World News Briefs -- June 9, 2013

U.S. And China Move Closer On North Korea, But Not On Cyberespionage -- New York Times

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — Even as they pledged to build “a new model” of relations, President Obama and President Xi Jinping of China ended two days of informal meetings here on Saturday moving closer on pressuring a nuclear North Korea and addressing climate change, but remaining sharply divided over cyberespionage and other issues that have divided the countries for years.

Although the leaders of the world’s two biggest powers made no public statements on their second day of talks, their disagreements — over cyberattacks as well as arms sales to Taiwan, maritime territorial disputes in the South China Sea and manipulation of the Chinese currency — spilled into the open when senior officials from both countries emerged to describe the meetings in detail.

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Regime forces advance as UN launches Syria aid appeal.

Turkey's leader defiant in face of protests. Clashes rock Turkish capital as protesters defy Erdogan.

Netanyahu hints at Israeli action in Golan Heights.

Protester 'killed outside Iranian embassy in Beirut'.

Iraq cabinet meets in Kurdistan to defuse tensions.

Israel official says government won't accept Palestinian state in '67 lines.

Ahmadinejad visits Iran heavy water reactor site.


US-China summit ends with accord on all but cyber-espionage.

Korean officials hold key talks at Panmunjom.

Insider attack kills 3 Americans in Afghanistan.

Karzai demands return of all Afghans held prisoner by the UK in Helmand.

Kabul: survival in a suburban war zone.

Protesters rally in Singapore against new online rules.

Amid safety fears, US Navy jets train on Iwo Jima.


Deadly clashes in Libya after anti-militia protest.

Mali in talks with Tuareg rebels as tensions rise.

U.N. says Mali still precarious, future peacekeepers need equipment.

Sudanese president 'halts oil transfers' from South.

Somali rivals clash in central Kismayo.

Islamic extremists hiding weapons inside coffin kill 13 people in northeast Nigeria.

Congo conflict masks deadly volcano threat.


Euro crisis is over, says France's Francois Hollande.

Prism: claims of GCHQ circumventing law are 'fanciful nonsense', says Hague.

German court case could force exit from the euro, a key judge warns.

After student killing, France bans far-right rally.

German, Hungarian Towns Battle Floods; Elbe River Yet to Crest.

Swiss 'back' stricter asylum law.

Swedish Princess Madeleine marries US-British financier.


NSA seeks criminal probe of program leaker. US to launch leak inquiry into PRISM reports.

Intelligence chief defends Internet spying program.

NSA: The finder and keeper of countless US secrets.

Venezuela: Brazil’s Lula trying to cool Colombia dispute.

World needs new ways to tackle drugs trade, says Colombian president.

Venezuela's Maduro scraps plan for food restriction.

American households On foodstamps climb to new record.


Qaeda chief annuls Syrian-Iraqi jihad merger. Al-Qaeda leader Zawahiri issues audio recording on Syria.

Guant√°namo gets troop surge, no special envoys.

Local Taliban commander killed in last drone strike in Pakistan.


Despite the politics, Chinese investment in U.S. grows.

David Cameron faces battle at G8 over anti-corruption deal for firms.

Tech companies concede to surveillance program.

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