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Daily International News 12.17.10

February 17, 2010

Daily International News
February 17, 2010

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North Korea
N. Korean leader’s only sister seen to have growing power
[Yonhap]
N. Korean nuclear talks to resume soon: Seoul minister
[Yonhap]

Japan
Japan’s Iran Moment
[NYT]
Japan Surpasses China as Largest Holder of US Debt
[FT]

China/HK/TW
U.S. carrier arrives in Hong Kong amid China tensions
[Reuters]
Hu urges developing west side of Taiwan Straits
[Xinhua]

South/Southeast Asia
Pakistani army confirms arrest of Taliban commander
[Reuters]
Impasse feared in Philippine talks with rebels
[AP]
Opposition Leader Fonseka Arrested in Sri Lanka
[Dawn]

Middle East
Russia urges Iran to actively cooperate with the IAEA
[Al Jazeera]
US envoy William Burns in Syria visit
[BBC]
General Says 2 Iraq Politicians Have Ties to Iran
[NYT]
Clinton Says Iran Army Warning Was Message to Nation’s Leaders
[Bloomberg] and Iran leader accuses U.S. of “war-mongering” [Reuters]

Europe
EU deplores Libya visa ban for Europeans
[BBC]
Court suspends Ukraine result on PM’s challenge
[CNN]
Finns propose ban on handguns after shootings
[AP]

Africa
Somalia: TFG State Minister Escapes Big Blasts
[AllAfrica]

Americas
Argentina Intensifies Row With U.K. Over Falkland Islands
[WSJ]
Honduran leader keeps military chief behind coup
[AP]
French President Sarkozy arrives in Haiti
[AP]

Domestic
As the world watches, Dalai Lama will meet with Obama at the White House
[WaPo]
Obama Administration Marks Anniversary of Stimulus Legislation
[Bloomberg]
Nuclear Industry Gets Lift, No ‘Renaissance’ From U.S. Loan Aid
[Bloomberg]

Global
Toyota considers Corolla recall over steering problems
[BBC]
BP Leaves: Defections Shake Up Climate Coalition
[WSJ]

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