Posts Tagged ‘blackwater’

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Daily International News 02.24.11

February 24, 2011

Daily International News
February 24, 2011

Jasmine Revolution
Middle East Protests: A Country-by-Country Look
[NYT]

Libya
Obama Vows to Put Pressure on Qaddafi, Sends Clinton for Talks
[Bloomberg]
Qaddafi Massing Forces in Tripoli as Rebellion Spreads
[NYT]
4,500 Chinese escape Libya by sea; Americans stuck
[AP]
Arabian Peninsula
Yemen to ‘protect protesters’
[Al Jazeera]
Iraqis rally through social media in “day of rage”
[Reuters]
Bahrain: no arrest planned for opposition leader
[AP]
Lebanon blocks Bahraini activist from flying home
[Reuters]
Egypt
Former Egyptian minister, state TV boss arrested
[AP]
Egypt’s Suleiman survived assassination bid
[Reuters]

Northeast Asia
Charities warn of food shortages in North Korea
[BBC]

Governors to Meet ‘Rising Star’ Zhou as U.S.-China Ties Deepen
[Bloomberg]
China plans 45 new airports as travel booms
[AP]
Shanghai announces ‘one-dog policy’
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Quake death toll now 98, with 200 more missing: PM
[SMH]
Indonesian court jails Islamist preacher for spurring violence
[Reuters]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan’s intelligence ready to split with CIA
[AP]

Pakistani officials: US missiles kill 6 in NW
[AP]
The United States Talks to the Taliban
[CFR]

Afghan suicide car bombing injures dozens
[BBC]
India Maoists set new conditions for magistrate release
[BBC]

Middle East
Iranian warships arrive in Syria, witness says
[AP]
Suicide bomber in western Iraq kills 8
[AP]
Netanyahu: Israel will not suffer the bombardment of its citizens
[Haaretz]

Africa
Yemen: Somali refugees drown after boat capsizes
[BBC]
Somalia: Heavy Fighting Breaks Out in New Mogadishu Areas
[All Africa]
Zimbabwe holds 46 for attending lecture on Egypt unrest
[BBC]
Ivory Coast fighting threatens 6-year ceasefire
[AP]

Europe
Russia to buy 1000 helicopters by 2020
[Ria Novosti]
Julian Assange to be extradited to Sweden
[Guardian]

Americas
U.S. says Cuba sets trial date for jailed contractor
[Reuters]
Exclusive: Obama to offer infrastructure finance for Brazil
[Reuters]
Mexico arrests suspect in US agent Jaime Zapata killing
[BBC]

Domestic
Saudi Arabian citizen attending West Texas college charged in suspected bombing plot
[Dallas News]

Ex-Asahi Reporter Somnez Authors WaPo Blog 2chambers!
[WaPo]
In Shift, U.S. Says Marriage Act Blocks Gay Rights
[NYT] and Gay marriage policy change: Questions and answers [AP]
Wisconsin assembly agrees to union bill vote, as troopers seek Democratic senators
[WaPo]
U.S. Government Shutdown Looms as Lawmakers Deadlock Over Budget
[Bloomberg]
Huckabee, ‘Seriously’ Weighing Presidential Run, Bides His Time
[Bloomberg]
Another Runaway General: Army Deploys Psy-Ops on U.S. Senators
[Rolling Stone]
Pirates could face trial in US over American deaths
[BBC]
Toyota recalls 2.2 mln vehicles over pedal issues
[Reuters]
Space shuttle Discovery fueled for its last flight
[Reuters]
Honolulu asking for apology from Rush Limbaugh on racist China remarks
[AP]

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Daily International News 01.21.11

January 21, 2011

Daily International News
January 21, 2011

Northeast Asia
China
Summit yields gains for both China and U.S.
[WaPo]
Accepting the Rise of China
[NYT]
How to Gauge U.S.-China Talks
[CFR]
Heavy snow in Southwest China forces 79,000 to evacuate homes
[Reuters]
Koreas
Breakthrough after U.S. warns China on North Korea
[Reuters]
S. Korean Navy frees hijacked cargo ship, kills 8 Somali pirates
[Yonhap]
North Korean human rights act called for in South
[Korea Times]
S. Korean pastor gets 5-year jail term for illegal trip to N. Korea
[Yonhap]
Japan
Kan places priority on Japan-U.S. alliance over East Asia Community plan
[Mainichi]
Prosecutors not to indict ex-Japan Coast Guard member, Chinese captain
[Kyodo]
Japan, U.S. sign pact on Tokyo keeping base-hosting costs for 5 yrs
[Kyodo]
Japanese Abduction Victim ‘Alive in Pyongyang’
[Chosun]

