Daily International News 02.02.10

February 2, 2010

Daily International News
February 2, 2010

Child custody battles could raise US-Japan tension

South Korea rules out “payoff” for summit with North

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

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

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

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]

Hamas leader says Israel prisoner swap at impasse
Explosive devices float onto Israeli beaches

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

SAfrican leader criticized over love child report

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

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
Pentagon to Study Lifting Ban on Openly Gay Members
Obama, Family Plan Trip to Boyhood Indonesian School in March


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