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Daily International News 04.14.11

April 14, 2011

Daily International News
April 14, 2011

Northeast Asia
Koreas
NKorea celebrates founder Kim Il Sung’s birthday
[AP]
North Korea Prepares to Indict American
[NYT]

CSM Opinion: How the US is like North Korea
[CSM]
Japan
Japan emperor makes first trip to disaster zone
[AP]
Japan quake: Police search for bodies near plant
[BBC]
Newseum gets Japan quake handwritten newspapers
[AP]

Aftershocks Threaten More Damage to Crippled Japan Nuclear Plant
[Bloomberg]
Sony considers two-week shutdown due to power shortages
[BBC]
China
Paper: China accuses famed artist of tax evasion
[AP]; Original: 因为涉嫌經濟犯罪,內地行為藝術家艾未未近日接受警方調查 [Wen Wei Po]
‘Stand-off’ at Tibetan monastery in Sichuan, China
[BBC]
Taiwan universities accept Chinese mainland students
[BBC]
China Policy Main Topic for the G-20
[NYT]

China FX reserves soar past $3 trillion, add to inflation
[Reuters]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan would back Taliban office in Turkey, official says
[Reuters]

India and Pakistan to resume sporting ties
[Al Jazeera]
Pakistan Protests Latest U.S. Missile Strike as Tensions With CIA Increase
[Bloomberg]
AP Exclusive: 2 French militants held in Pakistan
[AP]
Karzai blasts ‘foreign agents’ for Afghan suicide attack
[McClatchy]

Clinton warns NATO on speedy Afghan withdrawal
[AP]

Middle East
UN Gaza report co-authors round on Goldstone
[Guardian]

Israeli Foreign Minister Faces Indictment on Corruption Charges
[NYT]
E.U. sanctions 32 Iranian officials for human rights abuses
[WaPo]
U.S. Says Iran Helps Crackdown in Syria
[WSJ]

Bahrain seeks to dissolve main opposition group
[Reuters]
Yemen opposition spurns talks, sets Saleh deadline
[Reuters]

Africa
Libya: Nato foreign ministers hold talks in Berlin
[BBC]
Libya rebels say NATO must stop “massacre” in Misrata
[Reuters]
Allies to step up military pressure on Libya
[Al Jazeera]
Countries Agree to Try to Transfer Some of Qaddafi’s Assets to Libyan Rebels
[NYT]
Egypt army reconsiders cases of jailed protesters
[AP]
Russia criticises U.N. force role in Ivory Coast
[Reuters]
Ugandan police fire teargas at food price protest
[Reuters]
Uganda: Politician Kizza Besigye wounded at protest
[BBC]

Europe
Silvio Berlusconi vows not to run for new term in 2013
[BBC]
Belarus says five detained after metro bombing
[Reuters]
BRICS nations call for Russia to be admitted to WTO
[Ria Novosti]
David Cameron: ‘I want good immigration, not mass immigration’ – video
[Guardian]
Vince Cable attacks Cameron’s ‘very unwise’ immigration remarks
[Guardian]
Phone hacking: senior News of the World journalist arrested
[Guardian]
BP faces protests at shareholder meeting in London
[AP]
Council of Europe criticizes treatment of migrants
[AP]
Heavyweight directors at 2011 Cannes festival
[AP]

Americas
Cuba faces its worst drought for 50 years
[BBC]
Brazil police arrest Rio lawmaker for paramilitary ties
[BBC]

Domestic
Obama Embraces Debt Commission Ideas, Shuns Ryan’s Medicare Plan
[Bloomberg]
Gates Sets ‘Comprehensive Review’ to Find $400 Billion in Cuts
[Bloomberg]
Obama’s Money Pump for 2012 Re-Election Bid Primed by Chicago
[Bloomberg]
Obama announces framework for cutting deficit by $4 trillion over 12 years
[WaPo]

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NEWS: Afternoon Int’l News Roundup 10.23.09

October 23, 2009

East Asia

N Korea human rights ‘abysmal’ [BBC]

Japan FM: US Marine base should stay on Okinawa [WP]

–Funny picture of Okada and Mullen comparing hand size on this article.

AfPak

NATO agrees need to boost effort to Afghan transition [Reuters]

Refusing runoff would be ‘insulting democracy,’ Karzai says [CNN]

Middle East

Iran fails to accept U.N.-drafted nuclear deal [Reuters]

Israel/Palestine

Israel asks UN chief to nix Gaza war crimes report [AFP]

EU/UK

Economists revolt over surprise recession data [Times of London]

David Miliband set to sink Tony Blair’s hopes of EU presidency [Evening Standard]

Czechs, NATO back new US missile defense plan [WP]

Americas

U.S. Arrests Hundreds in Raids on Drug Cartel [NYT]

Honduras talks collapse again over Zelaya’s return [WP]

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NEWS: Afternoon Int’l News Roundup 10.21.09

October 21, 2009

Lots this morning going on…enjoy!

East Asia

N. Korea ‘more lethal’ as it continues nuclear pursuit, proliferation: Gates [Yonhap]

“The threat posed by North Korea has become “more lethal and destabilizing” as the country continues to pursue nuclear arms and missiles while spreading related knowledge, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday.”

