Posts Tagged ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’

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Daily International News 12.20.10

December 20, 2010

Daily International News
December 20, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
North Korea blinks
[FP]
North Korea Says It Will Not Retaliate After South’s Drills
[NYT]
Richardson: North Korea offers to return remains of U.S. troops
[CNN]
From 12/19 U.N. Security Council deadlocked on Korean crisis [Reuters]
South Korea on ‘high alert’ after exercises
[FT]
South Korea detains Chinese fishermen
[FT]
China
Chinese, Russian FMs call for restraint on Korean Peninsula
[Xinhua]
Chinese envoy arrives in Taiwan for talks
[AP]
Facebook’s CEO visits China’s top search engine
[AP]
Chinese endure power shortages as coal runs short
[AP]
Japan
Public support for Kan Cabinet dips to 24 percent: Mainichi poll
[Mainichi]

South/Central Asia
Afghanistan guardedly backs U.S. review
[Reuters]
Afghanistan plans to open parliament on January 20
[Reuters]
China PM Wen Jiabao hails Pakistani anti-terror efforts
[BBC]

Middle East
Iran hangs 11 Jundallah Sunni militants
[BBC]
Iran set for fuel hike backlash
[Al Jazeera]
Egypt charges businessman for spying for Israel
[AP]
Allawi will take part in Iraq’s coalition government
[CNN]

Africa
Islamic Sudan Envisioned if South Secedes
[NYT]
Côte d’Ivoire: UN Chief Underlines Warning Against Attacking Peacekeepers
[All Africa]
U.N.: Thousands flee Ivory Coast amid fears of regional conflict
[CNN]

Europe
British Police Detain 12 on Suspicion of Terrorism
[NYT]
Lord chief justice approves use of Twitter for court reporting
[Guardian]
West decries flaws, violence in Belarus election
[AP]
Snow disrupts travel across northern Europe
[CNN]

Americas
WikiLeaks: Uribe willing to accept US military forces fearing an attack from Venezuela
[MercoPress]
Brazil’s Lula says he might seek office again
[Reuters]
Oil pipeline explosion kills 27 in Mexico
[CNN]

Domestic
Rare-Earth Miner in U.S. Tackles China, Its Own Past
[WSJ]
Republicans fail in second bid to amend START
[Reuters]
Senate Democrats Make Final Push to Ratify Nuclear Arms Treaty
[Bloomberg]
Gates Says ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal Will Be Successful
[Bloomberg]
Food-safety measure passes Senate in Sunday surprise
[WaPo]
NY Rep. King: I’ll hold hearings on radical Islam
[AP]
Top Secret America
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 12.17.10

December 17, 2010

Daily International News
December 17, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
As Richardson Visits, North Korea Assails South
[NYT]
N Korea vows retaliation if S. Korea conducts live-fire drills near border
[Yonhap]
JCS General: South Korea drill could cause ‘chain reaction’
[CNN]
Russia calls on South Korea to halt military drill
[Reuters]
North Korea Breaks Into Twitter, Facebook, YouTube
[The Atlantic]
IAEA awaiting deal to send nuclear inspectors back to N.Korea
[Ria Novosti]
Japan
Japan Announces Defense Policy to Counter China
[NYT]
China responds to Japan’s new defense guidelines, saying China poses no threat to anybody
[Xinhua]
China
China Set to Lease North Korean Islands for free-trade zone
[Jakarta Globe]
Family: China denies prison visits to Nobel winner
[AP]
Dalai Lama said climate trumps Tibet politics
[AP]
Vatican in new clash with China over church
[AP]
China PM to bolster strong Pakistan ties after India
[Reuters]

South/Central Asia
Kabul silent over Obama’s Afghan war review
[Reuters]
India accused of widespread Kashmir torture – cables
[Reuters]
Fourth drone strike in two days kills 24 in Pakistan
[Reuters]
Kyrgyzstan sets up new coalition [BBC]

 

Middle East
Bomb hits US Embassy vehicle in Yemen
[AP]
Iraq offers Iran anti-terror help
[AFP]
‘Israeli spying devices’ found in Lebanon
[BBC]

Africa
Sudan: UN Peacekeeping Chief Warns of Risks Ahead of Independence Vote in Southern Sudan
[All Africa]
Ivory Coast: Gbagbo under pressure to stand down
[BBC]
Zimbabwe’s Mugabe vows retaliation against West
[AP]
Kenya’s water minister questioned over corruption
[Reuters]

Europe
UK, German officials: No new holiday terror plot
[AP]
Italy’s Berlusconi says will see out his term
[Reuters]
Fierce fight in Ukraine parliament injures 6
[AP]
Dutch government to seek approval for new Afghan mission
[AP]
European Report Cites Need to Regain Ground With U.S.
[NYT]
EU leaders agree to more economic cooperation
[AP]

