Posts Tagged ‘drones’

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Daily International News 06.30.11

June 30, 2011

Daily International News
June 30, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japanese gov’t, DPJ agrees on doubling consumption tax by mid-2010s
[Xinhua]
Toyota recalls 110,000 hybrid cars on safety concerns
[BBC]
Koreas
Kim Jong-il’s Train Stops Short of Russian Border
[Chosun]
N. Korea increases grain imports from China
[Yonhap]
S. Korean pastor gets reduced sentence for illegal trip to N. Korea
[Yonhap]
South is spurned on trip to Mt. Kumgang
[JoongAng]
North Korean defector learns to live outside the world’s biggest prison
[Guardian]
Football: Sweden out for second win against N. Korea
[AFP]
China
U.N. rights boss raps China for not arresting Bashir
[Reuters] and China bolsters economic ties with Sudan [Al Jazeera]
Amnesty Int’l: China crackdown on lawyers expands
[AP]
China to celebrate CPC’s 90th birthday
[Xinhua]
Philippine president to visit China in August
[Kyodo]
Ai Weiwei Photography Exhibit: A Chinese Dissident Views New York
[NYT]
China opens world’s longest sea bridge near Qingdao
[BBC]
Taiwan unveils upgraded fighter jet
[AP]
Taiwan ex-President Lee Teng-hui ’embezzled $7.8m’
[BBC]
China raises income tax threshold
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Japan to offer aid to improve living standards of Myanmar people
[Kyodo]
Burma: Australian publisher Ross Dunkley convicted
[BBC]
Yeoh ‘saddened’ by deportation from Myanmar
[AP]
U.N.-backed court concludes hearing on 4 Khmer Rouge leaders
[Kyodo]
Saudi Arabia bars Indonesia and Philippines workers
[BBC]
Three British students killed in Thailand coach crash
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Nato ‘kills senior Haqqani militant in Afghanistan’
[BBC]
Obama weighed military, political risk for Afghan plan
[Reuters]
Pakistan stops US from using ‘drone base’
[Al Jazeera]
French journalists held hostage by Taliban return home
[BBC]
Bangladesh abolishes caretaker gov’t for elections
[AP]

Middle East
Indictments issued in Hariri death probe
[Al Jazeera]
U.S. Monthly Combat Deaths in Iraq at 3-Year High
[NYT]
Strategic Site Is Captured by Militants in Yemen
[NYT]
Bahrain halts military-style trials for protesters
[AP]

Africa
Egypt police clash with youths; over 1,000 hurt
[Reuters]
U.S. hifts to closer contact with Egypt Islamists
[Reuters]
Morocco prepares for vote on king’s powers
[Al Jazeera]
NATO says not involved in arms aid to Libya rebels
[Reuters]
Spain: al-Qaida possibly buying Libyan war weapons
[AP]
NATO Airstrike Kills Militant Leader Linked to Kabul Hotel Attack
[VOA]
Libyan crisis tops agenda of AU summit in Equatorial Guinea
[Xinhua]
Rival Sudan forces to quit border ahead of independence
[BBC]

Europe
Greece clears final hurdle to get bailout funds
[AP]
Rebel Greek MP votes against part of austerity bill
[Reuters]
Sarkozy involved in scuffle during handshake tour
[Reuters]
Putin says Russia will expand presence in Arctic
[AP]
UK public sector strike hits services and schools
[BBC]
Jellyfish force Torness nuclear reactor shutdown in UK
[BBC]

Western Hemisphere [non-US]
Venezuela suspends summit over Hugo Chavez’s illness
[BBC]
U.S. Drops Deportation Proceedings Against Immigrant in Same-Sex Marriage
[NYT]
William, Kate off to Canada, US in first tour
[AP]

