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Daily International News 01.12.11

January 12, 2011

Daily International News
January 12, 2011

Northeast Asia
Koreas
Gates in Tokyo for Talks on North Korea
[NYT]
Gates Demands a Halt of North Korean Tests
[WSJ]
Hot Line Connecting Koreas Returns to Service
[NYT]
Klingner Opinion: North Korea’s Imminent Threat
[WSJ]
Seoul returns offer for talks – but tough talks
[JoongAng]
China’s Hu to call for new talks on North Korea
[AP]
S Korea keen on upgrading defense deals with Israel
[AHN]
Five North Korean defectors ‘shot dead’
[Sify]

China
Robert Gates tours China nuclear warfare headquarters
[BBC]
Nationalistic and Chasing the ‘Chinese Dream’
[NYT]
China Would `Welcome’ U.S. Statement on Holdings During Hu, Obama Summit
[Bloomberg]
Geithner warns Beijing on currency policies
[AP]
Tajikistan agrees to give land to China
[AP]
China bans German pork and eggs in dioxin scare
[BBC]
China artist Ai Weiwei’s Shanghai studio demolished
[BBC]

Japan
DPJ lawmakers get together amid internal rifts
[Mainichi]

Southeast Asia
Vietnam vows change to build modern economy
[BBC]
Floods ground Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
In Kabul, Biden promises U.S. support beyond 2014
[WaPo]
US ‘not the enemy of Islam’ says Biden
[AFP]
Suicide bomber kills two in Afghanistan capital
[Guardian]
Life in jail for two Pakistani Muslim blasphemers
[BBC]
Biden in Pakistan for Talks With Top Officials
[NYT]
Pakistani bomber kills 17 in attack on police
[BBC]
Zardari Ally to Succeed Slain Punjab Gov. Taseer in Pakistan
[NYT]

Middle East
Lebanon’s government falls as Hezbollah pulls out
[AP]
Iran Says Time Running Out for Nuclear Deal
[NYT]

Africa
South Sudan’s referendum vote reaches 60%, says SPLM
[BBC]
US could take Sudan off state terror list by July
[AFP]
Ivory Coast’s army opens fire on opposition neighborhoods
[AP]
Government imposes curfew in Tunisia’s capital
[AP]
Tunisian president fires police chief over unrest
[Reuters]
Egypt denies sectarian motive for Copt’s murder
[AFP]
Nigeria: Jos Killings Escalate
[All Africa]

Europe
Tony Blair to appear before Iraq war inquiry on 21 January
[Guardian]
Eric Illsley to quit as MP following expenses conviction
[Guardian]
Kaczynski air crash: Russia blames Polish pilot error
[BBC]
Dutch government enforcing taxes on prostitution
[AP]
Europe Debates Larger Rescue Fund
[WSJ]
European stocks higher after Portugal bond sale
[AFP]
Germany enjoys stellar growth
[FT]

Americas
Prayer and mourning in Haiti a year after quake
[AP]
Hitmen intensify attacks in Mexico’s richest city
[Reuters]
At least 61 dead in rain-hit Brazil towns
[Reuters]

Domestic
Arizona Shooting
Analysis: Sarah Palin’s use of ‘blood libel’ sparks new controversy
[WaPo]
Boehner opposes new gun-control bill
[The Hill]
Obama’s Visit to Arizona Offers Moment to Alter His Image of `Detachment’
[Bloomberg]
Officers stopped Loughner on day of Ariz. shooting
[AP]
Gun sales soar 60 percent in Arizona
[Politico]
Other
Daley Has $7.7 Million of JPMorgan Stock to Divest on Way to White House
[Bloomberg]
Republican school board in N.C. backed by tea party abolishes integration policy
[WaPo]
Oil spill panel calls for tighter federal rules, new fees for drilling
[WaPo]
More slayings in Pr. George’s, and police feel the heat
[WaPo]
How To Switch Your iPhone Service From AT&T To Verizon
[Techland]

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Daily International News 01.06.11

January 6, 2011

Daily International News
January 6, 2011

Global
New UN council to reflect 21st century
[AP]

Northeast Asia
China
China’s Push to Modernize Military Is Bearing Fruit
[NYT]

