Posts Tagged ‘daily beast’

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Daily International News 03.29.11

March 29, 2011

Daily International News
March 29, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan on ’maximum alert’ over nuclear crisis
[SMH]
Japan vows to review nuclear safety standards
[AP]
Japan works to stop radioactive water leaking into sea
[BBC]
Koreas
Two Koreas meet on volcano risk
[BBC]
N.Korea speaker makes rare address in the West
[AFP]
US representatives meet North Koreans at secluded German castle
[M&C]
NKorea closely monitoring radiation from Japan
[AP]
S. Korea does not oppose humanitarian food aid to N. Korea: Rep. Chung
[Yonhap]
China
Chinese president urges CPC members to excel in promoting social harmony
[Xinhua]
Dalai Lama’s announcement of “retirement” a farce, living buddha says
[Xinhua]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Australia PM Julia Gillard’s computer ‘hacked’
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Scandal-tainted Kabul Bank to be sold off
[Al Jazeera]
US Army apologises over new Afghanistan abuse images
[BBC]
UK pays Afghan civilians over deaths, injuries
[AP]
Indian investigators to visit Pakistan in Mumbai probe
[Reuters]
Pakistan says 13 soldiers killed in friendly fire incident
[Reuters]

Middle East
Israel considering annexing West Bank settlements
[AP]
Syrian Cabinet resigns amid unrest
[AP]
Syria unrest: Pro-Assad rallies in Damascus and Aleppo
[BBC]
Hostage siege kills 21 at Iraq government building
[AP]
Yemenis blame Saleh as security deteriorates
[Reuters]
Ammo factory blast in Yemen kills at least 121
[CNN]

Africa
Libya Related
FACT CHECK: How Obama’s Libya claims fit the facts
[AP]
The Obama doctrine
[WaPo]
Analysis: Obama doesn’t mention Libyan rebels
[AP]
Obama Left Libya Questions Unanswered, Critics in Congress Say
[Bloomberg]
Obama on Libya: The Doctrine Is Clear, but the Mission Isn’t
[Swampland]
Obama’s Libya Speech: Daily Beast Contributors Weigh In
[Daily Beast]
London talks focus on Libya’s future
[FT]
Libya Airstrikes Make Woodward First Woman to Lead U.S. Air War
[Bloomberg]
Italian islanders block harbor to prevent influx of NAfrican migrants
[Deutsche Welle]
Non-Libya Related
Official: Ivory Coast rebels take 2 more towns
[AP]
Zimbabwe to take over all foreign-owned mining firms
[AFP]
Sudan president heads to Qatar amid Darfur violence
[AFP]

Europe
Russia ‘kills 17 North Caucasus militants’
[BBC]
Rating cut deepens Portugal’s financial woes
[AP]
Labour claims 20,000 police officers will be forced to retire
[BBC]
Prince Harry joins injured soldiers’ North Pole trek
[BBC]

Americas
Carter in Cuba for meetings with Raúl, Ortega
[Miami Herald]

Domestic
Why I called Bradley Manning’s treatment ‘stupid’ [Guardian]
Dick Durbin’s hearing on the civil rights of American Muslims (live blog)
[WaPo]
Donald Trump defends ‘birther’ claims
[WaPo]
Despite pressure to reduce national debt, few in Congress use payback program
[WaPo]
With “time short,” Congress still at impasse on shutdown talks
[WaPo]
US house prices ‘hitting new lows’
[BBC]
BP Managers Said to Face U.S. Manslaughter Charges Review
[Bloomberg]

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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]

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Daily International News 01.25.11

January 25, 2011

Daily International News
January 25, 2011

SOTU
& Foreign Policy

Obama’s State of the Union and U.S. Foreign Policy
[StratFor]
Factbox: Foreign policy issues Obama may address in speech
[Reuters]
10 Global Issues Obama Won’t Talk About But Should
[FP]

Why the Middle East Won’t Feature in Obama’s Speech
[TIME]
General

SOTU Media Sand Traps and How to Avoid Them
[Daily Beast]
Five things to watch for in the State of the Union speech
[WaPo]
State of the Union Preview: Obama’s Unofficial 2012 Kickoff
[TIME]
Six members of the Supreme Court to attend SOTU
[WaPo]
Arizona lawmakers to save seat for Gabrielle Giffords at State of the Union
[WaPo]

Northeast Asia
China/Taiwan

J-20 stealth fighter jet ‘innovative, not stolen from US plane’
[Global Times]

US spy for China Noshir Gowadia jailed for 32 years
[BBC]
Urumqi to be under full surveillance
[AP]
US diplomat slams China on governor’s Taiwan trip
[AP]

