Archive for July, 2011

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Daily International News 07.22.11

July 22, 2011

Daily International News
July 22, 2011

Northeast Asia
Koreas
N.Korea official says two Koreas want six party talks soon-report
[Reuters]
Asean: N and S Korea envoys hold ‘constructive’ talks
[BBC]
North Korea names Ri YongHo as new envoy for stalled nuke talks
[AP]
North Korea to appoint ambassador to ASEAN
[AFP]
North Korea and Iran increase collaboration on nuclear missile, report claims
[Telegraph]
China
US-TW Business Council: US decision on Taiwan F-16 sales Oct. 1
[AP]
Canada to deport Chinese fugitive Lai Changxing
[BBC]
China to ordain more non-Vatican bishops
[BBC]
China: Bus fire in Henan kills dozens
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Clinton says Myanmar has to do more
[AP]
Clinton hails deal on South China Sea disputes
[AP] 
Cambodian PM proposes troop pullout deal with Thailand
[Reuters]
Australia and Malaysia ‘to sign deal on asylum seekers’
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Pakistani PM: US promises not to repeat Bin Laden raid
[Guardian]
Wilson Centre speech: Musharraf vows to repeat his actions
[Pakistan Tribune]

Middle East
Syrian uprising: Crackdown on Homs ‘intensifies’
[BBC]
Syria holds massive rallies to ‘support Homs’
[Al Jazeera]
Amnesty: Saudi terror law ‘would strangle protest’
[BBC]
Yemen tribes say they stop militant convoy in south
[Reuters]

Africa
NATO Allies Opens to Possibility Qaddafi Could Stay in Libya
[Bloomberg]
Gaddafi rules out talks with Libya rebels
[Al Jazeera]
Al-Shabab says aid group ban remains in place
[Al Jazeera]
Investigation opens into Conde assassination attempt
[AFP]
Troops patrol Malawi towns after 18 killed in protests
[Reuters]

Europe
Explosion rocks central Oslo, Norway PM’s office
[Reuters]
Serbia extradites Goran Hadzic to Hague court
[BBC]
Ukraine’s Tymoshenko mocks court in trial
[AP]
Georgian photographers released on spy charges
[AP]
EU leaders agree €109bn Greek bail-out
[FT]
World stocks jump after Greek debt deal
[Deutsche Welle]

Americas
Ottawa seeks 30+ ‘war criminals’ hiding in Canada
[BBC]
Ecuador president ‘to donate $40m libel damages’
[BBC]
Media watchdogs condemn Ecuador libel ruling
[Al Jazeera]
From Cuba, Venezuela’s Chavez governs via Twitter
[AP]
Brazil: record low unemployment and more job-creation in second half anticipated
[MercoPress]

Domestic
DADT: Pentagon to end US military gay ban
[BBC]
Don’t miss it: John Kerry backs gay marriage
[POLITICO]
Debt talks bring tensions between Democrats, Obama to surface
[WaPo]
John Boehner: House must act by Wednesday
[POLITICO]
Obama Aligns With Boehner in Seeking U.S. Debt Pact Amid Internal Strife
[Bloomberg]
Ex-NoW Executives Dispute Testimony of Murdoch Son
[NYT]
Justice Department Prepares Subpoenas in News Corp. Inquiry
[WSJ]
Owners approve proposed labor deal
[ESPN]
No new panda cub for National Zoo this year
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 07.21.11

July 21, 2011

Daily International News
July 21, 2011

ASEAN/South China Sea
ASEAN pushes for resumption of NKorea nuke talks
[AP]

A look at the top issues at Asian security meeting
[AP]
Clinton in Bali to push Southeast Asian security
[AP]
Chinese FM calls for further ASEAN Plus Three cooperation for regional prosperity
[Xinhua]

Vietnam: Tensions in South China Sea a challenge
[AP]  
Spratly Islands row: Philippine trip riles China
[BBC]

Spratly islanders fight boredom, not China worries
[AP]
ROC reaffirms sovereignty over South China Sea islands
[Taiwan Today]

