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Daily International News 06.30.11

June 30, 2011

Daily International News
June 30, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japanese gov’t, DPJ agrees on doubling consumption tax by mid-2010s
[Xinhua]
Toyota recalls 110,000 hybrid cars on safety concerns
[BBC]
Koreas
Kim Jong-il’s Train Stops Short of Russian Border
[Chosun]
N. Korea increases grain imports from China
[Yonhap]
S. Korean pastor gets reduced sentence for illegal trip to N. Korea
[Yonhap]
South is spurned on trip to Mt. Kumgang
[JoongAng]
North Korean defector learns to live outside the world’s biggest prison
[Guardian]
Football: Sweden out for second win against N. Korea
[AFP]
China
U.N. rights boss raps China for not arresting Bashir
[Reuters] and China bolsters economic ties with Sudan [Al Jazeera]
Amnesty Int’l: China crackdown on lawyers expands
[AP]
China to celebrate CPC’s 90th birthday
[Xinhua]
Philippine president to visit China in August
[Kyodo]
Ai Weiwei Photography Exhibit: A Chinese Dissident Views New York
[NYT]
China opens world’s longest sea bridge near Qingdao
[BBC]
Taiwan unveils upgraded fighter jet
[AP]
Taiwan ex-President Lee Teng-hui ’embezzled $7.8m’
[BBC]
China raises income tax threshold
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Japan to offer aid to improve living standards of Myanmar people
[Kyodo]
Burma: Australian publisher Ross Dunkley convicted
[BBC]
Yeoh ‘saddened’ by deportation from Myanmar
[AP]
U.N.-backed court concludes hearing on 4 Khmer Rouge leaders
[Kyodo]
Saudi Arabia bars Indonesia and Philippines workers
[BBC]
Three British students killed in Thailand coach crash
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Nato ‘kills senior Haqqani militant in Afghanistan’
[BBC]
Obama weighed military, political risk for Afghan plan
[Reuters]
Pakistan stops US from using ‘drone base’
[Al Jazeera]
French journalists held hostage by Taliban return home
[BBC]
Bangladesh abolishes caretaker gov’t for elections
[AP]

Middle East
Indictments issued in Hariri death probe
[Al Jazeera]
U.S. Monthly Combat Deaths in Iraq at 3-Year High
[NYT]
Strategic Site Is Captured by Militants in Yemen
[NYT]
Bahrain halts military-style trials for protesters
[AP]

Africa
Egypt police clash with youths; over 1,000 hurt
[Reuters]
U.S. hifts to closer contact with Egypt Islamists
[Reuters]
Morocco prepares for vote on king’s powers
[Al Jazeera]
NATO says not involved in arms aid to Libya rebels
[Reuters]
Spain: al-Qaida possibly buying Libyan war weapons
[AP]
NATO Airstrike Kills Militant Leader Linked to Kabul Hotel Attack
[VOA]
Libyan crisis tops agenda of AU summit in Equatorial Guinea
[Xinhua]
Rival Sudan forces to quit border ahead of independence
[BBC]

Europe
Greece clears final hurdle to get bailout funds
[AP]
Rebel Greek MP votes against part of austerity bill
[Reuters]
Sarkozy involved in scuffle during handshake tour
[Reuters]
Putin says Russia will expand presence in Arctic
[AP]
UK public sector strike hits services and schools
[BBC]
Jellyfish force Torness nuclear reactor shutdown in UK
[BBC]

Western Hemisphere [non-US]
Venezuela suspends summit over Hugo Chavez’s illness
[BBC]
U.S. Drops Deportation Proceedings Against Immigrant in Same-Sex Marriage
[NYT]
William, Kate off to Canada, US in first tour
[AP]

Domestic
Senate cancels July 4 recess
[POLITICO]
Dysfunctional Congress ‘worse’ than ever?
[POLITICO]
GOP governors huddle on 2012 race
[POLITICO]
TIME’s Halperin apologizes for calling Obama ‘a dick’
[POLITICO]
Minn. braces for government shutdown
[AP]
Suspected Tucson gunman can be forced to take antipsychotic drugs, judge rules
[LAT]
Bill to Aid Farm Workers Union Is Vetoed
[NYT]
Nigerian flies from NY to DC with invalid pass
[AP]
Birthers Sue Esquire Over Parody, Seeking More than $200 Million
[Forbes]

