Archive for January, 2011

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Daily International News 01.31.11

January 31, 2011

Daily International News
January 31, 2011

Egypt Uprising
El Shaheeh: Egypt’s Facebook Rebel
[Beast]
Egypt protesters maintain pressure
[FT]
Israel agrees to some Egyptian troops in Sinai
[AP]
Japan gov’t to use chartered planes to rescue Japanese from Egypt
[Mainichi] and China sends planes to bring back stranded Chinese in Egypt [Xinhua]

Northeast Asia
Koreas
UN report verifies NK’s uranium enrichment program
[Korea Times]

South Korea rejects North’s call for earlier military talks
[Reuters]
S. Korea to press N. Korea to honor 1992 denuclearization pact: official
[Yonhap]
US, N. Korea begin 3rd round of food diplomacy
[Donga]
China
Huntsman Said to Be Planning to Resign as Ambassador
[Bloomberg]
Chinese state councilor, US national security advisor talk relations
[Global Times]
China denies Karmapa Lama spy reports
[Global Times]

Hit-and-run son of Li Gang sentenced to serve six years in prison
[Global Times]
Japan
Japan, China officials discuss North Korea, East China Sea gas project
[Mainichi]
Japanese powerbroker Ozawa indicted
[FT]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Myanmar’s parliament opens under tight security
[AP]

Philippine’s Pres. Aquino Orders Inquiry Into Military Corruption Allegations
[NYT]
Cyclone roars toward Australia’s flooded north
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Kazakhstan court rejects referendum plan
[BBC]
New estimates put Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal at more than 100
[WaPo]

Militants set fire to NATO trucks
[CNN]
Senior police official among six killed in Peshawar blasts
[Dawn]
Sri Lankan anti-govt media outlet torched in arson attack
[Reuters]
One dead, 50 hurt in Bangladesh airport protest
[Reuters]
Losses at Afghan Bank Could Be $900 Million
[NYT]

Middle East
Iran summons American woman for Feb. 6 trial
[AP]

Iran hangs Dutch-Iranian woman for drug smuggling, report says
[CNN]
Iran hangs man convicted of apostasy
[Reuters]
16 killed in shootout between Somali army, police
[AP]
Oman uncovers ‘UAE spy network’
[Al Jazeera]

Africa
Head of Ennahda movement Rached Ghannouchi back in Tunis
[Tunisia Online]

Sudanese police, students clash in the capital
[CNN]
Niger Elections Start in Return to Civilian Rule
[Bloomberg]

Europe
Belarus releases second opposition presidential candidate
[Deutsche Welle]
‘Last’ Bloody Sunday march in N. Ireland town
[AFP]
Labour and government inch towards voting reform bill deal
[Guardian]
Eurozone inflation hits 2.4% in January
[FT]

Americas
Chavez’s new threat: funding at risk for activists
[AP]
In Haiti, Hillary Clinton meets with candidates, pushes Preval on elections
[WaPo]

Poll opens amid Mexican gang war
[Al Jazeera]

Domestic
2012 Republican presidential candidates all have flaws
[WaPo]
California Marks the First Fred Korematsu Day
[TIME]

Julian Assange compares Wikileaks to US Founding Fathers in 60 Mins Interview
[Telegraph]
Calif. man accused in plot on Mich. mosque
[AP]

Obama to announce campaign to increase investment in start-ups, small businesses
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 01.28.11

January 28, 2011

Daily International News
January 28, 2011

N. Africa/Middle East Uprisings
The Arab world’s youth army
[FP]
Seizing a Moment, Al Jazeera Galvanizes Arab Frustration
[NYT]
Yemenis call for an end to Saleh regime
[FT]
Egypt Nobel laureate ElBaradei under house arrest
[AP]
Egypt cuts internet to disrupt protests
[FT]

WikiLeaks cables Show Delicate U.S. Dealings With Egypt’s Leaders
[NYT]
Slideshow: Egypt’s Days of Rage
[FP]
From the mosques to the streets: Thousands protest in Cairo, ElBaradei joins demonstrations
[Haaretz]
Egypt protests escalate in Cairo, Suez and other cities
[BBC]
Ben Ali allies dropped from cabinet
[Al Jazeera]

Northeast Asia
China
Wife of missing China activist Zhisheng speaks out
[BBC]

Family: Mongolian activist in China still not free
[AP]
Still no family visit for China’s Nobel winner
[AP]
As China grows more assertive, US, Japan push back
[AP]
China Approves Property Tax Trials to Curb Prices
[Bloomberg]
Koreas
South Korea relaxes apology demand for nuclear talks
[Reuters]
North Korea’s Kim Jong-il ‘opposed succession’
[BBC]

