Posts Tagged ‘Gordon Brown’

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Daily International News 08.31.11

August 31, 2011

Daily International News
August 31, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Daily International News 02.07.11

February 7, 2011

Daily International News
February 7, 2011

Egypt/Tunisia
Egypt approves 15 percent raise for govt employees
[AP]
Egypt demonstrators entertain to keep morale high
[AP] and Cairo Protesters Try to Keep Up the Pressure [NYT]
Realpolitiktian: Obama’s Handling of Egypt
[New York Mag]
Egypt diplomacy: White House races to keep pace with events put in motion by protests
[WaPo]

Obama Says Egypt Not Going Back to Way It Was Before
[Bloomberg]
Egypt checks diplomatic pouches as precautionary measures
[Xinhua]
Tunisian president to get emergency powers
[AFP]
Tunisia ban on Ben Ali’s party
[Gulf Daily]

Northeast Asia
South Korea Questions Boat Passengers From North
[NYT]

N.Korea Red-Faced as Russia Denies UN Security Council Claim
[Chosun]
N. Korea may send heir apparent to China to secure support: analyst
[Yonhap]
Japan PM says Russia visit to Kurils ‘unforgiveable’
[BBC]

Ex-U.S. intelligence official says Japan-U.S. alliance unbalanced
[Kyodo]

Southeast Asia
Thai, Cambodian clashes resume at disputed border
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Top India and Pakistan diplomats meet in Bhutan
[BBC]
Pakistani investigators name Musharraf accused in Benazir’s murder case
[Xinhua]
US presses Pakistan’s president to free American
[AP]
6 WWF volunteers abducted in Indian tiger reserve
[AP]
Police arrest opposition protesters in Bangladesh
[AP]
Afghan bombing kills 1; gunmen kill local chief
[AP]

Middle East
Iran unveils missiles, satellites as warning to foes
[Reuters]
Hariri court holds hearing to discuss law issues
[AP]
Kuwait minister resigns and avoids ‘torture death’ questions
[The National]

Africa
Sudan’s Bashir to accept referendum result’
[AFP]
Nigerian president launches election campaign
[AFP]

Europe
Labour government did ‘all it could to secure release of Lockerbie bomber’
[Guardian]

WikiLeaks Founder Back in Court to Challenge Extradition
[NYT]
Report: Russia warns US over missile defense plans
[AP]
Dutch lawmaker back in court for hate speech case
[AP]
Dutch protest Iran’s execution of Dutch-Iranian woman
[CNN]

Domestic
Critics move to claw back millions from UN
[FT]
Is the GOP nomination worth having in 2012?
[WaPo]
Palin’s Bold Attacks, Quiet Strategy Puzzle Republicans for 2012
[Bloomberg]
Jeb Bush should run now, for at least eight reasons
[National Review]
AOL Buys Huffington Post: Is It Crazy?
[WSJ]

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Daily International News 09.01.10

September 1, 2010

Happy September!!

Daily International News
September 1, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
NKorea forges trade docs to dodge sanction: report
[AP]
Engaging North Korea in Twitter Diplomacy
[NYT]
North Korea seeks stronger ties with China
[Reuters]
U.N. Lays Plans to Spend $290M on Aid to North Korea
[Fox]
China Hints at N.Korean Guilt in Cheonan Sinking
[Chosun]
N. Korea silent on offer to send flood aid: S. Korea
[Yonhap]
Americans Won’t Forget Cheonan Sinking
[Chosun]
China/HK
China begins military exercises in Yellow Sea
[BBC]
US decides against China currency investigation
[BBC]
China imposes anti-subsidy duties on US chicken
[AP]
Hong Kong seeks minimum wage deal
[BBC]
China orders mobile phone users to disclose real names amid privacy concerns
[Xinhua]
Japan
Japan PM Kan, rival Ozawa clash over fiscal policy
[Reuters]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Myanmar media confirm junta chief retains power
[AP]
Cambodia boasts plans for Asia’s tallest building
[AP]
Australian PM Gillard secures support from Greens
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Interview with CIA Veteran Michael Scheuer: ‘Only the Taliban Are Not Corrupt’
[Der Spiegel]
Crisis spurs Afghan bank ‘takeover’
[Al Jazeera]
Afghan bankers resign amid corruption allegations
[Reuters]
Floods slow growth, raise inflation: Gilani
[DAWN]
Pakistan will require long-term aid, says Clegg
[BBC]

