Posts Tagged ‘FTA’

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Daily International News 08.26.11

August 26, 2011

Daily International News
August 26, 2011

Northeast Asia
Biden Leaves Asia Offering a No-Apology Message to U.S. Audience
[Bloomberg]
Japan
Kan bows out, says he did best he could
[Japan Times]
Analysis: Prime Minister’s Departure Underscores Japan’s Search for Leadership
[NYT]
DPJ leadership hopefuls must tackle foreign diplomacy, long-neglected after disasters
[Mainichi]
Japan nuke plant radiation leak exceeds Hiroshima
[AP]
Koreas
Kim renews push for resuming NKorean nuclear talks
[AP]
Judge rejects motions to dismiss North Korea leak case
[POLITICO]
N. Korean leader tours industrial facilities in China
[Yonhap]
Doors to dialogue open for North Korea: U.S. diplomat
[Yonhap]
China/Taiwan
China issues protest over US report on military
[AP]
China law change would allow secret detentions
[AP]
New Tibet boss does not mention Dalai Lama
[AP]
China charges 3 in death of Buddhist monk
[AP]
Taiwan ex-president Chen Shui-bian gets extra jail term
[BBC]
China bars some Lady Gaga hits from download sites
[AP]
China Foreign Ministry increases news conferences
[AP]
China, France agree to discuss yuan flexibility
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Burmese Wary of ‘Democracy,’ After Decades of Oppression
[NYT]
6 killed, 1 wounded in Thailand’s violent south
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Son of assassinated Pakistani governor kidnapped
[Reuters]
India’s parliament set for corruption debate
[Al Jazeera]
Police: Bomb explodes at outdoor mosque in Afghanistan, kills 4
[AP]

Middle East
Syrian forces fire at Friday prayers protests
[Reuters]
Israel, Gaza militants agree to halt fire
[Reuters]
Israel to OK thousands of Egyptian troops in Sinai – report
[Reuters]

Africa
Libyan rebels storm Gaddafi stronghold
[Al Jazeera]
AP sources: White House wants NATO to hunt for WMD in Libya
[AP]
U.S. May Buy Looted Libyan Missiles Sold in Mali’s Black Market
[Bloomberg]
Rebels send in special forces to hunt for Gaddafi
[Reuters]
7 killed in bombing on UN building in Nigeria
[AP]
African Union pledges drought aid
[Al Jazeera]

Europe
Breakaway Georgian region elects president
[AP]
Home Secretary in social media talks after riots
[AFP]
Nick Clegg: I will refuse to let human rights laws be weakened
[Guardian]
Greece battles huge forest fire near Turkish border
[Reuters]
Rhino Horns Put Europe’s Museums on Thieves’ Must-Visit List
[NYT]

Americas
Mexico casino attack leaves at least 53 dead
[WaPo]
U.S. Widens Role in Mexican Fight
[NYT]
Tens of thousands in the streets confirm support for Chile’s two-day strike
[MercoPress]

Domestic
Irene targets U.S. coast, many evacuate, cities brace
[Reuters]
Stocks slide ahead of Bernanke speech
[AP]
Second-Quarter G.D.P. Revised Down to 1%
[NYT]
Free-Trade Agreements Stuck in Obama-Republican Impasse
[NYT]
Biden thanks servicemen and women in Hawaii
[AP]
“Centrist” Jon Huntsman Isn’t Really All That Moderate After All
[TPM]
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has a challenger — from the left
[LAT]
In memoir, Cheney defends decisions, Bush as president
[WaPo]
Strauss-Kahn gets passport back after US case dropped
[BBC]

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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 05.06.11

May 6, 2011

Daily International News
May 6, 2011

OBL
Al Qaeda confirms bin Laden’s death, group says
[CNN]
Al Qaeda plotted 9/11 anniversary rail attack – U.S.
[Reuters]
Data Show Bin Laden Plots; C.I.A. Hid Near Raided House
[NYT]
No foreign policy pivot for Barack Obama
[POLITICO]
Opinion: Obama’s fickle European fans
[WaPo]
Judge Files Complaint against Merkel over Bin Laden Comments
[Der Spiegel]

