Posts Tagged ‘asia’

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Daily International News 08.26.11

August 26, 2011

Daily International News
August 26, 2011

Northeast Asia
Biden Leaves Asia Offering a No-Apology Message to U.S. Audience
[Bloomberg]
Japan
Kan bows out, says he did best he could
[Japan Times]
Analysis: Prime Minister’s Departure Underscores Japan’s Search for Leadership
[NYT]
DPJ leadership hopefuls must tackle foreign diplomacy, long-neglected after disasters
[Mainichi]
Japan nuke plant radiation leak exceeds Hiroshima
[AP]
Koreas
Kim renews push for resuming NKorean nuclear talks
[AP]
Judge rejects motions to dismiss North Korea leak case
[POLITICO]
N. Korean leader tours industrial facilities in China
[Yonhap]
Doors to dialogue open for North Korea: U.S. diplomat
[Yonhap]
China/Taiwan
China issues protest over US report on military
[AP]
China law change would allow secret detentions
[AP]
New Tibet boss does not mention Dalai Lama
[AP]
China charges 3 in death of Buddhist monk
[AP]
Taiwan ex-president Chen Shui-bian gets extra jail term
[BBC]
China bars some Lady Gaga hits from download sites
[AP]
China Foreign Ministry increases news conferences
[AP]
China, France agree to discuss yuan flexibility
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Burmese Wary of ‘Democracy,’ After Decades of Oppression
[NYT]
6 killed, 1 wounded in Thailand’s violent south
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Son of assassinated Pakistani governor kidnapped
[Reuters]
India’s parliament set for corruption debate
[Al Jazeera]
Police: Bomb explodes at outdoor mosque in Afghanistan, kills 4
[AP]

Middle East
Syrian forces fire at Friday prayers protests
[Reuters]
Israel, Gaza militants agree to halt fire
[Reuters]
Israel to OK thousands of Egyptian troops in Sinai – report
[Reuters]

Africa
Libyan rebels storm Gaddafi stronghold
[Al Jazeera]
AP sources: White House wants NATO to hunt for WMD in Libya
[AP]
U.S. May Buy Looted Libyan Missiles Sold in Mali’s Black Market
[Bloomberg]
Rebels send in special forces to hunt for Gaddafi
[Reuters]
7 killed in bombing on UN building in Nigeria
[AP]
African Union pledges drought aid
[Al Jazeera]

Europe
Breakaway Georgian region elects president
[AP]
Home Secretary in social media talks after riots
[AFP]
Nick Clegg: I will refuse to let human rights laws be weakened
[Guardian]
Greece battles huge forest fire near Turkish border
[Reuters]
Rhino Horns Put Europe’s Museums on Thieves’ Must-Visit List
[NYT]

Americas
Mexico casino attack leaves at least 53 dead
[WaPo]
U.S. Widens Role in Mexican Fight
[NYT]
Tens of thousands in the streets confirm support for Chile’s two-day strike
[MercoPress]

Domestic
Irene targets U.S. coast, many evacuate, cities brace
[Reuters]
Stocks slide ahead of Bernanke speech
[AP]
Second-Quarter G.D.P. Revised Down to 1%
[NYT]
Free-Trade Agreements Stuck in Obama-Republican Impasse
[NYT]
Biden thanks servicemen and women in Hawaii
[AP]
“Centrist” Jon Huntsman Isn’t Really All That Moderate After All
[TPM]
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has a challenger — from the left
[LAT]
In memoir, Cheney defends decisions, Bush as president
[WaPo]
Strauss-Kahn gets passport back after US case dropped
[BBC]

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Daily International News 04.13.11

April 13, 2011

Daily International News
April 13, 2011

Northeast Asia
Asia-Pacific Governments Play Catch-Up on Minimum Wages
[NYT]
Obama’s top China hand Jeffrey Bader leaves job
[Taipei Times]

China
US says China’s navy has been less aggressive in 2011
[BBC]
Chinese democracy activist charged with subversion
[AP]