Middle East
Peace Process
Palestinians crack down on Hamas after shooting
[AP]
Trying to Buck Odds, Obama Takes On 3 Big Mideast Tasks
[NYT]
Israel hints Jerusalem compromise in peace talks
[Reuters]
No settlement deal ahead of Mideast talks
[FP]
Iran/Iraq
Obama Declares an End to Combat Mission in Iraq
[NYT]
US changes military commanders in Iraq
[AP]
SPIEGEL Interview with Iran’s Foreign Minister: ‘The West Lacks Political Maturity’
[Der Spiegel]
Africa
Gunmen fire on plane carrying aid workers in Congo
[AP]
Mozambique police fire at crowds protesting prices
[AP]
South Sudan’s Aweil region swamped by floods
[BBC]

Europe
Spain Reaches Out to China on Government Debt
[WSJ]
French ministers lash out at ‘grotesque’ criticisms of Roma policy
[EU Observer]
Rape probe against WikiLeaks founder reopened
[AP]
UK
Tony Blair’s A Journey memoir released – live blog
[Guardian]
Tony Blair tells of tension with ‘maddening’ Brown
[BBC] and Tony Blair: ‘I cried for Iraq war victims’ [AP]
Ed Miliband says it’s time to ‘move on’ from Blair
[BBC]

Americas
Mexico dismisses 10% of federal police
[FT]
New photos show Fidel Castro with US journalist
[AP]
Fidel Castro takes blame for persecution of Cuban gays
[BBC]
‘Unprecedented’ challenge to save Chilean miners
[AP]

Domestic
Obama Says End of Iraq Combat Makes Economy ‘Central Mission’
[Bloomberg]
Murkowski Concedes Alaska Primary Defeat
[NYT]
Hurricane Earl downgraded to Category 3, still threatens East Coast
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 05.11.10

May 11, 2010

Daily International News
May 11, 2010

Northeast Asia
Hatoyama to revisit Okinawa around May 23 over U.S. base issue
[Kyodo]
North Korea World Cup viewing in doubt
[BBC]
Two N. Korean defectors to run in local elections
[Yonhap]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Myanmar’s Suu Kyi appeals sentence again
[Reuters]
Son of Corazon Aquino leading in Philippine presidential election
[LAT]
Protests to stay til Thai leaders report to police
[AP]

Central/South Asia
Missile barrage kills 14 in Pakistan tribal area
[AP]
Pakistan invites India for meeting on peace talks
[BBC]

Middle East (some N. Africa)
Iran sentences Newsweek journalist in absentia
[AP]
Russian, Syrian presidents hold talks in Damascus
[AP]
Disregarding peace talks, Israel announces more settlement construction
[McClatchy]
Israel sees no discord with U.S. on nuclear issue
[Reuters]
Ash affects flights in Morocco, Turkey, Spain
[AP]

Africa
EU: Somali pirates free cargo vessel after ransom
[AP]
Libya, EU see first partnership pact this year
[Reuters]

Europe
UK’s Nick Clegg faces agonizing coalition choice
[AP]
Momentum grows towards a Lib-Con deal – if Clegg can convince his party
[Times UK]
French parliament lays groundwork for veil ban
[AP]
Pope blames church’s own sins for sex scandal
[AP]

Americas/Domestic
Obama Seeks Karzai Assurances on Corruption Push, Taliban Plan
[Bloomberg]
Senate hearings prompting spill blame game
[AP]
From 05.10 Protesters blast Haiti president’s quake response [AP]
Immigration advocates woo McCain
[Politico]
From 05.10 Obama Said to Be Open to New Miranda Look [NYT]

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Daily International News 05.07.10

May 7, 2010

Daily International News
May 7, 2010

Special: Kim Jong-Il in China
Top leaders of China, DPRK hold talks in Beijing
[Xinhua]
China’s embrace of North Korea’s Kim irks neighbours
[Reuters]
Kim: DPRK sticks to denuclearization
[Xinhua]
Q+A: What is next for North Korea nuclear diplomacy?
[Reuters]

East Asia
Island heads reject Hatoyama’s request to host U.S. base functions
[Kyodo]
Dalai Lama tells AP: Exiles must press China talks
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Australia burka armed robbery sparks ban debate
[BBC]
Malaysian sultan ‘held in hospital against his will’
[BBC]
Burma’s NLD democracy party dissolved
[BBC]