China will stick to socialism as required by law: top legislator
[Xinhua]
Son of former PRC president takes up new military post
[Global Times]
Macau’s Stanley Ho in family row over casino empire
[BBC]
Koreas

S. Korea remains suspicious of N. Korea’s intention for talks: minister
[Yonhap]
South Korea Wants U.N. to Consider North’s Uranium Program
[GSN]
UN investigator in Japan for talks on North Korean human rights
[M&C]

Malaysia, SKorea seek to charge 12 Somali pirates
[AP]
GOP calls for quick action on free trade pacts, including KORUS
[AP]
N.Korea’s Brave Underground Journalists Make Headlines
[Chosun]
Japan

Soccer: Konno’s penalty, Kawashima’s saves send Japan past S. Korea in thriller
[Mainichi]
Kan says government to re-examine DPJ election pledges
[Mainichi]
Kan stresses Sun Yat-sen’s Japan ties in policy speech
[Mainichi]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Thailand ‘yellow-shirts’ stage new street protests
[BBC]
Thai Inquiry Into Violence Falters
[NYT]
Blast in southern Thailand kills nine
[BBC]
India and Indonesia aim to double trade
[BBC]
HRW accuses Vietnam of widespread human rights abuses
[AP]
Three charged over Christmas Island shipwreck
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
US commander in Afghanistan: Tough fight in 2011
[AP]
West’s portrayal of Afghan war deceptive – ANSO group
[Reuters]

Suicide attack near Pakistan Shi’ite rally kills 13
[Reuters]
Pakistan has “disastrous year” for human rights in 2010: HRW
[Reuters]
India Central Bank Raises Key Rates
[WSJ]

Middle East
Citing Options, Iran Rejects Uranium Deal, Diplomat Says
[NYT]
Turkey president lays into Israel flotilla inquiry
[AP]
AP Interview: IAEA head seeks openness from Iran
[AP]
Hezbollah-backed Mikati named Lebanon prime minister
[Reuters]

Abbas welcomed home as hero
[Reuters]

Africa
Northern Coast

Talks under way for body to oversee Tunisia cabinet
[Reuters]
Egyptians denounce Mubarak, clash with riot police
[AP]
All Other

Sudan’s Bashir pledges support for independent south
[Reuters]
South Sudan to retain its name as an independent state: report
[Sudan Tribune]
Call for Tougher Measures Against Ivory Coast Leader
[NYT]

Rwanda rebel leader Callixte Mbarushimana sent to ICC
[BBC]

Europe
Russian parliament ratifies arms pact with US
[AP]
Moscow airport bomb: Dmitry Medvedev seeks shake-up
[BBC]
List of Russian terror attacks
[WaPo]
Berlusconi defence lawyers dismiss sex accusations
[Reuters]
Lord Taylor found guilty of fiddling expenses
[Guardian]
George Osborne: budget cuts keep down UK interest rates
[Telegraph]

Americas
Obama to visit Brazil in sign of warmer ties: paper
[Reuters]
Clinton Voices U.S. Support of Mexico in Trip
[NYT]

Domestic
The 83rd Annual Oscar Nominations
[NYT]
White House Nominates David Cohen As Sanctions Point Man
[WSJ]
Carol Browner to leave White House
[POLITICO]

Scalia appearance at ‘tea party’ House meeting questions his impartiality
[LA Times]
NBC: U.S. can’t link accused Army private to Assange
[MSNBC]
Emanuel in `Real Chicagoan’ Fight to Replace Daley
[Bloomberg]
Bush White House Broke Elections Law, Report Says
[NYT]

Obama Viewed Favorably by 53% of Global Investors Seeing Improving Economy
[Bloomberg]
Stimulus improves US outlook, says IMF
[FT]

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Daily International News 01.24.11

January 24, 2011

Daily International News
January 24, 2011

International
At Davos, Long List of Problems Awaits World Leaders
[NYT]
Topsy-Turvy Weather: U.S. Is Frigid, Arctic Balmy
[NYT]
UN chief criticized as soft on human rights
[AP]
Rights group says democracies ignore abuses
[AP]

SOTU
SOTU forecast: Atmospherics over policy
[Politico]
Reducing the deficit and growing the economy will be the hot topics in 2011
[WaPo]
Obama to Stress Competitiveness, Job Creation, Deficit Reduction in Speech
[Bloomberg]
Why Obama Won’t Touch Gun Control
[Daily Beast]
Ryan’s star rising with Obama rebuttal
[TWT]

