Posts Tagged ‘bakiyev’

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Daily International News 11.17.10

November 17, 2010

Daily International News
November 17, 2010

Northeast Asia
China
US navy Hong Kong visit hints at warmer China ties
[BBC]
Senate advisory panel urges action on Chinese currency
[AP]
China vows to tame inflation, price controls in reserve
[Reuters]
China introduces subsidies amid food shortages
[BBC]
China cracks down on safety after blaze kills 53
[MSNBC]

Koreas
N.Korea heir apparent purges officials: defectors
[AFP]
N. Korea seen restarting two-track strategy
[Korea Herald]
Japanese media allege NK preparing nuke test
[Korea Times]
SKorea rejects NKorea offer of talks on tourism
[AP]

Japan
Japan to attend Nobel Peace Prize ceremony
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Extradited ‘arms dealer’ Viktor Bout arrives in US
[BBC]
On the streets of Myanmar, little hope for change
[AP]
Analysis: Why was Aung San Suu Kyi released?
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Trial of ex-Kyrgyzstan president Bakiyev opens
[BBC]
US wants tribesmen to fight Taliban in Afghanistan
[AP]
Afghan handover could run past 2015 in areas – NATO
[Reuters]
Police fire tear gas on protesters in Kashmir
[BBC]

Middle East
Iran says foreign planes violated its airspace
[AP]
Iran military stages mock warplane interception
[Reuters]
Have the Mideast Peace Talks Become a Game Show?
[Time]
UN pay strike closes Palestinian schools in West Bank
[BBC]
Palestinians: 1 killed in Gaza car blast
[AP]
Israel approves pullout from Lebanon border village
[BBC]
Iraq’s Talabani says will not sign Aziz death order
[Reuters]

Africa
Nigeria reports Iran arms seizure to UN Security council
[CNN]
Guinea: state of emergency after post-poll riots
[AP]
Madagascar military group claims takeover
[AP]
Madagascar votes in controversial referendum
[BBC]
Egypt frees blogger convicted of insulting Islam
[AP]

Europe
EU plays down Irish Republic bail-out talks
[BBC]
Germany steps up security on news of planned terror attack
[DW]
No charges for MI5 officer accused over Binyam Mohamed
[BBC]
Italian police arrest top mafia fugitive
[Reuters]
Serbia asks Interpol’s help in locating Mladic
[AP]
New Archbishop Represents a Shift for the Church
[NYT]

Domestic
Few signs of cooperation between White House, GOP
[WaPo]
Altman Is Said to Be a Leading Candidate to Replace Summers
[Bloomberg]
Efforts to Extend Bush-Era Tax Cuts Falter as Talks Are Delayed
[Bloomberg]
Administration fills UN reform post
[FP]
Clinton, Kerry, and Lugar: We need to do New START this year
[FP]
WH wants vote on Russia nuclear pact this year
[AP]
Black Caucus satisfied with Clyburn’s role
[WaPo]
Reid shuffles staff, an ‘institution’ retires
[WaPo]
Kucinich challenges Towns for top Gov. Reform panel slot
[WaPo]
Alaska’s Murkowski Prepares to Declare Victory
[Fox]
Sarah Palin: I couldn’t afford to stay governor
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 07.22.10

July 22, 2010

Daily International News
July 22, 2010

Northeast Asia
Chinese Backing Sought by U.S. for New North Korea Sanctions
[Bloomberg] and ANALYSIS: Chinese help is key to pressuring NKorea [AP]
North Korea anger at US-South Korea war games
[BBC]
North Korea to stage massive dance spectacle
[AP]
China accused of excessive force over Tibet unrest
[BBC]
Foreign companies in China sound off on business policies
[WaPo]
FIFA praises Japan’s 2022 World Cup bid
[AP]
Wife questions Japan PM Naoto Kan’s ability to govern
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Clinton warns Myanmar on NKorea cooperation
[AP]
In Hanoi, Clinton Criticizes Vietnam on Rights
[NYT]
Fiji’s Bainimarama holds replacement Pacific meeting
[BBC]
US drops training ban on Indonesian special forces
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Kyrgyz ex-leader’s brother held over ethnic riots
[BBC]
India state-run banks ‘turn away Muslims’
[BBC]
Petraeus Sharpens Afghan Strategy
[WSJ]
Republicans Are Turning Against the Afghanistan War
[US News]
2 Americans killed in copter crash in Afghanistan
[AP]

