Archive for August, 2011

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Daily International News 08.31.11

August 31, 2011

Daily International News
August 31, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
View: Japan Needs an Arab Spring
[Bloomberg]
New leadership of Japan’s ruling party under Noda launched
[Mainichi]
N. Korea urges new Japan leader to take action to improve ties
[Kyodo]
1 Japanese firm makes Forbes list of top 200 Asian SMES
[Kyodo]
Koreas
NKorea launches tours from China, snubbing SKorea
[AP]
Ultimate Frisbee lands in North Korea
[AP]
China, Russia rush to rebuild North Korea’s transport links
[Reuters]
S. Korean new unification minister vows “flexible” approach to DPRK
[Xinhua]
China
China says attacks thwarted as Pakistan president visits Xinjiang for Western expo
[Reuters]
China’s three new types of fighters conduct test flights
[Xinhua]
Tibetan monks get stiff prison terms in burning death
[LAT]
Aquino tells Hu S. China Sea dispute not just bilateral problem
[Kyodo]
Philippine leader urges China to boost investment
[AP]
China’s Wen says controlling inflation still goal
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Philippines slams ex-US envoy over cable remarks
[AP]
Australian Court Rejects Refugee Exchange Deal
[NYT]
Melbourne is world’s ‘most livable city’
[Al Jazeera]

South/Central Asia
British minister’s gaffe reveals position on Afghanistan
[CNN]
Suicide bomber kills 11 in Pakistan
[CNN]

Middle East
Israeli Amb.: Palestinian statehood vote could end all PA agreements with Israel and the U.S.
[FP]
Syrian troops raid Hama homes, residents say
[Reuters]
Bahrain activists blame police in boy’s death
[AP]

Africa
Libyans mark feast without Gaddafi, but war not over
[Reuters]
EU set to relax Libya sanctions
[AP]
Qaddafi Loyalists Reject Rebel Ultimatum
[NYT]
Libya conflict: Zimbabwe expels envoy Taher Elmagrahi
[BBC]
South Sudan denies backing South Kordofan rebels
[Reuters]
Nigeria says al Qaeda-linked man behind bomb on U.N.
[Reuters]
Flooding leaves 98 dead in southwest Nigeria
[Al Jazeera]
In Reversal, Hearing for Zuma Rival to Continue in Johannesburg
[NYT]
U.N. climate boss says Durban talks can deliver
[Reuters]

Europe
WikiLeaks says website was target of cyber attack
[Reuters]
Kosovan confesses to shooting U.S. airmen in Germany
[Reuters]
Exxon Reaches Arctic Oil Deal With Russians
[NYT]
Police Raid BP Offices in Moscow
[NYT]
Deadly explosions rip through Chechen capital
[Al Jazeera]
Portugal plans biggest cuts in 50 years
[FT]
Alistair Darling memoir to reveal rifts with ‘brutal’ Gordon Brown
[Guardian]
UK riots inquiry panel named by Nick Clegg
[Guardian]
London riots: Boy, 11, sentenced over bin theft in Romford
[BBC]
Notting Hill Carnival: Teenager charged over stabbing
[BBC]

Americas
US officials quit over Mexico gun flow probe
[BBC]
Bolivia officers convicted over 2003 massacre
[Al Jazeera]

Domestic
Perry Less Likely Than Romney to Beat Obama in 2012, Poll Shows
[Bloomberg]
Huntsman to offer tax, trade plan to create jobs
[AP]
Christine O’Donnell Re-Invited To Iowa Tea Party Rally Featuring Sarah Palin
[TPM]
Why The Super Committee’s New Tax Expert Could Be Key To Its Success
[TPM]
Colin Powell versus Dick Cheney
[WaPo]
Obama to Press Congress on Extending U.S. Transportation Funding
[Bloomberg]
Minorities become a majority in Washington region
[WaPo]
Glenn Beck: Is The Term ‘Colored’ Really Such A Bad Thing?
[TPM]
Maya Angelou says King memorial inscription makes him look ‘arrogant’
[WaPo]
Affidavits of Peace Corps volunteers tell stories of assault and frustration
[WaPo]
Pay for CEOs Tops Company Tax Burdens
[NYT]
Hurricane Cost Seen as Ranking Among Top Ten
[NYT]
Aid Workers Reach Vermont Towns Cut Off by Floodwaters
[NYT]

