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Daily International News 10.29.10

October 29, 2010

Happy (almost) Halloween!

Daily International News
October 29, 2010

International
UN summit poised to seal pact on biodiversity
[AFP]

POTUS Asia Trip
Obama to talk up jobs on India trip
[FT]
What Obama can accomplish in India
[WaPo]
Obama in India: A high-tech trade agreement could change the playing field
[Asia Sentinel]
Obama not visiting Hiroshima, Nagasaki during Japan trip: official
[Mainichi]

Northeast Asia
Koreas
North Korea troops ‘fire into South Korea’
[BBC]
DPRK accuses South Korea of rejecting dialogue, contact
[Xinhua]
From 10/27 Activist Tells of Torture in North Korea Prison [NYT]
High-Ranking North Korean Military Official to Arrive in Cuba on Thursday
[Cuba News Agency]
WH: North Korean leadership transition in early stages
[Reuters]

Japan/China
Japanese ship intercepts ballistic missile in test
[AP]
Japan and China island row flares at ASEAN summit
[BBC] and Japanese statements violate China’s sovereignty, territorial integrity [Xinhua]
China says no to Kan, Wen bilateral
[Reuters]
ASEAN to bring in US as counterbalance to China
[AP]
Upcoming G20 summit an unprecedented test of China’s diplomatic stance
[Mainichi]
Chinese court denounces awarding of Nobel prize
[AP]
Amid disputes, US seeks common ground with China
[AP]
Clinton Presses, Courts Beijing
[WSJ]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Burma court hears Suu Kyi appeal
[BBC]
Clinton: US will push for UN commission on Myanmar
[AP]
Singapore Tightens Trading Rules With Iran, North Korea
[WSJ]
Government considers relocations after Indonesian tsunami
[CNN]
Hobbit legislation passed in New Zealand
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Wikipedia to open first office outside the US in India
[BBC]
Pakistan flood food running out, warns UN
[BBC]
Russia, US collaborate in Afghan drug raid
[AP]

Middle East
Iran ready for nuclear talks after November 10
[Reuters]
Egypt’s FM: No breakthrough in Mideast talks
[AP]
Hezbollah calls for boycott of UN Hariri tribunal
[AP]
Turkish presidential reception challenges headscarf ban
[BBC]

Africa
Botched Sudan referendum could reignite war: report
[Reuters]
Somali Islamists Kill Two Girls Branded Spies
[NYT]
Obama urges ‘peaceful and transparent’ Ivory Coast vote
[AFP]

Europe
Eurozone jobless total rises above 10%
[FT]
David Cameron claims EU budget success
[BBC]
Minister: French troops may withdraw from Afghanistan in 2011
[CNN]
France firm on burqa ban despite bin Laden threat
[AP]
Reports: Russia’s Bulava test-fire a success
[AP]

Americas
Canada cuts ties with North Korea
[AFP]
9 policemen killed in ambush in western Mexico
[AP]
Cholera’s spread raises calls to stall the election
[Miami Herald]

Domestic
Halliburton Spill Liability May Rise on BP Well Report
[Bloomberg]
Jobless Likely to Shun Election That Is Focused on Their Plight
[Bloomberg]
US economic growth rate quickens
[BBC]
Newt Gingrich: Out of the wilderness and into the mix for 2012
[WaPo]
Michelle Rhee outspoken to the end of her tenure as D.C. schools chancellor
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 09.15.10

September 15, 2010

Daily International News
September 15, 2010

Northeast Asia
Arnold Schwarzenegger sells California to East Asia [BBC]
Koreas
North Korea to resume talks with UN Command on sinking
[Nation]
US envoy: No quick progress likely in NKorea talks
[AP]
Bosworth seeks improved North-South relations to resume 6-way talks
[Kyodo]
Carter hopes prisoner release helps peace talks
[AP]
N. Korean website raises succession issue ahead of key party meeting
[Yonhap]
The Rapid Rise of Kim Jong-un
[Chosun]
NKorean political gathering delayed, sources say
[AP]
Japan
Kan works on new Cabinet, DPJ leadership lineups
[Kyodo]
Japan moves to combat rising yen
[BBC]
China
China rejects US trade complaint over clean energy
[AP]

Southeast Asia
Cambodia opens first methadone clinic for heroin users
[BBC]
Police arrest vigilantes for Indonesia church attack
[Reuters]

South/Central Asia
U.S. Debates Karzai’s Place in Fighting Corruption
[NYT]
Kabulbank directors were paid $500K bonuses – audit
[Reuters]
Holbrooke talks up American aid in Pakistan visit
[AP]
Pakistani printers make fake Afghan voting cards
[AP]

