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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 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 11.29.10

November 29, 2010

Daily International News
November 29, 2010

WikiLeaks
NYT WikiLeaks Tranche Release
[NYT]

Leaked U.S. Cables Expose Tensions With China
[WSJ]
Iran May Have North Korean Missiles, WikiLeaks Shows
[Bloomberg]

WikiLeaks’ unveiling of secret State Department cables exposes U.S. spying
[WaPo]
Iran dismisses Wikileaks release
[BBC]
Israeli PM: Release of memos could hurt diplomacy
[AP]
US memos: Iran armed Hezbollah through ambulances
[AP]
Israel says Arabs agree on Iran threat
[AP]

Northeast Asia
South Korea Warns North Against New Attack
[NYT] and Lee Vows North Korea Will Pay as China Calls for Talks [Bloomberg]
SKorea cancels new artillery drill on tense island
[AP]

From 11/28 South Korea-US military exercises stoke tensions [BBC]
China seeks emergency meeting on Koreas
[LAT]

China’s North Korean Alliance Risks Alienating Trading Partners
[Bloomberg]
Chinese dissident released after 12-year jail term
[AP]
China AIDS death toll up nearly 20,000 in a year
[AFP]
Okinawa governor wins second term, demands U.S. base be moved out of prefecture
[Mainichi]

Southeast Asia
From 11/28 UN envoy: Myanmar must address criticism of polls [AP]
Thai court dismisses governing party funding case
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Transparency Int’l Alleges Pakistan Threats
[WSJ]
‘Islamist militants killed’ in Kyrgyzstan raid
[BBC]
From 11/28 ‘Afghan policeman’ kills six Nato troops [BBC]

Middle East
Tariq Aziz sentenced on crimes against Iraqi Kurds
[AP]
Bomb Kills Iranian Nuclear Scientist
[NYT]

Africa
Egyptians demonstrate after flawed elections
[AP]
From 11/28 Libya: Sudan president not to attend EU-AU summit [AP]
Somali pirates hijack Malaysian-flagged ship
[AP]

Europe
Spanish debt rate hits eight-year high
[AFP]
Pro-European alliance ahead in Moldova elections
[AP]

Americas
12 out of 17 Haiti presidential candidates denounce election fraud
[BBC]

Aztecas gang boss Gallegos ‘admits Mexico murders’
[BBC]
Brazilian forces seize large drugs haul in Rio favela
[BBC]
U.N. climate talks seek to bridge rich-poor divide
[Reuters]

Domestic
From 11/28 “Don’t Ask” Showdown Looms in Senate This Week [Time]
Obama to Freeze Pay for Most Federal Workers for 2 Years
[NYT]
From 11/28 Review calls for State Department to focus more on civilian response to conflict [WaPo]
Wal-Mart to buy 51 percent of South Africa company
[AP]

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Daily International News 11.11.10

November 11, 2010

Daily International News
November 11, 2010

G20
Obama’s G-20 Misfire
[Daily Beast]
Pessimism pervades as G20 leaders show sharp split
[AP]
Koreans Should Take Pride in the G20 Summit
[Chosun]

Northeast Asia
Koreas
Obama Speech Marks Shift on North Korea
[NYT]
North Korea Exports $100 Million a Year in Arms, UN Report Says
[Bloomberg]
Pritchard reports work on NKorea’s Yongbyon building
[JoongAng]
N. Korea proposes talks on Mount Kumgang on Nov. 19: ministry
[Yonhap]
South Korea, U.S. fail to resolve trade deal row
[Reuters]
China
China’s monitoring of activists surges post-Nobel
[AP]
Obama: US, China relationship stronger
[AP] and China, U.S. presidents agree to further boost ties [Xinhua]
China inflation jumps to 25-month high in October
[AP]
Mounting inflation pressure tests Chinese policy makers
[Xinhua]

