Posts Tagged ‘democrats’

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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 11.19.10

November 19, 2010

Daily International News
November 19, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
Satellite images support North Korea reactor claim
[Reuters]
U.N. General Assembly committee adopts resolution on N. Korea’s human rights violations
[Yonhap]
South Korea dumps Sunshine Policy with North, opts to go solo
[IBT]
Korea wants ‘limited’ talks on U.S. FTA changes
[Joongang]
China
Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel peace prize may not be given out at December ceremony
[Guardian]
Former China nuclear head jailed for life over bribes
[BBC]
Hong Kong diagnoses first human bird flu case in 7 years
[CNN]
China policy tightening weighs on world markets
[AP]
Bernanke raps China on surplus
[FT]
Japan
Japan faces tough decision on easing weapon export ban
[Mainichi]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Burma Aids clinic eviction after Suu Kyi visit
[BBC]
Protesters sew lips shut at Australia asylum camp
[BBC]
Thai “red shirts” return to Bangkok’s streets
[Reuters]
Thailand police find 2,000 foetuses in temple
[BBC]
Explosion shakes New Zealand coal mine; 27 missing [AP]

South/Central Asia
NATO to turn Afghan security control over by 2014
[AP]
U.S. deploying heavily armored battle tanks for first time in Afghan war
[WaPo]
Tajik-Afghan US supply route security challenge
[BBC]
Turkmenistan pledges gas for EU’s Nabucco pipeline
[BBC]

Middle East
Worm Was Perfect for Sabotaging Centrifuges
[NYT]
Body of Indonesian maid found in Saudi dumpster
[AP]

Africa
Nigerian militants threaten new raids to seize more hostages
[CNN]
Calm returns to Guinea after days of unrest
[CNN]
Coup Attempt Seems to Founder in Madagascar
[NYT]
Congolese warlord on trial in The Hague
[Reuters]

Europe
Obama Arrives for NATO Meeting
[NYT]
IMF/EU teams continuing talks with Government
[Irish Times]
Germany says Namibia package was security test dummy
[BBC]
Parties in Cyrpus dispute agree more UN talks
[FT]

Americas
Costa Rica takes Nicaragua dispute to world court
[AP]
Fidel Castro appears to support Cuban economic reforms
[Miami Herald]
Lawmakers block Mexico’s crucial drug war reforms
[Reuters]
Violent cholera protests spread to Haiti’s capital
[AP]

Domestic
Ghailani Verdict Reignites Debate Over the Proper Court for Terrorism Trials
[NYT]
American Foreign Policy After the Mid-Term Elections
[Project Syndicate]
Foreign-policy setbacks deepen Obama’s election wounds
[WaPo]
Reid, Pelosi Plan Votes on Extending Bush-Era Income Tax Cuts
[Bloomberg]
Senate Dems claim enough votes to repeal ‘Don’t ask’ policy
[The Hill]
U.S. Screening All Airline Cargo Not Feasible, Napolitano Says
[Bloomberg]
Palin’s Marketing Push Flourishes Amid Presidential Flirtation
[Bloomberg]
Senate confirms Jack Lew as OMB director
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 11.04.10

November 4, 2010

Daily International News
November 4, 2010

Global
Political tension may overshadow G-20, APEC summit
[AP]

Northeast Asia
China
Analysis: Strategic tensions threaten Asia as China rises
[Reuters]
China Urges Europeans to Snub Nobel Ceremony
[NYT]
China’s Hu Jintao to sign big deals on France visit
[BBC]
Outspoken Chinese artist to defiantly ‘celebrate’ demolition of studio
[BBC]
China internet users forced to choose in software row
[BBC]

Koreas
SKorea, US in trade talks before G20 summit
[AP]
Report: NKorean hacking increases ahead of G-20
[AP]
UN food agency says NKorea children malnourished
[AP]

Southeast Asia
Burma hit by massive net attack ahead of election
[BBC]
Burma to build its first Special Economic Zone
[BBC]
US, New Zealand sign strategic deal after nuclear row
[BBC]
Two airlines ground A380s after emergency landing
[Reuters]
Indonesian volcano erupts again; death toll at 44
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Pentagon awards jet fuel contract to secretive company
[WaPo]
Afghan attorney general investigates alleged voting fraud
[WaPo]
Three US drone strikes kill 11 militants in North Waziristan
[Dawn]
Protests Flare In Kashmir As India Attempts Talks
[NPR]

