Monthly Archives: June 2011

Amnesty Int’l: China crackdown on lawyers expands (AP) – 2409th Edition

AP – Chinese authorities are increasingly resorting to attacks and secret detentions in a crackdown on activist lawyers that has worsened this year amid government efforts to prevent the growth of an Arab-style protest movement, a rights group said Thursday.By … Continue reading

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US nominee concerned over Myanmar ASEAN chair (AFP) – 2408th Edition

AFP – The nominee to be US pointman on Myanmar said he would seek greater global coordination to push for democracy and voiced concern that the ASEAN bloc was considering the regime as its head. By us.rd.yahoo.comVisit Sandrine Samperi”s Blog … Continue reading

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China cracking down on rights lawyers: Amnesty (AFP) – 2407th Edition

AFP – Beijing has unleashed an “uncompromising” assault on China’s legal profession, targeting human rights lawyers in an effort to head off social unrest, Amnesty International said Thursday. By us.rd.yahoo.comVisit Sandrine Samperi”s Blog out at Sandrine Samperi

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Chongqing — China’s inland business capital (AFP) – 2406th Edition

AFP – After just a few years of explosive growth, China’s mega-city of Chongqing has emerged as a major industrial hub, thanks in part to a “Go West” policy to open up China’s less-developed inland. By us.rd.yahoo.comVisit Sandrine Samperi”s Blog … Continue reading

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Ex-Taiwan leader charged with embezzling $7.79M (AP) – 2405th Edition

AP – A Taiwanese prosecutor says former President Lee Teng-hui has been indicted on a charge of embezzlement.By us.rd.yahoo.comVisit Sandrine Samperi”s Blog out at Sandrine Samperi

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Rights lawyers in China harassed, tortured: Amnesty (Reuters) – 2404th Edition

Reuters – Human rights group Amnesty International called on Thursday for China to stop the harassment, arbitrary detention and torture of human rights lawyers, part of what it said was an “uncompromising” series of steps to rein in activists.By us.rd.yahoo.comVisit … Continue reading

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Tomic targets Grand Slam success within two years (AFP) – 2403th Edition

AFP – Australian teenage sensation Bernard Tomic believes he can win a Grand Slam title within two years after his Wimbledon run came to an end in a 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 quarter-final defeat to Novak Djokovic. By us.rd.yahoo.comVisit Sandrine … Continue reading

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US nervous ahead of Thai election (AFP) – 2402th Edition

AFP – The United States is nervously watching Sunday’s election in Thailand, with policymakers worried it may set off new instability that diminishes the role of Washington’s oldest Asian ally. By us.rd.yahoo.comVisit Sandrine Samperi”s Blog out at Sandrine Samperi

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French reporters freed in Afghanistan head home (AFP) – 2401th Edition

AFP – Two French television journalists were flying home Thursday from Afghanistan after spending 18 months as Taliban prisoners and becoming the longest held Western hostages in the war-torn nation. By us.rd.yahoo.comVisit Sandrine Samperi”s Blog out at Sandrine Samperi

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Magnitude 5.4 quake hits central Japan, 7 injured (Reuters) – 2400th Edition

Reuters – A magnitude 5.4 earthquake hit central Japan and injured seven people on Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of major damage.By us.rd.yahoo.comVisit Sandrine Samperi”s Blog out at Sandrine Samperi

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