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Daily International News 07.20.11

July 20, 2011

Daily International News
July 20, 2011

ASEAN Regional Forum
ASEAN, China approve ‘guidelines’ for disputed sea
[AP]

Clinton calls for Sri Lankan reconciliation
[AP]
Clinton urged to press Indonesia on military abuse
[AP]
Clinton urges India to expand influence
[AP]

Northeast Asia
Great East Japan Earthquake estimated as most expensive natural disaster on record [Mainichi]
Kan likely to quit by end of August, positive signs on horizon, says foreign expert
[Mainichi]

Philippines lifts ban on animal products from Fukushima area
[Kyodo]
Koreas
N.Korea slams Japan in territorial row
[Straits Times]
South Korea to Push Security Forum For Rebuke of North
[GSN]
ROK military to randomly inspect Marine bases
[Korea Herald]
2 S. Korean intelligence officials detained in China for 10 months
[Kyodo]
China
China says 14 extremists killed in Xinjiang attack
[AP]
China’s vice president urges Tibetan monks to “stay clear from” separatist forces
[Xinhua]

Taiwan’s mainland affairs minister call for visa-free access to H.K.
[Kyodo]
China appeals to US for “responsible” steps to reassure markets, protect debt holders
[WaPo]
Chinese state oil firm buys Canadian oil sands producer
[BBC]
Nepal to re-measure Mount Everest to end China row
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
South China Sea dispute: Philippine MPs visit Spratlys
[BBC]

Germany in deal on Thai Prince Vajiralongkorn’s jet
[BBC]
Cambodia to pull troops from border after Indonesian observers arrive
[Kyodo]
Australian police quell Christmas Island asylum riot
[BBC]
New Zealand PM John Key denies Israel spy rumour
[BBC]
Christchurch earthquake: Diary from Sumner
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
13 killed by earthquake in Uzbekistan
[AP]
Taliban say Mullah Omar death report false, phones hacked by US
[Reuters]

Lashkar Gah: Nato hands over volatile Afghan city
[BBC]
US charges two for illegal lobbying over Kashmir
[BBC]

Middle East
Syrian warns ambassadors not to leave capital
[AP]
Syrian military assaults intensify on Homs, 16 killed
[Reuters]
Jailed Palestinian leader asks millions to protest
[AP]
Ahmadinejad and clerics fight over head scarves
[WaPo]

Africa
Clinton promises $28M more in famine aid to Africa
[AP]
UN declares famine in parts of Somalia
[Al Jazeera]

Libya rebels suffer heavy casualties at Brega
[Reuters]
Sudan minister open to foreign troops in S. Kordofan
[AFP]
Britain, Nigeria agree to cooperate on terrorism
[AFP]
Malawi’s capital Lilongwe hit by riots
[BBC]

Europe
APNewsBreak: US mulls sanctions against Iceland
[AP]
Serbia arrests last war crimes fugitive
[AP]
Cameron testifies to Parliament on phone hacking scandal
[Guardian]
European banks see debt threat in U.S. as well as at home
[WaPo]
European Union ‘needs strong message’ on Greece debt
[BBC]
Cyprus may need bailout after blast, banker warns
[AP]

Americas
Chile inquiry confirms President Allende killed himself
[BBC]

Domestic
U.S. conducted subcritical nuclear tests in Dec. and Feb.
[Mainichi]
Post-ABC poll: GOP too dug in on debt talks; public fears default consequences
[WaPo]
Michele Bachmann faces more migraine questions [POLITICO]
Minn. governor signs budget, ends 20-day state shutdown after impasse over taxes, spending
[WaPo]
For First Day of Gay Marriage, City Plans License Lottery
[NYT]
Birth control coverage proposed for most health insurance plans
[WaPo]
Men who buy sex commit more crimes, U.S. study finds
[Reuters]
New but tiny moon found circling distant Pluto
[AP]

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Daily International News 01.21.11