Middle East
Yemen parcel bomb ‘was 17 minutes from exploding’
[BBC] and Gibbs: No info that explosion was 17 minutes away [AP]
Report: Kurdish group claims Istanbul bombing
[AP]
Al-Qaida No. 2 vows revenge for imprisoned woman
[AP]
Iran holds four ‘UK-linked men’ for killings – state TV
[BBC]
Iran stages mass protest on anniversary of US embassy capture
[Telegraph]
Israel’s Barak stung by “idiot” insult
[Reuters]

Africa
Ivory Coast set for presidential election run-off
[BBC]
Liberian President Sirleaf dismisses cabinet
[Reuters]
Kenyan minister William Ruto in The Hague to meet ICC
[BBC]

Europe
Serb leader Tadic apologises for 1991 Vukovar massacre
[BBC]
Far right hold largest Moscow rally in years
[Reuters]
ECB unswayed by Fed bond move
[AP]

Americas
Police seize 25 tonnes of marijuana as Mexico-US drug tunnel found
[BBC]
Haiti cholera deaths rise sharply
[BBC]

Domestic – Midterms
Around the world, concern over the global impact of U.S. elections
[WaPo]
Abroad, Fear That Midterm Result May Turn U.S. Inward
[NYT]
Analysis – U.S. election raises hope for trade deals
[Reuters]
Republicans’ gains in U.S. midterm elections may affect nuclear disarmament policies
[Mainichi]
Obama invites GOP leaders to meeting on economic, nuclear issues
[WaPo]
Obama Says Midterm ‘Shellacking’ to Spur Cooperation
[Bloomberg]

Domestic – Other
Post-midterms, Obama to focus on foreign policy in four-nation Asian trip
[WaPo]
Darrell Issa: I’ll investigate George W. Bush, too
[Politico]
In new memoir, Bush makes clear he approved use of waterboarding
[WaPo]
D.C. Mayor-elect Gray unveils transition team
[WaPo]
DC’s budding Rush Limbaugh
[WaPo]
WikiLeaks urges U.S. to fully examine abuses
[Reuters]
So Long, Tim Geithner
[CNBC]
Fed Fires $600 Billion Stimulus Shot
[WSJ]
Bernanke op-ed: What the Fed did and why: supporting the recovery and sustaining price stability [WaPo]

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Daily International News 09.15.10

September 15, 2010

Daily International News
September 15, 2010

Northeast Asia
Arnold Schwarzenegger sells California to East Asia [BBC]
Koreas
North Korea to resume talks with UN Command on sinking
[Nation]
US envoy: No quick progress likely in NKorea talks
[AP]
Bosworth seeks improved North-South relations to resume 6-way talks
[Kyodo]
Carter hopes prisoner release helps peace talks
[AP]
N. Korean website raises succession issue ahead of key party meeting
[Yonhap]
The Rapid Rise of Kim Jong-un
[Chosun]
NKorean political gathering delayed, sources say
[AP]
Japan
Kan works on new Cabinet, DPJ leadership lineups
[Kyodo]
Japan moves to combat rising yen
[BBC]
China
China rejects US trade complaint over clean energy
[AP]

Southeast Asia
Cambodia opens first methadone clinic for heroin users
[BBC]
Police arrest vigilantes for Indonesia church attack
[Reuters]

South/Central Asia
U.S. Debates Karzai’s Place in Fighting Corruption
[NYT]
Kabulbank directors were paid $500K bonuses – audit
[Reuters]
Holbrooke talks up American aid in Pakistan visit
[AP]
Pakistani printers make fake Afghan voting cards
[AP]

Middle East
Peace Talks
Israeli aircraft strike Gaza as leaders convene
[AP]
Israelis, Palestinians ‘Getting Down to Business’
[Bloomberg]
No concessions in Middle East talks
[Al Jazeera]
Iran/Iraq
American freed by Iran plans medical exam in Oman
[AP]
Former Iranian president calls on Iran to take U.S.-led sanctions seriously
[WaPo]
US-Iraqi raid on Fallujah kills 7
[AP]

Africa
Guinea election body set to decide on poll
[Reuters]
Nigeria president declares election bid on Facebook
[Reuters]

UK
Ed Miliband ‘increasingly confident’ in Labour race
[BBC]
BP’s Hayward to testify to UK lawmakers on spill
[AP]
UK MP says speed of defence review ‘could put operations at risk’
[BBC]

