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

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

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

South Sudan minister shot dead in Juba – army
Charles Taylor boycotts war crimes trial again

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

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

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

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