Posts Tagged ‘canada’

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Daily International News 08.22.11

August 22, 2011

Daily International News
August 22, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Race to replace Kan as prime minister an opportunity to display national will, vision
[Mainichi]
Areas near Japan nuke plant to remain off-limits
[AP]
74 percent favor gradual reduction of nuclear power plants: Mainichi poll
[Mainichi]
Apple’s iPhone gets Japanese earthquake alert
[BBC]
Koreas
North Korea’s Kim May Get Nuclear Talks Offer on Russia Trip
[Bloomberg]
North Korean Leader Travels in Secrecy Toward Russian Summit
[VOA]
Kim’s Russia trip focusing on energy issue
[AP]
Pyongyang expels South Koreans from “peace” resort
[Reuters]
Red Cross: 29,000 have lost homes in NKorea floods
[AP]
North Korea to Auction Resort Owned by South
[NYT]
Deutsche Bank charged in South Korea over stock rout
[BBC]
China
Day 4: Biden gently prods China on human rights
[LA Times]
China-Philippines relations to develop through presidential visit
[Xinhua]
China to identify responsibility in fatal rail crash: official
[Xinhua]
Tainted vinegar suspected in 11 deaths in China
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Myanmar’s president calls for easing tensions
[AP]
Vietnamese police detain 50 in anti-China protest
[AP]
Philippine gov’t, rebels start new round of peace talks
[Kyodo]
Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim defiant at sodomy trial
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Biden Names Mongolian Horse, Lauds Democratic Progress Before Japan Visit
[Bloomberg]
India tentatively moves for talks with anti-graft activist
[Reuters]
Inquiry confirms Kashmir unmarked graves
[Al Jazeera]

Middle East
Syrian Forces Kill Eight Protesters as Assad Rejects Western Call to Leave
[Bloomberg]
Arab nations to pressure Syria at UN
[AP]
Hamas says Gaza ceasefire agreed
[Al Jazeera]
Egypt cabinet to meet as Israel tensions linger
[Reuters]
US hikers enter Iran on “espionage mission”: minister
[Xinhua]
Iran starts moving uranium centrifuges to bunker
[Reuters]

Africa
Libya
Fighting rages over Gaddafi’s compound
[Al Jazeera]
Rebels claim 3 of Gadhafi’s sons captured
[CNN]
US Diplomat: Gadhafi’s whereabouts not yet known
[AP]
McCain And Graham Say US Should Have Pushed Harder For Fall Of Qaddafi
[TPM]
China wants active role in Libyan reconstruction
[AP]
S.Africa not assisting Gaddafi to exit: minister
[Reuters]
Non-Libya Related
Congo’s ruling party nominates incumbent president
[AP]
Hopes low before South Africa climate change talks
[AP]

Europe
Putin ally Valentina Matviyenko set to be Russia’s No 3
[BBC]
Strauss-Kahn could hold office in France-party rival
[Reuters]

Americas
Irene strengthens into hurricane as it heads for Haiti
[BBC]
Canadian opposition leader Jack Layton dies
[Reuters]

Domestic
Obama Seeks to Close Distance With Voters
[Bloomberg]
Rick Perry’s claim that Obama has ‘killed more jobs’ than any other president
[WaPo]
Rove bets Palin will run for president
[POLITICO]
Newt Gingrich’s Pacific strategy – working?
[POLITICO]
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial joins an evolving National Mall
[LA Times]
Wall Street Aristocracy Got $1.2 Trillion in Secret Fed Loans
[Bloomberg]
Dominique Strauss-Kahn charges ‘set to be dropped’
[Guardian]

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Daily International News 08.18.11

August 18, 2011

Daily International News
August 18, 2011

Coverage of Biden China Trip
Cooperation is Emphasized as Biden Opens Talks in China
[NYT]
Biden in China says relations key to global economy
[WaPo]
Biden: US-China relations crucial to economic stability
[BBC]
China, U.S. seek to boost confidence as Biden visits
[Reuters]
Biden visit to China sees sides coming together
[AP]
China, U.S. underline cooperation, trust remains key
[Xinhua]