Southeast Asia
Burma court rejects Suu Kyi appeal
[BBC]
Australia refugee law case trumps government policy
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
India for UNSC: Pakistan cabinet criticises US support
[India Times]
Pirates hijack ship near India with 31 crew aboard
[AP]
Reports: Bomb rocks Pakistan’s largest city
[AP]
U.K. Commander Offers Different Afghan Timetable
[WSJ]
Audio recording reveals fraud in Afghan election
[AP]

Middle East
Iraq deadlock ends, al-Maliki to stay on as PM
[AP]
U.S. Blocks Iran’s Bid for a U.N. Board Seat
[NYT]
Iran accuses IAEA of leaking information to US
[AP]
Clinton seeks ‘way forward’ in stalled Mid-East talks
[BBC]
Hamas and Fatah fail to reach agreement
[Reuters]

Africa
Emergency polio campaign in 3 African nations
[AP]
Five Somalis deny US piracy charges
[BBC]
Tropical disease kills 300 in Southern Sudan
[AP]

Europe
ANALYSIS-UN watchdog may struggle to cope with atom revival
[Reuters]
Russian ‘double agent’ named by Moscow newspaper
[BBC]
Iceland investigates possible US embassy spying
[AP]
Italy rivals fail to break political deadlock
[Reuters]
Michelle Obama honors US troops in Germany
[AP]

UK
Facing austerity, Britain proposes cuts in welfare and education
[NYT]
UK PM calls for prosecutions after violent demo
[AP]
Nick Clegg regrets signing anti-tuition fees pledge
[BBC]
Britain to Tape Traders’ Cell Phones to Fight Fraud
[NYT]

Americas/Domestic
Foreign media ‘focus too much on Mexico drug violence’
[BBC]
Kerry says December looks good for New START
[FP]
Sources: Pentagon group finds there is minimal risk to lifting gay ban during war
[WaPo]
F.D.A. Unveils Proposed Graphic Warning Labels for Cigarette Packs
[NYT]
White House Gives In On Bush Tax Cuts
[HuffPo]
Rifle squad honors vets with 57,000 goodbyes
[AP]
A Careless Man: What the Bush Memoir Reveals
[Time]
Christine O’Donnell fighting ‘late night terrorism’ from Bill Maher
[WaPo]
Michele Bachmann drops leadership bid
[Politico]

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Daily International News 09.20.10

September 20, 2010

Two days before Politics Pwn3d’s UNGA trip, here’s a special highlight on what’s going on at the United Nations.

Daily International News
September 20, 2010

United Nations
Is Clinton’s CGI the New U.N.?
[Daily Beast]
John Bolton Op-ed: Obama’s U.N. Record [AEI]
Global spotlight on helping world’s poor
[AP]
Africa: Continent’s Children to Take Centre Stage At UN Assembly
[All Africa]
From 9.19 U.N. struggles to prove its relevance [WaPo]
From 9.18 U.N. Poverty Goals Face Accountability Questions [NYT]

Northeast Asia
Japan/China
Japan urges China to act calmly in islands row
[BBC]
Boat collision sparks anger, breakdown in China-Japan talks
[WaPo]
China says it won’t repeat Japan’s mistake
[WSJ]
From 9.19 China official rebuffs Geithner over yuan [BBC]
Arrests in China over milk tainted with melamine
[BBC]
Koreas
IAEA chief notes “serious concern” about NKorea
[AP]
N. Korea must apologize for ship sinking if it wants large food aid from S. Korea: official
[Yonhap]
North Korea football side beat Middlesbrough team
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
‘Islamist gunmen’ kill 23 soldiers in Tajikistan
[BBC]
UK troops leave Helmand’s Sangin
[BBC]
Afghan vote observers: Fraud must be investigated
[AP]
From 9.19 Bodies of three kidnapped election workers are found in Afghanistan [WaPo]
Kashmir separatists shun India talks to end violence
[Reuters]
Officials: US drones kill 6 militants in Pakistan
[AP]