Middle East
Kidnapped Scholar Provides Tehran with Valuable Information on CIA
[Fars]
Gaza smugglers cut underground Egyptian steel wall
[AP]

Africa
U.S envoy to Sudan says Bashir indictment will make his job harder
[WaPo]
Archbishop Desmond Tutu to withdraw from public life
[BBC]
Kenya torture victims get compensation payment
[BBC]
AU troops harming Somali civilians
[AP]

Europe
World court says Kosovo’s independence is legal
[AP]
Spain takes in 3rd inmate from Guantanamo Bay
[AP]
Beleaguered Merkel faces press one last time before summer break
[DW]
Judge orders Demjanjuk to appear in court
[AP]

UK
Pinching Pennies, U.K.’s Cameron Goes Commercial on U.S. Trip
[Bloomberg]
London buses to carry female ordination advert during pope’s visit
[Guardian]
BNP leader Nick Griffin barred from Queen’s garden party
[Guardian]
David Cameron unveils national service pilot
[Guardian]
No charges against officer over G20 protest death
[AFP]

Domestic
Sherrod offered new job, but says she is not so sure
[CNN]
Tropical depression halts work on BP’s leaky well
[AP]
Workers on Doomed Rig Voiced Concern About Safety
[NYT]

Americas/Caribbean
IMF cancels $268 million Haiti debt
[AP]
Gunbattles paralyze Mexican city across from Texas
[AP]
Colombia recalls envoy from Venezuela amid rebel row
[BBC]
Brazil enacts racial discrimination law, but some say it’s not needed
[CNN]

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Daily International News 06.16.10

June 16, 2010

Daily International News
June 16, 2010

Northeast Asia
UN warship hearing angers N Korea
[BBC]
North Korea rejects torpedo findings, threatens war
[CNN]
Obama upholds US sanctions on NKorea
[AFP]
Diet closed as Kan rejects opposition calls, election set on July 11
[Kyodo]
Expert sees need for more China-U.S. communication channels
[Xinhua]

South/Southeast Asia
Indonesia is struck by three powerful earthquakes
[BBC]
$300 mln to cope with Agent Orange in Vietnam
[AP]
Pakistan: US bin Laden hunter on mission from God
[AP]

Central Asia
After 4 days, violence subsides in Kyrgyzstan, but ethnic resentments linger
[WaPo]
Stand-off at Kyrgyz oil depot held by ethnic Uzbeks
[BBC]
Kyrgyz army tries to get control in riot-hit south
[AP]
China flies 960 nationals home from Kyrgyzstan; evacuation continues
[Xinhua]
Taliban Kill Official Vital to U.S. Plans
[WSJ]

Middle East
Iran says to set terms for any new nuclear talks
[Reuters]
Iran plans more powerful nuclear research reactor
[AP]
EU to introduce new Iran sanctions
[Guardian]
Israeli ministers to vote on easing Gaza blockade
[AP]
Suspected Hezbollah financier arrested in Paraguay
[AFP]
Attacks threaten unusual Turkish outreach to Kurds
[AP]

Africa
2 Sudan war crimes suspects surrender
[AP]
Somali Insurgents Detain Soccer Fans
[NYT]
South Africa may pay penalty for World Cup labour action
[Reuters]

Europe
French raise retirement age to 62
[BBC]
Poll: 86 pct dissatisfied with German government
[AP]
Ireland’s premier survives confidence vote 82-77
[AP]
Tragedy sets tone in race for new Polish president
[AP]
Mladic’s family petitions court to declare him dead
[Reuters]

Domestic
In Oval Office Speech, Obama Calls for New Focus on Energy Policy
[NYT]
Estimates of Oil Flow Jump Higher
[NYT]
Op-ed: Obama vs. BP (and You) [WSJ]

Americas
Calderon asks for Mexicans’ support as toll rises
[AP]
Owner of anti-Chavez TV channel flees Venezuela
[AP]
Vatican foreign minister in Cuba amid high hopes
[AP]