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan PM orders halt at Hamaoka nuclear plant
[BBC]
Japan wants 3 reactors halted for quake measures
[AP]
China
China pushes U.S. on debt ahead of high-level talks
[Reuters]
Norway feels sting of China’s Nobel anger
[AP]
A booze blowout for China’s oil giant
[WaPo]
China’s Growing Interests in Siberia
[Der Spiegel]
Chinese regulators suspend TV crime and spy dramas
[BBC]
Koreas
12 Nations to Discuss Victims of N.Korean Abduction
[Chosun]
Beijing prepares for visitor from North: Sources
[JoongAng]
N. Korea accuses Seoul of blocking talks, aid
[Korea Herald]
‘N. Korea rejected Carter`s call to release detained American’
[Dong-A]
Richardson sees momentum for N. Korea talks
[AFP]
Carter was shocked by Pyongyang priorities
[JoongAng]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Vietnam ‘seals ethnic Hmong protest site’
[BBC]
Australia row over PNG ‘asylum camp plan’
[BBC]
Thai Leader Will Ask King to Dissolve Parliament
[NYT]
EU Hopes to Sign Trade Pact With Singapore in 2011
[WSJ]
Singapore ruling party faces tough election but should prevail
[Reuters]

South/Central Asia
Suspected U.S. strike kills 15 near militant hub in Pakistan tribal area
[WaPo]
Pakistan Warns U.S. Against Raids
[WSJ]
Thousands of Afghans Rally in Kabul to Reject Any Peace With Taliban
[NYT]

Middle East
Thousands protest on Syria ‘day of defiance’
[Al Jazeera]
Activists: 6 killed in Syria by security forces
[AP]
Suicide attack kills 21 police officers south of Baghdad
[CNN]
Saleh defiant as GCC exit deal stalls
[Al Jazeera]
Crackdown reins in Bahrain activists
[Al Jazeera]

Africa
Morocco Arrests Three for Deadly Marrakesh Cafe Bomb, Al-Qaeda Tie Alleged
[Bloomberg]
Sudan divides Darfur in five smaller states
[Reuters]
Sudan deploys troops at Libya border, evicts envoy
[Reuters]
Ivory Coast: Alassane Ouattara to take oath
[BBC]
UN heads to suspected Ivory Coast mass grave site
[AP]
Sheryl Cwele: SA minister’s wife gets 12-year jail term
[BBC]

Europe
UK Vote 2011: Lib Dems suffer election losses
[BBC]
Northern Ireland vote may put Sinn Fein in top job
[AP]
UK 7/7 inquests: Emergency delays ‘did not cause deaths’
[BBC]
France Expels 14 Libyan Officials
[NYT]
Moscow murders: Two Russian nationalists jailed
[BBC]
Greece: Police clash with striking doctors
[AP]

Americas
Same-sex unions recognized by Brazil’s high court
[CNN]
Calderon urges Mexicans not to abandon drugs battle
[CNN]
Inmates free hostages at Venezuela prison
[AP]

Domestic
House GOP won’t push Medicare vouchers
[AP]
Obama to speak on immigration policy in Texas
[AP] 
GOP Rivals Hit Obama on Foreign Policy Despite Bin Laden Killing, Hit Harder on Economy
[Fox]
Possible 2012 White House Candidate Daniels Says He’ll Decide Within Weeks
[Bloomberg]
Economy adds 244k jobs, rate ticks up to 9 pct.
[AP]
This time, it’s for real, believers say: Doomsday coming this month.
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 05.05.11

May 5, 2011

Daily International News
May 5, 2011

Osama bin Laden
Photos show three dead men at bin Laden raid house
[Reuters]
Pakistan army says US personnel to be cut
[AP]

