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Daily International News 09.12.11

September 12, 2011

Daily International News
September 12, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan marks 6 months since earthquake, tsunami
[Mainichi]
Edano named Japan’s new trade minister
[AP]
Civic Paralysis Seizes Tsunami-Stricken Town Still in Shambles
[NYT]
Koreas
UN nuke agency meets on Iran, Syria, NKorea, Japan
[AP]
WFP captures heartbreak of North Korean hunger
[CNN]
S. Korea to ask foreign countries not to invest in Mt. Geumgang
[Korea Times]
S. Korean maestro leaves for Pyongyang on music projects
[Yonhap]
China
Secret Bid to Arm Qaddafi Sheds Light on Tensions in China Government
[NYT]
China trade figures highlight global divide
[FT]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
US envoy meets Myanmar’s Suu Kyi
[Kyodo]
Report: Myanmar to proceed with controversial dam
[AP]
Troops sent after deadly clashes in Indonesia’s Ambon
[BBC]
Australian PM stands by asylum swap plan
[Al Jazeera]

South/Central Asia
Abducted US nationals freed in Pakistan
[The Express Tribune]
UN pledges aid for Pakistan flood victims
[Al Jazeera]
NATO: 77 U.S. troops injured after Taliban hit Afghan coalition base
[CNN]
Minister-Counselor to Karzai: Afghan Concerns over U.S. Staying Power
[CFR]
India’s industrial output growth slowest since ’09
[AFP]

Middle East
Erdogan due in Egypt for ‘Arab Spring’ tour
[Al Jazeera]
Egypt activists condemn revival of emergency law
[Reuters]
Palestinians See a Friendly UN for Statehood, Unswayed by U.S.
[Bloomberg]
Syrian opposition to unveil national council in few days
[Xinhua]
Russia resists Syria sanctions, U.N. says 2,600 dead
[Reuters]
Gulf states condemn Syria ‘killing machine’
[Al Jazeera]
Israel Reels Over Rifts With Allies
[WSJ]
Egypt, Israel seek normality after embassy storming
[Reuters]

Africa
Raid on Egyptian Al Jazeera Affiliate Seen as Part of a Broader Crackdown
[NYT]
One of Qaddafi’s Sons Flees to Niger as New Leaders Focus on Next Steps
[NYT]
Somali troops retake town after rebel raid
[Reuters]
Somali Gunmen Attack British Tourists in Kenya
[NYT]
Kenya fire: Nairobi pipeline blaze ‘kills 100’
[BBC]
S Africa’s Malema found guilty of hate speech
[Al Jazeera]

Europe
Putin meets with Cameron in first meeting with UK in four years
[AP]
Explosion at French nuclear site of Marcoule
[BBC]
4 terror suspects arrested in Sweden
[CNN]
Germany’s euro question
[Economist]
Europe’s Markets Slump
[WSJ]

Americas
Richardson rebuffed in effort to free Alan Gross
[WaPo]
Polls close in Guatemalan presidential election
[CNN]
Mexico rescues seven oil workers drifting on life raft
[BBC]

Domestic
Global Memorials of 9/11, Tinged With Weariness
[NYT]
America Mourns Sept 11 Dead With Somber Ceremonies
[TPM]
Obama to Send Congress $447B Jobs Package
[Bloomberg]
Woodward: In Cheney’s memoir, it’s clear Iraq’s lessons didn’t sink in
[WaPo]
6 things to watch in Monday’s debate
[POLITICO]
Perry vs. Romney vs. Huntsman on jobs
[WaPo]
Tim Pawlenty Endorses Mitt Romney, Joins Campaign As Co-Chair
[TPM]
Democrats Could Lose Anthony Weiner’s Seat Tuesday
[TPM]

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Daily International News 03.29.11