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Daily International News 06.27.11

June 27, 2011

Daily International News
June 27, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan PM adds Cabinet jobs on tsunami, nuke crisis
[AP]
Japan trips in key effort to cool nuclear reactors
[Reuters]
Radioactive cesium from Fukushima expected to reach U.S. West Coast in 5 years
[Mainichi]
Tepco treats radioactive water at Fukushima plant
[BBC]
Koreas
Russia prepares for possible visit by North Korea’s Kim
[Reuters]
N. Korea to hold ‘Arirang’ mass games from Aug. 1
[Kyodo]
Seoul to send delegation to seized North Korea resort
[Reuters]
China
Kurt Campbell: China’s Military Expansion Raises Concerns in Asia-Pacific
[VOA]
China and Vietnam Agree to Talks on South China Sea Dispute
[NYT]
China activist Hu Jia under house arrest, wife says
[BBC]
UK PM signs China deals but urges respect for human rights
[BBC]
Sudan president’s arrival in China delayed
[AP]
China tests Beijing-Shanghai bullet train
[BBC]
US cable: China official, Taiwanese spy had affair
[AP]
Chinese immigrants in Paris say they’re being systematically attacked
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Cambodia: First hearing ex-Khmer Rouge leaders’ trial
[BBC]
Japanese gov’t official arrives in Myanmar
[Kyodo]
Malaysian activists detained over banned rally
[BBC]
Philip Morris battles Australia on cigarette packaging
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Karzai accuses Pakistan of shelling
[Al Jazeera]
Pakistan expels British counter-terrorism trainers
[Reuters]
Pakistan’s Taliban vow attacks on West
[Reuters]
Gunmen kill senior Pakistani Taliban commander
[AP]

Middle East
Yemen’s Saleh to reappear as violence grips south
[Reuters]
Lebanon expects Hariri indictments soon
[Reuters]
Bahrain tries more medics accused in protests
[AP]
Iran parliament summons Ahmadinejad for questioning
[Reuters]
Israel drops threat to deport, ban journalists for covering flotilla
[AP]
Palestinians seek support for UN recognition
[AP]
Turkey police disperse pro-Kurdish protesters
[Al Jazeera]
Syria dissidents meet in Damascus to discuss transition
[BBC]

Africa
ICC issues Gaddafi arrest warrant
[Al Jazeera] 
Libya: Fierce fighting south-west of Tripoli
[BBC]
Somalia: Three Britons pardoned by president
[BBC]

Europe
Greek lawmakers poised to debate on austerity plan
[BBC]
Bill on Humane Slaughter Yields New Front for Muslim Tensions in Netherlands
[NYT]
E. coli death toll up to at least 47
[AP]
Knox trial: Convicted Ivorian to testify
[AP]

Americas
Hugo Chavez’s brother talks of armed struggle
[AP]

Domestic
Michele Bachmann stresses Iowa roots
[POLITICO]
New York City ‘I Do’ Campaign Woos Same-Sex Weddings After State Approval
[Bloomberg]
After N.Y. vote, Clinton talks to gays
[POLITICO]
Cops on trial over Katrina killings
[Al Jazeera]
LulzSec done after 50 days of hacks
[WaPo]
Obama Targets $72 Billion Business Tax Break
[Bloomberg]
Casey Anthony’s murder trial resumes in Fla.
[AP]

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Daily International News 06.10.11

June 10, 2011

Daily International News
June 10, 2011

International
Over 100 million children in dangerous jobs – U.N.
[Reuters]

Northeast Asia
Koreas
China Urged to Encourage N. Korea to Resume Talks with Seoul
[VOA]
US: China worried by disruption in Korean talks
[AP]

South Korea in surprise rate rise to fight inflation
[BBC]
Political bickering feared to cast doubt on human rights bill on N. Korea
[Yonhap]
N. Korean taekwondo athletes in U.S.
[Yonhap]
China
Future murky for China dissident Huang Qi freed from prison
[AP]
Japan
Japan utility reprimanded over 2 workers’ high radiation
[AP]
Toyota forecasts profits slump after earthquake
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Vietnam plans live-fire drill amid South China Sea row
[BBC]
Aung San Suu Kyi to present the BBC’s Reith Lectures
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Fasting Indian yoga guru stable in hospital
[AP]
Suicide bomber hits memorial for slain Afghan general
[Reuters]
Shooting video another blow to Pakistan’s security forces
[Reuters]
Chicagoan Rana guilty of aiding Pakistan militant group
[Reuters]

