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Daily International News 06.01.11

June 1, 2011

Happy June!

Daily International News
June 1, 2011

Northeast Asia
Koreas
North Korea rejects South’s proposal for summits
 [AP] and North Korea Says It Rejected Secret Summit Offer [WSJ]
US Considers Tightening Sanctions on N. Korea
[Arirang]
Kim Jong-il portrait used as South Korean army target‎
[BBC]
SKorean inflation eases to 4.1 percent in May
[AP]
Japan
Japan’s PM faces no-confidence vote over crisis
[AP]
Japan nuclear: UN says tsunami risk was underestimated
[BBC]
Toyota recalls 106,000 Prius cars
[AP]
China
Chinese rights activist Li Shuangde jailed for fraud
[AP]
China’s response to latest unrest follows pattern
[AP]
China warns outsiders over creating unrest in Inner Mongolia
[Pakistan Daily Times]
3 Killed in Workshop Explosion in Xinjiang
[Crienglish]
China manufacturing slows in power, credit squeeze
[AP]
East China’s Changxing County witnesses worsening drought
[Xinhua]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
US man held for ‘Thai monarchy insult’ appeals to Obama
[BBC]
Meowing senator touches off political row
[Reuters]

South/Central Asia
Pakistani journalists defiant at reporter’s burial
[AP] Background – Pakistani Journalist Who Covered Security and Terrorism Is Found Dead [NYT]
US army chief: Impact of OBL death still unclear
[AP]
Rare execution in India prompts search for hangman
[AP]

Middle East
Toll of Syrian crackdown rises to 33 in 2 towns
[AP]
Australia: Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad ‘should be tried’
[BBC]
Street battles in Yemeni capital leave 41 dead
[AP]
Yemen Forces Battle Tribal Rivals for Key Sites in Capital
[NYT]

Africa
Egypt’s Mubarak, sons to stand trial on Aug. 3
[AP]
700 immigrants trapped on fishing boat off Tunisia
[AP]
Libya’s oil chief Ghanem defects, now in Rome [Reuters]
NATO extends Libya operations to September
[Reuters]
NATO Resumes Airstrikes After Qaddafi Vows to Fight On
[NYT]
Downing Street denies British troops in Misrata
[BBC]
U.S. concerned over Libya weapons reaching Al Qaeda
[Reuters]
North and South Sudan Tentatively Agree to Demilitarize Disputed Border
[NYT]
Ethiopia commutes death sentences for 23 officials
[AP]

Europe
Germany: sharp rise in E. Coli cases, source unknown
[Reuters]
Mladic must face war crimes charges – prosecutor
[Reuters]
Sepp Blatter announces World Cup host vote changes
[BBC]

Americas
Special Report – If Monterrey falls, Mexico falls
[Reuters]
Magnitude-6.4 quake rocks central Chile
[AP]

Domestic
Robert Gates: After 8 presidents, I may be ‘too cautious’
[POLITICO]
List of cyber-weapons developed by Pentagon to streamline computer warfare
[WaPo] and DOD to treat cyber-attacks as ‘acts of war’ [BBC
West Wing Briefing: Obama will meet with House Republicans on deficit, debt limit [WaPo]
Huntsman Op-ed: Our Current Time for Choosing [WSJ]
Rahm Emanuel doesn’t close the door on 2016
[POLITICO]
Economy shadows President Obama’s 2012 campaign
[POLITICO]
Anthony Weiner tries to move beyond Twitter mess
[POLITICO]
Endeavour space shuttle makes last touch-down
[BBC]
Cellphones ‘possibly carcinogenic,’ WHO says
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 10.20.10

October 20, 2010

Daily International News
October 20, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
Seoul Arrests Alleged N. Korean Spy
[NYT]
South Korea says open to calls for six-party talks
[Reuters]
South Korea calls on North to honour nuclear deal
[Reuters]
Reporters Without Borders Annual Press Freedom Report puts NKorea 177 out of 178′
[RFERL] [link to report here]

China
China’s Xi lambasted Lee’s North policy
[JoongAng]
China Seeks to Block U.N. Report on Darfur, Diplomats Say
[Reuters]
Tibetan students protest use of Chinese in classes
[AP]
US inquiry into China rare earth shipments
[BBC] and China denies reports of rare earth export quota cut [Xinhua]
China prepares for first census in 10 years
[AP]
China’s Move May Push Capital Controls in Asia
[WSJ]
Southern China braces for deadly typhoon
[AP]

