Posts Tagged ‘cheonan’

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Daily International News 03.24.11

March 24, 2011

Daily International News
March 24, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Cherry blossom events begin with solemn DC tribute [AP]
Anxiety in Japan over radiation in tap water [AP]
Japan’s police say disaster death toll tops 9,800 [AP]
Toyota to curb N. America production after quake [AP]
Koreas
Ex-US President High Chance of Visiting N. Korea Next Month: Source [Arirang]
North Koreans to talk with ex-US envoys in Germany [AP]
U.N. renews mandate of envoy to probe abuses in N.Korea [Reuters]
NKorea sends aid to Korean quake victims in Japan [AP]
Two Koreas agree on rare volcano talks next week [AP]
SKorea holds live-fire military drills near border [AP]
Cheonan sinking: Paper criticises S Korea military [BBC]
S.Korean island opposes anti-North leaflet launch [AFP]
with Libya: N.Korea Misreads the Libyan Situation [Chosun]
China
China to impose rare earth resource tax [Xinhua]
China central bank further tightens liquidity to control inflation expectation [Xinhua]
China to ban smoking in public places [BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Thailand: No army role in Japanese reporter death [AP]

South/Central Asia
Taliban stop cell phone signals in key Afghan province [Reuters]
Two UK soldiers killed in Afghanistan [BBC]
Pakistan suicide car bombing kills five near Hangu [BBC]
Jeremy Morlock jailed for 24 years over Afghan deaths [BBC]

Middle East
Oil rises above $106 amid Middle East conflict [AP]
UN human rights body approves investigator on Iran [Reuters]
Syrian death toll mounts after Deraa unrest [BBC]
Yemen forces clash over Saleh before Friday protest [Reuters]
EU envoy defends Bahrain police action [BBC]
Jerusalem bombing: Netanyahu in security pledge [BBC]
Gates assures Egypt on sustained U.S. aid [Reuters]

Africa
Libya, Obama and the tragedy in Darfur [WaPo]
Amr Moussa Op-ed: The Goal in Libya Is Not Regime Change [NYT]
Allies Pressure Qaddafi Forces Around Rebel Cities [NYT]
Arab countries on the sidelines in Libya campaign [AP]
Rumsfeld: Unanswered questions about Libya [POLITICO]

Europe
Portugal PM Socrates’ resignation overshadows EU summit [BBC]
Policy disperse protesters at EU demonstrations with water cannons [AP]
Germany Steps Away From European Unity [NYT]
German minister says nuclear U-turn “not rational”: report [Reuters]

Americas
Cuba releases dissidents Navarro and Ferrer [BBC]
Bolivia’s Morales to take Chile sea dispute to court [BBC]
WikiLeaks: Colombia began using U.S. drones for counterterrorism in 2006 [WaPo]
Drillers propose deep-Earth quest [BBC]

Domestic
Rights Are Curtailed for Terror Suspects [WSJ]
Christmas bomber chose Detroit because plane tix cheapest [AP]
Romney moves to build fundraising advantage [WSJ]
Mitt Romney, tea party favorite: poll [WaPo]

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Daily International News 02.23.11

February 23, 2011

Daily International News
February 23, 2011

‘Jasmine Revolutions’ – North Africa
Libya: Ex-official kidnapped; interior minister said he resigned
[CNN]

Libya crew abort bombing mission on Benghazi: report
[Reuters]
Sarkozy becomes first to urge sanctions against Libya
[FT]

Report: Ex-minister says Gadhafi ordered Lockerbie
[AP] Original article – “Khadaffi gav order om Lockerbie-attentatet” [Expressen]
Italian Energy Company Suspends Gas Pipeline to Libya
[NYT]
Background: Economist’s Mapping the Arab World
From 02/22 Algeria’s state of emergency to be lifted ‘imminently’ [BBC]
Banks Scrutinize Tunisian Ben Ali Regimes’ Assets
[WSJ]
Egypt’s cabinet, under attack, meets for first time
[Reuters]
Middle East
Saudi king announces new benefits
[Al Jazeera]
Bahrain releases prisoners as king leaves country on trip
[CNN]
First Protester Deaths at Yemen Rally
[WSJ]

