Friday, August 6, 2010

World Watch: Flash

* Japan: 74 countries including first-timers Britain, France, and the U.S. sent representatives to the official ceremonies observing the 65th anniversary of the atomic bomb drop on Hiroshima.

* France: The government’s crackdown on immigration when Saint-Etienne police started dismantling illegal Roma camps on Friday.

* Kenya: Approximately two out of three voters backed creating a new constitution that supporters argue will make Kenya more democratic.

* U.S.: Elena Kagen will reportedly be sworn in on Saturday as the latest Supreme Court justice though she is not expected to alter the tribunal’s conservative-leaning majority.

Image – Christian Science Monitor (“Girls pray after releasing a paper lantern on the Motoyasu River in remembrance of atomic bomb victims on the 65th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima Friday.”)
Online Sources- BBC News, MSNBC, Al Jazeera English, Voice of America

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