Domestic
Senate cancels July 4 recess
[POLITICO]
Dysfunctional Congress ‘worse’ than ever?
[POLITICO]
GOP governors huddle on 2012 race
[POLITICO]
TIME’s Halperin apologizes for calling Obama ‘a dick’
[POLITICO]
Minn. braces for government shutdown
[AP]
Suspected Tucson gunman can be forced to take antipsychotic drugs, judge rules
[LAT]
Bill to Aid Farm Workers Union Is Vetoed
[NYT]
Nigerian flies from NY to DC with invalid pass
[AP]
Birthers Sue Esquire Over Parody, Seeking More than $200 Million
[Forbes]

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Daily International News 06.14.11

June 14, 2011

Daily International News
June 14, 2011

Northeast Asia
Koreas
US satellite images capture new buildings at North Korea nuclear plant
[Telegraph]
NKorea urges SKorea to abandon hostile policy
[AP]
China/Taiwan
Chinese president: China-Iran friendly cooperation conducive to peace, stability in region, world

[Xinhua]

China ‘will not use force’ in South China Sea disputes
[BBC]
China fumes over Hillary Clinton remark
[POLITICO]
Police stem south China riots amid migrant workers’ anger
[Reuters]

China ups bank reserves ratio as inflation hits 34-month high
[Reuters]
Taiwan to lower budget for F-16 fighter jets
[AP]

Japan
Japan cabinet approves Fukushima nuclear compensation
[Guardian]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Myanmar gov’t battles rebels near Chinese border
[AP]
Indonesia police arrest 2002 Bali bombing suspect
[AP]
Australian prime minister snubs Dalai Lama
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Karachi officials ‘removed’ after death of unarmed man
[BBC]
Afghanistan: Death penalty for Jalalabad bank massacre
[BBC]
Indian foreign secretary due in Pakistan to discuss Kashmir
[Reuters]
India Inflation Accelerates, Rate Increase Likely
[WSJ]
Nepal follows China as second Asian nation without landmines
[BBC]
First India-Sri Lanka passenger ferry for 30 years
[BBC]

Middle East
Fatah, Hamas meet in Cairo to settle dispute on leadership
[Xinhua]

Gaza unemployment levels ‘among worst in world’
[BBC]
CIA Plans Yemen Drone Strikes
[WSJ]

Bomb kills Yemen officer, Gulf states mull solution
[Reuters]
Haunted by Homicide: Federal Grand Jury Investigates War Crimes at Abu Ghraib, Plus Other Alleged CIA Abuses
[TIME]
Anonymous members arrested in Turkey
[BBC]
Syrian troops ‘widening’ crackdown
[Al Jazeera]
Gunmen, suicide bombers storm Iraq council building
[Reuters]

Africa
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood forms coalition with liberal party
[WaPo]
Qaddafi Coddled by U.S. Oil Producers
[Bloomberg]
Misrata oil refinery shelled by Gaddafi’s forces – video
[Guardian]
Reports: Abyei demilitarisation deal reached [Al Jazeera]
Somalia’s prime minister says he won’t quit office
[AP]
Airline: flights disrupted by E. Africa ash cloud
[AP]
Battle lines drawn in bid to lead S.Africa’s ANC
[Reuters]

Europe
Nuclear Referendum: Italians Vote No to Berlusconi
[Der Spiegel]
IMF shortlists France’s Lagarde and Mexico’s Carstens
[BBC]
Greek rating now worst in the world
[FT]

Americas
Congressional report: US guns fuel Mexico violence
[BBC]
Chilean volcano ash causes further flight havoc
[Guardian]

Domestic
Obama makes first presidential visit to Puerto Rico
[POLITICO]
Obama: My family would be fine with just 1 term
[AP]
U.S. Military Aid to Overseas Allies May Face Cuts, Mullen Says
[Bloomberg]
Hackers break into U.S. Senate computers
[Reuters]
GOP debate rivals let Romney off easy
[POLITICO]
Michele Bachmann is in
[POLITICO]
Tim Pawlenty beats hasty New Hampshire retreat
[POLITICO]
Cain says he meant Muslims ‘who are trying to kill us’
[POLITICO]
Senate to vote on repealing ethanol tax credits
[AP]
Firefighters turn corner on massive Arizona blaze
[Reuters]
Barack Obama suggests Anthony Weiner resign
[POLITICO]

