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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]

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