Posts Tagged ‘honduras’

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Daily International News 03.08.10

March 8, 2010

Daily International News
March 8, 2010

North Korea
NKorea says ready to ‘blow up’ SKorea, US
[AP]
N. Korea puts forces on combat alert as U.S., S. Korea begin drill
[Yonhap]

Japan
U.S. Reaches Out to Tokyo’s Real Power
[NYT]
Japan defends dolphin hunt in Oscar-winning ‘Cove’
[AP]

China
China cautions against expecting fast yuan rise
[Reuters]
FM rejects accusations of China’s “tough stance”, calls for objective views on China
[Xinhua]
Xinjiang official stresses fighting separatism, says 198 sentenced for deadly riot
[Xinhua]
Heavy security is the new normal in China’s Tibet
[AP]

SE Asia
Burma military passes key election laws
[BBC]

Iraq
In Iraq, a day of votes, violence
[WaPo]
Iraqi PM’s coalition seen leading vote
[AP]
Sunnis Go to Polls, This Time, to Retain a Voice
[NYT]

(Other) Middle East
Iran launches short-range cruise missile production line
[Tehran Times]
Strong earthquake slams eastern Turkey, kills 51
[AP]
Israel OKs new settlement work despite slowdown
[AP]
Biden in Israel after pledging U.S. support on Iran
[Reuters]
Palestinians: indirect talks last chance for peace
[AP]

Central/South Asia
Afghan leader to host peace conference in spring
[AP]
Gates meeting with military, political leaders
[AP]
Qaeda Operative Arrested in Pakistan
[NYT]

Europe
Iceland Voters Reject Repayment Plan
[NYT]
Civil servants in 48-hour redundancy pay strike
[BBC]
EU’s foreign policy chief seeks to spell out agenda
[Reuters]

Africa
Nigeria: Jos – Another Massacre
[AllAfrica]
Guinea sets June 27 presidential election date
[AP]
Dictator’s son declared winner in Togo election
[CNN]

Americas
US troops withdrawing en masse from Haiti
[AP]
Chileans didn’t get warning of arriving tsunami
[Miami Herald]
Ex-Honduran leader to pen book about 2009 coup
[AP]

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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 02.26.10

February 26, 2010

From this morning, but didn’t have time to post it!

Daily International News
February 26, 2010

Asia
Four South Koreans detained in North Korea
[BBC]
Myanmar court rejects Suu Kyi’s appeal for release
[AP]
Thai court orders assets seized from ex-PM Thaksin
[AP]

AfPak/India
Deadly suicide blasts rock Kabul
[Al-Jazeera] and Deadly Attacks in Kabul Strike at Foreigners in Guesthouses [NYT]
Dialogue the only way forward: Salman Bashir
[Dawn]

Middle East
Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan in ‘coup plot’ warning
[BBC]
Iraq to reinstate 20,000 Saddam-era army officers
[AP]
Iraqi journalist sees threats to press freedom
[WaPo]
EU court strikes blow against Israeli settlers
[EU Observer]
Gadhafi Calls for Jihad Against Switzerland
[WSJ]

North Africa
Egypt’s Mohamed ElBaradei creates National Front for Change
[LAT]

Europe
German parliament backs Afghan troop increase
[AP]
Goldman role in Greek crisis probed
[FT]
Iceland delegation walks out on £2.3bn Icesave debt repayment talks
[Guardian]

Americas
Ousted Honduran leader calls charges persecution
[AP]
Venezuelan official disputes report on human rights abuses
[CNN]
Mexican Drug Kingpin Sentenced to 25 Years in Secret Hearing
[NYT]

Environment
Huge iceberg breaks off Antarctica
[BBC]

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Daily International News 12.17.10

February 17, 2010

Daily International News
February 17, 2010

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North Korea
N. Korean leader’s only sister seen to have growing power
[Yonhap]
N. Korean nuclear talks to resume soon: Seoul minister
[Yonhap]

Japan
Japan’s Iran Moment
[NYT]
Japan Surpasses China as Largest Holder of US Debt
[FT]

China/HK/TW
U.S. carrier arrives in Hong Kong amid China tensions
[Reuters]
Hu urges developing west side of Taiwan Straits
[Xinhua]

South/Southeast Asia
Pakistani army confirms arrest of Taliban commander
[Reuters]
Impasse feared in Philippine talks with rebels
[AP]
Opposition Leader Fonseka Arrested in Sri Lanka
[Dawn]

Middle East
Russia urges Iran to actively cooperate with the IAEA
[Al Jazeera]
US envoy William Burns in Syria visit
[BBC]
General Says 2 Iraq Politicians Have Ties to Iran
[NYT]
Clinton Says Iran Army Warning Was Message to Nation’s Leaders
[Bloomberg] and Iran leader accuses U.S. of “war-mongering” [Reuters]

