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Daily International News 06.29.11

June 29, 2011

Daily International News
June 29, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Tepco says may ask for more power-use restrictions
[Reuters]
Toyota to recall 82,200 vehicles in the US
[AP]
Kan rumored to call snap election with energy policy as focal issue
[Mainichi]
Lady Gaga sued over fundraising for Japan
[AP]
Koreas
NKorea vows military retaliation against SKorea
[AP]
North Korea issues threat to South amid joint talks
[BBC]
North Korea, Russia abandon plans for Kim meeting
[Reuters]
Korea talks fail to resolve resort row, says official
[Reuters]
Parsing North Korea’s Lightning Excuse
[WSJ]
Cheney, Buehler score as US beats North Korea 2-0
[AP]
China/Taiwan
China has indisputable sovereignty over South China Sea islands: spokesman
[Xinhua]
China says its naval drills no cause for alarm
[Reuters]
Lawyer for Released Chinese Artist Seeks Review on Taxes
[NYT]
Top US military officer to visit China in July
[AP]
As China Communist Party turns 90, a debate erupts
[AP]
Taiwanese fishing boat spotted near Senkaku Islands
[Kyodo]
Taiwan, China mark 1st anniversary of trade accord signing
[Kyodo]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Myanmar government warns Suu Kyi tour may cause riots
[Reuters]
Myanmar gov’t bans Suu Kyi from political activities
[Mainichi]
Japan tells Suu Kyi plan to help Myanmar’s democratization
[Kyodo]
Flash floods kill 15 in southern Philippines
[Kyodo]
Fugitive ex-leader Thaksin dominates Thai election
[AFP]

South/Central Asia
Police search Kabul hotel after Taliban attack kills 9
[Reuters]
Raid by Afghan Forces and NATO Ends Attack on Hotel in Kabul
[NYT]FAS Asks: Are Pakistan’s Nukes Safe? [WSJ]

Middle East
Saudi Forces Withdrawing From Bahrain
[NYT]
Israel razes West Bank settlement outpost
[AFP]
Leading Palestinian activist arrested in London
[Guardian]
Hundreds of Yemeni troops defect to rebels – opposition
[Reuters]
Rep. Kucinich’s Syria visit raises eyebrows
[POLITICO]
Syrian forces kill four civilians in Idlib – activist
[Reuters]
Bahrain sets up fact-finding team for recent unrest
[Reuters]

Africa
France providing weapons to Libya rebels -Le Figaro
[Reuters]
Police, protesters clash for 2nd day in Cairo
[AP]
Ethiopia to make ‘power hub’ with 4 new Nile dams
[AP]
Sudan deal with South Kordofan and Blue Nile rebels
[BBC]
UN rights deputy sees risk of new war in Sudan
[AP]
Senegal deploys extra troops as power cuts enrage
[Reuters]
Nigeria imposes curfews in capital after bombing
[Reuters]
Witness: Rwandan soldiers behind SAfrica shooting
[AP]

Europe
Greece austerity vote and demonstrations – live updates
[Guardian]
Greek protesters attack Finance Ministry building
[Reuters]
France’s Lagarde Named New Head of I.M.F.
[NYT]
Aubry enters race to challenge Sarkozy
[FT]
David Cameron hits out at Ed Miliband in NHS row
[Guardian]
Wills, Kate off to Canada, US in first tour
[AP]

Americas
Venezuela’s Chavez visits Castro in Cuba
[McClatchy]
5 dead, 7 missing after Haitian ferry capsizes
[AP]

Domestic
Obama News Conference Likely to Address Debt, Libya, Afghanistan
[Bloomberg]
Obama gives first press conference in 3 months
[POLITICO]
Romney, Huntsman to overlap in N.H.
[POLITICO]
Michele Bachmann: 2012 will be about Obama
[POLITICO]
Tom Petty tells Michele Bachmann to stop using his music
[Guardian]
Priorities USA Action super PAC to start airing ads
[POLITICO]
Poll: 72 percent back Afghan plan
[POLITICO]
Price of U.S. wars: $4.4 trillion?
[POLITICO]
Los Alamos nuclear lab under siege from wildfire
[Mainichi]
BofA Nears Huge Settlement
[WSJ]
Monsanto posts $680 million profit in 3rd quarter
[AP]

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