Northeast Asia
Japan
Nuclear safety agency advised Niigata gov’t not to hold joint quake, nuke disaster drill
[Mainichi]
US envoy: Tokyo didn’t take charge when crisis hit
[AP]
Maher regrets State didn’t challenge Kyodo report
[Mainichi]
Japan exports fall for 5th straight month in July
[AP]
Koreas
North Korea Sends Academics to Study Business in Canada
[VOA]
N. Korean leader enjoys yacht holiday: report [AFP]
S. Korea, Russia to hold new round of talks on gas pipeline
[Yonhap]
Red Cross: 2 North Korean drifters repatriated
[AP]
North Korea ‘art smugglers’ charged in South Korea
[BBC]
China
China’s stealth fighter J-20 shows flexibility in test flight
[Xinhua]
Vice Premier urges defense industry to enhance innovation capacities
[Xinhua]
New freighter service route launched linking China, Russia, Japan
[Xinhua]
China’s newly rich are flaunting wealth — and giving Communist rulers a headache
[WaPo]
Coca Cola plans $4 billion investment in China
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Burma papers end daily criticism of foreign media
[BBC]
Suu Kyi invited to government-sponsored forum on economic reform
[Kyodo]
Philippine president to visit China Aug. 30 to mend diplomatic rift
[Kyodo]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan police release sketch of U.S. man’s suspected captor
[Reuters]
At least 39 killed in new Karachi violence
[Reuters]
Afghan Insurgents Step Up Deadly Attacks on Civilians
[NYT]
Indian activist to launch public fast as government relents
[Reuters]

Middle East
Obama calls on Syria’s Assad to step down
[Al Jazeera]
Syria’s Assad says military stops, shooting reported
[Reuters]
Turkish military attacks PKK rebels in Iraq
[Reuters]
Lebanon urged to arrest Hariri suspects
[Al Jazeera]
Gunmen kill six in Israel in attack near Egypt border
[Reuters]

Africa
Libyan rebels seize western oil refinery
[Reuters]
Algeria “not immune to Arab spring revolt”
[Reuters]
UN calls for ‘scaled-up’ Somalia aid effort
[Al Jazeera]

Europe
French Media Reveals Details Behind Lagarde Inquiry
[Reuters]
Spanish protests over cost of Pope’s visit
[Al Jazeera]
Messi fires Barcelona to Super Cup win
[Al Jazeera]
New Hacking Arrest: Hollywood Reporter for British Tabloid
[NYT]
Dublin Catholics face levy as church faces bankruptcy
[Guardian]

Americas
Oil sheen in Gulf, source unknown
[AP]
Peru suspends coca eradication programme
[Al Jazeera]
Mexican drug traffickers taunt police
[Al Jazeera]

Domestic
U.S. Stocks Drop Sharply, Following Europe
[NYT]
Obama to issue new proposals on job creation, debt reduction
[WaPo]
Obama’s Economic Numbers: Down, Down, and Up
[TPM]
U.S. Inquiry Is Said to Focus on S.&P. Ratings
[NYT]
Veepstakes speculation heats up
[POLITICO]
Christine O’Donnell walks off Piers Morgan show
[Guardian]
Foreign Students in Work Visa Program Stage Walkout at Plant
[NYT]

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Daily International News 08.16.11

August 16, 2011

Daily International News
August 16, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Hurdles must be overcome before DPJ forms grand coalition
[Mainichi]
Koreas
US, SKorea begin war drills aimed at NKorea
[AP]
Canada tightens sanctions against North Korea
[Reuters]
N. Korea installs CCTV cameras near border with China to thwart defections
[Yonhap]
Seoul says OK to have troops on disputed isles, takes issue with Noda
[Kyodo]
School’s out for S Korean kids
[Al Jazeera]
China
China launches 2-month Xinjiang terror crackdown
[AP]
Protest Over Chemical Plant Shows Growing Pressure on China From Citizens
[NYT]
Visiting Vice Premier Li Keqiang meets Hong Kong Chief Executive
[Xinhua]
Railways ministry spokesman Wang Yongping dismissed from office: ministry
[Xinhua]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Qantas to slash 1,000 jobs, start new Asia airline
[AP]
FBI arrests man over ‘collar bomb’ hoax
[Al Jazeera]
Australia carbon tax protest targets Julia Gillard
[BBC]
‘Toxic chemical link’ to Thailand hotel deaths
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Indian anti-graft activist arrested as protests spread
[Reuters]
Gunman kills Afghan woman working for government
[AP]
Nepal’s two major parties announce candidates for prime minister
[Kyodo]

