h1

Daily International News 11.03.11

November 3, 2011

Daily International News
November 3, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan Revives a Sea Barrier That Failed to Hold
[NYT]
Utility: No risk from fission at Japan nuke plant
[AP]
Koreas
NKoreans stock for cold, build to Kim anniversary
[AP]
Seoul gun-shy of pipeline deal with Moscow and Pyongyang
[LAT]
S Korea holds annual military drill at Yeoju
[Xinhua]
Seoul to start repairing road leading to Kaesong complex next week
[Yonhap]
China
U.S. Report Accuses China and Russia of Internet Spying
[NYT]
Nun dies in 11th self-immolation among Tibetans
[AP]
Shenzhou-8 docks with Tiangong-1
[Xinhua]
Taiwan president’s proxy to meet China’s Hu at APEC next week
[Kyodo]
Construction of Taiwan’s 4th nuclear power plant to continue: Ma
[Kyodo]
Chinese mining firms in Zambia under fire for mistreating workers
[Guardian]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan grants India ‘most favored nation’ trade status
[WaPo]
Suspected US missiles kill 2 in Pakistan
[AP]
Militants Attack Civilian Contractor in Western Afghanistan
[NYT]
Judge Sentences Pakistan Cricketers, Agent to Prison
[NYT]

Middle East
UK military steps up plans for Iran attack amid fresh nuclear fears
[Guardian]
Deadly twin blasts target guards in Iraq
[Al Jazeera]
Israel to ‘prevent’ aid ships reaching Gaza
[Al Jazeera] 
Syrian forces kill five in Homs, day after Arab deal
[Reuters]
Car ploughs into Yemeni protest march, injuring 15
[Reuters]

Africa
New outcry erupts in Egypt against military rulers
[AP]
Gadhafi son said to be in vast Sahara
[AP]
Uganda fighters attack military base in east Congo
[AP]
Rwanda gives DR Congo back tonnes of smuggled minerals
[BBC]

Europe
G-20
Sarkozy, Obama push for financial crisis solution
[AP]
Chinese president, other BRICS leaders meet ahead of G-20 summit
[Xinhua]
Gordon Brown Op-Ed: Greece — No Continent Is an Island
[NYT]
Greek government on brink of collapse
[Reuters]
China refuses to commit to EFSF amid Greek concerns
[BBC]
Business Leaders Urge Bigger Role for Yuan
[WSJ]
Other Europe
Italy’s Berlusconi faces mounting pressure to go
[Reuters]
Russia Declares Deal to Join Trade Group
[NYT]
Russian convicted in arms conspiracy plot
[CNN]
Scientology church appeals French fraud conviction
[AP]

Americas
Cuba legalizes sale, purchase of private property
[AP]

Domestic
US Occupy protesters clash with police at Oakland port
[BBC]
Even After ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ Gay Soldiers Remain Unequal In The Military
[TPM]
Brittany Norwood convicted of killing Lululemon co-worker Jayna Murray
[WaPo]
President Obama stays away from deficit panel
[POLITICO]
Herman Cain denies new harassment allegations, accuses Rick Perry of fueling stories
[WaPo]
Herman Cain confronts more harassment allegations
[POLITICO]
Herman Cain On That China Comment: Once Again, I Misspoke (VIDEO)
[TPM]
Solyndra warned W.H. of troubles in October 2010
[POLITICO]
Bernanke Gives Impetus to New Stimulus
[Bloomberg]
Forty House Republicans Back Revenue Increases to Cut Deficit
[Bloomberg]
Biggest Public Firms Paid Little U.S. Tax, Study Says
[NYT]
Glaxo to pay $3B to settle U.S. sales, Avandia cases
[WaPo]

h1

Daily International News 11.02.11

November 2, 2011

Daily International News
November 2, 2011

Northeast Asia
Some Asian Economies Reflect Strains
[WSJ]
Japan
Japan lawmakers ‘to visit N. Korea’
[AFP]
Japan reactor restarts; new glitch hits Fukushima
[AP]
Koreas
N. Korea opens bureau to run free trade zone with China: source
[Yonhap]
Russian, S.Korean leaders to discuss cooperation, N.Korea nuclear problem
[Ria Novosti]
U.S. army extends curfew in South Korea
[Reuters]
N. Korea’s heir apparent fathered daughter last year: source
[Yonhap]
China
China confirms commitment to neighborly solution of maritime tension
[Kyodo]
Ai Weiwei says he won’t be silenced
[Al Jazeera]
China military accepting bigger recruits, tattoos
[AP]
Herman Cain Warns China Is Seeking ‘Nuclear Capability’
[TPM]
Indian police detain 37 Tibetan protesters outside Chinese embassy
[Kyodo]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Residents tear down Bangkok flood barrier
[Al Jazeera]
Philippine govt, rebels in standoff over commander
[AP]
Ship stranded on NZ reef ‘nearly breaking up’
[Al Jazeera]

South/Central Asia
Afghanistan security summit opens in Turkey
[Al Jazeera]
Pakistan looks to restrict Haqqanis’ movement
[Tribune] 
Pakistan ready to normalize trade with India
[AP]
Nepal parties say breakthrough reached in peace process
[Kyodo]

