Posts Tagged ‘FP’

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Daily International News 08.31.11

August 31, 2011

Daily International News
August 31, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
View: Japan Needs an Arab Spring
[Bloomberg]
New leadership of Japan’s ruling party under Noda launched
[Mainichi]
N. Korea urges new Japan leader to take action to improve ties
[Kyodo]
1 Japanese firm makes Forbes list of top 200 Asian SMES
[Kyodo]
Koreas
NKorea launches tours from China, snubbing SKorea
[AP]
Ultimate Frisbee lands in North Korea
[AP]
China, Russia rush to rebuild North Korea’s transport links
[Reuters]
S. Korean new unification minister vows “flexible” approach to DPRK
[Xinhua]
China
China says attacks thwarted as Pakistan president visits Xinjiang for Western expo
[Reuters]
China’s three new types of fighters conduct test flights
[Xinhua]
Tibetan monks get stiff prison terms in burning death
[LAT]
Aquino tells Hu S. China Sea dispute not just bilateral problem
[Kyodo]
Philippine leader urges China to boost investment
[AP]
China’s Wen says controlling inflation still goal
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Philippines slams ex-US envoy over cable remarks
[AP]
Australian Court Rejects Refugee Exchange Deal
[NYT]
Melbourne is world’s ‘most livable city’
[Al Jazeera]

South/Central Asia
British minister’s gaffe reveals position on Afghanistan
[CNN]
Suicide bomber kills 11 in Pakistan
[CNN]

Middle East
Israeli Amb.: Palestinian statehood vote could end all PA agreements with Israel and the U.S.
[FP]
Syrian troops raid Hama homes, residents say
[Reuters]
Bahrain activists blame police in boy’s death
[AP]

Africa
Libyans mark feast without Gaddafi, but war not over
[Reuters]
EU set to relax Libya sanctions
[AP]
Qaddafi Loyalists Reject Rebel Ultimatum
[NYT]
Libya conflict: Zimbabwe expels envoy Taher Elmagrahi
[BBC]
South Sudan denies backing South Kordofan rebels
[Reuters]
Nigeria says al Qaeda-linked man behind bomb on U.N.
[Reuters]
Flooding leaves 98 dead in southwest Nigeria
[Al Jazeera]
In Reversal, Hearing for Zuma Rival to Continue in Johannesburg
[NYT]
U.N. climate boss says Durban talks can deliver
[Reuters]

Europe
WikiLeaks says website was target of cyber attack
[Reuters]
Kosovan confesses to shooting U.S. airmen in Germany
[Reuters]
Exxon Reaches Arctic Oil Deal With Russians
[NYT]
Police Raid BP Offices in Moscow
[NYT]
Deadly explosions rip through Chechen capital
[Al Jazeera]
Portugal plans biggest cuts in 50 years
[FT]
Alistair Darling memoir to reveal rifts with ‘brutal’ Gordon Brown
[Guardian]
UK riots inquiry panel named by Nick Clegg
[Guardian]
London riots: Boy, 11, sentenced over bin theft in Romford
[BBC]
Notting Hill Carnival: Teenager charged over stabbing
[BBC]

Americas
US officials quit over Mexico gun flow probe
[BBC]
Bolivia officers convicted over 2003 massacre
[Al Jazeera]

Domestic
Perry Less Likely Than Romney to Beat Obama in 2012, Poll Shows
[Bloomberg]
Huntsman to offer tax, trade plan to create jobs
[AP]
Christine O’Donnell Re-Invited To Iowa Tea Party Rally Featuring Sarah Palin
[TPM]
Why The Super Committee’s New Tax Expert Could Be Key To Its Success
[TPM]
Colin Powell versus Dick Cheney
[WaPo]
Obama to Press Congress on Extending U.S. Transportation Funding
[Bloomberg]
Minorities become a majority in Washington region
[WaPo]
Glenn Beck: Is The Term ‘Colored’ Really Such A Bad Thing?
[TPM]
Maya Angelou says King memorial inscription makes him look ‘arrogant’
[WaPo]
Affidavits of Peace Corps volunteers tell stories of assault and frustration
[WaPo]
Pay for CEOs Tops Company Tax Burdens
[NYT]
Hurricane Cost Seen as Ranking Among Top Ten
[NYT]
Aid Workers Reach Vermont Towns Cut Off by Floodwaters
[NYT]

