Daily International News 08.18.10

August 18, 2010

Daily International News
August 18, 2010

Northeast Asia
Report: NKorea proposed summit talks with SKorea
N.Korea producing badges of heir apparent: report
North Korean MiG jet crashes in China
[LAT] and Pilot Killed in China Crash Believed to Be Korean Defector [WSJ]
Tweets With North Korea May Breach Law, South Warns
Hungary reveals North Korean debt request
South Korea stages anti-terror drill

US opposes use of force in South China Sea dispute [AP]
China Defense Ministry refutes Pentagon’s China report
Taiwan-China trade deal passed by Taipei legislators
iPhone-maker rallies workers after China suicides

Japan analysing damage to tanker in Hormuz Strait

Southeast Asia/Pacific
White House: US to support UN inquiry in Myanmar
[AP] and U.S. supports creation of U.N. commission of inquiry into war crimes in Burma [WaPo]
Thai Groups Denounce Website Censorship
Indonesia’s coral reefs dying at alarming rate

South/Central Asia
WikiLeaks: Pentagon ready to discuss Afghan files
Medvedev talks with Afghan, Pakistani leaders
Pakistan aid ‘will not fall to extremists’
Pakistan floods: EU pledges 30m euro aid boost
India panel suggests tougher nuclear liability bill
Three Indian U.N. peacekeepers killed in Congo attack

Middle East
Israel hits suspected weapons manufacturing site
Netanyahu’s visit to Greece signals strategic rapprochement
BlackBerry users eye alternatives as curbs loom
Iraqi Leaders Fear for Future After Their Past Missteps
Ireland, North Korea’s ambassadors meet Ahmadinejad
[Tehran Times]

Sudan says will deport foreign NGO workers
Workers plan further South Africa strike

Nick Clegg promises to overhaul social mobility
UK HMRC staff sacked over race abuse
France Prepares to Deport Foreign Gypsies
Germany charges ex-Rwandan mayor with genocide

Lawmakers in Mexico to Debate Drug Fight
Brazil candidates begin daily election broadcasts
Haiti delays ruling on Wyclef Jean’s presidential run

Some Republican figures urge candidates not to focus on Ground Zero mosque issue
Obama remarks on mosque take root in races
Blagojevich Prosecutors to Retry After One Conviction
Dr. Laura Says She’s Quitting Radio After N-Word Flap

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