Posts Tagged ‘floods’

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Daily International News 08.17.10

August 17, 2010

Daily International News
August 17, 2010

East Asia/Pacific
Koreas
From 08.16 U.S. and South Korea Begin War Drills [NYT]
NKorea rejects SKorean unification proposal
[AP]
Jang Song-taek Named as a Caretaker for Kim Jong-un
[Arirang]
With Kim ailing, signs of big changes in N. Korea
[Asahi Shimbun]
North Korea says it has joined Twitter, YouTube
[AP]

Leading anti-U.S. activist in Korea arrested
[Yonhap]
Opinion: Deter Pyongyang through Beijing
[The American]

China/Taiwan
US says China’s military has seen secret expansion
[BBC]
and China unlikely to satisfy US on military openness [AP]
Taiwan urges US to sell island advanced weapons
[AP]
China tests space station module to launch in 2011
[AP]
36 killed, hundreds injured in new China flooding
[AP]

Japan
Suspect ship seen before Japan tanker blast: report
[Reuters]

Japanese Officials Step Up Response to Slowdown as Yen Gains
[Bloomberg]

Pacific
Australia facing possibility of hung parliament
[Telegraph]
Australia’s Gillard backs republic after Queen’s death
[BBC]

Central/South Asia
Karzai to Bar Security Firms
[WSJ]

Taliban call for joint inquiry into civilian Afghan deaths considered
[Guardian]
Pakistani leader attempts damage control after European trip during disaster
[LAT]
UN says millions without help in Pakistan floods
[AP]
Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan confirms leader Tahir Yuldashev killed
[Long War Journal]

Middle East
Iraq/Iran
Suicide Bomber Kills Dozens in Attack on Iraqi Army Recruits
[NYT]
Iran to build 10 uranium enrichments plants in mountain strongholds
[Telegraph]

Analysts see Iranian nuclear dispute continuing despite sanctions
[The National]
Iranian Anti-Stoning Lawyer Continues Fight from Exile
[Der Spiegel]
Iranian fighter jet crashes near nuclear plant
[AP]

Arabian Peninsula
‘Open gate’ in Oman means trade with Iran and influx of drugs
[The National]
Arrest of Shiite activists sparks riots ahead of Bahrain election
[The National]

Israel
Israel to refuse to stop building settlements
[Telegraph]

Israeli says she didn’t humiliate Arab on Facebook
[AP]

Turkey
Brownback’s case against proposed Turkish ambassador Ricciardone
[FP]
U.S. Tells Turkey Weapons Deals At Risk: Report
[Defense News]
American freelance writer arrested in Turkey
[WaPo]

Africa
In ANC bill, South African media see threat to press freedom
[CSM]
Libya: BP to Start Drilling By October
[WSJ]
Nigerian police ‘use torture’ to extort cash
[AFP]
Jordanian UN officers abducted in Darfur freed
[AFP]
Nigeria’s former military leader launches challenge for presidency
[Guardian]

Cholera kills 87 in Nigeria: official
[AFP]
Wounded buffalo kills Zimbabwean conservationist
[AP]

Europe
START expiration ends U.S. inspection of Russian nuclear bases
[WaPo]

Suicide Bomber Attacks Police in North Caucasus
[NYT]
Russia expels Romanian diplomat accused of spying
[AP]
Medvedev summons Russian oligarchs to help after wildfires
[Telegraph]
Barclays in Sanctions Bust
[WSJ]
Eurozone inflation hits 20-month high
[BBC]

Americas
Judge orders longtime Gitmo detainee released for lack of evidence
[CNN]

Star’s Candidacy in Haiti Puts Scrutiny on Charity
[NYT]
U.S. Said to Plan Easing Rules for Travel to Cuba
[NYT]
Mexico supreme court upholds gay adoptions
[AP]
Protesters in Bolivia’s Potosi region end blockade
[BBC]
Brazil forbids election spoofing
[AP]

Domestic
FP interview with Bob Gates: The Transformer
[FP]
AP Exclusive: Terrorist tapes found under CIA desk
[AP]
Pentagon Misspends Emergency Fund on Afghan Power, Skelton Says
[Bloomberg]
Glenn Beck’s plans for rally on a hallowed date and spot spurs countermarches
[WaPo]
Fox parent gives $1 million to RGA
[Politico]
California Gay Marriage Ban Will Continue During Court Appeal
[Bloomberg]
Plumes of Gulf oil spreading east on sea floor
[CNN]

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Daily International News 08.13.10

August 13, 2010
Happy Friday the 13th!

