Posts Tagged ‘DOS’

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Daily International News 03.14.11

March 14, 2011

Daily International News
March 14, 2011

Northeast Asia
US pulls ships, aircraft from Japan nuke plant
[AP]
Japan Battles Nuclear Meltdown as Millions Without Power, Water
[Bloomberg]
Second Explosion at Reactor as Technicians Try to Contain Damage
[NYT]
Japan earthquake, tsunami death toll likely above 10,000; survivors worry about supplies
[WaPo]
Quake Moves Japan Closer to U.S. and Alters Earth’s Spin
[NYT]
BOJ pumps $183bn to calm markets as stocks tumble
[BBC]
China rules out faster yuan rise despite soaring prices
[BBC]
Chinese premier calls for political reform
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Thailand: More ‘red-shirts’ released ahead of elections
[BBC]
Tear gas used on Christmas Island asylum protesters
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan court dodges decision on CIA contractor’s immunity
[Reuters]
Suicide attack on Afghan army centre kills at least 37
[Reuters]
Indian navy captures 61 pirates in Arabian Sea
[AP]

Middle East
Saudi sends troops, Bahrain Shi’ites call it “war”
[Reuters]
Israel to expand West Bank settlements in response to settler slayings
[WaPo]
Violent protests across Yemen, 3 soldiers dead
[Reuters]

Africa
Clinton Trip Boosts Egypt, Tunisia Democracy While Libya Waits
[Bloomberg]
France steps up efforts for Libya no-fly zone
[Reuters]
Libya gains control of more rebel territory
[WaPo]
Fighting breaks out in Ivory Coast Gbagbo stronghold
[Reuters]

Europe
Ruling Party Is Accused of Fraud in Russian Vote
[NYT]
Swiss suspend plans for new nuclear plants
[AP]

Domestic
Obama to Reiterate Call to Overhaul Bush-Era Education Law
[Bloomberg]
President Obama: We must seek agreement on gun reforms
[Arizona Star]
Who would lead the Democratic National Committee?
[WaPo]
‘Palin’s becoming Al Sharpton, Alaska edition’
[POLITICO]
Obama Owns The Treatment Of Manning Now [Atlantic]

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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 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 12.08.10

December 8, 2010

Daily International News
December 8, 2010

WikiLeaks
Wikileaks cables show Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang details
[BBC]

Wikileaks: Australia FM blames US, not Julian Assange
[BBC]
Gaddafi threatened UK over Lockerbie bomber – WikiLeaks
[Reuters] and WikiLeaks: Jack Straw denies pressure from Libya led to Megrahi release [Guardian]

Hackers strike back to support WikiLeaks founder
[AP]
U.S. may seek extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
[LAT]

Justice Department Studies WikiLeaks Prosecution
[NYT]
Cables: Saudi prince urges need for ‘security response’ to Hezbollah threat in Lebanon
[Guardian]

Northeast Asia
China
China casts net wide in Nobel Prize crackdown
[Reuters]
Xinhua Op-ed: What’s behind “enshrining” Liu Xiaobo?
[Xinhua]
WaPo Op-ed: In China, confidence clouded by apprehension
[WaPo]

Koreas
N.Korea conducts “drill”, US military chief in Seoul
[Reuters]
New Mexico Governor Richardson will travel to North Korea
[Reuters]

In South Korea, Joint Chiefs chairman scolds China for its ‘tacit approval’ of North’s aggression
[WaPo]

Japan
Russia says warplanes flew near U.S.-Japan drill
[Reuters]
Japan probe overshoots Venus, heads toward sun
[AP]

Southeast Asia
Top Philippine court rules out Arroyo investigation
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Robert Gates gets sobering update on visit with U.S. troops in Afghanistan
[LAT]
Video thought to show American held in Afghanistan
[AP]

Afghan War Review Called Likely to Show Progress
[NYT]
Suicide bomb kills 16 at market in north-west Pakistan
[BBC]
Suit Over Targeted Awlaki Killing Is Thrown Out
[NYT]

Middle East
Peace process in crisis; Palestinians doubt U.S.
[Reuters]

U.S. Drops Bid to Sway Israel on Settlements
[NYT]
Israel ire as Argentina and Brazil recognise Palestine
[BBC]

Africa
Top UN envoy: Ivory Coast vote has 1 winner
[AP]
Ivory Coast crisis: Liberia warlords told not to meddle
[BBC]
Nigeria: Former dictator may leave ruling party
[AP]

Europe
Tuition fees: Cameron and Miliband exchange insults at PMQs
[Guardian]
Greek transport workers strike against austerity
[AP]

