Archive for September 28th, 2011

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Daily International News 09.28.11

September 28, 2011

Daily International News
September 28, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
DPJ divided over whether to resume operations at nuclear power plants, build new facilities
[Mainichi]
Koreas
North Korea ‘Intent’ on Engaging in Proliferation, Treasury Undersec. Says
[Bloomberg]
North Korea unlikely to give up nuclear arms, outgoing British ambassador says
[Telegraph]
N. Korean vice FM urges U.S. be more proactive for talks
[Yonhap]
Kim Jong Un marks 1 year as N. Korea heir, ranking up to 3rd
[Kyodo]
Scott Snyder: DPRK-China Ties Discourage Reform
[Atlantic]
Russia Wary of Guaranteeing Pipeline Through N.Korea
[Chosun]
SKorean military hit by 2,770 hacking attempts
[AP]
China/Taiwan
China currency vote puts pressure on White House
[POLITICO]
China opposes attempts to internationalize South China Sea disputes
[Xinhua]
China: Taiwan arms sale will disrupt US exchanges
[AP]
Taiwan’s Soong: Beijing does not want me to run
[AP]
In Taiwan military, Chinese spy stirs unease
[WaPo]
News conference held on China’s first space-docking procedure
[Xinhua]
US urges China on Tibetan rights after monks’ protest
[BBC]
China authorities under fire after subway crash
[Reuters]

South/Central Asia
Adm. Mullen’s words on Pakistan come under scrutiny
[WaPo]
UN: Clashes, bombings on rise in Afghanistan
[AP]

Middle East
U.N. committee to take up Palestinian bid Friday
[POLITICO]
Europe and US condemn Israel settlement plans
[Al Jazeera]
Yemenis protest again, tribesmen shoot down plane
[Reuters]
Bahrain upholds life sentences for Shia activists
[BBC]
West drops immediate Syria sanctions demand at UN
[Al Jazeera]
Nuclear engineer assassinated in central Syria
[AP] 
Kurdish lawmakers end boycott of Turkish parliament
[AP]

Africa
Egypt sentences former information minister
[Al Jazeera]
Libya’s NTC thinks Gaddafi hiding near Algeria
[Reuters]
Anti-Gadhafi commander killed in loyalist bastion
[AP]
Deadly crackdown on protests in Guinea
[Al Jazeera]
UN reports gains in fight against Somalia’s famine
[AP] 
France rejects Rwanda’s Habyarimana extradition bid
[BBC]

Europe
Russia’s Putin faces warnings of crisis
[Reuters]
Ukraine ex-premier’s lawyer asks court to free her
[AP]
Kosovo-Serbia talks off after renewed clashes
[BBC]
NATO reinforces tense Kosovo border crossing
[Reuters]
Irish presidency election: nominations to close
[BBC]
Shrien Dewani’s South Africa extradition approved by UK home sec.
[BBC]
Amanda Knox cautious about appeal verdict, sister says
[BBC]
Expanded Euro Bailout Fund Clears Hurdle
[NYT]
Barroso: Greece will remain in the eurozone
[Al Jazeera]

Americas
Five severed heads left outside Mexican school
[BBC]
More resignations over Bolivia road row
[Al Jazeera]
Chile students agree to education reform talks
[BBC]

Domestic
US fugitive hijacker caught after 41 years
[Al Jazeera]
Supercommittee operating in secret
[POLITICO]
US tries to block release of bin Laden images
[Al Jazeera]
Defiant Team Perry’s plan: Hit harder
[POLITICO]
Christie Again Rebuffs Pleas For Presidential Run
[TPM]
Michael Moore likes Jon Huntsman 2012: From the Dept. of Unhelpful Praise
[POLITICO]
Amazon’s Kindle Fire tabled unveiled (live blog)
[WaPo]
Deaths in US listeria outbreak
[Al Jazeera]
E. coli scare prompts Tyson to recall ground beef
[AP]

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Catch Up: Daily International News 09.27.11

September 28, 2011

Daily International News
September 27, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Noda dismisses Obama’s reported comment seeking conclusion to Futenma relocation
[Mainichi]
Hiroshima groups irked over Foreign Ministry’s discouragement of Obama visit
[Mainichi]
China’s sea claims to top Japan-Philippines summit
[AFP]
First delivered Boeing 787 flies away to Japan
[AP]
Koreas
South Korea Approves Trip to North by Head of Ruling Party in Sign of Thaw
[Bloomberg]
North Korean PM Meets With Hu Jintao
[VOA] and China, DPRK underscore further promotion of bilateral ties [Xinhua]
NGOs Protest Delays in US Food Aid to North Korea
[VOA]
South Korea eyes spending hike in a bid to boost growth
[BBC]
China/Taiwan
China to suspend some US military ties
[FT]
China shares info about Uighur insurgents with Pakistan
[Kyodo]
US ambassador to Beijing admired, reviled
[AP]
Shanghai subway crash injures hundreds
[Al Jazeera]
Taiwan man sets himself alight in protest
[AP]
World media leaders meet in Beijing to discuss IPR, new media, cooperation
[Xinhua]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Australia lifts ban on women in military combat roles
[BBC]
Insurgents commit “war crimes” in Thai south: Amnesty
[Reuters]
Typhoon lashes eastern Philippines
[Al Jazeera]