Americas
Mexico summoning Interpol’s aid to catch outlaw lawmaker
[WaPo]
US aid worker jailed in Haiti kidnapping case
[AP]

Domestic
Local
DC metro anti-terrorism teams to begin random bag inspections to avert attacks
[WaPo]
Congress
Reid Says Senate Vote on Russia Arms Treaty Expected Next Week
[Bloomberg]
Senate plans vote this weekend on ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’
[WaPo]
Rape Victims Ask, Military Won’t Tell on Assaults: Ann Woolner
[Bloomberg]
Republicans Kill $1.2 Trillion ‘Omnibus’ U.S. Spending Measure
[Bloomberg]
Obama to sign tax deal Friday afternoon
[CNN]
Foreign Relations
Replacing Holbrooke not so easy
[WaPo]
WikiLeaks: Julian Assange says he expects US to charge him with spying
[Telegraph]
Blackwater: ‘US at fault’ for killings
[Al Jazeera]
Other
Big Settlement With Madoff Investor Near
[NYT]
California Adopts Cap And Trade
[WSJ]
Mark Twain autobiography, embargoed for 100 years, a bestseller
[NYT]

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Daily International News 11.29.10

November 29, 2010

Daily International News
November 29, 2010

WikiLeaks
NYT WikiLeaks Tranche Release
[NYT]

Leaked U.S. Cables Expose Tensions With China
[WSJ]
Iran May Have North Korean Missiles, WikiLeaks Shows
[Bloomberg]

WikiLeaks’ unveiling of secret State Department cables exposes U.S. spying
[WaPo]
Iran dismisses Wikileaks release
[BBC]
Israeli PM: Release of memos could hurt diplomacy
[AP]
US memos: Iran armed Hezbollah through ambulances
[AP]
Israel says Arabs agree on Iran threat
[AP]

Northeast Asia
South Korea Warns North Against New Attack
[NYT] and Lee Vows North Korea Will Pay as China Calls for Talks [Bloomberg]
SKorea cancels new artillery drill on tense island
[AP]

From 11/28 South Korea-US military exercises stoke tensions [BBC]
China seeks emergency meeting on Koreas
[LAT]

China’s North Korean Alliance Risks Alienating Trading Partners
[Bloomberg]
Chinese dissident released after 12-year jail term
[AP]
China AIDS death toll up nearly 20,000 in a year
[AFP]
Okinawa governor wins second term, demands U.S. base be moved out of prefecture
[Mainichi]

Southeast Asia
From 11/28 UN envoy: Myanmar must address criticism of polls [AP]
Thai court dismisses governing party funding case
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Transparency Int’l Alleges Pakistan Threats
[WSJ]
‘Islamist militants killed’ in Kyrgyzstan raid
[BBC]
From 11/28 ‘Afghan policeman’ kills six Nato troops [BBC]

Middle East
Tariq Aziz sentenced on crimes against Iraqi Kurds
[AP]
Bomb Kills Iranian Nuclear Scientist
[NYT]

Africa
Egyptians demonstrate after flawed elections
[AP]
From 11/28 Libya: Sudan president not to attend EU-AU summit [AP]
Somali pirates hijack Malaysian-flagged ship
[AP]

Europe
Spanish debt rate hits eight-year high
[AFP]
Pro-European alliance ahead in Moldova elections
[AP]

Americas
12 out of 17 Haiti presidential candidates denounce election fraud
[BBC]

Aztecas gang boss Gallegos ‘admits Mexico murders’
[BBC]
Brazilian forces seize large drugs haul in Rio favela
[BBC]
U.N. climate talks seek to bridge rich-poor divide
[Reuters]

Domestic
From 11/28 “Don’t Ask” Showdown Looms in Senate This Week [Time]
Obama to Freeze Pay for Most Federal Workers for 2 Years
[NYT]
From 11/28 Review calls for State Department to focus more on civilian response to conflict [WaPo]
Wal-Mart to buy 51 percent of South Africa company
[AP]

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Daily International News 10.13.10

October 13, 2010

Daily International News
October 13, 2010

Northeast Asia
China
Norway slams restrictions on Nobel winner’s wife
[AP] and Chinese Nobel laureate’s wife slams ‘illegal house arrest’[AFP]
Former Chinese Officials Demand Media Freedom
[NYT] and  Chinese Communist elders issue free speech appeal [AP]
EPA: Hope for progress with China despite friction
[AP]
China court ‘hears first HIV job discrimination case’
[BBC]

Koreas
Experts meet ahead of naval drills in South Korea
[AP]
Former US envoy pessimistic on N.Korea nuclear weapons
[AFP]
N. Korean interpreter to six-party talks promoted in foreign ministry: source
[Yonhap]
Late top N. Korean defector to be buried at Seoul national cemetery
[Yonhap]
NKorea appeals underage ban from gymnastics worlds
[AP]
China warned N. Korea to leave Kim Jong Il’s eldest son alone: report
[Mainichi]

