Archive for November, 2010

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Daily International News 11.30.10

November 30, 2010

Daily International News
November 30, 2010

WikiLeaks
Investigation
WikiLeaks founder could be charged under Espionage Act
[WaPo]
Ecuador offers Wikileaks founder Assange residency
[BBC]
Northeast Asia
China Stood Aside on Iran
[WSJ]
Leaks: China knows less about NKorea than thought
[AP]
WikiLeaks row: China wants Korean reunification, officials confirm
[Guardian]
WikiLeaks Japan: North Korea ‘Knocked on DPJ Door’ — Seoul
[WSJ]
Middle East/South Asia/Africa
Angry Iranian and Arab Leaders in the Middle East React to WikiLeaks Revelations
[Daily Beast]
Pakistan defends nuclear policy after US leaks
[AFP]
Kenya calls US ‘swamp of graft’ cable ‘malicious’
[AP]

Northeast Asia
Koreas
North Korea claims ‘thousands’ of nuclear centrifuges
[BBC]
Now North Korea boasts advances in nuclear programme
[Reuters]
North Korea secret video shows anger and poverty
[BBC]
North Korea Keeps World Guessing
[NYT]
Japan to send envoy to China for North Korea talks
[AP]
U.S. and South Korea Balk at Talks With North
[NYT]
Signs of diplomacy in NKorea crisis
[AP]

China
China postpones Norway talks as Nobel tensions rise
[Reuters]
China bars US official from American’s appeal
[AP]
Chinese activist detained after posting 1989 photo
[AP]

Southeast Asia
Exclusive: A Video Message from Aung San Suu Kyi
[FP]
Gunmen kidnap 11 in Philippines
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
India, China hold border talks amidst uncertainty over WikiLeaks
[Times of India]
Coalition ramps up air war over Afghanistan
[AP]
Kyrgyzstan parliament agrees coalition government
[BBC]
General strike shuts down Bangladesh businesses
[AP]

Middle East
Iran says it will attend another round of nuclear talks
[CNN]
Al-Qaeda’s Yemen affiliate widens search for recruits and targets
[WaPo]
Opposition says Egypt election results ‘invalid’
[AP]

Africa
Nigeria summons Shell, Halliburton over graft cases
[AFP]
Somali sentenced to 30 years for US warship attack
[Reuters]

Europe
Medvedev Warns of New Arms Race if START Not Passed
[NYT]
EU launches antitrust probe into alleged Google abuses
[BBC]

Americas
In Haiti, tentative calm follows chaotic elections
[LAT]
Global Climate Change Talks Begin in Cancún
[NYT]

Domestic
Obama’s Push for START Tests Ability to Set Foreign Policy
[Bloomberg]
Obama, GOP leaders work on map for days ahead
[WaPo]
Pentagon study dismisses risk of gay troops
[AP]
Christie’s Message Gets Wide Audience on YouTube
[NYT]
Senate Passes Overhaul of Food Safety Regulations
[NYT]

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Daily International News 11.29.10

November 29, 2010

Daily International News
November 29, 2010

WikiLeaks
NYT WikiLeaks Tranche Release
[NYT]

Leaked U.S. Cables Expose Tensions With China
[WSJ]
Iran May Have North Korean Missiles, WikiLeaks Shows
[Bloomberg]

WikiLeaks’ unveiling of secret State Department cables exposes U.S. spying
[WaPo]
Iran dismisses Wikileaks release
[BBC]
Israeli PM: Release of memos could hurt diplomacy
[AP]
US memos: Iran armed Hezbollah through ambulances
[AP]
Israel says Arabs agree on Iran threat
[AP]

Northeast Asia
South Korea Warns North Against New Attack
[NYT] and Lee Vows North Korea Will Pay as China Calls for Talks [Bloomberg]
SKorea cancels new artillery drill on tense island
[AP]

From 11/28 South Korea-US military exercises stoke tensions [BBC]
China seeks emergency meeting on Koreas
[LAT]

China’s North Korean Alliance Risks Alienating Trading Partners
[Bloomberg]
Chinese dissident released after 12-year jail term
[AP]
China AIDS death toll up nearly 20,000 in a year
[AFP]
Okinawa governor wins second term, demands U.S. base be moved out of prefecture
[Mainichi]

Southeast Asia
From 11/28 UN envoy: Myanmar must address criticism of polls [AP]
Thai court dismisses governing party funding case
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Transparency Int’l Alleges Pakistan Threats
[WSJ]
‘Islamist militants killed’ in Kyrgyzstan raid
[BBC]
From 11/28 ‘Afghan policeman’ kills six Nato troops [BBC]