Gates pushes Japan on U.S. troop shift plan [Reuters]

“It is time to move on,” Gates said at a news conference with Japanese Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa after they held talks on alliance issues. “This may not be the perfect alternative for anyone, but it is the best alternative for everyone.”

China: Detainees ‘Disappeared’ After Xinjiang Protests [HRW]

“The Chinese government should immediately account for all detainees in its custody and allow independent investigations into the July 2009 protests in Urumqi and their aftermath, Human Rights Watch said in a new report on enforced “disappearances” released today.”

China’s army to recruit 130,000 college grads [Reuters]

Hijacked Chinese bulk carrier heading northwest [Xinhua]

Gitmo

Supreme Court to hear Uighurs’ case [NYT]

“The Supreme Court set aside the objections of the Obama administration and said Tuesday that it will consider whether judges have the power to release Guantanamo Bay detainees into the United States if they have been deemed not to be “enemy combatants.” LA Times Coverage

AfPak

Afghan president’s rival accepts Nov. 7 runoff [WP]

“The runner-up in Afghanistan’s election agreed on Wednesday to a second round of voting, a day after President Hamid Karzai conceded that widespread fraud erased his first-round majority.”

Kerry Wins Obama’s Praise for Brokering Afghan Election Runoff [WSJ]

Afghan poll fraud officials fired [BBC]

“Earlier Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told the BBC the UN wanted 200 top poll officials who were complicit in fraud replaced to make the vote credible.”

Pakistan Closes Schools, Colleges After Twin Bombings [WSJ]

“Pakistan closed schools nationwide for five days after suicide bombers struck a university in the capital, a step that may further erode public tolerance for the country’s Islamic militant movement.”

Pakistan hits Taliban; urges NATO to seal border [Reuters]

“Pakistani helicopter gunships attacked Taliban bases near the Afghan border on Wednesday as the army urged NATO forces to seal the frontier to stem cross-border movement of militants.”

Israel/Palestine

Israel hardens stance on U.N. Gaza report [WP]

Israel hardened its opposition Tuesday to international calls for an independent inquiry into its offensive in the Gaza Strip last winter, saying it would urge the United States to stop the issue from advancing at the United Nations.”

Palestinian president to set Jan. election date [AP]
“Mahmoud Abbas told journalists in Cairo he will set the date in a presidential decree Sunday.
Hamas, which wants the voting delayed, dismissed Abbas’ announcement as an attempt to pressure the group into an agreement to end a bitter two-year division between the two sides that has interfered with peace talks with Israel and hampered reconstruction of war damage in Gaza.”

Middle East

Diplomats: Iranian negotiators back uranium deal [AP]

“Iranian negotiators on Wednesday expressed support for a deal that – if accepted by their leaders – would delay Tehran’s ability to make nuclear weapons by sending most of its existing enriched uranium to Russia for processing, diplomats said.”

Iran, powers have till Friday to OK nuclear deal [Reuters] The U.N. nuclear watchdog on Wednesday presented a draft deal to Iran and three world powers for approval within two days to reduce Tehran’s stockpile of enriched uranium, seen by the West as a nuclear weapons risk.”

EU/UK

Poland ready to accept new US missile defense deal [AP]

“Standing alongside U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, Poland’s prime minister said Wednesday his country was ready to participate in the Obama administration’s revamped plan for a U.S. missile defense shield in Europe.”

UK lawyer says Lockerbie bomber still alive [AP]

“Sky News television reported Wednesday that the former Libyan intelligence agent had died, but lawyer Tony Kelly said the report was incorrect.”

British-chartered plane takes Afghan migrants home [Guardian]

“Flight takes off from Paris as joint immigration crackdown prompts anger in France.”

EU states downgraded in press freedom index [EU Observer]

“Press freedom in several European countries has eroded dramatically in the past year, particularly in Slovakia, Italy and Bulgaria, according to an annual index released on Tuesday (20 October) by NGO Reporters Without Borders.”

Africa

Ecowas Suspends Niger Republic [AllAfrica]

Americas

Police say total 29 dead in Rio drug violence [Reuters]

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NEWS: Morning Int’l News Roundup 10.16.09

October 16, 2009

Koreas
North Korea invites U.S. envoy for talks: report
[Reuters] – Kyodo scoop
Koreas fail to agree on more family reunions, North requests aid
[Yonhap]

Australia
Five guilty in Sydney terrorism trial
[SMH]

AfPak
Turf Wars: Why Pakistan’s military hates America’s new aid package
[FP]
Pakistan Attacks Kill at Least 39
[WP]
Karzai Aide Says Afghan Runoff Vote Is Likely
[NYT]
Clinton: Recommendations of Afghan electoral commission should be followed
[CNN]
Runoff Called More Likely in Afghan Vote
[WSJ]

Iran
Iranian go-slow dims deal chances at Vienna atom talks
[Reuters]

Middle East Peace Process
UN vote sends Gaza war report to Security Council
[AP]

Africa
Zimbabwe PM boycotts unity government
[AP]
Nigeria: Country Wins UN Security Council Seat
[AllAfrica]

Honduras
No Honduras deal yet on Zelaya return after coup
[Reuters]