Middle East
Bahrain revokes citizenship of top Shiite cleric
[AP]
From 9.19 Twin blasts in Baghdad ‘kill 23’ [BBC]
Iran’s Ahmadinejad Says He’s Ready to Discuss Nuclear Issue
[Bloomberg]
US to keep pressuring Iran over nuclear program
[AP]
Iran’s leader proposes prisoner swap with US
[Boston Globe]
From 9.19 Freed U.S. hiker appeals for others’ release [WaPo]
From 9.19 US and Iran battle for Syrian affections [The National]
From 9.19 Armenian mass a sign of growing tolerance [FT]

Africa
French soldiers hunt for abducted workers in Niger
[AP]
Nigeria: Constitutional Crisis Looms as INEC Seeks Extension
[All Africa]
South Africa’s Jacob Zuma attacks ANC divisions
[BBC]
Sudan ‘too slow’ on referendum: Norway
[AFP]

Europe/UK
Swedish ruling coalition looks to block far-right from power
[DW]
France raises terror security, new threat reported
[AP]
War crimes prosecutor: Keep pressure on Serbia
[AP]
Liberal Democrats vote against free schools and more academies
[Guardian]
Beer lovers gather for Oktoberfest
[Guardian]

Americas/Domestic
Colombia claims to have killed 22 rebels in major offensive
[AFP]
More House Democrats stressing independence from Pelosi, Obama
[WaPo]
From 9.19 Obama Aides Weigh Bid to Tie the G.O.P. to the Tea Party [NYT]

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Daily International News 08.20.10

August 20, 2010

Happy World Humanitarian Day!

Daily International News
August 20, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
Nuclear talks discussed at China-North Korea meeting
[BBC]
North Korea reportedly joins Facebook
[AP]

The Trouble with Kim Jong-il’s Succession
[Chosun]
South Korea pastor arrested on return from North visit
[BBC]
N. Korea lukewarm to children’s forest in DMZ: U.S. teenage boy
[Yonhap]
Iran sanctions challenge South Korea to balance interests
[WaPo]

China/Japan
Official: Attack in western China targeted police
[AP]
Okada to visit India, Thailand to discuss nuke pact, journalist’s death
[Kyodo]
Japan man ‘kept dead mother in a backpack’
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Thai court rules arms dealer suspect Bout can be extradited to U.S.
[CNN]

Myanmar junta proxy party opens offices
[AP]
Australia election rivals neck and neck
[BBC]

Central/South Asia
Pakistan to clamp down on Islamist militant charities
[Reuters]
Pakistan accepts Indian aid for flood relief
[WaPo via AP]

Karzai: Anti-corruption units can be independent
[AP]
Bodies recovered after attack on Afghan road crew
[AP]
US official denies ‘threat’ over loan and Bhopal leak
[BBC]
Indian MPs get their pay more than tripled
[BBC]

Middle East
Israelis and Palestinians to Resume Talks, Officials Say
[NYT]
U.S. Assures Israel That Iran Threat Is Not Imminent
[NYT]

Al Qaeda claims responsibility for attack in Iraq
[Reuters]
Iraq: What Will the Remaining 50,000 U.S. Troops Do?
[TIME]
New restrictions provoke unusually strong wave of criticism among Jordanians
[WaPo]

Africa
Benin MPs want president impeached over fraud scandal
[BBC]
Swazi anger at prince’s HIV exaggeration claim
[BBC]

UK/Europe
Britain tells Libya not to celebrate Lockerbie bomber anniversary
[CNN]

Barclays agrees to forfeit $298 million to settle sanction violations charges
[WaPo]
Nick Clegg: Lib Dems not damaged by Tory coalition
[BBC]
France pushes on with Roma expulsions
[AFP]

Americas
Wyclef Jean reportedly excluded from list of Haiti presidential candidates
[LAT]
Calderon: Mexico should consider anonymous judges
[AP]

