Daily International News 12.13.10

December 13, 2010

Daily International News
December 13, 2010

Northeast Asia
NKorea threatens SKorea with nuclear war
South Korean drills draw more threats from North Korea
N.Korea Sends Top Diplomat to Russia
Fishermen missing in Antarctic as South Korea ship sinks
North Korea campaigned for Eric Clapton performance, cable reveals

New Japanese defense plan emphasizes threat of China
[WaPo] and Strength and power in seas off Japan [BBC]
China’s Wen to visit India amid trade, land spats
BBC website unblocked in China
Mongolian activist likely released from China jail
Chinese archaeologists unearth 2,400-year-old ‘soup’

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Indonesian cleric Ba’asyir facing terrorism charges
Myanmar: a pariah nation with lots of friends
Aussie spooks feared Iran nuclear war
[The Australian]

South/Central Asia
Arrests in Afghan attack that killed 6 US troops

Middle East
Netanyahu rules out Jerusalem split
[Al Jazeera]
Middle East peace: Elders urge ‘revised’
Iran’s president fires foreign minister
Iran conducts large military exercise
Joint Chiefs chair in Iraq, meeting prime minister
Iraq: Two suicide bomb attacks kill 13

Ivorian troops gather close to Ouattara HQ
Darfur leader ‘ready to do battle’
[Al Jazeera]
Egypt protesters say new parliament is ‘void’
Nigerian military seizes rebel camps in oil region

Police: Stockholm attacker had 3 sets of bombs
UK fears pro-WikiLeaks attacks on gov’t websites
Berlusconi pleas with parliament ahead of vote
Medvedev Warns Against Ethnic Attacks
Kosovo PM Hashim Thaci claims election victory
Ukraine to open Chernobyl area to tourists in 2011

Haiti re-opens election appeals in plea for calm
Mexicans march in support of ‘Craziest’ kingpin
[Miami Herald]
Ousted Honduran leader rejects leaked memo charges

Obama faces fight over missile defense as he presses New START ratification
Clinton off to Canada for North America talks
Holbrooke’s Rare Condition Is Painful, Often Fatal, Doctors Say
Decision Day for Michael Steele at RNC?
Tax Deal Set to Pass Senate

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