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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 06.13.11

June 13, 2011

Daily International News
June 13, 2011

Northeast Asia
Koreas
U.S. Said to Turn Back North Korea Missile Shipment
[NYT]

Kim Jong Il meets senior Chinese official
[Xinhua]
SKorea: NKorea may have miniaturized nuke warhead
[AP] 
More nuclear facilities visible at N.Korean complex
[HanKyoreh]

U.S. Underwrites Internet Detour Around Censors
[NYT]
China
China migrant workers clash with police for third night
[BBC] and Protesters burn police vehicles in southern China [AP]

China’s state media say military not a threat
[AP]
China Backtracks on High-Speed Trains
[NYT]
Israeli defense minister meets top Chinese general
[AP]
China hopes to strengthen military co-op with Israel, defense minister
[Xinhua]
China, Kazakhstan upgrade strategic partnership with new deals signed
[Xinhua]
Japan
Japanese city Hiroshima withdraws 2020 Olympics bid
[BBC]
In Nuclear Crisis, Crippling Mistrust
[NYT]
Japan says eight nuclear workers over-exposed to radiation
[Reuters]

Southeast Asia
Aung San Suu Kyi: Burmese hungry for justice
[AP]
Vietnam in live-fire drill amid South China Sea row
[BBC]
Vietnam seeks US support in China dispute
[FT]

Vietnam War: Top secret papers to be published
[BBC]
Candidate in Thailand Follows Path of Kin
[NYT]

Pacific
Australian prime minister refuses Dalai Lama talks
[AP]

Some win some lose in Australia-Malaysia refugee swap deal
[AP]
Australia flights begin to resume after ash disruption
[BBC]
Large earthquakes rock Christchurch
[SMH]

South/Central Asia
U.S. Faces ‘Vicious Circle’ with Pakistan on Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal
[Bloomberg]
Rare suicide attack in Pakistani capital kills 1
[AP]
India police find Maoist mass grave in Jharkhand
[BBC]
Opposition strike cripples Bangladesh
[Al Jazeera]

Middle East
Netanyahu says Palestinian U.N. bid could harm peace
[Reuters]
Syrian forces round up hundreds near northern town
[Reuters]
Yemen’s opposition in power-transfer talks
[Al Jazeera]

Lebanon announces new government after delay
[Reuters]
Thousands demonstrate in Morocco’s largest city
[AP]
Erdogan wins parliamentary elections, falls short of two-thirds majority
[Deutsche Welle]

Africa
Alleged spy arrested in Egypt is US law student
[AP]

Sudan President Bashir and Salva Kiir seek Abyei peace
[BBC]
U.N. Pulls Staff from Sudanese City
[NYT]
Germany recognises Libya’s rebel leadership
[Reuters]

Libya’s Gadhafi plays chess with Russian visitor
[AP]
Secret DNA test proved death of ‘wanted terrorist’ Abdalla Mohammed Fazul
[The Nation]
Mugabe Pressured to Act on Zimbabwe Elections
[NYT]
Congo diplomat’s wife arrested for ‘smuggling cigarettes’ in Romania
[BBC]

Europe
NATO at the crossroads after Gates speech
[AP]

Berlusconi faces referendum blow
[FT]
Berlusconi says nuclear energy ‘probably’ out
[AP]
Poland agrees to a permanent US Air Force base
[AP]
Government may have hacked IMF
[BBC]
Deaths from E. coli still rising in Germany
[BBC]

Americas
Obama visit to Puerto Rico: It’s all about Florida
[Miami Herald] 
Peruvian President-elect Humala may pardon Fujimori
[BBC]

Domestic
Banks battle over US tax law
[FT]
The New Hampshire debate: A viewer’s guide
[POLITICO]
Newt Gingrich: ‘I will endure the challenges’
[AP]
Gibbs to counter GOP message in New Hampshire
[AP]
Rep. Anthony Weiner finally considering he may have to resign amid sexting scandal, says source
[NY Daily News]
‘Book of Mormon’ and ‘War Horse’ Win Top Tonys
[NYT]

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Daily International News 06.06.11

June 6, 2011

Daily International News
June 6, 2011

Northeast Asia
China
China’s ’Worried’ Neighbors Question Pledges of Peace in South China Sea
[Bloomberg]
Chinese Defense Minister’s charm offensive falls flat
[FP]
China accuses Google of `political games’
[AP]

Li Na victory prompts calls for China sport reforms
[BBC]
Koreas
EU team to visit N. Korea to assess food situation
[Yonhap]