Ai Weiwei’s wife: ‘Still no information’
[BBC]
US: China’s 1st aircraft carrier watched by region
[AP]
China security puts Tibetan monastery on lockdown
[AP]
Japan
TEPCO still working on plan to end Japan nuclear crisis
[Reuters]
Japan nuclear plant evacuees demand compensation
[AP]
Japan’s government downgrades its outlook for growth
[BBC]
Solace in the Stadium as Baseball Resumes in Japan
[NYT]
Korea
AmCit detained in DPRK likely Korean-American from CA
[JoongAng]

South Korea raises inflation forecast as prices rise
[BBC]
S.Korea simulates N.Korea attack on nuclear site
[Straits Times]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
EU eases Burma sanctions on some civilian ministers
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
CIA, Pakistan look to repair widening rift
[WaPo]
Afghan police: Suicide bomber kills 10
[AP]
2 US missile attacks kill 6 near Afghan border
[AP]

Middle East
U.S. plans new push on Arab-Israeli peace: Clinton
[Reuters]

Daughter of prominent rights activist in Bahrain on hunger strike
[CNN]
Women march in Syria to demand jailed men be freed
[Reuters]
Rival Military Factions Clash in Yemen
[NYT]
Top White House aide delivers Obama letter to Saudi king
[WaPo]

Africa
Clinton’s ‘Failed State’ Warning Hangs Over Libyan Conflict
[Bloomberg]

Doha meeting reveals divisions on Libya
[Reuters]
Delegates Meet in Support of Libya Rebels
[NYT]
Clinton off to Berlin for NATO talks on Libya
[AP]
2 blasts heard outside Libyan capital
[AP]

Egyptian Prosecutors Order 15-Day Detention of Mubarak
[NYT]
Egypt’s Mubarak detained and army win protest respite
[Reuters]
Ivory Coast generals pledge loyalty to Ouattara
[WaPo]
Ivory Coast president: strongman will face charges
[AP]

Reprisals rock Ivory Coast after strongman deposed
[AP]
Swazi police fire tear gas on teachers for 2nd day
[AP]

Europe
Belarus questions dissidents in subway bombing
[AP]

Dutch anti-Islam politician’s speech trial resumes
[AP]
Russia’s space chief promises new spaceship
[AP]
Medvedev to decide soon on second term
[FT]

More than 800 approach Austrian church abuse commission
[Reuters]

Americas
Brazil lawmakers to propose referendum on gun law
[BBC]
Mexico: Zetas cartel blamed over Tamaulipas mass graves
[BBC]

Domestic
President Obama’s debt speech: What to watch for
[WaPo]
Lawmakers urge Obama to accept mandatory restraints on spending
[WaPo]
Obama Said to Call for Curbing Entitlements, Raising Taxes
[Bloomberg]
Seeking Execution Drug, States Cut Legal Corners
[NYT]
CIA’s brain drain: Since 9/11, some top officials have moved to private sector
[WaPo]
Congress, in a First, Removes an Animal From the Endangered Species List
[NYT]
Sidney Harman, audio equipment mogul and owner of Newsweek, dies at 92
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 02.09.11

February 9, 2011

Daily International News
February 9, 2011

Northeast Asia
Pentagon highlights threats from Asia in strategy report
[TWT]
Koreas
Korea talks “collapse” in setback for nuclear dialogue
[Reuters]
S. Korea backing away from potential Red Cross talks with N. Korea
[Yonhap]
N. Korea denies ship sinking, defends artillery attack
[Kyodo]
Tough Woman Plays Key Role in Inter-Korean Talks
[Chosun]
Somali pirates free South Korean ship and 43 crew
[AP]
China/Taiwan
Taiwan general Lo Hsien-che held on China spy charges
[BBC]
Ma calls for use of term ‘mainland’
[Global Times]
Facebook expands Asia operation with Hong Kong office
[BBC]
Japan
Japan’s emperor to undergo heart tests
[AP]
Sumo grand champion apologises over scandal‎
[BBC]

