Posts Tagged ‘gitmo’

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Daily International News 05.27.11

May 27, 2011

Daily International News
May 27, 2011

Northeast Asia
Koreas
N Korea ‘to release US citizen Eddie Jun Yong-su’
[BBC] and N. Korea says will release American detainee in conciliatory gesture toward U.S. [Yonhap]
China trip by North Korean leader Kim Jong-il ends
[BBC]
Iran meets North Korea, Syria in Bali
[Jakarta Post]
North Korean Dependence on China Trade Rises as Sanctions Worsen Isolation
[Bloomberg]
South Korean court jails four Somali pirates
[BBC]
Korean War POW finally buried after 60 years
[AP]
China/Taiwan
US lawmakers block China firms from Pentagon contracts
[BBC]
45 senators urge Obama to sell F-16s to Taiwan
[Bloomberg]
Taiwan Opposition Candidate Would Seek Deals With China
[VOA]
Japan
Japan beats deflation for the first time in two years
[BBC]
Japan moves to protect children as new nuclear leak revealed
[Reuters]
IAEA team inspect Fukushima plant
[Xinhua]
AP Exclusive: Fukushima tsunami plan a single page
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
China, Myanmar forge partnership, ink deals
[Xinhua]
Thailand arrests US citizen for ‘insult to monarchy’
[BBC]
Australia returns passport to ex-Gitmo detainee
[AP]
Author jailed over Singapore criticism
[Al Jazeera]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan air force kills 23 militants in northwest
[AP]
India, US pledge to boost intelligence cooperation
[AP]
2 blasts hit US troops in deadly Afghan attack
[AP]
Clinton in Pakistan
Tension Marks Clinton’s Visit to Pakistan
[NYT]
Anti-Americanism will not end Pakistan’s problems: Clinton
[Dawn]
Clinton exonerates Pakistan over Osama Bin Laden
[BBC]
Hillary Clinton sees turning point in Pakistan
[POLITICO]

Middle East
Arab democracies win G8 aid pledge
[FT]
G8 leaders expected to back Obama on 1967 borders
[Haaretz]
Protesters ‘shot dead’ by Syrian forces
[Al Jazeera]
Yemen’s Saleh faces growing condemnation
[Al Jazeera]

Africa
Egyptians gather for second ‘day of anger’
[Al Jazeera]
NATO air strikes rock Libyan capital
[Al Jazeera]
Obama Says U.S., France Resolve to ‘Finish the Job’ They Began in Libya
[Bloomberg]
Russia agrees to mediate Gaddafi exit
[Al Jazeera]
Sudan’s Seizure of Abyei Region Won’t Spark New War, Ex-U.S. Envoy Says
[Bloomberg]
S.Sudan says 80,000 flee after north takes Abyei
[Reuters]
Long-sought former Hutu militia leader captured
[CNN]

Europe
Warm welcome, few policy wins for Obama in Europe
[AP]
Obama visit to Poland chance to add vigor to ties
[AP]
Mladic due in Belgrade court for extradition case
[CBS]
Embarrassment, mockery over Berlusconi’s latest gaffe
[Reuters]
Air France captain was absent when descent began
[AP]

Americas/Domestic
Colombia identifies almost 10,000 bodies in unmarked graves
[Guardian]
U.S. Congress Approves Four-Year Extension of Patriot Act Wiretap Power
[Bloomberg]
Clyburn Predicts Last-Minute Debt-Limit Deal to Cut Up to $6 Trillion
[Bloomberg]
Democrats See Revived Political Prospects for 2012 Elections
[Bloomberg]
Romney, Santorum and Bachmann all signal 2012 announcement plans
[WaPo]
Bachmann, Palin Could Compete for Same Audience, Splitting Tea Party Vote
[Bloomberg]

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Daily International News 05.12.11

May 12, 2011

Daily International News
May 12, 2011

Northeast Asia
Koreas
U.S. envoy on N. Korean human rights seeking visit to Pyongyang
[Yonhap]
American detained in NKorea speaks to family
[AP]
North Korea Spurns 2012 Nuclear Summit as “Ridiculous”
[GSN]

