Archive for April, 2010

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Daily International News 04.30.10

April 30, 2010

Daily International News
April 30, 2010

East Asia
Shanghai rolls out record world’s expo
[CNN]

South/Southeast Asia
India and Pakistan pledge to improve relations
[LAT]
Burma PM ‘applies to form new political party’
[BBC]
Thai protesters on defensive after storming hospital
[Reuters]

Middle East
New US warning to Syria on Scuds
[BBC]
Egypt rejects claims that it gassed Gaza tunnels
[AP]

Africa
US gives $7.5M more for Taylor war crimes trial
[AP]
‘Hundred killed’ in Chad clashes
[BBC]
UN extends Sudan peacekeeping mission another year
[AP]

Europe
Belgium bans burqa-type dress in public
[AP]
Cameron takes momentum after confident debate
[AP]

Americas
White House Says No New Offshore Drilling Until Investigation is Complete
[ABC]
Mexico charges 25 Acapulco police for drugs, arms
[AP]
D.C. press corps, spurned by Obama, invites Justin Bieber to prom
[Salon]

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Daily International News 04.28.10

April 28, 2010

Daily International News
April 28, 2010

Northeast Asia
Hatoyama to visit Okinawa on May 4 to discuss Futemma
[Kyodo]
China shows global leadership by lifting entry ban on HIV carriers: UNAIDS
[Xinhua]
US, Europe press China to drop tech security rule
[AP]
Man stabs 15 students, 1 teacher in south China
[AP]

Southeast/South Asia
Thai authorities, protesters clash; 1 soldier dies
[AP]
Indian diplomat accused of spying for Pakistan
[LAT]

Middle East
Israel’s Ayalon sees talks restart within two weeks
[Reuters]
No fines now for Palestinian settlement workers
[AP]
Former PM urges interim government in Iraq
[AP]

Africa
Unpaid Somali soldiers desert to insurgency
[AP]
Southern Sudan opposition leader contests poll result
[BBC]
Niger – UN warning over total crop failure
[BBC]

Europe
Conservatives, Labour Gain in Poll Showing Hung Parliament
[SFGate3]
In UK election gaffe, Brown calls voter ‘bigoted’
[AP]
Stocks slump as Greece debt downgraded to junk
[WaPo]
Austria probe links slaying to Chechen president
[AP]
Russia publishes Katyn massacre archives
[BBC]

Americas
Plea deal possible for Canadian at Guantanamo
[Reuters]
Holder: U.S. May Fight Arizona Immigration Law
[CBS]
Chile Catholic church hit by abuse claims, bomb
[AP]

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Daily International News 04.27.10

April 27, 2010

Daily International News
April 27, 2010

East/Southeast Asia
Burma leaders ‘shed uniforms for polls’
[BBC]
Australia shelves key emissions trading scheme
[BBC]
South Korean Growth Accelerates, Government Warns on Won Gains
[Bloomberg]
Okada stresses U.S. Marines’ role for Japan’s defense
[Kyodo]

Central Asia
U.N. shuts mission in Afghanistan’s Kandahar
[Reuters]
Karzai’s brother says UN should not leave south
[AP]
Kyrgyz interim government charges Bakiyev over massacre
[Reuters]
Private zoo discovered at Kyrgyz ex-leader’s home
[BBC]

Middle East
Iraqi panel voids candidacies of 52 substitutes in March vote
[LAT]
Israeli forces demolish settlers’ ‘Obama’s Shack’
[AP]
Iran FM hopeful for nuke fuel deal, no sanctions
[AP]

Africa
Bashir Wins Election as Sudan Edges Toward Split
[NYT]
War crimes court rejects new bid to try Darfur rebel chief
[AFP]

Europe
Ukraine parliament hit by brawl, eggs, smoke bombs
[AP]
Belgian PM’s resignation accepted
[CNN]
General election 2010 live blog
[Guardian UK]
Electioneering row as Boris Johnson opens East London Line at ceremony
[Times UK]

Americas/Domestic
Mexican officials condemn Arizona’s tough new immigration law
[WaPo]
Arizona immigration law puts police in ‘impossible situation’
[CSM] [Economist]
The hub nation: Immigration places America at the centre of a web of global networks. So why not make it easier?
Venezuela’s Chavez rebuffs Pentagon report
[AP]

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Daily International News 04.23.10

April 23, 2010

Please excuse my absence for the last few days – I was at the US Court of Appeals yesterday listening in on the Uyghur former detainee resettlement appeal. News below!

