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Daily International News 02.23.10

February 23, 2010

Daily International News
February 23, 2010

NKorea
US, SKorea envoys visit China amid NKorea hopes
[AP]
South Africa says intercepted N.Korea arms shipment
[Reuters]
China stresses friendly ties with DPRK as its “consistent policy”
[Xinhua]
China supports U.S.- DPRK contact: spokesman
[Xinhua]
N.K. leader anxious over pending state matters: Seoul spy chief
[Yonhap]

China
China tightens internet controls
[BBC]
From 02.22 Chinese vocational school bored of NYT Google hacking reports [Xinhua]
China urges U.S.to work for improvement of relations
[Xinhua]
Q+A-Where does China stand on Iran sanctions?
[Reuters]

Iran
Iran says any fuel swap must be on its territory
[Reuters] and APNewsBreak: Iran nuclear offer falls short [AP]
Iran captures Sunni militant group leader
[AP]

Iraq
U.S. plans for possible delay in Iraq withdrawal
[WaPo]

Other Middle East
More British, Irish passports used in Dubai killing
[Reuters]
Egypt police kill migrant at Israel border
[Reuters]
From 02.22 Al Qaeda video rails against Turkey [CNN]

AfPak
U.S. Afghan death toll hits 1,000 as blast kills 7 civilians
[Reuters]
NATO commander makes televised apology to Afghans
[AP]
Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Kabir ‘seized in Pakistan’
[BBC]

Europe
Denmark’s prime minister shuffles government
[AP]
Minister Phil Woolas launches personal attack on Christine Pratt
[Times UK]
Republican terrorists blamed for detonating car bomb near border
[Times UK]
Clinton Calls for Closer NATO-Russian Cooperation
[Bloomberg]

Americas
Falklands: full support for Argentina from Latinamerican and Caribbean leaders
[MercoPress]
From 02.22 Homeless Haitians: aid halted to force them out [AP]

Domestic
Job Bill Clears Hurdle in U.S. Senate With Republican Support
[Bloomberg]
Obama Health Plan May Provide Roadmap for Passage by Democrats
[Bloomberg]
Toyota Probe Fueled by Politics as Well as Safety, Critics Say
[Bloomberg] and Lawmakers’ Ties to Toyota Questioned at Start of Inquiries [NYT]

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