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Daily International News 08.08.11

August 8, 2011

Daily International News
August 8, 2011

Northeast Asia
Asian Markets Reel After U.S. Downgrade
[WSJ]
Japan
Japan vows to UN to share tsunami, nuclear lessons
[AP]
Japan likely to OK North Korea soccer team’s entry: Matsumoto
[Mainichi]
Koreas
N. Korea urges S. Korea, U.S. to call off joint military exercise
[Yonhap]
Russia to send N. Korea 50,000 tons of food aid
[Kyodo]
N.Korea faces limited crop damage from floods-FAO
[Reuters]
Tropical storm brings rain, wind to China, NKorea
[AP]
China
Tibetan exiles swear in new political leader Sangay
[BBC]
China unrest: Xinjiang’s Zhang Chunxian vows crackdown
[BBC]
Chinese oil companies deny Philippine exploration bids
[China Daily]
China vows crackdown on sex-selective abortions
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
ASEAN to resume direct talks with nuclear weapon states
[Kyodo]
Thailand’s king endorses Yingluck Shinawatra as PM
[BBC]
Anti-China Protest Again Staged in Vietnamese Capital
[VOA]
Myanmar activists mark 1988 uprising anniversary
[AP]
Australian court halts Malaysia asylum plan
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
NATO: Troops in crash were after Taliban leader
[AP]
Foreign troops comb helicopter crash site in Afghanistan
[Reuters]
UK soldier allegedly cut fingers off dead Taliban
[BBC]

Middle East
Kuwait recalls ambassador to Syria for consultations
[Xinhua]
Bahrain recalls ambassador from Syria
[Xinhua]
Syrian tanks pound city, Saudi king condemns violence
[Reuters]
Anonymous strikes again, takes over Syrian Defense Ministry Web site
[WaPo]
“Israel to cut ties with PNA if Palestinians go to UN”: FM
[Xinhua]
81 Congresspeople to visit Israel
[POLITICO]
Washington convinces Saleh not to return to Yemen: report
[Reuters]
Yemeni President, Hurt in Bombing, Leaves Saudi Hospital
[NYT]
Turkey issues arrest warrants for seven top officers
[BBC]

Africa
China pledges continued support for Sudan: report
[AFP]
US set to announce $100M in Somalia famine funding
[AP]
Jill Biden visits East Africa famine refugees
[AP]
Marange diamond field: Zimbabwe torture camp discovered
[BBC]

Europe
London riots spread south of Thames
[Guardian]
Ukraine judge refuses to free ex-PM from custody
[Reuters]

Americas
Chavez in Cuba for more cancer treatment
[CNN]
Colombia’s Santos outlines new tactics against rebels
[BBC]

Domestic
Global stocks fall after US debt downgrade
[AP]
Timothy Geithner to stay at Treasury
[POLITICO]
Geithner Rips S&P for ‘Really Terrible’ Move on Downgrade
[CNBC]
U.S. to grant waivers for No Child Left Behind
[WaPo]
All eyes turn to Ames
[POLITICO]
Huntsman tells Obama: Hit the road
[POLITICO]
Rick Perry’s positive ‘Response’
[WaPo]

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