South/Central Asia
Deadly suicide bombing in Afghanistan’s south
[Al Jazeera]
Afghanistan: 11 children killed in Herat bus blast
[BBC]
Pakistanis Tied to 2007 Border Ambush on Americans
[NYT]
Pakistan turns to China as ties with U.S. suffer
[Reuters]
India cap on text messages to deter tele-marketers
[BBC]

Middle East
U.N. Security Council to send Palestinian state bid to admissions committee
[CNN]
Israel approves 1,100 new homes in east Jerusalem
[AP]
U.S. against Israeli settlement halt as condition for talks
[Reuters]
UN Showdown Ushers in Critical Period for U.S. Middle East Peace Efforts
[Bloomberg]
Syrian tanks storm strategic town of Rastan
[Al Jazeera]
Yemeni defence minister survives attack
[Al Jazeera]
Saudi woman to be lashed for defying driving ban
[BBC]

Africa
Egypt polls to start in November
[Al Jazeera]
Gaddafi loyalists “ask for truce” in besieged city
[Reuters]
South Africa may block Dalai Lama visit to Tutu
[AP]
Opposition march dispersed in Guinea’s capital
[AP]

Europe
Putin names Anton Siluanov new Russian finance minister
[BBC]
Norway charges three in terror plot over cartoons
[BBC]
Labour conference: System doesn’t work says Miliband
[BBC]
GLOBAL MARKETS: European Stocks Post Strong Gains
[WSJ]
Former IMF boss claims immunity in civil case
[Al Jazeera]
Trial of Ukraine ex-PM resumes
[Reuters]

Americas
Fidel Castro calls Obama UN speech ‘gibberish’
[BBC]
Bolivian anti-drugs cop jailed for cocaine trafficking
[BBC]

Domestic
Whispers on Hill: Romney or Perry?
[POLITICO]
Christie to Chide Candidates From Republican Shrine as He’s Urged to Run
[Bloomberg]
Stephanie Cutter to join Obama 2012 campaign at end of year
[POLITICO]
Government shutdown averted by Senate deal
[POLITICO]
In Turn to Politics, Facebook Starts a PAC
[NYT]
Air Force official resigned over spy ring charges
[POLITICO]
FBI paid deputy to smuggle cellphone in jail sting
[LA Times]
World famous black bear Hope is believed killed
[BBC]

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Catch Up: Daily International News 09.26.11

September 28, 2011

Daily International News
September 26, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
IAEA seeks funds for post-Fukushima nuclear safety
[Reuters]
Key Japan lawmaker’s aides convicted in scandal
[AP]
Boeing to deliver first 787 Dreamliner to Japan
[BBC]
Koreas
China presses North Korea to return to nuclear talks
[Reuters]
Japan launches spy satellite to monitor North Korea
[Telegraph]
China/Taiwan
Taiwan’s Ma mum on initiating political talks with China if reelected
[Kyodo]
2 Tibetan monks self-immolate amid Dalai Lama feud
[AP]
Dalai Lama clouds S.Africa trade trip to China
[Reuters]
Top Chinese security official visits Pakistan
[AP] 
China prepares to launch its 1st space lab module
[Kyodo]
China top banker says fighting inflation priority
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Myanmar police stand by as protesters test limits
[AP]
Flooding claims at least 97 lives in Cambodia
[Kyodo]

South/Central Asia
Gunman Kills American at Kabul CIA Office
[WSJ]
Pakistan army chief cancels UK visit
[Al Jazeera] 
Pakistan seeks diplomatic support in row with U.S.
[Reuters]
Pakistan’s top commanders meet amid Haqqani accusations
[Telegraph]
India floods situation worsens in UP, Bihar and Orissa
[BBC]

Middle East
UN Security Council to consider Palestinian membership
[BBC]
Fresh protests rock Yemen after Saleh speech
[Al Jazeera]
Syria unrest: ‘Tanks bombard central town of al-Rastan’
[BBC]
Online activists hack official Syrian sites
[Al Jazeera]
Saudi Monarch Grants Women Right to Vote
[NYT]
Bahrain to hold second round of by-elections
[Al Jazeera]