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Daily International News 08.30.11

August 30, 2011

Daily International News
August 30, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Yoshihiko Noda becomes Japan’s new prime minister
[BBC]
Japan’s new leader Noda sparks wariness in China
[AP]
Tokyo Electric to start Fukushima compensation in October
[Reuters]
Koreas
Suspected North Korean cyberattack on a bank raises fears for S. Korea, allies
[WaPo]
S. Korea replaces point man on N. Korea
[AFP]
WikiLeaks cable: Manila transit point for North Korean defectors
[ABC-CBN]
China/Taiwan
Bird flu deaths in Asia prompt call for scrutiny
[Reuters]
China’s air force to debut 2 new aerial teams
[AP]
China announces plans to boost secret detention powers
[Reuters]
Huntsman: China’s one-child policy causes instability and sex trafficking
[FP]
China Takes Aim at Rural Influx
[NYT]
Bank of America to sell shares in China’s CCB
[Al Jazeera]
China Central Bank Moves in Secret to Curb Lending
[WSJ]
19 China miners rescued after week, 3 more missing
[AP]
Taiwan’s prosecutor launches investigation into HIV-positive organ transplant case
[Xinhua]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Myanmar jails ex-army captain for dissent
[AP]

South/Central Asia
AP EXCLUSIVE: US-Taliban talks were making headway
[AP]
Rajiv Gandhi murder: Court stays hanging of plotters
[BBC]

Middle East
EU chief: UN bid ‘for Palestinians to decide’
[Al Jazeera]
Syrian protesters ‘killed’ after Eid prayers
[Al Jazeera]
Yemen’s Saleh commits to presidential elections: agency
[Reuters]
‘Al-Qaeda-linked fighters’ kill Yemen troops
[Al Jazeera]

Africa
Egyptians celebrate Eid without Mubarak, pray in Tahrir
[Reuters]
Libya rebel leaders give ultimatum to Gaddafi fighters
[BBC]
NTC seeks extradition of Qaddafi family from Algeria
[Al Jazeera]
Gaddafi to be handed over if he attempts to enter Algeria: media
[Xinhua]
NK yet to recognize Libya’s rebel NTC
[Korea Times]
Sudan sends complaint against South to U.N. Council
[Reuters]
Report: ‘Indiscriminate bombing’ in Sudan
[Al Jazeera]
Nigeria president vows more security after U.N. bomb
[Reuters]
Nigeria youths kill several Muslims during prayers
[Reuters]
Cholera outbreaks kill 46 in Nigeria’s north
[AP]
Dozens killed in Uganda landslides
[Al Jazeera]
South African Malema riots: Not in our name, say ANC
[Mail and Guardian]

Europe
French NATO jet collides with Lithuanian air force
[Reuters]
1 killed, 2 injured in shooting near Danish mosque
[AP]
Murdoch company puts other UK papers under review
[AP]
Spain lawmakers give first OK to deficit amendment
[AP]
Europe still can avoid double-dip recession: S&P
[Xinhua]

Americas
US scientists ‘knew Guatemala syphilis tests unethical’
[BBC]
Brazil to increase primary surplus and make room for cut in interest rates
[MercoPress]
Mexico arrests 5 linked to deadly casino attack
[Reuters]
Hugo Chavez tells supporters he’s beating cancer
[AP]
Chile acts against police over teen death
[Al Jazeera]

