Posts Tagged ‘budget’

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Daily International News 05.27.11

May 27, 2011

Daily International News
May 27, 2011

Northeast Asia
Koreas
N Korea ‘to release US citizen Eddie Jun Yong-su’
[BBC] and N. Korea says will release American detainee in conciliatory gesture toward U.S. [Yonhap]
China trip by North Korean leader Kim Jong-il ends
[BBC]
Iran meets North Korea, Syria in Bali
[Jakarta Post]
North Korean Dependence on China Trade Rises as Sanctions Worsen Isolation
[Bloomberg]
South Korean court jails four Somali pirates
[BBC]
Korean War POW finally buried after 60 years
[AP]
China/Taiwan
US lawmakers block China firms from Pentagon contracts
[BBC]
45 senators urge Obama to sell F-16s to Taiwan
[Bloomberg]
Taiwan Opposition Candidate Would Seek Deals With China
[VOA]
Japan
Japan beats deflation for the first time in two years
[BBC]
Japan moves to protect children as new nuclear leak revealed
[Reuters]
IAEA team inspect Fukushima plant
[Xinhua]
AP Exclusive: Fukushima tsunami plan a single page
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
China, Myanmar forge partnership, ink deals
[Xinhua]
Thailand arrests US citizen for ‘insult to monarchy’
[BBC]
Australia returns passport to ex-Gitmo detainee
[AP]
Author jailed over Singapore criticism
[Al Jazeera]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan air force kills 23 militants in northwest
[AP]
India, US pledge to boost intelligence cooperation
[AP]
2 blasts hit US troops in deadly Afghan attack
[AP]
Clinton in Pakistan
Tension Marks Clinton’s Visit to Pakistan
[NYT]
Anti-Americanism will not end Pakistan’s problems: Clinton
[Dawn]
Clinton exonerates Pakistan over Osama Bin Laden
[BBC]
Hillary Clinton sees turning point in Pakistan
[POLITICO]

Middle East
Arab democracies win G8 aid pledge
[FT]
G8 leaders expected to back Obama on 1967 borders
[Haaretz]
Protesters ‘shot dead’ by Syrian forces
[Al Jazeera]
Yemen’s Saleh faces growing condemnation
[Al Jazeera]

Africa
Egyptians gather for second ‘day of anger’
[Al Jazeera]
NATO air strikes rock Libyan capital
[Al Jazeera]
Obama Says U.S., France Resolve to ‘Finish the Job’ They Began in Libya
[Bloomberg]
Russia agrees to mediate Gaddafi exit
[Al Jazeera]
Sudan’s Seizure of Abyei Region Won’t Spark New War, Ex-U.S. Envoy Says
[Bloomberg]
S.Sudan says 80,000 flee after north takes Abyei
[Reuters]
Long-sought former Hutu militia leader captured
[CNN]

Europe
Warm welcome, few policy wins for Obama in Europe
[AP]
Obama visit to Poland chance to add vigor to ties
[AP]
Mladic due in Belgrade court for extradition case
[CBS]
Embarrassment, mockery over Berlusconi’s latest gaffe
[Reuters]
Air France captain was absent when descent began
[AP]

Americas/Domestic
Colombia identifies almost 10,000 bodies in unmarked graves
[Guardian]
U.S. Congress Approves Four-Year Extension of Patriot Act Wiretap Power
[Bloomberg]
Clyburn Predicts Last-Minute Debt-Limit Deal to Cut Up to $6 Trillion
[Bloomberg]
Democrats See Revived Political Prospects for 2012 Elections
[Bloomberg]
Romney, Santorum and Bachmann all signal 2012 announcement plans
[WaPo]
Bachmann, Palin Could Compete for Same Audience, Splitting Tea Party Vote
[Bloomberg]

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Daily International News 03.18.11

March 18, 2011

Daily International News
March 18, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan weighs need to bury nuclear plant; tries to restore power
[Reuters]
Japan raises severity of nuclear accident
[AP]