Pakistan gives warning against further raids
[Al Jazeera]
Analysis – Legal questions remain over bin Laden killing
[Reuters]
U.S. will stand by Pakistan, Clinton says
[Reuters]
Obama Visits Ground Zero After Bin Laden Death
[Bloomberg]
Fidel Castro criticizes US for bin Laden kill
[AP]
China: Bin Laden burial ship applies to visit HK
[AP]

Northeast Asia
Japan
Workers enter Japan reactor for 1st time since blast
[Reuters]

China/Taiwan
Taiwan’s Ma: ‘Sooner or Later, Beijing Will Move Toward Democracy’
[Der Spiegel]

China boosts foreign investment in Latin America
[BBC]
Ship hijacked with 24 Chinese crew in Arabian Sea
[AP]
Pandas Tian Tian and Yang Guang to arrive in Edinburgh in July
[BBC]
Migrants push Beijing population to 19.6 million
[AP]
Koreas
S.Korean Buddhists Deliver Aid to N.Korea
[Chosun]
South Korea in final approval of EU trade deal
[BBC]
Korea’s 1st Female Navy Patrol Pilot Goes to Work
[Chosun]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Vietnam quashes rare Hmong uprising lasting days
[AP]
Last WWI combat veteran Claude Choules dies aged 110 in Australia
[BBC]
Indonesia economy grows by 6.5% in the first quarter
[BBC]
Singapore leaders admit faults, face election test
[AP]

Middle East
Clinton Leaves Door Open After Palestinian Deal
[NYT]

Syrian troops ‘begin withdrawal’ from Deraa
[Al Jazeera]
Two mid-level al Qaeda leaders killed in Yemen
[Reuters]
Suicide bomber kills 20 policemen in central Iraq
[AP]

Africa
Allies offer Libyan rebels cash lifeline
[Reuters]
Egypt’s former interior minister sentenced
[Al Jazeera]

Egypt’s new diplomacy worries Washington
[Al Jazeera]
Red Cross finds mass grave in Ivorian city
[Al Jazeera]
Canadian HR Org: Albinos in Tanzania murdered or raped as AIDS “cure”
[Reuters]

Europe
Britain Votes on Changes to Election System
[NYT]

AMAP: study warns of mercury in Arctic
[AP]

Americas/Domestic
Earthquake rattles Mexico City and buildings shake
[Reuters]
A foreign policy void in GOP 2012 field
[AP]
Poll: Number of ‘birthers’ plummets
[WaPo]
AP, Reuters sitting out GOP S.C. debate
[POLITICO]
Obama Said to Consider Ambassador to India Roemer for Commerce Secretary
[Bloomberg]
Brooklyn Enclave Helps New York Top L.A. as Diversity Capital
[Bloomberg]

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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]

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Daily International News 04.28.11

April 28, 2011

Daily International News
April 28, 2011

Northeast Asia
Koreas
S. Korea says Carter failed to meet with N. Korean leader
[Yonhap]
North Korean leader ready for talks on any issue: Carter
[Reuters]
N.Koreans “regret” loss of South Korean lives: Carter
[Reuters]
U.S. not to engage N. Korea if inter-Korean nuclear talks bear no fruit: experts
[Yonhap]
EU-ROK FTA may be in jeopardy
[JoongAng]
Japan
Increased water injection helping to cool No. 1 reactor faster
[Kyodo]
Buddhists remember Japan’s tsunami dead
[AP]
China
FM press conference on April 28
[Xinhua]
US envoy says rights talks with China yield little
[AP]
U.S. ends rights talks with China “deeply concerned”
[Reuters]
Beijing ‘back-sliding on rights’
[BBC]
Taiwan official sentenced for spying for China
[AP]
China’s population grows older and more urban
[Reuters]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Myanmar leader enlists Suu Kyi friend as adviser
[AP]
Cambodia, Thailand agree to ceasefire after clashes
[Reuters]
Sri Lanka website LankaeNews is suspended
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Timothy Roemer, top US diplomat in India, resigns
[BBC]
Pakistan: Karachi naval bus bomb kills five
[BBC]
Kashmir soldier ‘kills’ four colleagues
[BBC]
India: Activist Binayak Sen attacks sedition laws
[BBC]
Kandahar jail governor detained after mass breakout [Reuters]
Afghan Military Officer Kills 8 U.S. Service Members
[NYT]