March 29, 2011

Daily International News
March 29, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan on ’maximum alert’ over nuclear crisis
[SMH]
Japan vows to review nuclear safety standards
[AP]
Japan works to stop radioactive water leaking into sea
[BBC]
Koreas
Two Koreas meet on volcano risk
[BBC]
N.Korea speaker makes rare address in the West
[AFP]
US representatives meet North Koreans at secluded German castle
[M&C]
NKorea closely monitoring radiation from Japan
[AP]
S. Korea does not oppose humanitarian food aid to N. Korea: Rep. Chung
[Yonhap]
China
Chinese president urges CPC members to excel in promoting social harmony
[Xinhua]
Dalai Lama’s announcement of “retirement” a farce, living buddha says
[Xinhua]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Australia PM Julia Gillard’s computer ‘hacked’
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Scandal-tainted Kabul Bank to be sold off
[Al Jazeera]
US Army apologises over new Afghanistan abuse images
[BBC]
UK pays Afghan civilians over deaths, injuries
[AP]
Indian investigators to visit Pakistan in Mumbai probe
[Reuters]
Pakistan says 13 soldiers killed in friendly fire incident
[Reuters]

Middle East
Israel considering annexing West Bank settlements
[AP]
Syrian Cabinet resigns amid unrest
[AP]
Syria unrest: Pro-Assad rallies in Damascus and Aleppo
[BBC]
Hostage siege kills 21 at Iraq government building
[AP]
Yemenis blame Saleh as security deteriorates
[Reuters]
Ammo factory blast in Yemen kills at least 121
[CNN]

Africa
Libya Related
FACT CHECK: How Obama’s Libya claims fit the facts
[AP]
The Obama doctrine
[WaPo]
Analysis: Obama doesn’t mention Libyan rebels
[AP]
Obama Left Libya Questions Unanswered, Critics in Congress Say
[Bloomberg]
Obama on Libya: The Doctrine Is Clear, but the Mission Isn’t
[Swampland]
Obama’s Libya Speech: Daily Beast Contributors Weigh In
[Daily Beast]
London talks focus on Libya’s future
[FT]
Libya Airstrikes Make Woodward First Woman to Lead U.S. Air War
[Bloomberg]
Italian islanders block harbor to prevent influx of NAfrican migrants
[Deutsche Welle]
Non-Libya Related
Official: Ivory Coast rebels take 2 more towns
[AP]
Zimbabwe to take over all foreign-owned mining firms
[AFP]
Sudan president heads to Qatar amid Darfur violence
[AFP]

Europe
Russia ‘kills 17 North Caucasus militants’
[BBC]
Rating cut deepens Portugal’s financial woes
[AP]
Labour claims 20,000 police officers will be forced to retire
[BBC]
Prince Harry joins injured soldiers’ North Pole trek
[BBC]

Americas
Carter in Cuba for meetings with Raúl, Ortega
[Miami Herald]

Domestic
Why I called Bradley Manning’s treatment ‘stupid’ [Guardian]
Dick Durbin’s hearing on the civil rights of American Muslims (live blog)
[WaPo]
Donald Trump defends ‘birther’ claims
[WaPo]
Despite pressure to reduce national debt, few in Congress use payback program
[WaPo]
With “time short,” Congress still at impasse on shutdown talks
[WaPo]
US house prices ‘hitting new lows’
[BBC]
BP Managers Said to Face U.S. Manslaughter Charges Review
[Bloomberg]

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Daily International News 03.28.11

