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Daily International News 10.13.11

October 13, 2011

Daily International News
October 13, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan PM Noda could visit China in early Dec.: vice minister
[Kyodo]
Tokyo radiation hotspot ‘not linked to Fukushima’
[BBC]
Koreas
Tending a Small Patch of Capitalism in North Korea
[NYT]
Obama, South Korea’s Lee to talk trade, North Korea strategy
[Reuters]
S. Korea’s Lee at White House after trade approval
[AP]
Lee makes unprecedented visit to Pentagon
[Korea Times]
South Korea puts military on heightened state due to North’s unusual activity
[Telegraph]
S. Korea’s top nuclear envoy heads to Tokyo for N. Korea talks
[Yonhap]
N. Korea leader’s grandson arrives in Bosnia for 2-year study
[Kyodo]
China/Taiwan
Taiwan’s former leader gets new conviction
[AP]
Ai Weiwei is named ArtReview’s ‘most powerful artist’
[BBC]
China’s Sept. trade surplus narrows by 12.4% on year
[Kyodo]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Australian PM Julia Gillard drops Malaysia asylum plan
[BBC]
Bhutan king Jigme Wangchuk marries commoner Jetsun Pema
[BBC]
Indonesia’s Bali shaken by quake; dozens injured
[AP]
Salvage crew returns to New Zealand oil spill ship
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
US missiles kill Haqqani ‘coordinator’ in Pakistan
[AP]
U.S. not sincere about Afghan peace – Haqqanis
[Reuters]
Kyrgyzstan Bets on Air Base, Woman Reformer to Win UN Election
[Bloomberg]

Middle East
U.S. Takes Iran Case to UN After Assassination Plot Against Saudi Diplomat
[Bloomberg]
Unlikely Turn for a Suspect in a Terror Plot
[NYT]
Accusations Against Iran Fleshed Out
[WSJ]
Gilad Shalit: Israel and Palestinians welcome deal
[BBC]
Palestinians aim to join U.N. bodies
[Reuters]
Bahrain opposition unites to decry “police state”
[Reuters]

Africa
Gaddafi’s son captured in Libya’s Sirte – NTC
[Reuters]
Uganda ministers deny corruption allegations
[BBC]
Amnesty urges Libya to tackle ‘stain’ of detainee abuse
[BBC]

Europe
Berlin firebomb alert: New device found on train line
[BBC]
Berlusconi seeks confidence vote, expects to win
[Reuters]
Geithner to Press Europe to Move Faster on Crisis
[Bloomberg]
European banks may need to raise 200bn euros
[BBC]

Domestic
Obama gets win as Congress passes free-trade agreements
[WaPo]
Cain 9-9-9 Tax Code Scrap Keeps Federal Levies on Gasoline, Beer
[Bloomberg]
Carlson: Romney Victory, Looks Presidential
[Bloomberg]
LA city council backs “Occupy LA”, protesters’ reactions mixed
[Xinhua]
California shooting: Eight killed at Seal Beach salon
[BBC]

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