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Daily International News 08.25.11

August 25, 2011

Daily International News
August 25, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Russian police arrest Japanese TV crew near North Korea’s leader
[M&C]
Koreas
DPRK top leader Kim Jong Il visits northeastern China after Russian tour
[Xinhua]
North Korea set to consider nuclear moratorium: Kremlin
[Reuters]
Senior PLA officer meets DPRK military delegation
[Xinhua]
S. Korea, U.S. lukewarm toward N.K. pledge
[Korea Herald]
South Korea Indicts 5 Men Accused of Spying for North
[VOA]
S. Korean firms plan flour aid for flood victims in Kaesong
[Yonhap]
China/Taiwan
China replaces Tibet’s hardline top official
[Reuters]
Chinese Vice Premier stresses int’l cooperation in enhancing maritime rescue capabilities
[Xinhua]
China state news agency blasts US defense report
[AP]
WikiLeaks cables reveal fears over China’s nuclear safety
[Guardian]
Hu meets French counterpart Sarkozy to discuss European debt crisis and G-20 summit
[Xinhua]
WikiLeaks: Ma sees Taiwan-China political talks
[AP]
Chinese fossil redefines mammal history
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Sri Lanka proposes end of wartime emergency laws
[AP]
3 killed, 12 injured in separate attacks in S. Thailand
[Kyodo]

South/Central Asia
India develops cold feet on talks with Japan, US
[Times of India]
Indian PM appeals to anti-graft activist to end fast
[Reuters]
Pakistani police deny kidnapped American freed
[AP]
Pakistan President Zardari to visit China Aug. 30-Sept. 1
[Kyodo]
Nepal parliament to vote for new prime minister Sun.
[Kyodo]

Middle East
China says it supports Palestinians’ statehood bid
[AP]
Syrian tanks ‘resume shelling’ eastern town
[Al Jazeera]
Israeli air strikes test Gaza truce
[Al Jazeera]

Africa
Libyan rebels say Muammar Gaddafi surrounded
[Reuters]
Evidence of ‘mass execution’ in Tripoli
[Al Jazeera]
Italy to unfreeze $505 million in Libyan assets
[AP]
Gaddafi nearly captured on Wednesday – report
[Reuters]
South Africa replace Libya as hosts of 2013 Nations Cup
[BBC]

Europe
UK net migration rises 21%
[Guardian]
Quantitative easing could restart, says Bank of England MPC member
[Guardian]
Riots policy warning from Lib Dem Home Office minister
[Guardian]
Russia grounds rockets after loss of space freighter
[BBC]
Flash slide in German stocks hurts world markets
[AP]
Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad’s Nazi ties ‘went deeper’
[BBC]

Americas
Chile endures violent night amid nationwide strike
[AP]

Domestic
Probe sought on CIA role in Muslim ‘spying’
[Al Jazeera]
With Jobs out as CEO, Apple looks to the future
[AP]
2012-ers to attend Sept. 7 debate
[POLITICO]
Rick Perry woos K Street and Wall Street
[POLITICO]
Mitt Romney Backs Away From Climate Change
[TPM]
AOL chief signs ‘no donations’ pledge
[POLITICO]
Condoleezza Rice book to tell her side of the story
[POLITICO]
Buffett Invests $5 Billion in Bank of America
[NYT]
Hurricane Irene pounds northwestern Bahamas – NHC
[Reuters]
Man arrested for hate crime in fire at Ore. mosque
[AP]

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