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan Posts Surprise Trade Surplus
[WSJ]
All Nippon and Air Asia in Japanese joint venture
[BBC]
Koreas
USFK commander to visit Yeonpyeong Island
[Korea Times]
2 Korean Spies ‘Jailed in China’
[Chosun]
China
IMF urges China to strengthen yuan
[AP]
Entire Apple stores being faked in China
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Australia asylum: Christmas Island unrest continues
[BBC]
Australian PM on phone hacking scandal
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Afghans take over security in Herat
[AFP]

‘Al-Qaeda jihadist animation targets children’
[BBC]
Police officers killed in Afghan gun battle
[Al Jazeera]
Bomb kills oilmen in Pakistani province of Balochistan [BBC]
Report: It’s time for State’s South Asia bureau and the Af-Pak office to make up and get back together
[FP]

Middle East
Yemen says senior al-Qaida member killed
[AP]

Intense shooting in central Syrian city
[AP]
Loyalist troops besiege Damascus suburb after protests
[Reuters]
Israel won’t apologize for Turkish flotilla deaths
[AP]
Israeli PM turns to Arab TV in call for peace
[AP]
Iran cautiously welcomes Russia’s nuclear proposal
[AP]

Africa
Egypt not to allow foreign poll monitors
[Al Jazeera]

New Egypt cabinet to placate protesters sworn in
[Reuters]
Libyan rebels report Gaddafi fight-back
[Reuters]
Senegal bans protests ahead of Saturday event
[AP]
Kenya burns ivory to counter growing smuggling
[Xinhua]
Kenyans allowed to sue UK over ‘torture’
[Al Jazeera]
Ivory Coast launches war crimes inquiry
[Al Jazeera]
U.N. calls emergency meeting on east Africa famine
[Reuters]

Cindy McCain in Congo to highlight violence
[AP]
Malawi President calls for calm as 11 die in riots
[Reuters]

Europe
Phone hacking: David Cameron talks of regrets over hiring Andy Coulson
[Guardian]
Prince Andrew ‘to quit as trade envoy’
[AFP]
Nick Clegg opens rift with David Cameron over eurozone crisis
[Guardian]
Greek Rescue Plan May Allow for Default on Some Debt
[NYT]
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin ‘ashamed’ at church failures
[BBC]
Bones of Hitler deputy exhumed, burned
[AP]
Taxi drivers block Crete, Corfu ports and airports
[Reuters]
World Health Organization calls for TB blood test ban
[BBC]

Americas
Venezuela court grants parole to Chavez opponent
[AP]
Ecuador judge orders jail, fines for newspaper
[AP]
Mexico seizes huge warehouse of meth precursors
[AP]
Chilean gov’t declares “catastrophe” after heavy snow
[Xinhua]
Monstrous Hurricane Dora trudges away from Mexico
[AP]

Domestic
Anonymous claims attack on NATO
[WaPo]

Gallup: President Obama approval holds steady
[POLITICO]
Poll: Romney still ahead, but with big vulnerabilities in quest for GOP nod
[WaPo]
Grand Bargain Returns to U.S. Debt Talks as Negotiators Open Paths to Deal
[Bloomberg]
More people sought unemployment benefits last week
[AP]
News Corp. Gives to Democrats, Spreads June Political Money
[Bloomberg]
Mayor Bloomberg gives $50 million to fight coal-fired power plants
[WaPo]
Atlantis has landed, ending NASA’s shuttle era
[Reuters]
Postal Service to consider closing thousands of new post offices
[WaPo]
Nearly half of U.S. population facing extreme heat
[CNN]

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Daily International News 07.20.11

July 20, 2011

Daily International News
July 20, 2011

ASEAN Regional Forum
ASEAN, China approve ‘guidelines’ for disputed sea
[AP]

Clinton calls for Sri Lankan reconciliation
[AP]
Clinton urged to press Indonesia on military abuse
[AP]
Clinton urges India to expand influence
[AP]

