Archive for August 9th, 2010


Daily International News 08.09.10

August 9, 2010

Daily International News
August 9, 2010

NE Asia
North Korea Seizes South Korean Boat Near Border
N. Korea offers no words on seized S. Korean fishing boat
NKorea fires artillery off west coast
Talks Set to Resume Between US, North Korean Military

South Korea’s President Reshuffles Cabinet
Will Lee remain tough on North Korea?
[Korea Times]

1,300 missing in China amid widespread Asia floods
In Crackdown on Energy Use, China to Shut 2,000 Factories [NYT]
Japan marks Nagasaki atomic bomb attack of 1945

SE Asia
Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Ba’asyir in terror arrest
Concerned about China’s rise, Southeast Asian nations build up militaries

Quiet ceremonies mark bloody anniversary in Myanmar
Philippines DFA chief: Without the opposition, Myanmar polls a farce
[GMA News]

Central/South Asia
Pakistan flood crisis bigger than tsunami, Haiti: UN
Last 2 foreign dead in Afghan murders identified
Indian govt takes legal action in Mumbai oil spill case; PM calls for report
[Press Trust Of India]

Middle East
Israeli PM: Turkey looked for a fight on ship

Israeli held in Libya returns home after release
Saudi Arabia and BlackBerry agree deal to avert a ban on the smartphone
08/08 At least 8 dead in multiple Iraq bombings [CNN]

U.N. Back to Somalia After 17 Years
Rwandan president expected to win election handily
Campbell said Taylor gave her diamond – Farrow
Sudan suspends BBC Arabic on FM radio

German mosque used by Sept. 11 attackers shut down
BP oil spill response costs hit $6.1 bln
Record heat wave and fires prompt Moscow to open relief centers
From 08/08 Russian president visits breakaway Abkhazia [CNN]

Obama May Ease U.S. Travel to Cuba Even If Congress Won’t Act
From 08/07 Fidel Castro addresses parliament after four-year gap [BBC]
Chavez to meet with Colombia’s new president
From 08/08 Groups of Mexican federal police clash over allegations [CNN]

First woman to head major US intelligence agency

Obama to Tout Education Efforts
Obama gets to test his game against hoops greats