March 28, 2011

Daily International News
March 28, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
High-level radiation detected in trench outside Fukushima reactor building [Kyodo]
Ocean Spill Feared as Toxic Water Rises [WSJ]
U.S. helps clear vital Japan harbor [TWT]
China
UN asks China to release missing rights lawyer [AP]
In China, microblogging sites become free-speech platform [WaPo]
Amnesty: China and US among top punishers but death penalty in decline [Guardian]
Tibet marks 52nd anniversary of serfs’ emancipation, steers into faster growth [Xinhua]
Attempts to jeopardize Tibet’s stability, development are doomed to failure: official [Xinhua]
Koreas
N. Korean economic delegation arrives in New York [Yonhap]
North Korea’s Top Lawmaker Choe Leaves Pyongyang for U.K. Visit, KCNA Says [Bloomberg]
DPRK denounces UN human rights resolution [Xinhua]
S. Korean FM leaves for China for talks [Xinhua]
Seoul to shut problematic nuclear reactors after month-long tests [Yonhap]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Philippines to bolster watch in disputed Spratlys [AP]
Khmer Rouge jailer Duch appeals against conviction [BBC]

South/Central Asia
Cricket Diplomacy at World Cup May Smooth Tension Between India, Pakistan [Bloomberg]
Taliban claims to have kidnapped 50 Afghan police [TWT]
At Least 20 Deaths in Afghan suicide blast [Al Jazeera]
India wild tiger census shows population rise [BBC]

Middle East
Syria protests: Army on Latakia streets after 12 killed [BBC]
Yemen transfer talks stalled but deal within reach [Reuters]
Bahrain denies Kuwait to mediate in political crisis [Reuters]
Israel deploys new anti-missile system [WaPo]

Africa
Sunday shows: Clinton, Gates see success in Libya [TWT]
Libya raids hit Gaddafi hometown [BBC]
Libyan Rebel Gains Could Be Fleeting, U.S. Military Says [NYT]
Turkey offers to broker Libya ceasefire as rebels advance on Sirte [Guardian]
Egypt confirms legislative election in September [Reuters]
Egypt to lift emergency laws before September vote [AP]
Rumsfeld worries Brotherhood will hijack Egyptian revolution [TWT]
Ouattara Rejects New Ivory Coast Mediator [VOA]

Europe
UK austerity protest violence: 149 people charged [Guardian]
Merkel’s coalition digests painful election defeat [AP]
Italy PM Berlusconi in court for fraud trial [Reuters]

Americas
Israel asking Argentina if it stopped inquiry into Jewish centre bombings to appease Iran [CA]
Alan Gross likely focus of Carter Cuba trip [Reuters]
Honduras drops arrest warrants for ousted Manuel Zelaya [BBC]
Obama freezes out Chavez, while Iran comes courting [TWT]
Napolitano’s comments on border ‘wrong’ [TWT]

Domestic
Opinion: Obama failing as commander in chief [POLITICO]
Obama to Lay out His Case on Libya to Nation [ABC]
Obama rewarding local stations in battleground states with biggest ‘get’ in TV news [WaPo]
Opinion: Nuclear Crisis: It Could Happen Here [NYT]
The Republicans’ Hispanic problem [WaPo]
Fiscal Showdown Looms in Capitol [WSJ]
Wal-Mart Asks Supreme Court Not to Apply Class Action Lawsuit [WaPo]

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Daily International News 03.04.11

March 4, 2011

Daily International News
March 4, 2011

Northeast Asia
China Resumes Rapid Increase in Military Spending
[NYT]
Why China Is More Like the Middle East Than We Think
[CFR]
South Korea hit by cyber attacks
[BBC] and S. Korean Web sites suffer DDoS attack [Yonhap]
N. Korea toughens grip on information amid Mideast turmoil: South
[Kyodo]
South Korea says North is blocking return of refugees
[BBC]
Korea-EU FTA deal heads to parliament
[JoongAng]
Maehara admits illegal donation from foreigner in fresh blow to Kan [Kyodo]
Japan rattled by college entrance exam cheat case
[AP]

South/Southeast/Central Asia
East Timor applies to join Asean
[BBC]
U.N. urges review of air strikes after Afghan children killed
[Reuters]
Pentagon Criticized for Lax Oversight of $4.2 Billion Afghan Food Contract
[Bloomberg]
Prayers for patience as Pakistani Christian buried
[AP]
Pakistan: Nowshera mosque bombing ‘kills nine’
[BBC]
India manager ‘killed by workers’
[BBC]