South/Southeast/Central Asia
Thais, Cambodia face diplomatic pressure to end dispute
[Reuters]
Pakistan officials hopeful on held American spat
[AP]
Pakistani cabinet resigns as part of revamp plan
[Reuters]
Afghanistan Jalalabad university is bombed
[BBC]

Middle East
Middle East peace process at risk, William Hague says
[BBC]
Iranian Dissident Says Planned March Will Test Regime
[NYT]
Bombings in northern Iraq kill 7
[AP]
Egyptian opposition defiant over VP’s warning of coup
[AP]
Opposition: Mubarak must act now or risk ‘complete chaos’
[WaPo]

Africa
South Sudan minister shot dead in Juba – army
[Reuters]
Charles Taylor boycotts war crimes trial again
[AP]

Europe
Three arrested in connection with Moscow bomb – report
[Reuters]
Prosecutors Seek Immediate Trial in Berlusconi Sex Case
[NYT]
Britain Reaches Deal With Banks on Lending and Pay
[NYT]
Archbishop of Canterbury backs votes for prisoners
[Guardian]
German Central Bank Undercuts ‘Rumors’ Surrounding President
[NYT]

Americas
Haiti’s ex-leader Aristide ‘seeks no political role’
[BBC]
Salvador prez: Obama to visit El Salvador in March
[AP]
Prison riot in Brazil’s Maranhao state leaves six dead
[BBC]

Domestic
US Assange Probe Hits Snag
[WSJ]
Obama, Biden to lunch with Republican leaders
[AP]
House rejects measure that would extend key Patriot Act provisions through December
[WaPo]
McDonnell is handed legislative defeat as Virginia assembly drops bill to privatize liquor stores
[WaPo]
Investing more in high-speed rail will keep U.S. competitive, White House says
[WaPo]
Fannie, Freddie Could Be Phased Out Under Treasury Housing Plan
[Bloomberg]
Obama’s Approval Rating on Deficit Sinks to New Low
[Gallup]

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Daily International News 01.27.11

January 27, 2011

Daily International News
January 27, 2011

Northeast Asia
US considers boosting force in Asia: Pentagon
[JoongAng]

Koreas
US says China wants to contain NKorea
[FT]
Expert: NKorea won’t see improved ties with SKorea
[AP]
‘NK fatigue growing in China’
[Korea Times]
Defector Reflects on North Korea Through Art
[WSJ]
China
China to step up controversial technology plans
[AP]
China Will Face Crisis Within 5 Years, 45% of Investors in Global Poll Say
[Bloomberg]
Japan
Japanese, US troops hold major war games
[AP]

Volcano erupts in southern Japan
[Xinhua]
Japan’s credit rating downgraded by Standard & Poor’s
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Shark nations failing on conservation pledges
[BBC]
Australian government proposes temporary flood relief tax
[Guardian]

South/Central Asia
Indian official Sonawane’s murder prompts mass protest
[BBC]
Police: US consular official kills 2 gunmen in Pakistan
[AP]

U.S. Lobbies Afghanistan to Release Christian Converts
[WSJ]

N. Africa/Middle East Unrest-related
Unrest spells end to Mideast dynasties
[FT]
Thousands rally in Yemen, joining Tunisia and Egypt in anti-government protests
[Haaretz]
Tunisia may purge Ben Ali loyalists
[Al Jazeera]
Obama Poised to Step Up Criticism of Mubarak If Crackdown Is Intensified
[Bloomberg] and Mubarak ruling party says it’s ready for dialogue [AP]

ElBaradei to return as Egypt unrest enters third day
[Reuters]

Middle East
Hezbollah-backed Lebanon PM seeks good US ties
[AP]
Israeli settlers kill Palestinian in West Bank – witnesses
[Reuters]
Bomb at Baghdad funeral in Shia Muslim area kills 37
[BBC]

