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Daily International News 10.18.11

October 18, 2011

Daily International News
October 18, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
PM hints at approval for some nuclear reactors under construction
[Mainichi]
Japan’s leader to return looted royal Korean books
[AP]
Samsung to seek ban for iPhone 4S in Japan
[JoongAng]
Koreas
UN’s Valerie Amos assesses North Korea food shortages
[BBC]
Seoul skeptical of nuke talks unless U.N. acts on North’s uranium enrichment
[Yonhap]
North Korea holds talks with US on war remains
[BBC]
N. Korea commits to playing in int’l table tennis tourney with S. Korea: report
[Yonhap]
North Korea: Capitalism is fading from history
[Reuters]
China/Taiwan
Taiwan and China to sign nuclear power safety deal
[AP]
South Africa court action over Dalai Lama visa dispute
[BBC]
China’s top communists call for cultural campaign
[AP]
China police shoot Tibetans, nun self-immolates in protest
[AP]
China vaccinates 9 million amid polio outbreak
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
US urges end to abuses of Myanmar minorities
[AP]
Production ‘resumes’ at strike-hit Indonesia mine
[BBC]
Malaysia frees Ugandan women in trafficking operation
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Anwar al-Awlaki’s family speaks out against his son’s death in airstrike
[WaPo]
Clinton to give Pakistan diplomacy one more big push
[FP]
Afghan security to cost “$5 billion a year” after pullout
[Reuters]

Middle East
Israeli soldier freed in swap for 1,000 prisoners
[AP]
Ahmadinejad rejects US ‘murder plot’ claims
[Al Jazeera]
Deaths reported in violence across Syria
[Al Jazeera] 
Yemeni forces kill 7 in new protests
[AP]

Africa
American Held in Egypt as Israeli Spy Could Be Freed
[NYT]
Clinton in Tripoli; Gaddafi forces counter-attack
[Reuters]
NATO nearing decision to end Libya operation
[AP]
Al-Shabab threatens to attack Kenya
[Al Jazeera]
Suicide car bomb rattles Somali capital; 4 killed
[AP]
Madagascar premier resigns for consensus govt
[AP]

Europe
EU: Yanukovych trip to Brussels canceled
[AP]
Negotiators urge ETA to end violence
[Al Jazeera]
Greece braces for shutdown as austerity vote nears
[Reuters]
UK CPI inflation rate rises to 5.2% in September
[BBC]
Milan court throws out Berlusconi tax fraud case
[AP] 
Leaked phone recording embarrasses Berlusconi
[Al Jazeera]
Goldman Sachs reports $393m loss on eurozone impact
[BBC]
European court ruling ‘threatens stem cell work’
[BBC]

Americas
Venezuela court bars Chavez rival from office
[Al Jazeera]
Brazil sports minister Orlando Silva denies corruption
[BBC]

Domestic
Obama to sign 3 trade deals on Friday
[AP]
Barack Obama pushes jobs bill North Carolina
[POLITICO]
Dems In Tug-Of-War Over Occupy Wall Street
[TPM]
Iowa sets caucuses for Jan. 3
[POLITICO]
Republican debate: Five things to watch
[WaPo]
Cain Explains The Cash Spent On Books: I’m Trying To Tell My Life Story
[TPM]
What’s Wrong with Rick Perry
[Newsweek]

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