Middle East
Abbas confirms to make U.N. statehood bid in September
[Reuters]
Israeli air strikes hit Gaza Strip
[Al Jazeera]
Gunfire in Syrian coastal city; 35 dead in 4 days
[AP]
Bahrain rights body shuts doors after protest crowd
[Reuters]
Egypt Deploys Soldiers to North Sinai
[NYT]
7 pulled from Iraqi mosque, killed execution-style
[AP]

Africa
Gaddafi forces fire Scud missile – U.S. official
[Reuters]
UN probing theft of Somalia food aid
[Al Jazeera]
South Sudan offers Somalia African Union troops
[BBC]
Guinea’s President Conde pardons jailed activists
[BBC]
Eritrean leader Afewerki in ‘peace trip’ to Uganda
[BBC]
Zimbabwe “kingmaker” general killed in fire
[Reuters]

Europe
Statoil announces huge North Sea oil discovery
[AP]
Top Tabloid Editors Endorsed Hacking, Letter Says
[NYT]
Britain Charges 16-Year-Old with Murder in Riots
[NYT]
German economic slowdown raises fresh eurozone fears
[Guardian]
Merkel, Sarkozy meet as euro economy stalls
[AP]

Americas
El Salvador’s gangs join drugs trade
[Al Jazeera]
Bolivians march against development plan
[Al Jazeera]
Canadian armed forces to be ‘royal’ once again
[BBC]

Domestic
Fitch affirms U.S. at AAA, outlook stable
[Reuters]
Supercommittee runs risk of turf war
[POLITICO]
U.S. ambassador to Brazil called back to oversee the Foreign Service
[FP]
Poll: 13 percent approve of Congress
[POLITICO]
Can’t miss: Top stops on 2012 trail
[POLITICO]
Perry Says Bernanke Spending Before Election Would Be ‘Almost Treasonous’
[Bloomberg]
Pawlenty’s Top NH Aide Joins Huntsman
[TPM]
Sarah Palin tour comes to abrupt halt
[POLITICO]
Clinton Fundraisers Step Up to Fill Obama Re-Election Account
[Bloomberg]
On mortgage rates, Obama wants proposal for how government can keep big role
[WaPo]
Today: The Last Two Wisconsin Recalls (For Now)
[TPM]

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Daily International News 07.22.11

July 22, 2011

Daily International News
July 22, 2011

Northeast Asia
Koreas
N.Korea official says two Koreas want six party talks soon-report
[Reuters]
Asean: N and S Korea envoys hold ‘constructive’ talks
[BBC]
North Korea names Ri YongHo as new envoy for stalled nuke talks
[AP]
North Korea to appoint ambassador to ASEAN
[AFP]
North Korea and Iran increase collaboration on nuclear missile, report claims
[Telegraph]
China
US-TW Business Council: US decision on Taiwan F-16 sales Oct. 1
[AP]
Canada to deport Chinese fugitive Lai Changxing
[BBC]
China to ordain more non-Vatican bishops
[BBC]
China: Bus fire in Henan kills dozens
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Clinton says Myanmar has to do more
[AP]
Clinton hails deal on South China Sea disputes
[AP] 
Cambodian PM proposes troop pullout deal with Thailand
[Reuters]
Australia and Malaysia ‘to sign deal on asylum seekers’
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Pakistani PM: US promises not to repeat Bin Laden raid
[Guardian]
Wilson Centre speech: Musharraf vows to repeat his actions
[Pakistan Tribune]

Middle East
Syrian uprising: Crackdown on Homs ‘intensifies’
[BBC]
Syria holds massive rallies to ‘support Homs’
[Al Jazeera]
Amnesty: Saudi terror law ‘would strangle protest’
[BBC]
Yemen tribes say they stop militant convoy in south
[Reuters]

Africa
NATO Allies Opens to Possibility Qaddafi Could Stay in Libya
[Bloomberg]
Gaddafi rules out talks with Libya rebels
[Al Jazeera]
Al-Shabab says aid group ban remains in place
[Al Jazeera]
Investigation opens into Conde assassination attempt
[AFP]
Troops patrol Malawi towns after 18 killed in protests
[Reuters]