Domestic
Obama approval rating hits low mark
[POLITICO]
WikiLeaks Leaves Names of Diplomatic Sources in Cables
[NYT]
$30B wasted by DOD in Iraq, Afghanistan?
[POLITICO]
Former VP Cheney defends practice of waterboarding
[AP]
Republicans to Unveil Bill to Force Major Changes at the UN
[Bloomberg]
Muslim Americans say life is more difficult since 9/11
[WaPo]
U.S. Nuclear Operators Survey Damage, Boost Output After Irene
[Bloomberg]

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Daily International news 08.15.11

August 15, 2011

Daily International News
August 15, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan marks World War II surrender anniversary
[AP]
Japan grants visa to fugitive ex-Thai PM Thaksin
[Reuters]
Japan economy contracts for third straight quarter
[AP]
Koreas
N. Korea marks 66th anniversary of liberation from Japan rule
[Kyodo]
SKorean president calls for cooperation with North
[AP]
Dutchman returns home after detention in N. Korea: media report
[Yonhap]
S. Korea to deploy sub-killer torpedoes: report
[Kyodo]
China
Pakistan lets China see US helicopter
[FT]
Tibetan monk sets himself on fire in China
[BBC]
The South China Sea Is the Future of Conflict
[FP]
Locke Tells China U.S Pledged to Getting ‘Fiscal House in Order’
[Bloomberg]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Suu Kyi in first political trip beyond Yangon
[Al Jazeera]
Philippines Maguindanao governor survives bomb
[BBC]
Indonesia Ahmadiyah attack: Outrage over victim jailing
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Gilani says Pakistan wants friendly relations with India
[Indian Express]
U.S. consulate in India apologizes for diplomat’s gaffe
[POLITICO]
India PM: ‘Hunger strikes will not help fight graft’
[BBC]
Nepalese Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal resigns
[BBC]
Tajikistan trial for BBC reporter Urunboy Usmonov
[BBC]

Middle East
Syrian forces ‘shell Latakia’ for third day
[Al Jazeera]
More than 70 killed in attacks across Iraq
[WaPo] 
Turkish general in court on Sledgehammer ‘plot’ charges
[BBC]
Israel to build 277 homes in Ariel settlement in West Bank
[Reuters]

Africa
Egypt judge postpones Mubarak hearing to September 5
[Reuters]
Libya’s Security Chief Arrives in Cairo
[NYT]
Gaddafi defiant, rebels poised to strangle capital
[Reuters]
New flood of migrants flees Libya as Gadhafi promises ‘martyr blood’
[Deutsche Welle]
Tunisia police use tear gas to disperse protest
[Reuters]
Morocco pencils in November date for early election
[Reuters]
AP: Mogadishu food aid stolen; UN investigating
[AP]
UN urges probe into alleged Sudan war crimes
[AP]

Europe
Breivik reconstructs attack for Norway police
[Al Jazeera]
Russia foiled militant attack on bullet train-report [Reuters]
Europe Pressures Merkel to Accept Euro Bonds
[Der Spiegel]
Cameron: Riot-hit UK must reverse `moral collapse’
[AP]
UK: 100s of tons of oil leaked in North Sea spill
[AP]

Americas
Landslide victory for Kirchner with more votes than her main rivals together
[MercoPress]
Bickering U.S. sees Canada-Colombia deal take force
[Reuters]
Elite troops take sides in Mexican drugs wars
[Al Jazeera]
Cuba gay man and transgender woman marry
[BBC]

Domestic
Republican race snaps into focus with unlikely top tier of Romney, Bachmann, Perry
[WaPo]
Rick Perry makes first campaign outing
[POLITICO]
Ed Rendell: Hillary Clinton can’t resist White House run
[NY Post]
Obama Presses Economic Agenda in Midwest
[Bloomberg]
Geithner, Bernanke have little in arsenal to fight new crisis
[WaPo]
U.S. Stocks Open With Strong Gains
[NYT]
Google to Buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion
[NYT]
Five dead in stage collapse at Indiana State Fair
[BBC]
Rembrandt drawing stolen from hotel
[BBC]

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Daily International News 07.08.11

