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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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