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Daily International News 01.25.11

January 25, 2011

Daily International News
January 25, 2011

SOTU
& Foreign Policy

Obama’s State of the Union and U.S. Foreign Policy
[StratFor]
Factbox: Foreign policy issues Obama may address in speech
[Reuters]
10 Global Issues Obama Won’t Talk About But Should
[FP]

Why the Middle East Won’t Feature in Obama’s Speech
[TIME]
General

SOTU Media Sand Traps and How to Avoid Them
[Daily Beast]
Five things to watch for in the State of the Union speech
[WaPo]
State of the Union Preview: Obama’s Unofficial 2012 Kickoff
[TIME]
Six members of the Supreme Court to attend SOTU
[WaPo]
Arizona lawmakers to save seat for Gabrielle Giffords at State of the Union
[WaPo]

Northeast Asia
China/Taiwan

J-20 stealth fighter jet ‘innovative, not stolen from US plane’
[Global Times]

US spy for China Noshir Gowadia jailed for 32 years
[BBC]
Urumqi to be under full surveillance
[AP]
US diplomat slams China on governor’s Taiwan trip
[AP]

China will stick to socialism as required by law: top legislator
[Xinhua]
Son of former PRC president takes up new military post
[Global Times]
Macau’s Stanley Ho in family row over casino empire
[BBC]
Koreas

S. Korea remains suspicious of N. Korea’s intention for talks: minister
[Yonhap]
South Korea Wants U.N. to Consider North’s Uranium Program
[GSN]
UN investigator in Japan for talks on North Korean human rights
[M&C]

Malaysia, SKorea seek to charge 12 Somali pirates
[AP]
GOP calls for quick action on free trade pacts, including KORUS
[AP]
N.Korea’s Brave Underground Journalists Make Headlines
[Chosun]
Japan

Soccer: Konno’s penalty, Kawashima’s saves send Japan past S. Korea in thriller
[Mainichi]
Kan says government to re-examine DPJ election pledges
[Mainichi]
Kan stresses Sun Yat-sen’s Japan ties in policy speech
[Mainichi]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Thailand ‘yellow-shirts’ stage new street protests
[BBC]
Thai Inquiry Into Violence Falters
[NYT]
Blast in southern Thailand kills nine
[BBC]
India and Indonesia aim to double trade
[BBC]
HRW accuses Vietnam of widespread human rights abuses
[AP]
Three charged over Christmas Island shipwreck
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
US commander in Afghanistan: Tough fight in 2011
[AP]
West’s portrayal of Afghan war deceptive – ANSO group
[Reuters]

Suicide attack near Pakistan Shi’ite rally kills 13
[Reuters]
Pakistan has “disastrous year” for human rights in 2010: HRW
[Reuters]
India Central Bank Raises Key Rates
[WSJ]

Middle East
Citing Options, Iran Rejects Uranium Deal, Diplomat Says
[NYT]
Turkey president lays into Israel flotilla inquiry
[AP]
AP Interview: IAEA head seeks openness from Iran
[AP]
Hezbollah-backed Mikati named Lebanon prime minister
[Reuters]

Abbas welcomed home as hero
[Reuters]

Africa
Northern Coast

Talks under way for body to oversee Tunisia cabinet
[Reuters]
Egyptians denounce Mubarak, clash with riot police
[AP]
All Other

Sudan’s Bashir pledges support for independent south
[Reuters]
South Sudan to retain its name as an independent state: report
[Sudan Tribune]
Call for Tougher Measures Against Ivory Coast Leader
[NYT]

Rwanda rebel leader Callixte Mbarushimana sent to ICC
[BBC]

Europe
Russian parliament ratifies arms pact with US
[AP]
Moscow airport bomb: Dmitry Medvedev seeks shake-up
[BBC]
List of Russian terror attacks
[WaPo]
Berlusconi defence lawyers dismiss sex accusations
[Reuters]
Lord Taylor found guilty of fiddling expenses
[Guardian]
George Osborne: budget cuts keep down UK interest rates
[Telegraph]

Americas
Obama to visit Brazil in sign of warmer ties: paper
[Reuters]
Clinton Voices U.S. Support of Mexico in Trip
[NYT]

Domestic
The 83rd Annual Oscar Nominations
[NYT]
White House Nominates David Cohen As Sanctions Point Man
[WSJ]
Carol Browner to leave White House
[POLITICO]

