Daily International News 10.13.10

October 13, 2010

Daily International News
October 13, 2010

Northeast Asia
Norway slams restrictions on Nobel winner’s wife
[AP] and Chinese Nobel laureate’s wife slams ‘illegal house arrest’[AFP]
Former Chinese Officials Demand Media Freedom
[NYT] and  Chinese Communist elders issue free speech appeal [AP]
EPA: Hope for progress with China despite friction
China court ‘hears first HIV job discrimination case’

Experts meet ahead of naval drills in South Korea
Former US envoy pessimistic on N.Korea nuclear weapons
N. Korean interpreter to six-party talks promoted in foreign ministry: source
Late top N. Korean defector to be buried at Seoul national cemetery
NKorea appeals underage ban from gymnastics worlds
China warned N. Korea to leave Kim Jong Il’s eldest son alone: report

Japan has no plan to lodge protest over U.S. subcritical nuclear test
A-bomb survivors outraged at Obama over subcritical nuclear test

Southeast Asia
Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi ‘will not vote’
Thai police hold 15 Pakistanis, probe possible terror link

South/Central Asia
Gains in Afghan Training, but Struggles in War
Afghan firms “pay off Taliban with foreign cash”
More Taliban could be removed from UN blacklist: US
NATO: 4 service members killed in Afghan blast
Pakistan flood damage at $9.5 billion
Kyrgyzstan parties agree vote recount

Middle East
Israel could reconsider presence in Jordan Valley
Opposition Mounts Against Abbas
Ammunition explosion at Iranian Guards base kills 18
Ahmadinejad begins Lebanon trip
[Al-Jazeera] and Ahmadinejad boosts Hezbollah with Lebanon visit [AP]
Assad tells visiting Maliki new Iraq govt will help ties

Sudan FM says ‘won’t object’ to independence vote
Sudan: UN-Backed Demobilization Process Kicks Off in South
[All Africa]
Tsvangirai asks international help in Zimbabwe ‘constitutional crisis’
Nigerian military deploys to northern city
S.Africa eyes competitive FX rate ‘over time’: Finance Minister

EU to accept extension of Kyoto Protocol
Britain and Russia urge thaw after deep freeze in ties
Miliband urges PM to rethink benefit cuts on debut
Royal Mail privatisation bill unveiled by Vince Cable
Liverpool granted leave to sell to new owners

And on the 69th day, one by one the Phoenix capsule delivers trapped miners
Mexican police chief investigating missing American killed

Judge Orders U.S. Military to Stop ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’
Defendant in Court for Hearing at Ft. Hood
White House lifts ban on deepwater drilling
[WaPo] and
Michelle Rhee to announce resignation as D.C. schools chancellor on Wednesday
California governor debate turns into verbal brawl
Obama Distant Kin to Palin, Limbaugh, Bush, Ancestry.com Says

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