Africa
Ugandan gay activist beaten to death after threats
[Reuters]
Mandela, 92, hospitalized for tests in S. Africa [AP]

Europe
Alexander Lukashenko to be banned from EU
[Guardian]
Russian Islamist wanted for Moscow blast – report
[Reuters]
‘Second underage girl’ named in Berlusconi sex case
[BBC]
At Davos, Sarkozy says he and Merkel will never abandon euro
[Reuters]

Americas
Haiti Candidate Celestin Is Cut
[WSJ]
Colombian coal mine blast kills 21 workers
[BBC]

Domestic
US Utah ‘biological’ army base ‘locked down’
[BBC]
Dealing With Assange and the Secrets He Spilled
[NYT]
Social Security fund will be drained by 2037
[AP]
Obama vows to end enforcement of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ this year
[WaPo]
Harry Reid tells Obama he’s ‘wrong’ on earmarks and should ‘back off’ (video)
[WaPo]

Sarah Palin turns Obama’s ‘Win the future’ into ‘WTF’ (video)
[WaPo]
DHS to Scrap Color Code Terror Alerts by April
[ABC]

Republicans want a return to workplace immigration raids
[LAT]
To target Fox News over ‘Nazi’ label, rabbis make use of Murdoch’s other media
[WaPo]
Senate tea party: Members wanted
[POLITICO]
Michele Bachmann poses challenge for GOP
[POLITICO]
Snowstorm Wallops Northeast, Piling on the Misery
[ABC]

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Daily International News 12.07.10

December 7, 2010

Daily International News
December 7, 2010

WikiLeaks
WikiLeaks cables reveal secret Nato plans to defend Baltics from Russia
[Guardian]
WikiLeaks: US Senator Joe Lieberman suggests New York Times could be investigated
[Guardian]

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange refused bail
[BBC]
China says it hopes leaks do not hurt US ties
[AP]

Northeast Asia
Koreas
N.M. Gov. Bill Richardson may head to North Korea
[WaPo]

Clinton Cites China Role on North Korea; Mullen Heads to Region
[Bloomberg]
U.S., Allies Remain Opposed to Nuclear Talks with North Korea
[GSN]
Austrian convicted for yacht sale to North Korean leader
[Reuters]

North Korea Is Sign of Chilled U.S.-China Relations
[NYT]
SKorea to make islands near NKorea ‘fortresses’
[AP]

S.Korea live-fire drill enters second day
[AFP]

China
China to award prize to rival Nobel
[AP]

Nobel Peace Prize faces boycotts over Liu Xiaobo
[BBC]
Pacific commander calls for more Chinese influence
[AP]
China on path to redemption in Cancún
[Guardian]
China to choose Catholic heads; Vatican ties tense
[AP]

Japan
Japan, India pressed to curb child abductions
[AP]
Japan probe reaches Venus, prepares to enter orbit
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Senior US official visits Myanmar
[AP]

Michelle Yeoh discusses film role with Aung San Suu Kyi
[BBC]
Giant fossil bird found on ‘hobbit’ island of Flores
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Suicide attack on Balochistan chief minister’s convoy
[BBC]
Arrest Made in Afghan Disfigurement Case
[NYT]
Karzai abandons plan to scrap private security firms
[BBC]

Cameron ‘cautiously optimistic’ on Afghan pullout
[AFP]

Middle East
Iran nuclear talks: New round agreed in Geneva
[BBC]
Israel: US too consumed by WikiLeaks to talk peace
[AP]

Egypt election: Hosni Mubarak’s NDP sweeps second round
[BBC]
Shark attacks not linked to Mossad says Israel
[BBC]

Africa
Nigeria graft agency charges Dick Cheney, Halliburton boss
[Reuters]
West Africa bloc recognises Ouattara as Ivory Coast leader
[Reuters]
Ivory Coast deadlock: Food shortages and price rises
[BBC]