Japan
Japan has no plan to lodge protest over U.S. subcritical nuclear test
[Kyodo]
A-bomb survivors outraged at Obama over subcritical nuclear test
[Mainichi]

Southeast Asia
Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi ‘will not vote’
[BBC]
Thai police hold 15 Pakistanis, probe possible terror link
[AFP]

South/Central Asia
Gains in Afghan Training, but Struggles in War
[NYT]
Afghan firms “pay off Taliban with foreign cash”
[Reuters]
More Taliban could be removed from UN blacklist: US
[Dawn]
NATO: 4 service members killed in Afghan blast
[AP]
Pakistan flood damage at $9.5 billion
[Reuters]
Kyrgyzstan parties agree vote recount
[BBC]

Middle East
Israel could reconsider presence in Jordan Valley
[AP]
Opposition Mounts Against Abbas
[WSJ]
Ammunition explosion at Iranian Guards base kills 18
[WaPo]
Ahmadinejad begins Lebanon trip
[Al-Jazeera] and Ahmadinejad boosts Hezbollah with Lebanon visit [AP]
Assad tells visiting Maliki new Iraq govt will help ties
[AFP]

Africa
Sudan FM says ‘won’t object’ to independence vote
[AP]
Sudan: UN-Backed Demobilization Process Kicks Off in South
[All Africa]
Tsvangirai asks international help in Zimbabwe ‘constitutional crisis’
[CNN]
Nigerian military deploys to northern city
[AP]
S.Africa eyes competitive FX rate ‘over time’: Finance Minister
[Reuters]

UK/Europe
EU to accept extension of Kyoto Protocol
[Mainichi]
Britain and Russia urge thaw after deep freeze in ties
[Reuters]
Miliband urges PM to rethink benefit cuts on debut
[BBC]
Royal Mail privatisation bill unveiled by Vince Cable
[BBC]
Liverpool granted leave to sell to new owners
[BBC]

Americas
And on the 69th day, one by one the Phoenix capsule delivers trapped miners
[MercoPress]
Mexican police chief investigating missing American killed
[BBC]

Domestic
Judge Orders U.S. Military to Stop ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’
[NYT]
Defendant in Court for Hearing at Ft. Hood
[NYT]
White House lifts ban on deepwater drilling
[WaPo] and
Michelle Rhee to announce resignation as D.C. schools chancellor on Wednesday
[WaPo]
California governor debate turns into verbal brawl
[Reuters]
Obama Distant Kin to Palin, Limbaugh, Bush, Ancestry.com Says
[Bloomberg]

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Daily International News 05.28.10

May 28, 2010

Daily International News
May 28, 2010

International
Nuclear treaty talks on brink of failure – diplomats
[Reuters]
ICC members meet to expand war crimes court powers
[Reuters]

Northeast Asian [non-NK related]
Japan PM in deal to keep US base on Okinawa
[BBC]
Internet services fully resumed in Xinjiang
[Xinhua]
Japan Op-ed: Imperial Adjustments [NYT]

NK/Cheonan
North Korea ‘trading nuclear technology’ says UN panel
[BBC]
China to make objective, fair judgment on S. Korean warship sinking: Wen
[Xinhua]
Chinese premier, South Korean president meet
[Xinhua]
North Korea warns it will meet war with ‘all-out war’
[CNN]
Op-ed: How to Handle North Korea [WSJ]
Op-ed: While China Stands By [NYT]
Op-ed: South Korea’s Collective Shrug [NYT]

South/Central Asia
Attackers strike sect mosques in Pakistan; 70 dead
[AP]
Suspected sabotage derails train in India; 71 dead
[AP]
US toll reaches 1,000 deaths in Afghanistan war
[AP]

Middle East
UN rift widens over Brazil-Turkey deal with Iran
[AFP]
Defying Blockade, Cargo and Passenger Vessels Head for Gaza
[NYT]
Israel partly opens West Bank road to Palestinians
[AP]

Africa
From 05.27 Zimbabwe police free gay rights activists [BBC]
US warns of World Cup terrorism in South Africa
[BBC]

Europe/UK
Medvedev sends US-Russian arms deal to parliament
[AP]
Man crosses English Channel with helium balloons
[AP]
Protests sweep France to oppose retirement age increase
[DW]
Georgia elections test Saakashvili party’s support
[AP]
Czechs go to the polls in a general election
[AP]

Americas/Domestic
Brazil suggests Yuan and Real be included as IMF conversion currencies
[Mercopress]
From 05.27 Jamaica: 73 killed in hunt for alleged drug lord [AP]
House, Senate Committee Back Repeal of Military’s Ban on Gays
[Bloomberg]
Obama Says White House Response Coming Soon to Sestak Job Claim
[Bloomberg]
BP Resumes Work to Plug Oil Leak After Facing Setback
[NYT]
Minerals Management Service Director Resigns Over Spill
[NYT]
2 more days till BP knows if well plug try works
[AP]

