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Daily International News 08.05.11

August 5, 2011

Daily International News
August 5, 2011

Hiroshima Anniversary
From Hiroshima to Fukushima
[WSJ]
New A-bomb exhibits to highlight Hiroshima peace ceremony
[Xinhua]
In a switch, Japan’s A-bomb survivors turn against nuclear energy
[WaPo]
Revisiting Hiroshima, Nagasaki
[Korea Times]
Countdown to Hiroshima 66 Years Ago: Was the Bomb Necessary?
[HuffPo Blog]
Kucinich to speak at Commemoration of Hiroshima
[Kitsap Sun]

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan Detains Two China Ship Captains, May Rekindle Tensions
[Bloomberg]
Japan, China shut ports in path of powerful typhoon
[Reuters]
Nuke safety group OKs report saying chances of another Fukushima plant explosion are slim
[Mainichi]
Koreas
North Korea: 30 dead, thousands homeless in flood
[AP]
N. Korean vice foreign minister Kim leaves Beijing for home
[Kyodo]
Insight – North Korea leans on China to make economic zones work
[Reuters]
China
China may test run aircraft carrier on Sat.: Hong Kong report
[Kyodo]
Joe Biden to visit China, Japan, Mongolia
[Reuters]
China opposes Japan’s latest defense white paper
[Xinhua]
China relaxes birth restrictions for victim families of mudslide-hit county
[Xinhua]
Chinese Officials Seized and Sold Babies, Parents Say
[NYT]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Yingluck Shinawatra Is Elected Thai Prime Minister by Parliament
[NYT]
Philippine President Benigno Aquino meets Muslim rebels
[BBC]
Myanmar insurgents shoot 7 dead near Chinese-built power plants
[Kyodo]
Sri Lankan power-sharing talks near collapse
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Four Afghans killed as anti-NATO demonstration turns violent
[Reuters]

Middle East
Protest marches across Syria on first Ramadan Friday
[Reuters]
Second night of Israeli strikes on Gaza after rocket fire
[BBC]
Iran gives key oil role to a Revolutionary Guard on sanctions list
[LAT]

Africa
Libya denies report Gaddafi’s son Khamis killed by NATO
[Reuters]
Sudan ‘threatened to shoot UN helicopter’ in Abyei
[BBC]
Gunfire said to kill 7 as aid is looted in Somalia
[AP]
Shell faces $410M payout over Nigeria oil spills
[CNN]

Europe
Madrid ‘indignant’ protesters clash with riot police
[BBC]
Italy demands NATO probe regarding immigrants
[AP]
Ukraine’s ex-PM Yulia Tymoshenko ‘taken into custody’
[BBC]
Amnesty warns Georgia over refugee evictions
[Reuters]

Americas
Brazil Defence Minister Nelson Jobim resigns [BBC]
Mexico town’s police force resigns over drug attacks
[BBC]
Chile marks year since mine collapse
[BBC]

Domestic
The top 8 foreign policy issues stuck in Congress
[FP]
Leon Panetta: No more defense cuts
[POLITICO]
Glamour Goes on the Road With Hillary
[Glamour]
U.S. Posts Stronger Job Gains Amid Fear
[NYT]
U.S. Stock Futures Rebound on Payrolls Data, Treasuries Fall
[Bloomberg]
Republicans Set Sights on Balanced Budget Amendment
[NYT]
Romney signs marriage pledge
[POLITICO]
If Rick Perry gets in, will Karl Rove be out?
[POLITICO]
Greens not friendless among House GOP
[POLITICO]
Shell Gets Tentative Approval to Drill in Arctic
[NYT]
For NASA, Return Trip to Jupiter in Search of Clues to Solar System’s Origins
[NYT]

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Daily International News 03.04.11

March 4, 2011

Daily International News
March 4, 2011

Northeast Asia
China Resumes Rapid Increase in Military Spending
[NYT]
Why China Is More Like the Middle East Than We Think
[CFR]
South Korea hit by cyber attacks
[BBC] and S. Korean Web sites suffer DDoS attack [Yonhap]
N. Korea toughens grip on information amid Mideast turmoil: South
[Kyodo]
South Korea says North is blocking return of refugees
[BBC]
Korea-EU FTA deal heads to parliament
[JoongAng]
Maehara admits illegal donation from foreigner in fresh blow to Kan [Kyodo]
Japan rattled by college entrance exam cheat case
[AP]