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Daily International News 03.18.11

March 18, 2011

Daily International News
March 18, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan weighs need to bury nuclear plant; tries to restore power
[Reuters]
Japan raises severity of nuclear accident
[AP]

Frantic Repairs Go On at Plant as Japan Raises Severity of Crisis
[NYT]
Where Fukushima meets Stuxnet: The growing threat of cyber war
[FP]

Japan crisis: Germany to speed up nuclear energy exit
[BBC]
Five other worldwide nuclear plants of concern
[FP]
APNewsBreak: Source: minuscule fallout reaches US
[AP]
WHO says no travel bans needed for Japan
[AP]
NKorea proposes joint volcano research with South
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Malaysia: Ship with illegal cargo was Iran-bound
[AP]

Fresh riots at Australia’s Christmas Island centre
[BBC]
Small bomb explodes outside Indonesia’s capital
[AP]
Alert level at Indonesia volcano raised to highest
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Indian PM Manmohan Singh denies bribing MPs for votes
[BBC]
C.I.A. Drones Kill Civilians in Pakistan
[NYT]
Punjab Assembly passes resolution against drone strikes
[Dawn]

Middle East
Yemeni snipers open fire on protesters, kill 31
[AP]
Abbas asks for Israeli permission to head for Gaza
[Xinhua]

Saudi king to announce reforms
[Al Jazeera]
Iraqi Shiites decry Sunni crackdown in Bahrain
[AP]
Iran cleric tells Bahraini Shiites to protest on
[AP]

Africa
China: ‘serious reservations’ about Libya UN resolution
[AP]

Libya Says It Will Release Times Journalists
[NYT]
Libya Calls Ceasefire After Britain and France Vow Action ‘Soon’
[NYT]
As U.N. Backs Military Action in Libya, U.S. Role Is Unclear
[NYT]
Gbagbo calls on civilians to join Ivory Coast fighting
[Reuters]
Witnesses: Tanks enter Ivory Coast district
[AP]
DR Congo blocks UK company from oil search in gorilla refuge
[BBC]

Europe
Edinburgh airport evacuated after bomb scare
[Guardian]
Air France faces charges over 2009 Atlantic crash
[AP]
G7 countries agree on intervention to control yen rise
[BBC]

Americas/Domestic
Former Haitian president returns from 7-year exile
[AP]
Mexico’s top diplomat defends US drone flights
[AP]
Obama Op-ed: Jobs at top of Latin America agenda
[USA Today]
Chile, US diplomats to sign nuclear energy accord
[AP]
Senate passes short-term government-funding measure that includes some easy cuts
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 12.16.10

December 16, 2010

Daily International News
December 16, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
Bill Richardson arrives in Pyongyang
[AP]
N. Korea says it supports dialogue but will never “beg” for it
[Yonhap]
South Korea moves to boost ties with China in wake of North Korea attacks
[CSM]
N.Korea’s Nuke Tech ‘Much More Advanced’ Than Iran’s
[Chosun]
North Korea digging tunnel for spring nuclear test – report
[Reuters]
S. Korea to stage live-fire drill on border island shelled by N. Korea
[Yonhap]
Strategist tapped for top ROK Army post
[JoongAng]
U.S. missile-defense test fails over Pacific
[Reuters]
China
Wen brings finance to cement India ties
[FT]
China tunnel links last isolated Tibetan county to highway
[AP]
27 fishermen missing after boat capsizes off China
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
PM defends Australia’s border policies
[CNN]
WikiLeaks: Singapore Lee says Myanmar ‘stupid’
[AP]
Malaysia MPs suspend Anwar Ibrahim over Israel comment
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Obama to speak on Afghan review, visit tribal chiefs
[WaPo]
Overview of the AfPak Review
[NYT]
July troop withdrawal on track, review of Afghan war strategy indicates
[WaPo]
Pakistani officials say US missiles kill 7 in NW
[AP]