Europe
EU agrees to back Russia’s WTO entry
[Reuters]
Irish Republic budget: Taxes and cuts unveiled
[BBC]
Pisa literacy survey: Finland loses top spot to Asians
[BBC]

Domestic
Pearl Harbor survivors gather 69 years later
[AP]

Northeast, Midwest to Lose Clout as U.S. Redraws House Seats
[Bloomberg]
Citigroup stake sale creates $12bn profit for US
[BBC]
Obama Confronts Pushback From Democrats Over Tax Deal
[Bloomberg]
Obama Summons CEOs to White House for Talks
[Bloomberg]
Elizabeth Edwards Stops Cancer Treatment
[Daily Beast]

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Daily International News 11.15.10

November 15, 2010

Daily International News
November 15, 2010

POTUS Asia Trip Wrap-Up
Obama Returns From Asia Confronted With Unfinished Business
[Bloomberg]
Back from Asia, Obama weighs strategic partnerships, China’s economic muscle
[CSM]
CSM Op-ed: Obama in Japan: what a difference a bad year makes
[CSM] and CSM Op-ed: US-Japan alliance is ripe for renewal [CSM]
Obama, Bush and America’s Limits
[Time]
Obama’s Asian trip shows limits on global stage
[AP]
No concrete plans from APEC summit
[IHT]
China Yuan Falls After G-20, APEC Meetings; Central Parity Higher
[WSJ]

Northeast Asia
Korea
N.Korea ‘Building Nuclear Reactor’
[Chosun]
Number of NKorean defectors to SKorea tops 20,000
[AP]
N. Korea begins mass-producing cell phones: report
[Yonhap]
Kim Jong-un Marks 50 Days in the Limelight
[Chosun]
South Korea basks in growing global role after G20
[Reuters]

China
Zakaria Op-ed: A ‘hedge’ strategy toward China
[WaPo]

Japan
Japan is test case for Pac Rim free trade zone
[AP]
Japan economy in surprise growth
[BBC]
Samuelson Op-ed: How to avoid Japan’s economic mistakes
[WaPo]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Suu Kyi Calls for Freedom, Reconciliation in Speech
[Bloomberg]
Aung San Suu Kyi aims for peaceful revolution
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
US to present Afghan pullout plan
[Al Jazeera]
Afghan Taliban reject talks, again, violence soars
[Reuters]
Petraeus warns Afghans about Karzai’s criticism of U.S. war strategy
[WaPo]
NATO, Russia to cooperate in Afghan war
[AP]
Indian parliament adjourned over telecoms ‘scam’ uproar
[BBC]

Middle East
Netanyahu lobbies his Cabinet on U.S. peace talk incentives
[LAT]
Palestinians slam U.S. incentives to Israel for freezing settlement
[Xinhua]
Iran: Arms seized in Nigeria a ‘misunderstanding’
[AP]
Eyeing Iran, Israel slates missile shield for 2015
[Reuters]
Muslims on hajj in Saudi Arabia ascend holy mount
[AP]
Muslim cleric Omar Bakri Muhammad arrested in Lebanon
[BBC]

Africa
South Sudan leader Salva Kiir urges massive vote
[BBC]
Guinea protesters contest presidential poll
[AP]
Somali pirates release British couple held for more than a year
[CSM]

Europe
Sarkozy Appoints a More Rightist Cabinet in Reshuffle
[NYT]
Merkel acknowledges disappointment with gov’t
[AP]
Rebels pull out of Berlusconi government
[Reuters]
Official to AP: Rolls-Royce replacing A380 engines
[AP]
Greece’s budget deficit worsens
[BBC]
Irish in crisis talks with EU nations, refuse aid
[AP]

Americas
Cuba frees the first of 13 political prisoners
[AP]
Mexico hotel blast kills 5 Canadians, 2 Mexicans
[AP]
Haiti cholera death toll tops 900
[BBC]
Troop pull-out urged in Nicaragua-Costa Rica border row
[BBC]