Middle East
Surprise Palestinian unity deal challenges Israel
[Reuters]
Turkey urges Syria to stop crackdown
[AP]
IAEA chief: Syria tried to build nuclear reactor
[AP]
Dozens arrested in Syrian town
[Al Jazeera]
Syria’s Assad facing dissent over Deraa crackdown
[Reuters]
Bahrain sentences four to die over police killing
[Reuters]
Yemen opposition warns bloodshed may derail deal
[Reuters]
Blast in Morocco tourist cafe kills 14 people
[Reuters]

Africa
Libya rebels battle for Misurata airport
[Al Jazeera]
Libyan doctor says NATO airstrike killed 12 rebels
[AP]
Nigerian states of Kaduna and Bauchi vote after riots
[BBC]
Ivory Coast renegade warlord Ibrahim Coulibaly killed
[BBC]
Uganda’s Kizza Besigye arrested for fourth time
[BBC]
Zimbabwe PM vows to crackdown on violence
[AP]

Europe
Roma Defenseless against Extremist Vigilantes
[Der Spiegel]
The TV Column: Your guide to watching the royal wedding
[WaPo]
Police raid five squats before royal wedding
[Guardian]
UK Stem cell treatments threatened by European patents ruling
[Guardian]
Reykjavik Mayorial Race: From Punk Rocker to Mayor
[Der Spiegel]
Germany Finally Opens Labor Market to Eastern Workers
[Der Spiegel]
Outlook Dim for Climate Agreement by Year’s End
[NYT]

Americas/Domestic
Mexican officials recover 96 bodies so far in Durango
[BBC]
Tornadoes rip through U.S. South, more than 220 dead
[Reuters]
Guantánamo Detainee’s Lawyer Seeks a Voice on WikiLeaks Documents
[NYT]
Files Reveal Many Inmates Were Minors
[Der Spiegel]
Obama’s Pentagon and C.I.A. Picks Show Shift in How U.S. Fights
[NYT]
EPA proposes stricter controls on water pollution
[WaPo]
Checklist could spot children with autism earlier
[WaPo]
Economic growth slows to 1.8% in first months of 2011
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 03.04.11

March 4, 2011

Daily International News
March 4, 2011

Northeast Asia
China Resumes Rapid Increase in Military Spending
[NYT]
Why China Is More Like the Middle East Than We Think
[CFR]
South Korea hit by cyber attacks
[BBC] and S. Korean Web sites suffer DDoS attack [Yonhap]
N. Korea toughens grip on information amid Mideast turmoil: South
[Kyodo]
South Korea says North is blocking return of refugees
[BBC]
Korea-EU FTA deal heads to parliament
[JoongAng]
Maehara admits illegal donation from foreigner in fresh blow to Kan [Kyodo]
Japan rattled by college entrance exam cheat case
[AP]

South/Southeast/Central Asia
East Timor applies to join Asean
[BBC]
U.N. urges review of air strikes after Afghan children killed
[Reuters]
Pentagon Criticized for Lax Oversight of $4.2 Billion Afghan Food Contract
[Bloomberg]
Prayers for patience as Pakistani Christian buried
[AP]
Pakistan: Nowshera mosque bombing ‘kills nine’
[BBC]
India manager ‘killed by workers’
[BBC]

Middle East
Turks protest arrest of 8 journalists
[AP]
Baghdad protesters converge on Liberation Square
[Guardian]
Several hurt as Sunnis, Shi’ites clash in Bahrain
[Reuters]
Yemeni army ‘fires on protesters’
[Al Jazeera]
Yemen rallies grow, Saleh rejects transition plan
[Reuters]