Middle East
Tariq Aziz sentenced on crimes against Iraqi Kurds
[AP]
Bomb Kills Iranian Nuclear Scientist
[NYT]

Africa
Egyptians demonstrate after flawed elections
[AP]
From 11/28 Libya: Sudan president not to attend EU-AU summit [AP]
Somali pirates hijack Malaysian-flagged ship
[AP]

Europe
Spanish debt rate hits eight-year high
[AFP]
Pro-European alliance ahead in Moldova elections
[AP]

Americas
12 out of 17 Haiti presidential candidates denounce election fraud
[BBC]

Aztecas gang boss Gallegos ‘admits Mexico murders’
[BBC]
Brazilian forces seize large drugs haul in Rio favela
[BBC]
U.N. climate talks seek to bridge rich-poor divide
[Reuters]

Domestic
From 11/28 “Don’t Ask” Showdown Looms in Senate This Week [Time]
Obama to Freeze Pay for Most Federal Workers for 2 Years
[NYT]
From 11/28 Review calls for State Department to focus more on civilian response to conflict [WaPo]
Wal-Mart to buy 51 percent of South Africa company
[AP]

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Daily International News 11.22.10

November 22, 2010

Daily International News
November 22, 2010

NATO Lisbon Summit
NATO adopts transition plan for Afghan war
[WaPo]
Obama, Medvedev meet on sidelines of NATO summit
[CNN]

Northeast Asia
Koreas
Op-ed: Review U.S. policy toward North Korea
[WaPo]
South Korea Digests News of North’s Nuclear Site
[NYT]
U.S. open to North Korea talks despite nuclear advances
[Reuters]
Possible new sanctions for uranium
[JoongAng]
S. Korea might consider reintroducing U.S. tactical nuclear arms
[Xinhua]
US teen protests in Beijing for NKorea peace park
[AP]
North Korea Nuclear Déjà Vu
[Time]
North Korea: Are alarm bells ringing?
[BBC]

Japan
Japan justice minister quits over jokes about job
[AP]

China
Op-ed: Honoring Liu Xiaobo
[NYT]
China rescues 29 miners trapped in a flash flood
[Telegraph]

Southeast Asia
Myanmar democracy leader Suu Kyi’s son given visa
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Obama Rejects Push From Karzai to Reduce Raids in Afghan War
[WSJ]
Afghan poll candidates disqualified
[Al Jazeera] and Caught on Tape, a Snippet of Afghan Voting Fraud [NYT]

Middle East
Palestinian Leader Insists on Halt to Settlements
[NYT]
Israeli bill could threaten future peace deals
[AP]
Israel begins work on Egypt border fence
[AP]
Evidence links Hezbollah to Hariri death
[WaPo]
Magazine details al Qaeda cargo plane plots
[CNN]
Saudi king heads to US for medical tests
[AP]
Iran announces massive oil discovery
[Tehran Times]

Africa
Sudan’s NCP threatens to reject referendum result
[Reuters]
Congo ex-VP Bemba on trial in Hague for war crimes
[Reuters]
23 people killed in Somalia weekend fighting
[AP]
28 al-Qaida linked members surrender in Mauritania
[AP]

Europe
U.S. allies in Europe concerned about a possible failure of New START
[WaPo]
Gates says START a centerpiece of ties with Russia
[Reuters]
Pope says male prostitutes using condoms justifiable to halt spread of HIV
[WaPo]
Irish to shrink, merge banks as part of bailout
[AP]

Americas
Mired in Crises, Haiti Struggles to Focus on Election
[NYT]
Gunmen kill ex-governor in western Mexico state
[AP]

Domestic
‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ study to be released day earlier than planned
[WaPo]
Obama’s 2012 re-election prospects uncertain – poll
[Reuters]
Op-ed: Obama’s foreign policy needs an update
[WaPo]
Republicans’ 2012 dark horse still has no name
[WaPo]
Carbon emissions set to be highest in history
[Independent]
Forecasters See U.S. Economy Still Sluggish in 2011
[WSJ]
Record U.S. Exports Reflect Midwest Boom With 3.7% Unemployment
[Bloomberg]
Enhanced pat-downs necessary for now, TSA chief says
[CNN]

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Daily International News 11.19.10