South/Southeast/Central Asia
East Timor applies to join Asean
[BBC]
U.N. urges review of air strikes after Afghan children killed
[Reuters]
Pentagon Criticized for Lax Oversight of $4.2 Billion Afghan Food Contract
[Bloomberg]
Prayers for patience as Pakistani Christian buried
[AP]
Pakistan: Nowshera mosque bombing ‘kills nine’
[BBC]
India manager ‘killed by workers’
[BBC]

Middle East
Turks protest arrest of 8 journalists
[AP]
Baghdad protesters converge on Liberation Square
[Guardian]
Several hurt as Sunnis, Shi’ites clash in Bahrain
[Reuters]
Yemeni army ‘fires on protesters’
[Al Jazeera]
Yemen rallies grow, Saleh rejects transition plan
[Reuters]

North Africa
Interactive: WSJ Jasmine Revolution Map and NYT Middle East Protests: A Country-by-Country Look
Qaddafi Strikes Rebels in West Libya; Battles Rage in Oil Ports
[Bloomberg]
Fresh protests hit Libyan capital [Al Jazeera]
LSE head quits over Gaddafi scandal
[Guardian]
Qaddafi Said to Accept Venezuelan Offer for Help
[NYT]
Egypt’s new PM in Tahrir Sq vows to meet protesters’ demands
[AP]
Tunisia sets date for parliamentary elections
[CNN]

Sub-Saharan Africa
Ivorian forces kill 7, post-election toll hits 365
[Reuters]
U.N. boosts peacekeepers in Sudan’s Abyei flashpoint
[Reuters]
AP: 53 peacekeepers killed in Somalia offensive
[AP]

Europe
Germany says shooting of U.S. airmen solo act
[Reuters]
Assange lodges appeal against extradition
[Deutsche Welle]
Austria detains ex-Bosnian general on Serb warrant
[AP]
Rate Rise Signaled for Euro Zone
[WSJ]

Americas
Trial of U.S. subcontractor Gross begins in Cuba
[McClatchy]
US: Bolivia, Myanmar, Venezuela poor drug fighters
[AP]

Domestic
Barack Obama reelection starts cash chase
[POLITICO]
Presidential hopefuls Huntsman, Romney share Mormonism and belief in themselves
[WaPo]
Republicans Dismiss Obama Proposal to Cut Another $6.5 Billion in Spending
[Bloomberg]
Republicans drill for an energy strategy
[POLITICO]
GOP Aims to Tame Benefits Programs
[WSJ]
Judge Orders Protesters To Be Removed From Wisconsin Capitol
[HuffPo]

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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 11.11.10

November 11, 2010

Daily International News
November 11, 2010

G20
Obama’s G-20 Misfire
[Daily Beast]
Pessimism pervades as G20 leaders show sharp split
[AP]
Koreans Should Take Pride in the G20 Summit
[Chosun]

Northeast Asia
Koreas
Obama Speech Marks Shift on North Korea
[NYT]
North Korea Exports $100 Million a Year in Arms, UN Report Says
[Bloomberg]
Pritchard reports work on NKorea’s Yongbyon building
[JoongAng]
N. Korea proposes talks on Mount Kumgang on Nov. 19: ministry
[Yonhap]
South Korea, U.S. fail to resolve trade deal row
[Reuters]
China
China’s monitoring of activists surges post-Nobel
[AP]
Obama: US, China relationship stronger
[AP] and China, U.S. presidents agree to further boost ties [Xinhua]
China inflation jumps to 25-month high in October
[AP]
Mounting inflation pressure tests Chinese policy makers
[Xinhua]

Southeast Asia
Burma court rejects Suu Kyi appeal
[BBC]
Australia refugee law case trumps government policy
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
India for UNSC: Pakistan cabinet criticises US support
[India Times]
Pirates hijack ship near India with 31 crew aboard
[AP]
Reports: Bomb rocks Pakistan’s largest city
[AP]
U.K. Commander Offers Different Afghan Timetable
[WSJ]
Audio recording reveals fraud in Afghan election
[AP]

