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Daily International News 02.15.11

February 15, 2011

Daily International News
February 15, 2011

FY2012 Budget
Looking at Budget Cuts with Pennies [ABC]
Highlights of the Obama Budget
[NYT]
Gates on Pentagon Cuts, Implementing DADT, China’s Military Build-up
[PBS]
Obama Budget Escapes Liberal Backlash, for Now
[NYT]
“WHERE IT GOES
” – Wall Street Journal’s calculations of proposed funds by department, compared with 2010: “Education, +21% … Energy, +18% … Veterans Affairs, +11% … State and other international programs, +8% … Treasury, +4% … Interior, no change … Defense, -3% … Health and Human Services, -3% … Housing and Urban Development, -3% … Homeland Security, -4% … Labor, -5% … Transportation, -9% … Agriculture, -14% … .Justice, -25% … Commerce, -34% [census has passed].”

Northeast Asia
China openly backs North Korea succession plan – report
[Reuters]
NKorea’s Kim Jong Il turning to designer fakes?
[AP]
US, South Korea Announce Major Military Exercises
[VOA]
US admiral: Carrier killer won’t stop US Navy
[AP]
Chinese inflation hits 4.9% pushed by high food prices
[BBC]
Japan mass food poisoning fears in Hokkaido schools
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Thai Soldier Wounded in Skirmish on Thai-Cambodia border
[BBC]
Talks begin to end 40-year Philippine insurgency
[FT]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan softens on issue of American’s immunity
[AP]

NAfrica/Middle East Protests
Egypt Initiates 10-Day Rewrite of Its Constitution
[NYT]
Muslim Brotherhood to form political party; Egypt’s generals reach out to protest leaders
[WaPo]
Tunisia migrants: Italy seeks EU cash over Lampedusa
[BBC]
Yemenis trying to oust leader protest for 5th day
[AP]
Second Man Dies in Bahrain Skirmishes
[WSJ] and Bahrain protesters take control of main square [AP]

Middle East
Iran unrest: MPs call for death of Mousavi and Karroubi
[BBC]
Clinton expresses US support for Iran protesters
[BBC]

Africa
Rebels blamed after 11 slain in eastern Congo
[AP]
Kenyan sailors welcomed after Somali pirate release
[BBC]
Wagalla massacre: Raila Odinga orders Kenya probe
[BBC]
China to build new Sudan airport in Khartoum
[BBC]
211 killed: S.Sudan says Khartoum arming rebels
[AP]

Europe
Russia Embraces Risky Offshore Arctic Drilling [NYT]
5 rebels, 3 police killed in Russia’s Caucasus
[AP]
Spontaneous strike paralyzes public transport in Brussels
[Deutsche Welle]
Silvio Berlusconi faces Ruby sex charge trial in April
[BBC]

Americas
Amazon pollution: Chevron hits back in row with Ecuador
[BBC]
Colombia nabs fully submersible drug submarine
[AP]

Domestic
Dalai Lama nephew hit by car, killed on Fla. walk
[AP]
Clinton to Promote Technology to Ensure Global Internet Freedom
[Bloomberg]
Clinton picks new U.S. envoy to Afghanistan, Pakistan
[Reuters]

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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 01.04.11

January 4, 2011

Daily International News
January 4, 2011

Northeast Asia/Pacific
Bosworth calls for ‘serious negotiations’ as key strategy to deal with N. Korea
[Yonhap]
Pyongyang Joins Majority in criticizing PM Kan, DPJ
[WSJ]
Japan to Propose Closer Military Ties With S. Korea
[NYT]
From 01/03 Japan Is on High Alert as a Virus Infiltrates Bird-Heavy Regions [NYT]
China official warns of 300-year desertification fight
[BBC]
Australia floods ‘to hit global steelmaking’
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Pakistani governor opposing blasphemy law killed
[Reuters]
Afghan leader complains of foreign interference
[AP]
From 01/03 Judges Set to Rule on Afghan Election Complaints Within 2 Weeks [NYT]
Kyrgyzstan to name mountain after Vladimir Putin
[BBC]

Middle East
PM: Israel never said no to freeze
[Al Jazeera]
Iran Offer of Nuclear Site Tour Irks U.S.
[WSJ]
Israel arrests UK consulate staff over ‘stadium plot’
[BBC]
US fugitive commits suicide in Israeli prison
[AP]
Lebanon asks U.N. to guard gas from Israeli drilling
[Reuters]

Africa
Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo agrees to lift blockade of rival
[Reuters]
Ivory Coast: Africa mediation fails to end stalemate
[BBC]
Sudan president: I’ll support south if it secedes
[AP]
Alexandria church bomb: Egypt Coptic pope urges calm
[BBC]
From 01/03 Uganda bars media from outing gays [BBC]

Europe
Greece plans Turkey border fence to tackle migration
[BBC]
EU eyes return to sanctions against Belarus
[Reuters]
Belarus releases one of five opposition presidential candidates
[Deutsche Welle]
Spain 2010 deficit ‘was less than target’
[AFP]
5 ships trapped by ice off eastern Russia
[AP]

Americas
Brazil Is Poised to Pressure Beijing on Currency Policy
[WSJ]
Argentina thieves tunnel into Buenos Aires bank
[BBC]
Severed head hung from bridge in Tijuana, Mexico
[AP]
Bus bomb kills five in Guatemala City
[BBC]