November 19, 2010

Daily International News
November 19, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
Satellite images support North Korea reactor claim
[Reuters]
U.N. General Assembly committee adopts resolution on N. Korea’s human rights violations
[Yonhap]
South Korea dumps Sunshine Policy with North, opts to go solo
[IBT]
Korea wants ‘limited’ talks on U.S. FTA changes
[Joongang]
China
Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel peace prize may not be given out at December ceremony
[Guardian]
Former China nuclear head jailed for life over bribes
[BBC]
Hong Kong diagnoses first human bird flu case in 7 years
[CNN]
China policy tightening weighs on world markets
[AP]
Bernanke raps China on surplus
[FT]
Japan
Japan faces tough decision on easing weapon export ban
[Mainichi]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Burma Aids clinic eviction after Suu Kyi visit
[BBC]
Protesters sew lips shut at Australia asylum camp
[BBC]
Thai “red shirts” return to Bangkok’s streets
[Reuters]
Thailand police find 2,000 foetuses in temple
[BBC]
Explosion shakes New Zealand coal mine; 27 missing [AP]

South/Central Asia
NATO to turn Afghan security control over by 2014
[AP]
U.S. deploying heavily armored battle tanks for first time in Afghan war
[WaPo]
Tajik-Afghan US supply route security challenge
[BBC]
Turkmenistan pledges gas for EU’s Nabucco pipeline
[BBC]

Middle East
Worm Was Perfect for Sabotaging Centrifuges
[NYT]
Body of Indonesian maid found in Saudi dumpster
[AP]

Africa
Nigerian militants threaten new raids to seize more hostages
[CNN]
Calm returns to Guinea after days of unrest
[CNN]
Coup Attempt Seems to Founder in Madagascar
[NYT]
Congolese warlord on trial in The Hague
[Reuters]

Europe
Obama Arrives for NATO Meeting
[NYT]
IMF/EU teams continuing talks with Government
[Irish Times]
Germany says Namibia package was security test dummy
[BBC]
Parties in Cyrpus dispute agree more UN talks
[FT]

Americas
Costa Rica takes Nicaragua dispute to world court
[AP]
Fidel Castro appears to support Cuban economic reforms
[Miami Herald]
Lawmakers block Mexico’s crucial drug war reforms
[Reuters]
Violent cholera protests spread to Haiti’s capital
[AP]

Domestic
Ghailani Verdict Reignites Debate Over the Proper Court for Terrorism Trials
[NYT]
American Foreign Policy After the Mid-Term Elections
[Project Syndicate]
Foreign-policy setbacks deepen Obama’s election wounds
[WaPo]
Reid, Pelosi Plan Votes on Extending Bush-Era Income Tax Cuts
[Bloomberg]
Senate Dems claim enough votes to repeal ‘Don’t ask’ policy
[The Hill]
U.S. Screening All Airline Cargo Not Feasible, Napolitano Says
[Bloomberg]
Palin’s Marketing Push Flourishes Amid Presidential Flirtation
[Bloomberg]
Senate confirms Jack Lew as OMB director
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 11.17.10

November 17, 2010

Daily International News
November 17, 2010

Northeast Asia
China
US navy Hong Kong visit hints at warmer China ties
[BBC]
Senate advisory panel urges action on Chinese currency
[AP]
China vows to tame inflation, price controls in reserve
[Reuters]
China introduces subsidies amid food shortages
[BBC]
China cracks down on safety after blaze kills 53
[MSNBC]

Koreas
N.Korea heir apparent purges officials: defectors
[AFP]
N. Korea seen restarting two-track strategy
[Korea Herald]
Japanese media allege NK preparing nuke test
[Korea Times]
SKorea rejects NKorea offer of talks on tourism
[AP]

Japan
Japan to attend Nobel Peace Prize ceremony
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Extradited ‘arms dealer’ Viktor Bout arrives in US
[BBC]
On the streets of Myanmar, little hope for change
[AP]
Analysis: Why was Aung San Suu Kyi released?
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Trial of ex-Kyrgyzstan president Bakiyev opens
[BBC]
US wants tribesmen to fight Taliban in Afghanistan
[AP]
Afghan handover could run past 2015 in areas – NATO
[Reuters]
Police fire tear gas on protesters in Kashmir
[BBC]

Middle East
Iran says foreign planes violated its airspace
[AP]
Iran military stages mock warplane interception
[Reuters]
Have the Mideast Peace Talks Become a Game Show?
[Time]
UN pay strike closes Palestinian schools in West Bank
[BBC]
Palestinians: 1 killed in Gaza car blast
[AP]
Israel approves pullout from Lebanon border village
[BBC]
Iraq’s Talabani says will not sign Aziz death order
[Reuters]

