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Daily International News 08.10.11

August 10, 2011

Daily International News
August 10, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan’s unpopular PM signals he’s ready to quit
[Reuters]
TEPCO to begin building cover over Fukushima reactor Wed.
[Mainichi]
Koreas
Officials: NKorean shell lands in SKorean waters
[AP]

North Korea drill draws tit-for-tat South firing
[Reuters]
Chun in Washington for discussions on N. Korea, alliance issues
[Yonhap]

North Korea seeking rice deal with Myanmar
[Reuters]
Red Cross to send flood aid to North
[JoongAng]

U.S. talks to North Korea on repatriating remains
[Reuters]
‘Assassination team’ targets S. Korean defense minister: report
[Kyodo]
Factbox: Korean peninsula’s disputed Northern Limit Line
[Reuters]
Ex-President Roh makes series of revelations in memoir
[Korea Times]
China/Taiwan
China’s first aircraft carrier begins sea trials
[AP]
Taiwan hails missile as ‘aircraft carrier killer’
[AP]

PLA’s operation in S China routine drill: Ministry
[Xinhua]
Chinese vice premier meets U.S. senator
[Xinhua]
H.K. extends visa-free entry for Taiwan visitors to 30 days
[Kyodo]
China releases outspoken blogger after 6 months
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Myanmar fighting displaces 30,000 people this year
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Bangladesh braces for war crimes trial
[Al Jazeera]
US says Taliban who shot at US helicopter dead
[BBC]

Karzai: Court cannot change election results
[Al Jazeera]
US drone ‘kills 23 in training camp strike’
 [Al Jazeera]

Middle East
U.S. to call for Bashar Assad to step down
[POLITICO]

Syria expands offensive near Turkey border
[Al Jazeera]
Syria is “pointing guns at own people” – Turkish PM
[Reuters]

Yemeni president ‘to return home’
[Al Jazeera]
Palestinians blame Israel for Gaza blackout
[Al Jazeera]
Some freed Bahrain detainees to be tried – former MP
[Reuters]

Africa
Gadhafi son, reported killed, appears on Libyan TV
[AP]

Tripoli says NATO strike kills dozens of civilians
[Reuters]
Ivory Coast conflict: Laurent Gbagbo’s son charged
[BBC]

Europe
Russia grounds cargo planes after crash
[Reuters]
French bank stocks plunge on downgrade fears
[AP]
Germany eurozone: Pressure mounts on Merkel at home
[BBC]
UK
UK riots: More than 1,000 arrests strain legal system to the limit
[Guardian]
Birmingham riots: intense anger after deaths of three young men
[Guardian]
David Cameron: Police can use water cannon to control riots
[Guardian]

‘No evidence’ Tottenham man fired on police
[Al Jazeera]
Iran leads MidEast condemnation of “savage” Britain
[Reuters]
Phone hacking: 61-year-old man arrested
[Guardian]
Bank of England takes interest rate rises off the agenda
[Guardian]

Americas
Chile riot police clash with student protesters
[Guardian]
Venezuela’s El Rodeo prison officials charged
[BBC]
Argentina oil refinery blast kills one worker
[BBC]

Domestic
Harry Reid super-committee picks in place
[POLITICO]

Obama marks Ramadan with Iftar dinner
[AP]
Poll surprise: Weiner seat in play
[POLITICO]
For Tim Pawlenty, it’s Ames or bust
[POLITICO]
Ariz. hits immigration law deadline
[POLITICO]
Wisconsin GOP holds off Democrats in recall elections
[WaPo]

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