Middle East
Turks protest arrest of 8 journalists
[AP]
Baghdad protesters converge on Liberation Square
[Guardian]
Several hurt as Sunnis, Shi’ites clash in Bahrain
[Reuters]
Yemeni army ‘fires on protesters’
[Al Jazeera]
Yemen rallies grow, Saleh rejects transition plan
[Reuters]

North Africa
Interactive: WSJ Jasmine Revolution Map and NYT Middle East Protests: A Country-by-Country Look
Qaddafi Strikes Rebels in West Libya; Battles Rage in Oil Ports
[Bloomberg]
Fresh protests hit Libyan capital [Al Jazeera]
LSE head quits over Gaddafi scandal
[Guardian]
Qaddafi Said to Accept Venezuelan Offer for Help
[NYT]
Egypt’s new PM in Tahrir Sq vows to meet protesters’ demands
[AP]
Tunisia sets date for parliamentary elections
[CNN]

Sub-Saharan Africa
Ivorian forces kill 7, post-election toll hits 365
[Reuters]
U.N. boosts peacekeepers in Sudan’s Abyei flashpoint
[Reuters]
AP: 53 peacekeepers killed in Somalia offensive
[AP]

Europe
Germany says shooting of U.S. airmen solo act
[Reuters]
Assange lodges appeal against extradition
[Deutsche Welle]
Austria detains ex-Bosnian general on Serb warrant
[AP]
Rate Rise Signaled for Euro Zone
[WSJ]

Americas
Trial of U.S. subcontractor Gross begins in Cuba
[McClatchy]
US: Bolivia, Myanmar, Venezuela poor drug fighters
[AP]

Domestic
Barack Obama reelection starts cash chase
[POLITICO]
Presidential hopefuls Huntsman, Romney share Mormonism and belief in themselves
[WaPo]
Republicans Dismiss Obama Proposal to Cut Another $6.5 Billion in Spending
[Bloomberg]
Republicans drill for an energy strategy
[POLITICO]
GOP Aims to Tame Benefits Programs
[WSJ]
Judge Orders Protesters To Be Removed From Wisconsin Capitol
[HuffPo]

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Daily International News 02.28.11

February 28, 2011

Daily International News
February 28, 2011

Jasmine Revolution
Op-ed: Mideast Without Despots Needs Different U.S. Surge: Albert Hunt
[Bloomberg]
Libya
Clinton urges Gaddafi to step down
[Al Jazeera]
Libya oil chief: Production down 50 percent
[AP]
World raises pressure on Libya, rebels hold key towns
[Reuters]
Criticism-hit France sends aid to Libya opposition
[BBC]
EU approves wide sanctions against Libya
[AP]
Cameron: UK planning for no-fly zone over Libya
[AP]
Libyan Gov’t Continues to Blames Islamic Militants and the West for Unrest
[NYT]
NAfrica
Mubarak given travel ban by Egypt
[BBC]
Tunisian interim prime minister resigns
[LAT]
Arabian Peninsula
Bahrain protesters block parliament
[AP]
Oman protesters stage third day of unrest
[AP]

East Asia
SKorea, US begin annual drills amid NKorean
[AP]
S. Korea not mulling return of U.S. tactical nuclear weapons: gov’t
[Yonhap]
China again cracks down on planned protests across country
[McClatchy]
China says population rises to 1.34 billion
[AFP]
Diplomats slam China harassment of journalists
[AP]
Vietnam activist Nguyen Dan Que held for uprising call
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
US repositions troops in eastern Afghanistan
[AP]
Gates warns against future land wars like Iraq, Afghanistan
[LAT]
NATO: 4 service members killed in Afghanistan
[AP]
Agriculture reform key to India budget
[FT]

