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Daily International News 10.12.11

October 12, 2011

After a wonderful week in Istanbul, I am back! Enjoy the news…

Daily International News
October 12, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan to decide on joining Pacific trade pact
[AP]
Koreas
Opposition leader calls for reconciliation with N. Korea
[Yonhap]
China to send 20 defectors back to N. Korea: report
[Kyodo]
China/Taiwan
Russia’s Putin holds talks with China’s Hu
[AFP]
Taiwan, China to sign nuclear safety pact
[Kyodo]
Lawmakers Pass Bill Targeting China Yuan Policy
[WSJ]
China calls for firm opposition to U.S. legislation scapegoating yuan policy
[Xinhua]
H.K. leader anticipates 2nd global recession
[Kyodo]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
China and Vietnam Move to Reduce Tensions in South China Sea
[NYT]
Myanmar releases dissidents, keeps many locked up
[AP]
Press conference of “The Lady” held at Busan Int’l Film Festival
[Xinhua]
Philippines unveils $1.6 billion stimulus package
[AP]
Thai floods: Roads turn to rivers in hard-hit city
[AP]
Captain in NZ ship wreck crisis charged
[Al Jazeera]
Australia’s Lower House Narrowly Passes Carbon Tax
[NYT]

South/Central Asia
U.S. open to Afghan peace deal including Haqqani
[Reuters]
Situation in Pakistan to remain volatile: Panetta
[Pakistan Tribune]
Tiny kingdom of Bhutan prepares for royal wedding
[AP] 
India encephalitis outbreak kills 400, mainly children
[BBC]

Middle East
Hamas and Israel confirm prisoner swap
[Al Jazeera]
US aims to punish Iran for Saudi envoy plot
[AP]
Tens of thousands rally to support Assad in Damascus
[Reuters]
Insurgents Attack Security Forces Across Baghdad
[NYT]

Africa
A Top Egyptian Minister Quits in Protest Over Killings
[NYT]
Gaddafi loyalists in two small pockets of Sirte
[Reuters]
Al Qaeda’s Zawahri calls on Algerians to revolt
[Reuters]
Vote counting under way in Liberia’s election
[Al Jazeera]
Uganda MPs block oil deals after corruption claims
[BBC]

Europe
Berlusconi seeks confidence vote to save coalition
[Reuters]
UK unemployment total reaches 17-year high
[BBC]
BlackBerry problems hit four continents
[Reuters]
EU calls on banks to increase capital buffers
[AP]
EU Pins Hopes on Second Slovak Vote This Week
[Der Spiegel]
Greek tax inspectors declare strike as austerity protests spread
[Reuters]
Diary shows Germans could have known of Nazi horrors
[Reuters]

Americas/Domestic
Hurricane Jova lashes Mexican resorts, villages
[AP]
Trial of ‘underwear’ bomber begins in US
[Al Jazeera]
Hillary Clinton: Don’t cut my budget
[POLITICO]
President’s Jobs Measure Is Turned Back in Key Senate Test
[NYT]
Mitt Romney solidifies his front-runner status in Republican debate
[WaPo]
Cain ‘9-9-9’ Tax Plan Captures Debate Spotlight
[Bloomberg]
Michael Jackson did not cause own death, says doctor
[BBC]

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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 08.18.10

August 18, 2010

Daily International News
August 18, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
Report: NKorea proposed summit talks with SKorea
[AP]
N.Korea producing badges of heir apparent: report
[AFP]
North Korean MiG jet crashes in China
[LAT] and Pilot Killed in China Crash Believed to Be Korean Defector [WSJ]
Tweets With North Korea May Breach Law, South Warns
[Bloomberg]
Hungary reveals North Korean debt request
[FT]
South Korea stages anti-terror drill
[BBC]

China/Taiwan
US opposes use of force in South China Sea dispute [AP]
China Defense Ministry refutes Pentagon’s China report
[Xinhua]
Taiwan-China trade deal passed by Taipei legislators
[BBC]
iPhone-maker rallies workers after China suicides
[AP]

Japan
Japan analysing damage to tanker in Hormuz Strait
[Reuters]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
White House: US to support UN inquiry in Myanmar
[AP] and U.S. supports creation of U.N. commission of inquiry into war crimes in Burma [WaPo]
Thai Groups Denounce Website Censorship
[WSJ]
Indonesia’s coral reefs dying at alarming rate
[AP]