Northeast Asia
China
China stealth fighter ‘copied parts from downed US jet’
[BBC]
Chinese firm tied to steel used in Iran nukes
[TWT]
China Grooming Deft Politician as Next Leader
[NYT]
Crop warning over China drought
[BBC]
GM’s China sales pass US for first time in history
[AP]
Koreas
S Korea mulls talks with DPRK over denuclearization
[Xinhua]
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State to Visit Seoul This Week
[Chosun]
Pirates may be flown to Korea for punishment
[JoongAng] and Official: Pirates may try to avenge SKorean rescue [AP]
State media: North Korea’s Kim meets Egyptian telecom CEO
[AP]
Japan
Japan, Turkey to discuss civil nuclear agreement
[Kyodo]
Miyazaki chickens found to have highly virulent flu virus
[Kyodo]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
ASEAN foreign ministers head to China by road to show connectedness
[Kyodo]
5 Americans missing in Pacific land in Philippines
[AP]
Indonesia troops jailed over Papua abuse video
[BBC]
Indonesia to sign $15bn deals with India
[FT]
Filipino broadcaster shot dead, suspect arrested
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Taseer’s accused assassin’s hearing draws protest
[UPI]
Delhi games chiefs Suresh Kalmadi and Lalit Bhanot sacked [BBC]
Afghan Supreme Court to rule on parliament opening
[Reuters]
Uzbek leader Islam Karimov in EU talks
[BBC]

Middle East
PA negotiators reject leaked ‘Palestinian Papers’ report
[Al Jazeera]
Commission finds Israeli commandos acted appropriately in raid on aid flotilla
[WaPo]
Hezbollah, Allies Back Ex-Premier Mikati to Head Lebanon’s Next Coalition
[Bloomberg]
Freed Yemeni activist vows more action vs president
[Reuters]
Two bombs kill 12 Shi’ites heading to rite in Iraq
[Reuters]

Africa
Thousands rally in Tunis as teachers strike
[AFP]
Egypt Links Palestinians to Attack at Church
[NYT]
Ivory Coast’s Ouattara calls for cocoa export ban
[AP]
Zimbabwe police ‘thwart property invasion’
[AFP]
Southern Sudan Nears a Decision on One Matter: Its New Name
[NYT]

Europe
At least 10 dead in Moscow airport blast – report
[Reuters]
Russia’s Khodorkovsky could face new charges – report
[Reuters]

Americas
Hillary Clinton to Visit Guanajuato, Mexico to Discuss Security, Trucking Issues
[Bloomberg]
Mexico: Hit man linked to Acapulco deaths caught
[AP]
Dominican Republic confirms first cholera death
[BBC]

Domestic
Obama poised for re-election in 2012, poll says
[TWT]
Jared Loughner, Ariz. shooting suspect, due in court Monday
[WaPo]
Long Island Muslims fear their congressman’s hearings could flame Islamophobia
[WaPo]
Postal Service Eyes Closing Thousands of Post Offices
[WSJ]
Allen to announce Senate bid Monday
[Politico]
Rendell to MSNBC, declares Casey “unassailable”
[Politico]

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Daily International News 01.18.11

January 18, 2011

Daily International News
January 18, 2011

Hu Jintao State Visit/Hu-Obama Summit 2011
Overall

Biden greets China’s Hu upon arrival in the US
[AP]
Obama holding first China state dinner in 13 years
[AP]

Hu Gets Full State Honors as Visit Displays Obama’s Dueling Views of China
[Bloomberg]
China’s Hu to engage in rare Q&A with media in US
[AP]
From 01/15 U.S.-China Relationship Difficult, Lugar Says Before Hu Visits White House [Bloomberg]
From 01/17 For Chinese Leader’s Visit, U.S. to Take a Bolder Tack [NYT]
Q&A with WaPo’s John Pomfret on Hu Visit
[WaPo]
Issues

Hu Jintao arriving for state visit focused on economics, security, human rights
[WaPo]

Editorial: The U.S. finds its voice on China and human rights
[WaPo]
On Faith: President Hu Jintao, Tibet, and the Dalai Lama
[WaPo]
Before meeting Obama, Hu positive on peninsula
[JoongAng]
Energy Could Be a Key Area of Cooperation for the U.S. and China
[TIME]
US companies expand goals as China leader arrives
[AP]

Northeast Asia
Koreas

2011’s Top Risks: Will North Korea spin out of control?
[FP]
UN Should Discuss North Korean Uranium, South Korea’s President Lee Says
[Bloomberg]

North Korea willing to resume U.S. missions to recover remains of MIAs
[CNN]
N. Korea’s actual military spending estimated at US$8.77 bln in 2009
[Yonhap]
China/Taiwan

