World News Briefs -- June 11, 2013



Turkey Protests: PM Erdogan Issues Stern Warning -- BBC

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that he will not show "any more tolerance" for protests.

He vowed to end the demonstrations after police cleared Istanbul's Taksim Square, the focal point of unrest for nearly two weeks.

Police used water cannon, tear gas and rubber bullets, causing many to flee the square into adjoining Gezi Park.

The unrest began after a crackdown on an environmental protest over Gezi Park's redevelopment.

The protests then widened, with demonstrators accusing Mr Erdogan's government of becoming increasingly authoritarian and trying to impose conservative Islamic values on a secular state.

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MIDDLE EAST

Deadly blasts shake Syrian capital.

UN seeks to resettle thousands of Syrian refugees.

Syrian war enters new phase but no end in sight.

Turkish riot police move into Taksim Square - live updates. Clashes in Istanbul as Turkish PM says he won't yield.

Iran denies any malfunction at Russian-built nuclear power plant.

Tzipi Livni threatens to quit Israeli coalition.

ASIA

South, North Korea talks canceled after discord over delegate.

In Asia, dissidents worry that U.S. may share Prism data.

Pakistan says Indian jets violate air space.

Ambushed ex-Indian minister dies.

China's latest 'sacred' manned space mission blasts off.

Pakistan threatens to ban Google unless it cleans up YouTube.

AFRICA

Egypt warns Ethiopia over Nile dam.

Egypt's opposition says 'too late' for unity talks with president.

Libya: Militia violence shocks Libya.

Mali, Tuaregs reach election deal.

Mali: Timbuktu's literary gems face Islamists and decay in fight for survival. Timbuktu rebel damage to historic sites 'underestimated'.

UN envoy faces Somalia challenges.

Nelson Mandela still in 'serious, but stable condition'.

EUROPE

EU wants clarity on US data snooping. U.S. Prism spying program rattles EU lawmakers.

Russia would consider asylum for American in cyber furor.

Hundreds of riot police on London's streets as officers raid 'squat HQ' of G8 protesters.

France threatens veto of EU-US trade deal.

Half of France's scheduled flights cancelled amid strike.

Feisty Swiss minister shakes up secretive banks.

Austria starts withdrawal from Golan Heights.

Special Report: French homeless seek refuge in offices.

AMERICAS

Damage from NSA leak being assessed.

House Speaker John Boehner: NSA leaker a ‘traitor’.

Canada says it monitors foreign phone, internet traffic.

Colombian peace talks to resume in Cuba.

Venezuela arrests Colombians over Maduro assassination plot.

Rape in Colombia’s war unearthed.

TERRORISM/THE LONG WAR

Analysis: Zawahiri's letter to al Qaeda branches in Syria, Iraq.

New layer of secrecy at Guant√°namo court.

Mali manual suggests al-Qaida has feared weapon.

ECONOMY/FINANCE/BUSINESS

Shale oil 'adds 11% to world reserves'.

NSA leaks present a business and ethics crisis for Silicon Valley.

Global markets tumble as investors bail on risk.

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