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Daily International News 09.14.11

September 14, 2011

Daily International News
September 14, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
9 North Korean refugees transferring to Nagasaki, say they want to go to S. Korea
[Mainichi]
New Japan PM ‘concerned’ by rise of Chinese military
[Times of India]
DPJ eyes restricting media coverage of politicians after minister quits over gaffe
[Mainichi]
Koreas
US to North Korea: Cease nuclear activity
[AP]
Russia Announces Joint Military Exercises With N. Korea
[Epoch Times]
U.S. ambassador Stevens urges S. Korea not to forget Korean War abductees
[Yonhap]
South Korean maestro conducts NKorean orchestras
[AP]
China/Taiwan
China dissident Yang Maodong writer free after 5 years in jail
[AP]
Anti-terror drill held in east China’s Shanghai
[Xinhua]
China to study lifting UN sanctions on Libya: spokesperson
[Xinhua]
Taiwan-U.S. FTA not in cards: U.S. official
[Kyodo]
Taiwan finds bodies of pilots killed in crash
[AP] 
Wen says China cannot grow alone
[Al Jazeera]
LPGA says China tournament canceled
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
US envoy says Myanmar sanctions will remain
[AP]
Philippine Pres. Aquino sets visit to U.S.
[Kyodo]
Dutch court: Compensate Indonesian massacre widows
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Assault in Afghan capital leaves 27 dead
[AP]
U.S. Blames Kabul Assault on Pakistan-Based Group
[NYT]
Flood-hit Pakistani region braced for rains
[Al Jazeera]
9 killed, 100 injured in train accident in southern India
[Kyodo]

Middle East
Europe, U.S. in Mideast peace push before U.N. showdown
[Reuters]
Hamas keeps aloof from PLO statehood bid
[Al Jazeera]
Syrian troops attack mourners after US envoy visit
[AP]
Armoured Syrian forces storm towns near Turkey border
[Reuters]
Oman plane to Iran amid bail efforts for Americans
[AP]
Erdogan slams Israel on start of Arab tour
[Al Jazeera]
Turkey joins NATO’s missile defense shield
[AP]
Saleh’s offer sparks mass protests in Yemen
[Al Jazeera]
Alarmed West dismisses Iran nuclear “charm offensive”
[Reuters]
Strikes against Iraq security forces kill 19
[AP]

Africa
U.S. envoy hails Tripoli leaders, pledges support
[Reuters]
American Military Team Visits Libya to Assess Risks of Reopening U.S. Embassy
[NYT]
Libyans turn page on Gaddafi’s ‘Green Book’
[Al Jazeera]
Somalia’s al Shabaab says it did not kidnap Briton
[Reuters]
Nigeria to clean up oil delta agency – president
[Reuters]
Kenyans make arrest in kidnapping case
[Al Jazeera]
Angola: Huambo air force plane crash ‘kills generals’
[BBC]

Europe
Church sex-abuse victims urge ICC prosecution
[Al Jazeera]
Geithner says Europe ready to do more to help euro
[AP]
Italy seeks final approval for austerity plan [AP]
UK unemployment rises above 2.5m milestone
[Guardian]
Ex-French PM acquitted in Sarkozy slander case
[Al Jazeera]
Credit agency downgrades two French banks
[Al Jazeera]

Domestic
Senate panel moves to freeze Pentagon budget
[POLITICO]
On Fox, Donald Rumsfeld trashes New York Times
[POLITICO]
US poverty numbers hit record high
[Al Jazeera]
Pessimism Rises as 72% See U.S. on Wrong Course
[Bloomberg]
Super Committee Riven By Major Divide Over Basic Facts
[TPM]
Bachmann’s ‘Retardation’ Attack On Perry Spreads Vaccine Myth
[TPM]
Perry’s Merck Donations Raise Questions About Vaccine Mandate
[Bloomberg]
Republicans Score Upset Win in N.Y. House
[Bloomberg]

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