Europe
Explosion rocks central Oslo, Norway PM’s office
[Reuters]
Serbia extradites Goran Hadzic to Hague court
[BBC]
Ukraine’s Tymoshenko mocks court in trial
[AP]
Georgian photographers released on spy charges
[AP]
EU leaders agree €109bn Greek bail-out
[FT]
World stocks jump after Greek debt deal
[Deutsche Welle]

Americas
Ottawa seeks 30+ ‘war criminals’ hiding in Canada
[BBC]
Ecuador president ‘to donate $40m libel damages’
[BBC]
Media watchdogs condemn Ecuador libel ruling
[Al Jazeera]
From Cuba, Venezuela’s Chavez governs via Twitter
[AP]
Brazil: record low unemployment and more job-creation in second half anticipated
[MercoPress]

Domestic
DADT: Pentagon to end US military gay ban
[BBC]
Don’t miss it: John Kerry backs gay marriage
[POLITICO]
Debt talks bring tensions between Democrats, Obama to surface
[WaPo]
John Boehner: House must act by Wednesday
[POLITICO]
Obama Aligns With Boehner in Seeking U.S. Debt Pact Amid Internal Strife
[Bloomberg]
Ex-NoW Executives Dispute Testimony of Murdoch Son
[NYT]
Justice Department Prepares Subpoenas in News Corp. Inquiry
[WSJ]
Owners approve proposed labor deal
[ESPN]
No new panda cub for National Zoo this year
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 07.20.11

July 20, 2011

Daily International News
July 20, 2011

ASEAN Regional Forum
ASEAN, China approve ‘guidelines’ for disputed sea
[AP]

Clinton calls for Sri Lankan reconciliation
[AP]
Clinton urged to press Indonesia on military abuse
[AP]
Clinton urges India to expand influence
[AP]

Northeast Asia
Great East Japan Earthquake estimated as most expensive natural disaster on record [Mainichi]
Kan likely to quit by end of August, positive signs on horizon, says foreign expert
[Mainichi]

Philippines lifts ban on animal products from Fukushima area
[Kyodo]
Koreas
N.Korea slams Japan in territorial row
[Straits Times]
South Korea to Push Security Forum For Rebuke of North
[GSN]
ROK military to randomly inspect Marine bases
[Korea Herald]
2 S. Korean intelligence officials detained in China for 10 months
[Kyodo]
China
China says 14 extremists killed in Xinjiang attack
[AP]
China’s vice president urges Tibetan monks to “stay clear from” separatist forces
[Xinhua]

Taiwan’s mainland affairs minister call for visa-free access to H.K.
[Kyodo]
China appeals to US for “responsible” steps to reassure markets, protect debt holders
[WaPo]
Chinese state oil firm buys Canadian oil sands producer
[BBC]
Nepal to re-measure Mount Everest to end China row
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
South China Sea dispute: Philippine MPs visit Spratlys
[BBC]

Germany in deal on Thai Prince Vajiralongkorn’s jet
[BBC]
Cambodia to pull troops from border after Indonesian observers arrive
[Kyodo]
Australian police quell Christmas Island asylum riot
[BBC]
New Zealand PM John Key denies Israel spy rumour
[BBC]
Christchurch earthquake: Diary from Sumner
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
13 killed by earthquake in Uzbekistan
[AP]
Taliban say Mullah Omar death report false, phones hacked by US
[Reuters]

Lashkar Gah: Nato hands over volatile Afghan city
[BBC]
US charges two for illegal lobbying over Kashmir
[BBC]

Middle East
Syrian warns ambassadors not to leave capital
[AP]
Syrian military assaults intensify on Homs, 16 killed
[Reuters]
Jailed Palestinian leader asks millions to protest
[AP]
Ahmadinejad and clerics fight over head scarves
[WaPo]

Africa
Clinton promises $28M more in famine aid to Africa
[AP]
UN declares famine in parts of Somalia
[Al Jazeera]

Libya rebels suffer heavy casualties at Brega
[Reuters]
Sudan minister open to foreign troops in S. Kordofan
[AFP]
Britain, Nigeria agree to cooperate on terrorism
[AFP]
Malawi’s capital Lilongwe hit by riots
[BBC]

