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Daily International News 11.16.11

November 16, 2011

Daily International News
November 16, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
TPP could revive debate over ex-PM Koizumi’s structural reform policies
[Mainichi]
Japan central bank keeps interest rate near zero
[AP]
Koreas
Photos show North Korea progress on new reactor
[AFP]
North Korea Reported to Have Test-Fired Anti-Ship Missile
[VOA]
Reclusive North Korea opens its door a crack for tourists
[WaPo]
SKorea opposition refuses to ratify US trade deal
[AP]
China
Clinton: South China Sea Dispute Must Be Resolved Peacefully
[WSJ]
China welcomes entry of Russia, U.S. into East Asia Summit
[Xinhua]
Ai Weiwei: Feels like I just paid $1.3M ransom
[AP]
Top political advisor urges US to properly handle Taiwan-related issues
[Xinhua]
Chinese grandmother ‘dies in self-immolation’
[Al Jazeera]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
U.S. Marines to Be Deployed in Australia
[Bloomberg]
ASEAN ministers say Myanmar’s chairmanship of group could boost openness
[Kyodo]
Thai cabinet ‘endorses Thaksin amnesty plan’
[Al Jazeera]
Arroyo plans new bid to leave Philippines
[Al Jazeera]
Hillary Clinton car hit with ‘paint ambush’ in Philippines
[POLITICO]

South/Central Asia
Karzai lays out conditions for US partnership
[Al Jazeera]
Key Afghan elders’ grand council convenes in Kabul
[AP]
Drone strike in South Waziristan kills 16
[Pakistan Tribune]
Kazakh president calls early elections
[Al Jazeera]

Middle East
Syria shunned by Arab League, security HQ attacked
[Reuters]
France recalls ambassador to Syria
[AP]
Yemeni forces kill 7 al-Qaida fighters in south
[AP]
France summons Israeli envoy over Gaza attack
[Al Jazeera]

Africa
Fearing Libya vacuum, ex-PM urges rapid vote
[Reuters]
Paris Club cuts Ivory Coast’s debt burden
[Reuters]
Mugabe thanks Hong Kong for ‘protecting daughter’
[BBC]

Europe
China, Japan, Canada urge greater action from the EU on the Euro crisis
[MercoPress]
Monti forms new Italian govt with no politicians
[AP]
Mixed reviews for German call to elect EU prez
[AP] 
Greek government set to win confidence vote despite sniping
[Reuters]
Eviction notices posted on Occupy London tents
[AP]
Portugal, Croatia, Ireland and the Czech Republic qualify for Euro 2012
[Al Jazeera]

Americas
Colombia’s FARC name a new leader and promise to fight on
[MercoPress]
Nicaragua electoral body confirms Ortega win
[Al Jazeera]
Lopez Obrador to run for Mexican presidency
[Al Jazeera]

Domestic
Secret Service says bullet hit White House
[AP]
Supercommittee on the brink
[POLITICO]
Romney Leads in New Hampshire Where Voters Can Deliver Surprises
[Bloomberg]
Gingrich Said to Be Paid $1.6M by Freddie Mac
[Bloomberg]
Solyndra: Energy Dept. pushed firm to keep layoffs quiet until after midterms
[WaPo]
Occupy Wall Street: Night thins Zuccotti Park crowd
[BBC]

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