Archive for July, 2010

h1

Daily International News 07.30.10

July 30, 2010

Daily International News
July 30, 2010

Koreas
North Korea UN talks go ahead after US military drill
[BBC]
U.N. Command, DPRK to meet again next month [Xinhua]
New details point to sinking by N. Korean torpedo
[Wash Times]
North Korean diplomats seize books on Kim in Myanmar
[Reuters]
US ‘carefully watching’ Myanmar-NKorea talks
[AP]
S. Korean PM offers to resign a second time
[CNN]

China/HK
U.S. takes a tougher tone with China
[WaPo]
China reiterates “indisputable” sovereignty over South China Sea islands
[Xinhua]
US to press China, others on Iran sanctions
[AP]
China disagrees with EU’s unilateral sanctions on Iran [Xinhua]
China ‘jails three Uighurs’ for website work
[BBC]
China to crack down on pro-Cantonese protesters
[Reuters]
US expert: China oil spill far bigger than stated
[AP]
EDF agrees £5.8bn sale of UK networks to Li Ka-Shing
[BBC]

SE Asia/Pacific
Sri Lanka TV station firebombed
[BBC]

WikiLeaks
Taliban furious, says we’ll punish WikiLeaks informers
[Hindustan Times]
Computer Evidence Ties Leaks to Soldier
[WSJ]
Afghan war spending faces new scrutiny
[WaPo]
Al-Qaida ‘planned 9/11 style attack on Kabul’
[Guardian]

AfPak [non-WikiLeaks related]
Dutch Troops To Leave Afghanistan
[AFP]
July becomes deadliest month for U.S. troops in Afghanistan
[CNN]
Officials: Floods kill at least 430 in Pakistan
[AP]

Middle East
Mahmoud Abbas preparing to hold direct talks with Israel, say diplomats
[Telegraph]
Rocket from Gaza hits Israeli city, no injuries
[AP]
Is Peres trying to convince Palestinians to refuse direct talks?
[Haaretz]
Hariri hit suspect is Hizbullah bigwig
[J-Post]
Syrian and Saudi leaders visit Beirut to defuse tension
[BBC]
Opponents of Gamal Mubarak ridicule posters
[The National]

Africa
Central African Republic election delayed to Jan.
[AP]
Scores die of cholera in Cameroon
[CNN]
Robert Mugabe loses political ally as younger sister Sabina dies
[Telegraph]

Europe
Italy in political turmoil as Berlusconi party implodes
[Reuters]
New START: Too modest to merit partisan bickering
[WaPo]
US Embassy workers in France tested after suspicious letter
[AP]
Truck Drivers in Greece Defy an Order to End Their Strike
[NYT]
20 dead as forest fires rage across Russia
[AP]

Domestic
Lockerbie senator considers sending investigators to Britain
[Telegraph]
Arizona Seeks September Appeal Hearing on Immigration Ruling
[Bloomberg]
Obama Immigration Victory Adds to Pressure for Federal Action
[Bloomberg]
Rangel Case Poses Test for Democrats as Elections Near
[NYT]
SEC charges billionaire Texas brothers who donate to GOP with fraud
[WaPo]
U.S. Economic Growth Slowed to 2.4% Rate in 2nd Quarter
[NYT]
Disney Sells Miramax for $660 Million [NYT]

Americas
Wyclef Jean steps toward Haitian presidential race
[Reuters]
Neighbors fail to end Venezuela-Colombia rift
[Reuters]
The ‘Dangerous’ Border: Actually One of America’s Safest Places
[Time]
U.S. closes consulate in Mexico’s Ciudad Juarez
[Reuters]
Troops kill senior ‘capo’ of mighty Mexico cartel
[AP]
62 cops linked to drug cartels arrested in Mexico
[CNN]

h1

Daily International News 07.29.10

July 29, 2010

Daily International News
July 29, 2010

Northeast Asia
North Korea to hold more talks with US
[AAP]
US watching for NKorea nuclear test
[Wash Times]
North Korea minister visits Burma amid nuclear fears
[BBC]
SKorean PM Chung resigns, hastening Lee’s cabinet reshuffle
[JoongAng Ilbo]
Japanese tanker probe eyes possible Persian Gulf collision
[AP]
Tiananmen dissident to seek re-entry to China
[Reuters]
Official: Water safe after chemical spill in China
[AP]