Europe
APNewsBreak: US mulls sanctions against Iceland
[AP]
Serbia arrests last war crimes fugitive
[AP]
Cameron testifies to Parliament on phone hacking scandal
[Guardian]
European banks see debt threat in U.S. as well as at home
[WaPo]
European Union ‘needs strong message’ on Greece debt
[BBC]
Cyprus may need bailout after blast, banker warns
[AP]

Americas
Chile inquiry confirms President Allende killed himself
[BBC]

Domestic
U.S. conducted subcritical nuclear tests in Dec. and Feb.
[Mainichi]
Post-ABC poll: GOP too dug in on debt talks; public fears default consequences
[WaPo]
Michele Bachmann faces more migraine questions [POLITICO]
Minn. governor signs budget, ends 20-day state shutdown after impasse over taxes, spending
[WaPo]
For First Day of Gay Marriage, City Plans License Lottery
[NYT]
Birth control coverage proposed for most health insurance plans
[WaPo]
Men who buy sex commit more crimes, U.S. study finds
[Reuters]
New but tiny moon found circling distant Pluto
[AP]

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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 03.25.11

March 25, 2011

Daily International News
March 25, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan urges more evacuations as Prime Minister Kan addresses nation
[WaPo]
Breach in reactor suspected at Japanese nuke plant
[AP]
Radiation fears mount again in Japan after plant workers injured
[Reuters]
Police: More than 10,000 dead from Japan disaster
[AP]
Kim Jong Il donates S$630,000 to quake-hit Japan
[Today Online]
China
China sentences democracy activist to 10 years
[AP]
Koreas
Jimmy Carter Plans Trip to North Korea
[ABC]
Over 6 million people need food aid in North Korea – U.N.
[Reuters]
India to provide food assistance to North Korea
[Zee News]
North Korea Suggests Libya Should Have Kept Nuclear Program
[NYT]
N.Korean Delegation in Beijing to ‘Prepare for Possible Visit by Kim Jong-un’
[Chosun]
South Korea war games put Yeonpyeong Island on edge
[CSM]
South Korea Will Send Back 27 North Koreans by Sea on March 27
[Bloomberg]
South Korea sex scandal diplomats to be disciplined
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Burma earthquake: At least 75 people killed
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Australia apology over army’s Afghan Facebook ‘racism’
[BBC]
Eight killed in suspected sectarian shooting in Kurram, Pakistan
[DAWN]

Middle East
Israel May Use ‘Great Force’ in Response; Gates Urges Peace
[Bloomberg]
Gates first U.S. defence chief to visit Palestinians
[Reuters]
Iran blasts appointment of UN rights investigator
[AP]
In Iraq, U.S. Special Forces gearing up to leave
[WaPo]
Syria braces for ‘day of dignity’ rallies
[Al Jazeera]
Syrians hold demos as media banned from key city
[AP]
Yemeni President Nears Deal to Resign
[WSJ]
Bahrain tense ahead of planned protests
[FT]

Africa
African Union: Libya needs democratic elections
[AP]
Why action in Libya is unconstitutional
[FP]
Obama avoiding major Oval Office Libya address
[POLITICO]
Op-ed: Obama and Libya: The professor’s war
[WaPo]
Samantha Power Brought Activism Inside to Sway Obama on Libya
[Bloomberg]
The Qaddafi I Know: by Uganda President Yoweri Museveni
[FP]
WikiLeaks cable shows US at odds with ElBaradei
[AP]
Nigeria’s Top Opposition Candidates Pull Out of TV Debate Against Goodluck Jonathan
[This Day]
Nearly one million Ivorians uprooted by conflict – UNHCR
[Reuters]

Europe
EU wants worldwide nuclear plant tests
[AP]
As EU agrees crisis plan, Portugal woes steal show
[AP]
Russian Stocks Fall 1st Day in Three on Blocked Rosneft-BP Deal
[Bloomberg]

Americas
Opposition to topple Canadian government
[AP]

Domestic
Your guide to the 2011 Cherry Blossom Festival
[WaPo]
Palin 2.0? Bachmann Tells ABC News, “I’m In!”
[ABC]
Number of black D.C. residents plummets as majority status slips away
[WaPo]
Mich. man accused of leaving explosive in U.S. building
[WaPo]
J Street: U.S. Group Stirs Debate on Being ‘Pro-Israel’
[NYT]
In contrast to media industry’s struggles, a boom for those who cover Congress
[WaPo]
10 Ideas That Will Change the World
[TIME]