Northeast Asia
China/HK
Four face execution for killings in China’s Xinjiang
[BBC]
China detains citizens who spread call to protest
[AP]

‘Poisoned’ Chinese workers turn to Apple for help
[BBC]
Hong Kong grows at 6.8% in 2010 helped by Chinese money
[BBC]
Koreas
N. Korea accuses S. Korea of provoking Nov. attack on border island
[Yonhap]
SKorea, China worry over NKorea’s nuclear program
[AP]
Japan
Pakistani president asks Kan for same nuke cooperation deal given India
[Mainichi]
Pressure on Japan PM grows as MP leaves govt post
[Reuters]

South/Central/SE Asia/Pacific
US talks with Myanmar’s Suu Kyi about aid
[AP]

New Zealand police warn of rising death toll
[FT]
Thousands protest against high food prices in Delhi
[BBC]

Middle East
Israel to Europe: Iran ships augur nuclear spread
[Reuters]
Israeli tanks strike Gaza after mortar attack
[AP]

Africa
Gbagbo loyalists killed in Ivory Coast ambush
[Reuters]

Coptic Christian priest killed in southern Egypt
[AP]

Europe
Greeks return to the streets to protest austerity cuts
[Deutsche Welle]
From 02/22 Thachi re-elected Kosovo PM despite organ controversy’ [BBC]
London Mayor Boris Johnson accused of ‘barefaced lies’ over police numbers
[Guardian]

Americas
More than 11,000 migrants kidnapped in Mexico
[AP]
Mexico economic growth hits 10-year high
[BBC]
Brazil sues ex-president, ex-minister over letters
[CNN]

Domestic
Obama Said Likely to Name NSC’s Shapiro as Ambassador to Israel
[Bloomberg]
Thousands March on State Capitols as Union Fight Spreads
[NYT]
From 02/22 Rahm Emanuel elected Chicago mayor, avoids April runoff with majority of vote [WaPo]
U.S. big surfing contest wipes out, no waves
[Reuters]
Christine O’Donnell ponders ‘Dancing With the Stars’ gig
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 02.09.11

February 9, 2011

Daily International News
February 9, 2011

Northeast Asia
Pentagon highlights threats from Asia in strategy report
[TWT]
Koreas
Korea talks “collapse” in setback for nuclear dialogue
[Reuters]
S. Korea backing away from potential Red Cross talks with N. Korea
[Yonhap]
N. Korea denies ship sinking, defends artillery attack
[Kyodo]
Tough Woman Plays Key Role in Inter-Korean Talks
[Chosun]
Somali pirates free South Korean ship and 43 crew
[AP]
China/Taiwan
Taiwan general Lo Hsien-che held on China spy charges
[BBC]
Ma calls for use of term ‘mainland’
[Global Times]
Facebook expands Asia operation with Hong Kong office
[BBC]
Japan
Japan’s emperor to undergo heart tests
[AP]
Sumo grand champion apologises over scandal‎
[BBC]

South/Southeast/Central Asia
Thais, Cambodia face diplomatic pressure to end dispute
[Reuters]
Pakistan officials hopeful on held American spat
[AP]
Pakistani cabinet resigns as part of revamp plan
[Reuters]
Afghanistan Jalalabad university is bombed
[BBC]

Middle East
Middle East peace process at risk, William Hague says
[BBC]
Iranian Dissident Says Planned March Will Test Regime
[NYT]
Bombings in northern Iraq kill 7
[AP]
Egyptian opposition defiant over VP’s warning of coup
[AP]
Opposition: Mubarak must act now or risk ‘complete chaos’
[WaPo]

