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Daily International News 06.28.11

June 28, 2011

Daily International News
June 28, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan utility behind damaged nuke plant apologizes
[AP]
Tepco gets to keep nuclear reactors despite shareholder ire
[Reuters]
Koreas
‘Kim to Russia’ Gathering Media Steam
[Daily NK]
North Korea shuts down universities for 10 months
[Telegraph]

North Korea slashes food rations: aid worker
[AFP]
China/Taiwan
Beijing seeks nearly $2 million from Ai Weiwei
[AP]

Top Chinese leaders to meet with Sudan’s Bashir
[Xinhua]
China stops short of backing warrant for Gadhafi
[AP]
Chinese premier urges redoubled efforts to promote China-Germany business ties
[Xinhua]
China insists on bilateral talks to resolve South China Sea disputes
[Xinhua]
South China Sea disputes could lead to Asian war – report
[Reuters]
China rejects US Senate criticism over sea dispute
[AP]
Ma says Taiwan’s US F-16 bid ‘not going smoothly’
[AP]

First group of individual tourists leaves mainland for Taiwan
[Xinhua]
Taiwan ex-leader gets green light for jail writing
[AFP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
U.S., Philippine navies kick off 11-day joint exercise
[Xinhua]
Khmer Rouge defendant challenges genocide tribunal
[AP]
Suu Kyi via video: Dropping non-violent protest is ‘possible’
[BBC]

Film star Yeoh ‘deported from Myanmar’
[Al Jazeera]

South/Central Asia
Afghan, NATO forces nab militant dressed as woman
[AP]
Afghanistan’s central bank chief quits
[Al Jazeera]

Middle East
Yemen president’s TV speech ‘after Thursday’
[Al Jazeera]

Hamas says Gaza ready to receive flotilla
[Xinhua]
Gaza flotilla ship ‘sabotaged by divers’
[Al Jazeera]
Iran test fires 14 missiles
[Xinhua]

Turkish parliament to open amid boycott
[Al Jazeera]

Africa
Egypt court orders local councils dissolved
[Al Jazeera]
Prosecutor presses inner circle on Gadhafi arrest
[AP]
Qaddafi Has Few Options as Indictment Limits Exile Destinations
[Bloomberg]
Fresh protests hit Senegal’s capital
[Al Jazeera]
Somali parliament approves new prime minister
[AP]

Europe
Protesters clash with riot police in Athens strike
[AP]
Berlusconi ally warns of government fall over austerity
[Reuters]
U.S. Endorses France’s Lagarde as New I.M.F. Chief
[NYT]
IMF could pick Lagarde as chief as soon as Tuesday
[AP]

Spain plans new reforms before legislature ends
[Reuters]
Russia to resume buying Dutch, Belgian vegetables
[AP]
Doctors vote against cutting UK abortion time limit from 24 to 20 weeks
[Guardian]

Domestic
W.H. mum on Dalai Lama meeting
[POLITICO]

Court Conservatives Prevail
[WSJ]
NY’s Gay Marriage Law May Give Economic Boon
[Bloomberg]
Michele Bachmann’s thin legislative résumé
[POLITICO]
Obama, Republicans Focus on Narrower Deal on U.S. Debt as Deadline Nears
[Bloomberg]
Los Alamos residents evacuate as wildfire approaches
[LA Times]
Gabrielle Giffords Appears With Mark Kelly for Spaceflight Medal Ceremony
[ABC]
Report: Anthony Weiner playing powerbroker
[POLITICO]

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Daily International News 01.06.11

January 6, 2011

Daily International News
January 6, 2011

Global
New UN council to reflect 21st century
[AP]

Northeast Asia
China
China’s Push to Modernize Military Is Bearing Fruit
[NYT]

Chinese FM meets U.S. counterpart on Hu’s upcoming visit
[Xinhua]
China backs policy of no pre-emptive nuke strikes
[AP]
China law to make children visit parents
[BBC]
China improves energy efficiency 20 pct in 5 years
[AP]
Koreas
China’s North Korean Calculations
[NYT]

US envoy seeks Chinese help to ease Korea crisis
[AP] and China and U.S. Have ‘Useful’ Talks on North Korea [NYT]
Nuclear Inspection in N.Korea ‘Would Take Several Years’
[Chosun]
S.Korea’s Special Forces ‘Vastly Outnumbered’ by N.Korea’s
[Chosun]
Analysis: SKorea cool to NKorea charm offensive
[AP]
North Korea remains Christians’ No. 1 persecutor
[Orlando Sentinel]

N. Korea rewrites party regulations to boost hereditary power succession: source
[Yonhap]
Japan
Under-pressure Kan set to reshuffle Cabinet, DPJ leadership
[Mainichi]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
US protests over treatment of diplomat in Vietnam
[AP]