Kyrgyzstan violence: Osh unrest remembered one year on
[BBC]

Middle East
Iraq Shiite group claims attack on US troops
[AP]
Syrian army ‘moves on Jisr al-Shughour’
[BBC]
Yemen protesters demand wounded leader’s ouster
[AP]
Israeli army detains 8 Palestinians, including former minister
[Xinhua]
Police, Palestinians clash at Jerusalem holy site
[AP]

Concerns over democracy dominate as Turkey votes
[Reuters]

Africa
France denies NATO helicopter shot down in Libya
[Xinhua]
NATO official: Gadhafi a legitimate target
[CNN]
Gaddafi forces shell Libya’s Misrata, 10 killed
[Reuters]
$1 Billion Is Pledged to Support Libya Rebels
[NYT]
Clinton in Zambia promoting US-African commerce
[AP]

Europe
Gates blasts NATO, questions future of alliance
[AP]
Germany: Sprouts did cause deadly E. coli outbreak
[AP]

EU gives green light to Croatia
[AP]
Italy recalls envoy to Brazil in extradition row
[Reuters]
Spain nabs 3 suspected of global cyber attacks
[AP]
French court postpones decision on Lagarde probe
[AP]
Ex-Russian officer who killed Chechen shot dead
[AP]

Americas
In Visit to Puerto Rico, Obama Has Eye on Mainland
[NYT]
US delegation meets with American jailed in Cuba
[AP]

Domestic
State Department says Clinton not going anywhere
[AP]

Obama heads to his Maryland mountain retreat
[AP]
Leiter to resign as chief of National Counterterrorism Center
[WaPo]
Debbie Wasserman Schultz has rocky DNC start
[POLITICO]
Perry Presidential Notion May Get Serious as Gingrich Aides Quit
[Bloomberg]
Romney to Skip Iowa, Florida Tests, Focus on Nominating Contests
[Bloomberg]
At U.S. embassy-in-exile, anguished diplomats watch Libyan conflict
[WaPo]
2 men found guilty in murder of Calif journalist
[AP]

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Daily International News 04.13.11

April 13, 2011

Daily International News
April 13, 2011

Northeast Asia
Asia-Pacific Governments Play Catch-Up on Minimum Wages
[NYT]
Obama’s top China hand Jeffrey Bader leaves job
[Taipei Times]

China
US says China’s navy has been less aggressive in 2011
[BBC]
Chinese democracy activist charged with subversion
[AP]

Ai Weiwei’s wife: ‘Still no information’
[BBC]
US: China’s 1st aircraft carrier watched by region
[AP]
China security puts Tibetan monastery on lockdown
[AP]
Japan
TEPCO still working on plan to end Japan nuclear crisis
[Reuters]
Japan nuclear plant evacuees demand compensation
[AP]
Japan’s government downgrades its outlook for growth
[BBC]
Solace in the Stadium as Baseball Resumes in Japan
[NYT]
Korea
AmCit detained in DPRK likely Korean-American from CA
[JoongAng]

South Korea raises inflation forecast as prices rise
[BBC]
S.Korea simulates N.Korea attack on nuclear site
[Straits Times]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
EU eases Burma sanctions on some civilian ministers
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
CIA, Pakistan look to repair widening rift
[WaPo]
Afghan police: Suicide bomber kills 10
[AP]
2 US missile attacks kill 6 near Afghan border
[AP]

Middle East
U.S. plans new push on Arab-Israeli peace: Clinton
[Reuters]

Daughter of prominent rights activist in Bahrain on hunger strike
[CNN]
Women march in Syria to demand jailed men be freed
[Reuters]
Rival Military Factions Clash in Yemen
[NYT]
Top White House aide delivers Obama letter to Saudi king
[WaPo]

Africa
Clinton’s ‘Failed State’ Warning Hangs Over Libyan Conflict
[Bloomberg]

