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Daily International News 08.24.11

August 24, 2011

Daily International News
August 24, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan PM contender Maehara seeks powerbroker Ozawa’s
[Reuters]
Japan utility knew of tsunami threat: government
[AP]
Japan opens $100bn fund to help firms beat yen strength
[BBC]
Japan’s debt rating cut by Moody’s
[Al Jazeera]
In Visit to Japan, Biden Seeks to Inspire Recovery
[NYT]
Koreas
NKorea reported ready to halt WMD tests
[AP]
Russian, DPRK leaders agree on nuclear issues, gas cooperation
[Xinhua]
North Korea supplied nuclear software to Iran: German report
[Reuters]
Park Geun-hye’s Balancing Act on North Korea
[WSJ]
North Korea Has $11 Billion of Debt to Russia, Storchak Says
[Bloomberg]
S. Korean nuclear envoy to visit China on Thurs.
[Kyodo]
In First, South Korea Votes on Social Policy
[NYT]
China
Japan protests China boats’ entry in disputed area
[AP]
China official tells Web firms to control content
[AP]
Senator Cornyn: F-16 deal with Taiwan might bypass Obama
[AP]
China to appeal WTO ruling on raw materials curbs
[AP] 
Lady Gaga and Beyonce on China song blacklist
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Myanmar’s Suu Kyi calls UN envoy visit encouraging
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Indian PM holds talks on Hazare fast impasse
[Al Jazeera]
Police: 4 lawmakers charged in India bribe scandal
[AP]
Police raid troubled Karachi areas after 100 killed in a week
[Reuters]

Middle East
France urges more sanctions, U.N. pressure on Syria
[Reuters]
Israel kills Islamic Jihad leader in Gaza air strike
[BBC]

Africa
Qaddafi Defiant as Rebels Seek to Consolidate Takeover
[NYT]
NTC leader: ‘Free elections in eight months’
[Al Jazeera]
Official: Nicaragua would consider Gadhafi asylum
[AP]
Gaddafi flees Tripoli HQ ransacked by rebels
[Reuters]
Libyan rebel leader to meet Sarkozy in Paris
[AP]
Report: Libyan FM says Gadhafi’s reign is over
[AP]
NATO considers options for a postwar role in Libya
[AP] 
Solomon Mujuru: Widow Joice wants Zimbabwe death probe
[BBC]
Justin Zongo student death: Burkina Faso police jailed
[BBC]

Europe
Last major war crimes suspect pleads not guilty
[BBC]
Muted response to prospect of Strauss-Kahn return
[Reuters]
Protests for ex-PM on Ukraine Independence Day
[AP]
UK man dies after Taser arrest
[Guardian]

Domestic
Hurricane Irene strengthens on path to U.S. coast
[Reuters]
Washington Monument cracked in quake
[POLITICO]
Norman Rockwell painting sends rare White House message on race
[POLITICO]
Huntsman’s proposal for a ‘strategic dialogue’ with China
[WaPo]
Romney picks up endorsements from key Pawlenty supporters
[WaPo]

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