Frantic Repairs Go On at Plant as Japan Raises Severity of Crisis
[NYT]
Where Fukushima meets Stuxnet: The growing threat of cyber war
[FP]

Japan crisis: Germany to speed up nuclear energy exit
[BBC]
Five other worldwide nuclear plants of concern
[FP]
APNewsBreak: Source: minuscule fallout reaches US
[AP]
WHO says no travel bans needed for Japan
[AP]
NKorea proposes joint volcano research with South
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Malaysia: Ship with illegal cargo was Iran-bound
[AP]

Fresh riots at Australia’s Christmas Island centre
[BBC]
Small bomb explodes outside Indonesia’s capital
[AP]
Alert level at Indonesia volcano raised to highest
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Indian PM Manmohan Singh denies bribing MPs for votes
[BBC]
C.I.A. Drones Kill Civilians in Pakistan
[NYT]
Punjab Assembly passes resolution against drone strikes
[Dawn]

Middle East
Yemeni snipers open fire on protesters, kill 31
[AP]
Abbas asks for Israeli permission to head for Gaza
[Xinhua]

Saudi king to announce reforms
[Al Jazeera]
Iraqi Shiites decry Sunni crackdown in Bahrain
[AP]
Iran cleric tells Bahraini Shiites to protest on
[AP]

Africa
China: ‘serious reservations’ about Libya UN resolution
[AP]

Libya Says It Will Release Times Journalists
[NYT]
Libya Calls Ceasefire After Britain and France Vow Action ‘Soon’
[NYT]
As U.N. Backs Military Action in Libya, U.S. Role Is Unclear
[NYT]
Gbagbo calls on civilians to join Ivory Coast fighting
[Reuters]
Witnesses: Tanks enter Ivory Coast district
[AP]
DR Congo blocks UK company from oil search in gorilla refuge
[BBC]

Europe
Edinburgh airport evacuated after bomb scare
[Guardian]
Air France faces charges over 2009 Atlantic crash
[AP]
G7 countries agree on intervention to control yen rise
[BBC]

Americas/Domestic
Former Haitian president returns from 7-year exile
[AP]
Mexico’s top diplomat defends US drone flights
[AP]
Obama Op-ed: Jobs at top of Latin America agenda
[USA Today]
Chile, US diplomats to sign nuclear energy accord
[AP]
Senate passes short-term government-funding measure that includes some easy cuts
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 03.07.11

March 7, 2011

Daily International News
March 7, 2011

Northeast Asia
Koreas
North Korea offers talks to South on return of refugees
[BBC]
IAEA seeks further N. Korea nuclear inspections
[AFP]
Sankei: N. Korea Assisting Myanmar in Development of SCUD SRBM
[Arirang via Sankei]
China
China’s intimidation of the foreign press
[BBC] and China says police did not beat foreign reporters [AP]
China challenges US predominance in Asia-Pacific
[AP]
China: Tibet won’t fall apart if Dalai Lama dies
[AP]
China, N. Korea eye Kim Jong Un visit to China by July
[Kyodo]
Beijing raises spending on internal security
[FT]
Japan
Japan’s PM hangs on but outlook grim
[Reuters]
Edano to temporarily double as Japan’s foreign minister
[Kyodo]
U.S. diplomat accused of disparaging Okinawans
[Japan Times]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Former Fiji minister to seek asylum in Australia
[BBC]
Guineans find themselves poorer under democracy
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Relations worsen as Karzai rejects U.S. apology over deaths of 9 Afghan boys
[McClatchy]
Gates: US may extend Afghan mission
[Al Jazeera]
US negotiating security deal with Afghans
[AP]
Pakistan president tells US envoy ties stay strong
[AP]
U.S. Navy frees ship from suspected Indian Ocean pirates
[CNN]

Middle East
Bahrain’s Shiite protesters appeal for US backing
[AP]
Yemen opposition vows “escalation” against president
[Reuters]
Kuwaiti protests on Tuesday aim to remove PM
[Reuters]
8 Palestinians wounded in clash with Israeli army
[AP]

