Daily International News 03.16.10

March 16, 2010

Daily International News
March 16, 2010

Chinese premier, British foreign secretary underline free trade
China criticizes US pressure over currency
[AP] and Senate bill threatens stiff new penalties on China [Reuters]
China without Google: ‘a lose-lose scenario’
[AP] and Foreign investment environment won’t be affected in China if Google quits: FM spokesman [Xinhua]
China shows no sign of budging on Iran sanctions
[AP] and China more concerned about Iran, wary on sanctions [Reuters]
Mystery of missing Chinese lawyer Gao Zhisheng deepens

US envoy cancels Mideast trip, Israel feud deepens
[AP] and U.S. pushing Netanyahu to accept demands for peace talks [WaPo]
Netanyahu affirms settlement project that U.S. considers ‘affront’
[Miami Herald]
Hundreds of Palestinians riot in Jerusalem
Israeli FM reportedly boycotts Brazil’s President Lula
[BBC] and Mercosur/Israel free trade agreement becomes effective April [MercoPress]

(Other) Middle East
Iran Plans to Execute 6 Arrested in Protests
Eight dead, 11 wounded in Iraq bomb attacks
Yemen says militants died in raid

Central/South Asia
U.S. Is Reining In Special Forces in Afghanistan
U.S. missile strike kills 10 militants in Pakistan
Gunbattle erupts at Indian space centre in Bangalore
Sri Lankan opposition leader faces court-martial

SE Asia
Thai red-shirts splash blood in anti-government protest
CAPITAL CULTURE: Indonesia remembers young Obama
Vietnam releases dissident priest Nguyen Van Ly

Somali pirates free North Korean chemical tanker
Nigeria presidential vote set for Jan 22 or April 23

European finance ministers agree Greece rescue plan
Irish Catholic leader won’t quit for abuse coverup

Six MPs’ expenses appeals are dismissed
Brussels berates Britain for disappointing Budget plan [Telegraph]
Kidnapped Oldham boy Sahil Saeed found safe in Pakistan
Glamour boy Beckham to miss World Cup after injury

Aftershock hits off coast of Chile, no damage
Chavez defends ETA suspects wanted in Spain
FBI, DEA join probe of slayings near Mexican border

House may try to pass Senate health-care bill without voting on it
US plans to give high-speed broadband to every American

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