Scalia appearance at ‘tea party’ House meeting questions his impartiality
[LA Times]
NBC: U.S. can’t link accused Army private to Assange
[MSNBC]
Emanuel in `Real Chicagoan’ Fight to Replace Daley
[Bloomberg]
Bush White House Broke Elections Law, Report Says
[NYT]

Obama Viewed Favorably by 53% of Global Investors Seeing Improving Economy
[Bloomberg]
Stimulus improves US outlook, says IMF
[FT]

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Daily International News 01.24.11

January 24, 2011

Daily International News
January 24, 2011

International
At Davos, Long List of Problems Awaits World Leaders
[NYT]
Topsy-Turvy Weather: U.S. Is Frigid, Arctic Balmy
[NYT]
UN chief criticized as soft on human rights
[AP]
Rights group says democracies ignore abuses
[AP]

SOTU
SOTU forecast: Atmospherics over policy
[Politico]
Reducing the deficit and growing the economy will be the hot topics in 2011
[WaPo]
Obama to Stress Competitiveness, Job Creation, Deficit Reduction in Speech
[Bloomberg]
Why Obama Won’t Touch Gun Control
[Daily Beast]
Ryan’s star rising with Obama rebuttal
[TWT]

Northeast Asia
China
China stealth fighter ‘copied parts from downed US jet’
[BBC]
Chinese firm tied to steel used in Iran nukes
[TWT]
China Grooming Deft Politician as Next Leader
[NYT]
Crop warning over China drought
[BBC]
GM’s China sales pass US for first time in history
[AP]
Koreas
S Korea mulls talks with DPRK over denuclearization
[Xinhua]
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State to Visit Seoul This Week
[Chosun]
Pirates may be flown to Korea for punishment
[JoongAng] and Official: Pirates may try to avenge SKorean rescue [AP]
State media: North Korea’s Kim meets Egyptian telecom CEO
[AP]
Japan
Japan, Turkey to discuss civil nuclear agreement
[Kyodo]
Miyazaki chickens found to have highly virulent flu virus
[Kyodo]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
ASEAN foreign ministers head to China by road to show connectedness
[Kyodo]
5 Americans missing in Pacific land in Philippines
[AP]
Indonesia troops jailed over Papua abuse video
[BBC]
Indonesia to sign $15bn deals with India
[FT]
Filipino broadcaster shot dead, suspect arrested
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Taseer’s accused assassin’s hearing draws protest
[UPI]
Delhi games chiefs Suresh Kalmadi and Lalit Bhanot sacked [BBC]
Afghan Supreme Court to rule on parliament opening
[Reuters]
Uzbek leader Islam Karimov in EU talks
[BBC]

Middle East
PA negotiators reject leaked ‘Palestinian Papers’ report
[Al Jazeera]
Commission finds Israeli commandos acted appropriately in raid on aid flotilla
[WaPo]
Hezbollah, Allies Back Ex-Premier Mikati to Head Lebanon’s Next Coalition
[Bloomberg]
Freed Yemeni activist vows more action vs president
[Reuters]
Two bombs kill 12 Shi’ites heading to rite in Iraq
[Reuters]

Africa
Thousands rally in Tunis as teachers strike
[AFP]
Egypt Links Palestinians to Attack at Church
[NYT]
Ivory Coast’s Ouattara calls for cocoa export ban
[AP]
Zimbabwe police ‘thwart property invasion’
[AFP]
Southern Sudan Nears a Decision on One Matter: Its New Name
[NYT]

Europe
At least 10 dead in Moscow airport blast – report
[Reuters]
Russia’s Khodorkovsky could face new charges – report
[Reuters]

Americas
Hillary Clinton to Visit Guanajuato, Mexico to Discuss Security, Trucking Issues
[Bloomberg]
Mexico: Hit man linked to Acapulco deaths caught
[AP]
Dominican Republic confirms first cholera death
[BBC]

Domestic
Obama poised for re-election in 2012, poll says
[TWT]
Jared Loughner, Ariz. shooting suspect, due in court Monday
[WaPo]
Long Island Muslims fear their congressman’s hearings could flame Islamophobia
[WaPo]
Postal Service Eyes Closing Thousands of Post Offices
[WSJ]
Allen to announce Senate bid Monday
[Politico]
Rendell to MSNBC, declares Casey “unassailable”
[Politico]

