Archive for August 4th, 2011

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Daily International News 08.04.11

August 4, 2011

Daily International News
August 4, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan to sack top officials over nuclear disaster
[Reuters]
Japan government and central bank intervene to cut yen
[BBC]
Koreas
N. Korea’s Kim meets Chinese vice minister after U.S. trip
[Kyodo]

N. Korea picks US firm for resort tours: report
[AFP]
South Korea rejects North request for building materials in aid
[Reuters]

North Korean hackers hired to attack South Korea game network
[Reuters]
North Korea denounces South over espionage arrests, says spying accusations are fabricated
[AP]
China
Chinese warships visit NKorea on goodwill visit
[AP]

China angered by Japan’s defence paper warnings
[BBC]
China’s submersible Jiaolong completes test dive mission
[Xinhua]

Taiwan puts diplomatic support behind South China Sea research
[Focus Taiwan]
China arrests 2,000 people in food safety crackdown
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Australia bomb hoax ‘was extortion attempt’
[BBC]
Yingluck Shinawatra to become Thailand’s 1st female premier Fri.
[Kyodo]

South/Central Asia
Taliban Hint at Interest in Negotiated Settlement
[NYT]

Afghan official dies in blast; 2 NATO troops killed in attacks
[CNN]
India’s Gandhi to undergo surgery abroad
[Reuters]

Middle East
UN Peacekeeping Efforts Hit by Economic Distress, Arab Unrest
[Bloomberg]
Syria’s Assad decrees multi-party system
[Al Jazeera]

Casting Aside World Criticism, Syria Invades Town
[NYT]
AP Interview: Iran envoy sees release for 2 US men
[AP]

Iran’s parliament approves new oil minister
[Al Jazeera]
Arab League discusses Palestinian statehood
[Al Jazeera]
Israeli protesters reject new housing bill
[Al Jazeera]
Bahrain admits raid on international medical group
[AP]

Turkey appoints military heads after shock resignations
[BBC]

Africa
Egypt resumes trials of former officials
[Al Jazeera]
Libya Allying With Islamists, Qaddafi Son Says
[NYT]
British hostage “al Qaeda” video being checked [Reuters]
Nigeria Ogoniland oil spills: UN to release report
[BBC]
Somalia famine summit postponed
[Al Jazeera]
US: 29,000 Somali children under 5 dead in famine
[AP]

Europe
New IMF head Christine Lagarde faces finance deal probe
[BBC]

UK seizes record cocaine haul
[Al Jazeera]
Polish president sets Oct. 9 as election date
[AP]
Debt crisis in Europe: Worries grow of spread to larger economies of Italy, Spain
[WaPo]

Americas
France orders Noriega’s extradition to Panama
[CNN]
Haitians anxious as Tropical Storm Emily nears
[LAT]

Domestic
Threatened Defense Cuts Could Be 2012 Issue
[Bloomberg]
Jon Huntsman 2012 campaign: Inside the ‘drama’
[POLITICO]
Trade agreements to be voted on after August recess
[POLITICO]

Debt-limit deal triggers lobbying campaign from health-care and defense industries
[WaPo]
Democrats, Republicans blame each other for FAA shutdown; no end in sight
[WaPo]
Pressured by White House, Treasury Secretary Is Expected to Stay at Post
[NYT]
Rep. David Wu Formally Resigns From House
[TPM]

US judge allows army veteran to sue Rumsfeld
[Al Jazeera]
Cargill Recalls Ground Turkey Linked to Outbreak
[NYT]

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Daily International News 08.03.11

August 4, 2011

Daily International News
August 3, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan to announce new nuclear watchdog
[Reuters]
Koreas
Royce Letter Urges Ag Chairman to Prohibit Food Aid to NK Regime
[COMTEX]
N. Korea’s ex-top nuclear envoy Kim arrives in Beijing, may meet Wu
[Kyodo]

S. Korea parliament mulls putting Japanese on entry ban watchlist
[Kyodo]
S. Korea offers N. Korea flood aid
[AFP]
Int’l relief agency pledges US$590,000 in relief aid to N. Korea
[Yonhap]
China
State actor seen behind “enormous” wave of cyber attacks
[Reuters]

China rejects Japanese white paper calling its military ‘assertive’
[Kyodo]
China taxi drivers strike for 3rd day, some return to work
[Reuters]
Japanese ambassador to China hopes for detailed probe into deadly rail accident
[Mainichi]
China orders transparent handling of major accidents after fatal train crash
[Xinhua]

Southeast Asia
Vietnamese premier Dung revamps Cabinet
[Kyodo]
Australian woman free after hours-long bomb scare
[Reuters]

South/Central Asia
No let-up in Karachi violence
[Al Jazeera]
U.S. says Pakistan will be part of Afghan peace plan
[Xinhua]
China pledges to step up anti-terrorism cooperation with Pakistan
[Xinhua]

Tajik deputy PM dies during inspection tour: sources
[Xinhua]
Tajikistan bans minors from entering mosques
[AP]

Middle East
Syrian forces occupy central Hama square – residents
[Reuters]
Ford: New congressional Syria sanctions probably won’t have impact
[FP]

UN to continue consultations on Syria: envoys
[Xinhua]
Iraqi leaders agree to discuss US troop stay
[Al Jazeera]
Iran parliament makes military man oil minister
[Reuters]

Africa
Mubarak pleads ‘not guilty’ at Cairo trial
[Al Jazeera]
Somalia famine donor conference in Africa delayed
[AP]
Libyan rebels say counter-attack at Zlitan repelled
[Reuters]

Europe
Italy edges closer to ‘burqa ban’ law
[Al Jazeera]
Switzerland Takes Surprise Action to Weaken the Franc
[NYT]
French court to decide on inquiry into IMF’s Lagarde
[Reuters]
Cyprus ruling coalition partner drops out
[Al Jazeera]

Americas
Chavez set to begin new phase of chemotherapy
[AP]
6 pollsters freed, 3 still missing in west Mexico
[AP]
Tropical Storm Emily on path toward Haiti
[AP]

Domestic
Sen. Kerry Op-ed: Amid budget crisis, a defense of foreign aid
[WaPo]

Bus tour planned through Midwest
[POLITICO]
Giffords’s return: A nod toward 2012?
[POLITICO]
In debt deal, the triumph of the old Washington
[WaPo]
Debt ceiling bill’s super committee has lobbyists preparing
[POLITICO]
Congress heads home without extending FAA funding
[WaPo]
U.S. markets continue to plunge; Dow’s last 9-session losing streak was in 1978
[WaPo]