Africa
South Sudan minister shot dead in Juba – army
[Reuters]
Charles Taylor boycotts war crimes trial again
[AP]

Europe
Three arrested in connection with Moscow bomb – report
[Reuters]
Prosecutors Seek Immediate Trial in Berlusconi Sex Case
[NYT]
Britain Reaches Deal With Banks on Lending and Pay
[NYT]
Archbishop of Canterbury backs votes for prisoners
[Guardian]
German Central Bank Undercuts ‘Rumors’ Surrounding President
[NYT]

Americas
Haiti’s ex-leader Aristide ‘seeks no political role’
[BBC]
Salvador prez: Obama to visit El Salvador in March
[AP]
Prison riot in Brazil’s Maranhao state leaves six dead
[BBC]

Domestic
US Assange Probe Hits Snag
[WSJ]
Obama, Biden to lunch with Republican leaders
[AP]
House rejects measure that would extend key Patriot Act provisions through December
[WaPo]
McDonnell is handed legislative defeat as Virginia assembly drops bill to privatize liquor stores
[WaPo]
Investing more in high-speed rail will keep U.S. competitive, White House says
[WaPo]
Fannie, Freddie Could Be Phased Out Under Treasury Housing Plan
[Bloomberg]
Obama’s Approval Rating on Deficit Sinks to New Low
[Gallup]

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Daily International News 11.16.10

November 16, 2010

Daily International News
November 16, 2010

Northeast Asia
China
China sends patrol vessel to disputed waters
[AFP]

China’s C919 passenger jet wins first orders
[BBC]
China’s Tianhe-1A crowned supercomputer king
[BBC]
Welders detained in deadly China high-rise fire
[AP]

Koreas
Former U.S. State Dept. official arrives in Pyongyang
[Yonhap]

NIS ‘Secretly Contacted N.Korea Over Cheonan’
[Chosun]
South Korea raises interest rates to 2.5%
[BBC]

Japan
Russia may have frozen negotiations on Northern Territories: Russian paper
[Mainichi]
Maehara puts softer spin on China views with eye to rebuilding relations
[Mainichi]
Yokohama court hands down first death sentence in lay judge trial
[Mainichi]
Nearly half of China’s rare earth exports went to Japan in first 9 months: MOC
[Xinhua]
Japan probe collected particles from Itokawa asteroid
[BBC]

Southeast Asia
Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi presses party’s case
[AP]
Thailand extradites accused international arms dealer to US
[CNN]

South/Central Asia
U.S. missile strike kills 20 militants in Pakistan
[Reuters]
India ruling party mired in giant graft scandal
[Reuters]
Toll in Delhi building collapse mounts to 66
[Times of India]
Despite Gains, Afghan Night Raids Split U.S. and Karzai
[NYT]
From 11.15 Taliban chief Mullah Omar rules out Afghan peace talks [BBC]

Middle East
U.S. Pursues Wider Role in Yemen
[WSJ]
Lebanon PM: Army to get assistance from Russia
[AP]
Official: Iran, West agree on timing of nuke talks
[AP]

Iran spy charges for Germans over Ashtiani stoning case
[BBC]
Muslims torch Christian homes in southern Egypt
[AP]

Africa
Violence subsides in Guinea capital; security high
[AP]
Nigerian militants say seven oil workers seized
[AFP]
Southerners fear reprisals in Khartoum and plan exodus
[Reuters]
From 11.15 Voter registration begins for key Sudan decision [CNN]

Europe
UK agrees to settle with ex-Guantanamo detainees
[AP]

Prince William and Kate Middleton engagement announced
[Guardian]
From 11.15 British Premier Plans Deep Cuts in Aid for Civil Litigants [NYT]
Mob in Athens abuses Muslims as they celebrate Eid
[Reuters]
Irish crisis, contagion fears loom over EU meeting
[AP]

Americas
7 U.N. troops hurt, attacked by Haitians blaming foreigners for cholera epidemic
[WaPo]
Argentina and Uruguay settle seven-year pulp mill row
[BBC]