Africa
Nigeria reports Iran arms seizure to UN Security council
[CNN]
Guinea: state of emergency after post-poll riots
[AP]
Madagascar military group claims takeover
[AP]
Madagascar votes in controversial referendum
[BBC]
Egypt frees blogger convicted of insulting Islam
[AP]

Europe
EU plays down Irish Republic bail-out talks
[BBC]
Germany steps up security on news of planned terror attack
[DW]
No charges for MI5 officer accused over Binyam Mohamed
[BBC]
Italian police arrest top mafia fugitive
[Reuters]
Serbia asks Interpol’s help in locating Mladic
[AP]
New Archbishop Represents a Shift for the Church
[NYT]

Domestic
Few signs of cooperation between White House, GOP
[WaPo]
Altman Is Said to Be a Leading Candidate to Replace Summers
[Bloomberg]
Efforts to Extend Bush-Era Tax Cuts Falter as Talks Are Delayed
[Bloomberg]
Administration fills UN reform post
[FP]
Clinton, Kerry, and Lugar: We need to do New START this year
[FP]
WH wants vote on Russia nuclear pact this year
[AP]
Black Caucus satisfied with Clyburn’s role
[WaPo]
Reid shuffles staff, an ‘institution’ retires
[WaPo]
Kucinich challenges Towns for top Gov. Reform panel slot
[WaPo]
Alaska’s Murkowski Prepares to Declare Victory
[Fox]
Sarah Palin: I couldn’t afford to stay governor
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 11.16.10

November 16, 2010

Daily International News
November 16, 2010

Northeast Asia
China
China sends patrol vessel to disputed waters
[AFP]

China’s C919 passenger jet wins first orders
[BBC]
China’s Tianhe-1A crowned supercomputer king
[BBC]
Welders detained in deadly China high-rise fire
[AP]

Koreas
Former U.S. State Dept. official arrives in Pyongyang
[Yonhap]

NIS ‘Secretly Contacted N.Korea Over Cheonan’
[Chosun]
South Korea raises interest rates to 2.5%
[BBC]

Japan
Russia may have frozen negotiations on Northern Territories: Russian paper
[Mainichi]
Maehara puts softer spin on China views with eye to rebuilding relations
[Mainichi]
Yokohama court hands down first death sentence in lay judge trial
[Mainichi]
Nearly half of China’s rare earth exports went to Japan in first 9 months: MOC
[Xinhua]
Japan probe collected particles from Itokawa asteroid
[BBC]

Southeast Asia
Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi presses party’s case
[AP]
Thailand extradites accused international arms dealer to US
[CNN]

South/Central Asia
U.S. missile strike kills 20 militants in Pakistan
[Reuters]
India ruling party mired in giant graft scandal
[Reuters]
Toll in Delhi building collapse mounts to 66
[Times of India]
Despite Gains, Afghan Night Raids Split U.S. and Karzai
[NYT]
From 11.15 Taliban chief Mullah Omar rules out Afghan peace talks [BBC]

Middle East
U.S. Pursues Wider Role in Yemen
[WSJ]
Lebanon PM: Army to get assistance from Russia
[AP]
Official: Iran, West agree on timing of nuke talks
[AP]

Iran spy charges for Germans over Ashtiani stoning case
[BBC]
Muslims torch Christian homes in southern Egypt
[AP]

Africa
Violence subsides in Guinea capital; security high
[AP]
Nigerian militants say seven oil workers seized
[AFP]
Southerners fear reprisals in Khartoum and plan exodus
[Reuters]
From 11.15 Voter registration begins for key Sudan decision [CNN]

Europe
UK agrees to settle with ex-Guantanamo detainees
[AP]

Prince William and Kate Middleton engagement announced
[Guardian]
From 11.15 British Premier Plans Deep Cuts in Aid for Civil Litigants [NYT]
Mob in Athens abuses Muslims as they celebrate Eid
[Reuters]
Irish crisis, contagion fears loom over EU meeting
[AP]

Americas
7 U.N. troops hurt, attacked by Haitians blaming foreigners for cholera epidemic
[WaPo]
Argentina and Uruguay settle seven-year pulp mill row
[BBC]

Domestic
All eyes on Sen. Kyl as Obama presses nuclear treaty
[WaPo]