Daily International News
April 23, 2010

Northeast Asia
Clinton urges North Korea to avoid provocative actions
[Reuters]
North Korea ‘to seize property at Kumgang resort’
[BBC via KCNA]
Monks ‘asked to leave Qinghai quake zone’
[BBC]

Central/South/SE Asia
Thailand’s red shirts say open to talks with govt
[Reuters]
Bakiyev ‘will not return to Kyrgyzstan as president’
[BBC]
Nato sets out plans to transfer control in Afghanistan
[BBC]
Once-docile Afghan parliament stands up to Karzai and becomes an ally of U.S.
[WaPo]
From 04.22 Killings Rattle Pakistan’s Swat Valley [NYT]

Middle East
Israel PM seeks new plan as US envoy visits-report
[Reuters]
Bomb attacks near Baghdad Shia mosques kill dozens
[BBC]
Zimbabwe’s Mugabe backs Ahmadinejad on nuclear Iran
[Reuters]
Iran agrees belatedly to better monitoring-diplomats
[Reuters]

Africa
Meningitis kills 718 in Burkina Faso
[AP]
Opposition leader Ingabire released in Rwanda
[BBC]

Europe
U.S. Resists Push by Allies for Tactical Nuclear Cuts
[NYT]
Greece asks for EU-IMF bailout
[AP]
Europe’s air traffic ‘back to normal’
[BBC]
From 04.22 Belgium plunged into crisis as PM offers resignation [AFP]

Americas
Paraguay president wants military rule in north
[AP]
Oil slick spreads from sunken rig
[CNN]

Domestic
Democrats plan to introduce bill to blunt ruling on political spending
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 04.20.10

April 20, 2010

Daily International News
April 20, 2010

East/Southeast Asia
North Korea readying for third nuclear test: report
[Reuters]
Nuclear talks not possible if Pyongyang linked to sinking of S. Korean ship
[Yonhap]

U.S. to Pursue Effort on China Currency, Levin Says
[BusinessWeek]
Army deploys against Thailand’s ‘red shirt’ protesters
[CSM]

Central/South Asia
Ousted Kyrgyz leader Kurmanbek Bakiyev ‘in Belarus’
[BBC]

Kyrgyz interim leaders struggle to quell unrest
[Reuters]
Afghan deputy mayor slain as he prays in mosque
[AP]

Pakistan: President Gives Up Expanded Powers
[NYT]

Middle East
High-ranking al-Qaida in Iraq leader killed
[AP]
US summons Syrian envoy over Hezbollah
[BBC]

Turkey offers to act as Iran intermediary
[AFP]
Azerbaijan puts off joint military drills with US
[AP]

Africa
East Sudan parties concede defeat, cry fraud
[Reuters]
MPs in Djibouti scrap term limits
[BBC]
Somali pirates seize 3 Thai ships with 77 crew
[AP]

Europe
New volcanic ash cloud threatens to close British airspace again
[Guardian]
UK regulator launches Goldman probe
[FT]

Americas
Cuba’s Catholic cardinal says country in crisis
[AP]
Chavez hosts Latin American allies for summit
[AP]

Domestic
Goldman Sachs taps ex-White House counsel
[Politico]
Obama Reverses Bush Sex-Discrimination Policy in School Sports
[Bloomberg]

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Daily International News 04.19.10

April 19, 2010

Daily International News
April 19, 2010

East Asia
Tokyo struggles to solve US marine base dispute
[FT]
South Korean president in vow over sunken warship
[BBC]