Europe
EU deplores Libya visa ban for Europeans
[BBC]
Court suspends Ukraine result on PM’s challenge
[CNN]
Finns propose ban on handguns after shootings
[AP]

Africa
Somalia: TFG State Minister Escapes Big Blasts
[AllAfrica]

Americas
Argentina Intensifies Row With U.K. Over Falkland Islands
[WSJ]
Honduran leader keeps military chief behind coup
[AP]
French President Sarkozy arrives in Haiti
[AP]

Domestic
As the world watches, Dalai Lama will meet with Obama at the White House
[WaPo]
Obama Administration Marks Anniversary of Stimulus Legislation
[Bloomberg]
Nuclear Industry Gets Lift, No ‘Renaissance’ From U.S. Loan Aid
[Bloomberg]

Global
Toyota considers Corolla recall over steering problems
[BBC]
BP Leaves: Defections Shake Up Climate Coalition
[WSJ]

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Daily International News 01.27.10

January 27, 2010

Daily International News
January 27, 2010

@ London Conference
Clinton Seeks More Pressure on Iran
[NYT]
Nations Meet to Discuss Yemen
[WSJ]
London meeting marks sea-change in Afghan approach
[Reuters]

Japan
Toyota’s Woes in America Raise Concern in Japan
[NYT]

Koreas
N. Korea steps up call for peace treaty amid seething border tension
[Yonhap]
Two Koreas trade fire; North shoots again [Reuters]
North Korea warns South of more artillery firing
[Reuters]

Central Asia
NATO and Kazakhstan Reach Transit Pact for Afghanistan
[NYT]
UN Removes Five Taliban Officials from Blacklist
[Quqnoos]
Holbrooke says US to back Taliban reintegration
[AP]

S/SE Asia
Sri Lanka president wins historic re-election
[Reuters]
>> Fonseka rejects Sri Lanka election win for Rajapaksa [BBC]
Malaysia arrests foreigners on terror charges
[BBC]
American pleads not guilty in Mumbai attack case
[Reuters]

Middle East
U.S. military teams, intelligence deeply involved in aiding Yemen on strikes [WaPo]
Attacker hits Israeli chief justice with sneaker
[AP]
Iran official: German diplomats involved in “riots”
[Reuters]

Europe
Russia: Work on new arms treaty with U.S. nears end [Xinhua]
NATO, Russia boost military ties in Afghan war
[AP]

Africa
Sudan’s ousted Sadiq al-Mahdi enters election race
[BBC]

Americas
Tourists paying $500 for Machu Picchu evacuation
[Times of London]
Haiti Halts Departures of Orphans
[WSJ]
>> Haiti government begins delivering food [Miami Herald]
>> Haiti govt gets only 1 cent of every US aid dollar [AP]
New Honduran leader to take office, ending turmoil
[AP]

Domestic
ACORN “pimp” charged in alleged plot to wiretap Landrieu
[Salon]
TechBytes: Apple’s Big Announcement
[ABC]
Toyota suspends sales of eight US models [BBC]

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Daily International News 01.21.10

January 21, 2010

Daily International News
January 21, 2010

Koreas
Koreas end Kaesong estate talks without progress
[BBC]

China
China says Google case should not be linked to ties with U.S.
[Xinhua]
China on Path to Become Second-Largest Economy
[NYT]
Spain could ask EU to lift arms ban on China
[China Daily]
Hackers harass government sites
[China Daily] and Leading websites promise to fend off piracy [China Daily]
SMS returns to Xinjiang
[China Daily]

Middle East
Yemen stops airport visas to hamper militants
[Reuters]
New Israeli demand complicates US peace mission
[AP]
Netanyahu turns fire on Abbas as U.S. envoy flies in
[Reuters]
Iraq leader seeks ruling on committee behind ban
[AP]

Europe
Russia denies Baltic fleet boost over Patriot move
[Reuters]

Americas
Web Access Is New Clinton Doctrine [WSJ]
Dominican Republic offers to host Honduras’ Zelaya
[Reuters]
Conan O’Brien Seals Deal to Exit NBC
[WSJ]

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Daily International News 12.09.09

December 9, 2009

Daily International News
December 9, 2009

Copenhagen
Copenhagen’s political science
[WP]
Op-ed by Sarah Palin – “The agenda-driven policies being pushed in Copenhagen won’t change the weather, but they would change our economy for the worse.”

Climate Conference Begins to Feel Pressure of the Clock [NYT]
“Two proposals popped loudly on Tuesday: a Danish text, seen by many observers to be mainly accommodating the interests of the United States and other industrialized powers; and one drafted by China and endorsed by a variety of developing countries. Both were criticized by the opposing camps.”

