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Daily International News 01.19.11

January 19, 2011

Daily International News
January 19, 2011

Hu-Obama Summit
Op-ed: Mr. Obama, speak up for human rights in China
[WaPo]
Obama pressured to speak out on China human rights
[Reuters]
Clinton: Building trust with Beijing a must for US
[AP]
The Weekly Standard: Liu Matters, Hu Doesn’t
[NPR]
President Obama to Announce Jointly Funded Center for Nuclear Security in China
[ABC]
Ballmer, Blankfein Invited by Obama to Hu Discussion on Business in China
[Bloomberg]

Northeast Asia
Top Pentagon Asia official, Gregson, to step down
[FP]

China
Report: China largely restores aircraft carrier
[AP]

China’s Internet population rises to 457 million
[AP]
Chinese Firm to Invest in North Korea
[WSJ]

Chinese consumer price inflation ‘down to 4.6%’
[BBC]
Koreas
N. Korea working on uranium enrichment ‘since 1990s’
[AFP]
South Korea seeks longer-range missiles – report
[Reuters]
and Korea, U.S. negotiate revision of pact on missiles [JoongAng]
Kim and Jong-un get beefed up security
[JoongAng]
Defector Offers Insights into N.Korean Arms Buildup
[Chosun]
Japan
Japan wants China leadership on North Korea
[Reuters]
Sugiyama, Japan’s point man on N.Korea to visit China
[Straits Times via AFP]

Donations pour into Okinawa city after gov’t withdraws funds tied to hosting U.S. base
[Mainichi]
Sting meets dolphin advocate, hopes for debate
[AP]

Southeast Asia
Group says survey confirms Myanmar rights abuses
[AP] – a link to the report is here

South/Central Asia
Judges seek delay in opening Afghan parliament
[AP]
Bomb blast kills 20 Afghan civilians in southeast
[Reuters]
Afghan journalist attacked with acid
[AP]
Scandal-hit India PM skirts major cabinet changes
[Reuters]

Middle East
Hariri tribunal: Saudi Arabia quits Lebanon mediation
[BBC]

Powers to press defiant Iran in nuclear row
[Reuters]
Insurgents Renew Attacks on Iraqi Security Troops
[NYT]
Lebanon Shows Shift of Influence in Mideast
[NYT]

Africa
Arab League chief says Tunisia is dire warning
[AP]
Tunisia probes foreign assets of deposed leader
[AP]
AU’s Odinga says Ivory Coast mediation fails
[Reuters]

DR Congo army commander ‘led mass rape’ in Fizi
[BBC]

Europe
Former Swiss banker linked to WikiLeaks goes on trial
[Reuters]
New UK law means queen’s secrets to stay that way
[AP]
UK unemployment total rises further
[BBC]
Ministers seek to answer critics as NHS bill published
[BBC]
Euro MPs adopt cross-border healthcare law
[BBC]
Germany approves anti-dioxin action plan
[Reuters]

Americas
Haiti election officials downplay OAS conclusion
[AP]

From 01/18 Bolivia launches coca leaf diplomatic offensive [BBC]
Deal ends Chile Magallanes gas protest
[BBC]

Domestic
SOTU: State of the Seating Chart
[WaPo]

Lieberman Is Said to Decide Against Seeking Re-Election to Senate in 2012
[Bloomberg]
Sen. Kent Conrad retirement boosts GOP Senate hopes
[Politico]
House Republicans Move to Dismantle Obama’s Health-Care Law
[Bloomberg]
Issa Said to Consider Focusing First Hearing on TARP Inspector’s Report
[Bloomberg]
FBI: Bomb found on MLK march route
[MSNBC]

Parenting by Gays More Common in the South, Census Shows
[NYT]
Goldman Sachs profits down by half on weak debt trading
[BBC]
Apple makes record profits of $6bn in last three months
[BBC]

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Daily International News 01.12.11

January 12, 2011

Daily International News
January 12, 2011

Northeast Asia
Koreas
Gates in Tokyo for Talks on North Korea
[NYT]
Gates Demands a Halt of North Korean Tests
[WSJ]
Hot Line Connecting Koreas Returns to Service
[NYT]
Klingner Opinion: North Korea’s Imminent Threat
[WSJ]
Seoul returns offer for talks – but tough talks
[JoongAng]
China’s Hu to call for new talks on North Korea
[AP]
S Korea keen on upgrading defense deals with Israel
[AHN]
Five North Korean defectors ‘shot dead’
[Sify]

China
Robert Gates tours China nuclear warfare headquarters
[BBC]
Nationalistic and Chasing the ‘Chinese Dream’
[NYT]
China Would `Welcome’ U.S. Statement on Holdings During Hu, Obama Summit
[Bloomberg]
Geithner warns Beijing on currency policies
[AP]
Tajikistan agrees to give land to China
[AP]
China bans German pork and eggs in dioxin scare
[BBC]
China artist Ai Weiwei’s Shanghai studio demolished
[BBC]

