Posts Tagged ‘floods’

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Daily International News 06.17.11

June 17, 2011

Daily International News
June 17, 2011

International
UN climate chief calls on world leaders to step in
[AP]
UN body votes for protection of gay rights [AP]
Chinese president calls for joint efforts to address world economic challenges at International Economic Forum
[Xinhua]

Northeast Asia
China
China to boost coastal forces amid sea tensions
[Reuters] and China stages military drills in South China Sea [AP]
US joins navy drill in Southeast Asia
[Xinhua]
Philippines to China: Don’t intrude into our water
[AP]
Blind Chinese activist badly beaten, wife says
[AP]
China-Indonesia joint training for special forces ends in Bandung
[Xinhua]
China, Russia sign power generation deal
[Xinhua]
Fatal floods hit China forcing over 500,000 to flee
[BBC]
Chinese copy of Austrian village stirs emotions
[AP]
Koreas
S Korea rejects North’s demands for return of defectors
[BBC]
China, Russia agree to address N. Korean nukes within 6-party format
[Yonhap]
N. Korea says will dispose of S. Korea’s mountain resort assets
[Yonhap]
Number of mobile phone users in N. Korea tops 500,000: operator
[Yonhap]
Japan
TEPCO starts cleaning highly radioactive water
[Xinhua]
Ishihara wants Tokyo to bid for 2020 Olympics
[AP]
Ships tossed ashore by tsunami get rescued
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
US helps Vietnam to eradicate deadly Agent Orange
[BBC]
Thaksin seeking return, Thai Deputy PM says “impossible”
[Reuters]

South/Central Asia
Pentagon to POTUS: Wait Until Fall 2012 to End Afghanistan Troop Boost
[WSJ]
US vows to ‘capture and kill’ Ayman al-Zawahiri
[BBC]
Pakistan says intel on bomb factories was wrong
[AP]
Pakistan forms judicial commission to investigate journo death
[Asia Times]
Sri Lanka Tamil MPs ‘beaten up by troops’
[AFP]

Middle East
Cousin of Syrian president ‘quits business’
[Al Jazeera]
Syrian security forces shoot dead 8 protesters
[AP]
Saudi Women Defy Driving Ban
[WSJ] 
Israel warns it will stop Gaza aid flotilla
[WaPo]
Bahrain Shi’ite cleric says cosmetic reform not enough
[Reuters]
EU welcomes newly-formed Lebanese gov’t
[Xinhua]

Africa
NATO targets Tripoli with daytime raid
[AP]
Nigerian Islamist sect claims bomb attack: paper
[Reuters]
Liberia discovers arms cache near Ivory Coast border
[BBC]

Europe
Russia buys 2 Mistral-class warships from France
[AP]
APNewsBreak: UK blocks UPS sites over security
[AP]
Greece’s new finance minister faces unenviable task
[Guardian]
Merkel and Sarkozy united in support for Greece
[Deutsche Welle]
UK public sector pensions: Work longer and pay more, says Danny Alexander
[Guardian]
1 of 8 French kids ill with burger E.coli gets worse
[Reuters]

Americas
Kirchner describes PM Cameron’s Falklands’ statement as “mediocre and almost stupid”
[MercoPress]
Gang warfare kills 33 in Monterrey, Mexico
[BBC]

Domestic
Outgoing Secretary Gates on U.S.-Pakistan Ties: ‘We Need Each Other’
[PBS]
Huntman’s Drawdown Debate
[FP]
Tim Pawlenty goes after Mitt Romney, part two
[WaPo]
NSA allies with Internet carriers to thwart cyber attacks against defense firms
[WaPo]
Pentagon scare: ‘Nothing suspicious’ found in vehicle
[WaPo]
Historic Marine base gets 1st-ever female general
[AP]
Wall Street Braces for New Layoffs as Profits Wane
[NYT]
For Weiner’s Successor, Perhaps, Lame-Duck Status
[NYT]

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Daily International News 01.06.11

January 6, 2011

Daily International News
January 6, 2011

Global
New UN council to reflect 21st century
[AP]

Northeast Asia
China
China’s Push to Modernize Military Is Bearing Fruit
[NYT]

Chinese FM meets U.S. counterpart on Hu’s upcoming visit
[Xinhua]
China backs policy of no pre-emptive nuke strikes
[AP]
China law to make children visit parents
[BBC]
China improves energy efficiency 20 pct in 5 years
[AP]
Koreas
China’s North Korean Calculations
[NYT]