Americas
Chile prison fire kills at least 81
[AP]
Nepal army rejects link to Haiti cholera epidemic
[BBC]
Pact could be near to save tropical forests
[WaPo]

Domestic
Some Ex-Detainees Still Tied to Terror
[NYT]
Christine O’Donnell forming issues-oriented PAC
[AP]
House’s Bachus Wins Key Vote in Bid to Be Wall Street Overseer
[Bloomberg]
Republicans Select Rogers to Head House Appropriations Committee
[Bloomberg]
NYC officials bust Ivy League coke, LSD, pot ring
[AP]
Appeals court halts death penalty hearing in Houston
[Houston Chronicle]
What’s at Stake in the Wal-Mart Discrimination Case
[Time]
30 years later, it’s still hard to fathom Lennon’s killing
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 12.06.10

December 6, 2010

Daily International News
December 6, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
V. Cha Op-ed: What to Do About N.Korean Aggression? [Chosun]
U.S. steps up pressure on China to rein in North Korea
[WaPo]
China’s Hu tells Obama Korea tension could go
[Reuters]
South Korea begins live-fire military drills
[BBC]
ICC investigating alleged war crimes by North Korea
[BNO News]
160 OFWs allowed to leave for South Korea
[ABS-CBN]
Obama touts S.Korea trade deal, looks for more
[Reuters]
FTA now in legislative cross hairs
[JoongAng]
SKorean presidential body calls for restoring 24-month military service term [Yonhap]

China/Japan
Leaked memos likely to strain China-US ties more
[AP]
Japanese gov’t tipped off Chinese officials about fishing boat captain’s release
[Mainichi]
China disrupts NHK report on Nobel Prize ceremony set for next week [Mainichi]

Central/South Asia
India, France sign multimillion nuclear power deal
[AP]
Two blasts kill at least 40 in Pakistan
[UPI]
Cash Flow to Terrorists Evades U.S. Efforts
[NYT]
From 12/5 Afghanistan Government Arrests 4 on Election Panel [NYT]

Middle East
Nuclear Talks Start Between Iran and 6 Nations
[NYT]
Egyptian polls open despite boycotts by opposition parties
[CNN]
Israel fears ‘flood’ of migrants threatens state
[AP]

Africa
Mbeki Arrives in Côte d’Ivoire as Tension Mounts
[All Africa]
Kenya crackdown in Nairobi’s Somali Eastleigh suburb
[BBC]
Bangladeshi ship seized by pirates heads to Somalia
[BBC]

Europe
UN Climate Envoys Consider 2-Year Deadline for Curbing Carbon
[Bloomberg]
British lawmaker denies aide is a Russian spy
[CNN]
Reports: Russian satellites fall into Pacific
[AP]
Spain may extend state of alert over strike
[BBC]
Europe’s leaders at odds over bond plan
[FT]
Continental ‘responsible’ for Concorde crash in 2000
[BBC]

Americas
Gunmen kill 4 in attack on 2 Mexico rehab centers
[AP]
Haiti demonstrators clash with police in Port-au-Prince
[BBC]
From 12/5 Venezuelans elect 11 mayors, 2 state governors [AP]

Domestic
WikiLeaks Backfires by Exposing Hidden U.S. Virtue: Albert Hunt
[Bloomberg]
From 12/5 Hundreds of WikiLeaks Mirror Sites Appear [NYT]
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says Sarah Palin is “absolutely” electable
[WaPo]
Lawmakers Target Social Security, Tax Breaks to Reduce Deficit
[Bloomberg]
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s Take On The Economy
[CBS]
Bush Tax-Cut Deal With Jobless Aid Said to Be Near
[NYT]

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Daily International News 12.02.10

December 2, 2010

Daily International News
December 2, 2010

WikiLeaks
FP’s New WikiLeaks Site: Welcome to WikiLeaked! [FP]
Media in China, Arab Middle East suppressing WikiLeaks coverage
[WaPo]
U.S. initiates post-WikiLeaks security crackdown
[Reuters]
Wikileaks: Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa blamed for killings
[BBC]
Cables show US envoy warned of bribes in Bout arms case [AP]
Blunt and Blustery, Putin Responds to State Department Cables on Russia [NYT]
Amazon.com stops hosting WikiLeaks on its servers
[WaPo]
Assange’s legal options narrow
[AP]

Northeast Asia
China/Taiwan
China says North Korea ties survived “tempests”
[Reuters]
China condemns US-Japan exercises
[FT] and China Decries Naval Drills as Obstacle to Easing Korean Tensions [Bloomberg]
China says good Norway ties “hard” after dissident’s Nobel
[Reuters]
Ai Weiwei blocked from leaving China to attend Nobel ceremony
[Telegraph]
US, China move closer on key climate issue
[AP]
Taiwan’s Chen begins serving graft sentence
[AP]