Northeast Asia
Great East Japan Earthquake estimated as most expensive natural disaster on record [Mainichi]
Kan likely to quit by end of August, positive signs on horizon, says foreign expert
[Mainichi]

Philippines lifts ban on animal products from Fukushima area
[Kyodo]
Koreas
N.Korea slams Japan in territorial row
[Straits Times]
South Korea to Push Security Forum For Rebuke of North
[GSN]
ROK military to randomly inspect Marine bases
[Korea Herald]
2 S. Korean intelligence officials detained in China for 10 months
[Kyodo]
China
China says 14 extremists killed in Xinjiang attack
[AP]
China’s vice president urges Tibetan monks to “stay clear from” separatist forces
[Xinhua]

Taiwan’s mainland affairs minister call for visa-free access to H.K.
[Kyodo]
China appeals to US for “responsible” steps to reassure markets, protect debt holders
[WaPo]
Chinese state oil firm buys Canadian oil sands producer
[BBC]
Nepal to re-measure Mount Everest to end China row
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
South China Sea dispute: Philippine MPs visit Spratlys
[BBC]

Germany in deal on Thai Prince Vajiralongkorn’s jet
[BBC]
Cambodia to pull troops from border after Indonesian observers arrive
[Kyodo]
Australian police quell Christmas Island asylum riot
[BBC]
New Zealand PM John Key denies Israel spy rumour
[BBC]
Christchurch earthquake: Diary from Sumner
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
13 killed by earthquake in Uzbekistan
[AP]
Taliban say Mullah Omar death report false, phones hacked by US
[Reuters]

Lashkar Gah: Nato hands over volatile Afghan city
[BBC]
US charges two for illegal lobbying over Kashmir
[BBC]

Middle East
Syrian warns ambassadors not to leave capital
[AP]
Syrian military assaults intensify on Homs, 16 killed
[Reuters]
Jailed Palestinian leader asks millions to protest
[AP]
Ahmadinejad and clerics fight over head scarves
[WaPo]

Africa
Clinton promises $28M more in famine aid to Africa
[AP]
UN declares famine in parts of Somalia
[Al Jazeera]

Libya rebels suffer heavy casualties at Brega
[Reuters]
Sudan minister open to foreign troops in S. Kordofan
[AFP]
Britain, Nigeria agree to cooperate on terrorism
[AFP]
Malawi’s capital Lilongwe hit by riots
[BBC]

Europe
APNewsBreak: US mulls sanctions against Iceland
[AP]
Serbia arrests last war crimes fugitive
[AP]
Cameron testifies to Parliament on phone hacking scandal
[Guardian]
European banks see debt threat in U.S. as well as at home
[WaPo]
European Union ‘needs strong message’ on Greece debt
[BBC]
Cyprus may need bailout after blast, banker warns
[AP]

Americas
Chile inquiry confirms President Allende killed himself
[BBC]

Domestic
U.S. conducted subcritical nuclear tests in Dec. and Feb.
[Mainichi]
Post-ABC poll: GOP too dug in on debt talks; public fears default consequences
[WaPo]
Michele Bachmann faces more migraine questions [POLITICO]
Minn. governor signs budget, ends 20-day state shutdown after impasse over taxes, spending
[WaPo]
For First Day of Gay Marriage, City Plans License Lottery
[NYT]
Birth control coverage proposed for most health insurance plans
[WaPo]
Men who buy sex commit more crimes, U.S. study finds
[Reuters]
New but tiny moon found circling distant Pluto
[AP]

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Daily International News 07.19.11

July 19, 2011

Daily International News
July 19, 2011

ASEAN Regional Forum
Clinton with no plans to meet N. Korean FM in Bali: State Dept.
[Yonhap]
Asian ministers discuss South China Sea, security
[AP]
ASEAN Ministers Urged to Pursue Early Agreement on China Sea
[VOA]

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan bans Fukushima beef shipments
[BBC]