Middle East
Barak: Assad ready to consider Israel-Syria peace deal
[Haaretz]
Iraqi court gives Briton 20 years over slayings
[AP]
After protests, Iraq PM urges early local vote
[AP]
Iran: Outside contact with opposition leaders cut
[AP]

Africa
Sudan: Abyei ethnic clashes mar peace deal
[BBC]
Assailants attack Congo president’s home; 9 dead
[AP]
Kenya rights group warns of 2012 vote violence
[AP]

Europe
UN chief accuses Belarus of violating Ivory Coast arms embargo
[CNN]
Belarus presidential hopeful says he was tortured
[AP]
Fine Gael to open Irish coalition talks
[BBC]
Italy’s Berlusconi back on trial for tax fraud
[AP]
British Airways worker guilty of plane bomb plot
[AP]
Call to extend Catholic-Jewish amity to Islam
[Reuters]

Americas
U.S. subcontractor jailed in Cuba to face trial
[McClatchy]
Mexico arrests two more in US agent Jaime Zapata murder
[BBC]
Carnival accident kills 16 in Brazil
[AP]

Domestic
Good Newt and Bad Newt
[WaPo]
The true key states for Obama in ’12
[WaPo]
GOP spending plan would cost 700,000 jobs, new report says
[WaPo]
Wisconsin protesters stay put; defiant governor holds ground
[CNN]
Deal on Spending Cuts Would Defer Tougher Decisions
[WSJ]
Last US veteran of WWI dies in W. Va. at age 110
[AP]
Oscar 2011 winners: ‘King’s Speech’ rules the night
[EW]

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Daily International News 02.24.11

February 24, 2011

Daily International News
February 24, 2011

Jasmine Revolution
Middle East Protests: A Country-by-Country Look
[NYT]

Libya
Obama Vows to Put Pressure on Qaddafi, Sends Clinton for Talks
[Bloomberg]
Qaddafi Massing Forces in Tripoli as Rebellion Spreads
[NYT]
4,500 Chinese escape Libya by sea; Americans stuck
[AP]
Arabian Peninsula
Yemen to ‘protect protesters’
[Al Jazeera]
Iraqis rally through social media in “day of rage”
[Reuters]
Bahrain: no arrest planned for opposition leader
[AP]
Lebanon blocks Bahraini activist from flying home
[Reuters]
Egypt
Former Egyptian minister, state TV boss arrested
[AP]
Egypt’s Suleiman survived assassination bid
[Reuters]

Northeast Asia
Charities warn of food shortages in North Korea
[BBC]

Governors to Meet ‘Rising Star’ Zhou as U.S.-China Ties Deepen
[Bloomberg]
China plans 45 new airports as travel booms
[AP]
Shanghai announces ‘one-dog policy’
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Quake death toll now 98, with 200 more missing: PM
[SMH]
Indonesian court jails Islamist preacher for spurring violence
[Reuters]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan’s intelligence ready to split with CIA
[AP]

Pakistani officials: US missiles kill 6 in NW
[AP]
The United States Talks to the Taliban
[CFR]

Afghan suicide car bombing injures dozens
[BBC]
India Maoists set new conditions for magistrate release
[BBC]

Middle East
Iranian warships arrive in Syria, witness says
[AP]
Suicide bomber in western Iraq kills 8
[AP]
Netanyahu: Israel will not suffer the bombardment of its citizens
[Haaretz]

Africa
Yemen: Somali refugees drown after boat capsizes
[BBC]
Somalia: Heavy Fighting Breaks Out in New Mogadishu Areas
[All Africa]
Zimbabwe holds 46 for attending lecture on Egypt unrest
[BBC]
Ivory Coast fighting threatens 6-year ceasefire
[AP]

Europe
Russia to buy 1000 helicopters by 2020
[Ria Novosti]
Julian Assange to be extradited to Sweden
[Guardian]