China quake death toll nears 2,000
[Reuters]
KCNA: Change to Japanese textbooks criticized
KCNA: DPRK criticizes Nuclear Security Summit results

Southeast Asia
Burma’s ‘forgotten’ Chin people suffer abuse
[BBC]
Thai army moves into Bangkok business district
[BBC]

Central Asia
Ousted Kyrgyzstan leader Bakiyev ‘leaves Kazakhstan’
[BBC]

Fresh resistance as Kyrgyz leaders vow reforms
[Reuters]

Middle East
‘Palestinians will rule themselves’ says Ehud Barak
[BBC]

Iraqi panel orders recount of Baghdad votes
[AP]
Iran says to start work on new enrichment plant
[Reuters]

Europe
Airlines condemn ‘European mess’
[BBC]
UK sends in navy to help ash cloud crisis
[CNN]
Nick Clegg nearly as popular as Winston Churchill
[Times UK]
Turkish Cypriot hard-liner wins election
[AP]

Africa
No date set for delayed Sudan election results
[AFP]

Sudan state media report Bashir poll lead
[Reuters]
04.18 Video of Nigeria killings prompts outrage, arrest of officers [LAT]

Domestic
From 04.18 Gates Pushes Back on Report of Memo About Iran Policy [NYT]
Toyota Said to Agree to Pay $16.4 Million U.S. Fine
[Bloomberg]
From 04.18 Foes may target Kagan’s stance on military recruitment at Harvard [WaPo]

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Daily International News 04.16.10

April 16, 2010

Daily International News
April 16, 2010

Southeast/East Asia
South Korea: External explosion sank ship
[CNN]

Tibetans mourn as China quake toll hits 791
[Reuters]
Quake hoax in N China under probe
[Xinhua]
Malaysia halts Iran petrol sales
[FT]

South/Central Asia
Kyrgyz president formally resigns after turmoil
[Reuters]
Kyrgyzstan extends US lease on Manas air base
[BBC]

Officials take weapons from ousted leader’s family
[AP]
Afghan suicide attack targets foreigners
[Telegraph]

Hospital blast kills 10 in SW Pakistan
[Reuters]
From 04.15 Report on Bhutto assassination rips Pakistani government, security agencies [FP]

Middle East
Iran holds own nuclear conference as new UN sanctions loom
[DW]

Iran bars reformist leader from Japan conference
[AP]
Yemen rebels fire on military plane, breaching truce
[Reuters]
‘Palestinian collaborators’ executed by Hamas
[BBC]

Africa
Sudan begins counting in polls marred by boycotts
[Reuters]
Zambia hit by worst cholera outbreak in years
[AP]

Europe
10 million watch UK’s 1st TV election debate
[AP]

Bishop Williamson convicted of Holocaust denial
[AP]

Americas
Gates calls for ratification of Colombia free trade agreement
[LAT]
Lawyer: Charges dropped against 9 missionaries
[AP]

Argentina to repay 2001 debt as Greece struggles to avoid default
[Guardian]

Domestic
Special Report: U.S. shifts gears to tackle homespun terrorism
[Reuters]
Obama extends hospital visitation rights to same-sex partners of gays
[WaPo]

From 04.15 C.I.A. Document Details Destruction of Tapes [NYT]
47 arrested in human smuggling raid
[Arizona Republic]

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Daily International News 04.09.10

April 9, 2010

Daily International News
April 9, 2010

East Asia
China may raise rates soon, revalue yuan by Oct
[Reuters]
N.Korea parliament meets, leader Kim skips session
[Reuters]

Israel/Palestine
Israeli PM calls off trip to nuclear conference
[AP]
Obama adviser says no US Mideast peace plan ready
[AP]

Iran
Iran to display new centrifuges for nuclear work
[Reuters]
World powers hold UN meeting on Iran nuclear sanctions
[BBC]
China says Iran sanctions talks in NY “constructive”
[Reuters]
Protest Leader Ends Silence, Defying Tehran With a Meeting
[NYT]

Central Asia
Kyrgyzstan interim leaders consider Russian PKOs
[FT]
Future of U.S. air base in turbulent Kyrgyzstan uncertain
[WaPo]