Central/SE Asia
Emergency ruled ended in six more Thailand provinces
[BBC]
U.S. Military Scrutinizes Leaks for Risks to Afghans
[NYT] and Military Probe Again Targets Manning [WSJ]
Local strongman is U.S. troops’ most reliable friend in Kandahar province
[WaPo]
2nd US Navy sailor’s body recovered in Afghanistan
[AP]
David Cameron defends ‘frank’ comments about Pakistan
[BBC]
Monsoon flooding kill 60, strand more in Pakistan
[AP]

Middle East
Arab League backs Palestinians on restarting talks
[AP]
Clinton “burning up phone lines” to Middle East
[Politico]
Militants kill 17 security forces across Iraq
[AP]
US seeking fuel-swap meeting with Iran
[J-Post]
Lawyer in Iran stoning case ‘missing’
[BBC]

Africa
AU Rejects Change to Somalia Mandate
[All Africa]
China and Rio Tinto complete Guinea mining deal
[BBC]
South African unions threaten to strike ‘in seven days’
[BBC]
DR Congo boat sinking ‘kills 140’
[BBC]

UK/Europe
Cameron ‘unsure of government’s form’ as he met Queen
[BBC]
UK fixed retirement age to be axed
[BBC]
Koh-i-Noor diamond ‘staying put’ in UK says Cameron
[BBC]
Russia grants more powers to KGB successor agency
[AP]
Greek police clash with hauliers amid crippling strike
[BBC]
Gruesome charges detailed against suspected Nazi
[AP]

Americas
Fidel Castro to Publish Book Account of His Revolutionary Youth
[Bloomberg]
Unasur set to address Venezuela’s rift with Colombia
[BBC]
Four Journalists Kidnapped in Mexico
[WSJ]
Guatemala tries Mexican massacre suspects
[BBC]

Domestic
Arizona Will Appeal Ruling on Immigration Law, Governor Says
[Bloomberg]
Majority of spilled oil in Gulf of Mexico unaccounted for in government data
[WaPo]
Obama, on ‘The View,’ Discusses the ‘Roses’ and ‘Thorns’ of the Presidency
[ABC]
Fallen Soldiers’ Families Denied Cash Payout as Insurers Profit
[Bloomberg]
Details of 100m Facebook users collected and published
[BBC]
Congress Rethinks Its Ban on Internet Gambling
[NYT]
Obama Speaks to Civil Rights Group on Education
[NYT]

h1

Daily International News 07.28.10

July 28, 2010

Daily International News
July 28, 2010

Northeast Asia
Japan hangs two death row inmates
[BBC]
“Freak wave” damages Japan supertanker off Oman
[Reuters]
Strict immigration rules may threaten Japan’s future
[WaPo]
China to send 2 pandas to Japan in diplomatic move
[AP]
China’s government news chief ‘missing’ in Britain
[Telegraph]
Deadly explosion hits Chinese plastics factory
[Reuters]
Worst floods in a decade in China, 30,000 trapped
[AP]
China Pushes to End Public Shaming
[NYT]
Escaped South Korean prisoner of war ‘sent back to North after fleeing to China’
[Guardian]

AfPak
Central Command pick backs Afghan strategy
[Wash Times]
Blast kills 25 on bus in southern Afghanistan
[LAT]
Pakistan plane crashes, all 152 on board dead
[Reuters]
David Cameron: Pakistan is promoting the ‘export of terror’
[Telegraph]