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Daily International News 05.19.10

May 19, 2010

Daily International News
May 19, 2010

Northeast Asia
SKorea’s top diplomat: ‘Obvious’ NKorea sank ship
[AP] and S. Korea Briefs Diplomats on Torpedo Attack [NYT]
Japan backs S. Korea’s response to ship sinking, Hatoyama tells Lee
[Kyodo]
South Korea briefs China on ship sinking blamed on North
[Reuters]
Journalist says she confessed in N. Korean prison
[AP]
Geithner in PRC to Press China on Trade
[WSJ]
Report says 13 hurt in latest China knife attack
[AP]

Southeast/South Asia
Curfew in Bangkok after surrender of red-shirt leaders
[BBC]
Thai Riots Grow Despite Appeal for Calm
[NYT]
India Maoists kill four paramilitary troops
[BBC]
CIA chief briefs Pakistan on Times Square suspect
[AP]

Central Asia
Taliban attack biggest NATO base in Afghanistan
[AFP]
2 dead as ethnic clash breaks out in Kyrgyzstan
[AP]

Middle East
Iran rejects UN sanctions resolution draft
[AP]
Envoy begins new round of indirect Mideast talks
[AP]
Iran: Lawyer hopeful in case of detained Americans
[AP]

Africa
Kenya signs Nile Basin deal rejected by Egypt
[Reuters]
Somalia criticises US for putting pirate on trial
[BBC]
Darfur rebel chief detained in Chad: spokesman
[AFP]

Europe
Russian FM says US adoptions should be frozen
[AP]
Spain to raise taxes for wealthy, premier says
[AP]
Nick Clegg pledges biggest political reforms since 1832
[BBC]

Americas/Domestic
Joe Sestak defeats Arlen Specter, Rand Paul wins, Democrats claim victory in PA special election
[WaPo]
After 30 Years and Party Switch, Career Curtain for Specter
[NYT]
U.S. Inflation at 44-Year Low as Retail Prices Fall
[NYT]
Honduras drops World Court case against Brazil
[AP]
Obama, Felipe Calderon to talk immigration
[Politico]
From 05.18 Haiti leader vows to step down with ‘calm heart’ [AP]

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Daily International News 05.04.10

May 4, 2010

Daily International News
May 4, 2010

East Asia
Japan’s prime minister says some of Marine base will stay on Okinawa
[LAT]
Japan PM abandons plan to move US base off Okinawa [AFP]
Secrecy shrouds NKorean leader’s rare China visit
[AP]
N. Korea train for Kim leaves Dalian possibly for Beijing [Kyodo]
Thai protesters welcome PM’s offer, want details
[AP]

Central Asia
Kyrgyzstan orders ousted leader’s extradition
[Reuters]
From 05.03 U.S. to Send Trainers to Afghanistan as Stopgap [NYT]

Middle East
Netanyahu meets Mubarak ahead of new Mid-East talks
[BBC]
Israel mulls wider Palestinian control in West Bank
[Reuters]
Palestinian Authority bans work in settlements [Reuters]
Iraq arrests network suspected in embassy bombings
[AP]
Iran says plans new war games, photographed U.S. ship
[Reuters]

Africa
Uganda’s highest ice cap splits on Mt Margherita
[BBC]

Europe
Spain takes in another ex-prisoner from Guantanamo
[AP]
Ireland to reopen airspace after ash scare
[CNN]
Greece’s Costs Seen Exceeding EU-IMF Help
[WSJ]
Newspaper support in UK general elections since 1945
[Guardian]

Domestic
U.S. Citizen From Pakistan Due in Court on New York Bomb Plot
[Bloomberg]
U.S. Declares Size of Nuclear Arsenal
[WSJ]
D.C. set to vote on legalizing marijuana, already a widely used drug
[WaPo]
BP Gulf Oil Spill Reshaping Energy Debate in U.S. Congress
[Bloomberg]
Schwarzenegger ends support for offshore drilling [AP]
Seafood prices may rocket due to Louisiana oil slick; ten day fishing ban in [MercoPress]
Stars Shine at Met Gala
[NYT]

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Daily International News 05.03.10

