Daily International News 02.14.11

February 14, 2011

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Daily International News
February 14, 2011

Northeast Asia
N. Korea revives ‘Office 38’ managing Kim Jong-il’s funds: ministry
N. Korea halves Pyongyang in size in apparent economic bids: sources
More Propaganda Leaflets to Be Sent to N.Korea
DPRK leader meets Chinese senior official
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
Chinese FM to visit Seoul next week for talks on N. Korea
Japan confirmed no longer world’s No. 2 economy as China rises
DPJ executives move to suspend Ozawa’s party membership

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

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

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

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

Berlusconi refuses to resign, dismisses protest

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
Geithner Tells Obama Debt Expense to Rise to Record
Boehner’s Letter to POTUS on Budget
Jihadi who helped train 7/7 bomber freed by US after just five years
Winners and losers from the Conservative Political Action Conference


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