Chinese FM meets U.S. counterpart on Hu’s upcoming visit
[Xinhua]
China backs policy of no pre-emptive nuke strikes
[AP]
China law to make children visit parents
[BBC]
China improves energy efficiency 20 pct in 5 years
[AP]
Koreas
China’s North Korean Calculations
[NYT]

US envoy seeks Chinese help to ease Korea crisis
[AP] and China and U.S. Have ‘Useful’ Talks on North Korea [NYT]
Nuclear Inspection in N.Korea ‘Would Take Several Years’
[Chosun]
S.Korea’s Special Forces ‘Vastly Outnumbered’ by N.Korea’s
[Chosun]
Analysis: SKorea cool to NKorea charm offensive
[AP]
North Korea remains Christians’ No. 1 persecutor
[Orlando Sentinel]

N. Korea rewrites party regulations to boost hereditary power succession: source
[Yonhap]
Japan
Under-pressure Kan set to reshuffle Cabinet, DPJ leadership
[Mainichi]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
US protests over treatment of diplomat in Vietnam
[AP]

Flooded Queensland hit by fresh rain
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
U.S. Military Suspends 2 Contractors That Failed to Pay Afghans
[NYT]
U.S. to temporarily send 1,400 more Marines to Afghanistan
[Reuters]

Pakistan PM bends to opposition demands on economy
[AP]
Assassination Deepens Divide in Pakistan
[NYT]

Middle East
Hijack attempt foiled aboard Turkish Air flight
[CNN]
Iran says American woman detained on spy charges
[AP]

Israel says Turkey like Iran before revolution
[Reuters]
Mubarak says Israel must revise position on talks
[Reuters]
Benjamin Netanyahu heckled at Israel fire memorial
[BBC]

Africa
Egypt on alert as Copts gather for Christmas Eve
[BBC]
Ivory Coast: UN plans more peacekeepers
[BBC] and Ouattara calls for commando op in Ivory Coast [AP]

Security tight as Nigerian oil state goes to polls
[Reuters]
Sudan ‘needs clearer oil-sharing deal’
[BBC]
Tunisia suicide protester Mohammed Bouazizi dies
[BBC]
Tanzania police kill two in Arusha at Chadema protest
[BBC]

Europe
U.N. group warns of potential ‘food price shock’
[WaPo]
Hungary PM ‘ready to change’ media law if EU demands
[BBC]
UK moves to extend freedom of information laws
[AP]
Lithuania loses Euro court case over ex-leader Paksas
[BBC]
Belgium’s Flemish separatists block talks on coalition
[Deutsche Welle]

Americas
Opposition takes up seats in new Venezuelan parliament
[BBC]

Deadly grenade blast rocks Guyana capital Georgetown
[BBC]

Domestic
GOP bends its own new House rules
[Politico] and House Republicans adopt new rules for tax and spending legislation [WaPo]
Obama Turning to Experienced Hands as He Remakes Staff
[NYT]
The mystery of Bill Daley
[WaPo]
U.S. healthcare law repeal hurts deficits-Budget Office
[Reuters]
Geithner says U.S. could hit debt limit by March 31
[Reuters]
BP, Transocean, Halliburton blamed by presidential Gulf oil spill commission
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 10.29.10

October 29, 2010

Happy (almost) Halloween!

Daily International News
October 29, 2010

International
UN summit poised to seal pact on biodiversity
[AFP]

POTUS Asia Trip
Obama to talk up jobs on India trip
[FT]
What Obama can accomplish in India
[WaPo]
Obama in India: A high-tech trade agreement could change the playing field
[Asia Sentinel]
Obama not visiting Hiroshima, Nagasaki during Japan trip: official
[Mainichi]

Northeast Asia
Koreas
North Korea troops ‘fire into South Korea’
[BBC]
DPRK accuses South Korea of rejecting dialogue, contact
[Xinhua]
From 10/27 Activist Tells of Torture in North Korea Prison [NYT]
High-Ranking North Korean Military Official to Arrive in Cuba on Thursday
[Cuba News Agency]
WH: North Korean leadership transition in early stages
[Reuters]

