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Daily International News 12.29.09

December 29, 2009

Daily International News
12.29.09

DPRK
North Korea Detains U.S. Activist
[WSJ] – see KCNA article below

Japan
U.S. concerned about new Japanese premier Hatoyama
[WaPo]
Standoff over US base closure sours US-Japan ties
[AP]
Japan mulls selling India nuke power tech
[China Daily]

China
China Executes Briton Despite Appeals for Mercy
[NYT]

Xinjiang back online, restrictions remain [China Daily]
China Finds $35 Billion in Fraud by Officials
[NYT]

Russia
U.S. missile shield holding up nuclear deal – Putin
[Reuters]
Vladimir Putin attacks US missile defence
[BBC]

AfPak
Attack Puts Afghan Leader and NATO at Odds
[NYT]

South/Southeast Asia
Thailand begins to return 4,000 Hmong asylum-seekers to Laos
[WaPo]
Bangladesh to send home thousands of Burmese refugees
[BBC]

Iran
Iran Lashes Out at West Over Protests
[NYT] and Iran’s Ahmadinejad says opposition rallies a “masquerade” [Reuters]
Iran limits movements of an opposition leader
[AP]
Sister of Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi ‘arrested in Iran’
[BBC]
WSJ Oped: The Tipping Point in Iran
[WSJ]

Israel/Palestine
Egypt FM: Netanyahu is serious about renewing peace talks
[Haaretz]
Israeli warplanes fly over Lebanon
[Reuters]
Israeli police arrest nuclear whistleblower Vanunu
[Reuters]

Yemen
Yemen terror camps attract ‘stream of Britons’
[Guardian]
Western counter-terrorism help ‘not enough for Yemen’
[BBC]

Europe
Suspect package triggers bomb scare at Milan airport
[Reuters]
Woman found dead in Vienna diplomat’s residence
[Reuters]

Africa
Three Saudi tourists killed in Niger attack – officials
[BBC]
Somali Pirates Seize a Tanker and a Cargo Ship
[NYT]

Domestic
Health Lobby Takes Fight to the States
[NYT]
A Phrase Sets Off Sniping After a Crisis
[NYT] and Detroit scare sparks full-body scanners debate [Reuters]

Republican senator DeMint holds up nomination for TSA chief [WaPo]

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