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Daily International News 01.27.11

January 27, 2011

Daily International News
January 27, 2011

Northeast Asia
US considers boosting force in Asia: Pentagon
[JoongAng]

Koreas
US says China wants to contain NKorea
[FT]
Expert: NKorea won’t see improved ties with SKorea
[AP]
‘NK fatigue growing in China’
[Korea Times]
Defector Reflects on North Korea Through Art
[WSJ]
China
China to step up controversial technology plans
[AP]
China Will Face Crisis Within 5 Years, 45% of Investors in Global Poll Say
[Bloomberg]
Japan
Japanese, US troops hold major war games
[AP]

Volcano erupts in southern Japan
[Xinhua]
Japan’s credit rating downgraded by Standard & Poor’s
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Shark nations failing on conservation pledges
[BBC]
Australian government proposes temporary flood relief tax
[Guardian]

South/Central Asia
Indian official Sonawane’s murder prompts mass protest
[BBC]
Police: US consular official kills 2 gunmen in Pakistan
[AP]

U.S. Lobbies Afghanistan to Release Christian Converts
[WSJ]

N. Africa/Middle East Unrest-related
Unrest spells end to Mideast dynasties
[FT]
Thousands rally in Yemen, joining Tunisia and Egypt in anti-government protests
[Haaretz]
Tunisia may purge Ben Ali loyalists
[Al Jazeera]
Obama Poised to Step Up Criticism of Mubarak If Crackdown Is Intensified
[Bloomberg] and Mubarak ruling party says it’s ready for dialogue [AP]

ElBaradei to return as Egypt unrest enters third day
[Reuters]

Middle East
Hezbollah-backed Lebanon PM seeks good US ties
[AP]
Israeli settlers kill Palestinian in West Bank – witnesses
[Reuters]
Bomb at Baghdad funeral in Shia Muslim area kills 37
[BBC]

Africa
Ugandan gay activist beaten to death after threats
[Reuters]
Mandela, 92, hospitalized for tests in S. Africa [AP]

Europe
Alexander Lukashenko to be banned from EU
[Guardian]
Russian Islamist wanted for Moscow blast – report
[Reuters]
‘Second underage girl’ named in Berlusconi sex case
[BBC]
At Davos, Sarkozy says he and Merkel will never abandon euro
[Reuters]

Americas
Haiti Candidate Celestin Is Cut
[WSJ]
Colombian coal mine blast kills 21 workers
[BBC]

Domestic
US Utah ‘biological’ army base ‘locked down’
[BBC]
Dealing With Assange and the Secrets He Spilled
[NYT]
Social Security fund will be drained by 2037
[AP]
Obama vows to end enforcement of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ this year
[WaPo]
Harry Reid tells Obama he’s ‘wrong’ on earmarks and should ‘back off’ (video)
[WaPo]

Sarah Palin turns Obama’s ‘Win the future’ into ‘WTF’ (video)
[WaPo]
DHS to Scrap Color Code Terror Alerts by April
[ABC]

Republicans want a return to workplace immigration raids
[LAT]
To target Fox News over ‘Nazi’ label, rabbis make use of Murdoch’s other media
[WaPo]
Senate tea party: Members wanted
[POLITICO]
Michele Bachmann poses challenge for GOP
[POLITICO]
Snowstorm Wallops Northeast, Piling on the Misery
[ABC]

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Daily International News 10.26.10

October 26, 2010

Daily International News
October 26, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
South Korea to Take Lead Role in Counterproliferation Program
[Korea Herald]
Kim Jong-nam: ‘North Korea will collapse soon’
[Korea Times]
Two Kims inspect N.Korea’s secret police agency
[AFP]
N. Korea announces new ambassador to China
[Yonhap]
Ban says Korea to be bridge at G-20
[JoongAng]

Japan
Japan, worried by China, may boost submarine fleet
[AP]

China
Beijing now worried anti-Japan protests could backfire
[CSM]
China’s Xi Jinping Next Leader Hails Korean War as ‘Great and Just’
[Chosun]
Wife of jailed Nobel winner invites dozens to Oslo
[AP]
EU and WTO seeking solution over China rare earths
[Reuters]
Fast train, big dam show China’s engineering might
[AP]
From 10/25 Taking Harder Stance Toward China, Obama Lines Up Allies [NYT]

Southeast Asia
Myanmar’s democracy icon sidelined for election
[AP]
China campaigning against international probe of possible war crimes in Burma
[WaPo]
Indonesia tsunami kills 113; scores more missing
[AP]
Indonesian volcano erupts, 20 hurt by hot ash
[AP]
UN warns on Vietnam birth ratio
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Analysis: India, U.S. aim to lift defense ties during Obama trip
[Reuters]
Immelt, McNerney Among CEOs to Meet Obama in India
[Bloomberg]

Middle East
Saudi cabinet gives nod to nuclear pact with Russia
[AFP]
Iran begins inserting fuel into nuclear plant core
[Reuters]
Netanyahu visits commando unit behind Gaza ship raid
[Reuters]
Tariq Aziz sentenced to death
[Al Jazeera]
Yemen Interior Ministry imposes ban on weapons
[AP]
Yemeni journalist on trial for Qaeda with Awlaki links
[Reuters]
Syrian leader says US sows chaos overseas
[AP]