South/Southeast Asia
Asean leaders issue Burma election call
[BBC]
Thai protest TV back on air after confrontation
[Reuters]
Pakistan’s National Assembly votes to sharply curtail presidential power
[WaPo]
Sri Lanka’s ruling coalition wins elections
[AP]
Sri Lankan/Afghan Asylum Seekers Banned from Australia
[SMH via AAP]

Africa
U.S. may support brief delay in Sudan elections
[WaPo]
3 Plead Not Guilty to Corruption in Namibia
[NYT]
S.Africa says World Bank loan to secure power supply
[Reuters]

Europe
Vatican: Pope willing to meet sex abuse victims
[AP]

Americas
AP Exclusive: Sinaloa cartel wins Juarez turf war
[AP]
Cuba democracy trips can resume, U.S. says
[MH]

Domestic/UN
U.S. Justice Stevens to resign
[Reuters]
U.N. climate talks split over way forward in 2010
[Reuters]

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Daily International News 04.07.10

April 7, 2010

Daily International News
April 7, 2010

DPRK
North Korea sentences U.S. man to 8 years hard labour
[Reuters]
N.K. to return to nuclear talks but progress unlikely: former U.S. envoy
[Yonhap]

China
Geithner to Meet With the Chinese Vice Premier
[NYT]
China hints at yuan rise
[Reuters]
China set for renminbi policy shift
[FT]
Crusading Chinese lawyer gives up activism
[AP]

Central Asia
Top Afghan Election Officials Resign
[Quqnoos]
Police kill at least 4 protesters in Kyrgyzstan’s capital
[LAT]

Southeast Asia
Thai PM declares state of emergency in Bangkok
[SMH]
Giant lizard species discovered in the Philippines
[BBC]

Middle East
Iran ridicules Obama’s “cowboy” nuclear strategy
[AP]

Africa
South Sudan president accuses north of oil grab
[Reuters]
Egypt riot police break up pro-democracy rally
[BBC]
SAfrican ANC: No singing of ‘polarizing’ songs
[AP]

Europe
Eurozone growth lowered to zero
[BBC]
Putin Commemorates WWII Massacre
[NYT]
Spain: judge indicted for probing Civil War
[AP]

Domestic
Reports: US OKs radical US-born cleric for death
[AP]
Guantanamo war court resumes hearings amid uncertainty
[McClatchy]

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Daily International News 04.06.10

April 6, 2010

Daily International News
April 6, 2010

East Asia
North Korean Red Star operating system details emerge
[BBC]
S. Korea believes N. Korean leader may visit China around April 25: source
[Yonhap]
South Korea destroyer reaches tanker seized by pirates
[Reuters]
Report: China-based hackers stole India secrets
[AP]
China, S. Korea discuss bilateral ties, DPRK’s nuclear issues
[Xinhua]

Iran
Turkey opposes sanctions against Iran
[Reuters]
China says considering attending Iran nuclear meet
[Reuters]

(Other) Middle East
Seven explosions kill dozens in Baghdad
[CNN]
Israeli military criticises troops who killed youths
[BBC]
Israeli FM warns Palestinians not to declare state
of war [AP]
Ex-officers arrested in Turkey coup probe
[BBC]

Central/South Asia
Maoists kill 75 police in central India attack
[Reuters]
Thai Protesters Refuse to Leave Central Bangkok District
[NYT]
Taliban claims Peshawar attack
[Al Jazeera]

Europe
Brown fires starting pistol for 6 May election
[Guardian]
Total faces Iraq bribery investigation
[BBC]
Ukraine scraps NATO accession plans
[DW]

Africa
South Africa face-off at Eugene Terreblanche hearing
[BBC]

Domestic
Obama Limits When U.S. Would Use Nuclear Arms
[NYT]
25 dead in W.Va. mine blast, worst since 1984
[AP]
RNC official steps down, but Steele stands firm
[AP]
Judge dismisses scores of Guantanamo habeas cases
[McClatchy]