Europe
Europe Proposes Rules to Help Steady Markets
[NYT]
Pope’s visit: aide steps aside after comparing Britain to ‘third world’
[Guardian]
French Senate approves burqa ban
[DW]
French lawmakers OK raising retirement age to 62
[AP]

Americas
Former Chilean President to Lead New U.N. Agency
[NYT]
Self-employment key to Cuban economic overhaul
[AP]
Tropical storm Karl hits Mexico’s Yucatan
[AP]

Domestic
Tea Party win hurts Republicans’ Senate chances
[Reuters]
How Adrian Fenty lost his reelection bid for D.C. mayor
[WaPo]
Primary Voter Turnout Stays Low, but More So for Democrats
[NYT]
Lugar’s final word on new START
[FP]
Pentagon Accelerates Savings Push
[WSJ]

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Daily International News 07.23.10

July 23, 2010

Daily International News
July 23, 2010

North Korea
North Korea vows ‘physical response’ to US exercise
[BBC]
NKorea tensions spike at Asian security forum
[AP]
US says NKorea must change ‘dangerous’ behavior
[AP]
On North Korea and More, China Flexes Its Muscles
[Time]

China/Japan
US wades into South China Sea disputes
[AP]
China sentences Uighur writer to 15 years in jail
[AP]
China ‘may review execution policy changes’
[BBC]
First details on China oil spill’s cause emerge
[AP]
Prosecutors to quiz Japan ruling party’s Ozawa – media
[Reuters]

South/SE/Central Asia
US warns Myanmar on nukes, rights abuses
[AP]
17 injured in blast targeting Afghan candidate
[AP]
Minority leaders leaving Karzai’s side over leader’s overtures to insurgents
[WaPo]
Pakistani government extends tenure of Army Chief Kayani
[CNN]
India unveils prototype of $35 tablet computer
[AP]

Middle East/N. Africa
Abbas warns Fatah to get organized or die
[Haaretz]
Israel: Controversial conversion bill shelved
[AP]
Israel to return impounded Gaza aid ships to Turkey
[Reuters]
Hezbollah members ‘facing Rafik Hariri charges’
[BBC]
Mubarak, 82, gives public speech after health rumours
[Reuters]

Africa
Guards for Somali Leader Join Islamists
[NYT]
Nigerian senate votes for earlier elections
[BBC]
Uganda: AU Military Chiefs Draw Somalia War Plan
[All Africa]
Guinea to send troops to AU force in Somalia
[AFP]

Europe
Russia says ready to resume NATO military ties
[Reuters]
Scottish official to skip US Lockerbie hearing
[AP]
BP Managers Named in Disaster Probe
[WSJ]
Serbia rejects UN legal ruling on Kosovo’s secession
[BBC]
Trafigura found guilty of exporting toxic waste
[BBC]
France to sell two Mistral-class warships to Russia
[BBC]
France targets ‘al-Qaeda militants’ in Mauritania
[BBC]
Banks Await Stress Test Results in Europe
[NYT]
Euro Passes Own Stress Test as Bank Examinations Loom
[Bloomberg]

Domestic
Hearing on Arizona immigration law begins
[WaPo]
Senate Passes U.S. War Bill Without State Aid Sought by House
[Bloomberg]
Bowing to political reality, Senate Democrats drop broad energy bill
[LAT]
Ships evacuated from Gulf as tropical storm advances
[BBC]

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Daily International News 07.20.10

July 20, 2010

Daily International News
July 20, 2010

International
UN

Departing U.N. official calls Ban’s leadership ‘deplorable’ in 50-page memo
[WaPo]

ASEAN
N.Korea FM to attend Asian security forum
[AFP]
ASEAN diplomats give Burma ‘earful’ over its election
[BBC]

Kabul Conference
Kabul conference cheat sheet
[Al Jazeera]
Conference endorses Karzai goal for security handover
[BBC]
Leaders Renew Vows of Support for Afghanistan
[NYT]

Koreas
Gates, Clinton to visit DMZ dividing 2 Koreas
[AP]
Japan Says It Isn’t Seeking Bilateral Meeting With North Korea
[Bloomberg]
‘2+2’ talks are U.S.-Korean milestone
[JoongAng IB]
U.S. court fines N. Korea for terror plot
[Wash Times]
Former N Korea spy in Japan to tackle abductee issue
[BBC]
North Korea reportedly executes former official
[AP]
North Korean Poster Depicts a Ship Suffering an Eerily Evocative Attack
[NYT] – from 07/16