Human Rights Commissioner Apologizes to N.Korean Defectors
[Chosun]
NATO strike damages North Korean embassy: Libyan TV
[Reuters]
China
New Tibetan leader open to talks with China
[AP]

China arrests 40 suspected child traffickers
[AP]
China unofficial Christian churches petition ministers
[BBC]
Down-Under Hypocrites Bet All on China’s Boom: William Pesek
[Bloomberg]
China Orders Banks to Set Aside More Cash
[Bloomberg]
Japan
Lawmakers US military plans in Japan unaffordable
[AP]

Fukushima reactor water leak risks delaying crisis plan
[Reuters]
Experts: Early warnings mitigated Japan disaster
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Thailand: Two ‘red-shirts’ leaders returned to jail
[BBC]
‘People smuggler’ charged over Christmas Island tragedy
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Exclusive: PM Gilani Warns of ‘Trust Deficit’ Between U.S. and Pakistan
[TIME]
Bin Laden death ‘not an assassination’ – Eric Holder
[BBC]

Bin Laden Journal Detailing Plans for Attacks Said to Be Recovered in Raid
[Bloomberg]
U.S. attacks militants in Pakistan as bin Laden pressure grows
[Reuters]
Even in Death, Bin Laden Exacts Multitrillion-Dollar Toll on U.S. Taxpayer
[Bloomberg]
Pakistani Is Seeking Inquiry On U.S. Raid
[NYT]
Indian PM Manmohan Singh visits Afghanistan for talks
[BBC]
India backs Afghan aims to reconcile with Taliban
[AP]

Middle East
Yemeni forces open fire on protesters
[Al Jazeera]
Security forces target Bahrain medics
[Al Jazeera]
Deaths reported as tanks shell Syrian cities
[Al Jazeera]  
Syria protests: Thousands of students rally in Aleppo
[BBC]
Iraqi lawmaker survives assassination attempt
[AP]

Africa
After nearly 2 weeks out of sight, Gadhafi appears on Libyan TV
[CNN]
Cameron invites Libya rebels to open office in UK
[BBC]

Libya Rebels Advance Toward Brega After Taking Control of Misrata Airport
[Bloomberg]
NATO air strikes hit Gaddafi compound in Tripoli
[Reuters]
Ugandan president sworn in as thousands welcome rival
[AFP]
400,000-plus women raped in Congo yearly: study
[Reuters]
France cancels all of Togo’s debt: minister
[AFP]

Europe
EU studies plan to change Schengen border treaty
[BBC]

John Demjanjuk guilty of Nazi death camp murders
[BBC]
Finnish parties agree to support bail-out for Portugal
[BBC]
Vote will show how badly Berlusconi hurt by scandals
[Reuters]
Spaniards fearing aftershocks flee quake city
[AP]
UK: Lib Dem David Laws to be suspended over expenses claims
[BBC]
Seychelles quiet on reported royal honeymooners
[AP]

Americas
Honduras ex-president Manuel Zelaya wants to go home
[BBC]
Guantanamo Bay detainees’ family members may be allowed to visit
[WaPo]
BP gets final approval to buy Brazilian oilfields
[FT]

Domestic
Why Obama’s Not a Lock
[TIME]
Huntsman: The Cool Kid
[TIME]
Newt Gingrich Promises New ‘Contract With America’ in His Presidential Bid
[Bloomberg]
Romney Disowns Health-Care Bill He Signed
[Bloomberg]
Democrats Embrace Tax Increases Against Medicare Cuts as Political Winner
[Bloomberg]
GOP seeks new Medicare message
[POLITICO]
Bernanke Says Fed to Propose Financial Rules
[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 02.04.11

February 4, 2011

Daily International News
February 4, 2011

Egypt/Algeria/Jordan
Finally, Obama will take questions on Egypt
[POLITICO]

‘Day of departure’ rally in Egypt
[BBC]
The Muslim Brotherhood After Mubarak
[Foreign Affairs]
White House and Egypt Discuss Plan for Mubarak’s Exit
[NYT]
and U.S. Lawmakers Split on Whether to End Aid to Prod Mubarak Aside [Bloomberg]
Egypt Turmoil Heartens U.S. Foes
[WSJ]
Europe’s leaders warn Egypt against violence
[AFP via Hindustan Times]
Iran’s Khamenei: Mubarak betrayed his people
[AP] and Khamenei hails “Islamic” uprising in Arab world [Reuters]