Flooded Queensland hit by fresh rain
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
U.S. Military Suspends 2 Contractors That Failed to Pay Afghans
[NYT]
U.S. to temporarily send 1,400 more Marines to Afghanistan
[Reuters]

Pakistan PM bends to opposition demands on economy
[AP]
Assassination Deepens Divide in Pakistan
[NYT]

Middle East
Hijack attempt foiled aboard Turkish Air flight
[CNN]
Iran says American woman detained on spy charges
[AP]

Israel says Turkey like Iran before revolution
[Reuters]
Mubarak says Israel must revise position on talks
[Reuters]
Benjamin Netanyahu heckled at Israel fire memorial
[BBC]

Africa
Egypt on alert as Copts gather for Christmas Eve
[BBC]
Ivory Coast: UN plans more peacekeepers
[BBC] and Ouattara calls for commando op in Ivory Coast [AP]

Security tight as Nigerian oil state goes to polls
[Reuters]
Sudan ‘needs clearer oil-sharing deal’
[BBC]
Tunisia suicide protester Mohammed Bouazizi dies
[BBC]
Tanzania police kill two in Arusha at Chadema protest
[BBC]

Europe
U.N. group warns of potential ‘food price shock’
[WaPo]
Hungary PM ‘ready to change’ media law if EU demands
[BBC]
UK moves to extend freedom of information laws
[AP]
Lithuania loses Euro court case over ex-leader Paksas
[BBC]
Belgium’s Flemish separatists block talks on coalition
[Deutsche Welle]

Americas
Opposition takes up seats in new Venezuelan parliament
[BBC]

Deadly grenade blast rocks Guyana capital Georgetown
[BBC]

Domestic
GOP bends its own new House rules
[Politico] and House Republicans adopt new rules for tax and spending legislation [WaPo]
Obama Turning to Experienced Hands as He Remakes Staff
[NYT]
The mystery of Bill Daley
[WaPo]
U.S. healthcare law repeal hurts deficits-Budget Office
[Reuters]
Geithner says U.S. could hit debt limit by March 31
[Reuters]
BP, Transocean, Halliburton blamed by presidential Gulf oil spill commission
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 10.21.10

October 21, 2010

Daily International News
October 21, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
North wants dialogue with the South
[JoongAng]
Activity detected at North Korea nuclear test site – report
[Reuters]

SKorean gov’t denies North is planning 3rd nuke test
[JoongAng] and Japan Has No Info On North Korean Nuclear Test Plan – Kyodo [WSJ]
Human rights vital for N.Korea ties: US Human Rights Official
[AFP]
South Korea Begins Blocking New North Korean Website
[PC World]
Eruption at Blue House over Xi Jinping’s leaked remarks
[JoongAng]
Korean, U.S. lawmakers ask for changes to FTA
[JoongAng]

China
Blast injures American student in central Beijing [AP]
US official says China’s Hu will visit in January
[AP]

US general: China buildup real but clash avoidable
[AP]
China lashes out at Japan over reported insult
[AP]
China online game allows people to fight officials
[BBC]
Chinese woman forced to abort 8-month-old fetus
[AP]
China’s Economic Growth Cools as Inflation Accelerates
[Bloomberg]

Southeast Asia
Myanmar Supreme Court ‘to consider Suu Kyi appeal’
[AFP]

Myanmar unveils new national flag
[AP]
Bomb kills nine on Philippine bus
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Afghan peace council wants Saudi Arabia’s help
[AP]
Security forces step up patrols in Karachi
[Dawn]

Middle East
Settlers start 600 new homes after ban ends: watchdog
[BBC]
US-Saudi arms deal ripples from Iran to Israel
[AP]

WikiLeaks Prompts U.S. Alert to Iraqis
[WSJ]
Official says President Mubarak to seek new term
[AP]

Africa
Rwanda to charge US lawyer with genocide denial
[AP]
Guinea: Presidential Second Round Run-Off Delayed, Says French Foreign Minister
[All Africa]
UN drops award sponsored by Equatorial Guinea’s Obiang
[BBC]

Europe
French Leader Vows to Punish Violent Protesters
[NYT]
Europe Seen Avoiding Keynes’s Cure for Recession
[NYT]
Russia earmarks 900 state firms for public sale
[BBC]
Putin’s chief of staff named new mayor of Moscow
[AP]
EU Court on Human Rights condemns Moscow gay pride bans
[AP]
Russia close to taking seat at WTO economic table
[WaPo]

Belgian woman who altered parachute gets 30 years
[AP]

Americas
Canadian commander sentenced to life for murders
[AP]
Mexican student given police chief role
[BBC]
Cuba dissident Farinas awarded Sakharov Prize by EU
[BBC]
Brazil presidential candidate Serra hit during scuffle
[BBC]
Lula da Silva promises to defend currency from further appreciation
[MercoPress]

