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Daily International News 03.24.10

March 24, 2010

Daily International News
March 24, 2010

Japan
Japan’s exports up 45 percent in February
[AP]

North Korea
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il ‘has chronic kidney failure’ [AFP]
Resistance against N. Korean regime taking root, survey suggests
[WaPo] – from East-West Center Report

China
Google’s decision signals change in Western businesses’ approach to China
[WaPo]
From 03.23 Stance by China to Limit Google Is Risk by Beijing [NYT]
China-Australia gas deal as Rio Tinto trial ends
[AP]
China CEOs Join Obama in Supporting Yuan Appreciation (Update2)
[Bloomberg]

Middle East
Israel approves new building in east Jerusalem
[AP]
Saudi Arabia: World must intervene with ‘arrogant’ Israel
[Haaretz]
Iraq’s Kurds could lose some of their influence to anti-American Sadr movement
[WaPo]
Dead Palestinian militant clouds peace efforts
[AP]

Central/South Asia
Pakistan seeks better US ties
[Al Jazeera]
Disputed isle in Bay of Bengal disappears into sea
[AP]

Africa
Private guards kill Somali pirate for first time
[AP]
Nigeria acting leader names cabinet nominees
[Reuters]

Europe
Irish bishop resigns, apologizes to abuse victims
[AP]
Germany says IMF must help pay for Greece
[DW]
Sarkozy vows not to slacken reforms after poll loss
[Reuters]
French PM signals end to carbon tax plan
[Reuters]

Americas
U.S. and Mexico Revise Joint Antidrug Strategy
[NYT]

Domestic
Obama to Push Health Plan After Signing Landmark Bill Into Law
[Bloomberg]
Calorie Data to Be Posted at Most Chains
[NYT]

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