Japan’s crippled nuclear plant reaches stability
[AP]
Typhoon Ma-On hits Japan
[Al Jazeera]
Koreas
Ruling party leader sees little progress in resumption of inter-Korean talks
[Yonhap]
EU seeks nuke-free N. Korea with better human rights record
[Kyodo]
S. Korea expected to approve civilian flour aid for N. Koreans
[Yonhap]
North Korea fakes news photo again
[Korea Herald]
S. Korean premier expresses ‘deep regret’ on islet flap with Japan
[Kyodo]
China/Taiwan
Xinjiang police attack was terrorism, China says
[BBC] and Several rioters gunned down in Xinjiang police station attack [Xinhua]

China protests planned Philippine trip to Spratlys
[AP]
China’s Xi vows to speed up Tibet’s development while fighting separatism
[Xinhua]
Taiwan under threat of 1,400 Chinese missiles: report
[Kyodo]
China executes corrupt Hangzhou and Suzhou officials
[BBC]
China’s online population rises to 485 million
[AP]
Baidu signs deal with music labels
[BBC]

Southeast Asia
Myanmar’s Suu Kyi leads memorial march for father
[AP]
Myanmar marks 64th anniversary of Martyr’s Day, Suu Kyi attends
[Kyodo]
9 feared dead after helicopter crash on Thai-Myanmar border
[Kyodo]
Philippines extrajudicial killings continue, says HRW
[BBC]
Malaysian ‘teapot cult’ woman loses Islam legal bid
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Clinton in India for Talks on Regional Security, Nuclear Trade
[Bloomberg]
Clinton pushes India on nuclear law, market access
[Reuters]
US will press Pak as ‘hard’ as possible on terror: Hillary Clinton
[Times of India]
Pakistan gets 1st woman foreign minister
[Kyodo]
NATO gives security to Afghans in eastern capital
[AP]

Middle East
10 reported killed in Syrian shooting at funeral
[AP]
Syria faces tougher sanctions from EU
[Al Jazeera]
Iran says it is installing ‘better’ nuclear centrifuges
[BBC]

Israeli navy seizes Gaza-bound yacht
[Reuters]

Africa
Egypt cabinet to be sworn in on PM’s return – sources
[Reuters]
US and Libya in face-to-face talks
[Guardian]

Leaked report hints at Sudan war crimes
[Al Jazeera]
Size of crisis slows Somalia relief efforts
[Al Jazeera]
Guinean president escapes assassination bid at home
[Reuters]
Gbagbo loyalists ‘no longer a threat’ in Ivory Coast
[AFP]

Europe
Murdochs promise day of political theatre
[FT]
News Corp. Said to Consider Elevating Chase Carey to CEO
[Bloomberg]
Sean Hoare death: postmortem being held on hacking whistleblower
[Guardian]
European policymakers struggle for united front to save Greece
[Guardian]
Ivo Sanader, Croatia’s ex-PM, extradited from Austria
[BBC]
Swiss trial opens for 3 accused eco-terrorists
[AP]
Strauss-Kahn daughter questioned in French probe
[AP]
Cyprus president asks minister to stay on as coalition falters
[Reuters]
Pope accepts archbishop’s resignation due to sex scandal
[AP]

Americas
Chile’s President Pinera changes team after protests
[BBC]
Chavez to run in 2012 poll, says Venezuela minister
[BBC]

Domestic
Clinton Exclusive: I would use 14th amendment to raise debt ceiling
[National Memo]

Debt Deal Search Intensifies
[WSJ]
GOP split over McConnell plan
[POLITICO]
‘Cut, cap and balance’ unlikely to end debt ceiling struggle
[CNN]
The scramble for South Carolina
[POLITICO]
Cain: Romney’s religion a bar to GOP nod
[TWT]
Sen. Chuck Schumer tries reviving immigration bill
[POLITICO]
Warren mulls run against Scott Brown
[The Hill]
Atlantis shuttle undocks from space station
[BBC]
Yao set to retire from basketball Wednesday
[AP]

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Daily International News 07.18.11