Middle East
Hans Blix: Blair government became ‘prisoner’ of US before war in Iraq
[Guardian]
Pentagon can’t account for how it spent $2.6 billion in Iraqi funds, audit finds
[WaPo]
Iran to pay for new babies to boost population
[AP]
Israel rejects Abbas terms for direct talks
[AFP]
Alleged al Qaeda message mourns comrade, mentions flotilla raid
[CNN]
Jordan’s King Abdullah II, Israeli PM Netanyahu meet
[CNN]

Africa
We can build United States of Africa, Gaddafi says
[Reuters]
Egyptian policemen go on trial in torture case
[Reuters]
11 Somalis killed in gunbattle in Mogadishu
[AP]

Europe
Report finds Russians may not be in compliance, could sink new START pact
[WaPo]
Catalonia bans bullfighting in landmark Spain vote
[BBC]
German aid workers kidnapped in Darfur are freed [BBC]
Iceland defies EU fishing rules as bid talks open
[BBC]

Domestic
BP-Lockerbie hearing postponed
[Politico]
House approves $37 billion war-funding bill
[WaPo]
GOP senators leaning toward yes on New START
[FP]
WikiLeaks Founder Defends Afghan War-Data Release
[Bloomberg]
Holder Says U.S. Probing Afghanistan Document Leaks
[Bloomberg]
Incoming BP CEO thinks, but ‘can’t guarantee,’ oil flow has ended
[CNN]
Gingrich defines Mosque Exclusion Zone for New York
[Salon]
Former Arlington superintendent, deputy subpoenaed
[Salon]

Americas
Venezuela nabs 6 Colombian paramilitary suspects
[AP]
Mexico police find human heads dumped near Durango
[BBC]
4 journalists reported missing in northern Mexico
[AP]
Climate change set to boost Mexican immigration to the US, says study
[CSM]

h1

Daily International News 07.27.10

July 27, 2010

Daily International News
July 27, 2010

Northeast Asia
Wikileaks documents: N. Korea sold missiles to al-Qaeda, Taliban
[WaPo]
North Korean team slammed over World Cup failure
[Korea Herald]
Koreas mark truce, but drills underscore tensions
[AP]
Clinton comments, Korea drills roil US-China ties
[AP] and U.S. involvement will only complicate South China Sea issue [Xinhua]
China Three Gorges flooding set to peak
[BBC]
Move to Limit Cantonese on Chinese TV Is Assailed
[NYT]
Japan Panel to Propose Defense Policy Changes, Asahi Reports
[Bloomberg]

AfPak/Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan seeks $1bn in international aid pledges
[BBC]
WikiLeaks disclosures unlikely to change course of Afghanistan war
[WaPo]
Bin Laden among latest Wikileaks Afghan revelations
[BBC]
Afghanistan questions U.S. silence over Pakistan’s role
[Reuters]
NATO: 1 missing sailor killed in Afghanistan
[AP]

South/Southeast Asia
UK’s Cameron in India on mission to woo old ally
[AP]
Myanmar’s top military leader in India for talks
[AP] and Burma leader expects silence from India visit [BBC]
Convicted Khmer Rouge jailer Duch ‘will appeal’
[BBC]

Middle East [non-Iran related]
Audit: US can’t account for $8.7B in Iraqi funds
[AP]
Hamas leader says group considering Gaza draft
[AP]

Iran
Iran fuel imports nosedive as sanctions bite: source
[Reuters]
Iran ready to resume nuclear fuel swap talks
[Guardian]
Ahmadinejad says expects U.S. to attack MidEast soon
[Reuters]
Russia objects to EU Iran sanctions
[AP]
Germany must change for EU sanctions on Iran to have bite
[LAT]
Iran Air Force To Stage Weeklong Drill: Reports
[AFP]

Africa
UK to boost trade with Sudan despite rights concerns
[Reuters]
Group says suing UK over Congo conflict minerals
[Reuters]
African Union pledges to reinforce its Somalia force
[BBC]