Algeria opposition bent on protest despite government move
[Reuters]
Report: Algerian president says he’ll lift state of emergency
[CNN]
Jordanian Islamists meet king but say protests will continue
[CNN]

Northeast Asia
Russia defense chief visits disputed islands with Japan
[AP]

Ministry may order next sumo tournament cancelled over bout fixing
[Mainichi]
N.Korea Proposes Parliamentary Talks with South
[Chosun]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
2 die as Thai, Cambodian troops battle at border
[AP]

Thailand Prachatai website editor Premchaiporn on trial [BBC]
Philippine president bans logging after deadly floods
[BBC]
New Zealand scientists record ‘biodiversity breakdown’
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Pakistanis flee army offensive near Afghan border
[BBC]

Kazakhstan’s President Nazarbayev calls early election
[BBC]
Corruption a stain on India’s global image: PM
[AFP]

Africa
Sudanese Soldiers Clash in Upper Nile State, Killing Six, Spokesman Says
[Bloomberg]
Niger election: Issoufou to face Oumarou in run-off
[BBC]
Police: Gardener admits killing gay rights activist in Uganda
[CNN]
Residents report attack on Congolese airport
[AP]

Europe
Assange’s Swedish sex crimes file is leaked online
[AP]
Italian lawmakers rule against search of prime minister’s house
[CNN]
Somali ax man gets 9 years for Danish cartoonist attack
[AP]
London embassies’ unpaid congestion charges ‘set to top £50m’
[Guardian]
Wider powers for eurozone bail-out fund
[FT]

Americas
Church: Cuba to free 2 prominent prisoners
[AP]
Haiti’s presidential run-off candidates announced
[BBC]

Domestic
Obama’s Magic Reelection Number
[Hamilton Place Strategies]
‘Forcible rape’ cut from antiabortion bill after backlash from women’s groups
[WaPo]
Unemployment rate drops to 9% but only 36k jobs added
[WaPo]

Pentagon: Guantanamo prisoner dies after exercising
[USA Today]
Rumsfeld Comes Out Jabbing, Has No Regrets for Abu Ghraib, WMDs
[Bloomberg]
Gabrielle Giffords’s husband Mark Kelly will command final shuttle flight
[POLITICO]
Census shows New Orleans shrank by a third after Katrina
[BBC]
UN: Global food prices hit record high
[Al Jazeera]

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Daily International News 12.08.10

December 8, 2010

Daily International News
December 8, 2010

WikiLeaks
Wikileaks cables show Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang details
[BBC]

Wikileaks: Australia FM blames US, not Julian Assange
[BBC]
Gaddafi threatened UK over Lockerbie bomber – WikiLeaks
[Reuters] and WikiLeaks: Jack Straw denies pressure from Libya led to Megrahi release [Guardian]

Hackers strike back to support WikiLeaks founder
[AP]
U.S. may seek extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
[LAT]

Justice Department Studies WikiLeaks Prosecution
[NYT]
Cables: Saudi prince urges need for ‘security response’ to Hezbollah threat in Lebanon
[Guardian]

Northeast Asia
China
China casts net wide in Nobel Prize crackdown
[Reuters]
Xinhua Op-ed: What’s behind “enshrining” Liu Xiaobo?
[Xinhua]
WaPo Op-ed: In China, confidence clouded by apprehension
[WaPo]

Koreas
N.Korea conducts “drill”, US military chief in Seoul
[Reuters]
New Mexico Governor Richardson will travel to North Korea
[Reuters]

In South Korea, Joint Chiefs chairman scolds China for its ‘tacit approval’ of North’s aggression
[WaPo]

Japan
Russia says warplanes flew near U.S.-Japan drill
[Reuters]
Japan probe overshoots Venus, heads toward sun
[AP]

Southeast Asia
Top Philippine court rules out Arroyo investigation
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Robert Gates gets sobering update on visit with U.S. troops in Afghanistan
[LAT]
Video thought to show American held in Afghanistan
[AP]

