Posts Tagged ‘hung parliament’

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Daily International News 08.17.10

August 17, 2010

Daily International News
August 17, 2010

East Asia/Pacific
Koreas
From 08.16 U.S. and South Korea Begin War Drills [NYT]
NKorea rejects SKorean unification proposal
[AP]
Jang Song-taek Named as a Caretaker for Kim Jong-un
[Arirang]
With Kim ailing, signs of big changes in N. Korea
[Asahi Shimbun]
North Korea says it has joined Twitter, YouTube
[AP]

Leading anti-U.S. activist in Korea arrested
[Yonhap]
Opinion: Deter Pyongyang through Beijing
[The American]

China/Taiwan
US says China’s military has seen secret expansion
[BBC]
and China unlikely to satisfy US on military openness [AP]
Taiwan urges US to sell island advanced weapons
[AP]
China tests space station module to launch in 2011
[AP]
36 killed, hundreds injured in new China flooding
[AP]

Japan
Suspect ship seen before Japan tanker blast: report
[Reuters]

Japanese Officials Step Up Response to Slowdown as Yen Gains
[Bloomberg]

Pacific
Australia facing possibility of hung parliament
[Telegraph]
Australia’s Gillard backs republic after Queen’s death
[BBC]

Central/South Asia
Karzai to Bar Security Firms
[WSJ]

Taliban call for joint inquiry into civilian Afghan deaths considered
[Guardian]
Pakistani leader attempts damage control after European trip during disaster
[LAT]
UN says millions without help in Pakistan floods
[AP]
Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan confirms leader Tahir Yuldashev killed
[Long War Journal]

Middle East
Iraq/Iran
Suicide Bomber Kills Dozens in Attack on Iraqi Army Recruits
[NYT]
Iran to build 10 uranium enrichments plants in mountain strongholds
[Telegraph]

Analysts see Iranian nuclear dispute continuing despite sanctions
[The National]
Iranian Anti-Stoning Lawyer Continues Fight from Exile
[Der Spiegel]
Iranian fighter jet crashes near nuclear plant
[AP]

Arabian Peninsula
‘Open gate’ in Oman means trade with Iran and influx of drugs
[The National]
Arrest of Shiite activists sparks riots ahead of Bahrain election
[The National]

Israel
Israel to refuse to stop building settlements
[Telegraph]

Israeli says she didn’t humiliate Arab on Facebook
[AP]

Turkey
Brownback’s case against proposed Turkish ambassador Ricciardone
[FP]
U.S. Tells Turkey Weapons Deals At Risk: Report
[Defense News]
American freelance writer arrested in Turkey
[WaPo]

Africa
In ANC bill, South African media see threat to press freedom
[CSM]
Libya: BP to Start Drilling By October
[WSJ]
Nigerian police ‘use torture’ to extort cash
[AFP]
Jordanian UN officers abducted in Darfur freed
[AFP]
Nigeria’s former military leader launches challenge for presidency
[Guardian]

Cholera kills 87 in Nigeria: official
[AFP]
Wounded buffalo kills Zimbabwean conservationist
[AP]

Europe
START expiration ends U.S. inspection of Russian nuclear bases
[WaPo]

Suicide Bomber Attacks Police in North Caucasus
[NYT]
Russia expels Romanian diplomat accused of spying
[AP]
Medvedev summons Russian oligarchs to help after wildfires
[Telegraph]
Barclays in Sanctions Bust
[WSJ]
Eurozone inflation hits 20-month high
[BBC]

Americas
Judge orders longtime Gitmo detainee released for lack of evidence
[CNN]

Star’s Candidacy in Haiti Puts Scrutiny on Charity
[NYT]
U.S. Said to Plan Easing Rules for Travel to Cuba
[NYT]
Mexico supreme court upholds gay adoptions
[AP]
Protesters in Bolivia’s Potosi region end blockade
[BBC]
Brazil forbids election spoofing
[AP]

Domestic
FP interview with Bob Gates: The Transformer
[FP]
AP Exclusive: Terrorist tapes found under CIA desk
[AP]
Pentagon Misspends Emergency Fund on Afghan Power, Skelton Says
[Bloomberg]
Glenn Beck’s plans for rally on a hallowed date and spot spurs countermarches
[WaPo]
Fox parent gives $1 million to RGA
[Politico]
California Gay Marriage Ban Will Continue During Court Appeal
[Bloomberg]
Plumes of Gulf oil spreading east on sea floor
[CNN]

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Daily International News 05.11.10

May 11, 2010

Daily International News
May 11, 2010

Northeast Asia
Hatoyama to revisit Okinawa around May 23 over U.S. base issue
[Kyodo]
North Korea World Cup viewing in doubt
[BBC]
Two N. Korean defectors to run in local elections
[Yonhap]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Myanmar’s Suu Kyi appeals sentence again
[Reuters]
Son of Corazon Aquino leading in Philippine presidential election
[LAT]
Protests to stay til Thai leaders report to police
[AP]

