Daily International News 01.27.11

January 27, 2011

Daily International News
January 27, 2011

Northeast Asia
US considers boosting force in Asia: Pentagon

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

Volcano erupts in southern Japan
Japan’s credit rating downgraded by Standard & Poor’s

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

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

U.S. Lobbies Afghanistan to Release Christian Converts

N. Africa/Middle East Unrest-related
Unrest spells end to Mideast dynasties
Thousands rally in Yemen, joining Tunisia and Egypt in anti-government protests
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

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

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

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

Haiti Candidate Celestin Is Cut
Colombian coal mine blast kills 21 workers

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

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

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


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