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Daily International News 08.30.11

August 30, 2011

Daily International News
August 30, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Yoshihiko Noda becomes Japan’s new prime minister
[BBC]
Japan’s new leader Noda sparks wariness in China
[AP]
Tokyo Electric to start Fukushima compensation in October
[Reuters]
Koreas
Suspected North Korean cyberattack on a bank raises fears for S. Korea, allies
[WaPo]
S. Korea replaces point man on N. Korea
[AFP]
WikiLeaks cable: Manila transit point for North Korean defectors
[ABC-CBN]
China/Taiwan
Bird flu deaths in Asia prompt call for scrutiny
[Reuters]
China’s air force to debut 2 new aerial teams
[AP]
China announces plans to boost secret detention powers
[Reuters]
Huntsman: China’s one-child policy causes instability and sex trafficking
[FP]
China Takes Aim at Rural Influx
[NYT]
Bank of America to sell shares in China’s CCB
[Al Jazeera]
China Central Bank Moves in Secret to Curb Lending
[WSJ]
19 China miners rescued after week, 3 more missing
[AP]
Taiwan’s prosecutor launches investigation into HIV-positive organ transplant case
[Xinhua]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Myanmar jails ex-army captain for dissent
[AP]

South/Central Asia
AP EXCLUSIVE: US-Taliban talks were making headway
[AP]
Rajiv Gandhi murder: Court stays hanging of plotters
[BBC]

Middle East
EU chief: UN bid ‘for Palestinians to decide’
[Al Jazeera]
Syrian protesters ‘killed’ after Eid prayers
[Al Jazeera]
Yemen’s Saleh commits to presidential elections: agency
[Reuters]
‘Al-Qaeda-linked fighters’ kill Yemen troops
[Al Jazeera]

Africa
Egyptians celebrate Eid without Mubarak, pray in Tahrir
[Reuters]
Libya rebel leaders give ultimatum to Gaddafi fighters
[BBC]
NTC seeks extradition of Qaddafi family from Algeria
[Al Jazeera]
Gaddafi to be handed over if he attempts to enter Algeria: media
[Xinhua]
NK yet to recognize Libya’s rebel NTC
[Korea Times]
Sudan sends complaint against South to U.N. Council
[Reuters]
Report: ‘Indiscriminate bombing’ in Sudan
[Al Jazeera]
Nigeria president vows more security after U.N. bomb
[Reuters]
Nigeria youths kill several Muslims during prayers
[Reuters]
Cholera outbreaks kill 46 in Nigeria’s north
[AP]
Dozens killed in Uganda landslides
[Al Jazeera]
South African Malema riots: Not in our name, say ANC
[Mail and Guardian]

Europe
French NATO jet collides with Lithuanian air force
[Reuters]
1 killed, 2 injured in shooting near Danish mosque
[AP]
Murdoch company puts other UK papers under review
[AP]
Spain lawmakers give first OK to deficit amendment
[AP]
Europe still can avoid double-dip recession: S&P
[Xinhua]

Americas
US scientists ‘knew Guatemala syphilis tests unethical’
[BBC]
Brazil to increase primary surplus and make room for cut in interest rates
[MercoPress]
Mexico arrests 5 linked to deadly casino attack
[Reuters]
Hugo Chavez tells supporters he’s beating cancer
[AP]
Chile acts against police over teen death
[Al Jazeera]

Domestic
Obama approval rating hits low mark
[POLITICO]
WikiLeaks Leaves Names of Diplomatic Sources in Cables
[NYT]
$30B wasted by DOD in Iraq, Afghanistan?
[POLITICO]
Former VP Cheney defends practice of waterboarding
[AP]
Republicans to Unveil Bill to Force Major Changes at the UN
[Bloomberg]
Muslim Americans say life is more difficult since 9/11
[WaPo]
U.S. Nuclear Operators Survey Damage, Boost Output After Irene
[Bloomberg]

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Daily International News 08.29.11