May 3, 2010

Daily International News
May 3, 2010

International
Nuclear non-proliferation treaty conference set for showdown between U.S., Iran
[WaPo]
UN: No comprehensive climate deal this year
[AP]

Northeast Asia
NKorean leader reportedly visiting China
[AP] and North Korea’s Kim seeking lifeline in China [Reuters]
China targets `foreign forces’ in Web crackdown
[AP]

Central/South Asia
Afghanistan reports surge in civilian deaths
[LAT]
CIA base targeted by suicide bomber
[Al-Jazeera]
Indian court convicts Pakistani for Mumbai siege
[AP]
Video appears to show Pakistan Taliban chief alive
[AP]
From 05.02 Maoist strike shuts down Nepal; gov’t urges talks [AP]
Kyrgyzstan sets rewards for Bakiyev son, brothers
[Reuters]

Middle East
Arab League backs restart of Israeli-Palestinian talks
[BBC]
Iraq starts vote recount, may take almost 2 weeks
[Reuters]

Africa
At least 45 dead in Somalia mosque attack
[CNN]
ANC’s youth leader faces hearing
[BBC]
Darfur rebels suspend peace talks, blaming clashes
[Reuters]

Europe
UK election poll: Tories leading but no majority
[AP]

Domestic
Pakistani Taliban promise US attacks post-NY scare
[AP]
Obama defends his US oil slick response
[AFP]
Tens of Thousands March Across the US to Protest Arizona’s New Immigration Bill
[MercoPress]
In United-Continental Deal, a Coast-to-Coast Behemoth
[NYT]

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Daily International News 04.27.10

April 27, 2010

Daily International News
April 27, 2010

East/Southeast Asia
Burma leaders ‘shed uniforms for polls’
[BBC]
Australia shelves key emissions trading scheme
[BBC]
South Korean Growth Accelerates, Government Warns on Won Gains
[Bloomberg]
Okada stresses U.S. Marines’ role for Japan’s defense
[Kyodo]

Central Asia
U.N. shuts mission in Afghanistan’s Kandahar
[Reuters]
Karzai’s brother says UN should not leave south
[AP]
Kyrgyz interim government charges Bakiyev over massacre
[Reuters]
Private zoo discovered at Kyrgyz ex-leader’s home
[BBC]

Middle East
Iraqi panel voids candidacies of 52 substitutes in March vote
[LAT]
Israeli forces demolish settlers’ ‘Obama’s Shack’
[AP]
Iran FM hopeful for nuke fuel deal, no sanctions
[AP]

Africa
Bashir Wins Election as Sudan Edges Toward Split
[NYT]
War crimes court rejects new bid to try Darfur rebel chief
[AFP]

Europe
Ukraine parliament hit by brawl, eggs, smoke bombs
[AP]
Belgian PM’s resignation accepted
[CNN]
General election 2010 live blog
[Guardian UK]
Electioneering row as Boris Johnson opens East London Line at ceremony
[Times UK]

Americas/Domestic
Mexican officials condemn Arizona’s tough new immigration law
[WaPo]
Arizona immigration law puts police in ‘impossible situation’
[CSM] [Economist]
The hub nation: Immigration places America at the centre of a web of global networks. So why not make it easier?
Venezuela’s Chavez rebuffs Pentagon report
[AP]

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Daily International News 04.23.10

April 23, 2010

Please excuse my absence for the last few days – I was at the US Court of Appeals yesterday listening in on the Uyghur former detainee resettlement appeal. News below!

Daily International News
April 23, 2010

Northeast Asia
Clinton urges North Korea to avoid provocative actions
[Reuters]
North Korea ‘to seize property at Kumgang resort’
[BBC via KCNA]
Monks ‘asked to leave Qinghai quake zone’
[BBC]

Central/South/SE Asia
Thailand’s red shirts say open to talks with govt
[Reuters]
Bakiyev ‘will not return to Kyrgyzstan as president’
[BBC]
Nato sets out plans to transfer control in Afghanistan
[BBC]
Once-docile Afghan parliament stands up to Karzai and becomes an ally of U.S.
[WaPo]
From 04.22 Killings Rattle Pakistan’s Swat Valley [NYT]