Domestic
All eyes on Sen. Kyl as Obama presses nuclear treaty
[WaPo]

Congressional Black Caucus Withholds Support For Pelosi
[CNN]
Rahm Emanuel Off to a Fast Start in Chicago Mayor’s Race
[Time]
No clear favorite for 2012 GOP nomination
[WaPo]
From 11.15 Lisa Murkowski: Sarah Palin Lacks “Intellectual Curiosity” to be President [CBS]
Under Attack, Fed Officials Defend Buying of Bonds
[NYT]
From 11.15 Illegal immigrants can qualify for in-state college tuition, court rules in CA [LA Times]

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Daily International News 11.02.10

November 2, 2010

Daily International News – because there’s a whole world of news today…but I also got your midterm news, too.
November 2, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
NKorea makes point-by-point denial of ship sinking
[AP]
N Korea to give torpedo sample
[BBC]

North Muddies Korea’s ‘Brand,’ But South Won’t Take a Hard Line
[WSJ]
‘North Korea may become part of China’
[Korea Times]

China/Taiwan
China objects to US offer over disputed islands
[AP]

Clinton Says China Will Need More Political Freedom
[Bloomberg]
UN chief criticized for failing to press China
[AP]
British PM Cameron to visit Beijing next week
[AP]
At Odds with the U.S., Pakistan Deepens Ties with China
[TIME]
‘Chinese double agent’ arrested in Taiwan
[BBC]

Japan/Northern Territories
Japan Summons Envoy to Russia Over Islands Dispute
[NYT]
Dmitry Medvedev ‘planning new visit to disputed Kurils’
[BBC]

Southeast Asia
Vietnam’s Cam Ranh base to welcome foreign navies
[AP]
Myanmar’s ethnic minorities prepare for war
[AP]

Myanmar storm killed dozens, 81,000 left homeless – U.N.
[Reuters]
US Endorses Malaysia’s Call For Religious Moderation
[Bernama]
Indonesian volcano forces flight cancellations
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Afghan candidates and MPs call for new election
[Reuters]
US to Hand over Small Bases to Afghan Army
[Tolo News]
Plan in Pakistan to Export Wheat Generates Criticism
[WSJ]
India hikes interest rates to contain inflation
[AP]

Middle East – Yemen AQAP Threat
Militants ‘blow up Yemen pipeline’ [BBC]
Yemen begins hunt for plot suspect
[Al Jazeera] and Yemen charges US-born radical cleric al-Awlaki [AP]
Germany, U.K. Restrict Flights, Parcels After Bombs
[Bloomberg] and World airlines call for improved cargo-screening [AP]
Earlier Flight May Have Been Dry Run for Plotters
[NYT]

Middle East – Other
Iran envoy dismisses tougher terms for atom fuel swap
[Reuters]

Iraq TV station taken off air after deadly church raid
[BBC]
Syria must wield influence in Lebanon to help U.S. relations, says top diplomat
[WaPo]
Jewish-Arab relations in Israel hit boiling point
[AP]
Fayyad cancels Jerusalem visit after Israel warning
[Reuters]
Israeli soldier jailed over Palestinian prisoner photo
[BBC]

Africa
Tanzania: Chaos Reigns as Electoral Commission Delays Releasing Results
[All Africa]
‘Historic’ turnout in Ivory Coast’s presidential poll
[BBC]
Guinea election boycott threat is averted
[BBC]

Europe
4 small mail bombs explode in Athens
[AP]
Cameron and Sarkozy hail UK-France defence treaties
[BBC]

UK government may allow convicted prisoners to vote
[BBC]
More Than 100,000 Pay for British News Site
[NYT]
BP back to profit after oil spill
[BBC]
Russian imprisoned oil tycoon Khodorkovsky verdict to be delivered Dec. 15
[AP]