South/Central Asia
WikiLeaks: Pentagon ready to discuss Afghan files
[AP]
Medvedev talks with Afghan, Pakistani leaders
[AP]
Pakistan aid ‘will not fall to extremists’
[BBC]
Pakistan floods: EU pledges 30m euro aid boost
[BBC]
India panel suggests tougher nuclear liability bill
[Reuters]
Three Indian U.N. peacekeepers killed in Congo attack
[Reuters]

Middle East
Israel hits suspected weapons manufacturing site
[CNN]
Netanyahu’s visit to Greece signals strategic rapprochement
[DW]
BlackBerry users eye alternatives as curbs loom
[AP]
Iraqi Leaders Fear for Future After Their Past Missteps
[NYT]
Ireland, North Korea’s ambassadors meet Ahmadinejad
[Tehran Times]

Africa
Sudan says will deport foreign NGO workers
[AP]
Workers plan further South Africa strike
[CNN]

Europe/UK
Nick Clegg promises to overhaul social mobility
[BBC]
UK HMRC staff sacked over race abuse
[BBC]
France Prepares to Deport Foreign Gypsies
[WSJ]
Germany charges ex-Rwandan mayor with genocide
[AP]

Americas
Lawmakers in Mexico to Debate Drug Fight
[NYT]
Brazil candidates begin daily election broadcasts
[BBC]
Haiti delays ruling on Wyclef Jean’s presidential run
[BBC]

Domestic
Some Republican figures urge candidates not to focus on Ground Zero mosque issue
[WaPo]
Obama remarks on mosque take root in races
[WashTimes]
Blagojevich Prosecutors to Retry After One Conviction
[Bloomberg]
Dr. Laura Says She’s Quitting Radio After N-Word Flap
[ABC]

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Daily International News 08.13.10

August 13, 2010
Happy Friday the 13th!

AP: In this photo released by the semi-official Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA), the reactor building of Iran's Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant is seen. Russia's nuclear agency spokesman Sergei Novikov said Friday Aug. 13, 2010 it will load fuel into Iran's first nuclear power plant next week, marking the start of its launch.

Daily International News
August 13, 2010

Northeast Asia
Gates says Kim Jong-il’s son seeks military “stripes”
[Reuters]

N. Korea enacts new laws on economy
[Yonhap]
S. Korea to allow rare civilian visit to N. Korea amid tension
[Yonhap]
N.Korea ‘Plotting Biochemical Attack’
[Chosun Ilbo]
N.Korean Football Coach ‘Given 2nd Chance’
[Chosun Ilbo]
Beijing suspicious of Japan’s war crime apology
[The National]

Japan’s Renho Shakes Up Tokyo Politics
[WSJ]

Southeast Asia
Myanmar junta sets election date of Nov. 7
[AP]

Malaysia men guilty in ‘Allah’ row church attack
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan Fight Stalls for U.S.
[WSJ]

2-3% of Pakistan’s GDP wiped out in floods
[Xinhua]
Relief activities will not impact fight against militants: army
[Dawn]
BlackBerry ‘optimistic’ it can avert India ban
[AFP]

Sri Lankan military court convicts ex-army chief
[AP]
U.S., British troops to train with Kazakh forces
[Reuters]

Middle East
Russia: Iran’s nuclear plant to get fuel next week
[AP]
Lose in 2011 and I’ll quit as party chief: Erdogan
[Reuters]
Clinton prods Netanyahu on Mideast peace talks
[Reuters]

Ambassador Leaves Iraq With Much Still Unsettled
[NYT]
Saudi king limits fatwa authority
[The National]

Africa
Goodluck Jonathan ‘has right to contest Nigerian election’
[Telegraph]
Group bans Marange diamonds
[The Zimbabwean]

Europe/UK
EU budget plans for 2011 cut by ministers
[BBC]
EU attempts to repair relations with Pakistan
[Guardian]
Liam Fox unveils plans for ‘leaner’ UK Ministry of Defence
[BBC]
Danish PM hopes troops to leave Afghanistan by 2015
[Reuters]
Greatest Economic Boom Since German Reunification
[Der Spiegel]
Zero Tolerance in the Fight against ETA
[Der Spiegel]
BP agrees to pay record $50.6m fine for Texas explosion
[BBC]

Americas/Domestic
Bolivia protesters demand talks with Evo Morales
[BBC]
Obama to sign bill approving $600 million for border security
[CNN]

Pentagon push to phase out top brass causing much consternation
[WaPo]
Gates Gives Frank Assessments of World Trouble Spots
[AFPS]