Central/South Asia
US urges Nepal Maoists to end strike
[AFP]
Indian soldiers clash with Kashmir rebels, 7 killed
[Reuters]
Briton Vugar Khalilov ‘denied treatment’ in Kyrgyzstan
[BBC]

Middle East
Iran’s foreign minister hosts UN envoys in New York
[BBC]
Israel won’t move on U.N. call for nuclear-free zone
[Reuters]
Iraq vote winner asserts right to form government
[AP]Europe

Europe
Election: Cameron makes offer to Lib Dems on government [BBC]
From 05.06 West Europeans target US nukes at treaty session [AP]
Russia declines to stop American adoptions
[AP]
German parliamentary vote backs Greece bail-out funding
[BBC]

Americas
From 05.06 Giant box close to being over oil-spewing well [AP]
From 05.06 US adds 3 Mexican states to travel-warning list [AP]
From 05.06 Haiti prez to extend term if election not held [AP]

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Daily International News 04.30.10

April 30, 2010

Daily International News
April 30, 2010

East Asia
Shanghai rolls out record world’s expo
[CNN]

South/Southeast Asia
India and Pakistan pledge to improve relations
[LAT]
Burma PM ‘applies to form new political party’
[BBC]
Thai protesters on defensive after storming hospital
[Reuters]

Middle East
New US warning to Syria on Scuds
[BBC]
Egypt rejects claims that it gassed Gaza tunnels
[AP]

Africa
US gives $7.5M more for Taylor war crimes trial
[AP]
‘Hundred killed’ in Chad clashes
[BBC]
UN extends Sudan peacekeeping mission another year
[AP]

Europe
Belgium bans burqa-type dress in public
[AP]
Cameron takes momentum after confident debate
[AP]

Americas
White House Says No New Offshore Drilling Until Investigation is Complete
[ABC]
Mexico charges 25 Acapulco police for drugs, arms
[AP]
D.C. press corps, spurned by Obama, invites Justin Bieber to prom
[Salon]

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Daily International News 04.28.10

April 28, 2010

Daily International News
April 28, 2010

Northeast Asia
Hatoyama to visit Okinawa on May 4 to discuss Futemma
[Kyodo]
China shows global leadership by lifting entry ban on HIV carriers: UNAIDS
[Xinhua]
US, Europe press China to drop tech security rule
[AP]
Man stabs 15 students, 1 teacher in south China
[AP]

Southeast/South Asia
Thai authorities, protesters clash; 1 soldier dies
[AP]
Indian diplomat accused of spying for Pakistan
[LAT]

Middle East
Israel’s Ayalon sees talks restart within two weeks
[Reuters]
No fines now for Palestinian settlement workers
[AP]
Former PM urges interim government in Iraq
[AP]

Africa
Unpaid Somali soldiers desert to insurgency
[AP]
Southern Sudan opposition leader contests poll result
[BBC]
Niger – UN warning over total crop failure
[BBC]

Europe
Conservatives, Labour Gain in Poll Showing Hung Parliament
[SFGate3]
In UK election gaffe, Brown calls voter ‘bigoted’
[AP]
Stocks slump as Greece debt downgraded to junk
[WaPo]
Austria probe links slaying to Chechen president
[AP]
Russia publishes Katyn massacre archives
[BBC]

Americas
Plea deal possible for Canadian at Guantanamo
[Reuters]
Holder: U.S. May Fight Arizona Immigration Law
[CBS]
Chile Catholic church hit by abuse claims, bomb
[AP]

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Daily International News 04.16.10

April 16, 2010

Daily International News
April 16, 2010

Southeast/East Asia
South Korea: External explosion sank ship
[CNN]

Tibetans mourn as China quake toll hits 791
[Reuters]
Quake hoax in N China under probe
[Xinhua]
Malaysia halts Iran petrol sales
[FT]

South/Central Asia
Kyrgyz president formally resigns after turmoil
[Reuters]
Kyrgyzstan extends US lease on Manas air base
[BBC]

Officials take weapons from ousted leader’s family
[AP]
Afghan suicide attack targets foreigners
[Telegraph]

Hospital blast kills 10 in SW Pakistan
[Reuters]
From 04.15 Report on Bhutto assassination rips Pakistani government, security agencies [FP]

Middle East
Iran holds own nuclear conference as new UN sanctions loom
[DW]

Iran bars reformist leader from Japan conference
[AP]
Yemen rebels fire on military plane, breaching truce
[Reuters]
‘Palestinian collaborators’ executed by Hamas
[BBC]

