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Daily International News 02.02.10

February 2, 2010

Daily International News
February 2, 2010

Japan
Child custody battles could raise US-Japan tension
[AP]

Koreas
South Korea rules out “payoff” for summit with North
[Reuters]

China
China warns U.S. of detrimental effect of meeting Dalai Lama
[Xinhua]
China to sanction U.S. firms selling Taiwan arms
[Reuters]
Man who spent 3 months in Tokyo airport to leave
[AP]

South Asia
Americans held in Pakistan complain of torture
[Reuters]
Pakistani Taliban leader’s death would be ‘fatal blow’ for group, analyst says
[WaPo]
Karzai Seeks Saudi’s Support to Afghan Peace Deal
[Quqnoos]
Pakistan Offers to Train Afghan Soldiers
[WSJ]

Southeast Asia
Will Sodomy Charges End Malaysia’s Opposition?
[TIME]
Sri Lanka president gets extra year in power
[Reuters]

Iran
West eyes Iran central bank in sanction push
[Reuters] and Italy against new Iran energy deals [Reuters]
02.01 Iran, With Opposition Protests Continuing, Executes More Prisoners [NYT]
Mousavi condemns Iran executions
[Al Jazeera]

Israel/Palestine
Hamas leader says Israel prisoner swap at impasse
[Reuters]
Explosive devices float onto Israeli beaches
[Reuters]

Europe
02.01 Northern Ireland Nears Power-Sharing Pact [WSJ]
1 injured in Russian railroad bombing
[AP]
Concorde trial starts 10 years after crash
[Reuters]

Africa
SAfrican leader criticized over love child report
[AP]

Haiti
Haiti food convoy attacked; UN warns of volatility
[AP]
Bill Clinton to coordinate Haiti relief efforts
[Reuters]
Haiti questions Americans over “kidnapping”
[Reuters]
Scientists say Haiti could be hit by another earthquake soon
[McClatchy]

Domestic
Huge Deficits May Alter U.S. Politics and Global Power
[NYT] and Mr. Obama’s New Budget [NYT]
Accused NY bomb plotter’s father faces new charges
[Reuters]
Pentagon to Study Lifting Ban on Openly Gay Members
[Bloomberg]
Obama, Family Plan Trip to Boyhood Indonesian School in March
[Bloomberg]

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