Japan
Japan vows fiscal reform after downgrade, but success
[Reuters]

Southeast/Central/South Asia
Myanmar court rejects bid to restore Suu Kyi party
[AP]
US official in Pakistan to face murder charge
[AP]
India raids “living Buddha” over alleged illegal funds [Reuters]

Kabul supermarket hit by deadly suicide attack – police
[BBC]
Germany approves new Afghanistan mandate outlining withdrawal
[Deutsche Welle]

Middle East
Lebanon PM wraps up talks on govt
[AFP]

Jewish settlers shoot 2 Palestinians in West Bank
[Reuters]
Baghdad attacks kill at least 51
[CNN]

Africa
Rwanda rebel Callixte Mbarushimana at war crimes court
[BBC]
Sudan: Satellite Images Confirm Govt Troop Buildup – Report
[All Africa]
Mandela, 92, home from S. African hospital
[AP]

Europe
Medvedev signs ratification of nuke pact with US
[AP]

Prosecutors say 2nd minor stayed at Berlusconi’s homes
[CNN]
French watchdog says no to gay marriage
[AP]

Americas
Inquiry into 1973 death of Chile’s Salvador Allende
[BBC]
Brazil floods: 8,000 free homes for victims
[BBC]

Domestic
Obama Selects Biden Aide Jay Carney as Press Secretary to Succeed Gibbs
[Bloomberg]
Marco Rubio Picks a Chief of Staff: Cesar Conda
[Weekly Standard]
Senate Tea Party Caucus holds first meeting without some who had embraced banner
[WaPo]
Wonkbook: Filibuster reform dead
[WaPo]
The story of Mark Salter
[POLITICO]
Asian-American lawmakers demand Limbaugh apology
[AP]
WikiLeaks probe: Army commanders were told not to send Manning to Iraq
[McClatchy]
Moody’s says U.S. credit rating risks are rising
[Reuters]
Report Details Wall Street Crisis
[WSJ]

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Daily International News 01.27.11

January 27, 2011

Daily International News
January 27, 2011

Northeast Asia
US considers boosting force in Asia: Pentagon
[JoongAng]

Koreas
US says China wants to contain NKorea
[FT]
Expert: NKorea won’t see improved ties with SKorea
[AP]
‘NK fatigue growing in China’
[Korea Times]
Defector Reflects on North Korea Through Art
[WSJ]
China
China to step up controversial technology plans
[AP]
China Will Face Crisis Within 5 Years, 45% of Investors in Global Poll Say
[Bloomberg]
Japan
Japanese, US troops hold major war games
[AP]

Volcano erupts in southern Japan
[Xinhua]
Japan’s credit rating downgraded by Standard & Poor’s
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Shark nations failing on conservation pledges
[BBC]
Australian government proposes temporary flood relief tax
[Guardian]

South/Central Asia
Indian official Sonawane’s murder prompts mass protest
[BBC]
Police: US consular official kills 2 gunmen in Pakistan
[AP]

U.S. Lobbies Afghanistan to Release Christian Converts
[WSJ]

N. Africa/Middle East Unrest-related
Unrest spells end to Mideast dynasties
[FT]
Thousands rally in Yemen, joining Tunisia and Egypt in anti-government protests
[Haaretz]
Tunisia may purge Ben Ali loyalists
[Al Jazeera]
Obama Poised to Step Up Criticism of Mubarak If Crackdown Is Intensified
[Bloomberg] and Mubarak ruling party says it’s ready for dialogue [AP]

ElBaradei to return as Egypt unrest enters third day
[Reuters]

Middle East
Hezbollah-backed Lebanon PM seeks good US ties
[AP]
Israeli settlers kill Palestinian in West Bank – witnesses
[Reuters]
Bomb at Baghdad funeral in Shia Muslim area kills 37
[BBC]

Africa
Ugandan gay activist beaten to death after threats
[Reuters]
Mandela, 92, hospitalized for tests in S. Africa [AP]

Europe
Alexander Lukashenko to be banned from EU
[Guardian]
Russian Islamist wanted for Moscow blast – report
[Reuters]
‘Second underage girl’ named in Berlusconi sex case
[BBC]
At Davos, Sarkozy says he and Merkel will never abandon euro
[Reuters]

Americas
Haiti Candidate Celestin Is Cut
[WSJ]
Colombian coal mine blast kills 21 workers
[BBC]

