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Daily International News 02.14.11

February 14, 2011

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Daily International News
February 14, 2011

Northeast Asia
Koreas
N. Korea revives ‘Office 38’ managing Kim Jong-il’s funds: ministry
[Yonhap]
N. Korea halves Pyongyang in size in apparent economic bids: sources
[Yonhap]
More Propaganda Leaflets to Be Sent to N.Korea
[Chosun]
DPRK leader meets Chinese senior official
[Xinhua]
N. Korea prepares for leader Kim’s 69th birthday
[Kyodo] and [Chosun]Doctors Identify Kim Jong-il’s 3 Main Health Problems
China balks at backing UN report
[JoongAng]
Chinese FM to visit Seoul next week for talks on N. Korea
[Yonhap]
Japan/China
Japan confirmed no longer world’s No. 2 economy as China rises
[Kyodo]
DPJ executives move to suspend Ozawa’s party membership
[Mainichi]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Thailand to reject UN help over Cambodia
[BBC]
Indonesia’s Ba’asyir rejects ‘made-up’ charges
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
U.S. Postpones Meeting With Pakistan and Afghanistan
[NYT]
India’s foreign minister criticised for UN speech gaffe
[BBC]
Qadri indicted in Salman Taseer murder case
[AFP]
Blast at hotel complex in Afghan capital kills 2
[AP]

Middle East
Palestinian cabinet quits in reform move by Abbas
[Reuters]
Minor clashes as Bahrain “Day of Rage” begins
[Reuters]
Hundreds march in Iranian opposition rally
[Reuters]
Yemen police struggle to break up clashing protesters
[Reuters]
Iraqis in Baghdad protest bad services, corruption
[AP]

Egypt/Algeria
Algeria ‘to lift emergency laws’
[Al Jazeera]
Egyptians mass in Tahrir Square as police march
[Reuters]
Egypt Army Suspends Constitution, Promises Election
[Bloomberg]
U.S. sends officials to reassure nervous allies
[WaPo]
High Representative Ashton visits Tunisia and wider Middle East
[EU]
Sons of Egypt’s Mubarak nearly came to blows: paper
[Reuters]
Niall Ferguson Blasts Obama’s Foreign Policy
[Daily Beast]

Europe
Berlusconi refuses to resign, dismisses protest
[Reuters]

Domestic
Obama to Submit $3.7 Trillion Budget; Republicans Promise Fight
[Bloomberg] and Federal Budget 2012: What to watch for, part 2 [WaPo]
What new budget says about President Obama
[POLITICO]
Geithner Tells Obama Debt Expense to Rise to Record
[Bloomberg]
Boehner’s Letter to POTUS on Budget
Jihadi who helped train 7/7 bomber freed by US after just five years
[Guardian]
Winners and losers from the Conservative Political Action Conference
[WaPo]

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