July 8, 2011

Daily International News
July 8, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan Prime Minister Naoto Kan sorry for nuclear mix-up
[BBC]
Japan’s nuclear industry credibility crumbles amid email scandal
[Reuters]
Koreas
North Koreans pay respects to late President Kim
[AP]
Parties agree to pursue single inter-Korean team for Olympics
[Korea Times]
NKorean Bootlegging: For the Love of Money
[FP]
China
China, Philippines agree not to let maritime disputes affect relations
[Xinhua]
China state media dismiss reports of Jiang’s death
[AP]
Xinjiang Riots Anniversary: Continued Suppression of Uighurs
[NTDTV]
Outspoken China author leaves homeland for Germany
[AP]
China orders offshore oil risks review after spill
[AP]
Nepalese bureaucrat fights for Tibetans’ rights
[The National]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Malaysia rally: Kuala Lumpur ‘to be locked down’
[BBC]
Bigger crowd greets vacationing Suu Kyi in Myanmar
[AP]
Thai PM-in-waiting denies plan to visit Thaksin to discuss lineup
[Xinhua]

South/Central Asia
Karachi violence, over 90 dead: Live updates
[Pakistan Tribune]
Pakistan slams US admiral’s allegation that it sanctioned journalist’s killing
[WaPo]
AP Interview: Al-Qaida still haunts terror chief
[AP]

Middle East
Syria condemns US ambassador’s visit to Hama
[Al Jazeera]
U.S., French envoys in Syria’s Hama for protests
[Reuters]
Syrians take to the streets as regime lashes at US
[AP]
Saleh appears on Yemen TV, bandaged and burnt
[The National]
Mullen accuses Iran of arming anti-U.S. forces in Iraq
[McClatchy]
Israel must apologise to normalise ties – Turk PM
[Reuters]
200 activists blocked from Israel flights: police
[Reuters]

Africa
Egyptians protest, demand justice after Mubarak
[AP]
Libyan rebels set for renewed push to Tripoli
[Reuters]
Senior Rebel Is Doubtful Qaddafi Can Be Routed
[NYT]
South Sudan counts down to independence
[BBC]
7,000 UN troops and 900 police for South Sudan
[AP]
Many ‘dying en route’ while fleeing Somalia drought
[AFP]

Europe
Ex-Cameron aide arrested in UK hacking scandal
[AP]
Strauss-Kahn faces investigation into writer’s attempted rape claims
[Guardian]
Berlusconi says he will not seek new term
[Reuters]
APNewsBreak: Visa again blocks funds for WikiLeaks
[AP]
Norway police seek to charge 3 over bomb plot – report
[Reuters]
Bosnians march in memory of Srebrenica massacre
[AP]
Georgia, Looking for Spies, Arrests Photographers
[NYT]

Americas
Honduras Truth Commission rules Zelaya removal was coup
[BBC]
US and Mexico end cross-border trucking dispute
[BBC]
Argentine economy, “a frying pan with boiling oil” says IMF top official
[MercoPress]

Domestic
Karmapa lama to travel to Washington DC
[Telegraph]
House presses ahead to complete $649B defense bill
[AP]
Unemployment rose to 9.2 percent as hiring stalls
[AP]
On gay marriage, President Obama must say ‘I do’
[POLITICO]
Father Discussed Adoption for Obama, Records Show
[NYT]
Talk of U.S. Social Security Cuts Meets Bipartisan Opposition in Congress
[Bloomberg]
Debt talks turn to tax reform
[POLITICO]
Obama Summons Lawmakers for ‘Hard Bargaining’
[Bloomberg]
Texas executes Mexican despite White House plea
[AP]
Failure in Iowa Straw Poll May Doom Pawlenty’s 2012 Presidential Effort
[Bloomberg]
Shuttle Atlantis launch forecast remains gloomy
[BBC]
Suspect in U.S. shootings commits suicide
[Reuters]

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Daily International News 06.06.11

