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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]