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Daily International News 02.09.11

February 9, 2011

Daily International News
February 9, 2011

Northeast Asia
Pentagon highlights threats from Asia in strategy report
[TWT]
Koreas
Korea talks “collapse” in setback for nuclear dialogue
[Reuters]
S. Korea backing away from potential Red Cross talks with N. Korea
[Yonhap]
N. Korea denies ship sinking, defends artillery attack
[Kyodo]
Tough Woman Plays Key Role in Inter-Korean Talks
[Chosun]
Somali pirates free South Korean ship and 43 crew
[AP]
China/Taiwan
Taiwan general Lo Hsien-che held on China spy charges
[BBC]
Ma calls for use of term ‘mainland’
[Global Times]
Facebook expands Asia operation with Hong Kong office
[BBC]
Japan
Japan’s emperor to undergo heart tests
[AP]
Sumo grand champion apologises over scandal‎
[BBC]

South/Southeast/Central Asia
Thais, Cambodia face diplomatic pressure to end dispute
[Reuters]
Pakistan officials hopeful on held American spat
[AP]
Pakistani cabinet resigns as part of revamp plan
[Reuters]
Afghanistan Jalalabad university is bombed
[BBC]

Middle East
Middle East peace process at risk, William Hague says
[BBC]
Iranian Dissident Says Planned March Will Test Regime
[NYT]
Bombings in northern Iraq kill 7
[AP]
Egyptian opposition defiant over VP’s warning of coup
[AP]
Opposition: Mubarak must act now or risk ‘complete chaos’
[WaPo]

Africa
South Sudan minister shot dead in Juba – army
[Reuters]
Charles Taylor boycotts war crimes trial again
[AP]

Europe
Three arrested in connection with Moscow bomb – report
[Reuters]
Prosecutors Seek Immediate Trial in Berlusconi Sex Case
[NYT]
Britain Reaches Deal With Banks on Lending and Pay
[NYT]
Archbishop of Canterbury backs votes for prisoners
[Guardian]
German Central Bank Undercuts ‘Rumors’ Surrounding President
[NYT]

Americas
Haiti’s ex-leader Aristide ‘seeks no political role’
[BBC]
Salvador prez: Obama to visit El Salvador in March
[AP]
Prison riot in Brazil’s Maranhao state leaves six dead
[BBC]

Domestic
US Assange Probe Hits Snag
[WSJ]
Obama, Biden to lunch with Republican leaders
[AP]
House rejects measure that would extend key Patriot Act provisions through December
[WaPo]
McDonnell is handed legislative defeat as Virginia assembly drops bill to privatize liquor stores
[WaPo]
Investing more in high-speed rail will keep U.S. competitive, White House says
[WaPo]
Fannie, Freddie Could Be Phased Out Under Treasury Housing Plan
[Bloomberg]
Obama’s Approval Rating on Deficit Sinks to New Low
[Gallup]

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