North Africa
Interactive: WSJ Jasmine Revolution Map and NYT Middle East Protests: A Country-by-Country Look
Qaddafi Strikes Rebels in West Libya; Battles Rage in Oil Ports
[Bloomberg]
Fresh protests hit Libyan capital [Al Jazeera]
LSE head quits over Gaddafi scandal
[Guardian]
Qaddafi Said to Accept Venezuelan Offer for Help
[NYT]
Egypt’s new PM in Tahrir Sq vows to meet protesters’ demands
[AP]
Tunisia sets date for parliamentary elections
[CNN]

Sub-Saharan Africa
Ivorian forces kill 7, post-election toll hits 365
[Reuters]
U.N. boosts peacekeepers in Sudan’s Abyei flashpoint
[Reuters]
AP: 53 peacekeepers killed in Somalia offensive
[AP]

Europe
Germany says shooting of U.S. airmen solo act
[Reuters]
Assange lodges appeal against extradition
[Deutsche Welle]
Austria detains ex-Bosnian general on Serb warrant
[AP]
Rate Rise Signaled for Euro Zone
[WSJ]

Americas
Trial of U.S. subcontractor Gross begins in Cuba
[McClatchy]
US: Bolivia, Myanmar, Venezuela poor drug fighters
[AP]

Domestic
Barack Obama reelection starts cash chase
[POLITICO]
Presidential hopefuls Huntsman, Romney share Mormonism and belief in themselves
[WaPo]
Republicans Dismiss Obama Proposal to Cut Another $6.5 Billion in Spending
[Bloomberg]
Republicans drill for an energy strategy
[POLITICO]
GOP Aims to Tame Benefits Programs
[WSJ]
Judge Orders Protesters To Be Removed From Wisconsin Capitol
[HuffPo]

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Daily International News 01.25.11

January 25, 2011

Daily International News
January 25, 2011

SOTU
& Foreign Policy

Obama’s State of the Union and U.S. Foreign Policy
[StratFor]
Factbox: Foreign policy issues Obama may address in speech
[Reuters]
10 Global Issues Obama Won’t Talk About But Should
[FP]

Why the Middle East Won’t Feature in Obama’s Speech
[TIME]
General

SOTU Media Sand Traps and How to Avoid Them
[Daily Beast]
Five things to watch for in the State of the Union speech
[WaPo]
State of the Union Preview: Obama’s Unofficial 2012 Kickoff
[TIME]
Six members of the Supreme Court to attend SOTU
[WaPo]
Arizona lawmakers to save seat for Gabrielle Giffords at State of the Union
[WaPo]

Northeast Asia
China/Taiwan

J-20 stealth fighter jet ‘innovative, not stolen from US plane’
[Global Times]

US spy for China Noshir Gowadia jailed for 32 years
[BBC]
Urumqi to be under full surveillance
[AP]
US diplomat slams China on governor’s Taiwan trip
[AP]

China will stick to socialism as required by law: top legislator
[Xinhua]
Son of former PRC president takes up new military post
[Global Times]
Macau’s Stanley Ho in family row over casino empire
[BBC]
Koreas

S. Korea remains suspicious of N. Korea’s intention for talks: minister
[Yonhap]
South Korea Wants U.N. to Consider North’s Uranium Program
[GSN]
UN investigator in Japan for talks on North Korean human rights
[M&C]

Malaysia, SKorea seek to charge 12 Somali pirates
[AP]
GOP calls for quick action on free trade pacts, including KORUS
[AP]
N.Korea’s Brave Underground Journalists Make Headlines
[Chosun]
Japan

Soccer: Konno’s penalty, Kawashima’s saves send Japan past S. Korea in thriller
[Mainichi]
Kan says government to re-examine DPJ election pledges
[Mainichi]
Kan stresses Sun Yat-sen’s Japan ties in policy speech
[Mainichi]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Thailand ‘yellow-shirts’ stage new street protests
[BBC]
Thai Inquiry Into Violence Falters
[NYT]
Blast in southern Thailand kills nine
[BBC]
India and Indonesia aim to double trade
[BBC]
HRW accuses Vietnam of widespread human rights abuses
[AP]
Three charged over Christmas Island shipwreck
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
US commander in Afghanistan: Tough fight in 2011
[AP]
West’s portrayal of Afghan war deceptive – ANSO group
[Reuters]