Middle East
Arab League to unveil plan to ease Syria crisis
[AP]
Several reported killed in Yemeni unrest
[Al Jazeera]
Israel orders new building in East Jerusalem
[Al Jazeera] 
Israeli army tests rocket system
[BBC]
PLO to pursue statehood despite Israeli measures
[Reuters]

Africa
Kenya warns of “imminent” strikes on Somali towns
[Reuters]
Somali pirates seize Greek tanker
[AFP]

Europe
Julian Assange loses appeal against extradition
[Guardian]
Sarkozy scrambles to salvage Cannes summit
[AP]
Papandreou wins cabinet backing for Greek bailout referendum
[Deutsche Welle]
Greece Sticks With Referendum
[WSJ] 
French satirical newspaper firebombed after prophet Mohammed announcement
[Telegraph]
Archbishop of Canterbury Urges Debate of Tax on Bankers
[NYT]

Americas
Mexico remembers its dead amid drug wars
[Al Jazeera]
Brazil heading for another record trade surplus close to 30 billion dollars
[MercoPress]

Domestic
Herman Cain’s accuser wants to tell her side of story, lawyer says
[WaPo]
Gloria Cain Stands By Her Man
[Daily Beast]
Romney, Cain skip Iowa economic forum
[LAT]
Quinnipiac Poll: Obama Shows Marked Improvement
[TPM]
Obama: I’ll make the call on Keystone XL project
[POLITICO]
Bloomberg: Congress caused the mortgage crisis, not the banks
[TPM]
Feds: Four Members Of Georgia ‘Fringe Militia Group’ Plotted Biological Attack On Citizens, Government Officials
[TPM]
Bank of America cancels debit card fee
[BBC]

h1

Daily International News 10.31.11

October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Daily International News
October 31, 2011

Indian baby picked as world’s seven billionth person [BBC]
ILO: World economy on verge of new jobs recession
[BBC]

Northeast Asia
Japanese Officials Intervene to Weaken Yen
[NYT]
Japan, India agree to move talks forward on civilian nuclear pact
[Mainichi]
WSJ Lee Myung-bak Interview
[WSJ]
South Korean Minister to Visit Washington This Week
[VOA]
Seoul seeks more nuclear talks with Pyongyang: official
[Yonhap]
US, NK discuss family reunions
[Korea Times]
China arrests 12,000 in online drug bust
[Al Jazeera]
China, 3 countries meet over Mekong River security
[AP]
China to launch Shenzhou-8 early Tuesday, ready for first docking
[Xinhua]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Qantas returns to the skies after fleet grounding
[AP]
Philippine army strikes al-Qaeda-linked group
[Al Jazeera]
Bangkok near chaos, with flood mobs and drinking water shortage
[Xinhua]

South/Central Asia
Three Afghan UNHCR staff killed in Kandahar suicide
[Reuters]
Hopes for Peace as Kyrgyzstan Votes for New President
[NYT]

Middle East
Arab League hands Syria plan to end unrest
[Al Jazeera]
Explosions rock Yemeni airbase
[Al Jazeera] 
Palestine becomes member of UN cultural body
[AP]
Gaza violence simmers after truce announced
[Reuters]
Israel aircraft hit Gaza, 2 found dead
[AP] 
Iran parliament to question Ahmadinejad
[Al Jazeera]

Africa
NATO concludes Libya mission after seven months
[Reuters]
Aid Group Says Refugee Camp in Somalia Was Hit by Airstrike
[NYT]
Liberia election commission chief resigns
[Al Jazeera]
Uganda opposition leader arrested for walking
[AP]

Europe
Russia Ready to Offer Europe $10 Billion in Aid Through IMF
[Bloomberg]
Obama to meet with Blair, sign economic order
[AP]
Rosen Plevneliev elected new Bulgarian president
[AP] 
GCHQ chief reports ‘disturbing’ cyber-attacks on UK
[BBC]
New Amy Winehouse album to be released in December
[AP]

Americas/Domestic
‘Hackers’ threaten Mexican drug cartel in YouTube film
[BBC]
Exclusive: 2 women accused Herman Cain of inappropriate behavior
[POLITICO]
Cain, Romney Top Des Moines Register Poll
[TPM]
New Perry ad: ‘I’m a doer, not a talker’
[WaPo]
Obama to sign executive order to address prescription-drug shortage
[WaPo]
California Move to Raise Retirement Age to 67 Puts State in Rare Company
[Bloomberg]
Snowstorm hits US East Coast killing at least nine
[BBC]
Saudi police arrest Canadian imam at Hajj
[Al Jazeera]

h1

Daily International News 10.28.11

October 28, 2011

Daily International News
October 28, 2011

Northeast Asia
China, Japan, ROK vow to strengthen disaster management cooperation
[Xinhua]
Japan factory output falls 4 percent in September
[AP]
S. Korea, U.S. agree to complete joint operational plan against N. Korea this year
[Yonhap]
Eurozone seeks bailout funds from China
[BBC]
1st biofuel test flight of China conducted in Beijing
[Xinhua]
Chinese Carmakers Agree to Buy Saab, Pulling It Back From the Brink
[NYT]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Main Thailand river swells to record highs
[Al Jazeera]
Myanmar police charge 7 for staging land protest
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan tests nuclear-capable cruise missile
[Kyodo]
Musharraf: I’ll run for president
[FP]
Suspected U.S. drone kills 13 Pakistani Taliban
[Reuters]
Pakistan suicide bomber kills two policemen in Nowshera
[BBC]
India: Tibetan exiles walk on ‘home soil’ in Dharamsala
[BBC]
Anxiety marks Kyrgyzstan poll run-up
[Al Jazeera]