Japan/China
Japanese ship intercepts ballistic missile in test
[AP]
Japan and China island row flares at ASEAN summit
[BBC] and Japanese statements violate China’s sovereignty, territorial integrity [Xinhua]
China says no to Kan, Wen bilateral
[Reuters]
ASEAN to bring in US as counterbalance to China
[AP]
Upcoming G20 summit an unprecedented test of China’s diplomatic stance
[Mainichi]
Chinese court denounces awarding of Nobel prize
[AP]
Amid disputes, US seeks common ground with China
[AP]
Clinton Presses, Courts Beijing
[WSJ]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Burma court hears Suu Kyi appeal
[BBC]
Clinton: US will push for UN commission on Myanmar
[AP]
Singapore Tightens Trading Rules With Iran, North Korea
[WSJ]
Government considers relocations after Indonesian tsunami
[CNN]
Hobbit legislation passed in New Zealand
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Wikipedia to open first office outside the US in India
[BBC]
Pakistan flood food running out, warns UN
[BBC]
Russia, US collaborate in Afghan drug raid
[AP]

Middle East
Iran ready for nuclear talks after November 10
[Reuters]
Egypt’s FM: No breakthrough in Mideast talks
[AP]
Hezbollah calls for boycott of UN Hariri tribunal
[AP]
Turkish presidential reception challenges headscarf ban
[BBC]

Africa
Botched Sudan referendum could reignite war: report
[Reuters]
Somali Islamists Kill Two Girls Branded Spies
[NYT]
Obama urges ‘peaceful and transparent’ Ivory Coast vote
[AFP]

Europe
Eurozone jobless total rises above 10%
[FT]
David Cameron claims EU budget success
[BBC]
Minister: French troops may withdraw from Afghanistan in 2011
[CNN]
France firm on burqa ban despite bin Laden threat
[AP]
Reports: Russia’s Bulava test-fire a success
[AP]

Americas
Canada cuts ties with North Korea
[AFP]
9 policemen killed in ambush in western Mexico
[AP]
Cholera’s spread raises calls to stall the election
[Miami Herald]

Domestic
Halliburton Spill Liability May Rise on BP Well Report
[Bloomberg]
Jobless Likely to Shun Election That Is Focused on Their Plight
[Bloomberg]
US economic growth rate quickens
[BBC]
Newt Gingrich: Out of the wilderness and into the mix for 2012
[WaPo]
Michelle Rhee outspoken to the end of her tenure as D.C. schools chancellor
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 08.05.10

August 5, 2010

Daily International News
August 5, 2010

East Asia
S. Korea holds anti-submarine drills near western sea border
[Yonhap]
Report: US to sell Taiwan decommissioned warships
[AP]
Chinese missile could shift Pacific power balance
[AP]
Workers Question China’s Account of Oil Spill
[NYT]
UN chief in Nagasaki calls for nuclear disarmament
[AP]
US, nuclear powers to attend Hiroshima memorial
[AP]
U.S., Hanoi in Nuclear Talks
[WSJ]
Military shakeup could derail Thai peace moves
[Reuters]

AfPak
Karzai Targets Two U.S.-Backed Task Forces
[WSJ]
Petraeus establishes new rules of conduct for Western forces in Afghanistan
[LAT]
Suicide bomber kills 7 Afghan police in north
[AP]
Pakistan floods head south after devastating trail
[Reuters]
Assassination of key U.S. ally adds to Pakistan’s crises
[WaPo]

Middle East
AP Exclusive: Iran defiant in nuclear documents
[AP]
Iran sees regional alliance to counter NATO
[Reuters]
Iran publishes new Holocaust-denying website
[AP]
UN: Israel did not cross border
[Al Jazeera]
Israel returns Turkish aid ships seized near Gaza
[Reuters]
Israel indicts 3 Arabs on espionage charges
[AP]
Egypt admits rocket attack from its own soil
[AP]
Illicit liquor trade uncovered in Dubai
[Gulf News]

Africa
Sudan’s Bashir in Libya to meet Kadhafi
[AFP]
Rwanda government denies link to assassinations
[BBC]
Naomi Campbell tells Taylor trial of ‘dirty stones’
[BBC]
Kenyan voters back new constitution
[Al Jazeera]

