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Daily International News 03.04.10

March 4, 2010

Lots of news today…enjoy!
Also, check out my breaking news Twitter feed: @lmcgaughy

Daily International News
March 4, 2010

North Korea
N. Korea spurns S. Korean demand to resolve nuclear issue together
[Yonhap]
NKorean executed for sneaking news out: report
[AP]
NKorea pressures SKorea to restart joint tours
[AP]

Japan
Japan Offers New Plan in Okinawa Dispute
[NYT]

China/Taiwan
Strong earthquake hits Taiwan; 64 people injured
[AP]
China Says It Is Slowing Down Military Spending
[NYT] and China’s defense budget to grow 7.5% in 2010: spokesman [Xinhua]

SE Asia
Thailand denies visa to Dalai Lama’s sister
[AP]

Iran Sanctions
China backs diplomacy, not sanctions, on Iran
[AP]
Iran threatens to withdraw nuclear offer
[AFP]
Brazil, U.S. at odds over Iran
[CNN]
New Hurdle to Iran Sanctions
[WSJ]

Other Middle East
17 killed in Baghdad blasts targeting voters
[AP]
Yemen: Police arrest suspected al-Qaida members
[AP]

AfPak
U.S. Redraws Afghan Command
[WSJ]
UN envoy says it’s ‘time to talk’ to the Taliban
[AP]

Europe
Reasons for Knox guilty verdict released in Italy
[AP]
German court jails Islamists for foiled U.S. attacks
[Reuters]
Dutch anti-Islamists makes key gains in local elections
[BBC]

Africa
UK says no early end to Zimbabwe sanctions
[Reuters]
UN plans to end DR Congo peacekeeping mission
[BBC]
Voters flock to Togo poll in test of democracy
[AP]

Americas
Chile wants loans, scours for quake survivors
[Reuters]
Haitian family survives 2 big quakes in 2 months
[AP]
Chavez denies links with Spain’s ETA, FARC rebels
[AP]

Domestic
Obama calls for reconciliation to prevent filibuster on health-care reform
[WaPo]
Turkey, on Edge, Watches U.S. Vote on Armenia
[WSJ

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