Japan
Japan’s empress, 76, says she’s slowing down
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Toll in Karachi bloodshed rises to 33
[Dawn]
Afghanistan annuls nearly a quarter of ballots
[AP]
Taliban Elite, Aided by NATO, Join Talks for Afghan Peace
[NYT]
Systemic failures led to Afghanistan suicide attack, CIA says
[WaPo]

Middle East
Iran to try US hikers accused of spying in November
[BBC]
In Qom, Iran’s supreme leader Khamenei aims to cement leadership over clerics
[CSM]
Kuwait drama stirs debate on Gulf Arab ties to Iran
[Reuters]
Roadside Bombing in Iraq Strikes Convoy Carrying U.N. Diplomat
[NYT]
Iraq auctions off three major gas fields
[Reuters]

Africa
Africa: Continent Fails to Benefits From Foreign Trade
[All Africa]
British aid worker kidnapped in Somalia freed
[AP]
Ethiopia using aid to suppress dissent: rights group
[AFP]

Europe
UK government stakes its future on austerity plan
[AP]
French police break blockades at three oil depots
[BBC]
Embattled Zapatero shuffles Spanish cabinet
[CNN]
Czech neo-Nazis jailed for Roma attack
[BBC]
Italian court keeps block on Vatican Bank funds
[Reuters]
Pope names D.C. archbishop, 23 others to be new cardinals
[WaPo]

Americas
Dilma Rousseff seems back on track and leads with 51% vote intention
[MercoPress]
Colombia tries to stop rebels from getting nuclear arms
[BBC]
Canadian Commander Videotaped Murders
[NYT]

Domestic
Military Can’t Enforce ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ During Appeal
[Bloomberg]
GOP in Lead in Final Lap
[WSJ]
President Obama to stop by ‘The Daily Show’
[WaPo]
Obama Heads West Aiming to Defend Democratic Hold on Key States
[Bloomberg]
Clarence Thomas’s Wife Asks Anita Hill for Apology
[NYT]
Bank of America Accused of Racketeering in Foreclosure Lawsuit
[Bloomberg]
Microsoft Agrees to Unbundle Software in Deal With NYC
[NYT]

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Daily International News 10.06.10

October 6, 2010

Happy Hump Day!

Daily International News
October 6, 2010

International
Molecule building work wins Nobel
[BBC]
Limited progress in climate talks in China
[AP]

Northeast Asia
Koreas
North Korea nuclear threat is “alarming,” says South
[Reuters]
North Korea “Restoring” Nuclear Plants, South Asserts
[GSW]

ASEM Ends with Chair’s Statement Expressing Deep Concern over Cheonan Incident
[Arirang]
Korea to Host Maritime Interdiction Drills Next Week
[Arirang]
EU, South Korea sign free trade deal
[AP]

South Korea Prepares New Propaganda War
[NYT]
China/Taiwan
Defense Secretary Gates to meet Chinese counterpart in Hanoi, officials say
[WaPo] and China’s defense chief to attend ASEAN+8 security session, meet U.S. counterpart [Xinhua]

Chinese Civilian Boats Roil Disputed Waters
[NYT]
Official: Taiwan to budget for 2012 F-16 upgrade
[AP]

Geithner presses China on currency reform
[AP]
EU, China to lock horns on yuan, trade
[AP]
China’s Market Worth $150 Billion to U.S. Companies, Group Says
[Bloomberg]
China’s second lunar probe completes first braking
[Xinhua]
Japan
US diplomat: US-Japan pact vital in changing Asia
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Dutch court dismisses Indonesian president arrest call
[BBC]

Thai bomb-making site searched after fatal explosion
[BBC]
Vietnam demands China release 9 fishermen
[AP]

Floods inundate central Vietnam after heavy rain
[BBC]
Explosion at Hanoi stadium kills four
[BBC]
BHP Billiton-Rio Tinto Australian deal ‘at risk’
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
White House Slams Pakistani Effort On Militants
[WSJ]

Increased drone attacks in Pakistan ‘linked’ to suspected Europe terror plot
[BBC]
Pakistan asks Nato to accept responsibility for helicopter crash
[Dawn]
Nato supply lorries set ablaze by gunmen in Pakistan
[BBC]
Taliban in high-level talks with Karzai government, sources say
[WaPo]

Middle East
Netanyahu Examines Offer on Settlement Freeze
[NYT]
U.A.E. Banks Cut Ties To Iranian Banks Blacklisted By U.S.
[WSJ]

US: Ahmadinejad trip to Lebanon is not a good idea
[AP]
Sanctions begin to compound Iran’s severe economic problems
[WaPo]
Britain’s No. 2 diplomat escapes attack in Yemen
[AP]

