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Daily International News 10.27.11

October 27, 2011

Department of State
October 27, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japanese cyber security in question after data stolen from gov’t, defense contractor
[Mainichi]
TEPCO won’t build retaining wall to stop radioactive water seeping into ground water
[Mainichi]
86 Japanese citizens listed as Pyongyang residents in leaked North Korean data
[Mainichi]

Koreas
Pentagon chief doubts N. Korea will give up nukes
[AP]
North Korea Expanding WMD Production Capabilities: South Lawmaker
[GSN]

Chinese VP says N. Korea willing to seek talks with S. Korea to ease tensions
[Yonhap]
Diplomacy with North Korea Takes Center Stage in Seoul
[VOA]
North Korea bans citizens working in Libya from returning home
[Telegraph]
S. Korea calls for pressure on N. Korea to resolve abduction issue
[Yonhap]
Leftist wins Seoul mayoral race: How it could alter South Korea’s ties with North Korea
[CSM]
China/Taiwan
China invites Japanese FM to visit
[Xinhua]

China, South Korea pledge to enhance exchanges
[Xinhua]
China’s internet users targeted in online rumour probes
[BBC]
Protests hit China as property prices fall
[AFP]
China issues white paper on socialist legal system
[Xinhua]
Tawian pays compensation for wrongful execution
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Indonesian foreign minister to visit Myanmar over ASEAN’s chairmanship
[Kyodo]
Bangkok floods: Thousands flee as waters approach
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Rare Taliban praise for Pakistan’s Maulana Abdul Ghani
[BBC]
Insurgents attack US-run base in Afghanistan
[AP]
Pakistan drone attack ‘kills’ top militants
[BBC]
ISI may act if Afghanistan gets too close to India: Musharraf
[Times of India]

Middle East
Saudi king prepares to name new crown prince
[Reuters]
Quartet bid to restart Israeli-Palestinian talks fails
[Xinhua]
Israel frees Egytian prisoners in swap deal
[Al Jazeera]
Iran pulls out of Ping-Pong ‘diplomacy’
[AP]
EU sanctions on Syrian oil “unjust”: minister
[Xinhua]
Arab Spring activists awarded Europe’s Sakharov prize
[BBC]

Africa
Saif al-Islam Qaddafi wants plane to surrender; Tunisia frees ex-PM al-Baghdadi
[Al Arabiya]
Tunisian Islamists await word on election win
[Reuters]
France: No need to extend NATO’s Libya mission
[AP]
Kenya has right to pursue al Shabaab: Somali PM
[Reuters]
Kenya-Somalia border attack: Al-Shabab suspected
[BBC]
South Africa DA elects first black parliamentary leader
[BBC]

Europe
Turk quake survivors plead for tents, foreign aid flows
[Reuters]
Turkey earthquake: Deaths rise to 523
[BBC]
EU Forges Greek Bond Deal
[WSJ]
Ireland goes to polls after bitter presidential campaign
[Guardian]
London cleric quits over cathedral protest camp
[Reuters]
St. Paul’s Cathedral to reopen Friday
[AP]

Americas
Praise and dollars from the World Bank to Peruvian president Humala
[MercoPress]
Uruguay overturns amnesty for military-era crimes
[BBC]
Argentina jails officials from ‘Dirty War’
[Al Jazeera]
Argentina ‘Angel of Death’ Alfredo Astiz convicted
[BBC]

Domestic
Perry Plans to Bypass Some Republican Debates
[Bloomberg]
Romney as Client for Turnaround Applies Lessons Learned in White House Run
[Bloomberg]
Quran Burning Pastor Terry Jones Is Running For President
[TPM]
Gay troops to file suit challenging Defense of Marriage Act
[WaPo]
U.S. Economy Shows Modest Growth
[NYT]
Oakland protesters return to the streets
[Al Jazeera]

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