Daily International News 11.16.10

November 16, 2010

Daily International News
November 16, 2010

Northeast Asia
China sends patrol vessel to disputed waters

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

Former U.S. State Dept. official arrives in Pyongyang

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UK agrees to settle with ex-Guantanamo detainees

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

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

All eyes on Sen. Kyl as Obama presses nuclear treaty

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

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