Domestic
US Utah ‘biological’ army base ‘locked down’
[BBC]
Dealing With Assange and the Secrets He Spilled
[NYT]
Social Security fund will be drained by 2037
[AP]
Obama vows to end enforcement of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ this year
[WaPo]
Harry Reid tells Obama he’s ‘wrong’ on earmarks and should ‘back off’ (video)
[WaPo]

Sarah Palin turns Obama’s ‘Win the future’ into ‘WTF’ (video)
[WaPo]
DHS to Scrap Color Code Terror Alerts by April
[ABC]

Republicans want a return to workplace immigration raids
[LAT]
To target Fox News over ‘Nazi’ label, rabbis make use of Murdoch’s other media
[WaPo]
Senate tea party: Members wanted
[POLITICO]
Michele Bachmann poses challenge for GOP
[POLITICO]
Snowstorm Wallops Northeast, Piling on the Misery
[ABC]

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Daily International News 01.26.11

January 26, 2011

Daily International News
January 26, 2011

Global
A Region’s Unrest Scrambles U.S. Foreign Policy
[NYT]

Northeast Asia
Koreas
South Korea proposes preliminary talks with North Korea
[CNN]
Kim Jong-un may travel solo to China: Source
[JoongAng]
Japan
Gov’t announces Japan-U.S. working group on expanding Okinawa base-sharing
[Mainichi]
Kan rejects idea of lower house dissolution for election
[Kyodo]
Toyota recalls 1.7m vehicles globally over ‘fuel leak’
[BBC]
Maehara angered by BBC show on A-bomb survivor
[Mainichi]
China
Chinese military to improve navigation systems
[Global Times]
Beijing airport security beefed up after Moscow bomb attack
[Global Times]
Macau’s Ho: Family feud over casino stake settled
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific/Central/South Asia
Christmas Island shipwreck: Indonesia arrests man
[BBC]
Afghan president inaugurates new parliament
[AP]

Middle East
Lebanon faction urges sit-ins against Hezbollah
[AP]
Ahmadinejad slams rivals in Iran power struggle
[Reuters]
Palestinian papers: Leaks threaten my life, Erekat says
[BBC]
The Palestinian Papers: The al-Madhoun assassination
[Al Jazeera]

Africa
Tunisia issues warrant for ousted leader, family members
[CNN]
Ivory Coast leader orders seizure of regional bank
[AP]
Egypt bans protests seeking end to Mubarak rule
[Reuters]
Gabon government abolishes opposition party
[AFP]
Terrorist gets life sentence for role in U.S. Embassy bombings in East Africa
[LAT]

Europe
Russian president fires police chief after bombing
[AP]
Putin says airport bomb not linked to Chechnya
[Reuters]
Britain rolls back some 9/11 security restrictions
[AP]
Prime minister’s questions: 26 January 2011 – video
[Guardian]
20% of UK graduates out of work
[Guardian]
Fears of trade war stalk Davos meeting
[Reuters]
Germany suspends payments to global health fund
[AP]
Ireland’s deficit-cutting budget passes key test
[AP]

Americas
Arizona busts Mexico gun-running network
[BBC]
Jude Celestin ‘to quit’ Haiti presidential election
[BBC]
Former Chilean president back in spotlight in UN role
[AP]
At least 20 killed in Colombia coal mine blast
[Reuters]

Domestic
Poll: High Marks for Obama’s State of the Union Speech
[CBS]
Obama Ushers In Era of Divided Government With Appeal for Unity, Progress
[Bloomberg]
What Lies Ahead for Obama
[POLITICO] and After speech Obama and Republicans eye budget battle [Reuters]
Giffords to Be Moved to Rehab Facility Wednesday Morn
[WSJ]
Lawmaker wants to set terms on U.N.
[TWT]
Illinois Supreme Court will hear Emanuel’s case
[WaPo]
Financial Crisis Was Avoidable, Inquiry Finds
[NYT]

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Daily International News 01.25.11

January 25, 2011

Daily International News
January 25, 2011

SOTU
& Foreign Policy

Obama’s State of the Union and U.S. Foreign Policy
[StratFor]
Factbox: Foreign policy issues Obama may address in speech
[Reuters]
10 Global Issues Obama Won’t Talk About But Should
[FP]

Why the Middle East Won’t Feature in Obama’s Speech
[TIME]
General

SOTU Media Sand Traps and How to Avoid Them
[Daily Beast]
Five things to watch for in the State of the Union speech
[WaPo]
State of the Union Preview: Obama’s Unofficial 2012 Kickoff
[TIME]
Six members of the Supreme Court to attend SOTU
[WaPo]
Arizona lawmakers to save seat for Gabrielle Giffords at State of the Union
[WaPo]

