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Daily International News 11.19.10

November 19, 2010

Daily International News
November 19, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
Satellite images support North Korea reactor claim
[Reuters]
U.N. General Assembly committee adopts resolution on N. Korea’s human rights violations
[Yonhap]
South Korea dumps Sunshine Policy with North, opts to go solo
[IBT]
Korea wants ‘limited’ talks on U.S. FTA changes
[Joongang]
China
Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel peace prize may not be given out at December ceremony
[Guardian]
Former China nuclear head jailed for life over bribes
[BBC]
Hong Kong diagnoses first human bird flu case in 7 years
[CNN]
China policy tightening weighs on world markets
[AP]
Bernanke raps China on surplus
[FT]
Japan
Japan faces tough decision on easing weapon export ban
[Mainichi]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Burma Aids clinic eviction after Suu Kyi visit
[BBC]
Protesters sew lips shut at Australia asylum camp
[BBC]
Thai “red shirts” return to Bangkok’s streets
[Reuters]
Thailand police find 2,000 foetuses in temple
[BBC]
Explosion shakes New Zealand coal mine; 27 missing [AP]

South/Central Asia
NATO to turn Afghan security control over by 2014
[AP]
U.S. deploying heavily armored battle tanks for first time in Afghan war
[WaPo]
Tajik-Afghan US supply route security challenge
[BBC]
Turkmenistan pledges gas for EU’s Nabucco pipeline
[BBC]

Middle East
Worm Was Perfect for Sabotaging Centrifuges
[NYT]
Body of Indonesian maid found in Saudi dumpster
[AP]

Africa
Nigerian militants threaten new raids to seize more hostages
[CNN]
Calm returns to Guinea after days of unrest
[CNN]
Coup Attempt Seems to Founder in Madagascar
[NYT]
Congolese warlord on trial in The Hague
[Reuters]

Europe
Obama Arrives for NATO Meeting
[NYT]
IMF/EU teams continuing talks with Government
[Irish Times]
Germany says Namibia package was security test dummy
[BBC]
Parties in Cyrpus dispute agree more UN talks
[FT]

Americas
Costa Rica takes Nicaragua dispute to world court
[AP]
Fidel Castro appears to support Cuban economic reforms
[Miami Herald]
Lawmakers block Mexico’s crucial drug war reforms
[Reuters]
Violent cholera protests spread to Haiti’s capital
[AP]

Domestic
Ghailani Verdict Reignites Debate Over the Proper Court for Terrorism Trials
[NYT]
American Foreign Policy After the Mid-Term Elections
[Project Syndicate]
Foreign-policy setbacks deepen Obama’s election wounds
[WaPo]
Reid, Pelosi Plan Votes on Extending Bush-Era Income Tax Cuts
[Bloomberg]
Senate Dems claim enough votes to repeal ‘Don’t ask’ policy
[The Hill]
U.S. Screening All Airline Cargo Not Feasible, Napolitano Says
[Bloomberg]
Palin’s Marketing Push Flourishes Amid Presidential Flirtation
[Bloomberg]
Senate confirms Jack Lew as OMB director
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 08.30.10

August 30, 2010

Phew! After flying to Boston on a few hours notice to see former President Jimmy Carter return AmCit Mr. Gomes to his family, I’m back from the state of Massachusetts (and also New Hampshire and Maine along the way…) with your daily news brief!

Daily International News
August 30, 2010

International
UN climate body ‘needs reforms’, review recommends
[BBC]

Northeast Asia
North Korea
North Korea ‘hopes for early nuclear talks restart’
[BBC]
Pyongyang’s New Leader for the Old Guard
[WSJ]
N.Korea accuses S.Korea of blocking access to Twitter
[AFP]
Chinese state TV confirms visit by NKorea’s Kim
[AP]

China
China Fortifies State Businesses to Fuel Growth
[NYT]
Will Chinese Mining Venture Bring Wealth or Heartbreak to Afghanistan?
[Politics Daily]
China media: Police accidentally killed Tibetan
[AP]
Op-ed: China’s economic model isn’t the answer for the U.S. [WaPo]
Op-ed from 08.29: Brazil, India and China — not quite superpowers yet [WaPo]

Japan
Japan’s Ozawa may drop from ruling party race – report
[Reuters]
World stocks up after Bank of Japan eases policy
[AP]