Doha meeting reveals divisions on Libya
[Reuters]
Delegates Meet in Support of Libya Rebels
[NYT]
Clinton off to Berlin for NATO talks on Libya
[AP]
2 blasts heard outside Libyan capital
[AP]

Egyptian Prosecutors Order 15-Day Detention of Mubarak
[NYT]
Egypt’s Mubarak detained and army win protest respite
[Reuters]
Ivory Coast generals pledge loyalty to Ouattara
[WaPo]
Ivory Coast president: strongman will face charges
[AP]

Reprisals rock Ivory Coast after strongman deposed
[AP]
Swazi police fire tear gas on teachers for 2nd day
[AP]

Europe
Belarus questions dissidents in subway bombing
[AP]

Dutch anti-Islam politician’s speech trial resumes
[AP]
Russia’s space chief promises new spaceship
[AP]
Medvedev to decide soon on second term
[FT]

More than 800 approach Austrian church abuse commission
[Reuters]

Americas
Brazil lawmakers to propose referendum on gun law
[BBC]
Mexico: Zetas cartel blamed over Tamaulipas mass graves
[BBC]

Domestic
President Obama’s debt speech: What to watch for
[WaPo]
Lawmakers urge Obama to accept mandatory restraints on spending
[WaPo]
Obama Said to Call for Curbing Entitlements, Raising Taxes
[Bloomberg]
Seeking Execution Drug, States Cut Legal Corners
[NYT]
CIA’s brain drain: Since 9/11, some top officials have moved to private sector
[WaPo]
Congress, in a First, Removes an Animal From the Endangered Species List
[NYT]
Sidney Harman, audio equipment mogul and owner of Newsweek, dies at 92
[WaPo]

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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 03.17.11

March 17, 2011

Daily International News
March 17, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan in desperate bid to cool reactors
[FT]
UN Scientists Project Path of Radiation Plume Towards S. California
[NYT]
U.S. seeking evacuations from Japan
[POLITICO]
G-7 Finance Chiefs to Discuss Measures to Help Japan
[NYT]
US nuclear agency chief says no water in spent fuel pool at Japan plant; Japan denies it
[WaPo]
Int’l Nuclear Issues
China suspends nuclear building plans
[BBC]
Germany’s Merkel Vows Quick Transition To Renewable Energy
[RFERL]
Hugo Chavez calls off Venezuela’s nuclear energy plans
[BBC]
Koreas/China
SKorea rejects NKorea’s offer to rejoin talks
[AP]
Tibetan monastery sealed off after self-immolation
[AFP]
Dalai Lama vows to devolve power, says leadership outdated
[Reuters]
China opposes Uighur activist’s Australia visit
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Malaysia investigates seized ship cargo
[BBC]
Malaysian Christian lawyer barred from Shariah courts
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan furore over American’s release
[Al Jazeera]
US missiles kill 38 militants in NW Pakistan
[AP]

Middle East
Abbas to meet Hamas in Gaza for Palestinian unity talks
[BBC]
Bahrain detains 7 opposition figures
[AP]
At least 84 wounded in new Yemen clashes – activists
[Reuters]
Abu Dhabi Guggenheim Faces Protest
[NYT]

Africa
4 Times Journalists Are Missing in Libya
[NYT]
US offers backing for Libya no-fly zone
[FT]
Gadhafi forces bomb airport at rebel stronghold
[AP]
South Africa recognises Ouattara as winner in Ivory Coast
[Reuters]
Clinton in Tunisia to back democracy transition
[AFP]
South Sudan army clash with heavily armed militia
[Reuters]
Last ‘Egypt video’ Zimbabwe activists get bail
[BBC]
Ugandan Amisom peacekeepers jailed for shooting Somalis
[BBC]

Europe
Internet privacy and the “right to be forgotten”
[Reuters]
Gaddafi did not fund Sarkozy, Claude Gueant insists
[BBC]
UK banks must be able to cope with double dip recession, FSA says [Guardian]
NHS reforms will see ‘shut’ signs on hospitals, patients warned
[Guardian]

Americas
Magnitude 5.3 quake shakes Chile, no damage seen
[Reuters]
UN ‘supports Central America’s fight against violence’
[BBC]