Domestic
Efforts to Prosecute Blackwater Are Collapsing
[NYT]
NPR fires Juan Williams over anti-Muslim remarks
[WaPo]
Military wins temporary reprieve for ‘don’t ask’ policy
[WaPo]
Fannie, Freddie bailout could double, regulator says
[WaPo]
Obama Urges Democrats to Rally Behind Candidates on Nov. 2
[Bloomberg]
Republicans Seek Gains on Bailouts, Health Care: Races to Watch
[Bloomberg]
Christine O’Donnell regrets ‘I’m not a witch’ ad
[AP]
Democrats: McCain is violating campaign spending law bearing his name
[WaPo]
Report Says State Senators Manipulated Casino Bidding
[NYT]
Toyota to Recall 1.5 Million Vehicles for Brake Concerns
[WSJ]

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Daily International News 09.10.10

September 10, 2010

Daily International News
September 10, 2010

Asia-Pacific
N.Korea Marks Founding Day Amid Talk of Succession
[Chosun]
Lee downplays N. Korea’s reported next leader
[Yonhap] and US shrugs off North Korea succession talk [AP]
South Korea ready to reconcile with North – president
[Ria Novosti] and South Korea’s Lee seeks to boost commercial ties with North [Reuters]
Sharp calls North’s capabilities ‘worrisome’
[JAIB]
China calls on Japan to release boat captain
[BBC]
Japan wary of China military, urges closer US ties
[AP]
Veteran Japanese politician battles PM for top job
[AP]
More than 230,000 Japanese centenarians ‘missing’
[BBC]
New Zealand quake no-go zones remain amid aftershocks
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
US Koran-burning protests sweep Afghanistan
[BBC]
Karzai calls on Taliban leader to join peace talks
[AFP]
U.S. troops charged with murder of Afghan civilians
[Reuters]
U.S. effort to help Afghanistan fight corruption has complicated ties
[WaPo]

Middle East
Iran’s president intervened in American’s release
[AP]
Iran denies it is building secret nuclear facility
[AP]
U.S. Urges Iraqis to Try New Plan to Share Power
[NYT]

Africa
2 Guinea election officials charged with fraud
[AP]
Peace Corps volunteer in Lesotho killed
[AP]

Europe/UK
Medvedev Gets ‘Last Chance’ to Escape Putin’s Growing Shadow
[Bloomberg]
Kremlin talks tough after Caucasus attack
[Reuters]
Merkel ally Steinbach quits in row over blame for WWII
[BBC]
France to continue deporting Roma despite EU pressure
[BBC]
U.N. resolution paves the way for Serbia-Kosovo talks
[CNN]
Belgian report: 100s come forward on church abuse
[AP]
UK minister hired private eye to snoop on staff
[AP]
London Mayor Boris Johnson to stand for re-election in 2012
[BBC]
UK’s Royal Mail to be privatised or sold, government says
[BBC]

Americas/Domestic
Racked by drug violence, Mexico wary of Calif. vote on legalizing marijuana
[WaPo]
Frustration Over U.S. Economy Saps Democratic Voter Enthusiasm
[Bloomberg]
Judge declares U.S. military’s ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy unconstitutional
[LAT]
Afghans protest, Fla. pastor plans to meet NY imam
[AP]
Gas line explosion burns San Bruno neighborhood
[SFC]

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Daily International News 07.02.10

July 2, 2010

Daily International News
July 2, 2010

Japan
Dolphin hunt film, the Cove, screened in Japan
[BBC]
Toyota plans recall of 270,000 vehicles worldwide over engine flaw
[WaPo]
China
China steps up surveillance in Xinjiang‎
[BBC]
Risk-tolerant China investing heavily in Iraq as U.S. companies hold back
[WaPo]
Koreas
U.N. Security Council debating extent of N. Korea’s responsibility for sinking: envoy
[Yonhap]
North Korea book wins top non-fiction prize
[BBC]
Obama’s South Korea Trade Agreement Push Collides With Ford
[Bloomberg]

Southeast/South Asia/Pacific
UN asks warring Nepal parties to form united government
[Hindustan Times]
Five killed in ambush in southern Thailand
[BBC]
Australian Nazi suspect wins extradition appeal
[BBC]

AfPak
Gen. Petraeus arrives in Kabul to lead NATO forces
[AP]
USAID compound attacked in Afghanistan; 4 killed
[AP]
Pakistanis blame US after shrine attack kills 42
[AP]

Middle East
Fence-mending on agenda for Obama-Netanyahu talks
[Reuters]
Israeli PM Netanyahu renews Shalit prisoner swap offer
[BBC]
U.S. Middle East envoy meets with Palestinian Authority president
[CNN]
Israel’s Foes Embrace New Resistance Tactics
[WSJ]
Turkish jets bomb Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq
[AP]
Jordan nuclear deal held up by U.S. curbs – sources
[Reuters]