Taiwan Stages Missile Tests on Eve of U.S.-China Meeting
[NYT] and Video: Taiwan in live-fire missile tests [BBC]
Senators accuse China of violating sanctions against Iran
[FP]

China’s Military Comes Into Its Own
[StratFor]
China commercial nuclear fuel reprocessing far off
[AP]
China sees importance of trilateral cooperation with Japan, ROK
[Xinhua]
Summary Box: China rare earths exports up in 2010
[AP]
China, Russia to hold fifth strategic security negotiations
[Xinhua]
“Experience China” debuts at NYC’s Times Square
[Xinhua]

South/Central Asia
Major earthquake hits SW Pakistan
[AP]
Pakistani troops search homes in Karachi crackdown
[AP]
Nobel laureate Yunus in Bangladesh court
[AFP]

Southeast Asia
Vietnam reshuffles leaders, but policy seen consistent
[Reuters]
Top UN official to visit Sri Lanka’s war victims
[AFP]

Middle East
Palestinian resolution on Israel to be put to UN council
[AFP]

Palestinians raise flag at Washington office
[AP]
Russia reaffirms recognition of Palestinian state
[BBC]
Palestinian killed along Gaza-Israel border
[AP]
Va. teen detained in Kuwait sues U.S.
[WaPo]
Netanyahu rewards Barak with Israel cabinet seats
[Reuters]
Suicide bombing in Iraq kills 52 police recruits [AP]
Turkey to join Lebanon ‘contact group’ to help solve political crisis
[Hurriyet]

Iran suspends hanging sentence in stoning case: MP
[Reuters]
Pirates seized record 1,181 hostages in 2010 – report
[BBC]

Africa
UN team examines seized Iranian weapons in Nigeria
[AP]
Officials: 4 ministers quit new Tunisia government
[AP]
Rwanda issues arrest warrant for dissent exiles
[BBC]

Europe
Spain holds 10 in first anti-Eta raids since ceasefire
[BBC]
Iraq inquiry: Notes from Tony Blair to George Bush will not be published
[Guardian]

Berlusconi urged to resign over latest sex probe
[Reuters]
EU to detail objections to Hungary media law in letter
[Reuters]
Irish Prime Minister Cowen wins confidence vote
[AP]
Vatican warned Irish bishops not to report abuse
[AP]
UK gay couple wins discrimination case against Christian hoteliers – video
[Guardian]

Americas
Paraguay leader tells police to shut down rebels
[AP]
‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier charged with corruption in Haiti
[Guardian]
Mexico police: founding member of Zetas captured
[AP]

Domestic
Inside Holbrooke’s War With the White House
[Daily Beast]
Obama Launches Rule Review, Pledging to Spur Jobs, Growth
[WSJ]
Supreme Court refuses to revive effort to put D.C. same-sex marriage law to vote
[WaPo]
Videos show Tucson shooting in detail, sources say
[WaPo]
Release Nears for Giffords
[WSJ]
Sarah Palin Defends “Blood Libel” Phrase, Says Liberals Can’t “Shut Me Up”
[CBS]
Dick Cheney on ‘Today’: I may need a heart transplant (VIDEO)
[WaPo]
From 01/17 Apple boss Steve Jobs takes ‘medical leave’ [BBC]
Facebook U-turns on phone and address data sharing
[BBC]

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Daily International News 01.07.11

January 7, 2011

Daily International News
January 7, 2011

Northeast Asia
China
Chinese president to visit U.S. from Jan. 18 to 21: FM
[Xinhua]
US to renew military ties with a rising China
[AP]
China military modernisation gathers pace
[BBC]
China’s development of stealth fighter takes U.S. by surprise
[LA Times]
Koreas
What to get NKorean heir apparent on his birthday
[AP]
US envoy says he had productive talks on Koreas
[AP]
Two Koreas and U.S. militaries lower alert – report
[Reuters]
S. Korea repatriates 3 N. Koreans who strayed across sea border
[Yonhap]
Japan
Japan, U.S. agree to start work on setting new strategic goals
[Mainichi]
Japan to begin building facilities on southernmost island Okinotori
[Mainichi]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Indonesian police jailed for 10 years in terror trial
[BBC]
Floodwaters slowly recede in eastern Australia
[CNN]
Laos general and Hmong leader Vang Pao dies in exile
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Key Party Rejoins Pakistan’s Coalition
[NYT]
Kazakhstan: Nazarbayev rejects plan to scrap elections
[BBC]
Suicide attack kills 17 in southern Afghanistan
[AP]

