Posts Tagged ‘CIA’

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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 03.15.11

March 15, 2011

Daily International News
March 15, 2011

Japan Quake/Tsunami/Nuclear Issues
Op-ed: Nuclear power in disarray
[Japan Times]

Japan earthquake: Radiation levels fall at Fukushima
[BBC]
Japan’s nuclear crisis deepens
[FT]
Japan PM meets destiny in tsunami tragedy
[AP]
For Elderly, Echoes of World War II Horrors
[NYT]
International Nuclear Issues
Reactors in U.S. Quake Zones May Be Key to Nuclear Plans
[Bloomberg]
Indonesia nuclear reactor plans ‘to go-ahead’
[BBC]
Germany to shut down pre-1980 nuclear plants
[Reuters]
EU to consider nuclear stress tests
[AP]

Koreas/China
North Korea ‘ready to discuss nuclear enrichment’
[BBC]
North Korea Finally Accepts 27
[Daily NK]
Tibetans urge Dalai Lama to stay on as leader
[AP]

China Says Yuan Currency Not on Nanjing Agenda
[ABC]
Shanghai high-rise fire: China ‘to prosecute 24 people’
[BBC]
China prepares to pull its citizens from NE Japan
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Parcel bomb targets Indonesian politician
[BBC]
Nepal stops using images of former king on banknotes
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan Defers Ruling on C.I.A. Operative
[NYT]

Bombs kill Afghan official, school principal
[AP]
Corruption ‘threatens India’s economic growth’
[BBC]
Bangladesh Court adjourns microcredit pioneer’s appeal
[BBC]

Middle East
U.S.-Saudi Tensions Intensify With Mideast Turmoil
[NYT]
Bahrain king declares state of emergency after protests
[BBC]

Iran denounces foreign troops in Bahrain
[BBC]
Hamas leader calls on Abbas for talks
[Xinhua]

Thousands of Palestinians rally for reconciliation
[AP]
Israel seizes ship with Iran arms for Gaza-Netanyahu
[Reuters]
Oman protesters push political, wage demands
[Reuters]
2 Kurdish officials resign in volatile Iraqi city
[AP]

Africa
G8 ministers turn to UN on Libya violence
[AP]

Clinton pressing Egyptian transition leaders
[AP]
Clinton Hears Requests for Help from Libyan Opposition in Paris Meeting
[Bloomberg]
Chavez, allies lead push for Libya mediation
[AP]
Libya: Government and rebels still battling for Brega
[BBC]
Qaddafi Forces Resume Air Attacks on Retreating Libyan Rebels
[Bloomberg]
Ivory Coast Fighting Escalates
[WSJ]
Niger: Issoufou Wins Vote in Next Step to Civilian Rule
[All Africa]

Europe
Italy blocks ferry of Moroccans fleeing Libya
[BBC]
EU Agrees on Economic Overhaul
[WSJ]
Tickets for London 2012 Olympics go on sale
[Deutsche Welle]
UK gov’t prepares to offer changes to libel law
[AP]

Americas
Mexico prison warden stabbed to death during her rounds
[BBC]
From 03/14 Guatemalans sue US over syphilis tests [BBC]
From 03/14 Cuba devalues currency to match US dollar [BBC]

Domestic
Candidates emerge to replace Mueller at FBI
[WaPo]
Petraeus positive about US Afghanistan progress
[BBC]

Poll: Nearly two-thirds of Americans say Afghan war isn’t worth fighting
[WaPo]
Could ‘No Child’ get left behind?
[POLITICO]
N.R.A. Declines to Meet With Obama on Gun Policy
[NYT]
Nasdaq ‘to make rival bid’ for NYSE Euronext
[BBC]
Editorial: The Abuse of Private Manning
[NYT]
Editorial: Punishing Pfc. Manning
[LA Times]

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Daily International News 03.14.11