June 6, 2011

Daily International News
June 6, 2011

Northeast Asia
China
China’s ’Worried’ Neighbors Question Pledges of Peace in South China Sea
[Bloomberg]
Chinese Defense Minister’s charm offensive falls flat
[FP]
China accuses Google of `political games’
[AP]

Li Na victory prompts calls for China sport reforms
[BBC]
Koreas
EU team to visit N. Korea to assess food situation
[Yonhap]

Gates: U.S. doesn’t want regime change in North
[JoongAng]
China’s Defense Minister Warns N. Korea Not to Take Any Risks
[Arirang]
N.Korea to set up economic zone on China border
[Straits Times]
5 North Korean defectors go to US to study and work
[Dong-A]

Brooking’s Pollack: N. Korea’s 3rd Nuke Test Likely to be HEU
[Arirang]
Japan
Pressure builds on Kan to resign
[FT]
Nintendo server attacked by hacking group Lulz Security
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Indonesia cleric rejects ‘terror trial’
[Al Jazeera]
NZ quake: Christchurch hit by magnitude-5.0 aftershock
[BBC]
Ship sinks off Indonesia’s Borneo, 18 dead
[AP]
Australian climate scientists receive death threats
[Guardian]

South/Central Asia
Steeper Pullout Is Raised as Option for Afghanistan
[NYT]

US drone strikes kill 18 in Pakistan
[Al Jazeera]
Police end Indian yoga guru’s fast
[Al Jazeera]

Middle East
Tenuous truce in Yemen amid uncertainty
[Al Jazeera]
Yemen opposition backs power transfer to vice-president
[BBC]
Syria police ‘killed in ambush’ in Jisr al-Shughour
[BBC]

UN nuclear agency seeks results from Syria
[AP]
Iran’s women footballers banned from Olympics because of Islamic dress
[Guardian]
New data suggests Iran military link – U.N. atom chief
[Reuters]

Israel sees Syrian hand in Golan clashes, 23 dead
[Reuters]
Rivals rally ahead of crucial Turkey vote
[Al Jazeera]
5 U.S. troops killed in Iraq, military says
[CNN]
Bahraini doctors who treated protesters face trial
[AP]

Africa
Libyan ‘rape victim’ heads to US for refuge
[Al Jazeera]

Rebels ‘wrest town from Gaddafi forces’
[Al Jazeera]
NATO chief to push nations for more help on Libya
[AP]
Nigerian speaker Dimeji Bankole arrested
[Guardian]

Europe
Preliminary E. coli tests at German farm prove negative
[Deutsche Welle]
Portugal Decisively Ends Leftist Rule
[WSJ]
Greece starts austerity push as nation seethes
[Reuters]
Geithner May Back Lagarde at IMF
[Bloomberg]
French regulator bars ‘Follow us on Twitter’ on TV
[AP]
Drugmakers cut vaccine prices for poorer nations
[Reuters]

Americas/Domestic
Leftist Humala declares victory in Peru election
[Reuters]
Exclusive – Rick Santorum Will Run for President: ‘We’re In It to Win’
[ABC]

WaPo Opinion: Romney’s flawed view of freedom
[WaPo]
Dems see chance for payback in 2012
[POLITICO]
Among GOP, anti-tax orthodoxy runs deep
[WaPo]
Joe Biden’s group faces new hurdles
[POLITICO]
White House preps for Merkel’s Tuesday visit
[AP]
Woman in Weiner case slams media
[POLITICO]
Strauss-Kahn pleads not guilty to sex charges
[Reuters]

Slowing U.S. Growth Prompts Optimists to Question Durability of Recovery
[Bloomberg]
Arizona Wallow Fire ‘uncontained’ and growing
[BBC]
Steve Jobs breaks medical leave to show off Apple’s iCloud
[Guardian]

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Daily International News 05.11.11