North Africa
Britain and France drafting no-fly resolution
[AP]
No-Fly Zone Over Libya Urged as McCain, Kerry Downplay Risks
[Bloomberg]
Gadhafi Forces Strike Coastal Town; U.N. Appoints Envoy
[WSJ]
Egyptian Leaders to Swear in Candidates for New Cabinet
[Bloomberg]

South-Saharan Africa
Abyei violence overshadows Sudan border talks
[AFP]
Ivory Coast: Ouattara ‘ministers’ homes looted’
[BBC]
Ivory Coast rebels seize control of 30-mile strip
[AP]
Lead poisoning kills 400 more Nigerian children
[Reuters]

Europe
Chirac to get his day in court
[EuroNews]
Greece angered as Moody’s cuts credit rating again
[Guardian]
Kosovo, Serbia to hold first direct talks
[AP]

Domestic
Foreign policy braggadocio on Libya and AIDS
[WaPo]
White House Seeks to Allay Muslims’ Fears on Terror Hearings
[NYT] and W.H.: Don’t ‘demonize’ Islam [POLITICO]
GOP, White House remain $50 billion apart on budget
[WaPo]
Obama’s Starting 2012 Race for Money With a Record Not Promise
[Bloomberg]
Romney’s tea party-friendly defense on health care
[WaPo]
The Fading Power of Beck’s Alarms
[NYT]

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Daily International News 03.03.11

March 3, 2011

Daily International News
March 3, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan sends jets as China planes near disputed islands
[BBC]
Japanese and Korean firms look to Brazil for rare earth
[BBC]
China
Western journalists ‘fabricate’ news: China media
[AFP]
Top political advisor vows to push forward democratic oversight, contribute to China’s economic development [Xinhua]

Philippines deploys 2 warplanes after local ship reports harassment by Chinese patrol boats
[CP]
China railways scandal widens, raising criticism
[AP]
Koreas
China reiterates call for resumption of 6-party talks on N. Korea
[Kyodo]
N. Korea briefs China on uranium enrichment program
[Kyodo]
4 NKoreans to resettle in South, 27 to return home
[AP]
Gen. Thurman named USFK head
[JoongAng]
South Korea-U.S. military drills get different interpretations
[Xinhua]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Bangladesh Nobel winner begins legal fight over removal
[Reuters]
Myanmar suspends rice exports to control price
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan: CIA man has no immunity
[AL Jazeera]
India anti-corruption chief PJ Thomas forced to resign
[BBC]
Kazakhstan election campaign begins
[BBC]
Afghan president warns Obama about civilian deaths
[AP]

Middle East
Iraq agrees to delay Arab League summit in Baghdad
[Reuters]
Syria suspected of nuke activity
[TWT]
Suicide bomber kills 8 in western Iraq
[AP]
Kurdish leader calls for new vote in northern Iraq
[AP]
Turkish PM slams Kurdish party for rebels ties
[AP]

North Africa
Warcrimes court set to probe 10-15 Libyan leaders
[AFP] Original Article: ICC starts investigation into Qaddafi warcrimes [El Pais]
Gates Warns of Risks of a No-Flight Zone
[NYT]
Gaddafi bombs oil areas, Arabs study peace plan
[Reuters]
3 Dutch marines held in Libya after failed rescue
[AP]
Libya Refugee Crisis Called a ‘Logistical Nightmare’
[NYT]
Egypt’s military says prime minister has resigned
[AP]
Yemen to respond on reforms, activists sceptical
[Reuters]
Algeria launches charm offensive to head off unrest
[Reuters]

Africa
Ivory Coast: Women ‘shot during pro-Ouattara march’
[BBC]
More than 100 killed in disputed Sudan region
[AP]

Europe
ECB: could raise interest rates next month
[AP]
Airport shooting suspect says he acted alone
[AP]