Africa
African Countries Form a Common Market
[NYT]
S.Africa’s ex-top cop found guilty of corruption
[AP]
Somali president seen on front lines in fight against militants
[LAT]
Rwandan fugitive facing genocide charges arrested
[AP]

Europe/UK
UK public to vote on changing voting system
[AP]
MPs urge Iraq inquiry to recall Blair
[Independent]
Britain Curbing Airport Growth to Aid Climate
[NYT]
Finland as first nation to make broadband access a legal right
[CNN]
Belgium’s Caretaker Government Takes on EU Presidency
[Epoch Times]

Domestic
U.S. Adds Its Own Sanctions on Iran
[WSJ]
In war-funding vote, Democrats cast doubts on Obama’s Afghan policy
[WaPo]
House Panel Votes to Ease Cuba Travel Restrictions
[NYT]
Obama pushes immigration reform, seeks broad support
[Reuters]
Prosecutors: NY suspect spilled Russia spy details
[AP]
BP Criminal Case in Oil Spill May Be Inevitable, Analysts Say
[Bloomberg]

Americas
21 Die in Gun Battle Near U.S. Border With Mexico
[NYT]
Mexico nabs gang leader in US consulate killing
[AP]
Argentina: Ex-dictator faces human rights charges
[AP]

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Daily International News 06.28.10

June 28, 2010

Daily International News
June 28, 2010

@ G20
At Summit, Banks Avoid New Global Regulations
[NYT]
President Obama urges G-20 nations to spend; they pledge to halve deficits
[WaPo]
Police arrest more than 600 at Toronto summit
[AP]
Op-ed: The Third Depression
[NYT]

Koreas
North Korea threatens ‘new’ nuclear deterrent
[BBC]
From 06.26 North Korea to hold rare party meet ‘to elect leaders’ [BBC]

China/Taiwan
West worries China may undermine Iran sanctions efforts
[LAT]
Trade Deal Draws Taiwan Closer Into China’s Embrace
[Bloomberg]
Barack Obama invites China’s Hu Jintao for state visit
[BBC]
Prime Minister David Cameron plans China visit
[BBC]
Obama Tells Hu U.S. Welcomes China’s Move on Currency
[Bloomberg]
China yuan rate pegged at five-year high
[BBC]
Tibetan cultural figures ‘detained after protests’
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
OSCE observers back Kyrgyzstan referendum
[BBC]
Pakistan’s Plan on Afghan Peace Leaves U.S. Wary
[NYT]

Middle East
Iran postpones any nuclear talks until late August
[AP]
Turkey bars Israel military flight after Gaza raid
[BBC]
Israeli flotilla inquiry to question premier
[AP]
Outside powers hope for continuity in Egypt
[Reuters]
UN summer camp in Gaza vandalized
[AP]

Africa
Burundi votes with Pierre Nkurunziza the only candidate
[BBC]
Somaliland election observer killed; ballots being counted
[CNN]

Europe/UK
Britain to announce interim cap on non-EU migrants
[DW]
New Czech Prime Minister Is Named
[NYT]
BP oil spill: Barack Obama and David Cameron agree BP must not collapse
[Telegraph]
Manuel Noriega goes on trial in Paris
[Guardian]
Belgium church panel on sex abuse shuts after raid
[AP]

Domestic/Americas
Elena Kagan’s confirmation hearing to start Monday
[LAT]
Robert Byrd, Respected Voice of the Senate, Dies at 92
[NYT]
Justices Say Gun Rights Apply Locally
[NYT]
OPEC: US should reconsider offshore drilling ban
[AP]
Haiti’s president picks date for elections
[Miami Herald]

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Daily International News 04.30.10

April 30, 2010

Daily International News
April 30, 2010

East Asia
Shanghai rolls out record world’s expo
[CNN]

South/Southeast Asia
India and Pakistan pledge to improve relations
[LAT]
Burma PM ‘applies to form new political party’
[BBC]
Thai protesters on defensive after storming hospital
[Reuters]

Middle East
New US warning to Syria on Scuds
[BBC]
Egypt rejects claims that it gassed Gaza tunnels
[AP]

Africa
US gives $7.5M more for Taylor war crimes trial
[AP]
‘Hundred killed’ in Chad clashes
[BBC]
UN extends Sudan peacekeeping mission another year
[AP]

Europe
Belgium bans burqa-type dress in public
[AP]
Cameron takes momentum after confident debate
[AP]

Americas
White House Says No New Offshore Drilling Until Investigation is Complete
[ABC]
Mexico charges 25 Acapulco police for drugs, arms
[AP]
D.C. press corps, spurned by Obama, invites Justin Bieber to prom
[Salon]

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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]