May 11, 2011

Daily International News
May 11, 2011

US-China S&ED Coverage
China rejects US criticism of human rights record
[BBC]
China-US make progress on trade but differences remain
[BBC]
U.S., China reach ‘milestone’ agreement on security, economic policy
[WaPo]
China-U.S. S&ED yields satisfactory outcome: Chinese vice premier
[Xinhua]
U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue creates new opportunities
[Xinhua]

Northeast Asia
China [non-S&ED]
Detained artist Ai Weiwei’s exhibits in UK
[AP]
Korean Bible instructor held following China raid
[AP]
Three ex-Xinhua Finance bosses face US fraud charges
[BBC]
Koreas
Pro-Pyongyang newspaper reacts coldly to Lee’s invitation
[Yonhap]
North Korea Readying New Surprise?
[The Diplomat]
U.S. evangelist Franklin Graham in N. Korea, meets foreign minister
[Kyodo]
U.S. ponders food-team trip to North
[JoongAng]
Debate rages about food aid to North Korea
[AP]
S. Korea, Japan Agree on 3-step Process to 6-party Talk Resumption
[Arirang TV]

Satellites show more poppy fields in the North
[JoongAng]
S. Korea urges North Korea to halt cyber attacks
[Kyodo]
S. Korea and N. Korea invited to field joint team in table tennis
[Yonhap]
Japan
Japan to set up govt-backed nuke compensation plan
[AP]
Japan nuclear operator seals radioactive water leak
[Reuters]
Kan orders probe into Fukushima failures
[FT]
Toyota quarterly profits drop but recovery expected
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Japan
U.N. envoy arrives in Myanmar to meet gov’t officials, Suu Kyi
[Kyodo]

Bangladesh rejects rights group’s criticism
[AP]

South/Central Asia
U.S. granted access to speak to bin Laden’s wives
[CNN]

Pakistan military aid safer than the economic aid
[FP]
Senator Kerry heads to Pakistan to smooth bin Laden fury
[Reuters]
Bin Laden Sons Say U.S. Broke International Law
[NYT]

Taliban resistance ‘under-estimated’ by Britain
[BBC]
India puts Pakistani army officers on “most wanted” list
[Reuters]
India’s Supreme Court rejects harsher Bhopal charges
[BBC]

Middle East
Hamas accepts 1967 borders, but will never recognize Israel, top official says
[Haaretz]

Syria tanks ‘shell’ protest city of Homs
[BBC]
Exclusive: Kuwait opens bid for Syrian seat on U.N. Human Rights Council
[FP]
Protests bring two Yemen cities to standstill, 2 dead
[Reuters]
Bahrain should set up torture investigation body – HRW
[Reuters]
Iraq to discuss extension of U.S. troops this month – PM
[Reuters]

Africa
Libya rebels ‘capture Misrata airport’
[BBC]

Ban Ki-Moon calls for Libya cease-fire as NATO assault intensifies
[WaPo]
Sudan: UN peacekeepers attacked in Abyei
[BBC]
Uganda opposition leader Kizza Besigye ‘allowed home’
[BBC]
Uganda’s anti-gay bill not on agenda after outcry
[AP]

Europe
Protesters clash during Greek strike
[FT]
German police raid homes of suspected extremists
[AP]
Lithuania jails Soviet commando for Medininkai shooting
[BBC]
Earthquake fever hits Rome as some fear “the big one” [Reuters]
Germany ‘could back Italy’s Draghi for ECB chief’
[AFP]
Clegg: Lib Dems to be ‘more muscular’ in coalition
[BBC]
David Cameron’s Prime Minister’s Questions – in full
[BBC]

Americas
FARC files show ties with Venezuela’s Chavez and Ecuador’s Correa
[Miami Herald]

Guatemalan Court Acquits Former President of Embezzling
[NYT]
Venezuela begins electricity rationing after blackouts
[BBC]

Domestic
President to Renew Muslim Outreach
[WSJ]
Obama administration boasting about border security
[WaPo]
Five Democratic Senators to watch in Obama debt meeting
[WaPo]
Gingrich is in, but can he win?
[WaPo]

