Daily International News 01.13.11

January 13, 2011

Daily International News
January 13, 2011

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

Northeast Asia
China, Korea moves underscore rising food prices
N. Korean leader makes first public appearance of the year
US urges North Korea to get ‘serious’ on talks
SKorean police say Google violated laws
N. Korea hosts first golf tournament: travel firms
India, China in new visa row over disputed state
WikiLeaked: China’s next president lashed out in Mexico against ‘well fed foreigners’
The Dangerous Chip on China’s Shoulder
Confucius shows up on China’s Tiananmen Square
Japanese military seeks greater cooperation with U.S.
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

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

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

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

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

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

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