Africa
Sudan begins counting in polls marred by boycotts
[Reuters]
Zambia hit by worst cholera outbreak in years
[AP]

Europe
10 million watch UK’s 1st TV election debate
[AP]

Bishop Williamson convicted of Holocaust denial
[AP]

Americas
Gates calls for ratification of Colombia free trade agreement
[LAT]
Lawyer: Charges dropped against 9 missionaries
[AP]

Argentina to repay 2001 debt as Greece struggles to avoid default
[Guardian]

Domestic
Special Report: U.S. shifts gears to tackle homespun terrorism
[Reuters]
Obama extends hospital visitation rights to same-sex partners of gays
[WaPo]

From 04.15 C.I.A. Document Details Destruction of Tapes [NYT]
47 arrested in human smuggling raid
[Arizona Republic]

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Daily International News 03.05.10

March 5, 2010

Daily International News
March 5, 2010

East Asia
Toyota chief holds morale-boosting meet in Japan
[AFP]
Chinese President calls for balanced, coordinated, sustainable development
[Xinhua]

SE Asia
Malaysian Catholics angered by Muslim Communion act
[BBC]
8 jailed for plot to kill Fiji’s prime minister
[AP]

AfPak
Suicide bomber kills at least 10 in Hangu
[Dawn]

Middle East
Turkey recalls ambassador after US resolution on ‘Armenian genocide’
[CSM]
Israel, Palestinians set for indirect talks
[Reuters]

Africa
Chad prime minister resigns: statement
[Reuters]
Rwanda – Kigali hit by twin grenade attacks
[BBC]
Fugitive Rwandan general tracked to South Africa
[AP]
Rwanda grenade attack wounds 16 in capital
[AP]
Togo opposition claims ‘irregularities’ in poll
[AP]

Europe
Iraq invasion was right decision for right reasons, says Brown
[Guardian]
Dutch anti-Islam politician creates stir in UK
[AP]
Russia and Ukraine pledge to mend relations
[BBC]
Iceland’s Prospects Hinge on Vote
[WSJ]

Americas
Clinton pushes Honduras recognition
[AP]
UN envoy: Haiti should hold presidential election
[AP]

Domestic
U.S. criticized on Iran sanctions
[WaPo]
Shooter of Two Pentagon Police Officers Dies
[NYT]
Obama advisers set to recommend military tribunals for alleged 9/11 plotters
[WaPo]
Senators: Lift ban on gays donating blood
[Salon]

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Daily International News 02.22.10

February 22, 2010

Daily International News
February 22, 2010

UPDATE: US SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR NORTH KOREA POLICY AND US SPECIAL ENVOY FOR SIX PARTY TALKS SUNG KIM WILL DEPART FOR BEIJING, SEOUL, AND TOKYO TOMORROW TO MEET WITH COUNTERPARTS IN THE SIX-PARTY PROCESS. There are no plans for them to meet with North Korean interlocutors at this time.

DPRK
North Korea seeks military talks with rival South
[Reuters]

China/Taiwan
US experts close in on Google hackers
[FT]
Chinese netizens make fun of NYT Google hacking report
[Xinhua]
China PLA officer urges new Internet control agency
[Reuters]

Pentagon paints grim picture of Taiwan air defense [AP]
China throws birthday bash for Zimbabwe’s Mugabe
[Reuters]

Afghanistan
NATO Airstrike Is Said to Have Killed Afghan Civilians
[NYT]
Dutch Courage: Now is a time for Nato to show more commitment to Afghanistan, not less
[Times of London]

Middle East/N. Africa
Former Top Generals Detained in Turkish Coup Inquiry
[NYT]
Iran to Build More Enrichment Plants
[NYT]
Israel drones ‘could target Iran’
[Al-Jazeera]
Ex-UN nuclear chief: Egypt must change
[AP]

Africa
Ugandan rebels kidnap 40 in Centr.Africa
[AFP]

Europe
Gordon Brown’s Allies Reject Bullying Charges
[NYT]
Floods, Mudslides in Madeira Leave 42 Dead
[WSJ]

Americas
Latin nations seek unity in regional summit
[CNN]
Drilling for oil set to start off the Falkland Islands
[BBC]
Venezuela’s ranchers warn against arming peasants
[AP]

Domestic
Toyota heads to Capitol Hill with team of lobbyists, history of political giving
[WaPo]