Central/South Asia
Missile barrage kills 14 in Pakistan tribal area
[AP]
Pakistan invites India for meeting on peace talks
[BBC]

Middle East (some N. Africa)
Iran sentences Newsweek journalist in absentia
[AP]
Russian, Syrian presidents hold talks in Damascus
[AP]
Disregarding peace talks, Israel announces more settlement construction
[McClatchy]
Israel sees no discord with U.S. on nuclear issue
[Reuters]
Ash affects flights in Morocco, Turkey, Spain
[AP]

Africa
EU: Somali pirates free cargo vessel after ransom
[AP]
Libya, EU see first partnership pact this year
[Reuters]

Europe
UK’s Nick Clegg faces agonizing coalition choice
[AP]
Momentum grows towards a Lib-Con deal – if Clegg can convince his party
[Times UK]
French parliament lays groundwork for veil ban
[AP]
Pope blames church’s own sins for sex scandal
[AP]

Americas/Domestic
Obama Seeks Karzai Assurances on Corruption Push, Taliban Plan
[Bloomberg]
Senate hearings prompting spill blame game
[AP]
From 05.10 Protesters blast Haiti president’s quake response [AP]
Immigration advocates woo McCain
[Politico]
From 05.10 Obama Said to Be Open to New Miranda Look [NYT]

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Daily International News 05.10.10

May 10, 2010

Daily International News
May 10, 2010

Northeast Asia
Hatoyama gives up on settling Futemma issue by May 31: sources
[Kyodo]
Traces of Explosive Found on Sunken S. Korean Ship
[NYT]
Presidential security aide says delay in OPCON transfer necessary
[Yonhap]
N. Korean World Cup team leaves Pyongyang
[Yonhap]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
US envoy warns Myanmar over North Korea arms links
[AP]
Thai protesters refuse to leave, push new demands
[Reuters]
Arroyo’s shadow over Philippines election
[CSM]

AfPak
Karzai, Obama seek to mend caustic ties in visit
[Reuters]
U.S.-Pakistan ties tested as evidence shows Taliban connection to Times Square bomb attempt
[WaPo]
U.S. Urges Action in Pakistan After Failed Bombing
[NYT]

Middle East
Israeli plan for east Jerusalem clouds peace talks
[AP]
Israel primed for war on Iran – Netanyahu deputy
[Reuters]
At least 84 killed in attacks across Iraq
[AP]
Kurds to protest over Iran executions
[Guardian]

Africa
Judge acquits top aide to Zimbabwe prime minister
[AP]
Somali rebel group vows to free pirate captives
[Reuters]

Europe
Hung parliament: Clegg meetings with Brown and Cameron
[BBC]
Death toll in Russian mine blasts hits 32
[AP]
EU Crafts $962 Billion Show of Force to Halt Crisis
[Bloomberg]
Voters rebuke Merkel for Greek loan
[FT]

Americas
Oil spill solutions uncertain, slick spreads west
[Reuters]
UNASUR Agrees to Boost Defense Expenditure Transparency
[MercoPress]
Costa Rica inaugurates new President Chinchilla
[Miami Herald]

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Daily International News 05.07.10

May 7, 2010

Daily International News
May 7, 2010

Special: Kim Jong-Il in China
Top leaders of China, DPRK hold talks in Beijing
[Xinhua]
China’s embrace of North Korea’s Kim irks neighbours
[Reuters]
Kim: DPRK sticks to denuclearization
[Xinhua]
Q+A: What is next for North Korea nuclear diplomacy?
[Reuters]

East Asia
Island heads reject Hatoyama’s request to host U.S. base functions
[Kyodo]
Dalai Lama tells AP: Exiles must press China talks
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Australia burka armed robbery sparks ban debate
[BBC]
Malaysian sultan ‘held in hospital against his will’
[BBC]
Burma’s NLD democracy party dissolved
[BBC]

Central/South Asia
US urges Nepal Maoists to end strike
[AFP]
Indian soldiers clash with Kashmir rebels, 7 killed
[Reuters]
Briton Vugar Khalilov ‘denied treatment’ in Kyrgyzstan
[BBC]

Middle East
Iran’s foreign minister hosts UN envoys in New York
[BBC]
Israel won’t move on U.N. call for nuclear-free zone
[Reuters]
Iraq vote winner asserts right to form government
[AP]Europe

Europe
Election: Cameron makes offer to Lib Dems on government [BBC]
From 05.06 West Europeans target US nukes at treaty session [AP]
Russia declines to stop American adoptions
[AP]
German parliamentary vote backs Greece bail-out funding
[BBC]

Americas
From 05.06 Giant box close to being over oil-spewing well [AP]
From 05.06 US adds 3 Mexican states to travel-warning list [AP]
From 05.06 Haiti prez to extend term if election not held [AP]