2012.06.16

News Headlines - 16 June 2012

Greece: Polling Stations Prepare To Open But People Are Undecided As To Who To Vote For | Sky News

Greeks are choosing far more than just a new government - their vote could see the country ditch the euro, return to the drachma and send shockwaves through global markets. And with the two leading parties reportedly neck-and-neck going into Sunday's pivotal poll, undecided and volatile voters could swing the election.

Greek election: what could happen | The Observer

Pro-reform parties win / Likelihood 5 out of 10 Weak pro-Europe government / Likelihood 8 out of 10 Victory for radicals / Likelihood 5 out of 10 Political deadlock / Likelihood 2 out of 10

Aung San Suu Kyi Accepts Nobel Peace Prize - NYTimes.com

When she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, while under house arrest in Myanmar, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said Saturday, she realized that the Burmese “were not going to be forgotten.”

U.N. suspends peace mission in Syria due to uptick in violence - CNN.com

The United Nations said Saturday it has suspended its monitoring mission in Syria due to intensifying violence, sending a strong indication that prospects for peace are failing.

AFP: Wrongly jailed Nepalese man returns home from Japan

A Nepalese migrant worker who served 15 years in a Japanese jail for a high-profile murder he did not commit told Saturday of his mistreatment at the hands of the country's prison system... "I was treated very badly inside the jail. They didn't allow me to meet my family. They used abusive language. The clothes they gave me were of poor quality," said Mainali, who was flanked by his wife and mother.


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