Daily International News 08.12.10

August 12, 2010

Daily International News
August 12, 2010

Northeast Asia
China’s army condemns South Korean-US sea drills
Xinhua, China Mobile to establish internet search engine joint venture
China admits only foreigners hit by anti-trust law
Group: Tibetan businessman gets life in prison
Hopes fade for landslide survivors
[Global Times]
Hidden trillions widen China’s wealth gap – report
Korean President to grant special pardons
A day after Japan’s apology, ambassador looks to bright future
Japan Hints at Yen Intervention
Missing centenarians cause angst in aging Japan

South/Central Asia
New Flood Warnings Raise Fears in Pakistan
President Zardari makes first visit to flood zone
Holbrooke: Pakistan Aid Inadequate
Aid group: Fighters not thieves killed 10 workers
Unrest Is Undermining Hopes for Afghan Vote
India sets Aug. 31 deadline for BlackBerry info
India rejects UK scientists’ ‘superbug’ claim
India approves caste-based census
Two dead in Kazakh prison riot

Middle East
Israel said to reject Palestinian formula for talks
Resistance on Gaza flotilla more than expected, Israeli military chief says
Iran TV airs ‘confession’ from woman facing stoning
Iraq army ‘not ready’ until 2020
[Al Jazeera]
White House: US on track to end Iraq combat role
Murr slams ‘conditional’ US military aid
[Daily Star]
US to sell Kuwait Patriot anti-ballistic missile system

South Sudan independence vote ‘risks being derailed’
Moroccan police ‘break up 18-strong militant cell’
Uganda LRA rebels ‘on massive forced recruitment drive’
[BBC] Original Report: CAR/DR Congo: LRA Conducts Massive Abduction Campaign [HRW]
Grenade Strikes Rwanda’s Capital Two Days After Election

Greek economy shrinks, jobless rate jumps
French police dismantle some 40 Gypsy camps
Deadly fires rage on in Portugal
Sinn Fein: British, Irish talk with IRA dissidents
BAA airport staff vote for strike action
British officers face charges over an attack on Babar Ahmad
Beckham no longer wanted by national team coach

Brazil signs on to UN sanctions against Iran
Car bomb explodes in Colombian capital
Guantanamo jury recommends 14 years for Al Qaeda cook
Suriname under scrutiny as ex-dictator returns
Ecuador rocked by 6.9 quake, no major damage

Judge to rule on stay Thursday in Prop. 8 case
Google-Verizon Pact May Herald Demise of Equal-Access Internet
Senate hustles through $600M border bill
Despite Scandal, Rangel Draws a Crowd
Palin Joins Armey as Republicans Aid Tea Party Hostile Takeover [Bloomberg]
Get well, Robert Gibbs!
Stocks plunge as U.S. trade deficit is wider than expected
100,000 in D.C. area without power after storm

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