Daily International News 01.21.11

January 21, 2011

Daily International News
January 21, 2011

Northeast Asia
Summit yields gains for both China and U.S.
Accepting the Rise of China
How to Gauge U.S.-China Talks
Heavy snow in Southwest China forces 79,000 to evacuate homes
Breakthrough after U.S. warns China on North Korea
S. Korean Navy frees hijacked cargo ship, kills 8 Somali pirates
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
Kan places priority on Japan-U.S. alliance over East Asia Community plan
Prosecutors not to indict ex-Japan Coast Guard member, Chinese captain
Japan, U.S. sign pact on Tokyo keeping base-hosting costs for 5 yrs
Japanese Abduction Victim ‘Alive in Pyongyang’

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

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

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
Saad Hariri vows to form new cabinet, defying Hezbollah
Car Bombings Kill Dozens on Pilgrims’ Route in Iraq

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

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

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

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

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