August 29, 2011

Daily International News
August 29, 2011

Northeast Asia
UN warns of bird flu resurgence, new Asian strain
[AP]
Japan
Noda to become Japan’s new PM after winning DPJ election
[Mainichi]
U.S. Marines start environmental assessment for Osprey deployment in Okinawa
[Mainichi]
Koreas
10 N. Korean defectors left S. Korean consulate in China: activist
[Yonhap]
N.K. leader attends banquet honoring his ‘successful’ trip to Russia, China
[Yonhap]
China/Taiwan
Chinese general’s spy talk leaked onto YouTube
[AP]
Ai Weiwei Newsweek Editorial: Beijing
[Newsweek]
Tibet monk given 11 yrs in colleague’s immolation
[AP]
Storm heads for China after shutting down south Taiwan
[Reuters]
Taiwan Considers Eco-Tourism to Assert Territorial Claims
[VOA]
Taiwan hospital transplants 5 HIV-infected organs
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
New Maoist Nepal PM Baburam Bhattarai pledges to secure peace
[BBC]
Tony Tan elected Singapore president
[FT]
K. Rouge court conducts hearing on fitness to stand trial of 2 leaders
[Kyodo]

South/Central Asia
CIA Strikes Strain Ties With Pakistan Further
[WSJ]
Al Qaeda No 2’s death not yet confirmed – Pakistan
[Reuters]
Vice president of Pakistan’s ruling party resigns amid acrimony
[Kyodo]
AP EXCLUSIVE: Afghans scuttle US-Taliban talks
[AP]
Anna breaks fast, vows to continue fight
[Times of India]

Middle East
Syrian forces storm northern village, kill 6
[AP]
26 militants, 10 soldiers killed in Yemen fighting
[AP]
Palestinian wounds seven Israelis in Tel Aviv attack
[BBC]
Dozens killed in Iraq mosque attack
[Al Jazeera]
Turkish airstrike campaign ‘killed 160 Kurdish rebels’
[BBC]

Africa
Fighters plan assault on Gaddafi hometown
[Al Jazeera]
Extradition of Lockerbie Convict Ruled Out
[NYT]
Lockerbie bomber in coma, near death, brother says
[AP]
Gaddafi still threat for Libya and world – NTC’s Jalil
[BBC]
Details Mount on Atrocities in Tripoli’s Fall
[WSJ] 
Death toll rises to 20 in blast at U.N. building in Nigeria
[CNN]
Saudi prince in Mogadishu pledges aid
[AFP]
Uganda landslides:  24 villagers killed in Bulambuli
[BBC]

Europe
Russia to elect parliament on December 4: Medvedev
[Reuters]
Russia delays missions to and from space station
[AP]
European officials round on Lagarde
[FT]
Greece’s Alpha Bank and Eurobank EFG are to merge
[BBC]
Joblessness in Merkel territory fuels German far right
[Reuters]
Kosovo organ trafficking: Williamson to head EU probe
[BBC]
Notting Hill carnival gets off to a peaceful start
[Guardian]

Americas
Chavez set to begin new round of cancer treatment
[AP]
Battered state vows to solve Mexican security woes
[Reuters]
For Mexico’s accused criminals, made-for-TV confessions
[WaPo]

Domestic
Hurricane Irene’s Wrath: $7 Billion in Damage
[ABC]
Bachmann Spoke ‘In Jest’ When Said God Was Communicating Via Quakes/Hurricanes
[TPM]
Rick Perry has distanced himself from George W. Bush’s brand of conservatism
[WaPo]
Tea Party Unfavorability Jumps In New AP Poll
[TPM]
Obama picks Alan Krueger to chair economic council
[LAT]
After three years, VP role suits Biden
[LAT]
Puerto Rico senator resigns in photo controversy
[AP]

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Daily International News 08.26.11

August 26, 2011

Daily International News
August 26, 2011

Northeast Asia
Biden Leaves Asia Offering a No-Apology Message to U.S. Audience
[Bloomberg]
Japan
Kan bows out, says he did best he could
[Japan Times]
Analysis: Prime Minister’s Departure Underscores Japan’s Search for Leadership
[NYT]
DPJ leadership hopefuls must tackle foreign diplomacy, long-neglected after disasters
[Mainichi]
Japan nuke plant radiation leak exceeds Hiroshima
[AP]
Koreas
Kim renews push for resuming NKorean nuclear talks
[AP]
Judge rejects motions to dismiss North Korea leak case
[POLITICO]
N. Korean leader tours industrial facilities in China
[Yonhap]
Doors to dialogue open for North Korea: U.S. diplomat
[Yonhap]
China/Taiwan
China issues protest over US report on military
[AP]
China law change would allow secret detentions
[AP]
New Tibet boss does not mention Dalai Lama
[AP]
China charges 3 in death of Buddhist monk
[AP]
Taiwan ex-president Chen Shui-bian gets extra jail term
[BBC]
China bars some Lady Gaga hits from download sites
[AP]
China Foreign Ministry increases news conferences
[AP]
China, France agree to discuss yuan flexibility
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Burmese Wary of ‘Democracy,’ After Decades of Oppression
[NYT]
6 killed, 1 wounded in Thailand’s violent south
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Son of assassinated Pakistani governor kidnapped
[Reuters]
India’s parliament set for corruption debate
[Al Jazeera]
Police: Bomb explodes at outdoor mosque in Afghanistan, kills 4
[AP]