Gates: U.S. doesn’t want regime change in North
[JoongAng]
China’s Defense Minister Warns N. Korea Not to Take Any Risks
[Arirang]
N.Korea to set up economic zone on China border
[Straits Times]
5 North Korean defectors go to US to study and work
[Dong-A]

Brooking’s Pollack: N. Korea’s 3rd Nuke Test Likely to be HEU
[Arirang]
Japan
Pressure builds on Kan to resign
[FT]
Nintendo server attacked by hacking group Lulz Security
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Indonesia cleric rejects ‘terror trial’
[Al Jazeera]
NZ quake: Christchurch hit by magnitude-5.0 aftershock
[BBC]
Ship sinks off Indonesia’s Borneo, 18 dead
[AP]
Australian climate scientists receive death threats
[Guardian]

South/Central Asia
Steeper Pullout Is Raised as Option for Afghanistan
[NYT]

US drone strikes kill 18 in Pakistan
[Al Jazeera]
Police end Indian yoga guru’s fast
[Al Jazeera]

Middle East
Tenuous truce in Yemen amid uncertainty
[Al Jazeera]
Yemen opposition backs power transfer to vice-president
[BBC]
Syria police ‘killed in ambush’ in Jisr al-Shughour
[BBC]

UN nuclear agency seeks results from Syria
[AP]
Iran’s women footballers banned from Olympics because of Islamic dress
[Guardian]
New data suggests Iran military link – U.N. atom chief
[Reuters]

Israel sees Syrian hand in Golan clashes, 23 dead
[Reuters]
Rivals rally ahead of crucial Turkey vote
[Al Jazeera]
5 U.S. troops killed in Iraq, military says
[CNN]
Bahraini doctors who treated protesters face trial
[AP]

Africa
Libyan ‘rape victim’ heads to US for refuge
[Al Jazeera]

Rebels ‘wrest town from Gaddafi forces’
[Al Jazeera]
NATO chief to push nations for more help on Libya
[AP]
Nigerian speaker Dimeji Bankole arrested
[Guardian]

Europe
Preliminary E. coli tests at German farm prove negative
[Deutsche Welle]
Portugal Decisively Ends Leftist Rule
[WSJ]
Greece starts austerity push as nation seethes
[Reuters]
Geithner May Back Lagarde at IMF
[Bloomberg]
French regulator bars ‘Follow us on Twitter’ on TV
[AP]
Drugmakers cut vaccine prices for poorer nations
[Reuters]

Americas/Domestic
Leftist Humala declares victory in Peru election
[Reuters]
Exclusive – Rick Santorum Will Run for President: ‘We’re In It to Win’
[ABC]

WaPo Opinion: Romney’s flawed view of freedom
[WaPo]
Dems see chance for payback in 2012
[POLITICO]
Among GOP, anti-tax orthodoxy runs deep
[WaPo]
Joe Biden’s group faces new hurdles
[POLITICO]
White House preps for Merkel’s Tuesday visit
[AP]
Woman in Weiner case slams media
[POLITICO]
Strauss-Kahn pleads not guilty to sex charges
[Reuters]

Slowing U.S. Growth Prompts Optimists to Question Durability of Recovery
[Bloomberg]
Arizona Wallow Fire ‘uncontained’ and growing
[BBC]
Steve Jobs breaks medical leave to show off Apple’s iCloud
[Guardian]

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Daily International News 02.24.11

February 24, 2011

Daily International News
February 24, 2011

Jasmine Revolution
Middle East Protests: A Country-by-Country Look
[NYT]

Libya
Obama Vows to Put Pressure on Qaddafi, Sends Clinton for Talks
[Bloomberg]
Qaddafi Massing Forces in Tripoli as Rebellion Spreads
[NYT]
4,500 Chinese escape Libya by sea; Americans stuck
[AP]
Arabian Peninsula
Yemen to ‘protect protesters’
[Al Jazeera]
Iraqis rally through social media in “day of rage”
[Reuters]
Bahrain: no arrest planned for opposition leader
[AP]
Lebanon blocks Bahraini activist from flying home
[Reuters]
Egypt
Former Egyptian minister, state TV boss arrested
[AP]
Egypt’s Suleiman survived assassination bid
[Reuters]

Northeast Asia
Charities warn of food shortages in North Korea
[BBC]

Governors to Meet ‘Rising Star’ Zhou as U.S.-China Ties Deepen
[Bloomberg]
China plans 45 new airports as travel booms
[AP]
Shanghai announces ‘one-dog policy’
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Quake death toll now 98, with 200 more missing: PM
[SMH]
Indonesian court jails Islamist preacher for spurring violence
[Reuters]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan’s intelligence ready to split with CIA
[AP]