Southeast Asia
Myanmar military appoints members of Parliament
[AP]
Documentary Shows Rare Look at Dissent in Myanmar Military
[NYT]

South/Central Asia
Afghan parliament to defy Karzai’s postponement order
[WaPo]
Karzai courts Moscow with economic projects
[Reuters]
Pakistani tribesmen rally against US drone strikes
[AP]

Middle East
Turkey hosts Iran nuclear talks
[Al Jazeera] and Iran: Suspension of nuclear program is not up for negotiation [Haaretz]
Palestinians protesters confront French FM in Gaza
[AP]
Saad Hariri vows to form new cabinet, defying Hezbollah
[BBC]
Car Bombings Kill Dozens on Pilgrims’ Route in Iraq
[NYT]

Africa
Almost 99 percent choose south Sudan split
[Reuters]
Côte d’Ivoire: Violence Spreading, Human Rights Deteriorating – UN
[All Africa]
Group: Third of Zimbabwe registered voters dead
[AP]
Tunisia mourns unrest victims
[Al Jazeera]

Europe
Top UK PM aide Andy Coulson resigns over phone-hack claims
[Guardian]
Blair faces second grilling at UK inquiry into Iraq War
[Deutsche Welle]
UK judge approves US extradition of terror suspect
[AP]
Prominent British Muslim Assails Prejudice
[NYT]
Belarus president to be sworn in
[CNN]
French court convicts Warner head, ex-Vivendi boss
[AP]
520-day flight simulation nears ‘landing’ on Mars
[AP]

Americas
U.S. pushes Haiti to resolve election dispute quickly
[McClatchy]
Some See a Cash Motive in Duvalier’s Return
[NYT]
UN calls for Mexico probe into migrant train abductions
[BBC]
Chavez says he won’t give up decree powers
[AP]

Domestic
Next up for Obama: Marriage equality for gay Americans
[WaPo]
Obama Will Move Political Operations to Chicago
[NYT]
Romney keeps away from Tea Party
[Boston Globe]
GE’s Immelt to head Obama economic advisory board
[LAT]
House GOP group proposes deep spending cuts over next decade
[WaPo]
FBI’s biggest-ever mob bust shows where Mafia still holds sway
[CSM]
Blackwater Founder Said to Back Mercenaries in Africa
[NYT]
Giffords taken outside for first time
[Reuters]

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Daily International News 01.05.10

January 5, 2011

Daily International News
January 5, 2011

 

Chinese city of Harbin's ice festival is open now.

 

Northeast Asia
Koreas
NKorea calls for unconditional talks with South
[AP]
U.S. looks to China as talks begin on North Korea
[Reuters]
Analysis: Realism, not softening, seen in U.S.-North Korea moves
[Reuters]
Q+A: What keeps idea of North Korea “six-party” talks alive?
[Reuters]
China
China Rolls Out Its First Stealth Aircraft
[NYT]
U.S. downplays Chinese stealth fighter status
[Reuters]
Toshiba, China to co-develop nuclear reactor -Nikkei
[Reuters]
Police Officers Killed in Rare Burst of Gun Violence in China
[NYT]
World Bank issues bond denominated in Chinese yuan
[BBC]
China to let yuan rise 5 pct in 2011 -paper
[Reuters]
Japan
Japan in talks with U.S. over moving F-15 fighter drills to Guam
[Mainichi]
South Korea eyes military tie-up with Japan in non-combat areas
[Mainichi] and Japan to Propose Closer Military Ties With South Korea [NYT]
Japan wants to talk with China on rare earths – minister
[Reuters]

Southeast Asia
Philippine communist Ka Bart caught as truce ends
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan scholars warn against mourning slain governor
[Reuters]
US suspends military contractors in Afghanistan
[AP]
Afghanistan says attacks against VP thwarted
[AP]
Delhi Games chief Suresh Kalmadi faces detectives
[BBC]

Middle East
Russian president to visit Palestinian territories
[AP]
Israeli air strikes hit Gaza
[CNN]
WikiLeaks: Israel aimed to keep Gaza economy on brink of collapse
[Haaretz]
EU says IAEA should inspect Iran’s nuclear sites
[Reuters]
Iran offers India new way to buy oil
[UPI]
Shah of Iran’s son Alireza Pahlavi found dead at US home
[Guardian]
Turkish investigators find suspected mass grave
[AP]
Anti-US cleric Muqtada al-Sadr returns to Iraq
[AP]
Kuwait PM survives no-confidence vote
[AP]

