Daily International News 03.23.11

March 23, 2011

Daily International News
March 23, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan quake becomes world’s costliest natural disaster
Factbox: Restrictions on Japanese food imports
U.S. halts Japan food imports, Tokyo water contaminated
North Korea experts to speak at ASU
[Standard Times]
S. Korea not considering food aid to N. Korea: official
S.Korea announces major live-fire drills
[Straits Times]
China denies UN talk about North’s uranium
HBO to develop show from book “Eating With the Enemy: How I Waged Peace With North Korea From My BBQ Shack in Hackensack”
[LA Times]
South Korean FM to visit China next week
[China Post]
China says talks are way forward on Iran nuclear issue
China approves death sentence for 7 in Xinjiang
Activist says China cracks down on ethnic Uighurs

South/Central Asia
US welcomes Karzai’s Nato pullout plan from Afghanistan
India investigates ‘Maoist villages rampage’ by police

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Insurgents kill 3 Muslims in Thai south
Malaysia DNA ruling overturned in blow for Anwar

Middle East
Israel braces for flare-up as Gazan rockets hit
Yemeni parliament gives president emergency powers
6 dead in new clashes in southern Syria city
Bahrain suspends Lebanon flights as sectarian tension rises

Libyan forces pull back from western city
W.H. to Hill: We’re not at war with Libya
Obama Confident Libya Operation Command Issues Will Be Resolved
Mother Tells UN’s Ban How Son’s Suicide Sparked Tunisia Revolt
Gunfire heard overnight in Burkina capital

Germany set to abandon nuclear power for good
Nuclear Industry in Russia Sells Safety, Taught by Chernobyl
Britain’s royal wedding to be on iTunes
UK budget 2011: key points
Inflation hits 4.4% in February
Surgeons to perform first UK face and hand transplant

Haiti’s politics: Titid Time
Analysis: War trumps peace and a president’s trip
Opinion: Obama’s quick trip from tyrant to weakling

Is the House in play in 2012?
FBI probing package with explosives left at Detroit federal building for 3 weeks
Justice Department sues on behalf of Muslim teacher, triggering debate
Afternoon Fix: Sharron Angle writing an autobiography
Apple’s Steve Jobs ordered to testify in iTunes lawsuit


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