Middle East
Arabs reject Middle East peace talks without US plan
[BBC]
Palestinian Authority cracks down on mosques to promote moderate Islam
[WaPo]
U.N. Security Council votes to end several Hussein-era sanctions against Iraq
[WaPo]
Israel can’t defeat Hezbollah – Israeli expert
[Reuters]
Iran arrests eight behind suicide blasts – report
[Reuters]

Africa
Côte d’Ivoire: Ouattara Urges Supporters to Take Charge of State TV And Top Office
[All Africa]
Ivory Coast: Ouattara’s party says 18 dead
[AP]
ICC names Kenya violence suspects
[Al Jazeera]
Senegal recalls Tehran ambassador over arms shipment
[BBC]
Mugabe’s wife sues paper over Wikileaks story: report
[AFP]
Nigeria oil delta raids kill 14
[AFP]

Europe/UK
High court grants bail to Julian Assange
[Guardian]
UK’s Ed Miliband rebukes ex-DefMin over ‘legalise drugs’ call
[Guardian]
Sweden: Bomber may not have acted alone
[AP]
Fears of Extremism Widen to Scandinavia
[WSJ]
Court backs tourist ban for Dutch cannabis coffee shops
[BBC]
New Turkish military coup trial begins for 200
[AP]
Russian ethnic riots: Hundreds arrested in Moscow
[BBC]
Kosovo PM seeks to sue European investigator
[AP]
Court: Irish abortion ban violates women’s rights
[AP]
Discord remains as EU leaders prepare to tackle eurozone stability
[Deutsche Welle]

Americas
Gulf of Mexico leak: BP shares hit over legal move
[BBC]
Wikileaks on Cuba: Fidel Castro ‘nearly died’
[BBC]

Domestic
Congress
House votes again to end ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’
[WaPo]
Senate agrees to open talks on new arms treaty with Russia
[WaPo]
Congress is on the brink of major action – or not
[LAT]
State Department
U.S. Tries to Build Case for Conspiracy by WikiLeaks
[NYT]
Hillary Clinton’s vision for foreign policy on a tight budget
[CSM]
White House
U.S. Rethinks Strategy for the Unthinkable
[NYT]
Presidential commission urges caution on ‘synthetic biology’
[WaPo]
Other
Liberal media watchdog: Fox News e-mail shows network’s slant on climate change
[WaPo]
Florida judge to rule on health-care challenge by states
[WaPo]
Stuxnet ‘virus’ could be altered to attack US facilities, report warns
[CSM]
Artist asks to withdraw work from ‘Hide/Seek’ exhibit to protest video removal
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 10.04.10

October 4, 2010

Daily International News
October 4, 2010

Northeast Asia
Asia’s New Cold War
[Time]
EU-Asia summit to address economy
[AP]
US: China, ASEAN should strengthen Spratlys pact
[AP]
China
Key UN climate talks open in China
[BBC]
Nations wary of dependence on China’s rare earths
[AP]
China’s Hu backs new leadership in Pyongyang
[JoongAng]
Editorial: China Needs to Take a Long-Term View on N.Korea
[Chosun]
Koreas
North Korea plans heir apparent Kim Jong-un military parade
[Telegraph]
Who Is the Man in Kim Jong Un Photo?
[ABC]
Column: Kim Jong-il Succession Could Mean Crisis or Opportunity
[Chosun]
Leaders of Korea, Japan to cooperate in tackling NK
[Korea Times]
North Korea admitted KAL bombing in 2007: official
[JoongAng]
Japan
Japan joins UK and USA in Europe al-Qaeda terror alert
[BBC]
Japan To Acquire 3 Hawk Surveillance Drones
[RTT]
Japan’s Ichiro Ozawa ‘to face charges’ over scandal
[BBC]
DPJ cabinet approval rating sinks to 49 percent: Mainichi poll
[Mainichi]
Op-ed: Keeping the big picture in sight in Senkaku Islands dispute
[Mainichi]