Middle East
Syrian forces fire at Friday prayers protests
[Reuters]
Israel, Gaza militants agree to halt fire
[Reuters]
Israel to OK thousands of Egyptian troops in Sinai – report
[Reuters]

Africa
Libyan rebels storm Gaddafi stronghold
[Al Jazeera]
AP sources: White House wants NATO to hunt for WMD in Libya
[AP]
U.S. May Buy Looted Libyan Missiles Sold in Mali’s Black Market
[Bloomberg]
Rebels send in special forces to hunt for Gaddafi
[Reuters]
7 killed in bombing on UN building in Nigeria
[AP]
African Union pledges drought aid
[Al Jazeera]

Europe
Breakaway Georgian region elects president
[AP]
Home Secretary in social media talks after riots
[AFP]
Nick Clegg: I will refuse to let human rights laws be weakened
[Guardian]
Greece battles huge forest fire near Turkish border
[Reuters]
Rhino Horns Put Europe’s Museums on Thieves’ Must-Visit List
[NYT]

Americas
Mexico casino attack leaves at least 53 dead
[WaPo]
U.S. Widens Role in Mexican Fight
[NYT]
Tens of thousands in the streets confirm support for Chile’s two-day strike
[MercoPress]

Domestic
Irene targets U.S. coast, many evacuate, cities brace
[Reuters]
Stocks slide ahead of Bernanke speech
[AP]
Second-Quarter G.D.P. Revised Down to 1%
[NYT]
Free-Trade Agreements Stuck in Obama-Republican Impasse
[NYT]
Biden thanks servicemen and women in Hawaii
[AP]
“Centrist” Jon Huntsman Isn’t Really All That Moderate After All
[TPM]
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has a challenger — from the left
[LAT]
In memoir, Cheney defends decisions, Bush as president
[WaPo]
Strauss-Kahn gets passport back after US case dropped
[BBC]

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Daily International News 08.25.11

August 25, 2011

Daily International News
August 25, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Russian police arrest Japanese TV crew near North Korea’s leader
[M&C]
Koreas
DPRK top leader Kim Jong Il visits northeastern China after Russian tour
[Xinhua]
North Korea set to consider nuclear moratorium: Kremlin
[Reuters]
Senior PLA officer meets DPRK military delegation
[Xinhua]
S. Korea, U.S. lukewarm toward N.K. pledge
[Korea Herald]
South Korea Indicts 5 Men Accused of Spying for North
[VOA]
S. Korean firms plan flour aid for flood victims in Kaesong
[Yonhap]
China/Taiwan
China replaces Tibet’s hardline top official
[Reuters]
Chinese Vice Premier stresses int’l cooperation in enhancing maritime rescue capabilities
[Xinhua]
China state news agency blasts US defense report
[AP]
WikiLeaks cables reveal fears over China’s nuclear safety
[Guardian]
Hu meets French counterpart Sarkozy to discuss European debt crisis and G-20 summit
[Xinhua]
WikiLeaks: Ma sees Taiwan-China political talks
[AP]
Chinese fossil redefines mammal history
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Sri Lanka proposes end of wartime emergency laws
[AP]
3 killed, 12 injured in separate attacks in S. Thailand
[Kyodo]

South/Central Asia
India develops cold feet on talks with Japan, US
[Times of India]
Indian PM appeals to anti-graft activist to end fast
[Reuters]
Pakistani police deny kidnapped American freed
[AP]
Pakistan President Zardari to visit China Aug. 30-Sept. 1
[Kyodo]
Nepal parliament to vote for new prime minister Sun.
[Kyodo]