Afghan War Review Called Likely to Show Progress
[NYT]
Suicide bomb kills 16 at market in north-west Pakistan
[BBC]
Suit Over Targeted Awlaki Killing Is Thrown Out
[NYT]

Middle East
Peace process in crisis; Palestinians doubt U.S.
[Reuters]

U.S. Drops Bid to Sway Israel on Settlements
[NYT]
Israel ire as Argentina and Brazil recognise Palestine
[BBC]

Africa
Top UN envoy: Ivory Coast vote has 1 winner
[AP]
Ivory Coast crisis: Liberia warlords told not to meddle
[BBC]
Nigeria: Former dictator may leave ruling party
[AP]

Europe
Tuition fees: Cameron and Miliband exchange insults at PMQs
[Guardian]
Greek transport workers strike against austerity
[AP]

Americas
Chile prison fire kills at least 81
[AP]
Nepal army rejects link to Haiti cholera epidemic
[BBC]
Pact could be near to save tropical forests
[WaPo]

Domestic
Some Ex-Detainees Still Tied to Terror
[NYT]
Christine O’Donnell forming issues-oriented PAC
[AP]
House’s Bachus Wins Key Vote in Bid to Be Wall Street Overseer
[Bloomberg]
Republicans Select Rogers to Head House Appropriations Committee
[Bloomberg]
NYC officials bust Ivy League coke, LSD, pot ring
[AP]
Appeals court halts death penalty hearing in Houston
[Houston Chronicle]
What’s at Stake in the Wal-Mart Discrimination Case
[Time]
30 years later, it’s still hard to fathom Lennon’s killing
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 11.16.10

November 16, 2010

Daily International News
November 16, 2010

Northeast Asia
China
China sends patrol vessel to disputed waters
[AFP]

China’s C919 passenger jet wins first orders
[BBC]
China’s Tianhe-1A crowned supercomputer king
[BBC]
Welders detained in deadly China high-rise fire
[AP]

Koreas
Former U.S. State Dept. official arrives in Pyongyang
[Yonhap]

NIS ‘Secretly Contacted N.Korea Over Cheonan’
[Chosun]
South Korea raises interest rates to 2.5%
[BBC]

Japan
Russia may have frozen negotiations on Northern Territories: Russian paper
[Mainichi]
Maehara puts softer spin on China views with eye to rebuilding relations
[Mainichi]
Yokohama court hands down first death sentence in lay judge trial
[Mainichi]
Nearly half of China’s rare earth exports went to Japan in first 9 months: MOC
[Xinhua]
Japan probe collected particles from Itokawa asteroid
[BBC]

Southeast Asia
Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi presses party’s case
[AP]
Thailand extradites accused international arms dealer to US
[CNN]

South/Central Asia
U.S. missile strike kills 20 militants in Pakistan
[Reuters]
India ruling party mired in giant graft scandal
[Reuters]
Toll in Delhi building collapse mounts to 66
[Times of India]
Despite Gains, Afghan Night Raids Split U.S. and Karzai
[NYT]
From 11.15 Taliban chief Mullah Omar rules out Afghan peace talks [BBC]

Middle East
U.S. Pursues Wider Role in Yemen
[WSJ]
Lebanon PM: Army to get assistance from Russia
[AP]
Official: Iran, West agree on timing of nuke talks
[AP]

Iran spy charges for Germans over Ashtiani stoning case
[BBC]
Muslims torch Christian homes in southern Egypt
[AP]

Africa
Violence subsides in Guinea capital; security high
[AP]
Nigerian militants say seven oil workers seized
[AFP]
Southerners fear reprisals in Khartoum and plan exodus
[Reuters]
From 11.15 Voter registration begins for key Sudan decision [CNN]

Europe
UK agrees to settle with ex-Guantanamo detainees
[AP]

Prince William and Kate Middleton engagement announced
[Guardian]
From 11.15 British Premier Plans Deep Cuts in Aid for Civil Litigants [NYT]
Mob in Athens abuses Muslims as they celebrate Eid
[Reuters]
Irish crisis, contagion fears loom over EU meeting
[AP]

