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Daily International News 10.12.11

October 12, 2011

After a wonderful week in Istanbul, I am back! Enjoy the news…

Daily International News
October 12, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan to decide on joining Pacific trade pact
[AP]
Koreas
Opposition leader calls for reconciliation with N. Korea
[Yonhap]
China to send 20 defectors back to N. Korea: report
[Kyodo]
China/Taiwan
Russia’s Putin holds talks with China’s Hu
[AFP]
Taiwan, China to sign nuclear safety pact
[Kyodo]
Lawmakers Pass Bill Targeting China Yuan Policy
[WSJ]
China calls for firm opposition to U.S. legislation scapegoating yuan policy
[Xinhua]
H.K. leader anticipates 2nd global recession
[Kyodo]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
China and Vietnam Move to Reduce Tensions in South China Sea
[NYT]
Myanmar releases dissidents, keeps many locked up
[AP]
Press conference of “The Lady” held at Busan Int’l Film Festival
[Xinhua]
Philippines unveils $1.6 billion stimulus package
[AP]
Thai floods: Roads turn to rivers in hard-hit city
[AP]
Captain in NZ ship wreck crisis charged
[Al Jazeera]
Australia’s Lower House Narrowly Passes Carbon Tax
[NYT]

South/Central Asia
U.S. open to Afghan peace deal including Haqqani
[Reuters]
Situation in Pakistan to remain volatile: Panetta
[Pakistan Tribune]
Tiny kingdom of Bhutan prepares for royal wedding
[AP] 
India encephalitis outbreak kills 400, mainly children
[BBC]

Middle East
Hamas and Israel confirm prisoner swap
[Al Jazeera]
US aims to punish Iran for Saudi envoy plot
[AP]
Tens of thousands rally to support Assad in Damascus
[Reuters]
Insurgents Attack Security Forces Across Baghdad
[NYT]

Africa
A Top Egyptian Minister Quits in Protest Over Killings
[NYT]
Gaddafi loyalists in two small pockets of Sirte
[Reuters]
Al Qaeda’s Zawahri calls on Algerians to revolt
[Reuters]
Vote counting under way in Liberia’s election
[Al Jazeera]
Uganda MPs block oil deals after corruption claims
[BBC]

Europe
Berlusconi seeks confidence vote to save coalition
[Reuters]
UK unemployment total reaches 17-year high
[BBC]
BlackBerry problems hit four continents
[Reuters]
EU calls on banks to increase capital buffers
[AP]
EU Pins Hopes on Second Slovak Vote This Week
[Der Spiegel]
Greek tax inspectors declare strike as austerity protests spread
[Reuters]
Diary shows Germans could have known of Nazi horrors
[Reuters]

Americas/Domestic
Hurricane Jova lashes Mexican resorts, villages
[AP]
Trial of ‘underwear’ bomber begins in US
[Al Jazeera]
Hillary Clinton: Don’t cut my budget
[POLITICO]
President’s Jobs Measure Is Turned Back in Key Senate Test
[NYT]
Mitt Romney solidifies his front-runner status in Republican debate
[WaPo]
Cain ‘9-9-9’ Tax Plan Captures Debate Spotlight
[Bloomberg]
Michael Jackson did not cause own death, says doctor
[BBC]

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Daily International News 09.01.11

September 1, 2011

Happy September!!

Daily International News
September 1, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
AP-GfK Poll: Japanese distrust govt after disaster
[AP]
Tokyo roads blocked in earthquake drill
[BBC]
Koreas
Condoleezza Rice rejects Cheney’s ‘attack on my integrity’ re: North Korea
[Reuters]
Exclusive: Obama moves to sell Northrop drones to South Korea
[Reuters]
Iran: Parliament speaker to visit North Korea
[AP]
N.Korea, Russia consider naval cooperation
[UPI]
North Korea to rent farm land in Russia’s Far East
[Ria Novosti]
N. Korea replaces head of inter-Korean industrial complex: sources
[Yonhap]
S Korea inflation at three-year high on food price jump
[BBC]
Sarah Palin set to attend South Korea forum
[AP]
China
Joint statement of the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of the Philippines
[Xinhua]
China reschedules launch of unmanned space module
[Xinhua]
Hong Kong worries about China’s tightening grip
[AP]
Apple defends itself after pollution allegations
[BBC]
Iran irked by errors in Qurans from China
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Sri Lanka imposes new anti-terrorism measures
[Al Jazeera]
Australian PM Julia Gillard hits out at asylum ruling
[BBC]
Myanmar Soccer Fans Given Freedom of Raucous Speech
[NYT]
World War II bomb kills 7 people in west Myanmar
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Kashmir border deaths spark India and Pakistan row
[BBC]
Indian activist Anna Hazare returns home after fast
[BBC]
Pakistan ‘incapable’ of prosecuting terror suspects
[Telegraph]

