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Daily International News 06.20.11

June 20, 2011

Daily International News
June 20, 2011

Northeast Asia
China
Singapore urges China to clarify South China Seas claim
[BBC]
China unrest: Zengcheng migrants urged to inform
[BBC]
China says Libya rebel leader to visit
[Reuters]
Shanghai to ration electricity due to power shortage
[BBC]
Millions affected by China flooding
[Al Jazeera]
Koreas
North Korea is not suffering from food crisis: US team
[Dong-A]
US commander Gen. Sharp says more N. Korea attacks likely
[AFP]
North Korea’s Meth Export
[Newsweek]
Alleged N. Korean police document reports case of cannibalism
[Yonhap]
Japan
Delay Is Likely for a New U.S. Air Base on Okinawa, Japanese Official Says
[NYT]
Japan defers tax hike plan as PM sets conditions to quit
[Reuters]
Reports: Japanese leader Kan pushed to resign soon
[AP]
IAEA considers nuclear safety rules after Fukushima
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Myanmar’s Suu Kyi celebrates birthday in freedom
[AP]
Christchurch earthquake: Diary from Sumner
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Gates confirms talks with Taliban
[TWT]
U.S. ambassador warns Karzai over criticism of West
[Reuters]
Pakistan: Militant attack on anti-Taliban elders
 [BBC]

Middle East
Assad blames unrest on saboteurs, pledges reforms
[Reuters]
Bomb hits French embassy convoy in Baghdad
[Reuters]
Iraqis hold first talks on keeping US troops
[AP]
Iraq to chase missing billions
[Al Jazeera]
Divided on Premier, Palestinians Cancel Meeting
[NYT]
Activists ask Clinton to help Saudi women drivers
[AP]

Africa
Egypt’s former president Mubarak has cancer – lawyer
[Reuters]
Tunisia’s ex-president goes on trial in absentia
[AP]
Tunisia’s Ben Ali says he was tricked into leaving
[Reuters]
NATO admits it probably hit civilians in Libya
[LAT]
Deal forces Somali PM out of office
[Al Jazeera]
Nigeria: Radical sect kills 2 in restive northeast
[AP]
Michelle Obama leaves for Africa, second solo trip
[Reuters]

Europe
Russia’s President Medvedev “won’t stand against Putin”
[BBC]
Austria Detains Alleged Islamic Extremist
[Der Spiegel]
Greece: Eurozone ministers delay decision on vital loan
[BBC]

Americas
Mexican Anti-Crime Operation Produces 3,700 Arrests
[LAHT]
Violence kills at least 22 in Mexico
[Al Jazeera]

Domestic
Rick Perry sounds like a candidate
[WaPo]
Lugar Gives Obama ‘at Best’ Mediocre Grade for Foreign Policy
[Bloomberg]
War fatigue presents challenge for Obama
[WaPo]
Clinton: It’s Still the Economy, Stupid
[Daily Beast]
Obama Administration Says Foreign Investment in U.S. Is Growing
[Bloomberg]
Not only .coms as Internet body throws open domain names
[Reuters]
Lighter winds expected at S. Arizona wildfire
[AP]

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