Congressional Black Caucus Withholds Support For Pelosi
[CNN]
Rahm Emanuel Off to a Fast Start in Chicago Mayor’s Race
[Time]
No clear favorite for 2012 GOP nomination
[WaPo]
From 11.15 Lisa Murkowski: Sarah Palin Lacks “Intellectual Curiosity” to be President [CBS]
Under Attack, Fed Officials Defend Buying of Bonds
[NYT]
From 11.15 Illegal immigrants can qualify for in-state college tuition, court rules in CA [LA Times]

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Daily International News 11.15.10

November 15, 2010

Daily International News
November 15, 2010

POTUS Asia Trip Wrap-Up
Obama Returns From Asia Confronted With Unfinished Business
[Bloomberg]
Back from Asia, Obama weighs strategic partnerships, China’s economic muscle
[CSM]
CSM Op-ed: Obama in Japan: what a difference a bad year makes
[CSM] and CSM Op-ed: US-Japan alliance is ripe for renewal [CSM]
Obama, Bush and America’s Limits
[Time]
Obama’s Asian trip shows limits on global stage
[AP]
No concrete plans from APEC summit
[IHT]
China Yuan Falls After G-20, APEC Meetings; Central Parity Higher
[WSJ]

Northeast Asia
Korea
N.Korea ‘Building Nuclear Reactor’
[Chosun]
Number of NKorean defectors to SKorea tops 20,000
[AP]
N. Korea begins mass-producing cell phones: report
[Yonhap]
Kim Jong-un Marks 50 Days in the Limelight
[Chosun]
South Korea basks in growing global role after G20
[Reuters]

China
Zakaria Op-ed: A ‘hedge’ strategy toward China
[WaPo]

Japan
Japan is test case for Pac Rim free trade zone
[AP]
Japan economy in surprise growth
[BBC]
Samuelson Op-ed: How to avoid Japan’s economic mistakes
[WaPo]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Suu Kyi Calls for Freedom, Reconciliation in Speech
[Bloomberg]
Aung San Suu Kyi aims for peaceful revolution
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
US to present Afghan pullout plan
[Al Jazeera]
Afghan Taliban reject talks, again, violence soars
[Reuters]
Petraeus warns Afghans about Karzai’s criticism of U.S. war strategy
[WaPo]
NATO, Russia to cooperate in Afghan war
[AP]
Indian parliament adjourned over telecoms ‘scam’ uproar
[BBC]

Middle East
Netanyahu lobbies his Cabinet on U.S. peace talk incentives
[LAT]
Palestinians slam U.S. incentives to Israel for freezing settlement
[Xinhua]
Iran: Arms seized in Nigeria a ‘misunderstanding’
[AP]
Eyeing Iran, Israel slates missile shield for 2015
[Reuters]
Muslims on hajj in Saudi Arabia ascend holy mount
[AP]
Muslim cleric Omar Bakri Muhammad arrested in Lebanon
[BBC]

Africa
South Sudan leader Salva Kiir urges massive vote
[BBC]
Guinea protesters contest presidential poll
[AP]
Somali pirates release British couple held for more than a year
[CSM]

Europe
Sarkozy Appoints a More Rightist Cabinet in Reshuffle
[NYT]
Merkel acknowledges disappointment with gov’t
[AP]
Rebels pull out of Berlusconi government
[Reuters]
Official to AP: Rolls-Royce replacing A380 engines
[AP]
Greece’s budget deficit worsens
[BBC]
Irish in crisis talks with EU nations, refuse aid
[AP]

Americas
Cuba frees the first of 13 political prisoners
[AP]
Mexico hotel blast kills 5 Canadians, 2 Mexicans
[AP]
Haiti cholera death toll tops 900
[BBC]
Troop pull-out urged in Nicaragua-Costa Rica border row
[BBC]

Domestic
Clinton and Gates Op-ed: Why the Senate should ratify New START
[WaPo]
Opinion | One and done: To be a great president, Obama should not seek reelection in 2012
[WaPo]
Live-Blogging the Rangel Hearing: Rangel Walks Out
[NYT]
Mulligans: Secretary of State Cantor charts new Mideast policy
[WaPo]
McCain wants study of ‘don’t ask’ repeal on troop morale
[WaPo]
Report: More Chinese students studying in US
[AP]
The Year’s Top 10 Highest Paid CEOs
[WSJ]
The Economy: The Republican Party’s One-Note Agenda
[Time]