Middle East
Israel arrests Hamas leader in West Bank
[AP]
EU split on Palestinian push for recognition
[AP]
Iraq: US troops’ first fatality-free month since 2003
[BBC]
Syria unrest: Hama legal chief Bakkour ‘resigns over killings’
[BBC]
Bahrain tensions grow amid stronger protest calls
[AP]
Yemen: 30 al-Qaida suspects die in US airstrikes
[AP]

Africa
Russia Recognizes Libya Rebels as World Leaders Meet in Paris
[NYT]
Son Denies Rebels’ Claim That Qaddafi Is Cornered
[NYT]
China top paper warns West to let U.N. lead in Libya
[Reuters]
Sudan rebels say Khartoum using food as a weapon
[Reuters]
Faure Gnassingbe: Togo leader’s brothers ‘plotted coup’
[BBC]
High-profile Kenya suspects face ICC hearing
[Al Jazeera]
Congo police tear gas hundreds at election demo
[Reuters]

Europe
Guardian denies allegation in WikiLeaks statement that journalist disclosed passwords to archive
[Guardian]
French Socialists uneasy as Strauss-Kahn to return
[Reuters]
Art fraud trial begins in Germany
[BBC]

Americas
Jamaica drug lord ‘Dudus’ Coke admits racketeering
[BBC]
Bill Clinton aide named as Haiti’s 3rd pick for PM
[AP]

Domestic
US court case reveals CIA rendition details
[BBC]
Obama Resolves Dispute With Boehner by Delaying His Jobs Speech by One Day
[Bloomberg]
Klein: Expect Obama Speech to Yield No Action
[Bloomberg]
Biden’s claim that the GOP will ‘eliminate’ Medicare
[WaPo]
Christine O’Donnell Takes To Twitter After Tea Party Rejection
[TPM]
As water recedes, cleanup begins across Northeast
[AP]
Obama declares New Jersey ‘a disaster area’
[Al Jazeera]
AT&T Lawsuit Marks U.S. ‘Line in the Sand’ for Telecoms
[Bloomberg]

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Daily International News 08.22.11

August 22, 2011

Daily International News
August 22, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Race to replace Kan as prime minister an opportunity to display national will, vision
[Mainichi]
Areas near Japan nuke plant to remain off-limits
[AP]
74 percent favor gradual reduction of nuclear power plants: Mainichi poll
[Mainichi]
Apple’s iPhone gets Japanese earthquake alert
[BBC]
Koreas
North Korea’s Kim May Get Nuclear Talks Offer on Russia Trip
[Bloomberg]
North Korean Leader Travels in Secrecy Toward Russian Summit
[VOA]
Kim’s Russia trip focusing on energy issue
[AP]
Pyongyang expels South Koreans from “peace” resort
[Reuters]
Red Cross: 29,000 have lost homes in NKorea floods
[AP]
North Korea to Auction Resort Owned by South
[NYT]
Deutsche Bank charged in South Korea over stock rout
[BBC]
China
Day 4: Biden gently prods China on human rights
[LA Times]
China-Philippines relations to develop through presidential visit
[Xinhua]
China to identify responsibility in fatal rail crash: official
[Xinhua]
Tainted vinegar suspected in 11 deaths in China
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Myanmar’s president calls for easing tensions
[AP]
Vietnamese police detain 50 in anti-China protest
[AP]
Philippine gov’t, rebels start new round of peace talks
[Kyodo]
Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim defiant at sodomy trial
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Biden Names Mongolian Horse, Lauds Democratic Progress Before Japan Visit
[Bloomberg]
India tentatively moves for talks with anti-graft activist
[Reuters]
Inquiry confirms Kashmir unmarked graves
[Al Jazeera]

Middle East
Syrian Forces Kill Eight Protesters as Assad Rejects Western Call to Leave
[Bloomberg]
Arab nations to pressure Syria at UN
[AP]
Hamas says Gaza ceasefire agreed
[Al Jazeera]
Egypt cabinet to meet as Israel tensions linger
[Reuters]
US hikers enter Iran on “espionage mission”: minister
[Xinhua]
Iran starts moving uranium centrifuges to bunker
[Reuters]