Northeast Asia
China/Taiwan

J-20 stealth fighter jet ‘innovative, not stolen from US plane’
[Global Times]

US spy for China Noshir Gowadia jailed for 32 years
[BBC]
Urumqi to be under full surveillance
[AP]
US diplomat slams China on governor’s Taiwan trip
[AP]

China will stick to socialism as required by law: top legislator
[Xinhua]
Son of former PRC president takes up new military post
[Global Times]
Macau’s Stanley Ho in family row over casino empire
[BBC]
Koreas

S. Korea remains suspicious of N. Korea’s intention for talks: minister
[Yonhap]
South Korea Wants U.N. to Consider North’s Uranium Program
[GSN]
UN investigator in Japan for talks on North Korean human rights
[M&C]

Malaysia, SKorea seek to charge 12 Somali pirates
[AP]
GOP calls for quick action on free trade pacts, including KORUS
[AP]
N.Korea’s Brave Underground Journalists Make Headlines
[Chosun]
Japan

Soccer: Konno’s penalty, Kawashima’s saves send Japan past S. Korea in thriller
[Mainichi]
Kan says government to re-examine DPJ election pledges
[Mainichi]
Kan stresses Sun Yat-sen’s Japan ties in policy speech
[Mainichi]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Thailand ‘yellow-shirts’ stage new street protests
[BBC]
Thai Inquiry Into Violence Falters
[NYT]
Blast in southern Thailand kills nine
[BBC]
India and Indonesia aim to double trade
[BBC]
HRW accuses Vietnam of widespread human rights abuses
[AP]
Three charged over Christmas Island shipwreck
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
US commander in Afghanistan: Tough fight in 2011
[AP]
West’s portrayal of Afghan war deceptive – ANSO group
[Reuters]

Suicide attack near Pakistan Shi’ite rally kills 13
[Reuters]
Pakistan has “disastrous year” for human rights in 2010: HRW
[Reuters]
India Central Bank Raises Key Rates
[WSJ]

Middle East
Citing Options, Iran Rejects Uranium Deal, Diplomat Says
[NYT]
Turkey president lays into Israel flotilla inquiry
[AP]
AP Interview: IAEA head seeks openness from Iran
[AP]
Hezbollah-backed Mikati named Lebanon prime minister
[Reuters]

Abbas welcomed home as hero
[Reuters]

Africa
Northern Coast

Talks under way for body to oversee Tunisia cabinet
[Reuters]
Egyptians denounce Mubarak, clash with riot police
[AP]
All Other

Sudan’s Bashir pledges support for independent south
[Reuters]
South Sudan to retain its name as an independent state: report
[Sudan Tribune]
Call for Tougher Measures Against Ivory Coast Leader
[NYT]

Rwanda rebel leader Callixte Mbarushimana sent to ICC
[BBC]

Europe
Russian parliament ratifies arms pact with US
[AP]
Moscow airport bomb: Dmitry Medvedev seeks shake-up
[BBC]
List of Russian terror attacks
[WaPo]
Berlusconi defence lawyers dismiss sex accusations
[Reuters]
Lord Taylor found guilty of fiddling expenses
[Guardian]
George Osborne: budget cuts keep down UK interest rates
[Telegraph]

Americas
Obama to visit Brazil in sign of warmer ties: paper
[Reuters]
Clinton Voices U.S. Support of Mexico in Trip
[NYT]

Domestic
The 83rd Annual Oscar Nominations
[NYT]
White House Nominates David Cohen As Sanctions Point Man
[WSJ]
Carol Browner to leave White House
[POLITICO]

Scalia appearance at ‘tea party’ House meeting questions his impartiality
[LA Times]
NBC: U.S. can’t link accused Army private to Assange
[MSNBC]
Emanuel in `Real Chicagoan’ Fight to Replace Daley
[Bloomberg]
Bush White House Broke Elections Law, Report Says
[NYT]

Obama Viewed Favorably by 53% of Global Investors Seeing Improving Economy
[Bloomberg]
Stimulus improves US outlook, says IMF
[FT]

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Daily International News 01.24.11

January 24, 2011

Daily International News
January 24, 2011

International
At Davos, Long List of Problems Awaits World Leaders
[NYT]
Topsy-Turvy Weather: U.S. Is Frigid, Arctic Balmy
[NYT]
UN chief criticized as soft on human rights
[AP]
Rights group says democracies ignore abuses
[AP]

