Posts Tagged ‘blockade’

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Daily International News 09.28.10

September 28, 2010

Daily International News
September 28, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
A look at North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party
[AP]
North Korea: Pity the son of Kim Jong Il
[Global Post]
North Korea Braces for Lil’ Kim’s Debut
[TIME]
N. Korea Bolsters Kim’s Son and Sister
[NYT]
Greece checks NKorea cargo, in arms probe
[AP]
Japan
Japan welcomes Burmese refugees
[BBC]
Japan/China
China and Japan Use Softer Tones in Dispute
[NYT]
China tells Japan not to interfere in disputed isles
[Reuters]
Japan: China rare-earth ban could hurt economy
[AP]
China
China, U.S. militaries will have dialogue, conduct exchange: Chinese National Defense Ministry official
[Xinhua]

China seen as isolating self with tough diplomacy
[AP]
Op-ed: Blaming China Won’t Help the Economy [NYT]
China May Retaliate for Currency Measure, U.S. Businesses Say
[Bloomberg]
CPC Central Committee to hold 5th plenum Oct. 15-18
[Xinhua]
China warns Nobel official: Don’t honor dissident
[AP]
Beijing police raid gay spot, question dozens
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Weeping Karzai laments Afghan woes
[BBC]
Senior al Qaeda leader said killed in Pakistan
[Reuters]

Middle East
US soldier held over deaths of two colleagues in Iraq
[BBC]
Abbas ‘Restraint’ Gives U.S. Time to Find Compromise
[Bloomberg]

World leaders criticize Israel for refusing to extend West Bank construction moratorium
[LAT]
Israel navy intercepts Gaza blockade aid boat
[BBC]
Egypt tycoon jailed in Suzanne Tamim murder retrial
[BBC]

Africa
Sudan lays conditions for south independence vote
[AP]

First round of Comoros presidential vote delayed
[AFP]
Pirate ringleader faces execution in Somalia
[BBC]
Ransom demand after gunmen seize Nigeria schoolchildren
[BBC]

Europe/UK
Kosovo president resigns after constitutional court ruling
[EU Observer]
France on high alert as officials warn of possible terrorist attacks
[WaPo]
UK economy expands at fastest for nine years
[AFP]
Medvedev Fires Moscow Mayor in Wake of Escalating Feud
[NYT]
Six men jailed over Austrian temple attack
[BBC]

Americas/Domestic
Brazil election front-runner Rousseff holds final rally
[BBC]
Mexican governor: hundreds feared dead in slide
[AP]
Tom Donilon: The Next Rahm?
[Daily Beast]
Emanuel May Announce Decision This Week on Chicago Mayoral Run
[Bloomberg]
Biden warned Obama during Afghan war review not to get ‘locked into Vietnam’
[WaPo]
From 09.27 Pentagon oversees pulping of 9,500 copies of spy book [BBC]

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Daily International News 08.23.10

August 23, 2010

Daily International News
August 23, 2010

Northeast Asia
Japan execution chamber opening could spark debate
[Reuters]
Pressed to Act, Bank of Japan Sees Few Ways to Lift Demand
[NYT]
From 08.21 Japan and India in nuclear co-operation talks [BBC]
North Korean Reformer’s Return Fuels Speculation
[NYT]

Official: Seoul not considering food aid to NKorea
[AP]
N.Korea develops camouflage tactics
[AFP]
Mass Evacuations From Floods Along China-North Korea Border
[VOA]
China may drop death penalty for economic crimes
[BBC]

China’s top political advisor urges Xinjiang people to fight against extremism, separatism, terrorism
[Xinhua]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Thailand to resume diplomatic ties with Cambodia
[BBC]

Indonesia presidential term limits challenged
[BBC]
Australia election: Talks start after hung vote
[BBC]
Philippines bus hostage crisis ends with 7 dead
[AP]

Central/South Asia
Militants break out of Tajik jail
[BBC]
Air base expansion plans reflect long-term investment in Afghanistan
[WaPo]

Four U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan
[WaPo]
Karzai says he intervened to secure release of imprisoned aide
[WaPo]
Pakistan to seek IMF help for flood-battered economy
[Reuters]

3 bombs kill 36 in northwest Pakistan
[AP]

Middle East
Netanyahu: Peace ‘Difficult But Possible’
[Bloomberg]
Palestinians: No talks if settlement freeze ends
[AP]
Iran begins loading fuel at its Bushehr nuclear reactor
[Guardian]

Iran’s President Unveils New Long-Range Drone Aircraft
[NYT]
3 suspended from Iran judiciary over prison deaths
[AP]
Lebanese aid ship delays Gaza blockade-busting trip
[BBC]

Africa
Over a quarter of Somalis still need aid: UN’s FAO
[Reuters]
Rebel LRA attacks in south Sudan ‘on the increase’
[BBC]
S.Africa deploys soldiers to hospitals during strike
[AFP]

Europe
Spain says two al Qaeda hostages freed
[Reuters]
Eurozone growth loses some momentum
[FT]
Turkish fiscal rule reform delay raises concerns -S&P
[Reuters]
German man faces terrorism charges in US plot
[AP]

