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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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