July 18, 2011

Daily International News
July 18, 2011

ASEAN
ASEAN to resume direct talks with nuclear weapon states in Aug.
[Kyodo]
S. China Sea to overshadow annual ASEAN, dialogue partner meetings
[Kyodo]
Official says Seoul will not highlight N. Korea’s attacks in ASEAN chairman’s statement
[Korea Herald]

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan beat U.S. on pens to seal Women’s World Cup fairytale
[Mainichi]
Japan, U.S. to set up ‘Tomodachi Fund’ to aid disaster-hit businesses
[Mainichi]
New nuclear regulatory body should be set up by next April: Hosono
[Mainichi]
Japan plans to ban Fukushima beef
[BBC]
Women’s World Cup final breaks Twitter record
[AP]
Koreas
Nuclear envoys of S. Korea, Japan to discuss N. Korea, Dokdo
[Yonhap]
North Korea Starving, But Elite Open Luxury Restaurant
[ABC]
US, South Korea to Hold Annual Military Exercise in August
[VOA]
China
Deadly attack on police in China’s Xinjiang province
[BBC]
Chinese Military Chief’s Rudeness Bodes Ill for the Future
[Chosun]
China Blasts Dalai Lama’s Visit to White House
[WSJ]
Dalai Lama wanted ‘to show an old friend’s face’
[AP]
Tibet gov’t-in-exile terms China’s white paper on Tibet a whitewash
[Kyodo]
China eyes curbing rare earth price surges amid inflation fears
[Kyodo]
On visit, Iraq asks China for reconstruction fund
[AP]
Waiting for Harry, Chinese Filmgoers Get Patriotic Epic
[NYT]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Philippine lawmakers to fly to disputed Spratly Islands
[Kyodo]
Thai-Cambodian troops ‘must leave Preah Vihear temple’
[BBC]
Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to attend hero father’s memorial
[AP]
Vietnamese Police Arrest More Than a Dozen Anti-China Protesters
[VOA]
Malaysia establishes diplomatic ties with Vatican
[BBC]
Indonesia’s Mount Lokon volcano erupts twice
[AP]
7,500 earthquakes hit shattered New Zealand city
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Taliban claim murder of senior Karzai adviser
[DAWN]
Allen steps up to Afghan war command
[Al Jazeera]
Afghans, NATO make Helmand sweep to stop handover threats
[Reuters]
Taliban in Pakistan ‘police killing’ video
[BBC]

Middle East
Israel plans hundreds more Jewish settler homes
[Reuters]
French ‘aid ship’ sails towards Gaza
[Al Jazeera]
Syrian activists say up to 30 killed in 24 hours
[AP]
Al Qaeda’s Yemen branch has aided Somalia militants, U.S. says
[LAT]
Bahrain says talks to continue despite opposition walkout
[Reuters]
Trial of UAE bloggers set to resume
[Al Jazeera]

Africa
Egypt’s new cabinet to be sworn in
[Al Jazeera]
Rioters Clash With Police in Tunisia
[NYT]
Libyan rebels claim victory in battle for Brega
[BBC]
First UN aid drops reach rebel-held Somalia
[Al Jazeera]
Cameroon’s Biya to be candidate again: minister
[AFP]
South Africa celebrates Nelson Mandela’s 93rd birthday
[BBC]

Europe
64 missile warheads stolen from Romanian train
[AP]
Britain blocks proposal for permanent EU security headquarters
[Reuters]
Sir Paul Stephenson resigns as Metropolitan Police Commissioner over phone hacking scandal
[Telegraph]
NoW’s Rebekah Brooks’s arrest intensifies phone-hacking crisis
[Guardian]
News Corp. Scrambles to Contain Damage in U.S.
[WSJ]
UK gov’t: watchdog to probe police corruption
[AP]
Silvio Berlusconi bid to move Ruby sex trial rejected
[BBC]
Italians demand politicians share austerity pain
[Reuters]
Hungary Nazi war crimes suspect Sandor Kepiro acquitted
[BBC]
Bavaria opens new investigation of Demjanjuk
[AP]
Stock markets fall on fears over Europe’s debt crisis
[BBC]