Japan
Japan to Give U.S. a Plan on Air Base
[NYT]
“Japan’s prime minister, Yukio Hatoyama, said Wednesday that he wants to present concrete proposals [on Futenma] to President Obama next week… Mr. Hatoyama said he may seek a meeting with Mr. Obama during the climate change conference in Copenhagen to relay the proposals directly to him.”

DPRK
Lock-down as high-level talks start on N. Korea
[CNN]
“A U.S. State Department official said Bosworth would not carry any new proposals or new initiatives on his visit.”

US assures NKorea of ‘robust’ direct talks channel [AP]
“U.S. officials say a peace treaty is not on the agenda for Bosworth’s trip to the North. However, State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said Tuesday that it “would not surprise us” if the North raised other issues.”

China
China moves to indict top dissident for subversion
[AP]
“Police have finally presented a case against prominent dissident Liu Xiaobo, who has been jailed for a year without charge after helping produce a high-profile manifesto calling for sweeping democratic reforms in China.”

Burma
Myanmar junta calls detained Suu Kyi “dishonest”
[Reuters]
“Suu Kyi, who is held under house arrest, had tried to harm the government’s image and her behaviour had been “highly questionable,” said a commentary carried in three state-run newspapers, which serve as mouthpieces for the reclusive regime.”

India/AfPak
5 Americans detained in Pakistan; no reason given
[AP]
“A U.S. Embassy spokesman said officials there were aware of the reported arrests, but had no more information.”

Afghanistan will need U.S. help for 15 to 20 years, Karzai says [LAT]
“Gates did not take issue with Karzai’s timeline, but he said he hoped that the Afghan military could be ready sooner. Gates emphasized that a U.S. withdrawal would begin in 2011, as outlined by President Obama in his order last week to deploy an additional 30,000 troops. But Gates said the drawdown would be a process lasting several years as Afghan forces took responsibility.”

Two Top Aides Show Unity on Afghan Strategy [NYT]
“[McChrystal] He was joined by Karl W. Eikenberry, the United States ambassador to Afghanistan, who was much more skeptical during the plan’s formulation, and who conceded Tuesday that success could not be guaranteed.”

Violent protests shut down high-tech Indian city [WP]
“Violent protests by students for a separate state to be carved out of the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh shut down the main city of Hyderabad on Wednesday.”

‘Amnesty helped Zardari make billions’ [Times of India]
“The documents provided by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) showed that Zardari had been accused of illegally amassing assets worth USD 1.5 billion and Rs 22 billion, mainly during the period when his slain wife Benazir Bhutto was the Premier in the 1990s.”

Middle East
Israel gives initial OK to Jerusalem referendum
[AP]
“Israel’s parliament has given preliminary approval to a piece of legislation that would require a national referendum on any peace deal that gives up control of east Jerusalem or the Golan Heights. If approved, the law could constrain the ability of any future Israeli government to turn over captured land as part of a peace deal.”

Iran says will show no mercy to opposition protesters [WP]
“From now on, we will show no mercy toward anyone who acts against national security. They will be confronted firmly,” said prosecutor Gholamhossein Mohseni-Ejei.”

Europe
UK slaps tax on bankers’ bonuses ahead of election
[AP]
“The British government slapped a one-time tax of 50 percent on fat bank bonuses as it tried to win over voters ahead of a looming general election.”

Darling raises National Insurance in pre-Budget report [BBC]
“National Insurance will go up by a further 0.5p from 2011 and public sector workers face a 1% pay cap, Alistair Darling has announced.”

Ireland’s abortion law challenged in European court [BBC]
“The legal action has been brought by three Irish women who say the effective ban on abortion in Ireland violates the European Convention on Human Rights…The case is the first challenge to Ireland’s abortion laws in more than 15 years.”

Terror charges for man in Germany over US targets [WP]
“The 24-year-old, identified only as Kadir T. in line with German privacy laws, was charged with supporting a foreign terrorist organization and violating export laws, federal prosecutors said.”

Americas
Honduran Anti-Drug Chief Is Killed
[WSJ]
“The victim is retired Gen. Julian Aristides Gonzalez, the general director of the Office for Combatting Drug Trafficking.”

Peru army plans arms purchase, tests Chinese tanks [AP]
“The Lima newspaper La Republica reported that it plans to buy 80 to 120 tanks and has evaluated Chinese, German, Russian, Ukrainian and Polish models….Peru President Alan Garcia has pushed for a disarmament pact in South America as weapons purchases in Venezuela, Brazil and Chile and a U.S. military expansion in Colombia fuels a budding arms race.”

Domestic
Democrats reach deal on health bill
[WP]
“Senate Democratic healthcare negotiators said they agreed on Tuesday to replace a government-run insurance option with a scaled-back non-profit plan and would seek cost estimates on the deal.”