Africa
Egypt detains Brotherhood members before vote
[Reuters]
UN PKO Chief in Sudan border clash warning
[BBC]

Europe
Russia most corrupt among global powers, study says
[WaPo] and War-hit countries ‘most corrupt’ [BBC] – LINK TO REPORT
Czechs grant asylum to Cuban political prisoner
[AP]
EU foreign ministers set the stage for clash over financial regulations
[DW]
French strikes lose steam, garbage workers return
[AP]
Bosnia: bones of at least 97 people found in lake
[AP]
George Osborne: GDP figures show recovery is steady
[BBC]
Thatcher ‘making good progress’ in hospital after flu
[BBC]
Paul, the WCup predicting octopus, dies at 2 1/2
[AP]

Americas
Brazil Challenger’s Chances Dim
[WSJ]

Domestic
U.S. Corruption Ranking Slides as Confidence Wanes
[Bloomberg] – LINK TO REPORT
Voters ‘Ripe for Change’ Signal Republicans to Add 6 Governors
[Bloomberg]
G.O.P. Senate Odds Slip on Colorado, West Virginia Polls
[NYT]
In Nevada, it’s can’t live with Harry Reid and can’t live without him
[WaPo]
‘Daily Show’ kicks off visit to D.C.
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 06.09.10

June 9, 2010

Daily International News
June 9, 2010

Northeast Asia
North Korea warns UN against warship debate
[BBC]
China court upholds 5-year sentence for activist
[AP]
Chinese judges hurt in acid attack
[BBC]
Foxconn factory ends condolence payments over suicides
[BBC]
Honda hit by second strike in China
[BBC]
South Korean rocket launch delayed
[BBC]

Central Asia [Afghanistan]
Afghan ex-spy boss calls peace strategy dangerous
[AP]
Gates: Progress in Afghan war must come this year
[AP]
NATO helicopter shot down in Afghanistan; 4 killed
[WaPo]

Iran Sanctions
Diplomats say US, Russia, France dismiss Iran deal
[AP]
U.N. Is Set to Vote on Iran Sanctions
[NYT]
Israel Makes Case to China for Iran Sanctions
[NYT]
A resilient Iran shields itself from pressure by building alliances
[WaPo]

Israel/Palestine
Israel allows some once-banned products into Gaza
[AP]
Israeli students draft plans for “Kurdish freedom flotilla”
[Salon]
Dianne Feinstein calls for investigation into flotilla raid
[Salon]
Abbas Aims to Shore Up West Bank Support in Meeting With Obama
[Bloomberg]

Africa
Somalia’s defence minister Yusuf Mohammed Siad resigns
[BBC]
Nigeria’s lead poison outbreak unprecedented : CDC
[AFP]
Pressure Grows on Uganda Over African Union Summit
[AllAfrica]

Europe/UK
Poland castration law takes effect
[BBC]
Dutch voters lean right on economy, immigration
[AP]
Chris Brown denied UK visa over abuse
[Salon]

Americas/Domestic
Hillary Clinton tries to fix relationship with Ecuador President Rafael Correa
[WaPo]
Chile’s Argentina envoy praises Pinochet, resigns
[AP]
Mexico anger high as US Border Patrol kills teen
[AP]
Founder Puts Blackwater Security Firm Up for Sale
[NYT]
Lincoln Wins in Arkansas; Angle to Face Nevada’s Reid
[Bloomberg]

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Daily International News 01.11.09

January 11, 2010

Now that I’m back from my London jaunt, here’s the first international news bulletin of the new year!

Daily International News
January 11, 2010

Clinton to East Asia
Clinton to talk bases, security on Pacific swing
[Reuters]

North Korea
North Korea Calls for Peace Treaty Talks With U.S.
[NYT]
S. Korea skeptical of N. Korean proposal for peace treaty
[Yonhap]

Japan
Japan seeks to come clean from secret nuke deal
[China Daily]

China
China says missile defense system test successful
[AP]
China sends Rio case to prosecutors
[Reuters]
China surpasses Germany as world’s top exporter
[WaPo]
Sino-Pak talks on joint strategy to meet challenges
[Dawn]

Middle East
Panel Ties Ally of Iran Leader to Protester Deaths
[NYT]
Afghans agree Bagram jail takeover
[Al Jazeera]
Israel to build 2 fences on porous Egyptian border
[AP]
Yemenis locate German hostages – German minister
[BBC]

Southeast Asia
Malaysia church attacks continue in use of ‘Allah’ row
[BBC]

Europe
Spain will likely accept 2 Guantanamo prisoners
[AP]
Official: NIreland leader to step down temporarily
[AP]
Islamic Group Cancels Antiwar March in Britain
[NYT]
Croatia election commission: Josipovic wins presidency
[CNN]
Back at work, Italy’s Berlusconi seeks new immunity
[Reuters]
Race Riots Grip Italian Town, and Mafia Is Suspected
[NYT]

Americas
Chavez says military will monitor Venezuelan prices
[CNN]

Domestic
Reid fights for political life; Republicans call on him to step down
[Politico]
Google’s Eric Schmidt on why bankers deserve little sympathy and Obama does
[Telegraph]
A Risky Proposal: Gay Marriage in the US
[New Yorker]