Posts Tagged ‘diamonds’

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Daily International News 08.19.10

August 19, 2010

Daily International News
August 19, 2010

Northeast Asia
China
Several dead in China explosion
[Al Jazeera]

China: Mechanical failures to blame for North Korean plane crash
[CNN]
Letter from Europe: Building Up Connections With China
[NYT]
From 08/18 S Korean treasuries sought by China [FT]
From 08/18 U.S. says SE Asia concerned by China assertiveness [Reuters]

Foxconn to hire more workers in China
[BBC]

Koreas/Japan
North Korea Confirms Detention of South Korean Boat
[NYT]

North Korea Twitter account banned in South Korea
[Guardian]
Japan’s Ozawa may challenge PM in party vote – report
[Reuters]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Myanmar lays down tough rules for upcoming polls
[AP]

Australia judge orders witness to remove niqab in court
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Clinton to announce new aid to Pakistan Thursday
[FP]

Indian, Pakistani troops clash on Kashmir border
[CNN]
Delhi Games boycott call by Dawn Fraser rejected
[BBC]
Afghanistan Focus Of Obama Summits With EU, NATO
[Defense News]
From 08/18 Taliban prison said found in Afghanistan, 27 freed [Reuters]

Middle East
Hezbollah hands over ex-PM murder ‘evidence’
[BBC] and Lebanese doubt Hariri tribunal will deliver justice [Reuters]

Israel/Palestine
US ‘ready’ to unveil Middle East talks plan
[BBC]

Israeli Settlements Said to Delay Start of Direct Peace Talks
[Bloomberg]
Al Qaeda Plans for Israel War
[Daily Beast]
Report Criticizes Gaza Restrictions
[NYT]

Iran/Iraq
Khamenei: Iran won’t talk with U.S. in current climate
[Reuters]

Germany: 2 men charged over Iran arms embargo
[AP]
Goodbye Iraq: Last US combat brigade heads home
[AP]

Iraq war was illegal, repeats Clegg
[Indie]

Africa
Violence erupts during South Africa strike
[AP]
Lockerbie bomber: 500 youths to celebrate first anniversary of Megrahi’s release
[Telegraph]

Kenya accused of illegal World Cup bomb extraditions
[BBC]
Mandela charity’s ex-chief cuts ties over diamonds
[AP]
Food supplies most at risk in Afghanistan, Africa
[Reuters]

Europe
Continent
From 08/18 A Mission to Modernize Germany’s Armed Forces [NYT]

France begins deporting Roma Gypsies
[BBC]
Rampaging bull injures 40 in Spanish arena
[BBC]

UK
Britain’s David Cameron seeks smaller government, more citizen involvement
[WaPo]
Ditch the queen: UK public’s wild ideas for cuts
[AP]

Russia/Former Soviet States
Moscow on Alert After Pyatigorsk Blast
[Moscow Times]
Moscow to ban vodka sales after 10pm
[Telegraph]
Russia to beef up military presence in former Soviet space
[Telegraph]

All cafes ordered shut in Chechnya during Ramadan
[Reuters]

Americas
Mexican mayor found dead 3 days after kidnapping
[AP]
US National Guard troops deployed at Mexico border
[BBC]

Venezuelan Brokerages Banned from Bond Markets
[LAHT]

Domestic
Gov. Paterson: New spot for mosque would be ‘magic moment’ in history
[NYDN]
TIME Poll: Majority Opposes Mosque, Many Distrust Muslims
[TIME]
Poll shows more Americans think Obama is a Muslim
[WaPo]
Intel to Acquire McAfee, Moving Into Online Security
[NYT]

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Daily International News 08.13.10

August 13, 2010
Happy Friday the 13th!

AP: In this photo released by the semi-official Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA), the reactor building of Iran's Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant is seen. Russia's nuclear agency spokesman Sergei Novikov said Friday Aug. 13, 2010 it will load fuel into Iran's first nuclear power plant next week, marking the start of its launch.

Daily International News
August 13, 2010

Northeast Asia
Gates says Kim Jong-il’s son seeks military “stripes”
[Reuters]

N. Korea enacts new laws on economy
[Yonhap]
S. Korea to allow rare civilian visit to N. Korea amid tension
[Yonhap]
N.Korea ‘Plotting Biochemical Attack’
[Chosun Ilbo]
N.Korean Football Coach ‘Given 2nd Chance’
[Chosun Ilbo]
Beijing suspicious of Japan’s war crime apology
[The National]

Japan’s Renho Shakes Up Tokyo Politics
[WSJ]

Southeast Asia
Myanmar junta sets election date of Nov. 7
[AP]

Malaysia men guilty in ‘Allah’ row church attack
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan Fight Stalls for U.S.
[WSJ]

2-3% of Pakistan’s GDP wiped out in floods
[Xinhua]
Relief activities will not impact fight against militants: army
[Dawn]
BlackBerry ‘optimistic’ it can avert India ban
[AFP]