Africa
UN says captures rebel who led Congo rapes
[Reuters]
Ethiopian opposition leader Birtukan Mideksa freed
[BBC]
Clashes in Somalia’s capital leave 4 dead
[AP]

Europe
Europe Raises Cry Over Chinese Technology
[WSJ]

France makes 12 arrests in light of terror alert
[DW]
EU and Libya reach deal on illegal migrants
[BBC]
Hungary opens criminal probe into sludge disaster
[AP]
Fitch cuts Ireland’s credit rating another notch
[AP]

Americas
ECUADOR CRISIS: Troops to Guard Legislature
[LAHT]

Domestic
Obama-Clinton ticket ‘on the table,’ Woodward says
[CNN]

Obama to Return Solar Panels to White House, Chu Says
[Bloomberg]
Wall Street Says Women Worth Less as Disparity Over Pay Widens
[Bloomberg]
Supreme Court weighs privacy rights of feds
[WashTimes]
Oil spill hearings focus on who was in charge after the blast
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 06.18.10

June 18, 2010

Daily International News
June 18, 2010

Korea(s)
U.S. envoy calls for strong message to North Korea on ship
[Reuters]
N. Korean footballers suspected missing accounted for: FIFA official
[Yonhap]
SKorea’s new army chief vows to beef up readiness
[AP]
S.Korea, India agree to launch nuclear energy talks
[AFP]
South Korea military alert over children’s balloons
[BBC]

Japan/China/TW
Future of commercial whaling ban rests with Japan
[AP]
Taiwan court extends detention for ex-leader
[Xinhua]
China says yuan exchange rate not up for discussion at G-20
[MarketWatch]
Study Criticizes Swine-Flu Follow-Up
[NYT]
NZ lawmaker claims Chinese security attacked him
[AP]

SE/Central Asia
Flooding, landslides kill nearly 60 in Myanmar
[AP]
Sri Lanka president condemns critics in victory pageant
[BBC]
U.S. envoy urges probe into Kyrgyz killings
[Reuters]
Interim leader: Up to 2,000 dead in Kyrgyz clashes
[AP]
Refugees Begin Returning to Kyrgyzstan
[NYT]

Middle East
Iran calls U.N. sanctions “illegal and invalid”
[Reuters]
U.S., Europe target Iran investment, trade
[WaPo]
Turkey: May air raid killed 100 Kurdish rebels
[AP]
Hamas, PA demand complete halt to closure
[JPost]
Sunni fighter’s killing is latest in attacks on former al-Qaeda insurgents
[WaPo]
Iraqi interpreter for U.S. shot dead by son and nephew [Reuters]

Africa
Ethiopia supreme court rejects election appeal
[AFP]
Somali pirates get 5 years in prison
[CNN]
Court Grants Bail and Frees American Lawyer in Rwanda
[NYT]
UN: Zimbabweans top asylum seekers worldwide
[AP]
S.Africa union delays power strike threat
[Reuters]

Europe
President Sarkozy: Britain helped save our honour
[Times UK]
IMF says Spain taking right steps towards stability
[BBC]
EU leaders back Estonia’s bid to adopt euro
[BusinessWeek]
Finnish PM quits, makes way for party’s new leader
[AP]

Domestic
U.S. may strip-search Guantanamo suspect – judge
[Reuters]
Secretary Clinton says DOJ will Challenge Arizona Immigration Law
[ABC]
Democrats lack consensus on climate bill
[Politico]
Loopholes Grow in Bill to Offset Ruling on Campaigns
[NYT]
BP’s U.S. Future Teeters After CEO, Lawmakers Clash
[Bloomberg]
Texas Congressman’s Apology to BP Is Denounced by His Own Party
[Bloomberg]
Pew: Muslims, Americans down on Obama’s foreign policy
[FP]
Utah firing squad executes convicted killer
[Reuters]
For the Lakers, victory has never been harder — or sweeter
[LAT]

Americas
Vigil for dozens trapped in Colombian coal mine
[AP]
Brazil suspends retaliation in U.S. cotton row
[Reuters]

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Daily International News 05.26.10

May 26, 2010

Daily International News
May 26, 2010

Cheonan-related
US demands world response over Korea warship sinking
[BBC]
Clinton: World must act on SKorean ship sinking
[AP]
NKorea threatens to ban cross-border traffic
[AP]
China weighing evidence in SKorea ship sinking
[AP]
Clinton offers China proof of ship attack
[FT]