Southeast Asia
Myanmar parties complain election fee too high
[AP]
From 08.29 Top brass in Burma resign to run in poll [Bangkok Post]
Indonesia volcano erupts again after long dormancy
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Afghan district chief killed in strike on compound
[AP]
India BlackBerry ban averted for 60 more days
[AP]
Flood spares historic town Thatta as waters recede
[DAWN]

Middle East
What can Obama say about Iraq?
[FP]
Israel rabbi calls for ‘plague’ on Mahmoud Abbas
[BBC]
From 08.29 Abbas: No peace talks with settlement building [AP]
From 08.29 Jordanian King Faces Backlash Over Role in the Peace Process [Medialine]
From 08.29 U.S. Commander Fears Political Stalemate in Iraq [NYT]
Dissident breaks with Egypt opposition on election
[AP]
Iran media call French first lady ‘prostitute’
[AP]

Africa
South Africa’s Zuma tells ministers to end strike
[BBC]
From 08.29 Obama administration intensifies efforts in Sudan [WaPo]

Europe/UK
First pictures of David Cameron’s new daughter released
[BBC]
Mandelson fears Labour U-turn ‘electoral cul-de-sac’
[BBC]
Superbug hits baby ward at University College Hospital
[BBC]
Gunman kills 6, wounds 9 in Slovakia
[AP]
Anger at German banker’s comments on Jews, Muslims
[AFP]

Americas/Domestic
Drilling to reach Chilean miners to begin
[CNN]
Economy Puts Democrats’ Senate Majority in Play: Albert R. Hunt
[Bloomberg]
Investors braced for week of key data
[FT]
Bernanke Faces Skepticism on Monetary-Policy Tools
[Bloomberg]
Muslims see Tennessee mosque fire as sign of hate
[Tennessean]
Beck Says Rally Illustrated Unhappiness With State of Nation
[Bloomberg]
Obama says not worried by Muslim “rumors”
[Reuters]
A Katrina Photographer Returns to New Orleans
[TIME]
Hurricane Earl lashes Caribbean, threatens US
[AP]

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Daily International News 07.26.10

July 26, 2010

Daily International News
July 26, 2010

Global
Global Economy May Slow to 3.25% From 4.7% Average
[Bloomberg]

NE Asia
Submarine focus for US-South Korea military drill
[BBC]
North Korea’s threats over US-South Korea war games: Another bluff?
[CSM]
Doubts surface on North Korea’s role in ship sinking
[LAT]
A Clouded Outlook: Japan from Dynamo to Dinosaur
[Time]

SE Asia/Pacific
Khmer Rouge Figure Is Found Guilty of War Crimes
[NYT]
Bus-stop bombing kills one in Bangkok
[BBC]
New Philippine leader Aquino sets out agenda
[BBC]

Central/South Asia
Afghan war logs: key findings
[Telegraph]
Karzai orders probe into Afghan civilian deaths
[ABC]
Pakistan Aids Insurgency in Afghanistan, Reports Assert
[NYT]
Burma leader’s India visit draws rights criticism
[BBC]

Middle East
EU tightens sanctions over Iran nuclear programme
[BBC]
Iran improves ballistic missile capabilities
[Tehran Times]
Israeli Arab Raed Salah jailed over spitting incident
[BBC]
Yemen forces ‘kill al-Qaeda trio’
[BBC]
Turkey requests PKK leader’s extradition
[Today’s Zaman]

Africa
ICC Bashir warrants ‘undermine peace in Africa’
[AFP]
Somalia: AU Ministers Agree to ‘Take On’ Al Shabaab
[All Africa]
Uganda president urges action against Somali militants
[BBC]

Europe
BP Said to Cast Dudley as CEO as It Looks to Rebuild
[Bloomberg]
Sarkozy condemns hostage killing
[BBC]
Oil Giant Fined for Shipping Sludge to Ivory Coast
[NYT]
Prosecutors launch investigation into Love Parade tragedy
[DW]

Domestic/Americas
Alex Salmond calls on US to release Lockerbie files
[BBC]
Hearing on Lockerbie Sets Off More Finger-Pointing
[NYT]

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Daily International News 06.22.10