AP: In this photo released by the semi-official Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA), the reactor building of Iran's Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant is seen. Russia's nuclear agency spokesman Sergei Novikov said Friday Aug. 13, 2010 it will load fuel into Iran's first nuclear power plant next week, marking the start of its launch.

Daily International News
August 13, 2010

Northeast Asia
Gates says Kim Jong-il’s son seeks military “stripes”
[Reuters]

N. Korea enacts new laws on economy
[Yonhap]
S. Korea to allow rare civilian visit to N. Korea amid tension
[Yonhap]
N.Korea ‘Plotting Biochemical Attack’
[Chosun Ilbo]
N.Korean Football Coach ‘Given 2nd Chance’
[Chosun Ilbo]
Beijing suspicious of Japan’s war crime apology
[The National]

Japan’s Renho Shakes Up Tokyo Politics
[WSJ]

Southeast Asia
Myanmar junta sets election date of Nov. 7
[AP]

Malaysia men guilty in ‘Allah’ row church attack
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan Fight Stalls for U.S.
[WSJ]

2-3% of Pakistan’s GDP wiped out in floods
[Xinhua]
Relief activities will not impact fight against militants: army
[Dawn]
BlackBerry ‘optimistic’ it can avert India ban
[AFP]

Sri Lankan military court convicts ex-army chief
[AP]
U.S., British troops to train with Kazakh forces
[Reuters]

Middle East
Russia: Iran’s nuclear plant to get fuel next week
[AP]
Lose in 2011 and I’ll quit as party chief: Erdogan
[Reuters]
Clinton prods Netanyahu on Mideast peace talks
[Reuters]

Ambassador Leaves Iraq With Much Still Unsettled
[NYT]
Saudi king limits fatwa authority
[The National]

Africa
Goodluck Jonathan ‘has right to contest Nigerian election’
[Telegraph]
Group bans Marange diamonds
[The Zimbabwean]

Europe/UK
EU budget plans for 2011 cut by ministers
[BBC]
EU attempts to repair relations with Pakistan
[Guardian]
Liam Fox unveils plans for ‘leaner’ UK Ministry of Defence
[BBC]
Danish PM hopes troops to leave Afghanistan by 2015
[Reuters]
Greatest Economic Boom Since German Reunification
[Der Spiegel]
Zero Tolerance in the Fight against ETA
[Der Spiegel]
BP agrees to pay record $50.6m fine for Texas explosion
[BBC]

Americas/Domestic
Bolivia protesters demand talks with Evo Morales
[BBC]
Obama to sign bill approving $600 million for border security
[CNN]

Pentagon push to phase out top brass causing much consternation
[WaPo]
Gates Gives Frank Assessments of World Trouble Spots
[AFPS]

Gates Orders Marine Corps Force Structure Review
[AFPS]
California gay marriage can resume next week
[Reuters]
WikiLeaks Comes Under Fire from Rights Groups
[TIME]
Investigators Question Flight Attendant Slater’s Tale
[WSJ]

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Daily International News 08.06.10

August 6, 2010

Daily International News
August 6, 2010

Northeast Asia

Japan
Japanese tanker damaged by terrorist attack, says UAE coast guard
[The National]

Survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Attacks Call for Nuclear-Free World
[ABC]
US attends first Hiroshima atomic bomb anniversary
[BBC]
Witness – My Japanese grandparents’ silence over the A-bomb
[Reuters]

