Daily International News 12.06.10

December 6, 2010

Daily International News
December 6, 2010

Northeast Asia
V. Cha Op-ed: What to Do About N.Korean Aggression? [Chosun]
U.S. steps up pressure on China to rein in North Korea
China’s Hu tells Obama Korea tension could go
South Korea begins live-fire military drills
ICC investigating alleged war crimes by North Korea
[BNO News]
160 OFWs allowed to leave for South Korea
Obama touts S.Korea trade deal, looks for more
FTA now in legislative cross hairs
SKorean presidential body calls for restoring 24-month military service term [Yonhap]

Leaked memos likely to strain China-US ties more
Japanese gov’t tipped off Chinese officials about fishing boat captain’s release
China disrupts NHK report on Nobel Prize ceremony set for next week [Mainichi]

Central/South Asia
India, France sign multimillion nuclear power deal
Two blasts kill at least 40 in Pakistan
Cash Flow to Terrorists Evades U.S. Efforts
From 12/5 Afghanistan Government Arrests 4 on Election Panel [NYT]

Middle East
Nuclear Talks Start Between Iran and 6 Nations
Egyptian polls open despite boycotts by opposition parties
Israel fears ‘flood’ of migrants threatens state

Mbeki Arrives in Côte d’Ivoire as Tension Mounts
[All Africa]
Kenya crackdown in Nairobi’s Somali Eastleigh suburb
Bangladeshi ship seized by pirates heads to Somalia

UN Climate Envoys Consider 2-Year Deadline for Curbing Carbon
British lawmaker denies aide is a Russian spy
Reports: Russian satellites fall into Pacific
Spain may extend state of alert over strike
Europe’s leaders at odds over bond plan
Continental ‘responsible’ for Concorde crash in 2000

Gunmen kill 4 in attack on 2 Mexico rehab centers
Haiti demonstrators clash with police in Port-au-Prince
From 12/5 Venezuelans elect 11 mayors, 2 state governors [AP]

WikiLeaks Backfires by Exposing Hidden U.S. Virtue: Albert Hunt
From 12/5 Hundreds of WikiLeaks Mirror Sites Appear [NYT]
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says Sarah Palin is “absolutely” electable
Lawmakers Target Social Security, Tax Breaks to Reduce Deficit
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s Take On The Economy
Bush Tax-Cut Deal With Jobless Aid Said to Be Near

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