SOTU
SOTU forecast: Atmospherics over policy
[Politico]
Reducing the deficit and growing the economy will be the hot topics in 2011
[WaPo]
Obama to Stress Competitiveness, Job Creation, Deficit Reduction in Speech
[Bloomberg]
Why Obama Won’t Touch Gun Control
[Daily Beast]
Ryan’s star rising with Obama rebuttal
[TWT]

Northeast Asia
China
China stealth fighter ‘copied parts from downed US jet’
[BBC]
Chinese firm tied to steel used in Iran nukes
[TWT]
China Grooming Deft Politician as Next Leader
[NYT]
Crop warning over China drought
[BBC]
GM’s China sales pass US for first time in history
[AP]
Koreas
S Korea mulls talks with DPRK over denuclearization
[Xinhua]
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State to Visit Seoul This Week
[Chosun]
Pirates may be flown to Korea for punishment
[JoongAng] and Official: Pirates may try to avenge SKorean rescue [AP]
State media: North Korea’s Kim meets Egyptian telecom CEO
[AP]
Japan
Japan, Turkey to discuss civil nuclear agreement
[Kyodo]
Miyazaki chickens found to have highly virulent flu virus
[Kyodo]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
ASEAN foreign ministers head to China by road to show connectedness
[Kyodo]
5 Americans missing in Pacific land in Philippines
[AP]
Indonesia troops jailed over Papua abuse video
[BBC]
Indonesia to sign $15bn deals with India
[FT]
Filipino broadcaster shot dead, suspect arrested
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Taseer’s accused assassin’s hearing draws protest
[UPI]
Delhi games chiefs Suresh Kalmadi and Lalit Bhanot sacked [BBC]
Afghan Supreme Court to rule on parliament opening
[Reuters]
Uzbek leader Islam Karimov in EU talks
[BBC]

Middle East
PA negotiators reject leaked ‘Palestinian Papers’ report
[Al Jazeera]
Commission finds Israeli commandos acted appropriately in raid on aid flotilla
[WaPo]
Hezbollah, Allies Back Ex-Premier Mikati to Head Lebanon’s Next Coalition
[Bloomberg]
Freed Yemeni activist vows more action vs president
[Reuters]
Two bombs kill 12 Shi’ites heading to rite in Iraq
[Reuters]

Africa
Thousands rally in Tunis as teachers strike
[AFP]
Egypt Links Palestinians to Attack at Church
[NYT]
Ivory Coast’s Ouattara calls for cocoa export ban
[AP]
Zimbabwe police ‘thwart property invasion’
[AFP]
Southern Sudan Nears a Decision on One Matter: Its New Name
[NYT]

Europe
At least 10 dead in Moscow airport blast – report
[Reuters]
Russia’s Khodorkovsky could face new charges – report
[Reuters]

Americas
Hillary Clinton to Visit Guanajuato, Mexico to Discuss Security, Trucking Issues
[Bloomberg]
Mexico: Hit man linked to Acapulco deaths caught
[AP]
Dominican Republic confirms first cholera death
[BBC]

Domestic
Obama poised for re-election in 2012, poll says
[TWT]
Jared Loughner, Ariz. shooting suspect, due in court Monday
[WaPo]
Long Island Muslims fear their congressman’s hearings could flame Islamophobia
[WaPo]
Postal Service Eyes Closing Thousands of Post Offices
[WSJ]
Allen to announce Senate bid Monday
[Politico]
Rendell to MSNBC, declares Casey “unassailable”
[Politico]

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Daily International News 01.21.11

January 21, 2011

Daily International News
January 21, 2011

Northeast Asia
China
Summit yields gains for both China and U.S.
[WaPo]
Accepting the Rise of China
[NYT]
How to Gauge U.S.-China Talks
[CFR]
Heavy snow in Southwest China forces 79,000 to evacuate homes
[Reuters]
Koreas
Breakthrough after U.S. warns China on North Korea
[Reuters]
S. Korean Navy frees hijacked cargo ship, kills 8 Somali pirates
[Yonhap]
North Korean human rights act called for in South
[Korea Times]
S. Korean pastor gets 5-year jail term for illegal trip to N. Korea
[Yonhap]
Japan
Kan places priority on Japan-U.S. alliance over East Asia Community plan
[Mainichi]
Prosecutors not to indict ex-Japan Coast Guard member, Chinese captain
[Kyodo]
Japan, U.S. sign pact on Tokyo keeping base-hosting costs for 5 yrs
[Kyodo]
Japanese Abduction Victim ‘Alive in Pyongyang’
[Chosun]

Southeast Asia
Myanmar military appoints members of Parliament
[AP]
Documentary Shows Rare Look at Dissent in Myanmar Military
[NYT]