Domestic
NY mosque imam: extremism is global threat
[AP]
It’s Obama Versus Bush as Growth Slows Before November Election
[Bloomberg]
Roger Clemens Indicted for Obstruction, Lying About Steroid Use
[Bloomberg]
US police catch ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ fugitive couple
[BBC]

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Daily International News 07.30.10

July 30, 2010

Daily International News
July 30, 2010

Koreas
North Korea UN talks go ahead after US military drill
[BBC]
U.N. Command, DPRK to meet again next month [Xinhua]
New details point to sinking by N. Korean torpedo
[Wash Times]
North Korean diplomats seize books on Kim in Myanmar
[Reuters]
US ‘carefully watching’ Myanmar-NKorea talks
[AP]
S. Korean PM offers to resign a second time
[CNN]

China/HK
U.S. takes a tougher tone with China
[WaPo]
China reiterates “indisputable” sovereignty over South China Sea islands
[Xinhua]
US to press China, others on Iran sanctions
[AP]
China disagrees with EU’s unilateral sanctions on Iran [Xinhua]
China ‘jails three Uighurs’ for website work
[BBC]
China to crack down on pro-Cantonese protesters
[Reuters]
US expert: China oil spill far bigger than stated
[AP]
EDF agrees £5.8bn sale of UK networks to Li Ka-Shing
[BBC]

SE Asia/Pacific
Sri Lanka TV station firebombed
[BBC]

WikiLeaks
Taliban furious, says we’ll punish WikiLeaks informers
[Hindustan Times]
Computer Evidence Ties Leaks to Soldier
[WSJ]
Afghan war spending faces new scrutiny
[WaPo]
Al-Qaida ‘planned 9/11 style attack on Kabul’
[Guardian]

AfPak [non-WikiLeaks related]
Dutch Troops To Leave Afghanistan
[AFP]
July becomes deadliest month for U.S. troops in Afghanistan
[CNN]
Officials: Floods kill at least 430 in Pakistan
[AP]

Middle East
Mahmoud Abbas preparing to hold direct talks with Israel, say diplomats
[Telegraph]
Rocket from Gaza hits Israeli city, no injuries
[AP]
Is Peres trying to convince Palestinians to refuse direct talks?
[Haaretz]
Hariri hit suspect is Hizbullah bigwig
[J-Post]
Syrian and Saudi leaders visit Beirut to defuse tension
[BBC]
Opponents of Gamal Mubarak ridicule posters
[The National]

Africa
Central African Republic election delayed to Jan.
[AP]
Scores die of cholera in Cameroon
[CNN]
Robert Mugabe loses political ally as younger sister Sabina dies
[Telegraph]

Europe
Italy in political turmoil as Berlusconi party implodes
[Reuters]
New START: Too modest to merit partisan bickering
[WaPo]
US Embassy workers in France tested after suspicious letter
[AP]
Truck Drivers in Greece Defy an Order to End Their Strike
[NYT]
20 dead as forest fires rage across Russia
[AP]

Domestic
Lockerbie senator considers sending investigators to Britain
[Telegraph]
Arizona Seeks September Appeal Hearing on Immigration Ruling
[Bloomberg]
Obama Immigration Victory Adds to Pressure for Federal Action
[Bloomberg]
Rangel Case Poses Test for Democrats as Elections Near
[NYT]
SEC charges billionaire Texas brothers who donate to GOP with fraud
[WaPo]
U.S. Economic Growth Slowed to 2.4% Rate in 2nd Quarter
[NYT]
Disney Sells Miramax for $660 Million [NYT]

Americas
Wyclef Jean steps toward Haitian presidential race
[Reuters]
Neighbors fail to end Venezuela-Colombia rift
[Reuters]
The ‘Dangerous’ Border: Actually One of America’s Safest Places
[Time]
U.S. closes consulate in Mexico’s Ciudad Juarez
[Reuters]
Troops kill senior ‘capo’ of mighty Mexico cartel
[AP]
62 cops linked to drug cartels arrested in Mexico
[CNN]