Southeast Asia
‘Merchant of Death’ Viktor Bout extradition stalls
[BBC]
Fiji’s ex-PM Mahendra Chaudhry released on bail
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Afghan colonel vital to U.S. despite graft allegations
[WaPo]
Attackers in Pakistan hit another convoy carrying fuel for NATO troops
[CNN]
India puts on a show with Commonwealth Games’ opening ceremony
[LAT]

Middle East
From 10.03 Syria wants Turkey to mediate talks with Israel [AP]
Arsonists torch mosque in West Bank village
[AP]
Iran: Nuclear delay due to leak, not computer worm
[AP]
Iran and Egypt to resume flights
[BBC]
Iraq announces jump in oil reserves
[Al Jazeera]

Africa
Governance Improves in Liberia, Angola, Togo But Declines in Eritrea, Madagascar
[All Africa]
Henry Okah charged in South Africa over Nigeria bombs
[BBC]
Nigeria arrests nine over twin blasts
[AFP]
At least 5 killed in fighting in Somalia’s capital
[AP]
Frenzy of Rape in Congo Reveals U.N. Weakness
[NYT]

Europe/UK
More attacks by Paris on Brussels feared
[FT]
Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders goes on trial
[BBC]
Pioneer of In Vitro Fertilization Wins Nobel Prize
[NYT]
UK cuts child benefit payments in austerity drive
[AP]
London subway strike hits commuters
[AP]

Americas/Domestic
Brazil goes to runoff after Rousseff falls short
[AP]
Elections 2010: A Viewer’s Guide to the Homestretch
[Time]
Obama Likely to Scale Back Legislative Plans
[WSJ]
Interest-group spending for midterm up fivefold from 2006; many sources secret
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 02.22.10

February 22, 2010

Daily International News
February 22, 2010

UPDATE: US SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR NORTH KOREA POLICY AND US SPECIAL ENVOY FOR SIX PARTY TALKS SUNG KIM WILL DEPART FOR BEIJING, SEOUL, AND TOKYO TOMORROW TO MEET WITH COUNTERPARTS IN THE SIX-PARTY PROCESS. There are no plans for them to meet with North Korean interlocutors at this time.

DPRK
North Korea seeks military talks with rival South
[Reuters]

China/Taiwan
US experts close in on Google hackers
[FT]
Chinese netizens make fun of NYT Google hacking report
[Xinhua]
China PLA officer urges new Internet control agency
[Reuters]

Pentagon paints grim picture of Taiwan air defense [AP]
China throws birthday bash for Zimbabwe’s Mugabe
[Reuters]

Afghanistan
NATO Airstrike Is Said to Have Killed Afghan Civilians
[NYT]
Dutch Courage: Now is a time for Nato to show more commitment to Afghanistan, not less
[Times of London]

Middle East/N. Africa
Former Top Generals Detained in Turkish Coup Inquiry
[NYT]
Iran to Build More Enrichment Plants
[NYT]
Israel drones ‘could target Iran’
[Al-Jazeera]
Ex-UN nuclear chief: Egypt must change
[AP]

Africa
Ugandan rebels kidnap 40 in Centr.Africa
[AFP]

Europe
Gordon Brown’s Allies Reject Bullying Charges
[NYT]
Floods, Mudslides in Madeira Leave 42 Dead
[WSJ]

Americas
Latin nations seek unity in regional summit
[CNN]
Drilling for oil set to start off the Falkland Islands
[BBC]
Venezuela’s ranchers warn against arming peasants
[AP]

Domestic
Toyota heads to Capitol Hill with team of lobbyists, history of political giving
[WaPo]