had arranged a deal with Flipboard to put its content on the tablet and phone news browsing applications. (NYT)

WORLD

  • Cyclones: Nothing to report
  • Hurricanes (Atlantic): Tropical Storm Debby
    • Location: 90 miles SSW of Apalachicola, Florida
    • Movement: stationary
    • Winds: 60 mph
    • Map
  • Earthquakes: Near the East Coast of Kamchatka, Russia
    • Magnitude: 6.1
    • Depth: 17.4km
    • Map
  • Volcanoes: Shiveluch Volcano, Kamchatka
    • 9km ash cloud. (ITAR-TASS)

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (26JUN)

  • Global: International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking celebrated.
  • Americas: US and Venezuela formally agree to restore diplomatic relations – 2009.
  • Colombia: Government launched anti-kidnapping database – 2005.
  • Peru: Two-day International Anti-drug Summit is held.
  • Somalia: Anniversary of Independence Day – 1960.

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