Europe
EU Floats Serbia-Kosovo Talks Offer, Ratchets Up Iran Sanctions
[RFERL]
Serbia lawmakers vow never to recognize Kosovo
[AP]
Cameron ‘anger’ at slow pace of Turkish EU negotiations
[BBC]
PM Fillon says France “at war” with al Qaeda
[Reuters]
London celebrates 2-year countdown to 2012 Games
[AP]
Spain’s Catalonia expected to ban bullfights
[Reuters]

Americas/Domestic
Fugees singer Wyclef Jean could join Haiti’s presidential race
[Telegraph]
In Cuba, Revolution Day Without Castro at Podium
[NYT]
Arlington mismarked graves could be in the 1000s
[NYP]

h1

Daily International News 07.26.10

July 26, 2010

Daily International News
July 26, 2010

Global
Global Economy May Slow to 3.25% From 4.7% Average
[Bloomberg]

NE Asia
Submarine focus for US-South Korea military drill
[BBC]
North Korea’s threats over US-South Korea war games: Another bluff?
[CSM]
Doubts surface on North Korea’s role in ship sinking
[LAT]
A Clouded Outlook: Japan from Dynamo to Dinosaur
[Time]

SE Asia/Pacific
Khmer Rouge Figure Is Found Guilty of War Crimes
[NYT]
Bus-stop bombing kills one in Bangkok
[BBC]
New Philippine leader Aquino sets out agenda
[BBC]

Central/South Asia
Afghan war logs: key findings
[Telegraph]
Karzai orders probe into Afghan civilian deaths
[ABC]
Pakistan Aids Insurgency in Afghanistan, Reports Assert
[NYT]
Burma leader’s India visit draws rights criticism
[BBC]

Middle East
EU tightens sanctions over Iran nuclear programme
[BBC]
Iran improves ballistic missile capabilities
[Tehran Times]
Israeli Arab Raed Salah jailed over spitting incident
[BBC]
Yemen forces ‘kill al-Qaeda trio’
[BBC]
Turkey requests PKK leader’s extradition
[Today’s Zaman]

Africa
ICC Bashir warrants ‘undermine peace in Africa’
[AFP]
Somalia: AU Ministers Agree to ‘Take On’ Al Shabaab
[All Africa]
Uganda president urges action against Somali militants
[BBC]

Europe
BP Said to Cast Dudley as CEO as It Looks to Rebuild
[Bloomberg]
Sarkozy condemns hostage killing
[BBC]
Oil Giant Fined for Shipping Sludge to Ivory Coast
[NYT]
Prosecutors launch investigation into Love Parade tragedy
[DW]

Domestic/Americas
Alex Salmond calls on US to release Lockerbie files
[BBC]
Hearing on Lockerbie Sets Off More Finger-Pointing
[NYT]

h1

Daily International News 07.23.10

July 23, 2010

Daily International News
July 23, 2010

North Korea
North Korea vows ‘physical response’ to US exercise
[BBC]
NKorea tensions spike at Asian security forum
[AP]
US says NKorea must change ‘dangerous’ behavior
[AP]
On North Korea and More, China Flexes Its Muscles
[Time]

China/Japan
US wades into South China Sea disputes
[AP]
China sentences Uighur writer to 15 years in jail
[AP]
China ‘may review execution policy changes’
[BBC]
First details on China oil spill’s cause emerge
[AP]
Prosecutors to quiz Japan ruling party’s Ozawa – media
[Reuters]

South/SE/Central Asia
US warns Myanmar on nukes, rights abuses
[AP]
17 injured in blast targeting Afghan candidate
[AP]
Minority leaders leaving Karzai’s side over leader’s overtures to insurgents
[WaPo]
Pakistani government extends tenure of Army Chief Kayani
[CNN]
India unveils prototype of $35 tablet computer
[AP]

Middle East/N. Africa
Abbas warns Fatah to get organized or die
[Haaretz]
Israel: Controversial conversion bill shelved
[AP]
Israel to return impounded Gaza aid ships to Turkey
[Reuters]
Hezbollah members ‘facing Rafik Hariri charges’
[BBC]
Mubarak, 82, gives public speech after health rumours
[Reuters]

