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Daily International News 06.23.11

June 24, 2011

Daily International News
June 23, 2011

International
G20 agricultural meeting adopts action plan on food security, price volatility [Xinhua]

Northeast Asia
Report: More Asian millionaires than European ones  [AP]
Airbus and AirAsia announce record deal for 200 planes [BBC]
China
Chinese warships cross high seas off Japan island [AP]
China says it strictly abides by Declaration on South China Sea [Xinhua]
Ai Weiwei’s first words after being released [Telegraph]
Ai Weiwei ‘cannot leave Beijing without permission’ [BBC]
Hong Kong scholar freed after China cuts sentence  [AP]
Koreas
S. Korea seen softening demand for N.K. apology before resumption of talks [Yonhap]
[Editorial] U.S.’s tougher N.Korea sanctions [Hankyoreh]
N.Korea ‘Spying on S.Korean Politicians’  [Chosun]
Seoul mulls int’l arbitration over Mt. Geumgang [Korea Times]
Japan
Quake expert urges Japan to overhaul nuke policy [AP]
US diplomat honored for change to Japan policy [AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Suu Kyi urges Congress to push Myanmar democracy [AP]

South/Central Asia
India and Pakistan diplomats to meet in Islamabad [BBC]
Obama’s Afghanistan plan criticized by Dems, GOP  [AP]
Wary Afghans Worry U.S. is Repeating History [WSJ]
Obama to visit Fort Drum after announcing Afghan troop withdrawal [CNN]
Afghanistan: France follows US in troop withdrawal [BBC]

Middle East
Ahmadinejad’s ally Malekzadeh ‘arrested’ in Iran [Al Jazeera]
Syrians flee as troops mass on Turkish border [Al Jazeera]
Yemeni president not returning home soon [Reuters]
Kuwaiti PM survives no-confidence vote, faces new grilling [Xinhua]
ICRC demands Hamas provide proof Shalit is alive [Reuters]

Africa
Libya conflict: Gaddafi accuses Nato of murder [BBC]
Libya war has cost UK at least £200m [Guardian]
Palin cancels trip to Sudan [WaPo]
Somali-American named new Somalia prime minister  [AP]
DR Congo mass rape: Ex-rebels accused in Fizi [BBC]
Zimbabwe army: PM Morgan Tsvangirai is security threat [BBC]

Europe
Geert Wilders cleared of hate charges by Dutch court [BBC]
Belarus police release detained protesters [Reuters]
China, Britain likely to sign several MOUs during Wen’s visit: British diplomat [Xinhua]

Americas
Mexico urges inquiry as US agent shoots man on border [BBC]
Venezuela’s Chavez seen “strong” but not home soon [Reuters]

Domestic
Obama administration taps Strategic Petroleum Reserve [POLITICO]
Robert Gates unlikely to certify ‘don’t ask’ repeal [POLITICO]
Poll: Romney 59% Favorable Among Republicans [Bloomberg]
Some of Tim Pawlenty’s top aides working for little or no pay, source says [WaPo]
At LGBT fundraiser, Obama may face questions on gay marriage [WaPo]
NY Gov. Cuomo makes major push for gay marriage  [AP]
Ron Paul, Barney Frank: Legalize marijuana [POLITICO]
Winklevoss Twins Drop Case Against Facebook  [WSJ]
Whitey Bulger Is Arrested in California [NYT]
Google’s Page, Schmidt May Be Subpoenaed by Senate Committee [Bloomberg]

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