March 14, 2011

Daily International News
March 14, 2011

Northeast Asia
US pulls ships, aircraft from Japan nuke plant
[AP]
Japan Battles Nuclear Meltdown as Millions Without Power, Water
[Bloomberg]
Second Explosion at Reactor as Technicians Try to Contain Damage
[NYT]
Japan earthquake, tsunami death toll likely above 10,000; survivors worry about supplies
[WaPo]
Quake Moves Japan Closer to U.S. and Alters Earth’s Spin
[NYT]
BOJ pumps $183bn to calm markets as stocks tumble
[BBC]
China rules out faster yuan rise despite soaring prices
[BBC]
Chinese premier calls for political reform
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Thailand: More ‘red-shirts’ released ahead of elections
[BBC]
Tear gas used on Christmas Island asylum protesters
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan court dodges decision on CIA contractor’s immunity
[Reuters]
Suicide attack on Afghan army centre kills at least 37
[Reuters]
Indian navy captures 61 pirates in Arabian Sea
[AP]

Middle East
Saudi sends troops, Bahrain Shi’ites call it “war”
[Reuters]
Israel to expand West Bank settlements in response to settler slayings
[WaPo]
Violent protests across Yemen, 3 soldiers dead
[Reuters]

Africa
Clinton Trip Boosts Egypt, Tunisia Democracy While Libya Waits
[Bloomberg]
France steps up efforts for Libya no-fly zone
[Reuters]
Libya gains control of more rebel territory
[WaPo]
Fighting breaks out in Ivory Coast Gbagbo stronghold
[Reuters]

Europe
Ruling Party Is Accused of Fraud in Russian Vote
[NYT]
Swiss suspend plans for new nuclear plants
[AP]

Domestic
Obama to Reiterate Call to Overhaul Bush-Era Education Law
[Bloomberg]
President Obama: We must seek agreement on gun reforms
[Arizona Star]
Who would lead the Democratic National Committee?
[WaPo]
‘Palin’s becoming Al Sharpton, Alaska edition’
[POLITICO]
Obama Owns The Treatment Of Manning Now [Atlantic]

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Daily International News 03.03.11

March 3, 2011

Daily International News
March 3, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan sends jets as China planes near disputed islands
[BBC]
Japanese and Korean firms look to Brazil for rare earth
[BBC]
China
Western journalists ‘fabricate’ news: China media
[AFP]
Top political advisor vows to push forward democratic oversight, contribute to China’s economic development [Xinhua]

Philippines deploys 2 warplanes after local ship reports harassment by Chinese patrol boats
[CP]
China railways scandal widens, raising criticism
[AP]
Koreas
China reiterates call for resumption of 6-party talks on N. Korea
[Kyodo]
N. Korea briefs China on uranium enrichment program
[Kyodo]
4 NKoreans to resettle in South, 27 to return home
[AP]
Gen. Thurman named USFK head
[JoongAng]
South Korea-U.S. military drills get different interpretations
[Xinhua]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Bangladesh Nobel winner begins legal fight over removal
[Reuters]
Myanmar suspends rice exports to control price
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan: CIA man has no immunity
[AL Jazeera]
India anti-corruption chief PJ Thomas forced to resign
[BBC]
Kazakhstan election campaign begins
[BBC]
Afghan president warns Obama about civilian deaths
[AP]

Middle East
Iraq agrees to delay Arab League summit in Baghdad
[Reuters]
Syria suspected of nuke activity
[TWT]
Suicide bomber kills 8 in western Iraq
[AP]
Kurdish leader calls for new vote in northern Iraq
[AP]
Turkish PM slams Kurdish party for rebels ties
[AP]

North Africa
Warcrimes court set to probe 10-15 Libyan leaders
[AFP] Original Article: ICC starts investigation into Qaddafi warcrimes [El Pais]
Gates Warns of Risks of a No-Flight Zone
[NYT]
Gaddafi bombs oil areas, Arabs study peace plan
[Reuters]
3 Dutch marines held in Libya after failed rescue
[AP]
Libya Refugee Crisis Called a ‘Logistical Nightmare’
[NYT]
Egypt’s military says prime minister has resigned
[AP]
Yemen to respond on reforms, activists sceptical
[Reuters]
Algeria launches charm offensive to head off unrest
[Reuters]