January 21, 2011

Daily International News
January 21, 2011

Northeast Asia
China
Summit yields gains for both China and U.S.
[WaPo]
Accepting the Rise of China
[NYT]
How to Gauge U.S.-China Talks
[CFR]
Heavy snow in Southwest China forces 79,000 to evacuate homes
[Reuters]
Koreas
Breakthrough after U.S. warns China on North Korea
[Reuters]
S. Korean Navy frees hijacked cargo ship, kills 8 Somali pirates
[Yonhap]
North Korean human rights act called for in South
[Korea Times]
S. Korean pastor gets 5-year jail term for illegal trip to N. Korea
[Yonhap]
Japan
Kan places priority on Japan-U.S. alliance over East Asia Community plan
[Mainichi]
Prosecutors not to indict ex-Japan Coast Guard member, Chinese captain
[Kyodo]
Japan, U.S. sign pact on Tokyo keeping base-hosting costs for 5 yrs
[Kyodo]
Japanese Abduction Victim ‘Alive in Pyongyang’
[Chosun]

Southeast Asia
Myanmar military appoints members of Parliament
[AP]
Documentary Shows Rare Look at Dissent in Myanmar Military
[NYT]

South/Central Asia
Afghan parliament to defy Karzai’s postponement order
[WaPo]
Karzai courts Moscow with economic projects
[Reuters]
Pakistani tribesmen rally against US drone strikes
[AP]

Middle East
Turkey hosts Iran nuclear talks
[Al Jazeera] and Iran: Suspension of nuclear program is not up for negotiation [Haaretz]
Palestinians protesters confront French FM in Gaza
[AP]
Saad Hariri vows to form new cabinet, defying Hezbollah
[BBC]
Car Bombings Kill Dozens on Pilgrims’ Route in Iraq
[NYT]

Africa
Almost 99 percent choose south Sudan split
[Reuters]
Côte d’Ivoire: Violence Spreading, Human Rights Deteriorating – UN
[All Africa]
Group: Third of Zimbabwe registered voters dead
[AP]
Tunisia mourns unrest victims
[Al Jazeera]

Europe
Top UK PM aide Andy Coulson resigns over phone-hack claims
[Guardian]
Blair faces second grilling at UK inquiry into Iraq War
[Deutsche Welle]
UK judge approves US extradition of terror suspect
[AP]
Prominent British Muslim Assails Prejudice
[NYT]
Belarus president to be sworn in
[CNN]
French court convicts Warner head, ex-Vivendi boss
[AP]
520-day flight simulation nears ‘landing’ on Mars
[AP]

Americas
U.S. pushes Haiti to resolve election dispute quickly
[McClatchy]
Some See a Cash Motive in Duvalier’s Return
[NYT]
UN calls for Mexico probe into migrant train abductions
[BBC]
Chavez says he won’t give up decree powers
[AP]

Domestic
Next up for Obama: Marriage equality for gay Americans
[WaPo]
Obama Will Move Political Operations to Chicago
[NYT]
Romney keeps away from Tea Party
[Boston Globe]
GE’s Immelt to head Obama economic advisory board
[LAT]
House GOP group proposes deep spending cuts over next decade
[WaPo]
FBI’s biggest-ever mob bust shows where Mafia still holds sway
[CSM]
Blackwater Founder Said to Back Mercenaries in Africa
[NYT]
Giffords taken outside for first time
[Reuters]

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Daily International News 01.04.11

January 4, 2011

Daily International News
January 4, 2011

Northeast Asia/Pacific
Bosworth calls for ‘serious negotiations’ as key strategy to deal with N. Korea
[Yonhap]
Pyongyang Joins Majority in criticizing PM Kan, DPJ
[WSJ]
Japan to Propose Closer Military Ties With S. Korea
[NYT]
From 01/03 Japan Is on High Alert as a Virus Infiltrates Bird-Heavy Regions [NYT]
China official warns of 300-year desertification fight
[BBC]
Australia floods ‘to hit global steelmaking’
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Pakistani governor opposing blasphemy law killed
[Reuters]
Afghan leader complains of foreign interference
[AP]
From 01/03 Judges Set to Rule on Afghan Election Complaints Within 2 Weeks [NYT]
Kyrgyzstan to name mountain after Vladimir Putin
[BBC]