Japan
DPJ lawmakers get together amid internal rifts
[Mainichi]

Southeast Asia
Vietnam vows change to build modern economy
[BBC]
Floods ground Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
In Kabul, Biden promises U.S. support beyond 2014
[WaPo]
US ‘not the enemy of Islam’ says Biden
[AFP]
Suicide bomber kills two in Afghanistan capital
[Guardian]
Life in jail for two Pakistani Muslim blasphemers
[BBC]
Biden in Pakistan for Talks With Top Officials
[NYT]
Pakistani bomber kills 17 in attack on police
[BBC]
Zardari Ally to Succeed Slain Punjab Gov. Taseer in Pakistan
[NYT]

Middle East
Lebanon’s government falls as Hezbollah pulls out
[AP]
Iran Says Time Running Out for Nuclear Deal
[NYT]

Africa
South Sudan’s referendum vote reaches 60%, says SPLM
[BBC]
US could take Sudan off state terror list by July
[AFP]
Ivory Coast’s army opens fire on opposition neighborhoods
[AP]
Government imposes curfew in Tunisia’s capital
[AP]
Tunisian president fires police chief over unrest
[Reuters]
Egypt denies sectarian motive for Copt’s murder
[AFP]
Nigeria: Jos Killings Escalate
[All Africa]

Europe
Tony Blair to appear before Iraq war inquiry on 21 January
[Guardian]
Eric Illsley to quit as MP following expenses conviction
[Guardian]
Kaczynski air crash: Russia blames Polish pilot error
[BBC]
Dutch government enforcing taxes on prostitution
[AP]
Europe Debates Larger Rescue Fund
[WSJ]
European stocks higher after Portugal bond sale
[AFP]
Germany enjoys stellar growth
[FT]

Americas
Prayer and mourning in Haiti a year after quake
[AP]
Hitmen intensify attacks in Mexico’s richest city
[Reuters]
At least 61 dead in rain-hit Brazil towns
[Reuters]

Domestic
Arizona Shooting
Analysis: Sarah Palin’s use of ‘blood libel’ sparks new controversy
[WaPo]
Boehner opposes new gun-control bill
[The Hill]
Obama’s Visit to Arizona Offers Moment to Alter His Image of `Detachment’
[Bloomberg]
Officers stopped Loughner on day of Ariz. shooting
[AP]
Gun sales soar 60 percent in Arizona
[Politico]
Other
Daley Has $7.7 Million of JPMorgan Stock to Divest on Way to White House
[Bloomberg]
Republican school board in N.C. backed by tea party abolishes integration policy
[WaPo]
Oil spill panel calls for tighter federal rules, new fees for drilling
[WaPo]
More slayings in Pr. George’s, and police feel the heat
[WaPo]
How To Switch Your iPhone Service From AT&T To Verizon
[Techland]

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Daily International News 01.11.11

January 11, 2011

Daily International News
January 11, 2011

Northeast Asia
Koreas
NKorea accuses SKoreans of hacking into website
[AP]
Gates Warns of North Korea Missile Threat to U.S.
[NYT] and  Gates Sees More `Direct’ North Korean Threat to U.S. [Bloomberg]
N. Korea steps up push for talks with reluctant S. Korea
[Yonhap]
South Korea, Japan agree to boost defense cooperation
[Mainichi]
Column: Time for S.Korea to Develop Its Own Nuclear Arms
[Chosun]
Christian aid group launches major campaign for Christians in North Korea
[The Underground]
Tweeter indicted for praising North Korea
[Korea Times]
Asian Cup 2011 Group D Preview: Iraq – Iran, North Korea – UAE
[Goal.com]

China[PRC]/Taiwan[ROC]
Opinion: An American Message for the Chinese President
[WSJ]
Viewpoint: A new Sino-US high-tech arms race?
[BBC]
Gates says new Sino-US military talks could begin soon
[AP]
China confirms stealth jet test-flight-Gates
[Reuters]
China denies armed soldiers crossed into India
[AP]
Senior Chinese leader praises reform of press, publication industry
[Xinhua]
China fails on human rights plan: rights group
[AP] and China’s human rights ‘action plan’ short on any action, say rights groups [CSM]
Renault spy scandal: China denies involvement
[BBC]
China vows to crack down on copyright violations
[AP]
China overshoots 2010 lending and money supply targets
[BBC]
Taiwan centenary runs into identity problems
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Thais Call on Burma to Cease Artillery Fire
[Irrawaddy]
Cambodia charges two detained Thais with espionage
[BBC]
Scores missing in tsunami-like flood in Australia
[AP]
Qantas resuming Airbus A380 flights to US after blast
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Biden – U.S. could stay in Afghanistan beyond 2014
[Reuters]
Plan B in Afghanistan: Partition?
[Foreign Affairs]
Benazir son Bilawal condemns support for Taseer killer
[BBC]
Uzbeks ‘behind ethnic clashes in southern Kyrgyzstan’
[BBC]
Pope Benedict Urges Pakistan to Repeal Blasphemy Law
[NYT]

