Posts Tagged ‘flotilla’

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Daily International News 07.19.11

July 19, 2011

Daily International News
July 19, 2011

ASEAN Regional Forum
Clinton with no plans to meet N. Korean FM in Bali: State Dept.
[Yonhap]
Asian ministers discuss South China Sea, security
[AP]
ASEAN Ministers Urged to Pursue Early Agreement on China Sea
[VOA]

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan bans Fukushima beef shipments
[BBC]

Japan’s crippled nuclear plant reaches stability
[AP]
Typhoon Ma-On hits Japan
[Al Jazeera]
Koreas
Ruling party leader sees little progress in resumption of inter-Korean talks
[Yonhap]
EU seeks nuke-free N. Korea with better human rights record
[Kyodo]
S. Korea expected to approve civilian flour aid for N. Koreans
[Yonhap]
North Korea fakes news photo again
[Korea Herald]
S. Korean premier expresses ‘deep regret’ on islet flap with Japan
[Kyodo]
China/Taiwan
Xinjiang police attack was terrorism, China says
[BBC] and Several rioters gunned down in Xinjiang police station attack [Xinhua]

China protests planned Philippine trip to Spratlys
[AP]
China’s Xi vows to speed up Tibet’s development while fighting separatism
[Xinhua]
Taiwan under threat of 1,400 Chinese missiles: report
[Kyodo]
China executes corrupt Hangzhou and Suzhou officials
[BBC]
China’s online population rises to 485 million
[AP]
Baidu signs deal with music labels
[BBC]

Southeast Asia
Myanmar’s Suu Kyi leads memorial march for father
[AP]
Myanmar marks 64th anniversary of Martyr’s Day, Suu Kyi attends
[Kyodo]
9 feared dead after helicopter crash on Thai-Myanmar border
[Kyodo]
Philippines extrajudicial killings continue, says HRW
[BBC]
Malaysian ‘teapot cult’ woman loses Islam legal bid
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Clinton in India for Talks on Regional Security, Nuclear Trade
[Bloomberg]
Clinton pushes India on nuclear law, market access
[Reuters]
US will press Pak as ‘hard’ as possible on terror: Hillary Clinton
[Times of India]
Pakistan gets 1st woman foreign minister
[Kyodo]
NATO gives security to Afghans in eastern capital
[AP]

Middle East
10 reported killed in Syrian shooting at funeral
[AP]
Syria faces tougher sanctions from EU
[Al Jazeera]
Iran says it is installing ‘better’ nuclear centrifuges
[BBC]

Israeli navy seizes Gaza-bound yacht
[Reuters]

Africa
Egypt cabinet to be sworn in on PM’s return – sources
[Reuters]
US and Libya in face-to-face talks
[Guardian]

Leaked report hints at Sudan war crimes
[Al Jazeera]
Size of crisis slows Somalia relief efforts
[Al Jazeera]
Guinean president escapes assassination bid at home
[Reuters]
Gbagbo loyalists ‘no longer a threat’ in Ivory Coast
[AFP]

Europe
Murdochs promise day of political theatre
[FT]
News Corp. Said to Consider Elevating Chase Carey to CEO
[Bloomberg]
Sean Hoare death: postmortem being held on hacking whistleblower
[Guardian]
European policymakers struggle for united front to save Greece
[Guardian]
Ivo Sanader, Croatia’s ex-PM, extradited from Austria
[BBC]
Swiss trial opens for 3 accused eco-terrorists
[AP]
Strauss-Kahn daughter questioned in French probe
[AP]
Cyprus president asks minister to stay on as coalition falters
[Reuters]
Pope accepts archbishop’s resignation due to sex scandal
[AP]

Americas
Chile’s President Pinera changes team after protests
[BBC]
Chavez to run in 2012 poll, says Venezuela minister
[BBC]

Domestic
Clinton Exclusive: I would use 14th amendment to raise debt ceiling
[National Memo]

Debt Deal Search Intensifies
[WSJ]
GOP split over McConnell plan
[POLITICO]
‘Cut, cap and balance’ unlikely to end debt ceiling struggle
[CNN]
The scramble for South Carolina
[POLITICO]
Cain: Romney’s religion a bar to GOP nod
[TWT]
Sen. Chuck Schumer tries reviving immigration bill
[POLITICO]
Warren mulls run against Scott Brown
[The Hill]
Atlantis shuttle undocks from space station
[BBC]
Yao set to retire from basketball Wednesday
[AP]

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Daily International News 06.28.11

June 28, 2011

Daily International News
June 28, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan utility behind damaged nuke plant apologizes
[AP]
Tepco gets to keep nuclear reactors despite shareholder ire
[Reuters]
Koreas
‘Kim to Russia’ Gathering Media Steam
[Daily NK]
North Korea shuts down universities for 10 months
[Telegraph]