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Daily International News 01.11.11

January 11, 2011

Daily International News
January 11, 2011

Northeast Asia
Koreas
NKorea accuses SKoreans of hacking into website
[AP]
Gates Warns of North Korea Missile Threat to U.S.
[NYT] and  Gates Sees More `Direct’ North Korean Threat to U.S. [Bloomberg]
N. Korea steps up push for talks with reluctant S. Korea
[Yonhap]
South Korea, Japan agree to boost defense cooperation
[Mainichi]
Column: Time for S.Korea to Develop Its Own Nuclear Arms
[Chosun]
Christian aid group launches major campaign for Christians in North Korea
[The Underground]
Tweeter indicted for praising North Korea
[Korea Times]
Asian Cup 2011 Group D Preview: Iraq – Iran, North Korea – UAE
[Goal.com]

China[PRC]/Taiwan[ROC]
Opinion: An American Message for the Chinese President
[WSJ]
Viewpoint: A new Sino-US high-tech arms race?
[BBC]
Gates says new Sino-US military talks could begin soon
[AP]
China confirms stealth jet test-flight-Gates
[Reuters]
China denies armed soldiers crossed into India
[AP]
Senior Chinese leader praises reform of press, publication industry
[Xinhua]
China fails on human rights plan: rights group
[AP] and China’s human rights ‘action plan’ short on any action, say rights groups [CSM]
Renault spy scandal: China denies involvement
[BBC]
China vows to crack down on copyright violations
[AP]
China overshoots 2010 lending and money supply targets
[BBC]
Taiwan centenary runs into identity problems
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Thais Call on Burma to Cease Artillery Fire
[Irrawaddy]
Cambodia charges two detained Thais with espionage
[BBC]
Scores missing in tsunami-like flood in Australia
[AP]
Qantas resuming Airbus A380 flights to US after blast
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Biden – U.S. could stay in Afghanistan beyond 2014
[Reuters]
Plan B in Afghanistan: Partition?
[Foreign Affairs]
Benazir son Bilawal condemns support for Taseer killer
[BBC]
Uzbeks ‘behind ethnic clashes in southern Kyrgyzstan’
[BBC]
Pope Benedict Urges Pakistan to Repeal Blasphemy Law
[NYT]

Middle East
Clinton, in Yemen, Promotes Alliance and Growth
[WSJ] and Clinton Has Busy Five Hours in Yemen [NYT]
Kuwaiti soldier killed in clash with Iraqi fishermen
[BBC]
Ties make Palestinian state a SAmerican priority
[AP]
Israel’s Rightward Lurch Scares Some Conservatives [TIME]
From 01.10 Iran Sentences Human Rights Lawyer to 11 Years in Jail [NYT]
Iran claims it has dismantled Israeli spy ring behind nuclear scientist’s death
[CSM]

Africa
Sudan: Bittersweet Moment As Abyei Attacks Leave 30 Dead
[All Africa]
Chinese observers see “peaceful” referendum in Sudan: FM spokesman
[Xinhua]
Ivory Coast unity cabinet possible, says UN ambassador
[BBC]
Tunisia closes schools, universities as UN calls for dialog
[Deutsche Welle]
Village attacks kill 18 in central Nigeria – police
[Reuters]
Nigeria’s Jonathan ‘can run’ in party primaries
[AFP]
Egypt condemns Vatican criticism on minorities
[Reuters]

Europe
Assange could face death penalty in U.S.: lawyers
[Reuters]
Sarkozy Brings Message on Dollar to U.S.
[NYT]
Spain’s Zapatero says Eta truce does not go far enough
[BBC]
Tainted Animal Feed Found in France and Denmark
[NYT]
Tensions Rise Before Portugal Auction
[WSJ]

Americas
Observers wait for Haiti president to take report
[AP]
IMF approves $72bn credit line for Mexico
[FT]

Domestic
In Wednesday speech in Arizona, Obama is seeking right tone
[WaPo]
Father of Shooting Suspect May Issue Statement
[WSJ]
Man Arrested in Denver for Threat to Shoot Aides to U.S. Senator Bennet
[Bloomberg]
From 01.10 Tom DeLay, former U.S. House leader, sentenced to 3 years in prison [WaPo]
Kagan writes her first opinion
[AP]
Obama 2.0: Who will fill the top jobs in foreign policy?
[FP]
State Dept. policy change the latest gay rights win: passports
[WaPo]
Declining for two decades, US abortion rate plateaus
[WaPo]
In search for Earth-size world, a historic first: Kepler finds rocky planet
[CSM]
The Verizon iPhone
[WaPo]
Winklevoss twins gamble $65m for Facebook fortune
[BBC]