Middle East
PM: Israel never said no to freeze
[Al Jazeera]
Iran Offer of Nuclear Site Tour Irks U.S.
[WSJ]
Israel arrests UK consulate staff over ‘stadium plot’
[BBC]
US fugitive commits suicide in Israeli prison
[AP]
Lebanon asks U.N. to guard gas from Israeli drilling
[Reuters]

Africa
Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo agrees to lift blockade of rival
[Reuters]
Ivory Coast: Africa mediation fails to end stalemate
[BBC]
Sudan president: I’ll support south if it secedes
[AP]
Alexandria church bomb: Egypt Coptic pope urges calm
[BBC]
From 01/03 Uganda bars media from outing gays [BBC]

Europe
Greece plans Turkey border fence to tackle migration
[BBC]
EU eyes return to sanctions against Belarus
[Reuters]
Belarus releases one of five opposition presidential candidates
[Deutsche Welle]
Spain 2010 deficit ‘was less than target’
[AFP]
5 ships trapped by ice off eastern Russia
[AP]

Americas
Brazil Is Poised to Pressure Beijing on Currency Policy
[WSJ]
Argentina thieves tunnel into Buenos Aires bank
[BBC]
Severed head hung from bridge in Tijuana, Mexico
[AP]
Bus bomb kills five in Guatemala City
[BBC]

Domestic
Obama Is Said to Consider Naming JPMorgan’s Daley to Top White House Post
[Bloomberg]
Food-Safety Funding Battle Looms as Obama Prepares to Sign Reform Bill
[Bloomberg]
Incoming House GOP chairmen have a long list of issues to investigate
[WaPo]
Capt. Owen Honors expected to be relieved of command over lewd videos, official says
[WaPo]
Scalia: Constitution does not protect women against discrimination
[WaPo]
Goldman Investment in Facebook May Draw SEC Scrutiny
[Bloomberg]

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Daily International News 01.03.11

January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!

Daily International News
January 1, 2011

Northeast Asia
Asian manufacturing gap narrows
[CNN]
Koreas
SKorea talks tough but opens door to diplomacy
[AP]
South Korea tells Pyongyang door to dialogue open
[Reuters]
Kim Jong-un could be NK leader by end of 2011
[Korea Times]
N.Korean New Year’s Message Puts Stress on Economy
[Chosun]
Reps draft bill to tax all Koreans for reunification
[JoongAng]
South Korea tightens rules to combat illegal whaling
[BBC]

China
China ‘in nuclear power advance’
[BBC]
China Quietly Extends Footprints Into Central Asia
[NYT]
Gambling revenue soars in Macau
[BBC]

Japan
US-Japan discussed ‘action’ against anti-whalers
[AP]
Japan Keeps a High Wall for Foreign Labor
[NYT]
PM must invigorate Japanese diplomacy as global political landscape shifts in 2011
[Mainichi]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Australian flooding ‘to last weeks’
[BBC]
Landslides, floods kill 5 children in Philippines
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Afghan peace delegation heads for Pakistan talks
[Reuters]
Pakistan PM scrambles to keep govt from collapsing
[AP]
Afghan violence in 2010 kills thousands
[Reuters]

Middle East
U.S. renews Mideast peace bid after holiday break
[Reuters]
Aftenposten: Israel gears up for Iran attack
[AP]
Israeli troops kill Palestinian man at checkpoint in West Bank
[WaPo]
Report: Iran’s president fires 14 advisers
[AP]
Somali pirates seize Algerian-owned ship off Oman
[AP]
Egypt on high alert ahead of Coptic Christmas
[AFP]
Suicide car bomb kills 1 in Iraq
[AP]

Africa
Obama to increase engagement with Africa in 2011
[AP]
Peaceful Vote on Sudan Appears More Likely
[NYT]
African team ‘to offer amnesty’ to Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo
[BBC]
Nigerian militants deny role in deadly bombing
[AFP]