Middle East
Clinton, in Yemen, Promotes Alliance and Growth
[WSJ] and Clinton Has Busy Five Hours in Yemen [NYT]
Kuwaiti soldier killed in clash with Iraqi fishermen
[BBC]
Ties make Palestinian state a SAmerican priority
[AP]
Israel’s Rightward Lurch Scares Some Conservatives [TIME]
From 01.10 Iran Sentences Human Rights Lawyer to 11 Years in Jail [NYT]
Iran claims it has dismantled Israeli spy ring behind nuclear scientist’s death
[CSM]

Africa
Sudan: Bittersweet Moment As Abyei Attacks Leave 30 Dead
[All Africa]
Chinese observers see “peaceful” referendum in Sudan: FM spokesman
[Xinhua]
Ivory Coast unity cabinet possible, says UN ambassador
[BBC]
Tunisia closes schools, universities as UN calls for dialog
[Deutsche Welle]
Village attacks kill 18 in central Nigeria – police
[Reuters]
Nigeria’s Jonathan ‘can run’ in party primaries
[AFP]
Egypt condemns Vatican criticism on minorities
[Reuters]

Europe
Assange could face death penalty in U.S.: lawyers
[Reuters]
Sarkozy Brings Message on Dollar to U.S.
[NYT]
Spain’s Zapatero says Eta truce does not go far enough
[BBC]
Tainted Animal Feed Found in France and Denmark
[NYT]
Tensions Rise Before Portugal Auction
[WSJ]

Americas
Observers wait for Haiti president to take report
[AP]
IMF approves $72bn credit line for Mexico
[FT]

Domestic
In Wednesday speech in Arizona, Obama is seeking right tone
[WaPo]
Father of Shooting Suspect May Issue Statement
[WSJ]
Man Arrested in Denver for Threat to Shoot Aides to U.S. Senator Bennet
[Bloomberg]
From 01.10 Tom DeLay, former U.S. House leader, sentenced to 3 years in prison [WaPo]
Kagan writes her first opinion
[AP]
Obama 2.0: Who will fill the top jobs in foreign policy?
[FP]
State Dept. policy change the latest gay rights win: passports
[WaPo]
Declining for two decades, US abortion rate plateaus
[WaPo]
In search for Earth-size world, a historic first: Kepler finds rocky planet
[CSM]
The Verizon iPhone
[WaPo]
Winklevoss twins gamble $65m for Facebook fortune
[BBC]

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Daily International News 01.10.11

January 10, 2011

Daily International News
January 10, 2011

Northeast Asia
China
US, China defense chiefs mend frayed military ties
[AP]
U.S. and China Defense Chiefs Agree to Keep Talking
[NYT]
Report: Chinese troops cross into Indian territory
[AP]
Missing China activist Gao Zhisheng ‘tortured’
[BBC]
Panda politics: China sending 2 pandas to Scotland
[AP]
China, Britain sign deals worth 4.7 billion USD
[Xinhua]
China trade growth slows as imports rise
[FT]
Koreas
North Korea offers talks to South Korea
[Reuters]
South Korea, Japan discuss military pact
[AP]
Hacker Attack Greets Kim Jong-un on His Birthday
[Chosun]
Kim Jong Eun Parties in Private
[WSJ]
Japan
Japan to hold naval drills involving U.S. warships in East China Sea on Monday
[Ria Novosti]

Southeast Asia
Burma’s new parliament to convene on 31 January
[BBC]
Thai government welcomes ‘peaceful’ red-shirt rally
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
India soon to fly first fighter jet built at home
[AP]
Pakistan blasphemy law ‘to stand’
[Al Jazeera]

Middle East
U.S. Says Sanctions Hurt Iran Nuclear Program
[NYT]
Clinton to Warn Gulf Countries Not to Ease Vigilance Against Iran Threat
[Bloomberg]
In slaying probe, Iran claims it penetrated Mossad
[AP]
Iran convicts prominent human rights lawyer
[AP]
Netanyahu defends settlement after U.S. criticism
[Reuters]
Palestinians say they’ll go to UN for recognition
[AP]
EU diplomats say East Jerusalem should be treated as Palestinian capital
[Haaretz]
Saudi woman jailed for abusing Indonesian maid Sumiati
[BBC]

