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Daily International News 04.01.11

April 11, 2011

Daily International News
April 1, 2011

Northeast Asia
U.S. Aids Japan in Final Sweep for Quake Victims
[NYT]
Japan pressed to expand evacuation zone; new safety questions for workers at plant
[WaPo]
Japan’s PM vows to win battle against nuke plant
[AP]
China white paper highlights US military ‘competition’
[BBC]
China’s first onshore yuan options quoted in line with offshore
[Reuters]
S. Korea’s Lee says N. Korea not sincere on talks
[AFP]
World Food Programme to Announce Humanitarian Aid for N.Korea
[Chosun]
Seoul Allows Humanitarian First Aid Since Cheonan to N.Korea to Resume
[Chosun]
SKorea inflation jumps to 4.7 percent in March
[AP]
US: SKorea trade pact will bar imports from NKorea
[Bloomberg]
US rep: good progress on Pacific Rim trade talks
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Thais seize 2 tons of ivory in largest bust ever
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Census reveals that 17% of the world is Indian
[Guardian]
3 guards killed at NATO terminal in NW Pakistan
[AP]
Kazakh leader set to coast to election victory
[AP]
Six US soldiers killed in Afghanistan
[CNN]

Middle East
Syria braces for mass demonstrations
[Al Jazeera]
Yemenis hold largest protest yet against leader
[AP]
Kuwait cabinet quits to avoid ministers’ grilling
[Reuters]
Officials: Bomber kills 3 outside Iraqi mosque
[AP]
Israel asks U.N. to help block planned Gaza flotilla
[Reuters]
Israel holds secret talks with Russia in bid to thwart recognition of Palestinian state
[Haaretz]

Africa
Libya
Qaddafi Envoy Visits London as Tensions Mount in Libya
[NYT]
Gaddafi’s forces battle rebels for Brega
[Al Jazeera]
Libyan opposition sets conditions for cease-fire
[AP]
Qaddafi Exile Options Reach to Venezuela as Defections Rise
[Bloomberg]
Nato Libya air raid ‘killed civilians’
[BBC]
Gates warns on protracted Libya conflict
[FT]
Opinion: Mr. Gates Oversteps
[CFR]
U.S. Military Not Happy Over Libya
[Daily Beast]
Non-Libya
Thousands call for trials of Egypt regime figures
[AP]
Ivory Coast Rebels Seize State TV, Attack Gbagbo Palace
[Bloomberg]
Zimbabwe pre-poll violence condemned at Africa summit
[AFP]
Nigeria shuts borders for Saturday poll: official
[AFP]
Obama names retired ambassador as new Sudan envoy
[AP]

Europe
Italian anarchists claim Greek, Swiss parcel bombs
[AP]
Italy moves African migrants to mainland from Lampedusa
[BBC]
World court drops Georgia vs Russia case
[Reuters]
Nuclear energy firm RWE sues German state of Hesse
[BBC]
Ireland’s Banks Get Failing Grades
[WSJ]

Americas
Mexico: Attorney General Arturo Chavez resigns
[BBC]
Former Argentine Gen Eduardo Cabanillas jailed
[BBC]

Domestic
John Boehner faces moment of truth
[POLITICO]
Upbeat US jobs figures boost stocks, dollar
[AP]
Rubio’s Demands Signal Tea Party May Not Bend on Raising U.S. Debt Limit
[Bloomberg]
As Budget Talks Continue, Hard-Liners Get Support From Tea Party
[NYT]
Mitt Romney set to start raising cash in April
[POLITICO]

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