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Daily International News 07.22.10

July 22, 2010

Daily International News
July 22, 2010

Northeast Asia
Chinese Backing Sought by U.S. for New North Korea Sanctions
[Bloomberg] and ANALYSIS: Chinese help is key to pressuring NKorea [AP]
North Korea anger at US-South Korea war games
[BBC]
North Korea to stage massive dance spectacle
[AP]
China accused of excessive force over Tibet unrest
[BBC]
Foreign companies in China sound off on business policies
[WaPo]
FIFA praises Japan’s 2022 World Cup bid
[AP]
Wife questions Japan PM Naoto Kan’s ability to govern
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Clinton warns Myanmar on NKorea cooperation
[AP]
In Hanoi, Clinton Criticizes Vietnam on Rights
[NYT]
Fiji’s Bainimarama holds replacement Pacific meeting
[BBC]
US drops training ban on Indonesian special forces
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Kyrgyz ex-leader’s brother held over ethnic riots
[BBC]
India state-run banks ‘turn away Muslims’
[BBC]
Petraeus Sharpens Afghan Strategy
[WSJ]
Republicans Are Turning Against the Afghanistan War
[US News]
2 Americans killed in copter crash in Afghanistan
[AP]

Middle East
Kidnapped Scholar Provides Tehran with Valuable Information on CIA
[Fars]
Gaza smugglers cut underground Egyptian steel wall
[AP]

Africa
U.S envoy to Sudan says Bashir indictment will make his job harder
[WaPo]
Archbishop Desmond Tutu to withdraw from public life
[BBC]
Kenya torture victims get compensation payment
[BBC]
AU troops harming Somali civilians
[AP]

Europe
World court says Kosovo’s independence is legal
[AP]
Spain takes in 3rd inmate from Guantanamo Bay
[AP]
Beleaguered Merkel faces press one last time before summer break
[DW]
Judge orders Demjanjuk to appear in court
[AP]

UK
Pinching Pennies, U.K.’s Cameron Goes Commercial on U.S. Trip
[Bloomberg]
London buses to carry female ordination advert during pope’s visit
[Guardian]
BNP leader Nick Griffin barred from Queen’s garden party
[Guardian]
David Cameron unveils national service pilot
[Guardian]
No charges against officer over G20 protest death
[AFP]

Domestic
Sherrod offered new job, but says she is not so sure
[CNN]
Tropical depression halts work on BP’s leaky well
[AP]
Workers on Doomed Rig Voiced Concern About Safety
[NYT]

Americas/Caribbean
IMF cancels $268 million Haiti debt
[AP]
Gunbattles paralyze Mexican city across from Texas
[AP]
Colombia recalls envoy from Venezuela amid rebel row
[BBC]
Brazil enacts racial discrimination law, but some say it’s not needed
[CNN]

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Daily International News 06.21.10

June 21, 2010

Daily International News
June 21, 2010

Northeast Asia
Abnormal radiation detected near Korean border
[AP]
Portugal beats North Korea in 7-0 rout
[AP]
Japan PM eyes sales tax hike, voters divided
[Reuters]
AP Exclusive: Uighurs flee China after riots
[AP]
China unshackles yuan ahead of G20
[Reuters]
Pragmatism Drove Beijing’s Decision to Drop Peg
[WSJ]

South/Central Asia
Witnesses say Kyrgyz police attack Uzbeks, kill 2
[AP]
India May Increase Compensation to Victims of 1984 Union Carbide Gas Leak
[Bloomberg]
Gates Urges More Afghan Funding
[WSJ]

Middle East
Jerusalem revives plan to raze Palestinian homes
[AP]
Lebanon permits Gaza-bound ship to sail to Cyprus
[AP]
Iran bans 2 IAEA inspectors from entering Iran
[WaPo]
Car Bombs Hit Crowds Outside Bank in Baghdad
[NYT]
Fury over Iraq power rationing spreads in harsh heat
[AFP]