Sri Lankan military court convicts ex-army chief
[AP]
U.S., British troops to train with Kazakh forces
[Reuters]

Middle East
Russia: Iran’s nuclear plant to get fuel next week
[AP]
Lose in 2011 and I’ll quit as party chief: Erdogan
[Reuters]
Clinton prods Netanyahu on Mideast peace talks
[Reuters]

Ambassador Leaves Iraq With Much Still Unsettled
[NYT]
Saudi king limits fatwa authority
[The National]

Africa
Goodluck Jonathan ‘has right to contest Nigerian election’
[Telegraph]
Group bans Marange diamonds
[The Zimbabwean]

Europe/UK
EU budget plans for 2011 cut by ministers
[BBC]
EU attempts to repair relations with Pakistan
[Guardian]
Liam Fox unveils plans for ‘leaner’ UK Ministry of Defence
[BBC]
Danish PM hopes troops to leave Afghanistan by 2015
[Reuters]
Greatest Economic Boom Since German Reunification
[Der Spiegel]
Zero Tolerance in the Fight against ETA
[Der Spiegel]
BP agrees to pay record $50.6m fine for Texas explosion
[BBC]

Americas/Domestic
Bolivia protesters demand talks with Evo Morales
[BBC]
Obama to sign bill approving $600 million for border security
[CNN]

Pentagon push to phase out top brass causing much consternation
[WaPo]
Gates Gives Frank Assessments of World Trouble Spots
[AFPS]

Gates Orders Marine Corps Force Structure Review
[AFPS]
California gay marriage can resume next week
[Reuters]
WikiLeaks Comes Under Fire from Rights Groups
[TIME]
Investigators Question Flight Attendant Slater’s Tale
[WSJ]

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Daily International News 08.11.10

August 11, 2010

Daily International News
August 11, 2010

Northeast Asia
North Korea to conduct rare border handover
[Reuters]
SKorea probing if NKorea deliberately sent mines
[AP]
S Korea urges DPRK to release its fishing boat
[Xinhua]
Fifa investigates North Korea World Cup abuse claims
[BBC]; Original Reporting: World Cup Team Shamed, Reprimanded [RFA]
How Does the U.S. Solve a Problem Like North Korea?
[TIME]
Downpours bring more worry for China landslide town
[Reuters]

Southeast Asia
Sri Lanka begins civil war hearings
[Al Jazeera]
Thai court rejects Thaksin assets appeal
[BBC]
Terrorism charges filed against Indonesian cleric
[AP]

Central/South Asia
Kyrgyzstan sets October 10 date for parliamentary vote
[Reuters]
Wikileaks asked to edit Afghan names from US files
[BBC]
UN calls for bigger aid response for Pakistan
[Euronews]
Parts of Sindh, Punjab on alert as fresh flood warning issued
[Dawn]

Middle East
No agreement on direct Israel-Palestinian talks
[AP]
Lebanon politician Karam charged with spying for Israel
[BBC]
Deadly blast hits Turkey oil pipeline
[BBC]
[Iraq/Iran]
State Dept. faces skyrocketing costs as it prepares to expand role in Iraq
[WaPo]
‘Booby trap’ kills Iraqi soldiers
[Al Jazeera]
Analysis: U.S. and Iraqi Interests May Work Against Pullout
[NYT]
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard ‘digging mass graves for US soldiers’
[Telegraph]
Has Tehran lost the weapon of fear?
[The National]

Africa
Hard-line Islam steps out of shadows in Algeria
[Reuters]
Rwanda’s Kagame wins election by landslide
[Reuters]
Zimbabwe auctions controversy-plagued diamonds
[AP]
Kenyan accused of harboring Uganda terror suspects
[AP]

Europe
Russian wildfires raise Chernobyl radiation fears
[AP]
Russia deploys S-300 missiles in Georgia’s Abkhazia
[Reuters]
Bodies found in search for victims of Bosnian massacre
[BBC]
Lawmakers Demand Lockerbie Medical Records
[WSJ]
Bank of England forecasts ‘choppy’ economic recovery
[BBC]
UK doctors: New superbug gene could spread widely
[AP]

Americas
Colombia, Venezuela restore diplomatic relations
[AP]
Colombia opens door for talks with FARC rebels
[WaPo]
Guatemala Court Orders Arrest of Politician Holed Up at Honduran Embassy
[LAHT]

Domestic
Incumbent Backed by Obama Wins Colorado Primary
[NYT]
Obama signs emergency bill to halt teacher layoffs
[AP]
For Mosque Sponsors, Early Missteps Fueled Storm
[NYT]
For many Muslims, start of Ramadan stirs up centuries-old debate between science and doctrine
[WaPo]
Fed Move on Debt Signals Concern About Economy
[NYT]
What’s Missing in the Internet Kill-Switch Debate
[TIME]