Americas
President-elect Rousseff names business-friendly transition team
[MercoPress]
Haiti cholera ‘resembles South Asian strain’
[BBC]
Widowed Argentine President Fernandez in tearful speech
[BBC]

Domestic – Midterms
Issue Guide: 2010 Midterm Elections
[CFR]
9 Secret Election Day Surges
[Daily Beast]
Democrats bracing for major losses
[WaPo]
5 Reasons Democrats Could Beat the Polls and Hold the House
[NYT]

Sarah Palin Endorses Third Party Gubernatorial Candidate Tom Tancredo
[ABC]
California Looks for Cash Under Proposal to Legalize Marijuana
[Bloomberg]
Pressure Builds on Obama to Shake Up Inner Circle
[WSJ]
Op-ed: Obama may just be an interlude [FT]
Op-ed: Go Small and Stay Home [FP]
EU and US ‘must work together’ after midterms, says diplomat
[DW]

Domestic – Other
Google sues US in software battle
[BBC]

Federal Appeals Court Weighs Arizona Law on Immigrants
[NYT]
Fed Will Probably Start $500 Billion of Bond Buying
[Bloomberg]
Tim Lincecum, Edgar Renteria deliver Giants’ first title since 1954
[ESPN]

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Daily International News 10.06.10

October 6, 2010

Happy Hump Day!

Daily International News
October 6, 2010

International
Molecule building work wins Nobel
[BBC]
Limited progress in climate talks in China
[AP]

Northeast Asia
Koreas
North Korea nuclear threat is “alarming,” says South
[Reuters]
North Korea “Restoring” Nuclear Plants, South Asserts
[GSW]

ASEM Ends with Chair’s Statement Expressing Deep Concern over Cheonan Incident
[Arirang]
Korea to Host Maritime Interdiction Drills Next Week
[Arirang]
EU, South Korea sign free trade deal
[AP]

South Korea Prepares New Propaganda War
[NYT]
China/Taiwan
Defense Secretary Gates to meet Chinese counterpart in Hanoi, officials say
[WaPo] and China’s defense chief to attend ASEAN+8 security session, meet U.S. counterpart [Xinhua]

Chinese Civilian Boats Roil Disputed Waters
[NYT]
Official: Taiwan to budget for 2012 F-16 upgrade
[AP]

Geithner presses China on currency reform
[AP]
EU, China to lock horns on yuan, trade
[AP]
China’s Market Worth $150 Billion to U.S. Companies, Group Says
[Bloomberg]
China’s second lunar probe completes first braking
[Xinhua]
Japan
US diplomat: US-Japan pact vital in changing Asia
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Dutch court dismisses Indonesian president arrest call
[BBC]

Thai bomb-making site searched after fatal explosion
[BBC]
Vietnam demands China release 9 fishermen
[AP]

Floods inundate central Vietnam after heavy rain
[BBC]
Explosion at Hanoi stadium kills four
[BBC]
BHP Billiton-Rio Tinto Australian deal ‘at risk’
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
White House Slams Pakistani Effort On Militants
[WSJ]

Increased drone attacks in Pakistan ‘linked’ to suspected Europe terror plot
[BBC]
Pakistan asks Nato to accept responsibility for helicopter crash
[Dawn]
Nato supply lorries set ablaze by gunmen in Pakistan
[BBC]
Taliban in high-level talks with Karzai government, sources say
[WaPo]

Middle East
Netanyahu Examines Offer on Settlement Freeze
[NYT]
U.A.E. Banks Cut Ties To Iranian Banks Blacklisted By U.S.
[WSJ]

US: Ahmadinejad trip to Lebanon is not a good idea
[AP]
Sanctions begin to compound Iran’s severe economic problems
[WaPo]
Britain’s No. 2 diplomat escapes attack in Yemen
[AP]

Africa
UN says captures rebel who led Congo rapes
[Reuters]
Ethiopian opposition leader Birtukan Mideksa freed
[BBC]
Clashes in Somalia’s capital leave 4 dead
[AP]

