News Headlines - 09 June 2012

Euro zone agrees to lend Spain up to 100 billion euros | Reuters

After a 2 1/2-hour conference call of the 17 finance ministers, which several sources described as heated, the Euro group and Madrid said the amount of the bailout would be sufficiently large to banish any doubts.

UN says civil war 'imminent' in Syria, West urges sanctions - Times Of India

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned the Security Council on Thursday that a full-blown civil war in Syria was "imminent," while international mediator Kofi Annan said it was time to step up the pressure on Damascus to halt the violence.

BBC News - Russia 'still opposes Syria intervention'

Russia will continue to oppose attempts by the UN Security Council to sanction military intervention in Syria, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says... He said the intervention of "external forces" could result in a "catastrophic scenario" that would create an "arc of instability" from the Mediterranean to the Gulf.

More than a million need aid in Syria - Middle East - World - The Independent

At least 1.5 million people need urgent humanitarian assistance in Syria, aid agencies said yesterday – evidence that the impact of what is now a civil war goes far beyond the probable 10,000 dead reported since the insurgency and protests began.

As Japan debris washes up in the US, scientists fear break in natural order | Environment | guardian.co.uk

But scientists worried it represented a whole new way for invasive species of seaweed, crabs and other marine organisms to break the earth's natural barriers and further muck up the area's marine environments.








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