Japan/China
Japan may delay finalizing U.S. base relocation details
[Kyodo]
US Won’t Bow to Chinese Concerns on Yellow Sea Exercises
[VOA]
Floods, landslides kill 37 in central China
[AP]
Another Foxconn worker falls to death – report
[Reuters]

Central Asia [non-conference related]
In Afghanistan, a Threat of Plunder
[NYT]
NATO says 4 dead in shooting at training range
[AP]
Kyrgyz troops using torture on detainees, says UN
[BBC]

Middle East/ Africa
Guantanamo detainee Naji sent back to Algeria against his will
[WaPo]
U.S. cleric warns Yemen could be next Iraq, Afghanistan
[Reuters]
Ashton concludes Israel visit, promising EU aid to lift Gaza blockade
[DW]
Europe Considers New Penalties for Iran
[NYT]
Allawi seeks Iraq support from Sadr
[Al Jazeera]
Sudan:  AU Warns Over Bashir Warrant
[All Africa]

Europe
Berlusconi’s popularity hits new low – poll
[Reuters]
Iraq inquiry: Saddam posed very limited threat to UK, ex-MI5 chief says
[Guardian]

Domestic/Americas
David Cameron set for talks with President Barack Obama
[BBC]
Troops to Go to Mexican Border Aug. 1
[NYT]
Democrats to give jobless benefits another vote
[AP]
Toyota Subpoenaed on Steering Flaws
[NYT]
Chilling toll of Times Sq. ‘bomb’
[NY Post]
Cubans brace for “reorganization” of labour force
[Reuters]

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Daily International News 07.02.10

July 2, 2010

Daily International News
July 2, 2010

Japan
Dolphin hunt film, the Cove, screened in Japan
[BBC]
Toyota plans recall of 270,000 vehicles worldwide over engine flaw
[WaPo]
China
China steps up surveillance in Xinjiang‎
[BBC]
Risk-tolerant China investing heavily in Iraq as U.S. companies hold back
[WaPo]
Koreas
U.N. Security Council debating extent of N. Korea’s responsibility for sinking: envoy
[Yonhap]
North Korea book wins top non-fiction prize
[BBC]
Obama’s South Korea Trade Agreement Push Collides With Ford
[Bloomberg]

Southeast/South Asia/Pacific
UN asks warring Nepal parties to form united government
[Hindustan Times]
Five killed in ambush in southern Thailand
[BBC]
Australian Nazi suspect wins extradition appeal
[BBC]

AfPak
Gen. Petraeus arrives in Kabul to lead NATO forces
[AP]
USAID compound attacked in Afghanistan; 4 killed
[AP]
Pakistanis blame US after shrine attack kills 42
[AP]

Middle East
Fence-mending on agenda for Obama-Netanyahu talks
[Reuters]
Israeli PM Netanyahu renews Shalit prisoner swap offer
[BBC]
U.S. Middle East envoy meets with Palestinian Authority president
[CNN]
Israel’s Foes Embrace New Resistance Tactics
[WSJ]
Turkish jets bomb Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq
[AP]
Jordan nuclear deal held up by U.S. curbs – sources
[Reuters]

Africa
African Countries Form a Common Market
[NYT]
S.Africa’s ex-top cop found guilty of corruption
[AP]
Somali president seen on front lines in fight against militants
[LAT]
Rwandan fugitive facing genocide charges arrested
[AP]

Europe/UK
UK public to vote on changing voting system
[AP]
MPs urge Iraq inquiry to recall Blair
[Independent]
Britain Curbing Airport Growth to Aid Climate
[NYT]
Finland as first nation to make broadband access a legal right
[CNN]
Belgium’s Caretaker Government Takes on EU Presidency
[Epoch Times]

Domestic
U.S. Adds Its Own Sanctions on Iran
[WSJ]
In war-funding vote, Democrats cast doubts on Obama’s Afghan policy
[WaPo]
House Panel Votes to Ease Cuba Travel Restrictions
[NYT]
Obama pushes immigration reform, seeks broad support
[Reuters]
Prosecutors: NY suspect spilled Russia spy details
[AP]
BP Criminal Case in Oil Spill May Be Inevitable, Analysts Say
[Bloomberg]

Americas
21 Die in Gun Battle Near U.S. Border With Mexico
[NYT]
Mexico nabs gang leader in US consulate killing
[AP]
Argentina: Ex-dictator faces human rights charges
[AP]