Romney focused on outraising — by far — Republican presidential competitors
[WaPo]
Navy revokes guidance on same-sex marriages
[WaPo]
Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks about separation from Maria Shriver
[LAT]

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Daily International News 05.04.11

May 4, 2011

Daily International News
May 4, 2011

OBL News
Uzbekistan, North Korea ignore bin Laden news
[FP]

For Obama, Big Rise in Poll Numbers After Bin Laden Raid
[NYT]
Pakistan Says ‘Whole World’ Shared Failures of Intelligence on Bin Laden
[NYT]

Tensions Rise as U.S. Officials Press Pakistan for Answers
[NYT]
Holder concerned over revenge for bin Laden’s death
[TWT]
Bin Laden Raid Revives Debate on Value of Torture
[NYT]
Obama to lay wreath at Ground Zero
[AP]

Opinion: Pax bin Laden is no more [WaPo]
About 57 million watch Obama’s Sunday night bin Laden announcement
[WaPo]

Northeast Asia
Japan
Cables Show U.S. Concern on Japan’s Disaster Readiness
[NYT]

ADB sees ‘Asian Century’ by 2050 with Japan among key players
[Kyodo]
China
China Establishes New Internet Regulator
[NYT]
Friend says Chinese civil rights lawyer resurfaces
[AP]

China says US report on religious policy biased
[AP]
China urges U.S. to more fairly assess China’s IPR protection
[Xinhua]
China ready to strengthen cooperation with Japan in reconstruction, says VP
[Xinhua]
Koreas
NKorea detains 2 Japanese over drugs, fake money
[AP]
N. Korea confirms detention of two Japanese nationals
[Yonhap]
North Korean political prison camps growing – Amnesty
[BBC]
Original Report: Images reveal scale of North Korean political prison camps [Amnesty]
North Korea hands over British pilot’s remains
[AP]
S. Korea presses N. Korea to address provocations ahead of six-party talks
[Yonhap]
North Korea Seizes Cell Phones
[MobilMedia]
SKorean lawmakers ratify EU free trade deal
[AP]
White House ready to send Congress key trade deals
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Vietnam: Ethnic Hmong ‘in mass protest in Dien Bien’
[BBC]
Thailand-Cambodia border crossing reopens
[BBC]
U.S. wants Sri Lanka to act first on wartime rights violations
[Reuters]

South/Central Asia [non-OBL]
Afghanistan: Pakistan had to know bin Laden there
[AP]
NATO chief says Afghan mission on track after bin Laden
[Reuters]

Middle East
Palestinians say end division at Cairo ceremony
[Reuters] and Palestinian factions celebrate unity deal [Al Jazeera]

Gun, grenade attack on Turk police after PM rally
[Reuters]
‘Hundreds jailed’ over Syria protests
 [Al Jazeera]
Syrian leader: Army operation in south to end soon
[AP]

Africa
NATO chief says he favors financing Libyan rebels
[AP]
ICC prosecutor to seek arrest of 3 Libyans
[AP]

Libyan govt forces shell port as aid ship docks
[AP]
Dozens dead as Ivorian troops clash with militia
[Reuters]
Clashes in Sudan kill 20 near border, oil regions
[AP]
Muslim sect suspected of killing 5 in Nigeria
[AP] 
Sub-Saharan Africans Risk Everything to Flee Libya
[Der Speigel]

Europe
EU considers tightening border rules
[Al Jazeera]
London police under fire for G20 death
[Al Jazeera]
AV poll indicates crushing defeat for yes campaign
[Guardian]
Russian Is Charged in Absentia With Betraying Spies in U.S.
[NYT]
U.S., Romania announce plan for missile shield site
[TWT]
Prince Charles visits D.C. urban farm Common Good
[WaPo]

Americas
Incumbent casts big shadow over Peru election
[AP]
Colombia prosecutor suspends Bogota Mayor Samuel Moreno
[BBC]
Honduras drops ex-President Manuel Zelaya charges
[BBC]