Europe
Medvedev sacks officers over Russia fire failures
[BBC]
Greece makes ‘strong start’ in cutting debt, IMF says
[BBC]
Chechen rebel leader revokes resignation
[AP]

Domestic
Ruling against Prop. 8 could lead to federal precedent on gay marriage
[LAT]
Google, Verizon Said to Have Web Deal as U.S. Talks Continue
[Bloomberg]
Geithner Sees No Evidence Tax Cuts Pay for Themselves
[Bloomberg]
‘Static kill’ of oil well deemed a success; gulf waters begin clearing
[WaPo]
Obama Returns to Illinois to Stump for Democrat Amid Scandals
[Bloomberg]

Americas
Canadian accused of buying weapons for al-Qaeda freed
[BBC]
Fidel Castro set to address Cuba national assembly
[BBC]
Panama ‘serial killer’ case: more bodies recovered
[BBC]

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Daily International News 06.22.10

June 22, 2010

Daily International News
June 22, 2010

Northeast Asia
US-Japan security pact turns 50, faces new strains
[AP]
U.S. in consultations with China on N. Korea: U.S. ambassador in China
[Yonhap]
China says “concerned” about South Korea-U.S. drill
[Reuters]
China seriously concerned over U.S. aircraft carrier reports: FM spokesman [Xinhua]
China’s more flexible yuan edges down vs. dollar
[AP]
China says it has cracked ‘major’ terrorist ring
[AP]
Joint military drill could come this month
[JoongAng IB]
UN action on Cheonan faces delay
[JoongAng IB]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan PM reverses stance on U.S. sanctions on Iran
[Reuters]
Pakistan arrests ‘German militant’ disguised in a burka
[BBC]
Refugees return to shattered Kyrgyz city as vote looms
[Reuters]
U.S. Said to Fund Afghan Warlords to Protect Convoys
[NYT]
NATO, Afghan forces capture senior Taliban figure
[AP]

SE Asia/Pacific
Security tight in Bangkok for general’s funeral
[BBC]
Australia restores race discrimination act
[BBC]

Middle East
Defense chief criticizes Jerusalem demolition plan
[AP]
Three dead in Iraq unrest
[AFP]
Four killed in Istanbul bus bomb attack
[DW]

Africa
Diamond Find Could Aid Zimbabwe, and Mugabe
[NYT]

Europe/UK
G20 leaders (mainly US and Europe) seem divided stimuli timing withdrawal
[MercoPress]
UK makes sharpest cuts in decades in new budget
[AP]
Oil execs in London slam Obama’s drilling ban
[AP]
Medvedev to tour Silicon Valley, seek investors
[AP]
Belarus cuts Russia gas transit
[Reuters]
Cyprus probes weapons on Sudan-bound ship
[Reuters]
Komorowski: pullout from Afghanistan in 2012
[AP]

Domestic
Rahm Emanuel expected to quit White House
[Telegraph]
Peter Orszag to bail next month; likely successors are inside
[Politico]
Wikileaks makes contact with US government
[BBC]
Gen. Stanley McChrystal coming to Washington to explain anti-administration comments
[WaPo] and White House summons top U.S. Afghanistan general [Reuters]
Dodd, Berman Reach Agreement on Iran Gasoline, Bank Sanctions
[Bloomberg]
Times Square car bomber details his chilling plot
[AP]
Obama uses powers to expand federal rights, benefits for gays and lesbians
[WaPo]
BP boss retreats from spill as shares hit 13-year low
[Reuters]
US Senate report says Haiti rebuilding has stalled
[AP]

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Daily International News 06.21.10

June 21, 2010

Daily International News
June 21, 2010

Northeast Asia
Abnormal radiation detected near Korean border
[AP]
Portugal beats North Korea in 7-0 rout
[AP]
Japan PM eyes sales tax hike, voters divided
[Reuters]
AP Exclusive: Uighurs flee China after riots
[AP]
China unshackles yuan ahead of G20
[Reuters]
Pragmatism Drove Beijing’s Decision to Drop Peg
[WSJ]

