Posts Tagged ‘hugo chavez’

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Daily International News 03.17.11

March 17, 2011

Daily International News
March 17, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan in desperate bid to cool reactors
[FT]
UN Scientists Project Path of Radiation Plume Towards S. California
[NYT]
U.S. seeking evacuations from Japan
[POLITICO]
G-7 Finance Chiefs to Discuss Measures to Help Japan
[NYT]
US nuclear agency chief says no water in spent fuel pool at Japan plant; Japan denies it
[WaPo]
Int’l Nuclear Issues
China suspends nuclear building plans
[BBC]
Germany’s Merkel Vows Quick Transition To Renewable Energy
[RFERL]
Hugo Chavez calls off Venezuela’s nuclear energy plans
[BBC]
Koreas/China
SKorea rejects NKorea’s offer to rejoin talks
[AP]
Tibetan monastery sealed off after self-immolation
[AFP]
Dalai Lama vows to devolve power, says leadership outdated
[Reuters]
China opposes Uighur activist’s Australia visit
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Malaysia investigates seized ship cargo
[BBC]
Malaysian Christian lawyer barred from Shariah courts
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan furore over American’s release
[Al Jazeera]
US missiles kill 38 militants in NW Pakistan
[AP]

Middle East
Abbas to meet Hamas in Gaza for Palestinian unity talks
[BBC]
Bahrain detains 7 opposition figures
[AP]
At least 84 wounded in new Yemen clashes – activists
[Reuters]
Abu Dhabi Guggenheim Faces Protest
[NYT]

Africa
4 Times Journalists Are Missing in Libya
[NYT]
US offers backing for Libya no-fly zone
[FT]
Gadhafi forces bomb airport at rebel stronghold
[AP]
South Africa recognises Ouattara as winner in Ivory Coast
[Reuters]
Clinton in Tunisia to back democracy transition
[AFP]
South Sudan army clash with heavily armed militia
[Reuters]
Last ‘Egypt video’ Zimbabwe activists get bail
[BBC]
Ugandan Amisom peacekeepers jailed for shooting Somalis
[BBC]

Europe
Internet privacy and the “right to be forgotten”
[Reuters]
Gaddafi did not fund Sarkozy, Claude Gueant insists
[BBC]
UK banks must be able to cope with double dip recession, FSA says [Guardian]
NHS reforms will see ‘shut’ signs on hospitals, patients warned
[Guardian]

Americas
Magnitude 5.3 quake shakes Chile, no damage seen
[Reuters]
UN ‘supports Central America’s fight against violence’
[BBC]

Domestic
West Wing briefing: Obama starts to engage on his reelection effort
[WaPo]
GOP 2012: Return of the neo-cons
[POLITICO]
Clinton: No interest in job if Obama wins in 2012
[AP]
US cyber war defences ‘very thin’, Pentagon warns
[BBC]
House to vote on cutting off funds for NPR
[AP]
GOP begins rollback of Wall St. reform
[POLITICO]
House Republicans try to steer focus back to jobs
[WaPo]
Obama administration mum as .xxx nears approval
[POLITICO]
D.C. Mayor Gray fires chief of staff
[WaPo]
Poll: 81% fear for Social Security
[POLITICO]
EPA proposes ‘first ever’ emissions standards for power plants
[WaPo]
Fiery explosion forces evacuations in Minneapolis
[AP]
Michelle Obama to write book on gardening, healthy eating
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 03.04.10

March 4, 2010

Lots of news today…enjoy!
Also, check out my breaking news Twitter feed: @lmcgaughy

Daily International News
March 4, 2010

North Korea
N. Korea spurns S. Korean demand to resolve nuclear issue together
[Yonhap]
NKorean executed for sneaking news out: report
[AP]
NKorea pressures SKorea to restart joint tours
[AP]

Japan
Japan Offers New Plan in Okinawa Dispute
[NYT]

China/Taiwan
Strong earthquake hits Taiwan; 64 people injured
[AP]
China Says It Is Slowing Down Military Spending
[NYT] and China’s defense budget to grow 7.5% in 2010: spokesman [Xinhua]