Americas
Chile secures lifeline to trapped miners
[Reuters]
From 08.22 Venezuela, More Deadly Than Iraq, Wonders Why [NYT]

From 08.22 Wyclef Jean Says He’ll Challenge Election Ruling [NYT]

Domestic
Proliferation of old-style coal plants increases despite public outcry
[WaPo]
Far from Ground Zero, other plans for mosques run into vehement opposition
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 07.20.10

July 20, 2010

Daily International News
July 20, 2010

International
UN

Departing U.N. official calls Ban’s leadership ‘deplorable’ in 50-page memo
[WaPo]

ASEAN
N.Korea FM to attend Asian security forum
[AFP]
ASEAN diplomats give Burma ‘earful’ over its election
[BBC]

Kabul Conference
Kabul conference cheat sheet
[Al Jazeera]
Conference endorses Karzai goal for security handover
[BBC]
Leaders Renew Vows of Support for Afghanistan
[NYT]

Koreas
Gates, Clinton to visit DMZ dividing 2 Koreas
[AP]
Japan Says It Isn’t Seeking Bilateral Meeting With North Korea
[Bloomberg]
‘2+2’ talks are U.S.-Korean milestone
[JoongAng IB]
U.S. court fines N. Korea for terror plot
[Wash Times]
Former N Korea spy in Japan to tackle abductee issue
[BBC]
North Korea reportedly executes former official
[AP]
North Korean Poster Depicts a Ship Suffering an Eerily Evocative Attack
[NYT] – from 07/16

Japan/China
Japan may delay finalizing U.S. base relocation details
[Kyodo]
US Won’t Bow to Chinese Concerns on Yellow Sea Exercises
[VOA]
Floods, landslides kill 37 in central China
[AP]
Another Foxconn worker falls to death – report
[Reuters]

Central Asia [non-conference related]
In Afghanistan, a Threat of Plunder
[NYT]
NATO says 4 dead in shooting at training range
[AP]
Kyrgyz troops using torture on detainees, says UN
[BBC]

Middle East/ Africa
Guantanamo detainee Naji sent back to Algeria against his will
[WaPo]
U.S. cleric warns Yemen could be next Iraq, Afghanistan
[Reuters]
Ashton concludes Israel visit, promising EU aid to lift Gaza blockade
[DW]
Europe Considers New Penalties for Iran
[NYT]
Allawi seeks Iraq support from Sadr
[Al Jazeera]
Sudan:  AU Warns Over Bashir Warrant
[All Africa]

Europe
Berlusconi’s popularity hits new low – poll
[Reuters]
Iraq inquiry: Saddam posed very limited threat to UK, ex-MI5 chief says
[Guardian]

Domestic/Americas
David Cameron set for talks with President Barack Obama
[BBC]
Troops to Go to Mexican Border Aug. 1
[NYT]
Democrats to give jobless benefits another vote
[AP]
Toyota Subpoenaed on Steering Flaws
[NYT]
Chilling toll of Times Sq. ‘bomb’
[NY Post]
Cubans brace for “reorganization” of labour force
[Reuters]

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Daily International News 06.16.10

June 16, 2010

Daily International News
June 16, 2010

Northeast Asia
UN warship hearing angers N Korea
[BBC]
North Korea rejects torpedo findings, threatens war
[CNN]
Obama upholds US sanctions on NKorea
[AFP]
Diet closed as Kan rejects opposition calls, election set on July 11
[Kyodo]
Expert sees need for more China-U.S. communication channels
[Xinhua]

South/Southeast Asia
Indonesia is struck by three powerful earthquakes
[BBC]
$300 mln to cope with Agent Orange in Vietnam
[AP]
Pakistan: US bin Laden hunter on mission from God
[AP]

Central Asia
After 4 days, violence subsides in Kyrgyzstan, but ethnic resentments linger
[WaPo]
Stand-off at Kyrgyz oil depot held by ethnic Uzbeks
[BBC]
Kyrgyz army tries to get control in riot-hit south
[AP]
China flies 960 nationals home from Kyrgyzstan; evacuation continues
[Xinhua]
Taliban Kill Official Vital to U.S. Plans
[WSJ]

Middle East
Iran says to set terms for any new nuclear talks
[Reuters]
Iran plans more powerful nuclear research reactor
[AP]
EU to introduce new Iran sanctions
[Guardian]
Israeli ministers to vote on easing Gaza blockade
[AP]
Suspected Hezbollah financier arrested in Paraguay
[AFP]
Attacks threaten unusual Turkish outreach to Kurds
[AP]

Africa
2 Sudan war crimes suspects surrender
[AP]
Somali Insurgents Detain Soccer Fans
[NYT]
South Africa may pay penalty for World Cup labour action
[Reuters]

Europe
French raise retirement age to 62
[BBC]
Poll: 86 pct dissatisfied with German government
[AP]
Ireland’s premier survives confidence vote 82-77
[AP]
Tragedy sets tone in race for new Polish president
[AP]
Mladic’s family petitions court to declare him dead
[Reuters]