South/Central Asia
Witnesses say Kyrgyz police attack Uzbeks, kill 2
[AP]
India May Increase Compensation to Victims of 1984 Union Carbide Gas Leak
[Bloomberg]
Gates Urges More Afghan Funding
[WSJ]

Middle East
Jerusalem revives plan to raze Palestinian homes
[AP]
Lebanon permits Gaza-bound ship to sail to Cyprus
[AP]
Iran bans 2 IAEA inspectors from entering Iran
[WaPo]
Car Bombs Hit Crowds Outside Bank in Baghdad
[NYT]
Fury over Iraq power rationing spreads in harsh heat
[AFP]

Afirca
Nigeria’s Jonathan Is Not Ready to Declare Candidacy
[Bloomberg]
S.Africa union says hopes to reach deal with Eskom
[Reuters]
Lawyers: Murder of Congolese PM was war crime
[AP]
Zimbabwe diamonds ‘bloodstained’: HRW
[AFP]

Europe
Russia cuts Belarus gas supplies over debt
[BBC]
Late Polish president’s twin heads to runoff vote
[AP]

Americas/Domestic
Obama and Netanyahu to Meet July 6
[Reuters]
Medvedev’s U.S. Trip Aids Push to Reset Economic Ties
[Bloomberg]
Record number of Indian-Americans seeking office
[AP]
Kagan Hearing Gives Nominee Chance to Make Good on Candor View
[Bloomberg]
BP Gulf spill costs hit $2 billion, no end yet
[AP]
Lapses Found in Oversight of Failsafe Device on Oil Rig
[NYT]
Santos declares victory in Colombian presidential runoff
[CNN]
Mexican officials: Mayor of Guadalupe killed by gunmen
[CNN]

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Daily International News 06.16.10

June 16, 2010

Daily International News
June 16, 2010

Northeast Asia
UN warship hearing angers N Korea
[BBC]
North Korea rejects torpedo findings, threatens war
[CNN]
Obama upholds US sanctions on NKorea
[AFP]
Diet closed as Kan rejects opposition calls, election set on July 11
[Kyodo]
Expert sees need for more China-U.S. communication channels
[Xinhua]

South/Southeast Asia
Indonesia is struck by three powerful earthquakes
[BBC]
$300 mln to cope with Agent Orange in Vietnam
[AP]
Pakistan: US bin Laden hunter on mission from God
[AP]

Central Asia
After 4 days, violence subsides in Kyrgyzstan, but ethnic resentments linger
[WaPo]
Stand-off at Kyrgyz oil depot held by ethnic Uzbeks
[BBC]
Kyrgyz army tries to get control in riot-hit south
[AP]
China flies 960 nationals home from Kyrgyzstan; evacuation continues
[Xinhua]
Taliban Kill Official Vital to U.S. Plans
[WSJ]

Middle East
Iran says to set terms for any new nuclear talks
[Reuters]
Iran plans more powerful nuclear research reactor
[AP]
EU to introduce new Iran sanctions
[Guardian]
Israeli ministers to vote on easing Gaza blockade
[AP]
Suspected Hezbollah financier arrested in Paraguay
[AFP]
Attacks threaten unusual Turkish outreach to Kurds
[AP]

Africa
2 Sudan war crimes suspects surrender
[AP]
Somali Insurgents Detain Soccer Fans
[NYT]
South Africa may pay penalty for World Cup labour action
[Reuters]

Europe
French raise retirement age to 62
[BBC]
Poll: 86 pct dissatisfied with German government
[AP]
Ireland’s premier survives confidence vote 82-77
[AP]
Tragedy sets tone in race for new Polish president
[AP]
Mladic’s family petitions court to declare him dead
[Reuters]

Domestic
In Oval Office Speech, Obama Calls for New Focus on Energy Policy
[NYT]
Estimates of Oil Flow Jump Higher
[NYT]
Op-ed: Obama vs. BP (and You) [WSJ]

Americas
Calderon asks for Mexicans’ support as toll rises
[AP]
Owner of anti-Chavez TV channel flees Venezuela
[AP]
Vatican foreign minister in Cuba amid high hopes
[AP]