SE Asia
Thailand denies visa to Dalai Lama’s sister
[AP]

Iran Sanctions
China backs diplomacy, not sanctions, on Iran
[AP]
Iran threatens to withdraw nuclear offer
[AFP]
Brazil, U.S. at odds over Iran
[CNN]
New Hurdle to Iran Sanctions
[WSJ]

Other Middle East
17 killed in Baghdad blasts targeting voters
[AP]
Yemen: Police arrest suspected al-Qaida members
[AP]

AfPak
U.S. Redraws Afghan Command
[WSJ]
UN envoy says it’s ‘time to talk’ to the Taliban
[AP]

Europe
Reasons for Knox guilty verdict released in Italy
[AP]
German court jails Islamists for foiled U.S. attacks
[Reuters]
Dutch anti-Islamists makes key gains in local elections
[BBC]

Africa
UK says no early end to Zimbabwe sanctions
[Reuters]
UN plans to end DR Congo peacekeeping mission
[BBC]
Voters flock to Togo poll in test of democracy
[AP]

Americas
Chile wants loans, scours for quake survivors
[Reuters]
Haitian family survives 2 big quakes in 2 months
[AP]
Chavez denies links with Spain’s ETA, FARC rebels
[AP]

Domestic
Obama calls for reconciliation to prevent filibuster on health-care reform
[WaPo]
Turkey, on Edge, Watches U.S. Vote on Armenia
[WSJ

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Daily International News 02.12.10

February 12, 2010

Please excuse the short hiatus – this is the first day I’ve made it into the office this week due to Snoverkill. Enjoy the news below!

Daily International News
February 12, 2010
North Korea
Report: NKorea’s top nuclear envoy to visit US
[AP]
U.N. chief sends personal message to N. Korean leader: state media
[Yonhap]
North Korea not eager to return to talks – U.N. envoy
[Reuters]

China
China urges U.S. to immediately withdraw decision on Obama-Dalai Lama meeting
[Xinhua]
China orders banks to raise reserve ratios
[FT]
Tokyo to receive 2 pandas from China next year
[AP]

South Asia
Pakistan, India to hold talks on Feb. 25
[Reuters]

Middle East
Palestinians support Abbas aide in sex scandal
[AP]
Yemen announces cease-fire with rebels
[CNN]
Ahmadinejad makes nuclear claims, stifles protests on revolution’s anniversary
[WaPo]

Europe
Brown’s tears might signal emotive UK election
[AP]
EU welcomes Ukraine’s Yanukovich
[Reuters]
Ingushetia operation against militants ‘kills 20’
[BBC]

Africa
Ex-Rwandan officer gets 15 years for inciting genocide
[AFP]

Americas
No decision yet on bail for detained Americans in Haiti
[CNN]
Clinton arrives home after heart procedure
[Reuters]
President Obama in nominee showdown
[Politico]
Patrick Kennedy Decides He Won’t Seek Re-Election to U.S. House
[Bloomberg]
Sealing Shift, Chávez Gives Contracts to Western Oil Companies
[NYT]

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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]

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Daily International News 11.09.09

November 9, 2009

Daily International News
November 9, 2009

DPRK

French special envoy visiting Pyongyang [Yonhap]
“A special envoy of French President Nicolas Sarkozy on North Korea arrived in Pyongyang on Monday, the North’s media said, in a visit reportedly aimed at exploring ways of improving relations with the communist state.”

U.S., N.K. may hold talks after Thanksgiving holiday: source [Yonhap]
“The bilateral meeting appears most likely to be held after the Thanksgiving holiday, which falls on Nov. 25-29,” said a senior Seoul government official, requesting to be unnamed. The U.S. State Department in Washington was reportedly expected to make either an official or unofficial announcement of the date of the bilateral talks late Monday or early Tuesday (local time) at the earliest.”

Cold War frontier gone in Germany, remains in Korea [Reuters]
“As a united Germany marks the 20th anniversary of the Berlin Wall’s fall on Monday, about 1 million soldiers face off across the Cold War’s last great divide — the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas.”