Domestic
Clinton and Gates Op-ed: Why the Senate should ratify New START
[WaPo]
Opinion | One and done: To be a great president, Obama should not seek reelection in 2012
[WaPo]
Live-Blogging the Rangel Hearing: Rangel Walks Out
[NYT]
Mulligans: Secretary of State Cantor charts new Mideast policy
[WaPo]
McCain wants study of ‘don’t ask’ repeal on troop morale
[WaPo]
Report: More Chinese students studying in US
[AP]
The Year’s Top 10 Highest Paid CEOs
[WSJ]
The Economy: The Republican Party’s One-Note Agenda
[Time]

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Daily International News 11.08.10

November 8, 2010

Daily International News
November 8, 2010

POTUS Asia Trip
Obama’s almost empty promise to India
[FP]
Obama supports adding India as a permanent member of U.N. Security Council
[WaPo]
Obama, Singh Pledge Deeper Economic Ties, Differ on Pakistan
[Bloomberg]
Obama skips Peace Prize winners’ meeting in Japan
[AP]
Obama’s China Ambush
[Daily Beast]

Northeast Asia
Clinton back on US soil after marathon Asia tour
[AP]
China/Taiwan
US drops call for trade surplus target amid dollar spat with China
[BBC]
UK government and business in push for China trade
[BBC]
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in UK rights plea
[BBC]
Samuelson Op-ed: As G-20 summit nears, China is unlikely to budge on currency
[WaPo]
China maintains pressure over QE
[FT]
Taiwan judges on corruption charges
[BBC]
Koreas
North Korea’s premier travels to Chinese port city of Dalian: sources
[Yonhap]
N. Korea confirms death of sailor in last year’s naval gunfight with S. Korea
[Yonhap]
SKorean police arrest 4 people over G-20 protests
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Burma
What’s Next for Burma Opposition After Elections?
[Time]
Myanmar army-backed parties set to sweep rare poll
[Reuters]
10,000 refugees flee Myanmar post-vote fighting
[AP]
Burmese election monitored by North Korean diplomats
[FP]
Indonesia
Many flee Indonesia volcano amid fears of eruption
[AP]
Australia
U.S. to Increase Asia Military Presence, Australia Defense Ties
[Bloomberg]
Qantas makes more checks over A380 engine ‘anomalies’
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Taliban Seek to Sway U.S. Congress With ‘Open Letter’
[WSJ]

Middle East
Iraq Leaders Meet in Erbil in Bid to Break Eight-Month Deadlock
[Bloomberg]
Israel moves ahead with new east Jerusalem housing
[AP]
Netanyahu Asks Biden to Press Iran on Nuclear Program
[Bloomberg]
Radical Yemeni cleric calls for killing Americans
[AP]
White House considers Yemen drone strikes, officials say
[LAT]

Africa
Nigerian militants seize workers from oil rig
[BBC]
Moroccan police dismantle W.Sahara camp
[AFP]

Europe
EU visits Dublin as worries mount
[BBC]
Italian Leader Urged to Resign by Former Ally
[NYT]
Second Russian reporter attacked
[BBC]
Cameron hails ‘revolutionary’ Whitehall data website
[BBC]
BNP constitution battle returns to court
[BBC]
Former UK MP Woolas makes fresh effort to overturn ban from politics
[BBC]
UK Catholics say 5 Anglican bishops converting
[AP]
Hostages taken at BMW offices in France – police
[BBC]

Americas
Cuban dissident backs off hunger strike threat
[AP]
Cholera may have reached Haitian capital, says doctor
[BBC]
20 killed over weekend in Mexican border city
[AP]

Domestic
Republicans May Increase U.S. House Lead in Undecided Races
[Bloomberg]
Obama opens door for talks with GOP on tax-cut extension
[WaPo]
Are hopes dimming on repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’?
[WaPo]
MSNBC ends suspension of host Keith Olbermann
[WaPo]
Cheney angered by Bush decision on Scooter Libby pardon
[BBC]
Chile miner Edison Pena completes New York City Marathon
[BBC]