Europe
Aftenposten: Germany, US plan secret spy project
[AP]
Germany calls up last conscripts as army is reformed
[BBC]
Belarus faces criticism for throwing out E.U. watchdog
[WaPo]
VAT rise will hit families, warns Miliband
[BBC]

Americas
Chavez and Clinton shake hands amid diplomatic tension
[BBC]
Mexican cartel announces 1-month truce
[AP]
Strong earthquake strikes central Chile
[CNN]

Domestic
10 things to watch across government in 2011
[WaPo]
Top 10 questions for 2011
[Politico]
Austerity is first order for Boehner’s installation as House speaker
[WaPo]
Majority of RNC against Michael Steele
[Politico]
Darrell Issa reveals list of investigations
[Politico]
Obama Signs Bill to Aid Survivors, Emergency Services in Sept. 11 Attacks
[Bloomberg]
Gov. Schwarzenegger issues last day commutations
[AP]
US Navy investigating lewd videos aboard USS Enterprise
[BBC]
Goldman Invests in Facebook at $50 Billion Valuation
[NYT]
Facing Threat From WikiLeaks, BofA Plays Defense
[NYT]

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Daily International News 11.11.10

November 11, 2010

Daily International News
November 11, 2010

G20
Obama’s G-20 Misfire
[Daily Beast]
Pessimism pervades as G20 leaders show sharp split
[AP]
Koreans Should Take Pride in the G20 Summit
[Chosun]

Northeast Asia
Koreas
Obama Speech Marks Shift on North Korea
[NYT]
North Korea Exports $100 Million a Year in Arms, UN Report Says
[Bloomberg]
Pritchard reports work on NKorea’s Yongbyon building
[JoongAng]
N. Korea proposes talks on Mount Kumgang on Nov. 19: ministry
[Yonhap]
South Korea, U.S. fail to resolve trade deal row
[Reuters]
China
China’s monitoring of activists surges post-Nobel
[AP]
Obama: US, China relationship stronger
[AP] and China, U.S. presidents agree to further boost ties [Xinhua]
China inflation jumps to 25-month high in October
[AP]
Mounting inflation pressure tests Chinese policy makers
[Xinhua]

Southeast Asia
Burma court rejects Suu Kyi appeal
[BBC]
Australia refugee law case trumps government policy
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
India for UNSC: Pakistan cabinet criticises US support
[India Times]
Pirates hijack ship near India with 31 crew aboard
[AP]
Reports: Bomb rocks Pakistan’s largest city
[AP]
U.K. Commander Offers Different Afghan Timetable
[WSJ]
Audio recording reveals fraud in Afghan election
[AP]

Middle East
Iraq deadlock ends, al-Maliki to stay on as PM
[AP]
U.S. Blocks Iran’s Bid for a U.N. Board Seat
[NYT]
Iran accuses IAEA of leaking information to US
[AP]
Clinton seeks ‘way forward’ in stalled Mid-East talks
[BBC]
Hamas and Fatah fail to reach agreement
[Reuters]

Africa
Emergency polio campaign in 3 African nations
[AP]
Five Somalis deny US piracy charges
[BBC]
Tropical disease kills 300 in Southern Sudan
[AP]

Europe
ANALYSIS-UN watchdog may struggle to cope with atom revival
[Reuters]
Russian ‘double agent’ named by Moscow newspaper
[BBC]
Iceland investigates possible US embassy spying
[AP]
Italy rivals fail to break political deadlock
[Reuters]
Michelle Obama honors US troops in Germany
[AP]

UK
Facing austerity, Britain proposes cuts in welfare and education
[NYT]
UK PM calls for prosecutions after violent demo
[AP]
Nick Clegg regrets signing anti-tuition fees pledge
[BBC]
Britain to Tape Traders’ Cell Phones to Fight Fraud
[NYT]