Europe
Europe Raises Cry Over Chinese Technology
[WSJ]

France makes 12 arrests in light of terror alert
[DW]
EU and Libya reach deal on illegal migrants
[BBC]
Hungary opens criminal probe into sludge disaster
[AP]
Fitch cuts Ireland’s credit rating another notch
[AP]

Americas
ECUADOR CRISIS: Troops to Guard Legislature
[LAHT]

Domestic
Obama-Clinton ticket ‘on the table,’ Woodward says
[CNN]

Obama to Return Solar Panels to White House, Chu Says
[Bloomberg]
Wall Street Says Women Worth Less as Disparity Over Pay Widens
[Bloomberg]
Supreme Court weighs privacy rights of feds
[WashTimes]
Oil spill hearings focus on who was in charge after the blast
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 10.05.10

October 5, 2010

Daily International News
October 5, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
NKorea’s Kim Jong Un joins father at army drill
[AP]
North Korea’s new dawn with Kim Jong-un
[CSM]
Activity spotted near N. Korean nuclear facility
[WaPo]
Carter Endorses North Korea Housing Project
[US News]
ASEM leaders to condemn March attack on S. Korean warship
[Yonhap]
N.Korea ‘Partly’ Behind GPS Interruptions in East Sea
[Chosun]
Japan
Opinion: Mr. Kan, stop wasting time
[Japan Times]
Bank of Japan sets course for QE
[FT]
China/Taiwan
China, Japan end spat over maritime collision
[AP]
Wen says S. Korea misunderstands Beijing’s stance on ship sinking
[Yonhap]
EU urges faster yuan rise
[Reuters]
Wen expects France to push for positive EU policies toward China
[Xinhua]
China calls on rich nations to improve emission targets
[Guardian]
China to launch two satellites to monitor space environment
[Xinhua]
Taiwan official says China threat growing: reports
[AP]

Southeast Asia
‘Merchant of death’ Viktor Bout extradition ‘back on’
[BBC]
Indonesia cancels Netherlands visit over arrest threat
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Obama says no big shift now in Afghan war strategy
[Reuters]
U.S. Military Orders Less Dependence on Fossil Fuels
[NYT]
NATO convoys attacked in separate strikes in Pakistan
[WaPo]

Middle East
Extending Israel Settlement Ban ‘Very Difficult,’ Finance Minister Says
[Bloomberg]
Maliki-Allawi deal could end impasse
[WaPo]
In Sign of Discord, Iran Blocks Web Sites of Some Clerics
[NYT]
Egyptian newspaper sacks dissident chief editor
[AP]

Africa
Nigeria’s Babangida aide arrest condemned
[BBC]
Uganda says it can raise whole force for Somalia
[Reuters]
Two Algerian Christians ‘did not break Ramadan rules’
[BBC]

Europe/UK
Germany not ID’ing 5 militants killed in Pakistan
[AP]
Two Win Nobel for Work on Ultra-Thin Material
[NYT]
France holds 11 as Europe faces terrorism alert
[Reuters]
Ex-French trader must pay $6.7 billion for fraud
[AP]
Red toxic sludge spill sparks Hungary emergency
[Reuters]

Americas
Brazil’s Greens confident they hold the key to Lula da Silva’s successor
[MercoPress]
Venezuela’s Chavez scoffs at claim of ETA links
[Reuters]
Ecuador raises military wages after police revolt
[Reuters]
Chile president sees miners rescued before Oct. 15
[AP]

Domestic
Times Square bomb plotter to be sentenced
[BBC]
Democrats gain in poll but GOP still leads as midterm elections near
[WaPo]
In Ads, Democratic Candidates Play Down Party
[NYT]
Emanuel Finds No Sweet Chicago Homecoming on Campaign Warmup
[Bloomberg]
New Fuel for Local Papers: Medical Marijuana Ads
[NYT]