Middle East
Israel PM seeks new plan as US envoy visits-report
[Reuters]
Bomb attacks near Baghdad Shia mosques kill dozens
[BBC]
Zimbabwe’s Mugabe backs Ahmadinejad on nuclear Iran
[Reuters]
Iran agrees belatedly to better monitoring-diplomats
[Reuters]

Africa
Meningitis kills 718 in Burkina Faso
[AP]
Opposition leader Ingabire released in Rwanda
[BBC]

Europe
U.S. Resists Push by Allies for Tactical Nuclear Cuts
[NYT]
Greece asks for EU-IMF bailout
[AP]
Europe’s air traffic ‘back to normal’
[BBC]
From 04.22 Belgium plunged into crisis as PM offers resignation [AFP]

Americas
Paraguay president wants military rule in north
[AP]
Oil slick spreads from sunken rig
[CNN]

Domestic
Democrats plan to introduce bill to blunt ruling on political spending
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 04.20.10

April 20, 2010

Daily International News
April 20, 2010

East/Southeast Asia
North Korea readying for third nuclear test: report
[Reuters]
Nuclear talks not possible if Pyongyang linked to sinking of S. Korean ship
[Yonhap]

U.S. to Pursue Effort on China Currency, Levin Says
[BusinessWeek]
Army deploys against Thailand’s ‘red shirt’ protesters
[CSM]

Central/South Asia
Ousted Kyrgyz leader Kurmanbek Bakiyev ‘in Belarus’
[BBC]

Kyrgyz interim leaders struggle to quell unrest
[Reuters]
Afghan deputy mayor slain as he prays in mosque
[AP]

Pakistan: President Gives Up Expanded Powers
[NYT]

Middle East
High-ranking al-Qaida in Iraq leader killed
[AP]
US summons Syrian envoy over Hezbollah
[BBC]

Turkey offers to act as Iran intermediary
[AFP]
Azerbaijan puts off joint military drills with US
[AP]

Africa
East Sudan parties concede defeat, cry fraud
[Reuters]
MPs in Djibouti scrap term limits
[BBC]
Somali pirates seize 3 Thai ships with 77 crew
[AP]

Europe
New volcanic ash cloud threatens to close British airspace again
[Guardian]
UK regulator launches Goldman probe
[FT]

Americas
Cuba’s Catholic cardinal says country in crisis
[AP]
Chavez hosts Latin American allies for summit
[AP]

Domestic
Goldman Sachs taps ex-White House counsel
[Politico]
Obama Reverses Bush Sex-Discrimination Policy in School Sports
[Bloomberg]

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Daily International News 04.19.10

April 19, 2010

Daily International News
April 19, 2010

East Asia
Tokyo struggles to solve US marine base dispute
[FT]
South Korean president in vow over sunken warship
[BBC]

China quake death toll nears 2,000
[Reuters]
KCNA: Change to Japanese textbooks criticized
KCNA: DPRK criticizes Nuclear Security Summit results

Southeast Asia
Burma’s ‘forgotten’ Chin people suffer abuse
[BBC]
Thai army moves into Bangkok business district
[BBC]

Central Asia
Ousted Kyrgyzstan leader Bakiyev ‘leaves Kazakhstan’
[BBC]

Fresh resistance as Kyrgyz leaders vow reforms
[Reuters]

Middle East
‘Palestinians will rule themselves’ says Ehud Barak
[BBC]

Iraqi panel orders recount of Baghdad votes
[AP]
Iran says to start work on new enrichment plant
[Reuters]

Europe
Airlines condemn ‘European mess’
[BBC]
UK sends in navy to help ash cloud crisis
[CNN]
Nick Clegg nearly as popular as Winston Churchill
[Times UK]
Turkish Cypriot hard-liner wins election
[AP]

Africa
No date set for delayed Sudan election results
[AFP]

Sudan state media report Bashir poll lead
[Reuters]
04.18 Video of Nigeria killings prompts outrage, arrest of officers [LAT]

Domestic
From 04.18 Gates Pushes Back on Report of Memo About Iran Policy [NYT]
Toyota Said to Agree to Pay $16.4 Million U.S. Fine
[Bloomberg]
From 04.18 Foes may target Kagan’s stance on military recruitment at Harvard [WaPo]