Africa
Libya
Fighting rages over Gaddafi’s compound
[Al Jazeera]
Rebels claim 3 of Gadhafi’s sons captured
[CNN]
US Diplomat: Gadhafi’s whereabouts not yet known
[AP]
McCain And Graham Say US Should Have Pushed Harder For Fall Of Qaddafi
[TPM]
China wants active role in Libyan reconstruction
[AP]
S.Africa not assisting Gaddafi to exit: minister
[Reuters]
Non-Libya Related
Congo’s ruling party nominates incumbent president
[AP]
Hopes low before South Africa climate change talks
[AP]

Europe
Putin ally Valentina Matviyenko set to be Russia’s No 3
[BBC]
Strauss-Kahn could hold office in France-party rival
[Reuters]

Americas
Irene strengthens into hurricane as it heads for Haiti
[BBC]
Canadian opposition leader Jack Layton dies
[Reuters]

Domestic
Obama Seeks to Close Distance With Voters
[Bloomberg]
Rick Perry’s claim that Obama has ‘killed more jobs’ than any other president
[WaPo]
Rove bets Palin will run for president
[POLITICO]
Newt Gingrich’s Pacific strategy – working?
[POLITICO]
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial joins an evolving National Mall
[LA Times]
Wall Street Aristocracy Got $1.2 Trillion in Secret Fed Loans
[Bloomberg]
Dominique Strauss-Kahn charges ‘set to be dropped’
[Guardian]

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Daily International News 06.28.11

June 28, 2011

Daily International News
June 28, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan utility behind damaged nuke plant apologizes
[AP]
Tepco gets to keep nuclear reactors despite shareholder ire
[Reuters]
Koreas
‘Kim to Russia’ Gathering Media Steam
[Daily NK]
North Korea shuts down universities for 10 months
[Telegraph]

North Korea slashes food rations: aid worker
[AFP]
China/Taiwan
Beijing seeks nearly $2 million from Ai Weiwei
[AP]

Top Chinese leaders to meet with Sudan’s Bashir
[Xinhua]
China stops short of backing warrant for Gadhafi
[AP]
Chinese premier urges redoubled efforts to promote China-Germany business ties
[Xinhua]
China insists on bilateral talks to resolve South China Sea disputes
[Xinhua]
South China Sea disputes could lead to Asian war – report
[Reuters]
China rejects US Senate criticism over sea dispute
[AP]
Ma says Taiwan’s US F-16 bid ‘not going smoothly’
[AP]

First group of individual tourists leaves mainland for Taiwan
[Xinhua]
Taiwan ex-leader gets green light for jail writing
[AFP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
U.S., Philippine navies kick off 11-day joint exercise
[Xinhua]
Khmer Rouge defendant challenges genocide tribunal
[AP]
Suu Kyi via video: Dropping non-violent protest is ‘possible’
[BBC]

Film star Yeoh ‘deported from Myanmar’
[Al Jazeera]

South/Central Asia
Afghan, NATO forces nab militant dressed as woman
[AP]
Afghanistan’s central bank chief quits
[Al Jazeera]

Middle East
Yemen president’s TV speech ‘after Thursday’
[Al Jazeera]

Hamas says Gaza ready to receive flotilla
[Xinhua]
Gaza flotilla ship ‘sabotaged by divers’
[Al Jazeera]
Iran test fires 14 missiles
[Xinhua]

Turkish parliament to open amid boycott
[Al Jazeera]

Africa
Egypt court orders local councils dissolved
[Al Jazeera]
Prosecutor presses inner circle on Gadhafi arrest
[AP]
Qaddafi Has Few Options as Indictment Limits Exile Destinations
[Bloomberg]
Fresh protests hit Senegal’s capital
[Al Jazeera]
Somali parliament approves new prime minister
[AP]

Europe
Protesters clash with riot police in Athens strike
[AP]
Berlusconi ally warns of government fall over austerity
[Reuters]
U.S. Endorses France’s Lagarde as New I.M.F. Chief
[NYT]
IMF could pick Lagarde as chief as soon as Tuesday
[AP]

