**Chinese Pressure Effecting ASEAN Unity on South China Sea Dispute **
Analysts say continued efforts to unify Southeast Asian nations on the issue of territorial disputes in the South China Sea are being complicated by Beijing's rising influence in the region.
ASEAN, a bloc of 10 Southeast Asian nations, for the first time in its 45 year history failed to produce a joint statement at a regional summit in Cambodia last week, revealing a deep rift over the issue.
The discord was widely attributed to political pressure from China, which would rather deal separately with the five nations with which it has maritime disputes, rather than confront ASEAN as whole.
Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa attempt to "restore ASEAN cohesion and unity on the South China Sea." Speaking in Cambodia Thursday, he said some progress is being made.
But many say unity is not likely to be achieved with China continuing to exert enormous political pressure on nations like Cambodia, which rely on Beijing for billions of dollars in economic assistance.
**Bulgaria: Suicide Bomber Kills 7 in Bus Attack**
Bulgarian officials say a suicide bomber carried out Wednesday's deadly attack on a bus carrying Israeli tourists.
Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov said Thursday the attack in the Black Sea city of Burgas killed six Israelis along with the Bulgarian driver of the bus.
He said the suspected bomber has not been identified, but was carrying a fake driver's license from the U.S. state of Michigan.
No group claimed responsibility for the blast.
Israeli officials have blamed Iran. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that similar attacks on Israeli tourists in India, Thailand and other places.
U.S. President Barack Obama condemned the bombing as "a barbaric terrorist attack."