North Korea slashes food rations: aid worker
[AFP]
China/Taiwan
Beijing seeks nearly $2 million from Ai Weiwei
[AP]

Top Chinese leaders to meet with Sudan’s Bashir
[Xinhua]
China stops short of backing warrant for Gadhafi
[AP]
Chinese premier urges redoubled efforts to promote China-Germany business ties
[Xinhua]
China insists on bilateral talks to resolve South China Sea disputes
[Xinhua]
South China Sea disputes could lead to Asian war – report
[Reuters]
China rejects US Senate criticism over sea dispute
[AP]
Ma says Taiwan’s US F-16 bid ‘not going smoothly’
[AP]

First group of individual tourists leaves mainland for Taiwan
[Xinhua]
Taiwan ex-leader gets green light for jail writing
[AFP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
U.S., Philippine navies kick off 11-day joint exercise
[Xinhua]
Khmer Rouge defendant challenges genocide tribunal
[AP]
Suu Kyi via video: Dropping non-violent protest is ‘possible’
[BBC]

Film star Yeoh ‘deported from Myanmar’
[Al Jazeera]

South/Central Asia
Afghan, NATO forces nab militant dressed as woman
[AP]
Afghanistan’s central bank chief quits
[Al Jazeera]

Middle East
Yemen president’s TV speech ‘after Thursday’
[Al Jazeera]

Hamas says Gaza ready to receive flotilla
[Xinhua]
Gaza flotilla ship ‘sabotaged by divers’
[Al Jazeera]
Iran test fires 14 missiles
[Xinhua]

Turkish parliament to open amid boycott
[Al Jazeera]

Africa
Egypt court orders local councils dissolved
[Al Jazeera]
Prosecutor presses inner circle on Gadhafi arrest
[AP]
Qaddafi Has Few Options as Indictment Limits Exile Destinations
[Bloomberg]
Fresh protests hit Senegal’s capital
[Al Jazeera]
Somali parliament approves new prime minister
[AP]

Europe
Protesters clash with riot police in Athens strike
[AP]
Berlusconi ally warns of government fall over austerity
[Reuters]
U.S. Endorses France’s Lagarde as New I.M.F. Chief
[NYT]
IMF could pick Lagarde as chief as soon as Tuesday
[AP]

Spain plans new reforms before legislature ends
[Reuters]
Russia to resume buying Dutch, Belgian vegetables
[AP]
Doctors vote against cutting UK abortion time limit from 24 to 20 weeks
[Guardian]

Domestic
W.H. mum on Dalai Lama meeting
[POLITICO]

Court Conservatives Prevail
[WSJ]
NY’s Gay Marriage Law May Give Economic Boon
[Bloomberg]
Michele Bachmann’s thin legislative résumé
[POLITICO]
Obama, Republicans Focus on Narrower Deal on U.S. Debt as Deadline Nears
[Bloomberg]
Los Alamos residents evacuate as wildfire approaches
[LA Times]
Gabrielle Giffords Appears With Mark Kelly for Spaceflight Medal Ceremony
[ABC]
Report: Anthony Weiner playing powerbroker
[POLITICO]

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Daily International News 06.27.11

June 27, 2011

Daily International News
June 27, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan PM adds Cabinet jobs on tsunami, nuke crisis
[AP]
Japan trips in key effort to cool nuclear reactors
[Reuters]
Radioactive cesium from Fukushima expected to reach U.S. West Coast in 5 years
[Mainichi]
Tepco treats radioactive water at Fukushima plant
[BBC]
Koreas
Russia prepares for possible visit by North Korea’s Kim
[Reuters]
N. Korea to hold ‘Arirang’ mass games from Aug. 1
[Kyodo]
Seoul to send delegation to seized North Korea resort
[Reuters]
China
Kurt Campbell: China’s Military Expansion Raises Concerns in Asia-Pacific
[VOA]
China and Vietnam Agree to Talks on South China Sea Dispute
[NYT]
China activist Hu Jia under house arrest, wife says
[BBC]
UK PM signs China deals but urges respect for human rights
[BBC]
Sudan president’s arrival in China delayed
[AP]
China tests Beijing-Shanghai bullet train
[BBC]
US cable: China official, Taiwanese spy had affair
[AP]
Chinese immigrants in Paris say they’re being systematically attacked
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Cambodia: First hearing ex-Khmer Rouge leaders’ trial
[BBC]
Japanese gov’t official arrives in Myanmar
[Kyodo]
Malaysian activists detained over banned rally
[BBC]
Philip Morris battles Australia on cigarette packaging
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Karzai accuses Pakistan of shelling
[Al Jazeera]
Pakistan expels British counter-terrorism trainers
[Reuters]
Pakistan’s Taliban vow attacks on West
[Reuters]
Gunmen kill senior Pakistani Taliban commander
[AP]