Pakistani officials: US missiles kill 6 in NW
[AP]
The United States Talks to the Taliban
[CFR]

Afghan suicide car bombing injures dozens
[BBC]
India Maoists set new conditions for magistrate release
[BBC]

Middle East
Iranian warships arrive in Syria, witness says
[AP]
Suicide bomber in western Iraq kills 8
[AP]
Netanyahu: Israel will not suffer the bombardment of its citizens
[Haaretz]

Africa
Yemen: Somali refugees drown after boat capsizes
[BBC]
Somalia: Heavy Fighting Breaks Out in New Mogadishu Areas
[All Africa]
Zimbabwe holds 46 for attending lecture on Egypt unrest
[BBC]
Ivory Coast fighting threatens 6-year ceasefire
[AP]

Europe
Russia to buy 1000 helicopters by 2020
[Ria Novosti]
Julian Assange to be extradited to Sweden
[Guardian]

Americas
U.S. says Cuba sets trial date for jailed contractor
[Reuters]
Exclusive: Obama to offer infrastructure finance for Brazil
[Reuters]
Mexico arrests suspect in US agent Jaime Zapata killing
[BBC]

Domestic
Saudi Arabian citizen attending West Texas college charged in suspected bombing plot
[Dallas News]

Ex-Asahi Reporter Somnez Authors WaPo Blog 2chambers!
[WaPo]
In Shift, U.S. Says Marriage Act Blocks Gay Rights
[NYT] and Gay marriage policy change: Questions and answers [AP]
Wisconsin assembly agrees to union bill vote, as troopers seek Democratic senators
[WaPo]
U.S. Government Shutdown Looms as Lawmakers Deadlock Over Budget
[Bloomberg]
Huckabee, ‘Seriously’ Weighing Presidential Run, Bides His Time
[Bloomberg]
Another Runaway General: Army Deploys Psy-Ops on U.S. Senators
[Rolling Stone]
Pirates could face trial in US over American deaths
[BBC]
Toyota recalls 2.2 mln vehicles over pedal issues
[Reuters]
Space shuttle Discovery fueled for its last flight
[Reuters]
Honolulu asking for apology from Rush Limbaugh on racist China remarks
[AP]

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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 09.10.10

September 10, 2010

Daily International News
September 10, 2010

Asia-Pacific
N.Korea Marks Founding Day Amid Talk of Succession
[Chosun]
Lee downplays N. Korea’s reported next leader
[Yonhap] and US shrugs off North Korea succession talk [AP]
South Korea ready to reconcile with North – president
[Ria Novosti] and South Korea’s Lee seeks to boost commercial ties with North [Reuters]
Sharp calls North’s capabilities ‘worrisome’
[JAIB]
China calls on Japan to release boat captain
[BBC]
Japan wary of China military, urges closer US ties
[AP]
Veteran Japanese politician battles PM for top job
[AP]
More than 230,000 Japanese centenarians ‘missing’
[BBC]
New Zealand quake no-go zones remain amid aftershocks
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
US Koran-burning protests sweep Afghanistan
[BBC]
Karzai calls on Taliban leader to join peace talks
[AFP]
U.S. troops charged with murder of Afghan civilians
[Reuters]
U.S. effort to help Afghanistan fight corruption has complicated ties
[WaPo]

Middle East
Iran’s president intervened in American’s release
[AP]
Iran denies it is building secret nuclear facility
[AP]
U.S. Urges Iraqis to Try New Plan to Share Power
[NYT]

Africa
2 Guinea election officials charged with fraud
[AP]
Peace Corps volunteer in Lesotho killed
[AP]

Europe/UK
Medvedev Gets ‘Last Chance’ to Escape Putin’s Growing Shadow
[Bloomberg]
Kremlin talks tough after Caucasus attack
[Reuters]
Merkel ally Steinbach quits in row over blame for WWII
[BBC]
France to continue deporting Roma despite EU pressure
[BBC]
U.N. resolution paves the way for Serbia-Kosovo talks
[CNN]
Belgian report: 100s come forward on church abuse
[AP]
UK minister hired private eye to snoop on staff
[AP]
London Mayor Boris Johnson to stand for re-election in 2012
[BBC]
UK’s Royal Mail to be privatised or sold, government says
[BBC]

Americas/Domestic
Racked by drug violence, Mexico wary of Calif. vote on legalizing marijuana
[WaPo]
Frustration Over U.S. Economy Saps Democratic Voter Enthusiasm
[Bloomberg]
Judge declares U.S. military’s ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy unconstitutional
[LAT]
Afghans protest, Fla. pastor plans to meet NY imam
[AP]
Gas line explosion burns San Bruno neighborhood
[SFC]