Posts Tagged ‘defectors’

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Daily International News 06.16.11

June 16, 2011

Daily International News
June 16, 2011

Northeast Asia
Koreas
North Korea demands defectors’ return from South Korea
[BBC]
Nine North Koreans drift South and defect
[JoongAng]
Rok Launches Defense Command to better Shield Western Border Islands From Attack
[Arirang]
China
China arrests 14 North Koreans in northeast border area
[Yonhap]
China closes Tibet to foreigners ahead of anniversary
[Reuters]
China refusing to issue visas to U.S. arms probe investigators
[Kyodo]
Group: Chinese forces suppress new unrest in east
[AP]
China dispatches large patrol ship amid tensions
[AP]
Senior leader stresses supervision over policy implementation in Xinjiang
[Xinhua]
Chinese, Russian presidents hold talks on co-op
[Xinhua]
China invites Sudan leader accused of war crimes
[AP]
China’s Wen to visit Germany and Britain
[AP]
Japan
Fukushima: It’s much worse than you think
[Al Jazeera]
Japan nuke plant set to treat contaminated water
[AP]
FIFA to provide financial aid to Japanese soccer
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Report: 10,000 flee fighting in northern Myanmar
[AP]
Papua New Guinea leader’s son Teo Abal on murder charge
[BBC]
Indonesia jails cleric Abu Bakar Ba’asyir for 15 years
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Al-Zawahiri named new al-Qaeda chief
[Al Jazeera]
Pakistan’s Chief of Army Fights to Keep His Job
[NYT]
Pakistan-U.S. security relationship at lowest point since 2001, officials say
[WaPo]
Plea for Indian condemned for Malaysia drug smuggling
[BBC]
BBC demands release of journalist held in Tajikistan
[BBC]

Middle East
Syrian army reinforces around restive northern town
[Reuters]
Syrian authorities detain hundreds in northwest
[AP]
Militants stage more attacks in south Yemen
[Reuters]
Bahrain’s appeal for talks faces cool reception
[AP]
Bahrain frees activists held after UN sit-in
[Al Jazeera] 
Iraqi court sentences 15 to death for massacre
[AP]

Africa
South Sudan army says ready for more border attacks
[Reuters]
Obama administration: Libya action does not require congressional approval
[WaPo]
NATO hits Gadhafi compound, diplomacy heats up
[AP]
Gaddafi’s son holds out offer of elections
[Reuters]
Police blame Islamist sect for deadly Nigeria blast
[Reuters]

Europe
E.coli breaks out in France, 5 children in hospital
[Reuters]
Greek PM reshuffle plan in doubt as deputies quit
[Reuters]
Euro countries back new rights for domestic workers
[AP]

Americas/Domestic
Newt Gingrich demands NBC apology
[POLITICO]
NY Assembly passes same-sex marriage 80-63
[Times Union]
U.S. Rep. Weiner tells friends he will resign
[Reuters]
Tiny amounts of toxic chemical found near US base
[AP]
Obama to meet with Mongolian leader
[AP]
US Rep. Giffords released from Houston hospital
[AP]
Trouble in Vancouver’s Streets After Defeat
[NYT]

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NEWS: Morning International News Roundup

October 1, 2009

Happy birthday, China!

North Korea
North Koreans sail to South in rare defection by sea
[Reuters]
“Eleven North Koreans have defected to the South by sea, a military official said in Seoul, a rare escape directly across the border amid a tense security standoff between the rivals.”

US/Japan
Tennessee man jailed in Japan: ‘I want Americans to know what’s happening to me’
[CNN]
“Savoie, a law student who already has a Ph.D and a M.D., will spend 10 days in jail while Japanese prosecutors sort out the details of the case.”

China
China’s Founding Anniversary: Xinhua coverage
China marks 60 years with spectacle of power
[Reuters]
“The soldiers goose-stepping past at exactly 116 steps a minute carried the theme that the Party knows how to run a show — and a huge country.”
Dozens of Tibetan protesters arrested in Nepal
[CNN]
“About five dozen Tibetan exiles involved in anti-Chinese activities were detained here Thursday, police said.”

Iran
U.S. and Allies Begin Nuclear Talks With Iran
[WP]
“The morning session was devoted mostly to a restatement of positions, with the six powers saying a generous incentive was on the table if Iran would open its nuclear program to inspection and Iran countering that the discussion needed to be broadened to other issues.”
Iran Meets U.S. and Allies for Nuclear Talks in Geneva
[NYT]
“Washington would still like to begin bilateral talks with Iran on a broader relationship, including trade and Tehran’s support for Palestinian, Lebanese and Iraqi insurgent and terrorist groups, including Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad.”
U.S., Iran face off at six-power nuclear talks
[Reuters]
“In Washington, senior Obama administration officials said the United States would not threaten Iran with fresh sanctions at the one-day talks. “This is the engagement track … not the pressure track,” one senior official said.”
Don’t threaten Iran, Carter says
[CNN]
“I think the best thing we can do is engage them and stop making these idle threats.”

Turkey
Turkey: student protester hurls shoe at IMF chief [AP]
“A student journalist threw a shoe at IMF Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Thursday and ran toward the stage shouting “IMF get out!” as the finance official answered questions at a university in Istanbul.”

Israel/Palestine
Breakthrough in talks: Hamas to give Israel video of Shalit
[Haaretz]
“Israel stated it was willing to release 20 female Palestinian prisoners in exchange for a recent video of the captive soldier [Gilad Shalit ].”