Middle East
Yemen’s Saleh to reappear as violence grips south
[Reuters]
Lebanon expects Hariri indictments soon
[Reuters]
Bahrain tries more medics accused in protests
[AP]
Iran parliament summons Ahmadinejad for questioning
[Reuters]
Israel drops threat to deport, ban journalists for covering flotilla
[AP]
Palestinians seek support for UN recognition
[AP]
Turkey police disperse pro-Kurdish protesters
[Al Jazeera]
Syria dissidents meet in Damascus to discuss transition
[BBC]

Africa
ICC issues Gaddafi arrest warrant
[Al Jazeera] 
Libya: Fierce fighting south-west of Tripoli
[BBC]
Somalia: Three Britons pardoned by president
[BBC]

Europe
Greek lawmakers poised to debate on austerity plan
[BBC]
Bill on Humane Slaughter Yields New Front for Muslim Tensions in Netherlands
[NYT]
E. coli death toll up to at least 47
[AP]
Knox trial: Convicted Ivorian to testify
[AP]

Americas
Hugo Chavez’s brother talks of armed struggle
[AP]

Domestic
Michele Bachmann stresses Iowa roots
[POLITICO]
New York City ‘I Do’ Campaign Woos Same-Sex Weddings After State Approval
[Bloomberg]
After N.Y. vote, Clinton talks to gays
[POLITICO]
Cops on trial over Katrina killings
[Al Jazeera]
LulzSec done after 50 days of hacks
[WaPo]
Obama Targets $72 Billion Business Tax Break
[Bloomberg]
Casey Anthony’s murder trial resumes in Fla.
[AP]

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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 01.24.11

January 24, 2011

Daily International News
January 24, 2011

International
At Davos, Long List of Problems Awaits World Leaders
[NYT]
Topsy-Turvy Weather: U.S. Is Frigid, Arctic Balmy
[NYT]
UN chief criticized as soft on human rights
[AP]
Rights group says democracies ignore abuses
[AP]

SOTU
SOTU forecast: Atmospherics over policy
[Politico]
Reducing the deficit and growing the economy will be the hot topics in 2011
[WaPo]
Obama to Stress Competitiveness, Job Creation, Deficit Reduction in Speech
[Bloomberg]
Why Obama Won’t Touch Gun Control
[Daily Beast]
Ryan’s star rising with Obama rebuttal
[TWT]

Northeast Asia
China
China stealth fighter ‘copied parts from downed US jet’
[BBC]
Chinese firm tied to steel used in Iran nukes
[TWT]
China Grooming Deft Politician as Next Leader
[NYT]
Crop warning over China drought
[BBC]
GM’s China sales pass US for first time in history
[AP]
Koreas
S Korea mulls talks with DPRK over denuclearization
[Xinhua]
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State to Visit Seoul This Week
[Chosun]
Pirates may be flown to Korea for punishment
[JoongAng] and Official: Pirates may try to avenge SKorean rescue [AP]
State media: North Korea’s Kim meets Egyptian telecom CEO
[AP]
Japan
Japan, Turkey to discuss civil nuclear agreement
[Kyodo]
Miyazaki chickens found to have highly virulent flu virus
[Kyodo]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
ASEAN foreign ministers head to China by road to show connectedness
[Kyodo]
5 Americans missing in Pacific land in Philippines
[AP]
Indonesia troops jailed over Papua abuse video
[BBC]
Indonesia to sign $15bn deals with India
[FT]
Filipino broadcaster shot dead, suspect arrested
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Taseer’s accused assassin’s hearing draws protest
[UPI]
Delhi games chiefs Suresh Kalmadi and Lalit Bhanot sacked [BBC]
Afghan Supreme Court to rule on parliament opening
[Reuters]
Uzbek leader Islam Karimov in EU talks
[BBC]

Middle East
PA negotiators reject leaked ‘Palestinian Papers’ report
[Al Jazeera]
Commission finds Israeli commandos acted appropriately in raid on aid flotilla
[WaPo]
Hezbollah, Allies Back Ex-Premier Mikati to Head Lebanon’s Next Coalition
[Bloomberg]
Freed Yemeni activist vows more action vs president
[Reuters]
Two bombs kill 12 Shi’ites heading to rite in Iraq
[Reuters]

Africa
Thousands rally in Tunis as teachers strike
[AFP]
Egypt Links Palestinians to Attack at Church
[NYT]
Ivory Coast’s Ouattara calls for cocoa export ban
[AP]
Zimbabwe police ‘thwart property invasion’
[AFP]
Southern Sudan Nears a Decision on One Matter: Its New Name
[NYT]