Domestic
Obama Is Said to Consider Naming JPMorgan’s Daley to Top White House Post
[Bloomberg]
Food-Safety Funding Battle Looms as Obama Prepares to Sign Reform Bill
[Bloomberg]
Incoming House GOP chairmen have a long list of issues to investigate
[WaPo]
Capt. Owen Honors expected to be relieved of command over lewd videos, official says
[WaPo]
Scalia: Constitution does not protect women against discrimination
[WaPo]
Goldman Investment in Facebook May Draw SEC Scrutiny
[Bloomberg]

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Daily International News 12.03.10

December 3, 2010

Daily International News
December 3, 2010

WikiLeaks
Wikileaks warrant ‘issued to UK’
[BBC]
German party urges US to recall envoy over Wikileaks
[BBC]

WikiLeaks cables on Cuba show links to terrorists from Colombia, Spain
[Miami Herald]
Hillary Clinton rejects Wikileaks criticism of UK
[BBC]
Wikileaks cables: US Mexico drugs war fears revealed
[BBC]
WikiLeaks Struggles to Stay Online After Cyberattacks
[NYT]

Northeast Asia
Koreas
U.S. Sees Greater North Korea Nuclear Threat
[WSJ] and UN ‘concerned’ over North Korea uranium enrichment [BBC]
South Korean Outlines Muscular Military Posture
[NYT]
U.S., Korea Agree on Free-Trade Pact
[WSJ]

Another option for undermining North Korea
[WaPo Op-ed] and Unification costs will be huge [JoongAng Op-ed]
China expects Washington trilateral meeting to ease tensions on Korean Peninsula
[Xinhua]
China
China says it will tighten monetary policy in 2011
[AP]

Rio, Chinalco to explore for minerals in China
[AP]
Japan
Japan, U.S. begin joint military exercises
[CNN]

Kan cements ties with ruling bloc partner amid political challenges
[Mainichi]

South/east/Central Asia
Obama in Afghanistan but bad weather blocks Karzai meeting
[Reuters]
Philippines and communist rebels to hold talks
[BBC]
Bhopal: India wants compensation doubled
[BBC]

Middle East
EU: No breakthrough expected in Iran nuclear talks
[AP]
Saudi king in good shape after surgery – prince
[Reuters]

Africa
Council declares Gbagbo winner of Ivory Coast vote
[AP]
Diallo concedes after Conde named Guinea president
[Reuters]
Activist: Civilian deaths in Nigeria’s oil delta
[AP]

Europe
Spain OKs new austerity measures to calm markets
[AP]
Student protest threat forces Lib Dem meeting to cancel
[BBC]

Americas
Brazil changes oil drilling rules
[BBC]
US says Cuba detention of contractor hurts ties
[AP]
Army captures U.S. teen hitman in Mexico
[Reuters]
UN: Cholera could affect 650,000 in Haiti
[AP]
UN threatens to pull out of Haiti

Domestic
US unemployment rate hits seven-month high
[BBC]
X-37B US military spaceplane returns to Earth
[BBC]
Obama, GOP in quiet talks to extend tax cuts
[WaPo]
U.S. military chiefs urge against ending gay ban
[Reuters]

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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 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 10.01.10

October 1, 2010

Happy October! Now for the news…

Daily International News
October 1, 2010

Northeast Asia
G20 Summit
G20 Seoul Summit ‘May Test Relations with New N.Korean Leadership’
[Chosun Ilbo]
Asian leaders to pressure EU over IMF seats
[EU Observer]
Koreas
What Group Photo Says About New N.Korean Power Elite
[Chosun Ilbo]
Korean families will meet at Mt. Geumgang this month
[Korea Times]
U.N. humanitarian chief considering N. Korea visit
[Mainichi]
Korean Parliament Approves New Prime Minister
[Chosun Ilbo]
China/Japan
China launches Moon mission
[BBC]
Geithner Plays Down Risk of Trade Battle With China Over Yuan
[Bloomberg]
Japan PM urges China to act responsibly
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Purported bin Laden message focuses on relief issues
[CNN]
Dozens of NATO oil tankers attacked in Pakistan
[AP]
Holbrooke doubts Pakistan border will stay closed
[AP]
U.S. tense over Pakistan
[WaPo]

Middle East
Aides: Iraqi Shiite cleric backs al-Maliki
[AP]
Obama envoy in shuttle to save Middle East talks
[Reuters]
U.S. Presses Israelis on Renewal of Freeze
[NYT]
Iraq breaks record for longest time with no government
[WaPo]
Yemen: U.S. has carried out airstrikes in Yemen
[CNN]

Africa
Explosions kill at least 7 near Nigeria ceremony
[AP]
Rwanda: UN Report to Accuse Rwanda Army of DRC Massacres
[All Africa]
6 foreign hostages freed in Cameroon
[AP]

Europe/UK
Eurozone unemployment stuck at 10.1% in August
[BBC]
Ireland to bail out 3 banks, costing billions and renewing fears over deficit
[WaPo]
Amanda Knox faces preliminary slander hearing
[Reuters]
Ukraine’s pro-Russian president gets new powers
[AP]
BMW to recall 350,000 luxury cars
[BBC]
Paris female trouser ban one step closer to being abolished
[Telegraph]

Americas/Domestic
‘No pardon’ for Ecuador rebels, says President Correa
[BBC]
Standoff in Ecuador Ends With Leader’s Rescue
[NYT]
Republican Pledge to Freeze Spending Poses Deep Budgetary Cuts
[Bloomberg]
Government issues tighter rules for deep-water drilling
[LAT]