US envoy seeks Chinese help to ease Korea crisis
[AP] and China and U.S. Have ‘Useful’ Talks on North Korea [NYT]
Nuclear Inspection in N.Korea ‘Would Take Several Years’
[Chosun]
S.Korea’s Special Forces ‘Vastly Outnumbered’ by N.Korea’s
[Chosun]
Analysis: SKorea cool to NKorea charm offensive
[AP]
North Korea remains Christians’ No. 1 persecutor
[Orlando Sentinel]

N. Korea rewrites party regulations to boost hereditary power succession: source
[Yonhap]
Japan
Under-pressure Kan set to reshuffle Cabinet, DPJ leadership
[Mainichi]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
US protests over treatment of diplomat in Vietnam
[AP]

Flooded Queensland hit by fresh rain
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
U.S. Military Suspends 2 Contractors That Failed to Pay Afghans
[NYT]
U.S. to temporarily send 1,400 more Marines to Afghanistan
[Reuters]

Pakistan PM bends to opposition demands on economy
[AP]
Assassination Deepens Divide in Pakistan
[NYT]

Middle East
Hijack attempt foiled aboard Turkish Air flight
[CNN]
Iran says American woman detained on spy charges
[AP]

Israel says Turkey like Iran before revolution
[Reuters]
Mubarak says Israel must revise position on talks
[Reuters]
Benjamin Netanyahu heckled at Israel fire memorial
[BBC]

Africa
Egypt on alert as Copts gather for Christmas Eve
[BBC]
Ivory Coast: UN plans more peacekeepers
[BBC] and Ouattara calls for commando op in Ivory Coast [AP]

Security tight as Nigerian oil state goes to polls
[Reuters]
Sudan ‘needs clearer oil-sharing deal’
[BBC]
Tunisia suicide protester Mohammed Bouazizi dies
[BBC]
Tanzania police kill two in Arusha at Chadema protest
[BBC]

Europe
U.N. group warns of potential ‘food price shock’
[WaPo]
Hungary PM ‘ready to change’ media law if EU demands
[BBC]
UK moves to extend freedom of information laws
[AP]
Lithuania loses Euro court case over ex-leader Paksas
[BBC]
Belgium’s Flemish separatists block talks on coalition
[Deutsche Welle]

Americas
Opposition takes up seats in new Venezuelan parliament
[BBC]

Deadly grenade blast rocks Guyana capital Georgetown
[BBC]

Domestic
GOP bends its own new House rules
[Politico] and House Republicans adopt new rules for tax and spending legislation [WaPo]
Obama Turning to Experienced Hands as He Remakes Staff
[NYT]
The mystery of Bill Daley
[WaPo]
U.S. healthcare law repeal hurts deficits-Budget Office
[Reuters]
Geithner says U.S. could hit debt limit by March 31
[Reuters]
BP, Transocean, Halliburton blamed by presidential Gulf oil spill commission
[WaPo]

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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 12.29.10

December 29, 2010

Daily International News
December 29, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
South Korea’s Lee calls for six-party talks
[WaPo]

S. Korea outlines plan to push N. Korea to drop nuclear arms, open up
[Yonhap]
S Korea to seek strengthened military deterrence against DPRK
[Xinhua]
Gates to add quick stop in Seoul
[Global Times]
Kim Jong-un in Running for CNN’s Most Intriguing Person of 2010
[Chosun]

South Korea Names North’s Regime ‘Enemy,’ Seeks Change
[Bloomberg]
The latest must haves in North Korea: Skinny jeans, blue crabs… and human excrement
[Daily Mail]

China
Chinese missile shifts power in Pacific
[FT]

China’s FM to Visit U.S. Ahead of President Hu Jintao
[Chosun]
China’s spats call into question ‘peaceful rise’
[AP]
China issues first anti-corruption white paper, pledging firmer actions
[Xinhua]
China to cut crucial rare earths export quotas
[AP]

Japan
Okinawa governor hoping to visit U.S. for direct talks on base issues
[Mainichi]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Aung San Suu Kyi: Burma’s First Lady of Freedom
[Time]
Rising rivers prompt evacuations in Australia
[AP]

Central/South Asia
Commander: US can’t seal Afghan-Pakistan border
[AP]

Pakistan’s ruling party in crisis negotiations
[AP]
NATO strikes kill Taliban in Afghanistan’s Tora Bora
[Reuters]
2 French reporters captive in Afghanistan for year
[AP]