Africa
Ivory Coast: Laurent Gbagbo maintains Ouattara blockade
[BBC]
Ouattara says no risk of civil war in Ivory Coast
[Reuters]
China to send observers to Sudan as Beshir softens stance
[RFI]
Southern Sudan returnees put a strain on limited resources
[CNN]
Zambia mine shooting: Chinese bosses miss court hearing
[BBC]

Europe
German dioxin scandal: animal feed additive tainted
[BBC]
Mysterious bird deaths, paralleling US, hit Sweden [BBC]

Domestic
In House, new Republican majority plans to act fast to undo Obama’s agenda
[WaPo]
Ten members to watch in the 112th Congress
[WaPo]
As Boehner Ascends, His Power Comes With Caveats
[NYT]
After losing House, Democrats will try new strategy: bipartisanship
[WaPo]
Robert Gibbs leaving the White House
[WaPo]
Who Will Fill Bob Gates’ Pentagon Office?
[TIME]
Pentagon Gets Approval for Modest Growth in Budget Plan for Fiscal 2012
[Bloomberg]
U.S. tells agencies: Watch ‘insiders’ to prevent new WikiLeaks
[MSNBC]
15-Year Sentence for 1968 Plane Hijacking
[NYT]
New edition removes Mark Twain’s ‘offensive’ words
[AP]

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Daily International News 12.17.10

December 17, 2010

Daily International News
December 17, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
As Richardson Visits, North Korea Assails South
[NYT]
N Korea vows retaliation if S. Korea conducts live-fire drills near border
[Yonhap]
JCS General: South Korea drill could cause ‘chain reaction’
[CNN]
Russia calls on South Korea to halt military drill
[Reuters]
North Korea Breaks Into Twitter, Facebook, YouTube
[The Atlantic]
IAEA awaiting deal to send nuclear inspectors back to N.Korea
[Ria Novosti]
Japan
Japan Announces Defense Policy to Counter China
[NYT]
China responds to Japan’s new defense guidelines, saying China poses no threat to anybody
[Xinhua]
China
China Set to Lease North Korean Islands for free-trade zone
[Jakarta Globe]
Family: China denies prison visits to Nobel winner
[AP]
Dalai Lama said climate trumps Tibet politics
[AP]
Vatican in new clash with China over church
[AP]
China PM to bolster strong Pakistan ties after India
[Reuters]

South/Central Asia
Kabul silent over Obama’s Afghan war review
[Reuters]
India accused of widespread Kashmir torture – cables
[Reuters]
Fourth drone strike in two days kills 24 in Pakistan
[Reuters]
Kyrgyzstan sets up new coalition [BBC]

 

Middle East
Bomb hits US Embassy vehicle in Yemen
[AP]
Iraq offers Iran anti-terror help
[AFP]
‘Israeli spying devices’ found in Lebanon
[BBC]

Africa
Sudan: UN Peacekeeping Chief Warns of Risks Ahead of Independence Vote in Southern Sudan
[All Africa]
Ivory Coast: Gbagbo under pressure to stand down
[BBC]
Zimbabwe’s Mugabe vows retaliation against West
[AP]
Kenya’s water minister questioned over corruption
[Reuters]

Europe
UK, German officials: No new holiday terror plot
[AP]
Italy’s Berlusconi says will see out his term
[Reuters]
Fierce fight in Ukraine parliament injures 6
[AP]
Dutch government to seek approval for new Afghan mission
[AP]
European Report Cites Need to Regain Ground With U.S.
[NYT]
EU leaders agree to more economic cooperation
[AP]

Americas
Mexico summoning Interpol’s aid to catch outlaw lawmaker
[WaPo]
US aid worker jailed in Haiti kidnapping case
[AP]