June 22, 2010

Daily International News
June 22, 2010

Northeast Asia
US-Japan security pact turns 50, faces new strains
[AP]
U.S. in consultations with China on N. Korea: U.S. ambassador in China
[Yonhap]
China says “concerned” about South Korea-U.S. drill
[Reuters]
China seriously concerned over U.S. aircraft carrier reports: FM spokesman [Xinhua]
China’s more flexible yuan edges down vs. dollar
[AP]
China says it has cracked ‘major’ terrorist ring
[AP]
Joint military drill could come this month
[JoongAng IB]
UN action on Cheonan faces delay
[JoongAng IB]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan PM reverses stance on U.S. sanctions on Iran
[Reuters]
Pakistan arrests ‘German militant’ disguised in a burka
[BBC]
Refugees return to shattered Kyrgyz city as vote looms
[Reuters]
U.S. Said to Fund Afghan Warlords to Protect Convoys
[NYT]
NATO, Afghan forces capture senior Taliban figure
[AP]

SE Asia/Pacific
Security tight in Bangkok for general’s funeral
[BBC]
Australia restores race discrimination act
[BBC]

Middle East
Defense chief criticizes Jerusalem demolition plan
[AP]
Three dead in Iraq unrest
[AFP]
Four killed in Istanbul bus bomb attack
[DW]

Africa
Diamond Find Could Aid Zimbabwe, and Mugabe
[NYT]

Europe/UK
G20 leaders (mainly US and Europe) seem divided stimuli timing withdrawal
[MercoPress]
UK makes sharpest cuts in decades in new budget
[AP]
Oil execs in London slam Obama’s drilling ban
[AP]
Medvedev to tour Silicon Valley, seek investors
[AP]
Belarus cuts Russia gas transit
[Reuters]
Cyprus probes weapons on Sudan-bound ship
[Reuters]
Komorowski: pullout from Afghanistan in 2012
[AP]

Domestic
Rahm Emanuel expected to quit White House
[Telegraph]
Peter Orszag to bail next month; likely successors are inside
[Politico]
Wikileaks makes contact with US government
[BBC]
Gen. Stanley McChrystal coming to Washington to explain anti-administration comments
[WaPo] and White House summons top U.S. Afghanistan general [Reuters]
Dodd, Berman Reach Agreement on Iran Gasoline, Bank Sanctions
[Bloomberg]
Times Square car bomber details his chilling plot
[AP]
Obama uses powers to expand federal rights, benefits for gays and lesbians
[WaPo]
BP boss retreats from spill as shares hit 13-year low
[Reuters]
US Senate report says Haiti rebuilding has stalled
[AP]

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Daily International News 06.02.10

June 2, 2010

Daily International News
June 2, 2010

Northeast Asia
Japan PM quits with FinMin Kan frontrunner for job
[Reuters]
Op-ed: Revolving door keeps turning in Japan [FT]
Op-ed: How Will Hatoyama Move Affect Global Relations? [WSJ]
N. Korea’s Kim Jong-il resurfaces after disappearing amid tension
[Yonhap]
South Koreans vote for local offices amid tensions
[AP]
S. Korea, U.S. mil-mil exercises in Yellow Sea next week
[Yonhap]

China/HK
China says no thanks to US defense chief
[AP]
Chinese premier starts two-day visit to Myanmar
[Xinhua]
China to further bilateral ties with Japan: FM
[Xinhua]
China cartoon brings reminder of Tiananmen, erased
[AP]
‘Goddess of Democracy’ creator deported, says lawmaker
[SCMP]
Foxconn raises worker pay by 30 pct after suicides
[AP]
Apple boss defends conditions at iPhone factory
[BBC]

Southeast/Central Asia
Thai PM survives confidence vote over Bangkok protests
[BBC]
Taliban Attacks Shake Afghan Peace Gathering
[NYT]

Middle East
Iran Says New sanctions could mean confrontation
[AFP]
Israel deports all activists from Gaza-bound ships
[AP]
Obama speaks with Turkish prime minister about flotilla raid
[CNN]
Mideast Peace Push May Survive Raid on Gaza Activists
[Bloomberg]
Gaza Situation ‘Unsustainable,’ Clinton Says as Ship Approaches
[Bloomberg]

Africa
Libyan executions of foreigners are condemned
[BBC]
US court rules ex-Somali PM can be sued over torture
[BBC]
Liberia sends seven to US on cocaine-smuggling charges
[BBC]