Americas/Domestic
Foreign media ‘focus too much on Mexico drug violence’
[BBC]
Kerry says December looks good for New START
[FP]
Sources: Pentagon group finds there is minimal risk to lifting gay ban during war
[WaPo]
F.D.A. Unveils Proposed Graphic Warning Labels for Cigarette Packs
[NYT]
White House Gives In On Bush Tax Cuts
[HuffPo]
Rifle squad honors vets with 57,000 goodbyes
[AP]
A Careless Man: What the Bush Memoir Reveals
[Time]
Christine O’Donnell fighting ‘late night terrorism’ from Bill Maher
[WaPo]
Michele Bachmann drops leadership bid
[Politico]

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Daily International News 11.02.10

November 2, 2010

Daily International News – because there’s a whole world of news today…but I also got your midterm news, too.
November 2, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
NKorea makes point-by-point denial of ship sinking
[AP]
N Korea to give torpedo sample
[BBC]

North Muddies Korea’s ‘Brand,’ But South Won’t Take a Hard Line
[WSJ]
‘North Korea may become part of China’
[Korea Times]

China/Taiwan
China objects to US offer over disputed islands
[AP]

Clinton Says China Will Need More Political Freedom
[Bloomberg]
UN chief criticized for failing to press China
[AP]
British PM Cameron to visit Beijing next week
[AP]
At Odds with the U.S., Pakistan Deepens Ties with China
[TIME]
‘Chinese double agent’ arrested in Taiwan
[BBC]

Japan/Northern Territories
Japan Summons Envoy to Russia Over Islands Dispute
[NYT]
Dmitry Medvedev ‘planning new visit to disputed Kurils’
[BBC]

Southeast Asia
Vietnam’s Cam Ranh base to welcome foreign navies
[AP]
Myanmar’s ethnic minorities prepare for war
[AP]

Myanmar storm killed dozens, 81,000 left homeless – U.N.
[Reuters]
US Endorses Malaysia’s Call For Religious Moderation
[Bernama]
Indonesian volcano forces flight cancellations
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Afghan candidates and MPs call for new election
[Reuters]
US to Hand over Small Bases to Afghan Army
[Tolo News]
Plan in Pakistan to Export Wheat Generates Criticism
[WSJ]
India hikes interest rates to contain inflation
[AP]

Middle East – Yemen AQAP Threat
Militants ‘blow up Yemen pipeline’ [BBC]
Yemen begins hunt for plot suspect
[Al Jazeera] and Yemen charges US-born radical cleric al-Awlaki [AP]
Germany, U.K. Restrict Flights, Parcels After Bombs
[Bloomberg] and World airlines call for improved cargo-screening [AP]
Earlier Flight May Have Been Dry Run for Plotters
[NYT]

Middle East – Other
Iran envoy dismisses tougher terms for atom fuel swap
[Reuters]

Iraq TV station taken off air after deadly church raid
[BBC]
Syria must wield influence in Lebanon to help U.S. relations, says top diplomat
[WaPo]
Jewish-Arab relations in Israel hit boiling point
[AP]
Fayyad cancels Jerusalem visit after Israel warning
[Reuters]
Israeli soldier jailed over Palestinian prisoner photo
[BBC]

Africa
Tanzania: Chaos Reigns as Electoral Commission Delays Releasing Results
[All Africa]
‘Historic’ turnout in Ivory Coast’s presidential poll
[BBC]
Guinea election boycott threat is averted
[BBC]

Europe
4 small mail bombs explode in Athens
[AP]
Cameron and Sarkozy hail UK-France defence treaties
[BBC]

UK government may allow convicted prisoners to vote
[BBC]
More Than 100,000 Pay for British News Site
[NYT]
BP back to profit after oil spill
[BBC]
Russian imprisoned oil tycoon Khodorkovsky verdict to be delivered Dec. 15
[AP]

Americas
President-elect Rousseff names business-friendly transition team
[MercoPress]
Haiti cholera ‘resembles South Asian strain’
[BBC]
Widowed Argentine President Fernandez in tearful speech
[BBC]

Domestic – Midterms
Issue Guide: 2010 Midterm Elections
[CFR]
9 Secret Election Day Surges
[Daily Beast]
Democrats bracing for major losses
[WaPo]
5 Reasons Democrats Could Beat the Polls and Hold the House
[NYT]

