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Daily International News 01.05.10

January 5, 2011

Daily International News
January 5, 2011

 

Chinese city of Harbin's ice festival is open now.

 

Northeast Asia
Koreas
NKorea calls for unconditional talks with South
[AP]
U.S. looks to China as talks begin on North Korea
[Reuters]
Analysis: Realism, not softening, seen in U.S.-North Korea moves
[Reuters]
Q+A: What keeps idea of North Korea “six-party” talks alive?
[Reuters]
China
China Rolls Out Its First Stealth Aircraft
[NYT]
U.S. downplays Chinese stealth fighter status
[Reuters]
Toshiba, China to co-develop nuclear reactor -Nikkei
[Reuters]
Police Officers Killed in Rare Burst of Gun Violence in China
[NYT]
World Bank issues bond denominated in Chinese yuan
[BBC]
China to let yuan rise 5 pct in 2011 -paper
[Reuters]
Japan
Japan in talks with U.S. over moving F-15 fighter drills to Guam
[Mainichi]
South Korea eyes military tie-up with Japan in non-combat areas
[Mainichi] and Japan to Propose Closer Military Ties With South Korea [NYT]
Japan wants to talk with China on rare earths – minister
[Reuters]

Southeast Asia
Philippine communist Ka Bart caught as truce ends
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan scholars warn against mourning slain governor
[Reuters]
US suspends military contractors in Afghanistan
[AP]
Afghanistan says attacks against VP thwarted
[AP]
Delhi Games chief Suresh Kalmadi faces detectives
[BBC]

Middle East
Russian president to visit Palestinian territories
[AP]
Israeli air strikes hit Gaza
[CNN]
WikiLeaks: Israel aimed to keep Gaza economy on brink of collapse
[Haaretz]
EU says IAEA should inspect Iran’s nuclear sites
[Reuters]
Iran offers India new way to buy oil
[UPI]
Shah of Iran’s son Alireza Pahlavi found dead at US home
[Guardian]
Turkish investigators find suspected mass grave
[AP]
Anti-US cleric Muqtada al-Sadr returns to Iraq
[AP]
Kuwait PM survives no-confidence vote
[AP]

Africa
Ivory Coast: Laurent Gbagbo maintains Ouattara blockade
[BBC]
Ouattara says no risk of civil war in Ivory Coast
[Reuters]
China to send observers to Sudan as Beshir softens stance
[RFI]
Southern Sudan returnees put a strain on limited resources
[CNN]
Zambia mine shooting: Chinese bosses miss court hearing
[BBC]

Europe
German dioxin scandal: animal feed additive tainted
[BBC]
Mysterious bird deaths, paralleling US, hit Sweden [BBC]

Domestic
In House, new Republican majority plans to act fast to undo Obama’s agenda
[WaPo]
Ten members to watch in the 112th Congress
[WaPo]
As Boehner Ascends, His Power Comes With Caveats
[NYT]
After losing House, Democrats will try new strategy: bipartisanship
[WaPo]
Robert Gibbs leaving the White House
[WaPo]
Who Will Fill Bob Gates’ Pentagon Office?
[TIME]
Pentagon Gets Approval for Modest Growth in Budget Plan for Fiscal 2012
[Bloomberg]
U.S. tells agencies: Watch ‘insiders’ to prevent new WikiLeaks
[MSNBC]
15-Year Sentence for 1968 Plane Hijacking
[NYT]
New edition removes Mark Twain’s ‘offensive’ words
[AP]

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