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Daily International News 11.22.11

November 22, 2011

Daily International News
November 22, 2011

Northeast Asia
Koreas
South Korea ratifies long-delayed US trade deal
[BBC]
US Official Sherman Spells Out Steps For N. Korea Overture
[VOA]UN General Assembly Concerned Over Rights Abuses In Iran, North Korea, Myanmar [RTT]
Number of N. Korean defector arrivals jumps 19 pct this year
[Yonhap]
(Yonhap Interview) Bosworth dissatisfied with ‘management strategy’ on N. Korea
[Yonhap]
China
Stealth fighter J-20 conducts test flights in SW China
[Xinhua]
Tibet group video allegedly shows nun burning
[AP] – Original Video Footage [SFT]
Mystery over China’s Wenzhou bullet-train crash inquiry
[BBC]
China Outlines Cuts in Carbon Emissions
[NYT]
Ai Weiwei’s supporters strip off to show backing
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Myanmar makes rare progress in ethnic ceasefire talks
[Reuters]
Nuon Chea defends actions in Khmer Rouge genocide trial
[BBC]
Philippine ex-President Arroyo faces civil case over 2009 massacre
[Kyodo]
Fans die in Indonesia football stampede
[Al Jazeera]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan army denies reports of talks with Taliban
[AFP]
Pakistan telecoms body delays ban on ‘obscene’ texts
[BBC]
India rupee hits all-time US dollar low
[BBC]

Middle East
Turkish premier urges Syrian leader to step down
[AP]
Saudi security forces ‘fire on protesters’
[Al Jazeera]
U.N. envoy says Yemen power transfer deal in place
[Reuters] 
Iran says new sanctions from West “in vain”
[Reuters]
Iraqi civilians win legal bid for torture inquiry
[BBC]

Africa
Three Americans arrested in Cairo as unrest enters 4th day
[WaPo]
Wider Protests Urged in Egypt as Crackdown Enters Day 4
[NYT]
Egypt activists call for ‘million-man’ rally
[Al Jazeera]
ElBaradei approached for Egypt PM post
[Al Jazeera]
ICC prosecutor in Libya for trial talks
[Al Jazeera]
Africa sees dramatic improvement in HIV treatment
[Mail & Guardian]
Warplane targets rebel-held village in south Somalia
[Reuters]
S Africa adopts contentious secrets bill
[Al Jazeera]

Europe
Turkish journalists on trial for ‘anti-government plot’
[BBC]
Moody’s Warns France on Rating
[WSJ]
IMF and EU consider further help for Hungary
[Al Jazeera]
Strauss-Kahn sues media and Sarkozy aide – lawyers
[Reuters]

Americas
Brazil to fine Chevron millions in ocean oil spill
[SF Chronicle]

Domestic
Republican debate: Five questions
[WaPo]
Both Parties Set to Use Failure of Debt Deal for 2012 Campaign
[Bloomberg]
BofA Warned to Get Stronger
[WSJ]
US growth revised down for third quarter
[BBC]
UC Davis chancellor apologizes for pepper-spray incident
[LA Times]

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