North Korean army cashes in on exports to China [SMH]
“North Korea’s military has grabbed nearly complete command of the state-run economy and staked out a lucrative trade in mineral sales to China to make money for its supreme commander, Kim Jong-il.”

 

China and Burma

China executes 9 suspects over July ethnic riots [AP]
“The official China News Service reported that the nine were executed after a final review of the verdicts by the Supreme People’s Court as required by law, but gave no specific date or other details. Earlier reports had identified those condemned as eight Uighurs and one Han.”

Obama to Meet With Prime Minister of Myanmar [NYT]
President Obama plans to meet with the prime minister of Myanmar along with other Southeast Asian leaders next Sunday, in a high-level affirmation of the new policy by Washington of engaging the military-ruled country despite its dismal human rights record.”

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi optimistic after U.S. visit [Reuters]
“Myanmar’s detained opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, expressed hope on Monday that U.S. engagement with the county’s military rulers could spur democratic reforms, her lawyer said.”

 

AfPak/India

Karzai says he’s addressing corruption [Reuters]
“”We also mean corruption of a different kind which is a lot more serious, which is new to Afghanistan, which is with the arrival of a lot of money to Afghanistan,” Karzai said in an interview with the PBS program “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.”

Afghan Foreign Ministry: UN envoy acts beyond his authority [Quqnoos]
“Afghan Ministry of Foreign affairs said UN special envoy in Afghanistan was acting beyond his authority by instructing Karzai to exclude warlords and bring reforms.”

India limits media on contentious Dalai Lama trip [AP]
“India refused to allow foreign journalists to travel to Tawang to cover the trip and tried to keep local reporters away from the Dalai Lama on Sunday.”

 

Middle East

Netanyahu’s Washington trip clouded by Abbas threat [WP]
“Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Washington on Sunday with the U.S. Middle East peace drive in crisis over a threat by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to stand down.”

With Iran in mind Israeli president begins historic visit to Argentina and Brazil [MercoPress]
“Israeli President Shimon Peres begins Monday a “historic visit” to Brazil and Argentina, the first in decades to both countries for an Israeli head of state, and one of the main issues of the agenda will be the so-called “Iranian infiltration” in Latinamerica.”

Iraq election commission proposes vote on Jan. 21 [AP]
“Al-Haidari said the commission has also determined there will be 323 seats in the next parliament, up from current 275.”

 

Africa

President Al-Bashir Postpones his Visit to Turkey [Suna]
“He told the President of Turkey, Abdullah Gül, that the ongoing dialogue between the two partners -the National Congress and Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) – necessitates the postponement of his visit to Turkey in order to boost the consultations and contacts for reaching solutions for the pending issues.”

Al-Bashir cancels Turkey OIC trip [Al Jazeera]
“The president of Sudan has cancelled a visit to Turkey amid an EU push to arrest him for war crimes charges.”

 

Europe

An Overview of 20 Years After the Fall of the Berline Wall [Deutsche Welle]

Blair’s last throw of the dice for presidency [Times UK]
“Tony Blair has made a belated effort to revive his attempt to be president of Europe with a flurry of personal telephone calls to continental leaders, The Times has learnt.”

 

Americas

Chavez to troops: Prepare for war with Colombia [AP]
“President Hugo Chavez on Sunday ordered Venezuela’s military to prepare for a possible armed conflict with Colombia, saying his country’s soldiers should be ready if the United States attempts to provoke a war between the South American neighbors.”

Democratic consultant says he got a warning from White House after appearing on Fox News [LA Times]
“White House Communications Director Anita Dunn said that she had checked with colleagues who “deal with TV issues” and that they had not told people to avoid Fox. On the contrary, they had urged people to appear on the network.”

Who is Cao? [TIME Swampland]
“Joe Cao (pronounced Gow) is the name on most people’s lips Inside the Beltway this morning. So, how did this freshman Republican escape GOP Whip Eric Cantor’s hammer to vote with Democrats for health care reform, ruining Cantor’s goal of unified opposition?”