China/Taiwan
Kadeer Editorial: China’s Uighur Oppression Continues
[WSJ]

Chinese mainland and Taiwan agree to resume suspended flights
[Xinhua]
China flood fears along North Korea border
[BBC]
China Foxconn factory confirms another worker death
[BBC]

Koreas
N.Korean leader’s son to join party leadership
[AFP]

Editorial: Terror list conundrum over North Korea
[Asia Times]
SKorea: Afghan guards faked attack on SKorean base
[AP]

SE Asia/Pacific
Cambodia to sign deal with Iran
[Straits Times]

Indonesia volcano spews lava, gas; 4 feared dead
[AP]
Philippines airport bomb kills two, wounds governor
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Flood relief flights grounded in Pakistan
[AP]
Flash floods kill 103 in Indian-held Kashmir
[AP]
Anger at Zardari Grows as Pakistan Battles Floods
[NYT]
‘Coalition forces deeply regret civilian loss of life’
[The International News]
India hints at Pakistan role in Kashmir unrest
[Reuters]

Middle East
Saddam Hussein deputy Tariq Aziz calls for US forces to stay in Iraq
[Guardian]
Iranian Lawyer, Seeking Asylum, Surfaces in Turkey
[WSJ]
Saudi Arabia begins Blackberry ban, users say
[BBC]

Africa
Rwanda: South Africa Recalls Ambassador
[All Africa]
Naomi Campbell’s “dirty” diamonds given to South Africa police
[Reuters]

Europe
Poland’s new pro-European president is sworn in
[AP]
Lockerbie Release Flawed
[WSJ]

Russia, Crippled by Drought, Bans Grain Exports
[NYT]
Planes diverted, offices close as Moscow chokes
[Reuters]
Italy PM to seek Sept confidence vote, resign if loses
[Reuters]

UK
David Cameron and Pakistan’s Asif Ali Zardari show united front on terrorism
[Guardian]
70 peers back David Miliband for Labour leadership
[Guardian]
Watchdog asked to investigate claims Nick Clegg misled parliament
[Guardian]
Sinn Féin to hold talks with political wing of Real IRA
[Guardian]

Americas
Wyclef Jean says he will run for president of Haiti
[CNN]
Cuba demands removal from U.S. terror list
[McClatchy]

Domestic
Economy sputters as companies add only 71,000 jobs in July
[WaPo]
Kagan to Be Sworn in as 112th Court Justice Tomorrow
[Bloomberg]

Romer Resigns in Second Exit for Obama Economy Team
[Bloomberg]
Military ordered to stay off WikiLeaks
[WashTimes]

Unanimous Senate OKs $600M for border
[WashTimes]
AP Exclusive: CIA whisked detainees from Gitmo
[AP]

AP Exclusive: New al-Qaida leader knows US well
[AP]
Obama Fed Pick Diamond Referred Back to White House by Senate
[Bloomberg]
US envoy: Climate talks slipping backward
[AP]

Opponents of same-sex marriage to file appeal in California case
[CNN]

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Daily International News 07.21.10

July 21, 2010

Daily International News
July 21, 2010

Japan/Koreas
US announces new sanctions against North Korea
[AP] and US to widen sanctions against North Korea [FT]
Korea war games sign of growing tensions
[BBC]
U.S. Spy Chief Nominee Clapper Sees Danger Ahead From N. Korea
[Bloomberg]
NKorea on damage control at Asia security meeting
[AP]
Japan PM: Ex-NKorean spy visit will help abductees
[AP]

China/Taiwan
US Navy head calls China’s intentions ‘opaque’
[AP]
Taiwan-China flight negotiations hit snag
[AP]
Growing China oil spill threatens sea life, water
[AP]
More than 700 dead in Chinese floods
[CNN]

Central/South Asia
Karzai’s road map for reforms wins diplomats’ support at Afghan conference
[WaPo]
Water Dispute Increases India-Pakistan Tension
[NYT]
U.S. Forces Step Up Pakistan Presence
[WSJ]
Insurgents behead 6 Afghan police in north: NATO
[AP]

