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Daily International News 04.11.11

April 11, 2011

Daily International News
April 11, 2011

Northeast Asia
Strong Aftershock as Japan Urges More Evacuations
[NYT]
Japan to evacuate more towns around crippled nuclear plant
[CNN]
Japan’s nuclear refugees confused by policy shifts
[AP]
China sees first quarterly trade deficit in seven years
[BBC]
China issues report criticizing US human rights
[AP]
China ordains new Vatican-approved Catholic bishop
[AP]
Chinese police detain suspect in tainted milk case
[AP]
N.Korea boosts security on China border
[Straits Times]
China and US gang up on N Korea
[SMH]
Ex-U.N. Panel Head Worries About Another North Korean Nuke Test
[Global Security Newswire]
Seoul’s nuclear envoy to visit U.S. for N. Korea talks
[Yonhap]
Whatever happened to North Korea?
[Global Post]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Lugar Wants Probe Into Myanmar-North Korea Ties
[Global Security Newswire]
US set to appoint envoy to revive Myanmar policy
[AP]

South/Central Asia
India state elections: Assam holds final phase of polls
[BBC]
India frees 39 Pakistan prisoners
[AFP]
Afghan president hammers West over bank crisis
[AP]

Middle East
Student protest in Syria turns violent
[AP]
Gulf proposal fails to ease Yemen political crisis
[AP]
War-weary Iraq sees economic rebound
[TWT]

Africa
Libya Rebels Spurn African Cease-Fire Plan Without Qaddafi Exit
[Bloomberg]
Gaddafi forces shell town after he accepts peace plan
[Reuters]
French Embassy: Forces arrest Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo
[AP]

Ivory Coast: UN and France launch reprisal attacks on Gbagbo
[Guardian]
Egypt protesters defy call to leave Cairo square
[Reuters]
Nigerian ruling party set to lose election
[FT]

Europe
France’s ban on burqas, niqabs takes effect
[CNN]
Berlusconi in court for tax fraud trial
[FT]
Legal action looms as Icelanders vote No [FT]

Americas
Runoff likely in tight Peruvian presidential race
[CNN]
Ingrid Betancourt’s ‘kidnapper’ killed in combat
[BBC]
With Aid and Migrants, China Expands Its Presence in a South American Nation
[NYT]

Domestic
Tense Meetings, Stalled Talks Led to a ‘Painful’ Agreement on U.S. Budget
[Bloomberg]
Obama Girds for Struggle With Republicans Over Debt Limit
[Bloomberg]
Ros-Lehtinen brings anti-communist fervor to once-staid committee
[WaPo]
Supreme Court declines to clarify rights of Guantanamo Bay detainees
[WaPo]

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