Domestic
West Wing briefing: Obama starts to engage on his reelection effort
[WaPo]
GOP 2012: Return of the neo-cons
[POLITICO]
Clinton: No interest in job if Obama wins in 2012
[AP]
US cyber war defences ‘very thin’, Pentagon warns
[BBC]
House to vote on cutting off funds for NPR
[AP]
GOP begins rollback of Wall St. reform
[POLITICO]
House Republicans try to steer focus back to jobs
[WaPo]
Obama administration mum as .xxx nears approval
[POLITICO]
D.C. Mayor Gray fires chief of staff
[WaPo]
Poll: 81% fear for Social Security
[POLITICO]
EPA proposes ‘first ever’ emissions standards for power plants
[WaPo]
Fiery explosion forces evacuations in Minneapolis
[AP]
Michelle Obama to write book on gardening, healthy eating
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 01.31.11

January 31, 2011

Daily International News
January 31, 2011

Egypt Uprising
El Shaheeh: Egypt’s Facebook Rebel
[Beast]
Egypt protesters maintain pressure
[FT]
Israel agrees to some Egyptian troops in Sinai
[AP]
Japan gov’t to use chartered planes to rescue Japanese from Egypt
[Mainichi] and China sends planes to bring back stranded Chinese in Egypt [Xinhua]

Northeast Asia
Koreas
UN report verifies NK’s uranium enrichment program
[Korea Times]

South Korea rejects North’s call for earlier military talks
[Reuters]
S. Korea to press N. Korea to honor 1992 denuclearization pact: official
[Yonhap]
US, N. Korea begin 3rd round of food diplomacy
[Donga]
China
Huntsman Said to Be Planning to Resign as Ambassador
[Bloomberg]
Chinese state councilor, US national security advisor talk relations
[Global Times]
China denies Karmapa Lama spy reports
[Global Times]

Hit-and-run son of Li Gang sentenced to serve six years in prison
[Global Times]
Japan
Japan, China officials discuss North Korea, East China Sea gas project
[Mainichi]
Japanese powerbroker Ozawa indicted
[FT]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Myanmar’s parliament opens under tight security
[AP]

Philippine’s Pres. Aquino Orders Inquiry Into Military Corruption Allegations
[NYT]
Cyclone roars toward Australia’s flooded north
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Kazakhstan court rejects referendum plan
[BBC]
New estimates put Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal at more than 100
[WaPo]

Militants set fire to NATO trucks
[CNN]
Senior police official among six killed in Peshawar blasts
[Dawn]
Sri Lankan anti-govt media outlet torched in arson attack
[Reuters]
One dead, 50 hurt in Bangladesh airport protest
[Reuters]
Losses at Afghan Bank Could Be $900 Million
[NYT]

Middle East
Iran summons American woman for Feb. 6 trial
[AP]

Iran hangs Dutch-Iranian woman for drug smuggling, report says
[CNN]
Iran hangs man convicted of apostasy
[Reuters]
16 killed in shootout between Somali army, police
[AP]
Oman uncovers ‘UAE spy network’
[Al Jazeera]

Africa
Head of Ennahda movement Rached Ghannouchi back in Tunis
[Tunisia Online]

Sudanese police, students clash in the capital
[CNN]
Niger Elections Start in Return to Civilian Rule
[Bloomberg]

Europe
Belarus releases second opposition presidential candidate
[Deutsche Welle]
‘Last’ Bloody Sunday march in N. Ireland town
[AFP]
Labour and government inch towards voting reform bill deal
[Guardian]
Eurozone inflation hits 2.4% in January
[FT]

Americas
Chavez’s new threat: funding at risk for activists
[AP]
In Haiti, Hillary Clinton meets with candidates, pushes Preval on elections
[WaPo]

Poll opens amid Mexican gang war
[Al Jazeera]

Domestic
2012 Republican presidential candidates all have flaws
[WaPo]
California Marks the First Fred Korematsu Day
[TIME]

Julian Assange compares Wikileaks to US Founding Fathers in 60 Mins Interview
[Telegraph]
Calif. man accused in plot on Mich. mosque
[AP]

Obama to announce campaign to increase investment in start-ups, small businesses
[WaPo]