Africa
NATO paves way for fresh NTC push into Sirte
[Al Jazeera]
Italy’s Eni: Oil production resumes in Libya
[AP]
Ahmadinejad in Sudan to boost ties
[Al Jazeera]
First African woman to win Nobel Peace Prize dies
[AP]

Europe
Putin ‘will not end Russia impasse’ – Gorbachev
[BBC]
Six men due in UK court on terrorism charges
[Al Jazeera] 
Mass arrests follow Bulgaria violence
[Al Jazeera]
Eurozone rescue plan ’emerging’ as IMF and Greece talk
[BBC]

Americas
Jamaican prime minister to resign in November
[Al Jazeera]
Mexican newspaper editor Maria Macias found decapitated
[BBC]
Bolivia to hold referendum on forest road
[Al Jazeera]

Domestic
Congress Forced to Stay as a Shutdown Looms
[WSJ]
Obama On Perry: ‘You’ve Got A Governor Whose State Is On Fire, Denying Climate Change’
[TPM]
Herman Cain Wins Shocker At Presidency 5 Straw Poll
[TPM]
BP seeks permission for new Gulf drilling
[Al Jazeera]

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Catch Up: Daily International News 09.16.11

September 28, 2011

Daily International News
September 16, 2011

UNGA
Abbas to lay out Palestine UN bid
[Al Jazeera]
Britain prepared to back UN vote calling Palestinian Authority a state
[Guardian]
No arrangements for Abbas-Netanyahu meeting in NY: sources
[Xinhua]
Chinese FM to address UN General Debate
[Xinhua]
Pakistan PM cancels U.S. visit due to floods
[Reuters] and Gilani to address 66th session of UNGA on 21st [The News]
Ahmadinejad to offer UN delegates special gift
[AFP]

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan eyes tax hikes, stake sales for rebuilding
[Reuters]
Koreas
Officials: Koreas’ nuke envoys to meet next week
[AP]
NKorean defector arrested in alleged attack plot
[AP] 
SKorea trying to scuttle NKorea’s tour program
[AP]
Koreas sound out orchestral maneuvers, but are strings attached?
[Reuters]
China/Taiwan
Obama agrees to upgrade F-16 A/Bs for Taiwan
[TWT]
Ma’s party seizes on US official’s Taiwan comments
[AP]
Chinese premier Wen Jiabao calls for more democracy
[BBC]
China Consolidates Grip on Rare Earths
[NYT]
Jade mining ban in western China
[Al Jazeera]
Independent poll candidates on the rise in China
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Myanmar authorities unblock some banned websites
[AP]
Thai agency seeks new probe into death of Reuters cameraman
[Reuters]

South/Central Asia
Senior al-Qaeda fighter ‘killed by US drone’
[Al Jazeera]
After militant siege, questions hang over Kabul security
[Reuters]

Middle East
Palestinians rebuff Obama, edge closer to statehood bid
[McClatchy]
Syrian forces kill six villagers near Hama: activists
[Reuters]
U.S., Europe See Syrian Stalemate
[WSJ]
Bahrain Boils Under the Lid of Repression
[NYT]

Africa
Egyptians rally against emergency laws
[Al Jazeera]
Turkey’s Erdogan visits Libya
[Al Jazeera]
Libyan government fighters move on besieged towns
[Reuters]
13 rebels killed as fighting rages in Kadafi’s hometown
[LAT] 
Sudan bars SPLM-North and other ‘southern parties’
[BBC]
Ugandans jailed for Kampala World Cup bombing
[BBC]
Ethiopia arrests five for plotting ‘terrorist’ acts
[AFP]
IMF says to give loan to Ivory Coast
[AFP]

Europe
Austrian minister criticizes Geithner intervention
[AP]
Global shares rise on central banks’ loan move
[BBC]
Denmark to Be Led by Its First Female Premier as Leftists Win
[NYT]
Kosovo, EU deploy customs, police in restive North
[Reuters]
Paris ban on Muslim street prayers comes into effect
[BBC]
Trader in UBS case charged
[AP]

Americas/Domestic
U.S. expands its drug watch list to include all Central America
[McClatchy]
White House Weighs Limits of Terror Fight
[NYT]
Poll: 1/3 say U.S. would be better off with Hillary Clinton
[POLITICO]
Obama Reaches Out To Nervous Dems, Puts 2012 Into Perspective
[TPM]
Supreme Court Issues Temporary Stay Of Controversial Texas Execution
[TPM]
U.S. House Republicans Embrace Obama’s Push to Ease SEC Rules on Capital
[Bloomberg]