Americas
7 U.N. troops hurt, attacked by Haitians blaming foreigners for cholera epidemic
[WaPo]
Argentina and Uruguay settle seven-year pulp mill row
[BBC]

Domestic
All eyes on Sen. Kyl as Obama presses nuclear treaty
[WaPo]

Congressional Black Caucus Withholds Support For Pelosi
[CNN]
Rahm Emanuel Off to a Fast Start in Chicago Mayor’s Race
[Time]
No clear favorite for 2012 GOP nomination
[WaPo]
From 11.15 Lisa Murkowski: Sarah Palin Lacks “Intellectual Curiosity” to be President [CBS]
Under Attack, Fed Officials Defend Buying of Bonds
[NYT]
From 11.15 Illegal immigrants can qualify for in-state college tuition, court rules in CA [LA Times]

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Daily International News 11.01.10

November 1, 2010

Daily International News
November 1, 2010

Global
Cluster bomb stockpiles ‘being destroyed’
[BBC]
Alcohol ‘more harmful than heroin’ says Prof David Nutt
[BBC]

Northeast Asia
China
Clinton urges Cambodia to strike a balance with China
[WaPo]
Chinese FM: Collision video near Diaoyu Islands changes nothing
[Xinhua]
China defends Africa, US investment amid tensions
[AP]
UN leader Ban meets with Chinese President Hu
[AP]
China embarks on first national census in 10 years
[BBC]

Japan
Okinawa Vote Complicates U.S.-Japan Ties
[WSJ]
Dmitry Medvedev visit to Kuril Islands stokes Japan row
[BBC]

Koreas
UN Command to Investigate N.Korean Gunfire
[Chosun] and N. Korea border skirmish likely an accident [MSNBC]
‘A year after currency reform, NK economy continues to tumble’
[Korea Times]
New Leader in North Korea Won’t Change Much, Former Chef Says
[WSJ]
Separated Korean families enjoy second day of reunions amid growing sorrow
[Yonhap]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
$400m of heroin found hidden in Sydney
[BBC]
Indonesia volcano shoots new blast; 21 more rumble
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Taliban briefly overrun east Afghanistan district
[AP]
US drone strike kills six militants in North Waziristan
[Dawn]
Final Kyrgyzstan election results announced
[BBC]

Middle East [Yemen bomb plot only]
Governments review air security after Yemen plot
[Reuters] and Germany suspends passenger flights from Yemen [AP]
Bombs tip-off ‘came from former al-Qaeda member’
[BBC] and US officials: Bombmaker in Yemen a key suspect [AP]
Bomb Plot Shows Key Role Played by Intelligence
[NYT]
UAE traces serial numbers on Dubai mail bomb parts
[AP]
Analysis: Military reflex alone can’t quell Yemen militants
[Reuters]

Middle East [All Other]
Israeli PM to visit US next week
[AP]
Hostages die in Iraq church raid
[Al Jazeera]
Istanbul suicide attack highlights Turkey’s struggle with militant groups
[CSM]

Africa
Côte d’Ivoire Votes in Landmark Elections
[All Africa]
Tanzania’s President Kikwete tipped for election win
[BBC]
15 killed during Somali insurgent attack
[AP]

Europe
Greece: Suspects carried letter bomb for Sarkozy
[AP]
Police block sex abuse survivors near Vatican
[AP]
Flooding at Iceland volcano could signal eruption
[AP]
10 alleged Somali pirates to be tried in Germany
[AP]

Americas
Rousseff Elected President in Brazil
[WSJ]
Tomas seen regaining power, pose threat to Haiti
[AP]

Domestic
CBS’ Estimate of 215,000 at Stewart/Colbert Rally is Wildly Low
[WaPo]
8-year sentence for Gitmo’s former ‘child soldier’
[AP]
Obama, Biden Make Final Pitch to Help Save Democrats in Election
[Bloomberg]
Arizona’s immigration law goes before appeals court
[WaPo]
Federal Reserve’s, Bernanke’s credibility on line with new move to boost economy
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 08.17.10

August 17, 2010

Daily International News
August 17, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Israel
Israel to refuse to stop building settlements
[Telegraph]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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]