Middle East
Peace Talks
Israeli aircraft strike Gaza as leaders convene
[AP]
Israelis, Palestinians ‘Getting Down to Business’
[Bloomberg]
No concessions in Middle East talks
[Al Jazeera]
Iran/Iraq
American freed by Iran plans medical exam in Oman
[AP]
Former Iranian president calls on Iran to take U.S.-led sanctions seriously
[WaPo]
US-Iraqi raid on Fallujah kills 7
[AP]

Africa
Guinea election body set to decide on poll
[Reuters]
Nigeria president declares election bid on Facebook
[Reuters]

UK
Ed Miliband ‘increasingly confident’ in Labour race
[BBC]
BP’s Hayward to testify to UK lawmakers on spill
[AP]
UK MP says speed of defence review ‘could put operations at risk’
[BBC]

Europe
Europe Proposes Rules to Help Steady Markets
[NYT]
Pope’s visit: aide steps aside after comparing Britain to ‘third world’
[Guardian]
French Senate approves burqa ban
[DW]
French lawmakers OK raising retirement age to 62
[AP]

Americas
Former Chilean President to Lead New U.N. Agency
[NYT]
Self-employment key to Cuban economic overhaul
[AP]
Tropical storm Karl hits Mexico’s Yucatan
[AP]

Domestic
Tea Party win hurts Republicans’ Senate chances
[Reuters]
How Adrian Fenty lost his reelection bid for D.C. mayor
[WaPo]
Primary Voter Turnout Stays Low, but More So for Democrats
[NYT]
Lugar’s final word on new START
[FP]
Pentagon Accelerates Savings Push
[WSJ]

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Daily International News 07.19.10

July 19, 2010

Daily International News
July 19, 2010

East/SE Asia
North Korea and Myanmar top agenda for Asia security meet
[Reuters]
China Passes U.S. as World’s Biggest Energy Consumer
[WSJ]
China launches oil spill clean-up after pipeline blasts
[BBC]
Indonesian Muslim group may ban civet coffee
[AP]
AFC chief meets with N. Korean official
[Yonhap]

Central/South Asia
Clinton arrives in Afghan capital for conference
[AP]
Road bombs kill 6 Afghan policemen, 2 US troops
[AP]
U.S. hopes Afghanistan-Pakistan trade deal boosts cooperation in war effort
[WaPo]
US unveils Pakistan aid projects
[BBC]
U.S. Sanctions Cloud India-Iran Projects
[WSJ]

Middle East
Iran uses bank in Germany to beat sanctions: report
[AFP]
48 killed in suicide bombings targeting members of Iraq’s Awakening councils
[WaPo]
Aid from Libya arrives in Gaza
[CNN]

Africa
African Union opens summit despite twin bombings
[AP]
Sudan brutally suppressing dissent, says Amnesty
[AFP]
12 Somalis killed in 2-day Mogadishu battle
[AP]
Rebels hit main army base in Central Africa town
[AFP]
Kenyan pastor charged over ‘referendum bomb plot’
[BBC]

Europe
UK’s Cameron: releasing Lockerbie bomber was wrong
[AP]
Greek journalist gunned down, police cite terror
[AP]
Spanish parliament to debate ban on public burqas
[AP]
IMF, EU suspend talks on emergency loan to Hungary
[DW]
Moody’s downgrades Ireland on bank and growth worries
[Reuters]

Americas/Domestic
Officials say gunmen kill 18 at party in Mexico
[AP]
Top Secret America: A hidden world, growing beyond control
[WaPo]
US fears Gulf seabed oil seepage near stricken BP well
[BBC]
GOP Sees Path to Control of Senate
[WSJ]

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Daily International News 05.14.10

May 14, 2010

Daily International News
May 14, 2010

International
From 05.13 UN elects rights violators to Human Rights Council [AP]

Northeast Asia
China restores Xinjiang internet
[BBC]
Google CEO discusses China, mobile at meeting
[AP]
China’s Premier Discusses School Attacks for First Time
[NYT]
Nigeria, China sign $23 bln refinery deal
[AFP]
SKorea: Economy can withstand NKorea tensions
[AP]
Concerns over Zimbabwe’s ‘Noah’s Ark gift’ to N Korea
[BBC]

Southeast Asia
Thai Forces Move on Protesters as Tension Grows
[NYT] and Bangkok battle: Troops fire on rioting protesters [AP]
Indonesia ‘uncovers plot to kill president’
[BBC]