Middle East
Suicide bombers kill police chief in Mosul attack
[Reuters]
India Joins U.S. Effort to Stifle Iran Trade
[WSJ]
MPs file ‘no co-operation’ motion against Kuwait ruler
[BBC]

Africa
Envoys to return to Ivory Coast next week – Cape Verde
[Reuters]
Islamist sect kills 3 in fresh Nigeria attack
[Reuters]
Tunisian president criticizes rioters, urges calm
[AP]

Europe
Danish, Swedish police arrest 5 terror suspects charged with Muhammad cartoon plot
[AP]
Package at U.S. embassy to Vatican false alarm
[Reuters]

Hungary’s tough new laws worry other EU countries
[AP]
German airport boss sparks debate about passenger profiling
[Deutsche Welle]
Clegg aims to calm Lib Dem fears in New Year message
[BBC]
Lib Dem deputy Simon Hughes appointed to education role
[BBC]
Pope to issue new bank norms amid laundering probe
[AP]
Northern Ireland faces mounting water crisis
[AP]

Americas
Cuba commutes sentence of last death row inmate
[BBC]
Colombia drug lord Pedro Guerrero ‘may be dead’
[BBC]
41 Mexican prison guards charged in mass jailbreak
[AP]

Domestic
Obama’s Traveling Team Stays Focused on Terror
[NYT]
Hawaii’s governor wants to reveal Obama birth info
[AP]
The Most Interesting Senate Race of 2012? It Might Be Virginia
[NYT]
Murkowski takes first step toward certification as Alaska Senate race winner
[WaPo]
With health-care overhaul plan, Wyden and Brown become Senate’s odd couple
[WaPo]
Housing Recovery Stalls
[WSJ]
New GOP House Rules Pave The Way For More Tax Cuts, Deficits
[TPM]

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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 08.23.10

August 23, 2010

Daily International News
August 23, 2010

Northeast Asia
Japan execution chamber opening could spark debate
[Reuters]
Pressed to Act, Bank of Japan Sees Few Ways to Lift Demand
[NYT]
From 08.21 Japan and India in nuclear co-operation talks [BBC]
North Korean Reformer’s Return Fuels Speculation
[NYT]

Official: Seoul not considering food aid to NKorea
[AP]
N.Korea develops camouflage tactics
[AFP]
Mass Evacuations From Floods Along China-North Korea Border
[VOA]
China may drop death penalty for economic crimes
[BBC]

China’s top political advisor urges Xinjiang people to fight against extremism, separatism, terrorism
[Xinhua]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Thailand to resume diplomatic ties with Cambodia
[BBC]

Indonesia presidential term limits challenged
[BBC]
Australia election: Talks start after hung vote
[BBC]
Philippines bus hostage crisis ends with 7 dead
[AP]

Central/South Asia
Militants break out of Tajik jail
[BBC]
Air base expansion plans reflect long-term investment in Afghanistan
[WaPo]

Four U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan
[WaPo]
Karzai says he intervened to secure release of imprisoned aide
[WaPo]
Pakistan to seek IMF help for flood-battered economy
[Reuters]

3 bombs kill 36 in northwest Pakistan
[AP]

Middle East
Netanyahu: Peace ‘Difficult But Possible’
[Bloomberg]
Palestinians: No talks if settlement freeze ends
[AP]
Iran begins loading fuel at its Bushehr nuclear reactor
[Guardian]

Iran’s President Unveils New Long-Range Drone Aircraft
[NYT]
3 suspended from Iran judiciary over prison deaths
[AP]
Lebanese aid ship delays Gaza blockade-busting trip
[BBC]

Africa
Over a quarter of Somalis still need aid: UN’s FAO
[Reuters]
Rebel LRA attacks in south Sudan ‘on the increase’
[BBC]
S.Africa deploys soldiers to hospitals during strike
[AFP]

Europe
Spain says two al Qaeda hostages freed
[Reuters]
Eurozone growth loses some momentum
[FT]
Turkish fiscal rule reform delay raises concerns -S&P
[Reuters]
German man faces terrorism charges in US plot
[AP]

Americas
Chile secures lifeline to trapped miners
[Reuters]
From 08.22 Venezuela, More Deadly Than Iraq, Wonders Why [NYT]

From 08.22 Wyclef Jean Says He’ll Challenge Election Ruling [NYT]

Domestic
Proliferation of old-style coal plants increases despite public outcry
[WaPo]
Far from Ground Zero, other plans for mosques run into vehement opposition
[WaPo]