Africa
Ivory Coast: Women ‘shot during pro-Ouattara march’
[BBC]
More than 100 killed in disputed Sudan region
[AP]

Europe
ECB: could raise interest rates next month
[AP]
Airport shooting suspect says he acted alone
[AP]

Americas/Domestic
Obama, Calderon Meeting Under Shadow of ‘Tense’ Relationship
[Bloomberg]
Gingrich Appearance in Georgia to Give Presidential Race a Nudge
[Bloomberg]
Obama invites congressional leaders to meet with Biden on budget
[WaPo]
Hawaii senator to call it quits
[TWT]
Democrats Seek Stronger Obama Stance in U.S. Spending-Cut Debate
[Bloomberg]
Gay-marriage bill revived in Maryland
[TWT]
Ohio Vote Puts Curbs on Unions in Reach
[WSJ]
Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks’ alleged source, faces 22 new charges
[WaPo]
The Civil War’s 150th Anniversary Divides the South
[TIME]
Supreme Court rules First Amendment protects church’s right to picket funerals
[WaPo]

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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 10.20.10

October 20, 2010

Daily International News
October 20, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
Seoul Arrests Alleged N. Korean Spy
[NYT]
South Korea says open to calls for six-party talks
[Reuters]
South Korea calls on North to honour nuclear deal
[Reuters]
Reporters Without Borders Annual Press Freedom Report puts NKorea 177 out of 178′
[RFERL] [link to report here]

China
China’s Xi lambasted Lee’s North policy
[JoongAng]
China Seeks to Block U.N. Report on Darfur, Diplomats Say
[Reuters]
Tibetan students protest use of Chinese in classes
[AP]
US inquiry into China rare earth shipments
[BBC] and China denies reports of rare earth export quota cut [Xinhua]
China prepares for first census in 10 years
[AP]
China’s Move May Push Capital Controls in Asia
[WSJ]
Southern China braces for deadly typhoon
[AP]

Japan
Japan’s empress, 76, says she’s slowing down
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Toll in Karachi bloodshed rises to 33
[Dawn]
Afghanistan annuls nearly a quarter of ballots
[AP]
Taliban Elite, Aided by NATO, Join Talks for Afghan Peace
[NYT]
Systemic failures led to Afghanistan suicide attack, CIA says
[WaPo]

Middle East
Iran to try US hikers accused of spying in November
[BBC]
In Qom, Iran’s supreme leader Khamenei aims to cement leadership over clerics
[CSM]
Kuwait drama stirs debate on Gulf Arab ties to Iran
[Reuters]
Roadside Bombing in Iraq Strikes Convoy Carrying U.N. Diplomat
[NYT]
Iraq auctions off three major gas fields
[Reuters]

Africa
Africa: Continent Fails to Benefits From Foreign Trade
[All Africa]
British aid worker kidnapped in Somalia freed
[AP]
Ethiopia using aid to suppress dissent: rights group
[AFP]

Europe
UK government stakes its future on austerity plan
[AP]
French police break blockades at three oil depots
[BBC]
Embattled Zapatero shuffles Spanish cabinet
[CNN]
Czech neo-Nazis jailed for Roma attack
[BBC]
Italian court keeps block on Vatican Bank funds
[Reuters]
Pope names D.C. archbishop, 23 others to be new cardinals
[WaPo]

Americas
Dilma Rousseff seems back on track and leads with 51% vote intention
[MercoPress]
Colombia tries to stop rebels from getting nuclear arms
[BBC]
Canadian Commander Videotaped Murders
[NYT]

Domestic
Military Can’t Enforce ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ During Appeal
[Bloomberg]
GOP in Lead in Final Lap
[WSJ]
President Obama to stop by ‘The Daily Show’
[WaPo]
Obama Heads West Aiming to Defend Democratic Hold on Key States
[Bloomberg]
Clarence Thomas’s Wife Asks Anita Hill for Apology
[NYT]
Bank of America Accused of Racketeering in Foreclosure Lawsuit
[Bloomberg]
Microsoft Agrees to Unbundle Software in Deal With NYC
[NYT]