Suicide attack near Pakistan Shi’ite rally kills 13
[Reuters]
Pakistan has “disastrous year” for human rights in 2010: HRW
[Reuters]
India Central Bank Raises Key Rates
[WSJ]

Middle East
Citing Options, Iran Rejects Uranium Deal, Diplomat Says
[NYT]
Turkey president lays into Israel flotilla inquiry
[AP]
AP Interview: IAEA head seeks openness from Iran
[AP]
Hezbollah-backed Mikati named Lebanon prime minister
[Reuters]

Abbas welcomed home as hero
[Reuters]

Africa
Northern Coast

Talks under way for body to oversee Tunisia cabinet
[Reuters]
Egyptians denounce Mubarak, clash with riot police
[AP]
All Other

Sudan’s Bashir pledges support for independent south
[Reuters]
South Sudan to retain its name as an independent state: report
[Sudan Tribune]
Call for Tougher Measures Against Ivory Coast Leader
[NYT]

Rwanda rebel leader Callixte Mbarushimana sent to ICC
[BBC]

Europe
Russian parliament ratifies arms pact with US
[AP]
Moscow airport bomb: Dmitry Medvedev seeks shake-up
[BBC]
List of Russian terror attacks
[WaPo]
Berlusconi defence lawyers dismiss sex accusations
[Reuters]
Lord Taylor found guilty of fiddling expenses
[Guardian]
George Osborne: budget cuts keep down UK interest rates
[Telegraph]

Americas
Obama to visit Brazil in sign of warmer ties: paper
[Reuters]
Clinton Voices U.S. Support of Mexico in Trip
[NYT]

Domestic
The 83rd Annual Oscar Nominations
[NYT]
White House Nominates David Cohen As Sanctions Point Man
[WSJ]
Carol Browner to leave White House
[POLITICO]

Scalia appearance at ‘tea party’ House meeting questions his impartiality
[LA Times]
NBC: U.S. can’t link accused Army private to Assange
[MSNBC]
Emanuel in `Real Chicagoan’ Fight to Replace Daley
[Bloomberg]
Bush White House Broke Elections Law, Report Says
[NYT]

Obama Viewed Favorably by 53% of Global Investors Seeing Improving Economy
[Bloomberg]
Stimulus improves US outlook, says IMF
[FT]

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Daily International News 12.06.10

December 6, 2010

Daily International News
December 6, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
V. Cha Op-ed: What to Do About N.Korean Aggression? [Chosun]
U.S. steps up pressure on China to rein in North Korea
[WaPo]
China’s Hu tells Obama Korea tension could go
[Reuters]
South Korea begins live-fire military drills
[BBC]
ICC investigating alleged war crimes by North Korea
[BNO News]
160 OFWs allowed to leave for South Korea
[ABS-CBN]
Obama touts S.Korea trade deal, looks for more
[Reuters]
FTA now in legislative cross hairs
[JoongAng]
SKorean presidential body calls for restoring 24-month military service term [Yonhap]

China/Japan
Leaked memos likely to strain China-US ties more
[AP]
Japanese gov’t tipped off Chinese officials about fishing boat captain’s release
[Mainichi]
China disrupts NHK report on Nobel Prize ceremony set for next week [Mainichi]

Central/South Asia
India, France sign multimillion nuclear power deal
[AP]
Two blasts kill at least 40 in Pakistan
[UPI]
Cash Flow to Terrorists Evades U.S. Efforts
[NYT]
From 12/5 Afghanistan Government Arrests 4 on Election Panel [NYT]

Middle East
Nuclear Talks Start Between Iran and 6 Nations
[NYT]
Egyptian polls open despite boycotts by opposition parties
[CNN]
Israel fears ‘flood’ of migrants threatens state
[AP]