Middle East
EU spurns offer of Iran nuclear sites tour
[BBC]
Mossad chief: Iran won’t go nuclear before 2015
[AP]
New Israeli military technology speeds up warfare
[AP]
Palestinians: Israeli troops mistakenly kill man
[AP]
Mubarak says Israel must revise position on talks, warns against new Gaza war
[Jordan Times]
In Iraq, apprehension ahead of speech by cleric Moqtada al-Sadr
[WaPo]

Africa
South Sudan holds final rallies ahead of secession vote
[BBC]
Ghana president questions Ivory Coast military option
[BBC]
Egypt on alert as Copts celebrate Christmas
[BBC]

Europe
UK air and rail terror threat level raised to severe, reports say
[Guardian]
Eurozone economy suffers growth slowdown
[BBC]
Germany halts poultry, pork, egg sales in scare
[AP]

Americas
Venezuela’s parliament opens amid protests, insults
[McClatchy]
Dominican Republic resumes deportation of Haitians
[BBC]
Brazil’s real eases after short-selling curbs
[FT]
Eight die as gunmen attack bus in Honduras
[BBC]

Domestic
Pentagon to cut spending by $78 billion, reduce troop strength
[WaPo]
U.S. Sends Warning to People Named in Cable Leaks
[NYT]
At Obama White House, Back to the Future
[NYT]
Bill Daley’s Real Agenda: Obama’s Reelection
[Daily Beast]
In another move to center, president to name Sperling as economic adviser
[Hill]
Veteran Journalist Thomas Resumes Column in News-Press
[FCNP]
US banks get nod for China securities
[FT]
Unemployment drops sharply to 9.4%
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 12.07.10

December 7, 2010

Daily International News
December 7, 2010

WikiLeaks
WikiLeaks cables reveal secret Nato plans to defend Baltics from Russia
[Guardian]
WikiLeaks: US Senator Joe Lieberman suggests New York Times could be investigated
[Guardian]

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange refused bail
[BBC]
China says it hopes leaks do not hurt US ties
[AP]

Northeast Asia
Koreas
N.M. Gov. Bill Richardson may head to North Korea
[WaPo]

Clinton Cites China Role on North Korea; Mullen Heads to Region
[Bloomberg]
U.S., Allies Remain Opposed to Nuclear Talks with North Korea
[GSN]
Austrian convicted for yacht sale to North Korean leader
[Reuters]

North Korea Is Sign of Chilled U.S.-China Relations
[NYT]
SKorea to make islands near NKorea ‘fortresses’
[AP]

S.Korea live-fire drill enters second day
[AFP]

China
China to award prize to rival Nobel
[AP]

Nobel Peace Prize faces boycotts over Liu Xiaobo
[BBC]
Pacific commander calls for more Chinese influence
[AP]
China on path to redemption in Cancún
[Guardian]
China to choose Catholic heads; Vatican ties tense
[AP]

Japan
Japan, India pressed to curb child abductions
[AP]
Japan probe reaches Venus, prepares to enter orbit
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Senior US official visits Myanmar
[AP]

Michelle Yeoh discusses film role with Aung San Suu Kyi
[BBC]
Giant fossil bird found on ‘hobbit’ island of Flores
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Suicide attack on Balochistan chief minister’s convoy
[BBC]
Arrest Made in Afghan Disfigurement Case
[NYT]
Karzai abandons plan to scrap private security firms
[BBC]

Cameron ‘cautiously optimistic’ on Afghan pullout
[AFP]

Middle East
Iran nuclear talks: New round agreed in Geneva
[BBC]
Israel: US too consumed by WikiLeaks to talk peace
[AP]

Egypt election: Hosni Mubarak’s NDP sweeps second round
[BBC]
Shark attacks not linked to Mossad says Israel
[BBC]

Africa
Nigeria graft agency charges Dick Cheney, Halliburton boss
[Reuters]
West Africa bloc recognises Ouattara as Ivory Coast leader
[Reuters]
Ivory Coast deadlock: Food shortages and price rises
[BBC]

Europe
EU agrees to back Russia’s WTO entry
[Reuters]
Irish Republic budget: Taxes and cuts unveiled
[BBC]
Pisa literacy survey: Finland loses top spot to Asians
[BBC]

Domestic
Pearl Harbor survivors gather 69 years later
[AP]

Northeast, Midwest to Lose Clout as U.S. Redraws House Seats
[Bloomberg]
Citigroup stake sale creates $12bn profit for US
[BBC]
Obama Confronts Pushback From Democrats Over Tax Deal
[Bloomberg]
Obama Summons CEOs to White House for Talks
[Bloomberg]
Elizabeth Edwards Stops Cancer Treatment
[Daily Beast]