Koreas
US announces talks with Japan, SKorea on NKorea
[AFP]
IAEA worried about North Korea, U.S. suspects more sites
[Reuters]
SKoreans dismissed intel North might attack island
[AP]
South Korea Readies for Artillery Drills on Disputed Sea Border
[Bloomberg]
Satellite images suggest N.Korea casualties: lawmaker
[AFP]

Southeast/Central Asia
Malaysia: Facebook ‘used to recruit female drug mules’ [BBC]
Clinton: US will consider keeping Kyrgyzstan base
[AP]

Middle East
U.N. nuclear chief steps up pressure over Syria site
[Reuters]
IAEA laments lack of Iran cooperation before talks
[Reuters]
Israel to blame for “collapse” of talks – Abbas aide
[Reuters]
Hamas leader sets out conditions for peace with Israel
[SMH]

Africa
Sudan: Abyei Bracing for a ‘Bad Christmas’
[All Africa]
Donors pledge 3.55 bln dollars for east Sudan
[AFP]
Nigeria ‘to charge Dick Cheney’ over alleged bribery
[AFP]
Côte d’Ivoire: Electoral Commission Misses Deadline
[All Africa]
Ivory Coast election: Alassane Ouattara office attacked
[BBC]

Europe
Russia selected as 2018 World Cup host
[AP]
Greek police clash with students at British embassy
[Reuters]

Americas/Domestic
Cuba begins public debate on economic reforms
[BBC]
Pentagon leaders meet on ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ study
[WaPo]
Administration reverses offshore drilling policy in eastern gulf, Atlantic
[WaPo]
From 12/1 Colin Powell joins push on New Start nuclear treaty [BBC]
House votes Thursday on Rangel censure
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 11.30.10

November 30, 2010

Daily International News
November 30, 2010

WikiLeaks
Investigation
WikiLeaks founder could be charged under Espionage Act
[WaPo]
Ecuador offers Wikileaks founder Assange residency
[BBC]
Northeast Asia
China Stood Aside on Iran
[WSJ]
Leaks: China knows less about NKorea than thought
[AP]
WikiLeaks row: China wants Korean reunification, officials confirm
[Guardian]
WikiLeaks Japan: North Korea ‘Knocked on DPJ Door’ — Seoul
[WSJ]
Middle East/South Asia/Africa
Angry Iranian and Arab Leaders in the Middle East React to WikiLeaks Revelations
[Daily Beast]
Pakistan defends nuclear policy after US leaks
[AFP]
Kenya calls US ‘swamp of graft’ cable ‘malicious’
[AP]

Northeast Asia
Koreas
North Korea claims ‘thousands’ of nuclear centrifuges
[BBC]
Now North Korea boasts advances in nuclear programme
[Reuters]
North Korea secret video shows anger and poverty
[BBC]
North Korea Keeps World Guessing
[NYT]
Japan to send envoy to China for North Korea talks
[AP]
U.S. and South Korea Balk at Talks With North
[NYT]
Signs of diplomacy in NKorea crisis
[AP]

China
China postpones Norway talks as Nobel tensions rise
[Reuters]
China bars US official from American’s appeal
[AP]
Chinese activist detained after posting 1989 photo
[AP]

Southeast Asia
Exclusive: A Video Message from Aung San Suu Kyi
[FP]
Gunmen kidnap 11 in Philippines
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
India, China hold border talks amidst uncertainty over WikiLeaks
[Times of India]
Coalition ramps up air war over Afghanistan
[AP]
Kyrgyzstan parliament agrees coalition government
[BBC]
General strike shuts down Bangladesh businesses
[AP]

Middle East
Iran says it will attend another round of nuclear talks
[CNN]
Al-Qaeda’s Yemen affiliate widens search for recruits and targets
[WaPo]
Opposition says Egypt election results ‘invalid’
[AP]

Africa
Nigeria summons Shell, Halliburton over graft cases
[AFP]
Somali sentenced to 30 years for US warship attack
[Reuters]

Europe
Medvedev Warns of New Arms Race if START Not Passed
[NYT]
EU launches antitrust probe into alleged Google abuses
[BBC]

Americas
In Haiti, tentative calm follows chaotic elections
[LAT]
Global Climate Change Talks Begin in Cancún
[NYT]

Domestic
Obama’s Push for START Tests Ability to Set Foreign Policy
[Bloomberg]
Obama, GOP leaders work on map for days ahead
[WaPo]
Pentagon study dismisses risk of gay troops
[AP]
Christie’s Message Gets Wide Audience on YouTube
[NYT]
Senate Passes Overhaul of Food Safety Regulations
[NYT]