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Daily International News 08.17.11

August 17, 2011

Daily International News
August 17, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan utility keeps to Fukushima cleanup plan, may face delay
[Reuters]
Koreas
NKorea threatens to bolster its nuclear arsenal in response to US-SKorean military drills
[AP]
N.Korea ‘to Conduct 3rd Nuke Test Next Year’
[Chosun]
Sanctioned Syrian bank denies US allegations
[Reuters]
N. Korea runs about 200 trading entities to earn foreign currency
[Yonhap]
S. Korea developing supersonic cruise missile: report
[Kyodo]
S Korean Apple users sue over privacy
[Al Jazeera]
China
Opening Trip to China, Biden Faces Range of Concerns
[NYT]
Chinese, Thai navies hold joint exercise against terrorism at sea
[Kyodo]
China appeals to US to focus on economic recovery
[AP]
Migrant schools closed in Chinese capital
[BBC]
WWF: Mekong dolphins close to extinction
[Al Jazeera]
Photo of bag-carrying US ambassador charms China
[AP]

South/Southeast Asia
Philippines accused over rights abuses
[Al Jazeera]
India protests swell as anti-graft activist fasts
[Reuters]

Middle East
Syria forces hold hundreds in Latakia sports stadium
[Reuters]
UN tribunal releases Hariri indictment
[Al Jazeera]
President Saleh vows to return to Yemen “soon”
[Reuters]
Iranian FM: Tehran ready to resume nuclear talks
[AP]
Russia hopes Iran talks will be based on Moscow ideas
[Reuters]
Blasts kill 7 Turkish soldiers, PKK blamed
[Reuters]

Africa
Rebels say Gaddafi troops abandon towns in west
[Reuters]
Libyan rebels tighten grip around Tripoli
[Al Jazeera]
South Sudan’s Salva Kiir sacks bank chief Elijah Malok
[BBC]
Britain says 400,000 Somali children at risk of death
[Reuters]
Zimbabwe ex-military chief Mujuru dies
[Al Jazeera]

Europe
Cameron Defends Tough Jail Terms for Rioters
[NYT]
Gorbachev calls for change of leadership in Russia
[Reuters]
Swedish heir to throne expecting first child
[Reuters]
UK unemployment total on the rise
[BBC]
Pledge of Euro Unity May Not Be Enough to Satisfy Markets
[NYT]

Domestic
Obama faces perils of the presidential getaway
[AP]
Obama to issue new proposals on job creation, debt reduction
[WaPo]
Rick Perry: Climate Change Is A Hoax Drummed Up By Scientists Looking To Make Money
[TPM]
Ex-Bushies Gang Up On Rick Perry
[TPM]
Dem Incumbents Win Last Two Wisconsin Recalls, GOP Holds Slim Senate Majority
[TPM]
Tampa student arrested in school bomb plot
[AP]
US tobacco firms sue over graphic labels
[Al Jazeera]
Stolen Rembrandt sketch found in church
[BBC]

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