Middle East
China says it supports Palestinians’ statehood bid
[AP]
Syrian tanks ‘resume shelling’ eastern town
[Al Jazeera]
Israeli air strikes test Gaza truce
[Al Jazeera]

Africa
Libyan rebels say Muammar Gaddafi surrounded
[Reuters]
Evidence of ‘mass execution’ in Tripoli
[Al Jazeera]
Italy to unfreeze $505 million in Libyan assets
[AP]
Gaddafi nearly captured on Wednesday – report
[Reuters]
South Africa replace Libya as hosts of 2013 Nations Cup
[BBC]

Europe
UK net migration rises 21%
[Guardian]
Quantitative easing could restart, says Bank of England MPC member
[Guardian]
Riots policy warning from Lib Dem Home Office minister
[Guardian]
Russia grounds rockets after loss of space freighter
[BBC]
Flash slide in German stocks hurts world markets
[AP]
Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad’s Nazi ties ‘went deeper’
[BBC]

Americas
Chile endures violent night amid nationwide strike
[AP]

Domestic
Probe sought on CIA role in Muslim ‘spying’
[Al Jazeera]
With Jobs out as CEO, Apple looks to the future
[AP]
2012-ers to attend Sept. 7 debate
[POLITICO]
Rick Perry woos K Street and Wall Street
[POLITICO]
Mitt Romney Backs Away From Climate Change
[TPM]
AOL chief signs ‘no donations’ pledge
[POLITICO]
Condoleezza Rice book to tell her side of the story
[POLITICO]
Buffett Invests $5 Billion in Bank of America
[NYT]
Hurricane Irene pounds northwestern Bahamas – NHC
[Reuters]
Man arrested for hate crime in fire at Ore. mosque
[AP]

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Daily International News 08.24.11

August 24, 2011

Daily International News
August 24, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan PM contender Maehara seeks powerbroker Ozawa’s
[Reuters]
Japan utility knew of tsunami threat: government
[AP]
Japan opens $100bn fund to help firms beat yen strength
[BBC]
Japan’s debt rating cut by Moody’s
[Al Jazeera]
In Visit to Japan, Biden Seeks to Inspire Recovery
[NYT]
Koreas
NKorea reported ready to halt WMD tests
[AP]
Russian, DPRK leaders agree on nuclear issues, gas cooperation
[Xinhua]
North Korea supplied nuclear software to Iran: German report
[Reuters]
Park Geun-hye’s Balancing Act on North Korea
[WSJ]
North Korea Has $11 Billion of Debt to Russia, Storchak Says
[Bloomberg]
S. Korean nuclear envoy to visit China on Thurs.
[Kyodo]
In First, South Korea Votes on Social Policy
[NYT]
China
Japan protests China boats’ entry in disputed area
[AP]
China official tells Web firms to control content
[AP]
Senator Cornyn: F-16 deal with Taiwan might bypass Obama
[AP]
China to appeal WTO ruling on raw materials curbs
[AP] 
Lady Gaga and Beyonce on China song blacklist
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Myanmar’s Suu Kyi calls UN envoy visit encouraging
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Indian PM holds talks on Hazare fast impasse
[Al Jazeera]
Police: 4 lawmakers charged in India bribe scandal
[AP]
Police raid troubled Karachi areas after 100 killed in a week
[Reuters]

Middle East
France urges more sanctions, U.N. pressure on Syria
[Reuters]
Israel kills Islamic Jihad leader in Gaza air strike
[BBC]

Africa
Qaddafi Defiant as Rebels Seek to Consolidate Takeover
[NYT]
NTC leader: ‘Free elections in eight months’
[Al Jazeera]
Official: Nicaragua would consider Gadhafi asylum
[AP]
Gaddafi flees Tripoli HQ ransacked by rebels
[Reuters]
Libyan rebel leader to meet Sarkozy in Paris
[AP]
Report: Libyan FM says Gadhafi’s reign is over
[AP]
NATO considers options for a postwar role in Libya
[AP] 
Solomon Mujuru: Widow Joice wants Zimbabwe death probe
[BBC]
Justin Zongo student death: Burkina Faso police jailed
[BBC]

Europe
Last major war crimes suspect pleads not guilty
[BBC]
Muted response to prospect of Strauss-Kahn return
[Reuters]
Protests for ex-PM on Ukraine Independence Day
[AP]
UK man dies after Taser arrest
[Guardian]