Gates Orders Marine Corps Force Structure Review
[AFPS]
California gay marriage can resume next week
[Reuters]
WikiLeaks Comes Under Fire from Rights Groups
[TIME]
Investigators Question Flight Attendant Slater’s Tale
[WSJ]

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Daily International News 08.12.10

August 12, 2010
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Daily International News
August 12, 2010

Northeast Asia
China
China’s army condemns South Korean-US sea drills
[AP]
Xinhua, China Mobile to establish internet search engine joint venture
[Xinhua]
China admits only foreigners hit by anti-trust law
[AP]
Group: Tibetan businessman gets life in prison
[AP]
Hopes fade for landslide survivors
[Global Times]
Hidden trillions widen China’s wealth gap – report
[Reuters]
Korea
Korean President to grant special pardons
[JAIB]
A day after Japan’s apology, ambassador looks to bright future
[JAIB]
Japan
Japan Hints at Yen Intervention
[WSJ]
Missing centenarians cause angst in aging Japan
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan
New Flood Warnings Raise Fears in Pakistan
[NYT]
President Zardari makes first visit to flood zone
[Dawn]
Holbrooke: Pakistan Aid Inadequate
[CFR]
Afghanistan
Aid group: Fighters not thieves killed 10 workers
[AP]
Unrest Is Undermining Hopes for Afghan Vote
[NYT]
India
India sets Aug. 31 deadline for BlackBerry info
[AP]
India rejects UK scientists’ ‘superbug’ claim
[BBC]
India approves caste-based census
[BBC]
Kazakhstan
Two dead in Kazakh prison riot
[BBC]

Middle East
Israel/PA
Israel said to reject Palestinian formula for talks
[Reuters]
Resistance on Gaza flotilla more than expected, Israeli military chief says
[WaPo]
Iran/Iraq
Iran TV airs ‘confession’ from woman facing stoning
[BBC]
Iraq army ‘not ready’ until 2020
[Al Jazeera]
White House: US on track to end Iraq combat role
[AP]
Murr slams ‘conditional’ US military aid
[Daily Star]
Kuwait
US to sell Kuwait Patriot anti-ballistic missile system
[BBC]

Africa
South Sudan independence vote ‘risks being derailed’
[AFP]
Moroccan police ‘break up 18-strong militant cell’
[BBC]
Uganda LRA rebels ‘on massive forced recruitment drive’
[BBC] Original Report: CAR/DR Congo: LRA Conducts Massive Abduction Campaign [HRW]
Grenade Strikes Rwanda’s Capital Two Days After Election
[NYT]

Europe
Greek economy shrinks, jobless rate jumps
[Telegraph]
French police dismantle some 40 Gypsy camps
[AP]
Deadly fires rage on in Portugal
[BBC]
UK
Sinn Fein: British, Irish talk with IRA dissidents
[AP]
BAA airport staff vote for strike action
[BBC]
British officers face charges over an attack on Babar Ahmad
[BBC]
Beckham no longer wanted by national team coach
[AP]

Americas
Brazil signs on to UN sanctions against Iran
[AFP]
Car bomb explodes in Colombian capital
[Reuters]
Guantanamo jury recommends 14 years for Al Qaeda cook
[LAT]
Suriname under scrutiny as ex-dictator returns
[AP]
Ecuador rocked by 6.9 quake, no major damage
[Reuters]

Domestic
Judge to rule on stay Thursday in Prop. 8 case
[AP]
Google-Verizon Pact May Herald Demise of Equal-Access Internet
[Bloomberg]
Senate hustles through $600M border bill
[WashTimes]
Despite Scandal, Rangel Draws a Crowd
[NYT]
Palin Joins Armey as Republicans Aid Tea Party Hostile Takeover [Bloomberg]
Get well, Robert Gibbs!
[Salon]
Stocks plunge as U.S. trade deficit is wider than expected
[WaPo]
100,000 in D.C. area without power after storm
[WashTimes]

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Daily International News 08.10.10

August 10, 2010

Daily International News
August 10, 2010

International
WHO says swine flu pandemic is over
[AP]

East Asia
N. Korea goes YouTube-savvy in its propaganda offensive
[Yonhap]
Teenage U.S. environmentalist to visit N. Korea on bold peace mission
[Yonhap]

DPRK proposes joint inspection group with U.S. on warship sinking
[Xinhua]
Google offices raided by Korean police
[BBC]
Japan apologises to South Korea for imperialist past
[BBC]
US engineer sold military secrets to China
[BBC]

