News Headlines from Around the World, February 5, 2012

(UK) BBC News: Syria: UN veto gives Assad licence to kill – opposition

(Europe) Euronews: Russia defends UN Syria veto

(USA) CNN: Strong words at U.N. after Syria veto

(Ireland) RTE: Greek coalition leaders in crunch talks

(German) Spiegel: Egyptian Activist Wael Ghonim’s Quest for Peace

(German) Die Welt: Greeks do not make it without saving Commissioner

(France) Le Monde: The Arab world denounced the vote in Moscow and Beijing on Syria

France 24: Romney stretches lead over Gingrich with Nevada win

(UK) The Guardian: Syria resolution vetoed by Russia and China at United Nations• Thirteen other council members vote in favour • UK and US react with fury to decision • Homs death toll more than 200, say activists

(Italy) La Repubblica: The snow in Rome and the homeless refugees Distributed sleeping bags Ostiense

(Peru) LaRepublica: Series of attacks have increased, reaching 11 deaths. Colombia: Escalating attacks by the FARC leaves six dead and 15 wounded

Washington Post: Russia, China veto U.N. resolution on Syria

(International) Huffington Post: Newt Gingrich Nevada Caucus Results 2012: A Brutal Loss But Not A Knockout

The New York Times: Russia and China Block U.N. Action on Crisis in Syria

(NYT International) Herald Tribune: Russia and China Block U.N. Action on Crisis in Syria

(USA) Democracy Now: NYPD Muslim Spy Scandal Grows With Newly Revealed Plan to Target Shiite Mosques

The Irish Times: Romney bid gathering momentum

(Australia) The Age: Castro publishes memoir

(Australia) Sydney Morning Herald: Castro publishes memoir

The Times of India: Death toll from Europe cold snap nears 300

(Canada) The Globe and Mail: Romney takes decisive victory in Nevada caucuses

(Mexico) The News: 1982 Hama massacre looms over Syria revolt

(China, Communist) People’s Daily: Syrian Embassy in Canberra Attacked

Global times (China): Israeli spring strike on Iran ‘likely’

(Japan) The Daily Yomiuri: Defense Ministry Postpones Decision on Manabe

The Moscow Times: Thousands Rally as Political Forces Vie for Advantage

(International) Reuters: Anger after Russia, China block U.N. action on Syria

(International) Associated Press Mobile: GOP race turns to Colorado, Minnesota

The Wall Street Journal: Russia, China Veto UN Resolution on Syria

(Argentina) Clarin: Unemployment worsens Bay police and fear that spread to Rio

New Zealand Herald: Six die in Egypt riots

(Libya) The Tripoli Post: Protesters Attack Several Syrian Embassies All Over; UNSC Fails to Agree on Draft Resolution

The Copenhagen Post:  “Horrific” child sex conviction earns Dane 30 years in US

The Reykjavik Grapevine:  Scots to Discuss Icelandic Constitutional Council

(Norway) Aftenposten: Mitt Romney is “presidential protection”: Secret Service to look after the Republican candidate.

(Turkey) Dunya: We want to end the Cold War era in the Middle East: Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, the military intervention in Iran would be catastrophic for the region, he said.

The Balkan Chronicle: Science behind the big freeze: is climate change bringing the Arctic to Europe?

(Somalia) The Shabelle News: Iran, Somalia study 2nd phase of aid shipment to Mogadishu

(Ethiopia) The Sub Saharan Informer (Links to other websites):

(Egypt) Al-Ahram Weekly: Voice of the silent majority calling for the closure channels accused of sedition and April 6. Movement expressed voice of the silent majority strongly rejected the violence taking place in front of the Interior Ministry and Security Directorates at the level of the Republic, noting that those who are people with nothing to do with any appearance of Manifestations of peaceful protest.

Jerusalem World News: IDF: 200,000 missiles are aimed at Israel

The Palestine Telegraph: US scholars call for academic, cultural boycott of Israel

(Pakistan) The News International: Iran says will attack any country used to strike its soil

(Syria) The News: French diplomat: recent developments in Syria, changed positions in the Security Council: French diplomatic source said on Monday, said that “the increase brutality” of the rates of “violence and repression” in Syria during the past few days led to a change in the attitudes of several countries in the Security Council on the issuance of a decision in Syrian affairs. The source, who requested anonymity, according to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that “the ten countries in the Security Council supports the draft resolution now being discussed tomorrow in New York and that of all the Member States of the 15 state.” The source pointed out that “the developments witnessed by Syria recently led to this change in attitudes,” adding that “this change is due mainly to pressure exerted by the Arab countries to push things forward.”

(Brussels) Le Soir: What is even the Security Council of the UN?

The above headlines are from the online World/International  sections of the news media listed.Translation by Google Translate.

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The Arab world denounced the vote in Moscow and Beijing on Syria. China and Russia Veto UNSC's Syria Resolution. Picture from Reuters as shown in La Monde February 5 2012

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