Domestic
Hurricane Irene strengthens on path to U.S. coast
[Reuters]
Washington Monument cracked in quake
[POLITICO]
Norman Rockwell painting sends rare White House message on race
[POLITICO]
Huntsman’s proposal for a ‘strategic dialogue’ with China
[WaPo]
Romney picks up endorsements from key Pawlenty supporters
[WaPo]

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Daily Interantional News 08.23.11

August 23, 2011

Daily International News
August 23, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Seiji Maehara to contest Japan leadership race
[BBC]
Japan likely to replace unpopular PM Kan next week
[AP]
Don’t count U.S., Japan out, Biden tells the world
[Reuters]
Ex-Thai PM defends contentious trip to Japan
[AP]
Koreas
United Grain of Russia Sends First Wheat Shipment to North Korea as Aid
[Bloomberg]
Kim tours Baikal ahead of summit with Medvedev
[AP]
Russia seeks N.K. guarantee on gas pipe
[Korea Herald]
NKorea expels SKoreans from joint mountain resort
[AP]
3 North Korean defectors get U.S. scholarships
[Yonhap]
Visiting Russia, Kim Jong-il casts nervous eye on Tripoli
[CSM]
North Korea soccer team’s entry into Japan being arranged for Aug. 29
[Mainichi]
China
Beijing’s Panchen Lama ends trip to monastery
[AP]
5 Uighur Chinese held in Malaysia risk deportation
[AP]
GE ‘all in’ on aviation deal with China
[WaPo]
China to lend Cambodia $195 million to buy military helicopters
[Kyodo]
China rail firm boss, blamed for crash, dies of heart attack
[Reuters]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Philippines, Vietnam get warships in China spat
[AP]
Australian MP Craig Thomson in sex scandal inquiry
[BBC]
Fiji military cancels Methodist Church conference
[BBC]
Rebels Reject Plan for Filipino Muslims
[NYT]

South/Central Asia
India corruption: Anna Hazare ‘ready for talks’
[BBC]
Karachi shuts down for ‘day of mourning’
[BBC]
Two Germans missing in Afghanistan – German FM
[Reuters]

Middle East
U.S. ambassador visits south Syrian protest town
[Reuters]
Syria unrest: UN rights body to investigate crackdown
[BBC]
Syrian forces shoot three during U.N. visit – activists
[Reuters]
Yemen PM Megawar to return from Riyadh after attack on Saleh
[Reuters]
Yemeni politician dies of wounds from attack on Saleh
[BBC]
Turkey reports heavy PKK losses after week of bombing
[BBC]
Israel rejects challenge to West Bank barrier path
[AP]

Africa
New Clashes Erupt Around Qaddafi Site
[NYT]
U.S. presses Libyan rebels to preserve order
[WaPo]
US lawmakers want Lockerbie bomber returned to jail
[WaPo]
600 killed in South Sudan clashes: UN
[AFP]
Sudan president announces ceasefire in Southern Kordofan
[Reuters]
S.Leone could earn $100 mn a year from oil: report
[AFP]

Europe
Surveys Show Growth in Europe Is Nearly at Standstill
[NYT]
Spain to create constitutional borrowing limit
[BBC]
Germany’s Angela Merkel ties Serbian EU hopes to Kosovo
[BBC]
Dominique Strauss-Kahn set for return to French politics
[Guardian]
Andy Coulson reportedly paid by News International when hired by Tories
[Guardian]

Americas
Cuba takes over as head of disarmament body
[AP]
Hurricane Irene marks 1st big US threat in years
[AP]

Domestic
Voter opposition to Obama hardens
[WaPo]
Perry Backs Radical National Sales Tax Plan To Starve Federal Government
[TPM]
Peaked? Polling Shows Bachmann Support Withering After Perry’s Debut
[TPM]
Team Palin says Rove may be a bit off
[POLITICO]
AFL-CIO to form ‘super PAC’
[LAT]
Standard & Poor’s president Deven Sharma steps down
[BBC]
U.S. Issues New Deportation Policy’s First Reprieves
[NYT]
Largest Colorado quake since 1973 shakes homes
[AP]
Proposed oil drilling off Alaska coast prompts studies of environmental impact
[WaPo]
Stocks Rise as Investors Await Signals
[NYT]