Central/South Asia
In India, Hitching Hopes on a Subway
[NYT]
Clashes in Kyrgyzstan kill 1, injure more than 60
[AP]

Middle East
Palestinian boy found dead in West Bank
[AP]
Russia to sell Syria warplanes, air defence systems
[Reuters] and…
Russia defends Medvedev-Hamas talks
[Al-Jazeera] and Israeli ‘disappointment’ over Russia-Hamas meeting [CNN]
Despite political uncertainties in Iraq, U.S. sticking with drawdown plan
[WaPo]
Diplomats: Iran expands enrichment facility
[AP]
Iranian cleric defends earthquake-promiscuity link
[AP]
New al-Qaida in Iraq chief vows blood-soaked days
[AP]

Africa
Four African countries sign new Nile treaty
[AFP]

Europe
Bomb explodes inside Greek courthouse, 1 wounded
[AP]
Euro plunges as growth worries mount
[FT]
French burqa ban could face legal challenge – advisory body
[Reuters]
In First Move, Cameron Is Neighborly to Europe
[NYT]
Hungary president names Viktor Orban next PM
[Reuters]

Americas/Domestic
3 Pakistanis arrested in Times Square bomb probe
[AP]
Chile police seek associates of embassy detainee
[AP]
Obama eyes ‘next steps’ in oil spill, BP sets new method
[AFP]
From 05.13 U.S. Said to Allow Drilling Without Needed Permits [NYT]
From 05.13 Mexican candidate killed in drug-plagued region [AP]

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Daily International News 05.12.10

May 12, 2010

Daily International News
May 12, 2010

Northeast Asia
NKorea claims to achieve elusive nuclear fusion
[AP]
China children ‘hacked to death’ in new school attack
[BBC]
China environmentalist released after prison term
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Myanmar junta rejects international poll monitors
[AP]
From 05.11 Aung San Suu Kyi asks for her freedom [AP]
Philippines’ Arroyo picks chief justice as probe looms
[Reuters]
Thai ‘red shirts’ face midnight ultimatum
[FT]

Central Asia
Karzai Visits Washington, With Smiles All Around
[NYT]

Middle East
Israel FM: Iran, Syria, NKorea new ‘axis of evil’
[AP]
Israel says seized North Korean arms were for Hamas, Hezbollah
[Reuters]
Iraqi Deal to End De-Baathification
[NYT]
Yemen al Qaeda arm claims attack on UK ambassador
[Reuters]

Africa
Libyan jet with 104 crashes; child sole survivor
[AP]
Julius Malema of South Africa’s ANC in public apology
[BBC]
Somali pirates seize Greek ship
[BBC]

Europe
British PM Cameron names new ministers
[CNN]
Full Text of British Coalition Agreement
[NYT]
Russia, U.S. reach adoption accord
[AP]
Spain cuts civil service pay by 5%
[FT]
From 05.11 French parliament condemns full Islamic face veil [BBC]

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Daily International News 05.07.10

May 7, 2010

Daily International News
May 7, 2010

Special: Kim Jong-Il in China
Top leaders of China, DPRK hold talks in Beijing
[Xinhua]
China’s embrace of North Korea’s Kim irks neighbours
[Reuters]
Kim: DPRK sticks to denuclearization
[Xinhua]
Q+A: What is next for North Korea nuclear diplomacy?
[Reuters]

East Asia
Island heads reject Hatoyama’s request to host U.S. base functions
[Kyodo]
Dalai Lama tells AP: Exiles must press China talks
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Australia burka armed robbery sparks ban debate
[BBC]
Malaysian sultan ‘held in hospital against his will’
[BBC]
Burma’s NLD democracy party dissolved
[BBC]

Central/South Asia
US urges Nepal Maoists to end strike
[AFP]
Indian soldiers clash with Kashmir rebels, 7 killed
[Reuters]
Briton Vugar Khalilov ‘denied treatment’ in Kyrgyzstan
[BBC]

Middle East
Iran’s foreign minister hosts UN envoys in New York
[BBC]
Israel won’t move on U.N. call for nuclear-free zone
[Reuters]
Iraq vote winner asserts right to form government
[AP]Europe

Europe
Election: Cameron makes offer to Lib Dems on government [BBC]
From 05.06 West Europeans target US nukes at treaty session [AP]
Russia declines to stop American adoptions
[AP]
German parliamentary vote backs Greece bail-out funding
[BBC]

Americas
From 05.06 Giant box close to being over oil-spewing well [AP]
From 05.06 US adds 3 Mexican states to travel-warning list [AP]
From 05.06 Haiti prez to extend term if election not held [AP]

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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]