Afirca
Nigeria’s Jonathan Is Not Ready to Declare Candidacy
[Bloomberg]
S.Africa union says hopes to reach deal with Eskom
[Reuters]
Lawyers: Murder of Congolese PM was war crime
[AP]
Zimbabwe diamonds ‘bloodstained’: HRW
[AFP]

Europe
Russia cuts Belarus gas supplies over debt
[BBC]
Late Polish president’s twin heads to runoff vote
[AP]

Americas/Domestic
Obama and Netanyahu to Meet July 6
[Reuters]
Medvedev’s U.S. Trip Aids Push to Reset Economic Ties
[Bloomberg]
Record number of Indian-Americans seeking office
[AP]
Kagan Hearing Gives Nominee Chance to Make Good on Candor View
[Bloomberg]
BP Gulf spill costs hit $2 billion, no end yet
[AP]
Lapses Found in Oversight of Failsafe Device on Oil Rig
[NYT]
Santos declares victory in Colombian presidential runoff
[CNN]
Mexican officials: Mayor of Guadalupe killed by gunmen
[CNN]

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Daily International News 11.12.09

November 12, 2009

Daily International News 11.12.09

DPRK

North Korea threatens South over naval clash [WP] + [see below for KCNA coverage]

Kim Yong Nam Meets French Presidential Envoy [KCNA]
“Pyongyang, November 12 (KCNA) — Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People’s Assembly, met and had a talk with Jack Lang, special envoy of the French president, who paid a courtesy call on him at the Mansudae Assembly Hall Thursday.”

Japan

Japan Cools to America as It Prepares for Obama Visit [NYT]

Emperor: Japanese ‘should learn from war’ [BBC]

China

China urges U.S. to respect its stance on Tibet [Xinhua]

China looms as key challenge on Obama’s Asia tour [Reuters]

China trade surplus shadows Obama visit [Asia Times]

HRW: China ‘running illegal prisons’ [BBC]

Nepal

Protesters Clash With Police in Nepal [NYT]

Middle East

Exclusive: Iranian enrichment has not grown: diplomats [Reuters]

Hezbollah leader lashes out at Obama [WP]

Yemen warns against intervention in rebel conflict [CNN]

AfPak

U.S. Afghan Envoy Said to Advise Against More Troops [Bloomberg]

Official: Obama rejects all Afghan war options [MSNBC]

Europe

Medvedev stresses modernization in Russia address [Reuters]

Spain tries 11 over alleged Islamic terror plot [WP]

Americas

Colombia takes Chavez war talk to Security Council [WP]

Officials Search for Answers in Extensive Brazil Blackout [NYT]

Lou Dobbs resigns from CNN [LAT]

S. Korean Forces Will Be Forced to Pay Dearly for Their Armed Provocation [full KCNA article]

“Pyongyang, November 12 (KCNA) — The south Korean forces will be forced to pay dearly for the grave armed provocation perpetrated by them in the waters of the north side in the West Sea of Korea on November 10. This warning is served by papers Thursday in signed commentaries.

Rodong Sinmun observes: The south Korean military authorities are now making much fuss in a bid to mislead the public opinion, describing the proper measure for self-defence taken by the north against a group of warships of the south Korean forces as “the third skirmish in the West Sea.” This is like a thief crying “Stop the thief!”

The latest armed clash in the West Sea was not a simple accidental incident but a deliberate and premeditated provocation perpetrated by the south Korean military in an effort to escalate the tension on the Korean Peninsula, the daily notes, and goes on:

It is a trite method of the south Korean warmongers to perpetrate a shocking provocation to derail any process for improving the north-south relations.

Nobody can deny the fact that the armed provocation perpetrated by them again in the West Sea is nothing but a deliberate and vicious move for increasing the tension and a dangerous war action of those much upset by the trend of the situation on the peninsula. This is a clear indictment meted out to the south Korean warmongers hell bent on the treacherous acts to disturb the peace on the peninsula and do harm to fellow countrymen by force of arms in collusion with outside forces while hamstringing the efforts to improve the inter-Korean relations.

The artillery pieces of the KPA convinced of justice and afire with hatred are now leveled at the provokers.

The south Korean military had better face up to the trend of the times and behave itself.

Minju Joson urges the south Korean military authorities to stop digging their own graves, make an apology to the nation for the armed provocation and take a responsible measure against the recurrence of the similar case.”