Americas/Domestic
Obama, Calderon Meeting Under Shadow of ‘Tense’ Relationship
[Bloomberg]
Gingrich Appearance in Georgia to Give Presidential Race a Nudge
[Bloomberg]
Obama invites congressional leaders to meet with Biden on budget
[WaPo]
Hawaii senator to call it quits
[TWT]
Democrats Seek Stronger Obama Stance in U.S. Spending-Cut Debate
[Bloomberg]
Gay-marriage bill revived in Maryland
[TWT]
Ohio Vote Puts Curbs on Unions in Reach
[WSJ]
Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks’ alleged source, faces 22 new charges
[WaPo]
The Civil War’s 150th Anniversary Divides the South
[TIME]
Supreme Court rules First Amendment protects church’s right to picket funerals
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 02.15.11

February 15, 2011

Daily International News
February 15, 2011

FY2012 Budget
Looking at Budget Cuts with Pennies [ABC]
Highlights of the Obama Budget
[NYT]
Gates on Pentagon Cuts, Implementing DADT, China’s Military Build-up
[PBS]
Obama Budget Escapes Liberal Backlash, for Now
[NYT]
“WHERE IT GOES
” – Wall Street Journal’s calculations of proposed funds by department, compared with 2010: “Education, +21% … Energy, +18% … Veterans Affairs, +11% … State and other international programs, +8% … Treasury, +4% … Interior, no change … Defense, -3% … Health and Human Services, -3% … Housing and Urban Development, -3% … Homeland Security, -4% … Labor, -5% … Transportation, -9% … Agriculture, -14% … .Justice, -25% … Commerce, -34% [census has passed].”

Northeast Asia
China openly backs North Korea succession plan – report
[Reuters]
NKorea’s Kim Jong Il turning to designer fakes?
[AP]
US, South Korea Announce Major Military Exercises
[VOA]
US admiral: Carrier killer won’t stop US Navy
[AP]
Chinese inflation hits 4.9% pushed by high food prices
[BBC]
Japan mass food poisoning fears in Hokkaido schools
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Thai Soldier Wounded in Skirmish on Thai-Cambodia border
[BBC]
Talks begin to end 40-year Philippine insurgency
[FT]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan softens on issue of American’s immunity
[AP]

NAfrica/Middle East Protests
Egypt Initiates 10-Day Rewrite of Its Constitution
[NYT]
Muslim Brotherhood to form political party; Egypt’s generals reach out to protest leaders
[WaPo]
Tunisia migrants: Italy seeks EU cash over Lampedusa
[BBC]
Yemenis trying to oust leader protest for 5th day
[AP]
Second Man Dies in Bahrain Skirmishes
[WSJ] and Bahrain protesters take control of main square [AP]

Middle East
Iran unrest: MPs call for death of Mousavi and Karroubi
[BBC]
Clinton expresses US support for Iran protesters
[BBC]

Africa
Rebels blamed after 11 slain in eastern Congo
[AP]
Kenyan sailors welcomed after Somali pirate release
[BBC]
Wagalla massacre: Raila Odinga orders Kenya probe
[BBC]
China to build new Sudan airport in Khartoum
[BBC]
211 killed: S.Sudan says Khartoum arming rebels
[AP]

Europe
Russia Embraces Risky Offshore Arctic Drilling [NYT]
5 rebels, 3 police killed in Russia’s Caucasus
[AP]
Spontaneous strike paralyzes public transport in Brussels
[Deutsche Welle]
Silvio Berlusconi faces Ruby sex charge trial in April
[BBC]

Americas
Amazon pollution: Chevron hits back in row with Ecuador
[BBC]
Colombia nabs fully submersible drug submarine
[AP]

Domestic
Dalai Lama nephew hit by car, killed on Fla. walk
[AP]
Clinton to Promote Technology to Ensure Global Internet Freedom
[Bloomberg]
Clinton picks new U.S. envoy to Afghanistan, Pakistan
[Reuters]

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Daily International News 12.28.10