South/Central Asia
Afghan parliament to defy Karzai’s postponement order
[WaPo]
Karzai courts Moscow with economic projects
[Reuters]
Pakistani tribesmen rally against US drone strikes
[AP]

Middle East
Turkey hosts Iran nuclear talks
[Al Jazeera] and Iran: Suspension of nuclear program is not up for negotiation [Haaretz]
Palestinians protesters confront French FM in Gaza
[AP]
Saad Hariri vows to form new cabinet, defying Hezbollah
[BBC]
Car Bombings Kill Dozens on Pilgrims’ Route in Iraq
[NYT]

Africa
Almost 99 percent choose south Sudan split
[Reuters]
Côte d’Ivoire: Violence Spreading, Human Rights Deteriorating – UN
[All Africa]
Group: Third of Zimbabwe registered voters dead
[AP]
Tunisia mourns unrest victims
[Al Jazeera]

Europe
Top UK PM aide Andy Coulson resigns over phone-hack claims
[Guardian]
Blair faces second grilling at UK inquiry into Iraq War
[Deutsche Welle]
UK judge approves US extradition of terror suspect
[AP]
Prominent British Muslim Assails Prejudice
[NYT]
Belarus president to be sworn in
[CNN]
French court convicts Warner head, ex-Vivendi boss
[AP]
520-day flight simulation nears ‘landing’ on Mars
[AP]

Americas
U.S. pushes Haiti to resolve election dispute quickly
[McClatchy]
Some See a Cash Motive in Duvalier’s Return
[NYT]
UN calls for Mexico probe into migrant train abductions
[BBC]
Chavez says he won’t give up decree powers
[AP]

Domestic
Next up for Obama: Marriage equality for gay Americans
[WaPo]
Obama Will Move Political Operations to Chicago
[NYT]
Romney keeps away from Tea Party
[Boston Globe]
GE’s Immelt to head Obama economic advisory board
[LAT]
House GOP group proposes deep spending cuts over next decade
[WaPo]
FBI’s biggest-ever mob bust shows where Mafia still holds sway
[CSM]
Blackwater Founder Said to Back Mercenaries in Africa
[NYT]
Giffords taken outside for first time
[Reuters]

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Daily International News 01.19.11

January 19, 2011

Daily International News
January 19, 2011

Hu-Obama Summit
Op-ed: Mr. Obama, speak up for human rights in China
[WaPo]
Obama pressured to speak out on China human rights
[Reuters]
Clinton: Building trust with Beijing a must for US
[AP]
The Weekly Standard: Liu Matters, Hu Doesn’t
[NPR]
President Obama to Announce Jointly Funded Center for Nuclear Security in China
[ABC]
Ballmer, Blankfein Invited by Obama to Hu Discussion on Business in China
[Bloomberg]

Northeast Asia
Top Pentagon Asia official, Gregson, to step down
[FP]

China
Report: China largely restores aircraft carrier
[AP]

China’s Internet population rises to 457 million
[AP]
Chinese Firm to Invest in North Korea
[WSJ]

Chinese consumer price inflation ‘down to 4.6%’
[BBC]
Koreas
N. Korea working on uranium enrichment ‘since 1990s’
[AFP]
South Korea seeks longer-range missiles – report
[Reuters]
and Korea, U.S. negotiate revision of pact on missiles [JoongAng]
Kim and Jong-un get beefed up security
[JoongAng]
Defector Offers Insights into N.Korean Arms Buildup
[Chosun]
Japan
Japan wants China leadership on North Korea
[Reuters]
Sugiyama, Japan’s point man on N.Korea to visit China
[Straits Times via AFP]

Donations pour into Okinawa city after gov’t withdraws funds tied to hosting U.S. base
[Mainichi]
Sting meets dolphin advocate, hopes for debate
[AP]

Southeast Asia
Group says survey confirms Myanmar rights abuses
[AP] – a link to the report is here

South/Central Asia
Judges seek delay in opening Afghan parliament
[AP]
Bomb blast kills 20 Afghan civilians in southeast
[Reuters]
Afghan journalist attacked with acid
[AP]
Scandal-hit India PM skirts major cabinet changes
[Reuters]

Middle East
Hariri tribunal: Saudi Arabia quits Lebanon mediation
[BBC]

Powers to press defiant Iran in nuclear row
[Reuters]
Insurgents Renew Attacks on Iraqi Security Troops
[NYT]
Lebanon Shows Shift of Influence in Mideast
[NYT]

