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Daily International News 03.12.10

March 12, 2010

Daily International News
March 12, 2010

Japan
Japanese Coast Guard Arrests Anti-Whaling Skipper
[NYT]

Koreas
Senior U.S. official handling N. Korea sanctions visits S. Korea
[Yonhap]

China
Britain says China won’t risk isolation over Iran
[Reuters]
China fires back at US human rights criticisms
[AP]
and China strikes back with report on U.S. human rights record [Xinhua]
Chinese minister insists Google obey the law
[AP] and China Tells Google To Go To Hell, Again [Business Insider]
China slams U.S. house speaker’s statement on Tibet
[Xinhua] – original Pelosi Statement

Israel
Israel seals off West Bank amid heightened tension
[AFP]

Israel moves to change law after Biden “mishap”
[AP]
2 Israeli soldiers indicted for Gaza war conduct
[AP]

(Other) Middle East
In Early Tally, Tight Iraq Race Deepens Splits
[NYT]
Iraqi PM starts laying groundwork for new govt
[AP]
New Jersey man suspect in Yemen rampage
[CNN]

Central/South/SE Asia
Suicide bombs kill 43, wound 100 in Pakistani city
[AP]
Thousands evacuated as flooding batters Kazakhstan
[AFP]
Thai protesters start bid to topple government
[Reuters]

Africa
Somali rebels attack in capital for third day
[Reuters]

Europe
Nicolas Sarkozy meeting UK party leaders
[BBC]

Americas
Three strong earthquakes strike Chile in quick succession
[CNN]
Mexico City hosts nation’s first gay marriages
[LAT]

Domestic
Obama delays Asia trip to deal with health care
[AP]

US State Department launches site to gather views on US foreign policy
[Guardian]
Obama Says He Backs New Push to Overhaul U.S. Immigration Laws
[Bloomberg]

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