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Daily International News 05.25.10

May 25, 2010

Daily International News
May 25, 2010

DPRK/Cheonan-Related
Japan, U.S., S. Korea to hold talks Wed. on warship sinking
[Kyodo]
North Korea threatens military action in disputed waters
[Reuters]
U.S. to bolster South Korean defenses
[WaPo]

Clinton urges China co-operation over North Korea
[BBC]
China cool to US calls for action against NKorea
[AP]
ROK president gives nod to calling DPRK “main enemy”
[Xinhua]

SKorea resumes psychological warfare with NKorea
[AP]

US-China S&ED (non-Cheonan related)
China, U.S. ink deals on climate change, energy
[Xinhua]
Geithner Is Confident ‘as I’ve Ever Been’ of Case for Yuan Gain
[Bloomberg]

Tenth worker death at iPhone firm Foxconn
[BBC]

SE Asia
Thailand issues warrant for Thaksin over protests
[BBC]

Tanker and carrier collide off Singapore; lanes unaffected
[Reuters]

AfPak
Afghan Forces Detain Attack Planners
[Quqnoos]
Pakistan court: Mumbai suspect can stay free
[AP]
Pakistan tribal region no simple target
[LAT]

Middle East
Clinton: Iran nuclear fuel swap offer is ‘ploy’
[AP]

Report: Iran releases filmmaker Jafar Panahi
[AP]
Iran police to confront “illegal” June protests
[Reuters]
Airstrike kills Yemen mediator, tribes hit pipeline
[Reuters]
Winning candidate from Ayad Allawi’s bloc fatally shot in northern Iraq
[WaPo]

Africa
Ethiopia’s Meles urges recognition of poll win
[Reuters]
Somalia: Rebels Vow to Capture Palace
[AllAfrica]

Europe
Queen’s Speech: Coalition government’s plans set out
[BBC]

Americas/Domestic
Jamaica cops attack drug lord’s slum stronghold
[AP]
Violent crime in U.S. on the decline
[WaPo]
Obama backs ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ compromise that could pave way for repeal
[WaPo]

U.S. Officials Defend Spill Response, Take Hard Line Against BP
[Bloomberg]
Aging baby boomers may lead drive to legalize marijuana further
[WaPo]
Republican candidate for South Carolina governor denies she had an affair
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 02.02.10

February 2, 2010

Daily International News
February 2, 2010

Japan
Child custody battles could raise US-Japan tension
[AP]

Koreas
South Korea rules out “payoff” for summit with North
[Reuters]

China
China warns U.S. of detrimental effect of meeting Dalai Lama
[Xinhua]
China to sanction U.S. firms selling Taiwan arms
[Reuters]
Man who spent 3 months in Tokyo airport to leave
[AP]

South Asia
Americans held in Pakistan complain of torture
[Reuters]
Pakistani Taliban leader’s death would be ‘fatal blow’ for group, analyst says
[WaPo]
Karzai Seeks Saudi’s Support to Afghan Peace Deal
[Quqnoos]
Pakistan Offers to Train Afghan Soldiers
[WSJ]

Southeast Asia
Will Sodomy Charges End Malaysia’s Opposition?
[TIME]
Sri Lanka president gets extra year in power
[Reuters]

Iran
West eyes Iran central bank in sanction push
[Reuters] and Italy against new Iran energy deals [Reuters]
02.01 Iran, With Opposition Protests Continuing, Executes More Prisoners [NYT]
Mousavi condemns Iran executions
[Al Jazeera]

Israel/Palestine
Hamas leader says Israel prisoner swap at impasse
[Reuters]
Explosive devices float onto Israeli beaches
[Reuters]

Europe
02.01 Northern Ireland Nears Power-Sharing Pact [WSJ]
1 injured in Russian railroad bombing
[AP]
Concorde trial starts 10 years after crash
[Reuters]

Africa
SAfrican leader criticized over love child report
[AP]

Haiti
Haiti food convoy attacked; UN warns of volatility
[AP]
Bill Clinton to coordinate Haiti relief efforts
[Reuters]
Haiti questions Americans over “kidnapping”
[Reuters]
Scientists say Haiti could be hit by another earthquake soon
[McClatchy]

Domestic
Huge Deficits May Alter U.S. Politics and Global Power
[NYT] and Mr. Obama’s New Budget [NYT]
Accused NY bomb plotter’s father faces new charges
[Reuters]
Pentagon to Study Lifting Ban on Openly Gay Members
[Bloomberg]
Obama, Family Plan Trip to Boyhood Indonesian School in March
[Bloomberg]