Africa
Arab League chief says Tunisia is dire warning
[AP]
Tunisia probes foreign assets of deposed leader
[AP]
AU’s Odinga says Ivory Coast mediation fails
[Reuters]

DR Congo army commander ‘led mass rape’ in Fizi
[BBC]

Europe
Former Swiss banker linked to WikiLeaks goes on trial
[Reuters]
New UK law means queen’s secrets to stay that way
[AP]
UK unemployment total rises further
[BBC]
Ministers seek to answer critics as NHS bill published
[BBC]
Euro MPs adopt cross-border healthcare law
[BBC]
Germany approves anti-dioxin action plan
[Reuters]

Americas
Haiti election officials downplay OAS conclusion
[AP]

From 01/18 Bolivia launches coca leaf diplomatic offensive [BBC]
Deal ends Chile Magallanes gas protest
[BBC]

Domestic
SOTU: State of the Seating Chart
[WaPo]

Lieberman Is Said to Decide Against Seeking Re-Election to Senate in 2012
[Bloomberg]
Sen. Kent Conrad retirement boosts GOP Senate hopes
[Politico]
House Republicans Move to Dismantle Obama’s Health-Care Law
[Bloomberg]
Issa Said to Consider Focusing First Hearing on TARP Inspector’s Report
[Bloomberg]
FBI: Bomb found on MLK march route
[MSNBC]

Parenting by Gays More Common in the South, Census Shows
[NYT]
Goldman Sachs profits down by half on weak debt trading
[BBC]
Apple makes record profits of $6bn in last three months
[BBC]

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Daily International News 01.18.11

January 18, 2011

Daily International News
January 18, 2011

Hu Jintao State Visit/Hu-Obama Summit 2011
Overall

Biden greets China’s Hu upon arrival in the US
[AP]
Obama holding first China state dinner in 13 years
[AP]

Hu Gets Full State Honors as Visit Displays Obama’s Dueling Views of China
[Bloomberg]
China’s Hu to engage in rare Q&A with media in US
[AP]
From 01/15 U.S.-China Relationship Difficult, Lugar Says Before Hu Visits White House [Bloomberg]
From 01/17 For Chinese Leader’s Visit, U.S. to Take a Bolder Tack [NYT]
Q&A with WaPo’s John Pomfret on Hu Visit
[WaPo]
Issues

Hu Jintao arriving for state visit focused on economics, security, human rights
[WaPo]

Editorial: The U.S. finds its voice on China and human rights
[WaPo]
On Faith: President Hu Jintao, Tibet, and the Dalai Lama
[WaPo]
Before meeting Obama, Hu positive on peninsula
[JoongAng]
Energy Could Be a Key Area of Cooperation for the U.S. and China
[TIME]
US companies expand goals as China leader arrives
[AP]

Northeast Asia
Koreas

2011’s Top Risks: Will North Korea spin out of control?
[FP]
UN Should Discuss North Korean Uranium, South Korea’s President Lee Says
[Bloomberg]

North Korea willing to resume U.S. missions to recover remains of MIAs
[CNN]
N. Korea’s actual military spending estimated at US$8.77 bln in 2009
[Yonhap]
China/Taiwan

Taiwan Stages Missile Tests on Eve of U.S.-China Meeting
[NYT] and Video: Taiwan in live-fire missile tests [BBC]
Senators accuse China of violating sanctions against Iran
[FP]

China’s Military Comes Into Its Own
[StratFor]
China commercial nuclear fuel reprocessing far off
[AP]
China sees importance of trilateral cooperation with Japan, ROK
[Xinhua]
Summary Box: China rare earths exports up in 2010
[AP]
China, Russia to hold fifth strategic security negotiations
[Xinhua]
“Experience China” debuts at NYC’s Times Square
[Xinhua]

South/Central Asia
Major earthquake hits SW Pakistan
[AP]
Pakistani troops search homes in Karachi crackdown
[AP]
Nobel laureate Yunus in Bangladesh court
[AFP]

Southeast Asia
Vietnam reshuffles leaders, but policy seen consistent
[Reuters]
Top UN official to visit Sri Lanka’s war victims
[AFP]

Middle East
Palestinian resolution on Israel to be put to UN council
[AFP]

Palestinians raise flag at Washington office
[AP]
Russia reaffirms recognition of Palestinian state
[BBC]
Palestinian killed along Gaza-Israel border
[AP]
Va. teen detained in Kuwait sues U.S.
[WaPo]
Netanyahu rewards Barak with Israel cabinet seats
[Reuters]
Suicide bombing in Iraq kills 52 police recruits [AP]
Turkey to join Lebanon ‘contact group’ to help solve political crisis
[Hurriyet]