Europe
David Cameron’s first PMQ’s as Prime Minister [Times UK]
Balkan hopefuls meet EU leaders in Sarajevo [BBC]
Russia launching 520-day Mars mission simulation
[AP]
Polish Pilot Saw Chance of Landing
[NYT]
‘Morally bankrupt’ Sarah Ferguson weeps on Oprah
[Times UK]
Body of gunman found after Cumbria shootings
[Times UK]

Americas/Domestic
Cancun mayor charged with ties to drug cartels
[AP]
BP Gulf Spill Prompts Criminal, Civil Investigations by U.S.
[Bloomberg]
Gores Announce They’re Separating After 40 Years of Marriage
[Bloomberg]
Party switcher Parker Griffith, Rep. Arthur Davis lose in Alabama primaries
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 06.01.10

June 1, 2010

Daily International News
June 1, 2010 [and some weekend pieces]

Northeast Asia
Japan PM Hatoyama faces pressure to resign
[BBC]
South Korea probes war rumours ahead of elections
[Reuters]
China and Japan ‘back North Korea financial sanctions’
[BBC]
Three judges shot dead at a court in Hunan, China
[BBC]
China bans evidence from torture
[BBC]
China aims to become supercomputer superpower
[BBC]

Southeast Asia
UN calls for Thai clashes inquiry
[BBC]
Thai government faces no-confidence vote over Bangkok
[BBC]

Central/South Asia
Senior al-Qaeda leader ‘killed’ in Afghanistan
[BBC]
India-US talks to focus on Afghanistan, economic ties
[Reuters]
Afghan insurgents dismiss Karzai peace “jirga”
[Reuters]

Middle East [Israel/PA]
U.N. Security Council Condemns ‘Acts’ in Israeli Raid
[NYT]
Activists send new boat to challenge Gaza blockade
[AP]
China urges Israel to break blockade on Gaza
[Xinhua]
Op-ed: Flotilla Assault Spurs Crisis [WSJ]
Editorial: The flotilla fiasco [WaPo]
Rift between crucial Middle East allies a headache for United States
[CNN]
Turkish PM calls Israeli ship raid a ‘massacre’
[AP]

[Other] Middle East
Iraq’s supreme court upholds March election result
[BBC]
U.N. Says Iran Has Fuel for 2 Nuclear Weapons
[NYT]
China calls for early resumption of dialogue on Iranian nuke issue
[Xinhua]

Africa
5 of 7 candidates withdraw from Burundi elections
[AP]
Namibia HIV women sue over forced sterilisation
[BBC]
Al-Qaida leader in Algeria surrenders
[AP]

Europe
German President Koehler quits amid row over military
[BBC]
French President Sarkozy backs African global role
[BBC]
European Central Bank’s Report Issues Warning
[NYT]

Americas/Domestic
Uribe ally favourite as Colombia set for run-off poll
[BBC]
20 to 25 Bodies Found in Mexico Mine
[NYT]
Gulf oil spill: BP prepares new attempt to cap flow
[BBC]
High Court Nominee Kagan May Get Support From Republicans
[Bloomberg]

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Daily International News 05.21.10

May 21, 2010

Daily International News
May 21, 2010

Northeast Asia
Clinton Op-Ed: US-China Achievements go Beyond Expo
[Global Times]
Clinton Says North Korea Ship Attack Requires Action [Bloomberg]
South Korea vows caution over ship, North sees war
[Reuters]
Dalai Lama tweets to Chinese citizens about Tibet
[AP]
Singapore, Hong Kong surpass US in competitiveness
[AP]
Toyota recalls Lexus cars in Japan, US to follow
[AP]

Southeast/South Asia
Thai PM committed to reconciliation but no poll offer
[Reuters]
Experts: Bangkok crackdown no replay of Tiananmen
[AP]
Cyclone Laila hits southeast India, 23 killed
[AP]

AfPak
Pakistan’s Musharraf to “join politics” – report
[Reuters]
No survivors found at Afghan airline crash site
[AP]
New U.S. troops arriving in Afghanistan quickly learn about challenges
[WaPo]

Middle East
Israel releases Hamas man jailed after Shalit capture
[BBC]
Jews in Arab east Jerusalem defy Obama peace push
[AP]
U.N.’s Ban hopes Iran deal may bring atom settlement
[Reuters]
Iran sanctions won’t stop missiles: Russian senator
[Reuters]

Africa
Salva Kiir sworn in as Southern Sudan president
[BBC]

