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Daily International News 11.17.11

November 17, 2011

Daily International News
November 17, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan bans rice grown near crippled nuke plant
[AP]
Koreas
Obama: US will act vs NKorea nuke proliferation
[AP]
Food aid intended for N. Koreans to be offered to third countries
[Yonhap]
U.N. envoy on N. Korean human rights to visit S. Korea next week
[Yonhap] 
North Korea to get $100 million annually for Russian gas transit
[Ria Novosti]
Benetton Ad shows Kim Jong-Il, Lee Myung-bak kissing
[Ads of the World]
China
China’s central authorities congratulate success of first space docking mission
[Xinhua]
UC Berkeley reveals plan for engineering center in China
[NYT]
7 Tibetans arrested for illegally crossing into Nepal
[Kyodo]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
A look at the top issues at Southeast Asia meeting
[AP]
Closer US-Australia security ties irk China
[Al Jazeera]
Suu Kyi party likely to register for Myanmar polls
[AP]
ASEAN agrees to let Myanmar lead bloc
[Al Jazeera]
Thais angry over flood handling
[Al Jazeera]
Clinton sees flood evacuees on quick Thailand trip
[AP]
Philippine’s Arroyo calls off medical trip
[Al Jazeera]

South/Central Asia
Pakistani ambassador offers resignation
[WaPo]
Afghanistan: Rockets ‘aimed at Kabul elders meeting’
[BBC]
India minister says rural jobs funds spent on toys
[BBC]

Middle East
Arab League offers Syria a reprieve as deaths mount
[NYT]
Raids in Syria as pressure mounts on Assad
[Al Jazeera]
Ford to return to Syria
[POLITICO]
Russia compares Syria violence to ‘civil war’
[Al Jazeera]
China ‘highly concerned’ about crisis in Syria
[AP]
Protesters storm Kuwaiti parliament
[BBC]
Barak tries damage control after ‘Iran sympathy gaffe’
[Al Jazeera]
U.N. nuclear chief says “must alert world” about Iran
[Reuters]

Africa
Regional leaders seek to step up war on Somalia rebels
[Reuters]
Al Shabaab vow to defeat Kenya after Mogadishu attacks [Mail & Guardian]
U.N. court convicts former Rwandan mayor of genocide
[Reuters]

Europe
Italy Premier Appoints Emergency Government
[WSJ]
Protesters clash with police in Athens
[Al Jazeera]
Spain’s borrowing costs hit 14-year high
[BBC]
Vatican pledges legal action against Benetton
[AP]

Americas
Mexican police reveal cross-border drugs tunnel, seize 17 tonnes marijuana
[Guardian]
Noriega one step closer to extradition
[Al Jazeera]
Brazil 2010 census shows changing race balance
[BBC]

Domestic
Obama’s ‘lazy America’ remark catches fire
[POLITICO]
U.S. to Review Cases Seeking Deportations
[NYT]
Congress Deficit-Cut Panel Members Hardening Positions as Deadline Nears
[Bloomberg]
Protesters and officers clash near Wall Street
[NYT]
CA Prop. 8 gay marriage decision due today from California Supreme Court
[LA Times]
Chu presents strong defense of Solyndra loan guarantee
[WaPo]
Gingrich Defends Payments From Freddie Mac as He Gets Increased Scrutiny
[Bloomberg]
Herman Cain ducks Cuba questions
[POLITICO]
Christie clowns about 2012 run
[POLITICO]

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