Spain plans new reforms before legislature ends
[Reuters]
Russia to resume buying Dutch, Belgian vegetables
[AP]
Doctors vote against cutting UK abortion time limit from 24 to 20 weeks
[Guardian]

Domestic
W.H. mum on Dalai Lama meeting
[POLITICO]

Court Conservatives Prevail
[WSJ]
NY’s Gay Marriage Law May Give Economic Boon
[Bloomberg]
Michele Bachmann’s thin legislative résumé
[POLITICO]
Obama, Republicans Focus on Narrower Deal on U.S. Debt as Deadline Nears
[Bloomberg]
Los Alamos residents evacuate as wildfire approaches
[LA Times]
Gabrielle Giffords Appears With Mark Kelly for Spaceflight Medal Ceremony
[ABC]
Report: Anthony Weiner playing powerbroker
[POLITICO]

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Daily International News 06.14.11

June 14, 2011

Daily International News
June 14, 2011

Northeast Asia
Koreas
US satellite images capture new buildings at North Korea nuclear plant
[Telegraph]
NKorea urges SKorea to abandon hostile policy
[AP]
China/Taiwan
Chinese president: China-Iran friendly cooperation conducive to peace, stability in region, world

[Xinhua]

China ‘will not use force’ in South China Sea disputes
[BBC]
China fumes over Hillary Clinton remark
[POLITICO]
Police stem south China riots amid migrant workers’ anger
[Reuters]

China ups bank reserves ratio as inflation hits 34-month high
[Reuters]
Taiwan to lower budget for F-16 fighter jets
[AP]

Japan
Japan cabinet approves Fukushima nuclear compensation
[Guardian]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Myanmar gov’t battles rebels near Chinese border
[AP]
Indonesia police arrest 2002 Bali bombing suspect
[AP]
Australian prime minister snubs Dalai Lama
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Karachi officials ‘removed’ after death of unarmed man
[BBC]
Afghanistan: Death penalty for Jalalabad bank massacre
[BBC]
Indian foreign secretary due in Pakistan to discuss Kashmir
[Reuters]
India Inflation Accelerates, Rate Increase Likely
[WSJ]
Nepal follows China as second Asian nation without landmines
[BBC]
First India-Sri Lanka passenger ferry for 30 years
[BBC]

Middle East
Fatah, Hamas meet in Cairo to settle dispute on leadership
[Xinhua]

Gaza unemployment levels ‘among worst in world’
[BBC]
CIA Plans Yemen Drone Strikes
[WSJ]

Bomb kills Yemen officer, Gulf states mull solution
[Reuters]
Haunted by Homicide: Federal Grand Jury Investigates War Crimes at Abu Ghraib, Plus Other Alleged CIA Abuses
[TIME]
Anonymous members arrested in Turkey
[BBC]
Syrian troops ‘widening’ crackdown
[Al Jazeera]
Gunmen, suicide bombers storm Iraq council building
[Reuters]

Africa
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood forms coalition with liberal party
[WaPo]
Qaddafi Coddled by U.S. Oil Producers
[Bloomberg]
Misrata oil refinery shelled by Gaddafi’s forces – video
[Guardian]
Reports: Abyei demilitarisation deal reached [Al Jazeera]
Somalia’s prime minister says he won’t quit office
[AP]
Airline: flights disrupted by E. Africa ash cloud
[AP]
Battle lines drawn in bid to lead S.Africa’s ANC
[Reuters]

Europe
Nuclear Referendum: Italians Vote No to Berlusconi
[Der Spiegel]
IMF shortlists France’s Lagarde and Mexico’s Carstens
[BBC]
Greek rating now worst in the world
[FT]

Americas
Congressional report: US guns fuel Mexico violence
[BBC]
Chilean volcano ash causes further flight havoc
[Guardian]

Domestic
Obama makes first presidential visit to Puerto Rico
[POLITICO]
Obama: My family would be fine with just 1 term
[AP]
U.S. Military Aid to Overseas Allies May Face Cuts, Mullen Says
[Bloomberg]
Hackers break into U.S. Senate computers
[Reuters]
GOP debate rivals let Romney off easy
[POLITICO]
Michele Bachmann is in
[POLITICO]
Tim Pawlenty beats hasty New Hampshire retreat
[POLITICO]
Cain says he meant Muslims ‘who are trying to kill us’
[POLITICO]
Senate to vote on repealing ethanol tax credits
[AP]
Firefighters turn corner on massive Arizona blaze
[Reuters]
Barack Obama suggests Anthony Weiner resign
[POLITICO]