Africa
Sudan border clashes kill 36 as south votes-officials
[Reuters]
South Sudan independence referendum: Second day
[BBC]
Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo rebuffs latest mediator
[AP]
Fourteen killed in Tunisia unemployment protests
[BBC]
French hostages killed during rescue mission, ministry says
[CNN]

Europe
Basque militants call permanent Spain cease-fire
[AP]
Iceland protests over US probe of lawmaker
[FT]
01.09 Belarus Signals It Could Seize Opponent’s Son [NYT]
01.09 Lisbon resists pressure for bail-out [FT]
01.09 Germany vows action after dioxin scare [Deutsche Welle]
German cities threatened by flooding after winter thaw
[BBC]

Americas
Trade war looming, warns Brazil
[FT]
From 01.09 Chavez condemns OAS ‘interference’ in Venezuela [BBC]

Domestic
US VP Biden arrives in Afghanistan for visit
[AP]
Giffords shooting unlikely to sway public opinion about gun control
[WaPo]
Doctor: Gabrielle Giffords ‘holding her own’ after shooting [WaPo]
Kyl Optimistic Republicans, Obama Can Compromise on U.S. Tax Code Overhaul
[Bloomberg]

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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 01.05.10

January 5, 2011

Daily International News
January 5, 2011

 

Chinese city of Harbin's ice festival is open now.

 

Northeast Asia
Koreas
NKorea calls for unconditional talks with South
[AP]
U.S. looks to China as talks begin on North Korea
[Reuters]
Analysis: Realism, not softening, seen in U.S.-North Korea moves
[Reuters]
Q+A: What keeps idea of North Korea “six-party” talks alive?
[Reuters]
China
China Rolls Out Its First Stealth Aircraft
[NYT]
U.S. downplays Chinese stealth fighter status
[Reuters]
Toshiba, China to co-develop nuclear reactor -Nikkei
[Reuters]
Police Officers Killed in Rare Burst of Gun Violence in China
[NYT]
World Bank issues bond denominated in Chinese yuan
[BBC]
China to let yuan rise 5 pct in 2011 -paper
[Reuters]
Japan
Japan in talks with U.S. over moving F-15 fighter drills to Guam
[Mainichi]
South Korea eyes military tie-up with Japan in non-combat areas
[Mainichi] and Japan to Propose Closer Military Ties With South Korea [NYT]
Japan wants to talk with China on rare earths – minister
[Reuters]

Southeast Asia
Philippine communist Ka Bart caught as truce ends
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan scholars warn against mourning slain governor
[Reuters]
US suspends military contractors in Afghanistan
[AP]
Afghanistan says attacks against VP thwarted
[AP]
Delhi Games chief Suresh Kalmadi faces detectives
[BBC]

Middle East
Russian president to visit Palestinian territories
[AP]
Israeli air strikes hit Gaza
[CNN]
WikiLeaks: Israel aimed to keep Gaza economy on brink of collapse
[Haaretz]
EU says IAEA should inspect Iran’s nuclear sites
[Reuters]
Iran offers India new way to buy oil
[UPI]
Shah of Iran’s son Alireza Pahlavi found dead at US home
[Guardian]
Turkish investigators find suspected mass grave
[AP]
Anti-US cleric Muqtada al-Sadr returns to Iraq
[AP]
Kuwait PM survives no-confidence vote
[AP]

Africa
Ivory Coast: Laurent Gbagbo maintains Ouattara blockade
[BBC]
Ouattara says no risk of civil war in Ivory Coast
[Reuters]
China to send observers to Sudan as Beshir softens stance
[RFI]
Southern Sudan returnees put a strain on limited resources
[CNN]
Zambia mine shooting: Chinese bosses miss court hearing
[BBC]

Europe
German dioxin scandal: animal feed additive tainted
[BBC]
Mysterious bird deaths, paralleling US, hit Sweden [BBC]

Domestic
In House, new Republican majority plans to act fast to undo Obama’s agenda
[WaPo]
Ten members to watch in the 112th Congress
[WaPo]
As Boehner Ascends, His Power Comes With Caveats
[NYT]
After losing House, Democrats will try new strategy: bipartisanship
[WaPo]
Robert Gibbs leaving the White House
[WaPo]
Who Will Fill Bob Gates’ Pentagon Office?
[TIME]
Pentagon Gets Approval for Modest Growth in Budget Plan for Fiscal 2012
[Bloomberg]
U.S. tells agencies: Watch ‘insiders’ to prevent new WikiLeaks
[MSNBC]
15-Year Sentence for 1968 Plane Hijacking
[NYT]
New edition removes Mark Twain’s ‘offensive’ words
[AP]