N. Korea expels S. Korean officials from joint factory park
[Yonhap]
Op-ed: It’s risky, but this time North Korea must pay [Times of London]
Op-ed: Korean tensions: China’s responsibility [Guardian]
Bolton Op-ed [from 05.25]: Iran and North Korea March On [WSJ]

East Asia [non-Cheonan]
Gov’t planning not to specify U.S. base relocation site this week
[Kyodo]
S&ED: Summit Shows Superpowers’ Shifting Dynamic
[WSJ]
Taiwan iPhone-maker Foxconn opens doors after deaths
[BBC]
US senator to visit Myanmar [AP]

Middle East
Israel bombs Gaza in night raid wounding two seriously
[BBC]
Ahmadinejad urges Obama to accept nuke swap deal
[AP]

Iran and Russia clash in worst row for years
[Reuters]
Iraqi Airways to be closed following bankruptcy
[AP]

AfPak
Pakistan Taliban ‘attack eastern Afghan district’
[BBC]
Car bomb strikes outside Kandahar NATO base
[Reuters]

Red Cross defends first aid courses for Taliban
[AP]

Africa
Ethiopia opposition leaders call for new elections
[BBC]
Former dictator’s party ahead in Suriname election
[AP]
Mozambique ‘most wanted’ man killed by Maputo police
[BBC]

Europe/UK
UK gov’t reveals it has 225 nuclear warheads
[AP]
Bomb kills three in southern Russia – report
[Reuters]

Bishop: 100 cases in 10 yrs for Italy priest abuse
[AP]
Polish leader’s mother told of son’s tragic death
[AP]
Europe seeks new levy on banks to create crisis funds
[BBC]

Americas/Domestic
Obama Sends Guard To The Border
[LAT]

44 reported dead in Jamaica police-gang clashes
[AP]
Peru judge paroles New York woman who aided rebels
[AP]

BP nears decision on ‘top kill’ procedure
[CNN]
Panel Suggests Signs of Trouble Before Rig Explosion
[NYT]
Obama’s Meeting With Republican Senators Called ’Very Tense’
[Bloomberg]

Nikki Haley affair blogger has e-mails, texts
[Salon]
President Obama Picks Lakers Over Celtics in NBA Championship
[Bloomberg]

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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 05.24.10

May 24, 2010

Daily International News
May 24, 2010

Cheonan/NK News
Japan to seek to punish N. Korea over sinking of S. Korean vessel
[Kyodo]
Clinton backs South Korea’s crackdown on North Korea over sinking of Cheonan warship
[WaPo]
South Korea Cuts Trade With North, U.S. Supports
[NYT]
N. Korea threatens to fire at S. Korean propaganda equipment
[Yonhap]
Op-Ed Don’t let North Korea go unpunished for attack [Korea Times]
U.S. Presses China to Punish North Korea for Ship
[NYT]

Northeast Asia (non-NK related)
Japan Relents on U.S. Base on Okinawa
[NYT]
Korean tension a factor in Japan base decision
[AP]
Clinton and Geithner Face Hurdles in China Talks
[NYT]
China holds door open a crack to U.S. on yuan
[Reuters]

South/Southeast Asia
India PM: ‘Major effort’ in Indo-Pakistan talks
[AP]
Pakistan court hears constitutional challenges
[BBC]
Opposition moves to impeach Thai PM; curfew stays [AP]

Middle East
Peres Ties Mideast Peace Deal to Iran
[WSJ]
Israel to ease West Bank movement restrictions
[AP]
Israel’s Peres denies offering South Africa nukes
[AP]
Australia expels Israeli diplomat over Dubai killing
[BBC]
Iran notifies IAEA over atomic deal
[Al-Jazeera]
Lebanese PM to discuss Mideast tension with Obama
[AP]
‘American couple kidnapped by tribesmen’ in Yemen
[BBC]

Africa
Ethiopia monitors to probe fraud claims in ‘calm poll’
[BBC]
Militants fire mortars at Somali president’s palace
[BBC]

Europe
Dutchess of York Sarah Ferguson offers access to ex-husband for cash on video
[WaPo]
Britain bans doctor who linked autism to vaccine
[AP]
Osborne announces £6.2bn cuts
[FT]
US deploys missiles to Poland to train NATO ally
[AP]

Americas/Domestic
Jamaica declares emergency in capital after attacks
[Reuters]
Driver shot on B-W Parkway in Md.
[WaPo]
Despite Moratorium, Drilling Projects Move Ahead
[NYT]
BP executive defends his company’s response to Gulf oil spill
[CNN]
As Reform Takes Shape, Some Relief on Wall St.
[NYT]
Eric Massa and Suicidal Thoughts
[Esquire]