China landslide: More than 700 people confirmed dead
[BBC]
China’s Trade Surplus Climbs to $28.7 Billion
[NYT]
US and Vietnam stage joint naval activities
[BBC]

Central/South Asia
Karzai to dissolve all private security firms
[AFP]
Rising Civilian Casualties in Afghanistan, U.N. Reports
[NYT]

Pakistan’s president returns amid flood fury
[AP]
Six million flood victims need aid to survive: UN
[Dawn]

Middle East
New poll: angry at US, Arabs support an Iran nuclear bomb
[CSM]
Lebanon criticizes US for suspending military aid
[AP]

Saudi gives Blackberry reprieve
[BBC]
Morocco to close 1,250 ‘unsafe’ mosques
[BBC]
Nasrallah unveils ‘Hariri proof’
[Al Jazeera]
‘I take full responsibility,’ Barak tells Gaza flotilla probe
[Haaretz]

Africa
Rwandan president wins re-election despite critics
[AP]
North, south Sudan leaders meet on referendum
[AFP]
South African workers march in wage strike
[BBC]

Europe
Climate change ‘partly to blame’ for sweltering Moscow
[BBC]
N. Ireland police worker targeted in car bomb bid
[AFP]
UK trade deficit narrows in June
[FT]

Americas
Former Mexican president: Legalize drugs
[LAT]

Canadian’s ‘confessions’ allowed at Guantanamo trial
[BBC] and U.N. says Omar Khadr’s trial sets bad precedent [Reuters]
Top EADS official, ex-U.S. Sen. Stevens in plane crash
[Reuters]
Web Plan From Google and Verizon Is Criticized
[NYT]

Down to the Wire: Six Primary Races to Watch
[Time]
Stocks Fall on Productivity Drop, China Data
[WSJ]

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Daily International News 08.09.10

August 9, 2010

Daily International News
August 9, 2010

NE Asia
Koreas
North Korea Seizes South Korean Boat Near Border
[NYT]
N. Korea offers no words on seized S. Korean fishing boat
[Yonhap]
NKorea fires artillery off west coast
[AP]
Talks Set to Resume Between US, North Korean Military
[VOA]

South Korea’s President Reshuffles Cabinet
[NYT]
Will Lee remain tough on North Korea?
[Korea Times]

China/Japan
1,300 missing in China amid widespread Asia floods
[AP]
In Crackdown on Energy Use, China to Shut 2,000 Factories [NYT]
Japan marks Nagasaki atomic bomb attack of 1945
[BBC]

SE Asia
Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Ba’asyir in terror arrest
[BBC]
Concerned about China’s rise, Southeast Asian nations build up militaries
[WaPo]

Quiet ceremonies mark bloody anniversary in Myanmar
[WashTimes]
Philippines DFA chief: Without the opposition, Myanmar polls a farce
[GMA News]

Central/South Asia
Pakistan flood crisis bigger than tsunami, Haiti: UN
[Dawn]
Last 2 foreign dead in Afghan murders identified
[AP]
Indian govt takes legal action in Mumbai oil spill case; PM calls for report
[Press Trust Of India]

Middle East
Israeli PM: Turkey looked for a fight on ship
[AP]

Israeli held in Libya returns home after release
[AP]
Saudi Arabia and BlackBerry agree deal to avert a ban on the smartphone
[Guardian]
08/08 At least 8 dead in multiple Iraq bombings [CNN]

Africa
U.N. Back to Somalia After 17 Years
[NYT]
Rwandan president expected to win election handily
[AP]
Campbell said Taylor gave her diamond – Farrow
[Reuters]
Sudan suspends BBC Arabic on FM radio
[BBC]

Europe
German mosque used by Sept. 11 attackers shut down
[AP]
BP oil spill response costs hit $6.1 bln
[AFP]
Record heat wave and fires prompt Moscow to open relief centers
[WaPo]
From 08/08 Russian president visits breakaway Abkhazia [CNN]

Americas
Obama May Ease U.S. Travel to Cuba Even If Congress Won’t Act
[Bloomberg]
From 08/07 Fidel Castro addresses parliament after four-year gap [BBC]
Chavez to meet with Colombia’s new president
[AP]
From 08/08 Groups of Mexican federal police clash over allegations [CNN]

Domestic
First woman to head major US intelligence agency
[AP]

Obama to Tout Education Efforts
[WSJ]
Obama gets to test his game against hoops greats
[WaPo]