Middle East
Iraq deadlock ends, al-Maliki to stay on as PM
[AP]
U.S. Blocks Iran’s Bid for a U.N. Board Seat
[NYT]
Iran accuses IAEA of leaking information to US
[AP]
Clinton seeks ‘way forward’ in stalled Mid-East talks
[BBC]
Hamas and Fatah fail to reach agreement
[Reuters]

Africa
Emergency polio campaign in 3 African nations
[AP]
Five Somalis deny US piracy charges
[BBC]
Tropical disease kills 300 in Southern Sudan
[AP]

Europe
ANALYSIS-UN watchdog may struggle to cope with atom revival
[Reuters]
Russian ‘double agent’ named by Moscow newspaper
[BBC]
Iceland investigates possible US embassy spying
[AP]
Italy rivals fail to break political deadlock
[Reuters]
Michelle Obama honors US troops in Germany
[AP]

UK
Facing austerity, Britain proposes cuts in welfare and education
[NYT]
UK PM calls for prosecutions after violent demo
[AP]
Nick Clegg regrets signing anti-tuition fees pledge
[BBC]
Britain to Tape Traders’ Cell Phones to Fight Fraud
[NYT]

Americas/Domestic
Foreign media ‘focus too much on Mexico drug violence’
[BBC]
Kerry says December looks good for New START
[FP]
Sources: Pentagon group finds there is minimal risk to lifting gay ban during war
[WaPo]
F.D.A. Unveils Proposed Graphic Warning Labels for Cigarette Packs
[NYT]
White House Gives In On Bush Tax Cuts
[HuffPo]
Rifle squad honors vets with 57,000 goodbyes
[AP]
A Careless Man: What the Bush Memoir Reveals
[Time]
Christine O’Donnell fighting ‘late night terrorism’ from Bill Maher
[WaPo]
Michele Bachmann drops leadership bid
[Politico]

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POST: South Korean Satellite Launch Signals Warming Relations AND Why Barney Frank Rocks

August 19, 2009

So I couldn’t decide which story to write about today, so, hell, I’ll just write about both.

First, a let’s take a little time out to speculate about today’s delayed launch of the South Korean rocket, supposedly holding a satellite in tow. Most news sources are pegging this as what it seems to be, a glitch that caused the rocket launch to be delayed just eight minutes before it’s scheduled take-off. Yesterday at the State Department, Spokesman Ian Kelly told reporters that this launch, eerily similar in stated purpose to the North Korean “satellite” launch a few months ago, is no cause for concern due to the “very open, transparent way” in which South Korea’s space program has taken shape.

The rocket, in a file photo from April of this year, is a formidable sight.

The rocket, in a file photo from April of this year, is a formidable sight.

The North Koreans, on the other hand, are “under a number of U.N. Security Council sanctions relating to their ballistic missile program, and the U.N. Security Council called on them to suspend all activities relating to the missile program.” In brief, I completely agree, but should we take the “glitch” at face value, or should we speculate that North Korea’s recent publicly stated outrage that the South wasn’t being questioned for its launch has caused the South to delay the program – a political glitch, you might say. 🙂

The other story, that I just have to put in for the pure joy that it brought me last night, is Congressman Barney Frank‘s (D-Mass) unabashed and, finally, total rejection of the Nazi characterization that is being put forth by birthers, deathers, and all the other crazies that are showing up at town hall meetings across the country. In response to the question “Why are you supporting this Nazi policy?” Rep. Frank responds, “On what planet do you spend most of your time?” Characterizing her, and others’ use of Nazi symbols in the health care debate “vile, contemptible nonsense,” he called attention to his own Jewish heritage and ended with, “Ma’am, trying to have a conversation with you would be like arguing with a dining room table.”

I absolutely love it. Just another proof (if the below picture isn’t enough) that he is still a cool cucumber. For the video, here‘s is the link to the Huffington Post article on the same subject.

[UPDATE: Bill Richardson on MSNBC made the claim that the South Korea satellite launch delay (or ‘cancellation’ as they said) was a tip of the hat to North Korea’s warming relations with the South, especially in the wake of former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung’s death and the North’s decision to send a team to his funeral in homage. Interesting. I guess it was more than just a glitch. Also see this blog for further speculation.]

Gravely voice, steely demeanor.

Gravely voice, steely demeanor.