Americas
U.S. says Cuba sets trial date for jailed contractor
[Reuters]
Exclusive: Obama to offer infrastructure finance for Brazil
[Reuters]
Mexico arrests suspect in US agent Jaime Zapata killing
[BBC]

Domestic
Saudi Arabian citizen attending West Texas college charged in suspected bombing plot
[Dallas News]

Ex-Asahi Reporter Somnez Authors WaPo Blog 2chambers!
[WaPo]
In Shift, U.S. Says Marriage Act Blocks Gay Rights
[NYT] and Gay marriage policy change: Questions and answers [AP]
Wisconsin assembly agrees to union bill vote, as troopers seek Democratic senators
[WaPo]
U.S. Government Shutdown Looms as Lawmakers Deadlock Over Budget
[Bloomberg]
Huckabee, ‘Seriously’ Weighing Presidential Run, Bides His Time
[Bloomberg]
Another Runaway General: Army Deploys Psy-Ops on U.S. Senators
[Rolling Stone]
Pirates could face trial in US over American deaths
[BBC]
Toyota recalls 2.2 mln vehicles over pedal issues
[Reuters]
Space shuttle Discovery fueled for its last flight
[Reuters]
Honolulu asking for apology from Rush Limbaugh on racist China remarks
[AP]

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Daily International News 12.03.10

December 3, 2010

Daily International News
December 3, 2010

WikiLeaks
Wikileaks warrant ‘issued to UK’
[BBC]
German party urges US to recall envoy over Wikileaks
[BBC]

WikiLeaks cables on Cuba show links to terrorists from Colombia, Spain
[Miami Herald]
Hillary Clinton rejects Wikileaks criticism of UK
[BBC]
Wikileaks cables: US Mexico drugs war fears revealed
[BBC]
WikiLeaks Struggles to Stay Online After Cyberattacks
[NYT]

Northeast Asia
Koreas
U.S. Sees Greater North Korea Nuclear Threat
[WSJ] and UN ‘concerned’ over North Korea uranium enrichment [BBC]
South Korean Outlines Muscular Military Posture
[NYT]
U.S., Korea Agree on Free-Trade Pact
[WSJ]

Another option for undermining North Korea
[WaPo Op-ed] and Unification costs will be huge [JoongAng Op-ed]
China expects Washington trilateral meeting to ease tensions on Korean Peninsula
[Xinhua]
China
China says it will tighten monetary policy in 2011
[AP]

Rio, Chinalco to explore for minerals in China
[AP]
Japan
Japan, U.S. begin joint military exercises
[CNN]

Kan cements ties with ruling bloc partner amid political challenges
[Mainichi]

South/east/Central Asia
Obama in Afghanistan but bad weather blocks Karzai meeting
[Reuters]
Philippines and communist rebels to hold talks
[BBC]
Bhopal: India wants compensation doubled
[BBC]

Middle East
EU: No breakthrough expected in Iran nuclear talks
[AP]
Saudi king in good shape after surgery – prince
[Reuters]

Africa
Council declares Gbagbo winner of Ivory Coast vote
[AP]
Diallo concedes after Conde named Guinea president
[Reuters]
Activist: Civilian deaths in Nigeria’s oil delta
[AP]

Europe
Spain OKs new austerity measures to calm markets
[AP]
Student protest threat forces Lib Dem meeting to cancel
[BBC]

Americas
Brazil changes oil drilling rules
[BBC]
US says Cuba detention of contractor hurts ties
[AP]
Army captures U.S. teen hitman in Mexico
[Reuters]
UN: Cholera could affect 650,000 in Haiti
[AP]
UN threatens to pull out of Haiti

Domestic
US unemployment rate hits seven-month high
[BBC]
X-37B US military spaceplane returns to Earth
[BBC]
Obama, GOP in quiet talks to extend tax cuts
[WaPo]
U.S. military chiefs urge against ending gay ban
[Reuters]