Europe
German parliament approves eurozone rescue package
[DW]
First Trip Abroad Takes British Leader to Europe
[NYT]
3 Basques convicted in 2006 Madrid airport bombing
[AP]

Americas/Domestic
Calderón Again Assails Arizona Law on Detention
[NYT]
Leader of Mexico Indian community, wife killed
[AP]
Obama Replacing Blair as Intelligence Director Amid Criticism
[Bloomberg]
Senate Passes Reforms Designed to Prevent Worst U.S. Collapse
[Bloomberg]
BP denies coverup as spilled oil keeps coming
[Reuters]
Researchers Say They Created a ‘Synthetic Cell’
[NYT]

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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 05.14.10

May 14, 2010

Daily International News
May 14, 2010

International
From 05.13 UN elects rights violators to Human Rights Council [AP]

Northeast Asia
China restores Xinjiang internet
[BBC]
Google CEO discusses China, mobile at meeting
[AP]
China’s Premier Discusses School Attacks for First Time
[NYT]
Nigeria, China sign $23 bln refinery deal
[AFP]
SKorea: Economy can withstand NKorea tensions
[AP]
Concerns over Zimbabwe’s ‘Noah’s Ark gift’ to N Korea
[BBC]

Southeast Asia
Thai Forces Move on Protesters as Tension Grows
[NYT] and Bangkok battle: Troops fire on rioting protesters [AP]
Indonesia ‘uncovers plot to kill president’
[BBC]

Central/South Asia
In India, Hitching Hopes on a Subway
[NYT]
Clashes in Kyrgyzstan kill 1, injure more than 60
[AP]

Middle East
Palestinian boy found dead in West Bank
[AP]
Russia to sell Syria warplanes, air defence systems
[Reuters] and…
Russia defends Medvedev-Hamas talks
[Al-Jazeera] and Israeli ‘disappointment’ over Russia-Hamas meeting [CNN]
Despite political uncertainties in Iraq, U.S. sticking with drawdown plan
[WaPo]
Diplomats: Iran expands enrichment facility
[AP]
Iranian cleric defends earthquake-promiscuity link
[AP]
New al-Qaida in Iraq chief vows blood-soaked days
[AP]

Africa
Four African countries sign new Nile treaty
[AFP]

Europe
Bomb explodes inside Greek courthouse, 1 wounded
[AP]
Euro plunges as growth worries mount
[FT]
French burqa ban could face legal challenge – advisory body
[Reuters]
In First Move, Cameron Is Neighborly to Europe
[NYT]
Hungary president names Viktor Orban next PM
[Reuters]

Americas/Domestic
3 Pakistanis arrested in Times Square bomb probe
[AP]
Chile police seek associates of embassy detainee
[AP]
Obama eyes ‘next steps’ in oil spill, BP sets new method
[AFP]
From 05.13 U.S. Said to Allow Drilling Without Needed Permits [NYT]
From 05.13 Mexican candidate killed in drug-plagued region [AP]

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Daily International News 04.07.10

April 7, 2010

Daily International News
April 7, 2010

DPRK
North Korea sentences U.S. man to 8 years hard labour
[Reuters]
N.K. to return to nuclear talks but progress unlikely: former U.S. envoy
[Yonhap]

China
Geithner to Meet With the Chinese Vice Premier
[NYT]
China hints at yuan rise
[Reuters]
China set for renminbi policy shift
[FT]
Crusading Chinese lawyer gives up activism
[AP]

Central Asia
Top Afghan Election Officials Resign
[Quqnoos]
Police kill at least 4 protesters in Kyrgyzstan’s capital
[LAT]

Southeast Asia
Thai PM declares state of emergency in Bangkok
[SMH]
Giant lizard species discovered in the Philippines
[BBC]

Middle East
Iran ridicules Obama’s “cowboy” nuclear strategy
[AP]

Africa
South Sudan president accuses north of oil grab
[Reuters]
Egypt riot police break up pro-democracy rally
[BBC]
SAfrican ANC: No singing of ‘polarizing’ songs
[AP]

Europe
Eurozone growth lowered to zero
[BBC]
Putin Commemorates WWII Massacre
[NYT]
Spain: judge indicted for probing Civil War
[AP]

Domestic
Reports: US OKs radical US-born cleric for death
[AP]
Guantanamo war court resumes hearings amid uncertainty
[McClatchy]