Africa
Mbeki Arrives in Côte d’Ivoire as Tension Mounts
[All Africa]
Kenya crackdown in Nairobi’s Somali Eastleigh suburb
[BBC]
Bangladeshi ship seized by pirates heads to Somalia
[BBC]

Europe
UN Climate Envoys Consider 2-Year Deadline for Curbing Carbon
[Bloomberg]
British lawmaker denies aide is a Russian spy
[CNN]
Reports: Russian satellites fall into Pacific
[AP]
Spain may extend state of alert over strike
[BBC]
Europe’s leaders at odds over bond plan
[FT]
Continental ‘responsible’ for Concorde crash in 2000
[BBC]

Americas
Gunmen kill 4 in attack on 2 Mexico rehab centers
[AP]
Haiti demonstrators clash with police in Port-au-Prince
[BBC]
From 12/5 Venezuelans elect 11 mayors, 2 state governors [AP]

Domestic
WikiLeaks Backfires by Exposing Hidden U.S. Virtue: Albert Hunt
[Bloomberg]
From 12/5 Hundreds of WikiLeaks Mirror Sites Appear [NYT]
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says Sarah Palin is “absolutely” electable
[WaPo]
Lawmakers Target Social Security, Tax Breaks to Reduce Deficit
[Bloomberg]
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s Take On The Economy
[CBS]
Bush Tax-Cut Deal With Jobless Aid Said to Be Near
[NYT]

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Daily International News 12.03.10

December 3, 2010

Daily International News
December 3, 2010

WikiLeaks
Wikileaks warrant ‘issued to UK’
[BBC]
German party urges US to recall envoy over Wikileaks
[BBC]

WikiLeaks cables on Cuba show links to terrorists from Colombia, Spain
[Miami Herald]
Hillary Clinton rejects Wikileaks criticism of UK
[BBC]
Wikileaks cables: US Mexico drugs war fears revealed
[BBC]
WikiLeaks Struggles to Stay Online After Cyberattacks
[NYT]

Northeast Asia
Koreas
U.S. Sees Greater North Korea Nuclear Threat
[WSJ] and UN ‘concerned’ over North Korea uranium enrichment [BBC]
South Korean Outlines Muscular Military Posture
[NYT]
U.S., Korea Agree on Free-Trade Pact
[WSJ]

Another option for undermining North Korea
[WaPo Op-ed] and Unification costs will be huge [JoongAng Op-ed]
China expects Washington trilateral meeting to ease tensions on Korean Peninsula
[Xinhua]
China
China says it will tighten monetary policy in 2011
[AP]

Rio, Chinalco to explore for minerals in China
[AP]
Japan
Japan, U.S. begin joint military exercises
[CNN]

Kan cements ties with ruling bloc partner amid political challenges
[Mainichi]

South/east/Central Asia
Obama in Afghanistan but bad weather blocks Karzai meeting
[Reuters]
Philippines and communist rebels to hold talks
[BBC]
Bhopal: India wants compensation doubled
[BBC]

Middle East
EU: No breakthrough expected in Iran nuclear talks
[AP]
Saudi king in good shape after surgery – prince
[Reuters]

Africa
Council declares Gbagbo winner of Ivory Coast vote
[AP]
Diallo concedes after Conde named Guinea president
[Reuters]
Activist: Civilian deaths in Nigeria’s oil delta
[AP]

Europe
Spain OKs new austerity measures to calm markets
[AP]
Student protest threat forces Lib Dem meeting to cancel
[BBC]

Americas
Brazil changes oil drilling rules
[BBC]
US says Cuba detention of contractor hurts ties
[AP]
Army captures U.S. teen hitman in Mexico
[Reuters]
UN: Cholera could affect 650,000 in Haiti
[AP]
UN threatens to pull out of Haiti

Domestic
US unemployment rate hits seven-month high
[BBC]
X-37B US military spaceplane returns to Earth
[BBC]
Obama, GOP in quiet talks to extend tax cuts
[WaPo]
U.S. military chiefs urge against ending gay ban
[Reuters]