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Daily International News 05.11.11

May 11, 2011

Daily International News
May 11, 2011

US-China S&ED Coverage
China rejects US criticism of human rights record
[BBC]
China-US make progress on trade but differences remain
[BBC]
U.S., China reach ‘milestone’ agreement on security, economic policy
[WaPo]
China-U.S. S&ED yields satisfactory outcome: Chinese vice premier
[Xinhua]
U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue creates new opportunities
[Xinhua]

Northeast Asia
China [non-S&ED]
Detained artist Ai Weiwei’s exhibits in UK
[AP]
Korean Bible instructor held following China raid
[AP]
Three ex-Xinhua Finance bosses face US fraud charges
[BBC]
Koreas
Pro-Pyongyang newspaper reacts coldly to Lee’s invitation
[Yonhap]
North Korea Readying New Surprise?
[The Diplomat]
U.S. evangelist Franklin Graham in N. Korea, meets foreign minister
[Kyodo]
U.S. ponders food-team trip to North
[JoongAng]
Debate rages about food aid to North Korea
[AP]
S. Korea, Japan Agree on 3-step Process to 6-party Talk Resumption
[Arirang TV]

Satellites show more poppy fields in the North
[JoongAng]
S. Korea urges North Korea to halt cyber attacks
[Kyodo]
S. Korea and N. Korea invited to field joint team in table tennis
[Yonhap]
Japan
Japan to set up govt-backed nuke compensation plan
[AP]
Japan nuclear operator seals radioactive water leak
[Reuters]
Kan orders probe into Fukushima failures
[FT]
Toyota quarterly profits drop but recovery expected
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Japan
U.N. envoy arrives in Myanmar to meet gov’t officials, Suu Kyi
[Kyodo]

Bangladesh rejects rights group’s criticism
[AP]

South/Central Asia
U.S. granted access to speak to bin Laden’s wives
[CNN]

Pakistan military aid safer than the economic aid
[FP]
Senator Kerry heads to Pakistan to smooth bin Laden fury
[Reuters]
Bin Laden Sons Say U.S. Broke International Law
[NYT]

Taliban resistance ‘under-estimated’ by Britain
[BBC]
India puts Pakistani army officers on “most wanted” list
[Reuters]
India’s Supreme Court rejects harsher Bhopal charges
[BBC]

Middle East
Hamas accepts 1967 borders, but will never recognize Israel, top official says
[Haaretz]

Syria tanks ‘shell’ protest city of Homs
[BBC]
Exclusive: Kuwait opens bid for Syrian seat on U.N. Human Rights Council
[FP]
Protests bring two Yemen cities to standstill, 2 dead
[Reuters]
Bahrain should set up torture investigation body – HRW
[Reuters]
Iraq to discuss extension of U.S. troops this month – PM
[Reuters]

Africa
Libya rebels ‘capture Misrata airport’
[BBC]

Ban Ki-Moon calls for Libya cease-fire as NATO assault intensifies
[WaPo]
Sudan: UN peacekeepers attacked in Abyei
[BBC]
Uganda opposition leader Kizza Besigye ‘allowed home’
[BBC]
Uganda’s anti-gay bill not on agenda after outcry
[AP]

Europe
Protesters clash during Greek strike
[FT]
German police raid homes of suspected extremists
[AP]
Lithuania jails Soviet commando for Medininkai shooting
[BBC]
Earthquake fever hits Rome as some fear “the big one” [Reuters]
Germany ‘could back Italy’s Draghi for ECB chief’
[AFP]
Clegg: Lib Dems to be ‘more muscular’ in coalition
[BBC]
David Cameron’s Prime Minister’s Questions – in full
[BBC]

Americas
FARC files show ties with Venezuela’s Chavez and Ecuador’s Correa
[Miami Herald]

Guatemalan Court Acquits Former President of Embezzling
[NYT]
Venezuela begins electricity rationing after blackouts
[BBC]

Domestic
President to Renew Muslim Outreach
[WSJ]
Obama administration boasting about border security
[WaPo]
Five Democratic Senators to watch in Obama debt meeting
[WaPo]
Gingrich is in, but can he win?
[WaPo]

Romney focused on outraising — by far — Republican presidential competitors
[WaPo]
Navy revokes guidance on same-sex marriages
[WaPo]
Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks about separation from Maria Shriver
[LAT]

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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]