Africa
Guards for Somali Leader Join Islamists
[NYT]
Nigerian senate votes for earlier elections
[BBC]
Uganda: AU Military Chiefs Draw Somalia War Plan
[All Africa]
Guinea to send troops to AU force in Somalia
[AFP]

Europe
Russia says ready to resume NATO military ties
[Reuters]
Scottish official to skip US Lockerbie hearing
[AP]
BP Managers Named in Disaster Probe
[WSJ]
Serbia rejects UN legal ruling on Kosovo’s secession
[BBC]
Trafigura found guilty of exporting toxic waste
[BBC]
France to sell two Mistral-class warships to Russia
[BBC]
France targets ‘al-Qaeda militants’ in Mauritania
[BBC]
Banks Await Stress Test Results in Europe
[NYT]
Euro Passes Own Stress Test as Bank Examinations Loom
[Bloomberg]

Domestic
Hearing on Arizona immigration law begins
[WaPo]
Senate Passes U.S. War Bill Without State Aid Sought by House
[Bloomberg]
Bowing to political reality, Senate Democrats drop broad energy bill
[LAT]
Ships evacuated from Gulf as tropical storm advances
[BBC]

h1

Daily International News 07.22.10

July 22, 2010

Daily International News
July 22, 2010

Northeast Asia
Chinese Backing Sought by U.S. for New North Korea Sanctions
[Bloomberg] and ANALYSIS: Chinese help is key to pressuring NKorea [AP]
North Korea anger at US-South Korea war games
[BBC]
North Korea to stage massive dance spectacle
[AP]
China accused of excessive force over Tibet unrest
[BBC]
Foreign companies in China sound off on business policies
[WaPo]
FIFA praises Japan’s 2022 World Cup bid
[AP]
Wife questions Japan PM Naoto Kan’s ability to govern
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Clinton warns Myanmar on NKorea cooperation
[AP]
In Hanoi, Clinton Criticizes Vietnam on Rights
[NYT]
Fiji’s Bainimarama holds replacement Pacific meeting
[BBC]
US drops training ban on Indonesian special forces
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Kyrgyz ex-leader’s brother held over ethnic riots
[BBC]
India state-run banks ‘turn away Muslims’
[BBC]
Petraeus Sharpens Afghan Strategy
[WSJ]
Republicans Are Turning Against the Afghanistan War
[US News]
2 Americans killed in copter crash in Afghanistan
[AP]

Middle East
Kidnapped Scholar Provides Tehran with Valuable Information on CIA
[Fars]
Gaza smugglers cut underground Egyptian steel wall
[AP]

Africa
U.S envoy to Sudan says Bashir indictment will make his job harder
[WaPo]
Archbishop Desmond Tutu to withdraw from public life
[BBC]
Kenya torture victims get compensation payment
[BBC]
AU troops harming Somali civilians
[AP]

Europe
World court says Kosovo’s independence is legal
[AP]
Spain takes in 3rd inmate from Guantanamo Bay
[AP]
Beleaguered Merkel faces press one last time before summer break
[DW]
Judge orders Demjanjuk to appear in court
[AP]

UK
Pinching Pennies, U.K.’s Cameron Goes Commercial on U.S. Trip
[Bloomberg]
London buses to carry female ordination advert during pope’s visit
[Guardian]
BNP leader Nick Griffin barred from Queen’s garden party
[Guardian]
David Cameron unveils national service pilot
[Guardian]
No charges against officer over G20 protest death
[AFP]

Domestic
Sherrod offered new job, but says she is not so sure
[CNN]
Tropical depression halts work on BP’s leaky well
[AP]
Workers on Doomed Rig Voiced Concern About Safety
[NYT]

Americas/Caribbean
IMF cancels $268 million Haiti debt
[AP]
Gunbattles paralyze Mexican city across from Texas
[AP]
Colombia recalls envoy from Venezuela amid rebel row
[BBC]
Brazil enacts racial discrimination law, but some say it’s not needed
[CNN]