Americas
Chavez delegates some powers to his Vice-president and Finance minister
[MercoPress]
Key official says Venezuela’s Chavez to run in 2012
[Reuters]
Argentina welcomes Iran offer in 1994 bombing inquiry
[BBC]

Domestic
GOP’s hard right shift in debt talks may put deal at risk
[POLITICO]
Moody’s: Abolish the debt limit
[POLITICO]
Perry tells Register he’s feeling ‘call’ to run
[POLITICO]
Cain: Americans should be able to ban mosques
[POLITICO]
Gay rights groups target Michele Bachmann
[POLITICO]

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Daily International News 07.11.11

July 11, 2011

Daily International News
July 11, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Support for Japan government sinks to lowest since 2009 – report
[Reuters]
Japan clarifies nuclear ‘stress testing’
[BBC]
Koreas
Red Cross officials of two Koreas hold informal talks
[Yonhap]
Koreas to meet this week to discuss fate of South Korean assets
[Yonhap]
Reuters Expands Its Relationship With Official North Korean News Agency KCNA
[WSJ]
Days of rainfall leave 9 dead in South Korea
[AP]
China
Chinese president stresses reinforcement of China-DPRK relations
[Xinhua]
Chinese general emphasizes respect, trust in relationship with US military
[Xinhua]
US-China spat over South China Sea military exercises
[BBC]
Manila to China on spats: We’ll go to UN tribunal
[AP]
China publishes white paper to mark 60th anniversary of Tibet’s peaceful liberation
[Xinhua]
Moon, Mars, Venus: China aims high in space
[AP]
China Boosts Lead in Global Exports
[WSJ]
Nestle to buy stake in Chinese sweets maker for $1.7bn
[BBC]
21 workers trapped in flooded Chinese mine
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Malaysian authorities crack down on protesters
[CNN]
Australian PM institutes new carbon tax
[SMH]
At least 10 injured in explosions in southern Thailand
[Kyodo]
Cambodia launches securities exchange
[Kyodo]

South/Central Asia
US suspends $800m in Pakistan military aid
[Al Jazeera]
Six killed in blast in Battagram, Pakistan
[Dawn]
Pakistan casualties risen since bin Laden death – ICRC
[Reuters]
Taliban aim to sabotage Afghan transition – UK military
[Reuters]
Afghanistan’s second-biggest bank denies facing collapse
[Reuters]
2nd train derails in India, at least 50 injured
[Kyodo]

Middle East
Panetta blames Iran for rise in Iraq violence
[Al Jazeera]
Syrian forces raid Homs, Hama, Assad starts dialogue
[Reuters]
Protesters in Syria attack US embassy
[AP]
U.S. tells Yemen leader to get out
[POLITICO]
Envoy Meets With Leader of Yemen on Accord
[NYT]

Africa
Egypt mobilizes troops after protesters threaten Suez Canal
[McClatchy]
Gaddafi regime ‘in talks with France’
[Al Jazeera] and France impatient on Libya but denies Gaddafi talks [Reuters]
Sudan’s Bashir warns about disputed Abyei region: report
[Reuters]
World leaders salute Africa’s newest state: South Sudan
[Daily Nation]
Uganda charges rebel commander in war crimes trial
[AFP]
Senegal calls off Habre extradition to Chad
[Al Jazeera]
Africa drought ‘humanitarian disaster’
[BBC]

Europe
EU Holds Crisis Meeting as Concern Grows Over Italy
[Der Spiegel]
Cypriot defense min resigns after blast kills 12
[AP]
Russia says 128 may be dead in Volga river accident
[Reuters]
Bosnians mark Srebrenica anniversary
[Al Jazeera]
Strauss-Kahn’s French accuser heard by police
[AP]
BSkyB takeover: Jeremy Hunt seeking new advice
[BBC]

Domestic/Americas
At Least 40 Killed in Mexico in 24 Hours
[WSJ]
Deficit Negotiators Hit Reset
[WSJ]
House GOP balks at defense cuts
[POLITICO]
Tim Pawlenty keeps up Michele Bachmann bashing
[POLITICO]