Iran suspends hanging sentence in stoning case: MP
[Reuters]
Pirates seized record 1,181 hostages in 2010 – report
[BBC]

Africa
UN team examines seized Iranian weapons in Nigeria
[AP]
Officials: 4 ministers quit new Tunisia government
[AP]
Rwanda issues arrest warrant for dissent exiles
[BBC]

Europe
Spain holds 10 in first anti-Eta raids since ceasefire
[BBC]
Iraq inquiry: Notes from Tony Blair to George Bush will not be published
[Guardian]

Berlusconi urged to resign over latest sex probe
[Reuters]
EU to detail objections to Hungary media law in letter
[Reuters]
Irish Prime Minister Cowen wins confidence vote
[AP]
Vatican warned Irish bishops not to report abuse
[AP]
UK gay couple wins discrimination case against Christian hoteliers – video
[Guardian]

Americas
Paraguay leader tells police to shut down rebels
[AP]
‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier charged with corruption in Haiti
[Guardian]
Mexico police: founding member of Zetas captured
[AP]

Domestic
Inside Holbrooke’s War With the White House
[Daily Beast]
Obama Launches Rule Review, Pledging to Spur Jobs, Growth
[WSJ]
Supreme Court refuses to revive effort to put D.C. same-sex marriage law to vote
[WaPo]
Videos show Tucson shooting in detail, sources say
[WaPo]
Release Nears for Giffords
[WSJ]
Sarah Palin Defends “Blood Libel” Phrase, Says Liberals Can’t “Shut Me Up”
[CBS]
Dick Cheney on ‘Today’: I may need a heart transplant (VIDEO)
[WaPo]
From 01/17 Apple boss Steve Jobs takes ‘medical leave’ [BBC]
Facebook U-turns on phone and address data sharing
[BBC]

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January 13, 2011

Daily International News
January 13, 2011

Global
Watchdog group: Freedom slipped worldwide in 2010
[AP]
Figures on Global Climate Show 2010 Tied 2005 as the Hottest Year on Record
[NYT]

Northeast Asia
China, Korea moves underscore rising food prices
[Reuters]
Koreas
N. Korean leader makes first public appearance of the year
[Yonhap]
US urges North Korea to get ‘serious’ on talks
[BBC]
SKorean police say Google violated laws
[AP]
N. Korea hosts first golf tournament: travel firms
[AFP]
China
India, China in new visa row over disputed state
[AP]
WikiLeaked: China’s next president lashed out in Mexico against ‘well fed foreigners’
[FP]
The Dangerous Chip on China’s Shoulder
[Time]
Confucius shows up on China’s Tiananmen Square
[AP]
Japan
Japanese military seeks greater cooperation with U.S.
[WaPo]
Gates drops hard line on unpopular US Okinawa base
[AP] and U.S. Will Defer to Japan on Moving Okinawa Base [NYT]
Japan PM to reshuffle Cabinet to push for reforms
[AP]

Middle East
Biden visits Iraq for talks on future relationship
[WaPo]
Hillary Clinton urges Middle Eastern states to open governments, economies
[LAT]
Talks on new Lebanon government to start Monday
[Reuters]
Iran’s nuclear sites tour proposal flounders
[Reuters]
Yemen and Turkey Deepen Ties With New Accords
[NYT]
Kuwaiti official visits Iraq, a 20-year first
[McClatchy]

Africa
Protester killed, journalist injured in Tunisia
[AP]
South Sudan vote will meet global standards – Carter
[Reuters]
Officials: UN air crew kidnapped in Darfur
[AP]
3 UN cars burned in latest Ivory Coast violence
[AP]
Nigeria’s ruling party to choose its candidate
[AP]
DR Congo soldiers arrested for rape
[BBC]

Europe
Belarus Intensifies Efforts Against Former Candidate
[NYT]
Irish police seize IRA dissidents’ weapons factory
[AP]
Italy: Court ruling weakens Berlusconi’s immunity
[AP]
David Cameron vows to keep Britain out of euro plans
[Guardian]

Americas
Cuba calls immigration talks with US ‘fruitful’
[AP]
2010 Brings Record Violence In Mexico’s Drug War
[Latin American Dispatch]
Brazil flood and mudslide deaths rise past 300 as search goes on
[BBC]

Domestic
Obama leads mourning of Arizona shooting victims
[Reuters]
Gabrielle Giffords’ condition continues to improve, doctor says
[LAT]
Issa Targets Obama Legislative Agenda With Panels on Economy, Bank Rescues
[Bloomberg]