Domestic
Local
DC metro anti-terrorism teams to begin random bag inspections to avert attacks
[WaPo]
Congress
Reid Says Senate Vote on Russia Arms Treaty Expected Next Week
[Bloomberg]
Senate plans vote this weekend on ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’
[WaPo]
Rape Victims Ask, Military Won’t Tell on Assaults: Ann Woolner
[Bloomberg]
Republicans Kill $1.2 Trillion ‘Omnibus’ U.S. Spending Measure
[Bloomberg]
Obama to sign tax deal Friday afternoon
[CNN]
Foreign Relations
Replacing Holbrooke not so easy
[WaPo]
WikiLeaks: Julian Assange says he expects US to charge him with spying
[Telegraph]
Blackwater: ‘US at fault’ for killings
[Al Jazeera]
Other
Big Settlement With Madoff Investor Near
[NYT]
California Adopts Cap And Trade
[WSJ]
Mark Twain autobiography, embargoed for 100 years, a bestseller
[NYT]

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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 06.09.10

June 9, 2010

Daily International News
June 9, 2010

Northeast Asia
North Korea warns UN against warship debate
[BBC]
China court upholds 5-year sentence for activist
[AP]
Chinese judges hurt in acid attack
[BBC]
Foxconn factory ends condolence payments over suicides
[BBC]
Honda hit by second strike in China
[BBC]
South Korean rocket launch delayed
[BBC]

Central Asia [Afghanistan]
Afghan ex-spy boss calls peace strategy dangerous
[AP]
Gates: Progress in Afghan war must come this year
[AP]
NATO helicopter shot down in Afghanistan; 4 killed
[WaPo]

Iran Sanctions
Diplomats say US, Russia, France dismiss Iran deal
[AP]
U.N. Is Set to Vote on Iran Sanctions
[NYT]
Israel Makes Case to China for Iran Sanctions
[NYT]
A resilient Iran shields itself from pressure by building alliances
[WaPo]

Israel/Palestine
Israel allows some once-banned products into Gaza
[AP]
Israeli students draft plans for “Kurdish freedom flotilla”
[Salon]
Dianne Feinstein calls for investigation into flotilla raid
[Salon]
Abbas Aims to Shore Up West Bank Support in Meeting With Obama
[Bloomberg]

Africa
Somalia’s defence minister Yusuf Mohammed Siad resigns
[BBC]
Nigeria’s lead poison outbreak unprecedented : CDC
[AFP]
Pressure Grows on Uganda Over African Union Summit
[AllAfrica]

Europe/UK
Poland castration law takes effect
[BBC]
Dutch voters lean right on economy, immigration
[AP]
Chris Brown denied UK visa over abuse
[Salon]

Americas/Domestic
Hillary Clinton tries to fix relationship with Ecuador President Rafael Correa
[WaPo]
Chile’s Argentina envoy praises Pinochet, resigns
[AP]
Mexico anger high as US Border Patrol kills teen
[AP]
Founder Puts Blackwater Security Firm Up for Sale
[NYT]
Lincoln Wins in Arkansas; Angle to Face Nevada’s Reid
[Bloomberg]

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Daily International News 01.19.10

January 19, 2010

Just FYI, Xinhua has launched a new English language version of their website and it is pretty awesome.

Daily International News
January 19, 2010

Haiti
01.18 Security fears mount in lawless post-earthquake Haiti [WaPo]
01.18 Homeless Haitians Told Not to Flee to U.S. [NYT]
01.18 It’s Blame America Time Again [WSJ]

Japan
Japan-U.S. alliance “indispensable” for Asia-Pacific region: Hatoyama
[Xinhua]
JAL files for bankruptcy in record failure
[Japan Times]

China
China says Google ‘no exception’ to law [Xinhua]
Google postpones phone launch in China
[SMH]
01.18 Google Investigating If China Staff Involved in Cyber Attack [WSJ]
China calls for further talks on Iran nuclear issue [Xinhua]
Xinjiang to continue lifting communication restrictions: spokesperson
[China Daily/Xinhua]
China safeguards int’l interests in opposing Japan’s atoll bid: FM
[Xinhua]

Southeast Asia
Burma’s Supreme Court hears final Suu Kyi appeal
[BBC]

AfPak
01.18 After Hearing in Pakistan, 5 Americans Allege Torture [NYT]
Reconciliation with Taliban Unlikely: Gates
[Quqnoos]

Middle East
US Blackwater lawsuit signatures sought by Iraq
[BBC]
01.18 EU and Iraq sign energy agreement [DW]
01.18 Iran mulls downgrading ties with UK [Al Jazeera]

Africa
Guinea: Parties Agree on Unity Govt, Elections
[AllAfrica]

Domestic
Cadbury Accepts Fresh Kraft Offer
[WSJ]
Senate election in Massachusetts could be harbinger for health-care reform
[WaPo]