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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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