Middle East
Deadly explosions rock Baghdad, 32 dead
[Al Jazeera]
Syrian protesters renew call for protection, 20 killed
[Reuters]
Syrian army ‘laying mines on Lebanese border’
[Al Jazeera]
Saudi Arabia names new crown prince
[Al Jazeera]

Africa
U.N. Votes to End Foreign Intervention in Libya
[NYT]
Int’l Court in indirect talks with Gadhafi son
[AP]
Tunisian town hit by post-poll protests
[Al Jazeera]
U.S. drone base in Ethiopia is operational
[WaPo]
Kenyans in first al-Shabab battle in Somalia
[BBC]

Europe
Royal succession gender equality approved by Commonwealth
[Guardian]
Aid Arriving in Turkey Quake Area
[NYT]
Sarkozy calls Greek euro entry a mistake
[Al Jazeera]
Deal for Russia to Join W.T.O. Is Accepted by Georgians
[NYT]
Michael D. Higgins favored to win Irish presidency
[AP]
Gunman fires at U.S. embassy in Sarajevo – witness
[Reuters]
St Paul’s seeks injunction to evict Occupy London camp
[Guardian]

Domestic
Boehner rejects Democrats’ $3 trillion deficit reduction proposal to ‘supercommittee’
[WaPo]
On campaign to act on his own, Obama unveiling 2 more economic steps
[WaPo]
Herman Cain raises $3 million in October, Mark Block reports
[POLITICO]
Ron Paul defends student loan plan
[POLITICO]
Perry Campaign Attacks to Stall Romney’s Bid for Nomination
[Bloomberg]
Statue Of Liberty’s 125th Anniversary
[TPM]
2011 World Series: David Freese caps Cardinals’ unbelievable comeback
[WaPo]

h1

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]

h1

Daily International News 10.21.11

October 21, 2011

Daily International News
October 21, 2011

Northeast Asia
Pentagon chief Panetta on first trip to Asia [AP]
Japan
Japan Cabinet OKs $158B extra budget for tsunami [AP]
Koreas
UN says North Korea needs food aid, not politics [AP]
NK to hold onto nukes after Gadhafi fall [Korea Times]
S. Korea, US Jet Fighters Stage Major Drill [Jakarta Globe]
Wi expresses cautious hope for US-NK talks [Korea Times]
S. Korea keeps pressure on N. Korea to accept conditions for 6-party talks [Yonhap]
Delegates to North-South Korea relations summit calls for adherence to past nuclear agreements [WaPo]
Koreas react differently to Gadhafi’s death [Yonhap]
China
China’s military in diplomatic charm offensive [AP]
Chinese toddler ignored after hit-and-run dies [AP]
Gadhafi goes from ‘strongman’ to ‘madman’ in China [AP]
China-EU summit shelved due to debt talks [AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Thais battle to shore up Bangkok as floods threaten [Reuters]
Three dead at Papua Freeport mine, as strike continues  [BBC]

South/Central Asia
Clinton warns Pakistan on insurgent havens [WaPo]

Middle East
Turkey and Iran to co-operate against PKK [Al Jazeera]
Syrian protesters take inspiration from Libya [AP]
U.N. council to vote on Yemen resolution on Friday [Reuters]

Africa
U.N. Panel Calls for Inquiry Into Qaddafi’s Death [NYT]
Gaddafi , in meat locker, still divides Libya [Reuters]
Libya plans secret burial for Muammar Gaddafi [BBC]
NATO: It didn’t know Gadhafi was in bombed convoy [AP]
Al-Shabab claims peacekeepers’ killings [Al Jazeera]
Uganda sued over maternal deaths [Al Jazeera]

Europe
EU launches its first satellite navigation system [AP]
Spain rules out talks with armed Basque group ETA [AP]
Germany, France grappling to agree debt deal [AP]
Greece adopts austerity bill amid protests [Reuters]
Murdoch set to face shareholders’s ire [Al Jazeera]

Americas
Venezuelan president declares recovery from cancer [Xinhua]
Guatemala leader apologises for 1954 coup [Al Jazeera]
Chile students disrupt Senate meeting to press demands [BBC]
Mexico’s Calderon: US dumping criminals at border [BBC]
Massive floods sweep El Salvador [Al Jazeera]

Domestic
Two charged in US over alleged Iran plot [Al Jazeera]
Obama to sign free-trade agreements [AP]
US jobs plan: Senate blocks key proposal [BBC]
Steve Jobs vowed to ‘destroy’ Android [BBC]

h1

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]