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Daily International News 01.26.10

January 26, 2010

Daily International News
January 26, 2010

DPRK
Report says NKorea may be preparing missile launch
[AP]
Seoul’s nuclear envoy hints at early start of talks on peace treaty with N. Korea
[Yonhap]
N. Korea proposes inter-Korean event for June 15 Declaration
[Yonhap]

China
Taiwan – Mainland, Taiwan experts conclude first talks on economic pact with common understandings [Xinhua]
HHDL – China, Dalai Lama envoys to meet after stalemate [AP]
Uyghurs – CORRECTED-China sentences four more to death for Urumqi riot [Reuters]
Google.cn – Google case ‘will not derail ties’
China says to handle petitioners more “kindly”
[Reuters]
China renames ‘Avatar’ mountain in honour of film
[BBC]
Hong Kong lawmakers quit in push for democracy
[BBC]

Southeast Asia
Out of war’s shadow, Sri Lankans vote for president
[Reuters]

Middle East
Iraq crime lab car bomber kills many in Baghdad
[BBC]
Iran to inaugurate missile projects in February
[Reuters]
Pilot in Beirut crash didn’t follow tower’s advice
[AP]

UK
UK government lawyer said Iraq war was illegal
[Reuters] and Lawyer’s memo contradicts Jack Straw’s evidence to Chilcot inquiry [Times]
British, Irish hold talks to save NIreland govt
[AP] and Hillary Clinton may step in to break Ulster impasse on policing [Times]
Britain exits longest recession on record – just
[Times]

Europe
German ambassador to Iceland found dead in car
[Reuters]
French report wants limits on Muslim face veil
[AP]

Haiti
World Leaders Plan Haiti Funding Effort
[WSJ]

Domestic
Obama to Call for Three-Year Freeze on Some Federal Spending
[Bloomberg]
Tea Party Disputes Take Toll on Convention
[NYT]

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