Middle East [non-Israel/Palestine related]
Iran says scientist provided information on CIA
[AP]
New sanctions crimp Iran’s shipping business as insurers withhold coverage
[WaPo]
Turkey foreign minister meets with Hamas leader
[BBC]
Don’t blame Europe for Turkey’s moves away from the West
[LAT]

Israel/Palestine
Israeli shelling kills Gaza militant, wounds 7
[Reuters]
Abbas: Specific US assurances on borders needed
[AP]
Israel to restrict white phosphorus use in future wars
[BBC]
Israel to Deploy Hi-Tech Anti-Rocket System
[VOA]

Africa
Chad should arrest Sudan’s Bashir-rights group
[Reuters]
Darfur Jem rebels sign deal to stop child soldiers
[BBC]
Dozens killed in clashes between Somali government forces and Islamist militants
[WaPo]
Somali pirates release 2 ships
[CNN]

Europe/UK
Cameron says Britain won’t investigate release of Lockerbie bomber
[WaPo]
BP denies CEO leaving as it readies asset sales
[Reuters]
U.S.: Russian cheating on START is insignificant
[Wash Times]
Police: 2 killed in Russian power station attack
[AP]
Spain predicts thaw in US and EU ties with Cuba
[AP]
UN court orders retrial for former Kosovo premier
[AP]
Scientists find most massive star ever discovered
[AP]

Americas
Cuba ready to free more political prisoners: parliament chief
[AFP]
GAO report: Mexico drug aid needs better oversight
[AP]
Chavez says government has stake in opposition broadcaster
[CNN]

Domestic
Firing of USDA official highlights larger political problems involving race
[WaPo]
RNC fails to report $7M in debt to FEC
[Wash Times]
Media Seek Looser Guantánamo Rules
[NYT]

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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 05.17.10

May 17, 2010

Daily International News
May 17, 2010

Japan/Korea
Reports: Hatoyama, Clinton to discuss US base
[AP]
U.S. nixes Japan’s proposed new Futemma base relocation site
[Kyodo]
Warning shots fired in Korean navy border skirmish
[BBC]
Shirts worn by Japan PM Yukio Hatoyama draw derision
[BBC]

China/HK
Hong Kong activists win back seats in by-election
[BBC]
U.S. urges China to keep an open technology policy
[Reuters]
Mission to free Chinese oil workers kidnapped in Yemen
[BBC]
Rio Tinto executives lose appeal in Chinese court
[BBC]
6 wounded, assailant killed, in new China rampage
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Rogue Thailand general who backed protests dies
[BBC]
Filipino Muslim rebels open to talks with Aquino
[AP]

Central/South Asia
Maoist kill eight villagers in ‘revenge’ attack
[AFP]
Afghan religious leader killed
[Al-Jazeera]
Airplane with 43 on board crashes in Afghanistan
[Reuters]

Middle East
Mitchell to Return as Palestinians Get Ready for ‘Endgame’
[Bloomberg]
Iran to ship uranium to Turkey in nuclear deal
[AP]
Iraq PM suffers blow as Baghdad recount shows no change
[CNN]
Explosion at Turkish coal mine traps 32 workers
[AP]

Africa
Somali fighting kills 24, PM says government stays
[Reuters]

Europe
Labour minister Liam Byrne left note on desk: ‘There’s no money left’
[Times UK]
Russia’s Medvedev in Ukraine visit to boost ties
[BBC]
Killer of ex-Iranian PM could be freed in France
[AP]
Europe: 1,000 flights affected due to volcanic ash
[AP]
Flash floods force over 2,000 Hungarians to evacuate
[Reuters]

Americas/Domestic
Pakistani’s arrest in Chile ‘a misunderstanding,’ parents say
[CNN]
BP Reports Some Success in Capturing Leaking Oil
[NYT]
GOP filibuster unlikely on Kagan nomination
[AP]
In U.S. visit, Mexican president to discuss drug war, immigration
[WaPo]