Daily International News 04.07.11

April 11, 2011

Daily International News
April 7, 2011

Northeast Asia
Another strong quake strikes off tsunami-hit Japan [AP]
Japan quake: Nitrogen pumped into nuclear reactor [BBC]
Japan May Enlarge Evacuation Zone [WSJ]
Ai Weiwei’s family denounce ‘absurd’ economic crimes investigation [Guardian]
Departing U.S. Envoy Criticizes China on Human Rights [NYT]
North Korea parliament watched for signs of succession [BBC]
N. Korea to convene parliament amid keen attention on heir-apparent son [Yonhap]
North Korea parliament praises progress on economy [AP]
Koreas to hold 2nd round of rare volcano talks [AP]
N. Korea has 1 mln tons of rice for military: lawmaker [Yonhap]
Some SKorean schools shut amid radiation fears [AP]

South/Central Asia
Afghanistan: Taliban gunmen attack Kandahar police base [BBC]
Hunger-striker piles pressure on Indian govt [AFP]

Middle East
Gulf States Seek Saleh’s Departure as Part of Yemen Accord [Bloomberg]
Fighting flares in Gaza, shattering lull [Reuters]
The Debate that Changed Goldstone’s Mind? [FP]
Defense Chief is on Mission to Mend Saudi Relations [NYT]
Bahrain’s Rulers Tighten Their Grip on Battered Opposition [NYT]

North Africa
Libya: US rebuffs letter from Gaddafi, says he must go [BBC]
Italy gives Tunisia migrants ‘humanitarian’ permits [AFP]

Sub-Saharan Africa
Ivory Coast leader in bunker vows not to surrender [AP]
French strikes hit Gbagbo forces in Ivory Coast [Reuters]
French FM: Laurent Gbagbo ‘running out of troops’ [BBC]
Kenyan leaders appear at Hague court over killings [Reuters]
S.Africans ‘must vote ANC for Mandela health’ [AFP]

Iranian dies after setting himself alight in Amsterdam [BBC]
Eurozone interest rates raised to 1.25% by ECB [BBC]
Google in German solar investment [AFP]
Portugal admits financial aid is needed [CNN]

Mass grave discovered in Mexico [Al Jazeera]
Brazil gunman kills 12 in Rio school massacre [Reuters]

GOP seeks 1-week extension as gov’t shutdown looms [AP]
Obama to remake national security team [WaPo]
Obama Approval Slips Among Blacks, Hispanics in March [Gallup]


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