December 28, 2010

Daily International News
December 28, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
South Korea must unite to survive, says President Lee
[BBC]
Gates to show S Korea solidarity
[FT]
SKorean activists rally against NKorean shelling
[AP]
North Korean Air Force increases training flights
[JoongAng]

China
Chinese FM to visit U.S.to prepare for Hu’s visit
[Xinhua]
China moving toward deploying anti-carrier missile
[AP]
China shrinks rare earths export quota
[AP]
Top China blogger shuts down magazine
[AP]
Uighur reporter jailed for life in secret Chinese trial
[Radio Australia]
Chinese investigative reporter dies after attack
[AP]

Japan
Leaked Senkaku video (part 3) shows direct collision
[Mainichi]
Japan DPJ’s Ozawa to appear at ethics panel
[Reuters]
Japan’s greenhouse gas emissions fall by 5.7 percent; on target to meet Kyoto Protocol
[Mainichi]
Japan postpones launch of emissions trading from 2013
[Mainichi]

South/Central Asia
Drone strike kills 18 alleged militants in Pakistan
[WaPo]
India issues nationwide terror alert
[Guardian]
India launches sharia stock index for Muslims
[AFP]

Middle East
Netanyahu says interim deal possible if talks fail
[Reuters]
Israeli companies to help build Palestinian city
[AP]
Iran says West hostility jeopardizes nuclear talks
[AP]
Iran hangs man convicted of spying for Mossad – IRNA
[Reuters]
2 Germans detained in Iran meet family members
[AP]
Iraqi PM Maliki: Troops out by 2012
[Politico]
Two suicide bombings kill 17 in central Iraq
[The National]

Africa
Radical Nigerian Muslim group claims attacks
[AP]
Gbagbo camp rebuffs presidents’ Ivory Coast ultimatum
[Reuters]
Youth unemployment sparks Tunisian tinderbox
[AFP]
One of only ten ‘Ghostly’ Saharan cheetah filmed in Niger
[BBC]

Europe
Assange’s memoir advance tops $1 million
[Politico]
Russia rejects criticism of Khodorkovsky’s trial
[AP]
Online petition plan for Parliament to go ahead
[BBC]

Americas
No police in Mexico town after last officer kidnapped
[BBC]
Haiti PM criticises post-earthquake rebuilding efforts
[BBC]

Domestic
2011 starts with China up front
[Politico]
U.S. plans push for fissile material ban: official
[Reuters]
New House Members Wake Up to Redistricting
[NYT]
Tests of ‘Roe’ more frequent since justices upheld late-term abortion ban in ’07
[WaPo]
Obama administration steps up monitoring of banks that miss TARP payments
[WaPo]
Obama’s Budget Delayed a Week
[WSJ]
The Northeast Blizzard: One More Sign of Global Warming
[TIME]

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Daily International News 02.01.10

February 1, 2010

Happy February!!!!

Daily International News
February 1, 2010

Koreas
N. Korea designates additional ‘no-sail’ zones: sources
[Yonhap]
2 Koreas hold talks days after exchanging gunfire
[AP]
01.30 N. Korea may have interest in ‘Grand Bargain’: Lee [Yonhap]

China
Door for talks with Dalai Lama still open, national sovereignty non-negotiable: CPC official
[China] and China sticks to hard line in talks on Tibet [AP]
Arms Deal Cools U.S.-China Ties
[WSJ

Middle East
01.30 U.S. Speeding Up Missile Defenses in Persian Gulf [NYT]

Europe
Nuclear nonproliferation on hold as US and Russia debate
[DW]
UN chief Ban Ki-moon begins talks on Cyprus
[BBC]

Americas
Americans arrested taking children out of Haiti
[Reuters] and U.S. to Resume Airlift of Injured Haitians [NYT]
Obama 2010 budget deficit soars to record
[Reuters]
Draft Defense Department budget avoids weapons cuts, adds aircraft
[WaPo]
Obama to Weigh Objections to Holding Terror Trial in New York
[Bloomberg]