Europe
At least 10 dead in Moscow airport blast – report
[Reuters]
Russia’s Khodorkovsky could face new charges – report
[Reuters]

Americas
Hillary Clinton to Visit Guanajuato, Mexico to Discuss Security, Trucking Issues
[Bloomberg]
Mexico: Hit man linked to Acapulco deaths caught
[AP]
Dominican Republic confirms first cholera death
[BBC]

Domestic
Obama poised for re-election in 2012, poll says
[TWT]
Jared Loughner, Ariz. shooting suspect, due in court Monday
[WaPo]
Long Island Muslims fear their congressman’s hearings could flame Islamophobia
[WaPo]
Postal Service Eyes Closing Thousands of Post Offices
[WSJ]
Allen to announce Senate bid Monday
[Politico]
Rendell to MSNBC, declares Casey “unassailable”
[Politico]

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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]

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Daily International News 08.12.10

August 12, 2010
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Daily International News
August 12, 2010

Northeast Asia
China
China’s army condemns South Korean-US sea drills
[AP]
Xinhua, China Mobile to establish internet search engine joint venture
[Xinhua]
China admits only foreigners hit by anti-trust law
[AP]
Group: Tibetan businessman gets life in prison
[AP]
Hopes fade for landslide survivors
[Global Times]
Hidden trillions widen China’s wealth gap – report
[Reuters]
Korea
Korean President to grant special pardons
[JAIB]
A day after Japan’s apology, ambassador looks to bright future
[JAIB]
Japan
Japan Hints at Yen Intervention
[WSJ]
Missing centenarians cause angst in aging Japan
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan
New Flood Warnings Raise Fears in Pakistan
[NYT]
President Zardari makes first visit to flood zone
[Dawn]
Holbrooke: Pakistan Aid Inadequate
[CFR]
Afghanistan
Aid group: Fighters not thieves killed 10 workers
[AP]
Unrest Is Undermining Hopes for Afghan Vote
[NYT]
India
India sets Aug. 31 deadline for BlackBerry info
[AP]
India rejects UK scientists’ ‘superbug’ claim
[BBC]
India approves caste-based census
[BBC]
Kazakhstan
Two dead in Kazakh prison riot
[BBC]

Middle East
Israel/PA
Israel said to reject Palestinian formula for talks
[Reuters]
Resistance on Gaza flotilla more than expected, Israeli military chief says
[WaPo]
Iran/Iraq
Iran TV airs ‘confession’ from woman facing stoning
[BBC]
Iraq army ‘not ready’ until 2020
[Al Jazeera]
White House: US on track to end Iraq combat role
[AP]
Murr slams ‘conditional’ US military aid
[Daily Star]
Kuwait
US to sell Kuwait Patriot anti-ballistic missile system
[BBC]

Africa
South Sudan independence vote ‘risks being derailed’
[AFP]
Moroccan police ‘break up 18-strong militant cell’
[BBC]
Uganda LRA rebels ‘on massive forced recruitment drive’
[BBC] Original Report: CAR/DR Congo: LRA Conducts Massive Abduction Campaign [HRW]
Grenade Strikes Rwanda’s Capital Two Days After Election
[NYT]

Europe
Greek economy shrinks, jobless rate jumps
[Telegraph]
French police dismantle some 40 Gypsy camps
[AP]
Deadly fires rage on in Portugal
[BBC]
UK
Sinn Fein: British, Irish talk with IRA dissidents
[AP]
BAA airport staff vote for strike action
[BBC]
British officers face charges over an attack on Babar Ahmad
[BBC]
Beckham no longer wanted by national team coach
[AP]

Americas
Brazil signs on to UN sanctions against Iran
[AFP]
Car bomb explodes in Colombian capital
[Reuters]
Guantanamo jury recommends 14 years for Al Qaeda cook
[LAT]
Suriname under scrutiny as ex-dictator returns
[AP]
Ecuador rocked by 6.9 quake, no major damage
[Reuters]

Domestic
Judge to rule on stay Thursday in Prop. 8 case
[AP]
Google-Verizon Pact May Herald Demise of Equal-Access Internet
[Bloomberg]
Senate hustles through $600M border bill
[WashTimes]
Despite Scandal, Rangel Draws a Crowd
[NYT]
Palin Joins Armey as Republicans Aid Tea Party Hostile Takeover [Bloomberg]
Get well, Robert Gibbs!
[Salon]
Stocks plunge as U.S. trade deficit is wider than expected
[WaPo]
100,000 in D.C. area without power after storm
[WashTimes]