01 Jul

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Mexico begins voting for new president

Pre-election polls show Enrique Pena Nieto with strong lead over opponents, but doubts remain about his PRI party.
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2012 14:23 GMT


Protests in Japan as nuclear reactor restarts

Dozens of people protest against decision to bring back online one of the Ohi nuclear plant’s reactors in western Japan.
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2012 11:54 GMT


Iran shrugs off latest EU oil embargo

Oil minister says latest embargo, imposed over nuclear row, will have no effect but observers say exports are plunging.
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2012 11:02 GMT

Middle East

World powers agree to Syria transition plan

UN-brokered peace pact leaves open whether President Bashar al-Assad could be part of a proposed “unity” government.
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2012 07:08 GMT

Fierce US storms cut power to millions

Thunderstorms down power lines across eastern states, leaving at least 13 dead, as record heat wave expected to worsen.
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2012 05:55 GMT

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