Domestic
In Oval Office Speech, Obama Calls for New Focus on Energy Policy
[NYT]
Estimates of Oil Flow Jump Higher
[NYT]
Op-ed: Obama vs. BP (and You) [WSJ]

Americas
Calderon asks for Mexicans’ support as toll rises
[AP]
Owner of anti-Chavez TV channel flees Venezuela
[AP]
Vatican foreign minister in Cuba amid high hopes
[AP]

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Daily International News 06.10.10

June 10, 2010

Daily International News
June 10, 2010

Northeast Asia
U.S. envoy Roos to visit Okinawa from mid-June, meet with governor
[Kyodo]
South Korea rocket ‘explodes’ moments after take-off
[BBC]
South Korea urged to shake up military over Cheonan
[BBC]
North Korea seeks to soothe China over border shootings
[Reuters]
China rebuffs US criticism on NKorea
[AP]
Views Show How a North Korean Policy Spread Misery
[NYT]
China says no date set for talks with Japan on East China Sea issue
[Xinhua]

South/Central/Southeast Asia
McChrystal sees slower pace for Kandahar operation
[Reuters]
Blast Tears Through Afghan Wedding Celebration
[NYT]
Thai PM makes reconciliation bid
[Reuters]

Middle East [minus sanctions news]
Arab states target Israel in U.N. nuclear debate
[Reuters]
Obama pledges $400 million for Palestinians
[LAT] and Obama urges Israel work with all parties on Gaza [Reuters]
Hamas: Obama’s call to ease Gaza blockade “meaningless”
[Xinhua]
Hamas rejects Israel-approved snack foods for Gaza
[AP]
Iran election anniversary rally called off
[Reuters]
Saudi convicts young man for kissing woman in mall
[AP]

Iran Sanctions News
Iran Warns of ‘Reduced’ Ties With U.N. Inspectors
[NYT]
Ahmadinejad in China after sanctions slap
[AFP]
China reiterates UN resolution on Iran not end to diplomatic efforts
[Xinhua] and China wants more dialogue on Iran nuclear issue [AP]
Iran Sanctions Op-eds
Is Iran’s Regime Finally Finished?
[Daily Beast]
Security Council’s Muddled Message to Iran
[CFR]
Round 4
[NYT]
More sanctions for Iran
[WaPo]

Africa
Sudan:  ICC Urges Uganda to Arrest Bashir Should He Attend Talks
[All Africa]
US Vice-President Biden meets Southern Sudan leader
[BBC]
In Kenya, a Cheerful Biden Gamely Fills in for His Boss
[NYT]
Sudan’s Beshir declines World Cup invite
[AFP]

Europe/UK
UK acknowledges police abused anti-terror powers
[AP]
Britain Reaffirms Support for Afghanistan Effort
[NYT]
France closes Senegal military bases
[AP]
Mafioso claims brother killed Meredith Kercher
[Telegraph]
Surge for Dutch anti-Islam Freedom Party
[AP]
Life for Bosnian Serbs over genocide at Srebrenica
[BBC]

Americas/Domestic
Oil spill: BP shares slide as crisis continues
[BBC]
Efforts to Limit the Flow of Spill News
[NYT]
Census: Multiracial US becoming even more diverse
[AP]
State Leak: Messages from alleged leaker Bradley Manning portray him as despondent soldier
[WaPo]
Hillary Clinton voices ongoing US support for Colombia
[BBC]

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Daily International News 06.07.10

June 7, 2010

Daily International News
June 7, 2010

Northeast Asia
North Korea promotes Kim relative in reshuffle
[AP]
Changes in China Could Raise Prices Worldwide
[NYT]
NKorean leader’s son gives interview
[AP]
Japan’s new PM prepares leadership line-up
[BBC]
Barack Obama greets new Japanese leader Naoto Kan
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Karzai defends removal of Afghan security chiefs
[AP]
Indian court convicts 7 in Bhopal gas tragedy
[AP]
Senior official leaves Kyrgyzstan government
[BBC]

Middle East [Flotilla Related]
Biden says US seeking new ways to address Gaza crisis
[BBC]
Iran Red Crescent to send three aid ships to Gaza
[AFP]
Israel Ambassador Rejects Flotilla Clash Inquiry
[NYT]
Turkey’s foreign policy moves raise concern in West and at home
[WaPo]

Middle East [non-flotilla related]
Yemen arrests 50 foreigners, clashes hit south
[Reuters]
IAEA chief: Iran ‘s nuclear program special case
[AP]
Car bombs, gunmen kill 10 in Iraq attacks
[AP]

Africa
EU to keep Madagascar aid block
[BBC]
Soccer Fans Stampede Outside South African Stadium
[WSJ]
DR Congo suspends police chief over Chebeya death
[BBC]

EU
Lesbian couple weds in Portugal’s 1st gay marriage
[AP]
Sarkozy, Merkel meet amid rifts on economy
[AFP]

Americas/Domestic
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton begins second trip to Latinamerica
[MercoPress]
New oil plume evidence uncovered
[CNN]
BP says it sees some progress in capping gulf well, collecting oil
[WaPo]
Stars band together to protest Arizona law
[WaPo]
New Jersey men arrested are latest from U.S. tied to terrorist groups
[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]