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TODAY'S TOP SCOOP STORIES

SCOOP LEAD STORY:
Yasmine Ryan's Les Yeux on France (Video/Audio/Text) France In Uproar Over Rainbow Warrior Political Link
NEW ZEALAND LEAD:
Foreign Affairs: NZ Condemns Nth Korea Nuke Threat As Inflammatory
Politics: Brash Wants Cops To Explain Why Labour Not Prosecuted
Foreign Affairs: NZ Sends Fresh Squad Of Bobbies To Timor
Business: Godfrey Hirst Announces Plan For Hoovering Up Feltex
Technology: Kiwi-Made Robot Defeats All Opponents
MORE HEADLINES:

SCOOP INTERNATIONAL LEAD STORY:
Guantánamo: UK Must Accept Return of Residents
Vanuatu: Papuan’s Fight Against Deportation Order
Scoop Audio: Security Council Continues Effort to Elect New Secretary-General
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SCOOP LEAD STORY
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courtesy of Greenpeace Video/Audio/Text: France In Uproar Over Rainbow Warrior Political Link

Yasmine Ryan's Les Yeux on France examines key developments on the French political scene and how the French media interprets them. Les Yeux on France this week examines the fallout from revelations that France's Socialist Party (PS) Presidential candidate, Ségolène Royal, is sister to French agent Gerard Royal. What role did he play in the attack that killed photographer Fernando Pereira? (Image courtesy of Greenpeace.) See... Video & Text: Yasmine Ryan's Les Yeux on France [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00020.htm


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NEW ZEALAND LEAD:

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North Korea border - by Scoop's Selwyn Manning. Foreign Affairs: NZ Condemns Nth Korea Nuke Threat As Inflammatory

- North Korea's statement that it is planning to test a nuclear weapon is inflammatory and completely incompatible with efforts to build security in the Asia-Pacific region, Foreign Minister Winston Peters said. (Image: North Korea border - by Scoop's Selwyn Manning) See... Peters condemns Nth Korea's nuclear test threat [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00052.htm


Politics: Brash Wants Cops To Explain Why Labour Not Prosecuted

- National Leader Don Brash has sought an explanation from the police about what his calls: "the glaring inadequacies in their inquiry into the Labour Party’s spending on its pledge card and brochure". Dr Brash has written to Police Commissioner Howard Broad outlining a list of concerns about the investigation. See... National asks cops to explain on pledge card probe [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0610/S00049.htm


Foreign Affairs: NZ Sends Fresh Squad Of Bobbies To Timor

- The second contingent of New Zealand Police will be leaving for Timor-Leste next week to be deployed under the umbrella of UNMIT, the United Nations mission. Contingent commander Assistant Commissioner Graeme Cairns said the 25 member team will be working alongside other international police under a UN Police Commissioner. New Zealand Police staff will be focusing on maintaining law and order, and where possible, community policing including providing reassurance to local residents. See... New Police Team to Timor [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00033.htm


Business: Godfrey Hirst Announces Plan For Hoovering Up Feltex

- The National Distribution Union and The Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union are concerned about the possible outcome for Feltex workers after Godfrey Hirst announced its offer for the company today. The deal would mean the loss of 135 jobs through the total closure of the carpet maker’s Kakariki factory (near Fielding) and a staff reduction of 40% in its Christchurch plant. See... Unions express concern over Feltex offer [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0610/S00029.htm


Technology: Kiwi-Made Robot Defeats All Opponents

- A seed-planting robot designed to beautify ‘Gondwanan’ highways secured first place for the University of Auckland at the Warman Design and Build Competition in Sydney, held to award mechanical engineering excellence. The Auckland team beat 15 universities from around Australasia to claim the coveted prize. The Mechatronics team comprised students Anatoli Koudriachov (20), Nicholas Wong (20) and Jonathon Platt (20) from the Faculty of Engineering. See... University of Auckland Robot wins challenge [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0610/S00007.htm


MORE HEADLINES:

  • Average Incomes Increase [1]
  • New Chief Executive for Housing NZ Corporation [2]
  • Response to Govt Radio Frequencies Announcement [3]
  • Free Seminar: Tapeless HD is coming to Auckland [4]
  • Big Wednesday Jackpots To More Than $6 Million [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0610/S00075.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0610/S00070.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0610/S00073.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0610/S00006.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0610/S00043.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

    Guantánamo: UK Must Accept Return of Residents

    - In response to the reports featured in The Guardian newspaper today that the USA has offered to return nearly all UK residents held at Guantánamo Bay, Amnesty International calls on the UK government to fulfil its obligations under domestic and international law and ensure the immediate return of all the men to the UK. So far, the UK authorities have agreed to petition their US counterparts to seek the release and return to the UK only of Bisher Al-Rawi. See... Guantánamo: UK Must Accept Return of Residents [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00061.htm


    Vanuatu: Papuan’s Fight Against Deportation Order

    - The Court is to rule on Papuan activist Andy Ayamiseba’s appeal case against his deportation order this Friday. In April the Supreme Court upheld the government order to deport Mr Ayamiseba after the Minister for Internal Affairs ruled him a risk to national security in February. See... Vanuatu: Papuan’s Fight Against Deportation Order [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00070.htm


    UN AUDIO NEWS:

    Scoop Audio:

    Security Council Continues Effort to Elect New Secretary-General - UN Human Rights Expert Wants to Assess Countries Record in War on Terror - Palestinian Children Bearing the Brunt of Unrest - UNHCR Concerned About Internally Displaced in Afghanistan - WMO Warns of Expanding Hole in Ozone Layer Over the Antarctic - Guinea-Bissau's Socio-Economic Situation Remains Dire: UN – In Depth: Moving Closer to the Selection of a New - Issues Guidelines on Preventing HIV Transmission Within Prisons and Providing Treatment for Prisoners Living with HIV/AIDS


    MORE WORLD HEADLINES:

  • Tahiti: Disappointment Over French Nuke Reporting [1]
  • Nauru/Australia: Demands for Return to Australia of Nauru Detainee [2]
  • Vanuatu: Quake Strikes off Tanna Island [3]
  • Thailand: Coup Leaders Must Restore Rights [4]
  • Africa: Forced Evictions Reach Crisis Levels [5]
  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00075.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00073.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00067.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00066.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0610/S00062.htm

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