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Daily Interantional News 08.23.11

August 23, 2011

Daily International News
August 23, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Seiji Maehara to contest Japan leadership race
[BBC]
Japan likely to replace unpopular PM Kan next week
[AP]
Don’t count U.S., Japan out, Biden tells the world
[Reuters]
Ex-Thai PM defends contentious trip to Japan
[AP]
Koreas
United Grain of Russia Sends First Wheat Shipment to North Korea as Aid
[Bloomberg]
Kim tours Baikal ahead of summit with Medvedev
[AP]
Russia seeks N.K. guarantee on gas pipe
[Korea Herald]
NKorea expels SKoreans from joint mountain resort
[AP]
3 North Korean defectors get U.S. scholarships
[Yonhap]
Visiting Russia, Kim Jong-il casts nervous eye on Tripoli
[CSM]
North Korea soccer team’s entry into Japan being arranged for Aug. 29
[Mainichi]
China
Beijing’s Panchen Lama ends trip to monastery
[AP]
5 Uighur Chinese held in Malaysia risk deportation
[AP]
GE ‘all in’ on aviation deal with China
[WaPo]
China to lend Cambodia $195 million to buy military helicopters
[Kyodo]
China rail firm boss, blamed for crash, dies of heart attack
[Reuters]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Philippines, Vietnam get warships in China spat
[AP]
Australian MP Craig Thomson in sex scandal inquiry
[BBC]
Fiji military cancels Methodist Church conference
[BBC]
Rebels Reject Plan for Filipino Muslims
[NYT]

South/Central Asia
India corruption: Anna Hazare ‘ready for talks’
[BBC]
Karachi shuts down for ‘day of mourning’
[BBC]
Two Germans missing in Afghanistan – German FM
[Reuters]

Middle East
U.S. ambassador visits south Syrian protest town
[Reuters]
Syria unrest: UN rights body to investigate crackdown
[BBC]
Syrian forces shoot three during U.N. visit – activists
[Reuters]
Yemen PM Megawar to return from Riyadh after attack on Saleh
[Reuters]
Yemeni politician dies of wounds from attack on Saleh
[BBC]
Turkey reports heavy PKK losses after week of bombing
[BBC]
Israel rejects challenge to West Bank barrier path
[AP]

Africa
New Clashes Erupt Around Qaddafi Site
[NYT]
U.S. presses Libyan rebels to preserve order
[WaPo]
US lawmakers want Lockerbie bomber returned to jail
[WaPo]
600 killed in South Sudan clashes: UN
[AFP]
Sudan president announces ceasefire in Southern Kordofan
[Reuters]
S.Leone could earn $100 mn a year from oil: report
[AFP]

Europe
Surveys Show Growth in Europe Is Nearly at Standstill
[NYT]
Spain to create constitutional borrowing limit
[BBC]
Germany’s Angela Merkel ties Serbian EU hopes to Kosovo
[BBC]
Dominique Strauss-Kahn set for return to French politics
[Guardian]
Andy Coulson reportedly paid by News International when hired by Tories
[Guardian]

Americas
Cuba takes over as head of disarmament body
[AP]
Hurricane Irene marks 1st big US threat in years
[AP]

Domestic
Voter opposition to Obama hardens
[WaPo]
Perry Backs Radical National Sales Tax Plan To Starve Federal Government
[TPM]
Peaked? Polling Shows Bachmann Support Withering After Perry’s Debut
[TPM]
Team Palin says Rove may be a bit off
[POLITICO]
AFL-CIO to form ‘super PAC’
[LAT]
Standard & Poor’s president Deven Sharma steps down
[BBC]
U.S. Issues New Deportation Policy’s First Reprieves
[NYT]
Largest Colorado quake since 1973 shakes homes
[AP]
Proposed oil drilling off Alaska coast prompts studies of environmental impact
[WaPo]
Stocks Rise as Investors Await Signals
[NYT]

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