Daily International News 03.04.11

March 4, 2011

Daily International News
March 4, 2011

Northeast Asia
China Resumes Rapid Increase in Military Spending
Why China Is More Like the Middle East Than We Think
South Korea hit by cyber attacks
[BBC] and S. Korean Web sites suffer DDoS attack [Yonhap]
N. Korea toughens grip on information amid Mideast turmoil: South
South Korea says North is blocking return of refugees
Korea-EU FTA deal heads to parliament
Maehara admits illegal donation from foreigner in fresh blow to Kan [Kyodo]
Japan rattled by college entrance exam cheat case

South/Southeast/Central Asia
East Timor applies to join Asean
U.N. urges review of air strikes after Afghan children killed
Pentagon Criticized for Lax Oversight of $4.2 Billion Afghan Food Contract
Prayers for patience as Pakistani Christian buried
Pakistan: Nowshera mosque bombing ‘kills nine’
India manager ‘killed by workers’

Middle East
Turks protest arrest of 8 journalists
Baghdad protesters converge on Liberation Square
Several hurt as Sunnis, Shi’ites clash in Bahrain
Yemeni army ‘fires on protesters’
[Al Jazeera]
Yemen rallies grow, Saleh rejects transition plan

North Africa
Interactive: WSJ Jasmine Revolution Map and NYT Middle East Protests: A Country-by-Country Look
Qaddafi Strikes Rebels in West Libya; Battles Rage in Oil Ports
Fresh protests hit Libyan capital [Al Jazeera]
LSE head quits over Gaddafi scandal
Qaddafi Said to Accept Venezuelan Offer for Help
Egypt’s new PM in Tahrir Sq vows to meet protesters’ demands
Tunisia sets date for parliamentary elections

Sub-Saharan Africa
Ivorian forces kill 7, post-election toll hits 365
U.N. boosts peacekeepers in Sudan’s Abyei flashpoint
AP: 53 peacekeepers killed in Somalia offensive

Germany says shooting of U.S. airmen solo act
Assange lodges appeal against extradition
[Deutsche Welle]
Austria detains ex-Bosnian general on Serb warrant
Rate Rise Signaled for Euro Zone

Trial of U.S. subcontractor Gross begins in Cuba
US: Bolivia, Myanmar, Venezuela poor drug fighters

Barack Obama reelection starts cash chase
Presidential hopefuls Huntsman, Romney share Mormonism and belief in themselves
Republicans Dismiss Obama Proposal to Cut Another $6.5 Billion in Spending
Republicans drill for an energy strategy
GOP Aims to Tame Benefits Programs
Judge Orders Protesters To Be Removed From Wisconsin Capitol

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