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Daily International News 07.08.11

July 8, 2011

Daily International News
July 8, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan Prime Minister Naoto Kan sorry for nuclear mix-up
[BBC]
Japan’s nuclear industry credibility crumbles amid email scandal
[Reuters]
Koreas
North Koreans pay respects to late President Kim
[AP]
Parties agree to pursue single inter-Korean team for Olympics
[Korea Times]
NKorean Bootlegging: For the Love of Money
[FP]
China
China, Philippines agree not to let maritime disputes affect relations
[Xinhua]
China state media dismiss reports of Jiang’s death
[AP]
Xinjiang Riots Anniversary: Continued Suppression of Uighurs
[NTDTV]
Outspoken China author leaves homeland for Germany
[AP]
China orders offshore oil risks review after spill
[AP]
Nepalese bureaucrat fights for Tibetans’ rights
[The National]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Malaysia rally: Kuala Lumpur ‘to be locked down’
[BBC]
Bigger crowd greets vacationing Suu Kyi in Myanmar
[AP]
Thai PM-in-waiting denies plan to visit Thaksin to discuss lineup
[Xinhua]

South/Central Asia
Karachi violence, over 90 dead: Live updates
[Pakistan Tribune]
Pakistan slams US admiral’s allegation that it sanctioned journalist’s killing
[WaPo]
AP Interview: Al-Qaida still haunts terror chief
[AP]

Middle East
Syria condemns US ambassador’s visit to Hama
[Al Jazeera]
U.S., French envoys in Syria’s Hama for protests
[Reuters]
Syrians take to the streets as regime lashes at US
[AP]
Saleh appears on Yemen TV, bandaged and burnt
[The National]
Mullen accuses Iran of arming anti-U.S. forces in Iraq
[McClatchy]
Israel must apologise to normalise ties – Turk PM
[Reuters]
200 activists blocked from Israel flights: police
[Reuters]

Africa
Egyptians protest, demand justice after Mubarak
[AP]
Libyan rebels set for renewed push to Tripoli
[Reuters]
Senior Rebel Is Doubtful Qaddafi Can Be Routed
[NYT]
South Sudan counts down to independence
[BBC]
7,000 UN troops and 900 police for South Sudan
[AP]
Many ‘dying en route’ while fleeing Somalia drought
[AFP]

Europe
Ex-Cameron aide arrested in UK hacking scandal
[AP]
Strauss-Kahn faces investigation into writer’s attempted rape claims
[Guardian]
Berlusconi says he will not seek new term
[Reuters]
APNewsBreak: Visa again blocks funds for WikiLeaks
[AP]
Norway police seek to charge 3 over bomb plot – report
[Reuters]
Bosnians march in memory of Srebrenica massacre
[AP]
Georgia, Looking for Spies, Arrests Photographers
[NYT]

Americas
Honduras Truth Commission rules Zelaya removal was coup
[BBC]
US and Mexico end cross-border trucking dispute
[BBC]
Argentine economy, “a frying pan with boiling oil” says IMF top official
[MercoPress]

Domestic
Karmapa lama to travel to Washington DC
[Telegraph]
House presses ahead to complete $649B defense bill
[AP]
Unemployment rose to 9.2 percent as hiring stalls
[AP]
On gay marriage, President Obama must say ‘I do’
[POLITICO]
Father Discussed Adoption for Obama, Records Show
[NYT]
Talk of U.S. Social Security Cuts Meets Bipartisan Opposition in Congress
[Bloomberg]
Debt talks turn to tax reform
[POLITICO]
Obama Summons Lawmakers for ‘Hard Bargaining’
[Bloomberg]
Texas executes Mexican despite White House plea
[AP]
Failure in Iowa Straw Poll May Doom Pawlenty’s 2012 Presidential Effort
[Bloomberg]
Shuttle Atlantis launch forecast remains gloomy
[BBC]
Suspect in U.S. shootings commits suicide
[Reuters]