Sarah Palin Endorses Third Party Gubernatorial Candidate Tom Tancredo
[ABC]
California Looks for Cash Under Proposal to Legalize Marijuana
[Bloomberg]
Pressure Builds on Obama to Shake Up Inner Circle
[WSJ]
Op-ed: Obama may just be an interlude [FT]
Op-ed: Go Small and Stay Home [FP]
EU and US ‘must work together’ after midterms, says diplomat
[DW]

Domestic – Other
Google sues US in software battle
[BBC]

Federal Appeals Court Weighs Arizona Law on Immigrants
[NYT]
Fed Will Probably Start $500 Billion of Bond Buying
[Bloomberg]
Tim Lincecum, Edgar Renteria deliver Giants’ first title since 1954
[ESPN]

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Daily International News 11.01.10

November 1, 2010

Daily International News
November 1, 2010

Global
Cluster bomb stockpiles ‘being destroyed’
[BBC]
Alcohol ‘more harmful than heroin’ says Prof David Nutt
[BBC]

Northeast Asia
China
Clinton urges Cambodia to strike a balance with China
[WaPo]
Chinese FM: Collision video near Diaoyu Islands changes nothing
[Xinhua]
China defends Africa, US investment amid tensions
[AP]
UN leader Ban meets with Chinese President Hu
[AP]
China embarks on first national census in 10 years
[BBC]

Japan
Okinawa Vote Complicates U.S.-Japan Ties
[WSJ]
Dmitry Medvedev visit to Kuril Islands stokes Japan row
[BBC]

Koreas
UN Command to Investigate N.Korean Gunfire
[Chosun] and N. Korea border skirmish likely an accident [MSNBC]
‘A year after currency reform, NK economy continues to tumble’
[Korea Times]
New Leader in North Korea Won’t Change Much, Former Chef Says
[WSJ]
Separated Korean families enjoy second day of reunions amid growing sorrow
[Yonhap]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
$400m of heroin found hidden in Sydney
[BBC]
Indonesia volcano shoots new blast; 21 more rumble
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Taliban briefly overrun east Afghanistan district
[AP]
US drone strike kills six militants in North Waziristan
[Dawn]
Final Kyrgyzstan election results announced
[BBC]

Middle East [Yemen bomb plot only]
Governments review air security after Yemen plot
[Reuters] and Germany suspends passenger flights from Yemen [AP]
Bombs tip-off ‘came from former al-Qaeda member’
[BBC] and US officials: Bombmaker in Yemen a key suspect [AP]
Bomb Plot Shows Key Role Played by Intelligence
[NYT]
UAE traces serial numbers on Dubai mail bomb parts
[AP]
Analysis: Military reflex alone can’t quell Yemen militants
[Reuters]

Middle East [All Other]
Israeli PM to visit US next week
[AP]
Hostages die in Iraq church raid
[Al Jazeera]
Istanbul suicide attack highlights Turkey’s struggle with militant groups
[CSM]

Africa
Côte d’Ivoire Votes in Landmark Elections
[All Africa]
Tanzania’s President Kikwete tipped for election win
[BBC]
15 killed during Somali insurgent attack
[AP]

Europe
Greece: Suspects carried letter bomb for Sarkozy
[AP]
Police block sex abuse survivors near Vatican
[AP]
Flooding at Iceland volcano could signal eruption
[AP]
10 alleged Somali pirates to be tried in Germany
[AP]

Americas
Rousseff Elected President in Brazil
[WSJ]
Tomas seen regaining power, pose threat to Haiti
[AP]

Domestic
CBS’ Estimate of 215,000 at Stewart/Colbert Rally is Wildly Low
[WaPo]
8-year sentence for Gitmo’s former ‘child soldier’
[AP]
Obama, Biden Make Final Pitch to Help Save Democrats in Election
[Bloomberg]
Arizona’s immigration law goes before appeals court
[WaPo]
Federal Reserve’s, Bernanke’s credibility on line with new move to boost economy
[WaPo]