A Jobs Speech with Elbows [Time]
Op-ed on Obama jobs speech – “The President gave a terrific economic speech today, proposing some new jobs-creating initiatives.”

Coakley, Brown to Battle in Massachusetts U.S. Senate Election [Bloomberg]
“The winner between Coakley, 56, and Brown, 50, in a Jan. 19 special election will serve the rest of Kennedy’s term, ending in January 2013.”

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Daily International News 11.11.09

November 11, 2009

Daily International News 11.11.09
Yes…I’m in the office on Veterans’ Day.

Koreas

‘US envoy to N Korea’ after clash [BBC]

SKorea troops on high alert after navy skirmish [AP]

Central/South Asia

Cambodia rejects demands to extradite Thaksin [Phnom Penh Post]

AfPak

3 Top Obama Advisers Favor Adding Troops in Afghanistan [NYT]

Middle East

Saudis ‘to keep up Houthi campaign’ [Al-Jazeera]

Yemen, U.S. sign military deal as country fights rebels [Reuters]

Abbas resists U.S. pressure to resume peace talks [Reuters]

Europe

EU to name first permanent president on 19 November [EU Observer]

Life for German Who Killed Woman in Court [NYT]

Africa

Zimbabwe PM attends cabinet after ending boycott [AFP]

Don’t let it be contagious: The neighbours of a shaky west African state fear that its instability could spread [Economist]

Americas

OAS Insulza admits frustration with the stalled Honduras situation [MercoPress]

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Daily International News 11.06.09

November 6, 2009

North Korea

Bosworth says he will visit Pyongyang by year-end [Yonhap]
“He added that the U.S. government would make a decision “soon,” suggesting that he could visit Pyongyang “within a few weeks.”

U.S. still mulling bilateral high-level talks with N. Korea: White House [Yonhap]
“The remarks come a day after Stephen Bosworth, U.S. special representative for North Korea policy, said Thursday that he expects the U.S. government will “soon” make a decision on his trip to Pyongyang, possibly “within a few weeks.”
China

US slaps tariffs on Chinese steel imports [SMH]
“The US imposed duties of as much as 99 per cent on steel pipes from China after American producers led by US Steel Corp. complained they were being dumped at below-market prices. China’s government protested.”

 

Burma

Burmese army targets India rebels [BBC]
“They said Indian troops have fanned out in the hills opposite this base in Sagaing to arrest any rebels who may try to flee into Indian territory.”

 

Middle East

Israel keen on Abbas staying in office: reports [AFP]
“A senior Israeli official told AFP that hawkish Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sees Abbas “as a partner for peace.”
“We would like to start negotiations as soon as possible with the moderate Palestinian leadership,” he said, requesting anonymity.”

Saudi: Airstrikes near Yemen targeted infiltrators [AP]

 

Europe

Gordon Brown threatens to end Afghan mission unless corruption is tackled [UK]
“In a clear policy shift, the Prime Minister cautioned President Karzai that unless he quashes endemic corruption he will have “forfeited” his right to international support.”

 

Americas

Zelaya: US-brokered pact for Honduran crisis fails [AP]
“”The accord is dead,” Zelaya told Radio Globo from the Brazilian Embassy where he has been holed up under threat of arrest. “There is no sense in deceiving Hondurans.”
SNAP ANALYSIS: Honduras pact collapse puts election at risk
[Reuters]

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Int’l Morning News Roundup 11.03.09

November 3, 2009

NE Asia

N. Korea says it completed reprocessing spent fuel rods [Yonhap]
“North Korea said Tuesday it has completed reprocessing spent fuel rods and made “noticeable successes” in weaponizing plutonium extracted from them in an apparent call for the United States to quickly start bilateral talks.”

North Korea says has made more arms-grade plutonium [Reuters]

U.S. willing to engage N. Korea bilaterally in multilateral context: envoy [Yonhap]

Xinjiang police to ‘strike hard’ [BBC]

SE Asia

Senior U.S. Envoys Arrive in Myanmar for Talks [NYT]
“Two senior U.S. officials made the highest-level visit to Myanmar in more than a decade for talks Tuesday billed as a key pivot in Washington’s longtime stance of shunning the junta, a U.S. Embassy spokesman said.”

Pacific

Fiji bars NZ and Australia envoys [BBC]

AfPak

Afghan leader Karzai vows inclusive government [Reuters]

Middle East

Iran’s Politics Stand in the Way of a Nuclear Deal [NYT]

Africa

Clinton Offers U.S. Aid to Help Boost Muslim Ties [NYT]

Europe

Banks defer bonuses in return for extra £40 billion [Times UK]

Czech court gives go-ahead to Lisbon treaty [Times UK]

Americas

OAS plans to reincorporate Honduras and lift sanctions next week [MercoPress]