Posts Tagged ‘iran sanctions’

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Daily International News 06.22.10

June 22, 2010

Daily International News
June 22, 2010

Northeast Asia
US-Japan security pact turns 50, faces new strains
[AP]
U.S. in consultations with China on N. Korea: U.S. ambassador in China
[Yonhap]
China says “concerned” about South Korea-U.S. drill
[Reuters]
China seriously concerned over U.S. aircraft carrier reports: FM spokesman [Xinhua]
China’s more flexible yuan edges down vs. dollar
[AP]
China says it has cracked ‘major’ terrorist ring
[AP]
Joint military drill could come this month
[JoongAng IB]
UN action on Cheonan faces delay
[JoongAng IB]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan PM reverses stance on U.S. sanctions on Iran
[Reuters]
Pakistan arrests ‘German militant’ disguised in a burka
[BBC]
Refugees return to shattered Kyrgyz city as vote looms
[Reuters]
U.S. Said to Fund Afghan Warlords to Protect Convoys
[NYT]
NATO, Afghan forces capture senior Taliban figure
[AP]

SE Asia/Pacific
Security tight in Bangkok for general’s funeral
[BBC]
Australia restores race discrimination act
[BBC]

Middle East
Defense chief criticizes Jerusalem demolition plan
[AP]
Three dead in Iraq unrest
[AFP]
Four killed in Istanbul bus bomb attack
[DW]

Africa
Diamond Find Could Aid Zimbabwe, and Mugabe
[NYT]

Europe/UK
G20 leaders (mainly US and Europe) seem divided stimuli timing withdrawal
[MercoPress]
UK makes sharpest cuts in decades in new budget
[AP]
Oil execs in London slam Obama’s drilling ban
[AP]
Medvedev to tour Silicon Valley, seek investors
[AP]
Belarus cuts Russia gas transit
[Reuters]
Cyprus probes weapons on Sudan-bound ship
[Reuters]
Komorowski: pullout from Afghanistan in 2012
[AP]

Domestic
Rahm Emanuel expected to quit White House
[Telegraph]
Peter Orszag to bail next month; likely successors are inside
[Politico]
Wikileaks makes contact with US government
[BBC]
Gen. Stanley McChrystal coming to Washington to explain anti-administration comments
[WaPo] and White House summons top U.S. Afghanistan general [Reuters]
Dodd, Berman Reach Agreement on Iran Gasoline, Bank Sanctions
[Bloomberg]
Times Square car bomber details his chilling plot
[AP]
Obama uses powers to expand federal rights, benefits for gays and lesbians
[WaPo]
BP boss retreats from spill as shares hit 13-year low
[Reuters]
US Senate report says Haiti rebuilding has stalled
[AP]

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Daily International News 06.11.10

June 11, 2010

Daily International News
June 11, 2010

International
New UN climate text omits deepest 2050 carbon cuts [Reuters]

Northeast Asia
Op-Ed: The Okinawa Question [NYT]
Pyongyang Shifts Rhetoric at Home [WSJ]
Spreading thoughts of freedom among North Koreans [WaPo]
Taiwan pulls movies from Shanghai festival [AP]
Court cuts former Taiwan president’s sentence [AP]
Man sentenced to death for China school stabbings [Reuters]

Central/South Asia
26 killed, 450 hurt in new wave of Kyrgyz unrest [AP]
Kyrgyzstan declares state of emergency after fatal rioting [Guardian]
Bomb kills 9 in Afghan south: provincial official [AFP]

Iran [sanctions related]
Ahmadinejad calls UN resolution ‘worthless paper’ [AP]
Iran sanctions ‘will not affect’ Russia missile deal [BBC]
Turkey Is Committed to Western Ties, Erdogan Says [WSJ]
Op-Eds
Beyond Iran Sanctions, Plans B, C, D and … [NYT]
The Myth of Iran’s Isolation [WaPo]

Middle East [non-sanctions related]
Attack on military convoy injures 14 in east Turkey [Reuters]
Abbas: Hope eroding for two-state Mideast solution [Reuters]
Iran expects to hold trial soon for 3 Americans [AP]
Iran opposition calls off election anniversary rally [LAT]
Iraqi merger forms new Shia bloc, the National Alliance [BBC]
Six killed in Iraq violence [AFP]

Africa
South Africa’s Hopes Extend Beyond Field [NYT]
In preparation for World Cup, the poor in Cape Town are being relocated [WaPo]
Darfur Jem rebels free Sudan government soldiers [BBC]
Swiss held for nearly 2 years in Libya released [AP]
Finnish court sentences Rwandan pastor to life [Reuters]

Europe
Pope begs forgiveness, promises action on abuse [AP]

Americas/Domestic
New Estimates Double Rate of Oil That Flowed Into Gulf [NYT]
White House requests meeting with BP’s senior executives [WaPo]
2,200 arrested in U.S. crackdown on Mexican drug cartels [WaPo]
Chaos at Arlington Cemetery: Mismarked graves, dumping of urns [WaPo]

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Daily International News 06.10.10

June 10, 2010

Daily International News
June 10, 2010

Northeast Asia
U.S. envoy Roos to visit Okinawa from mid-June, meet with governor
[Kyodo]
South Korea rocket ‘explodes’ moments after take-off
[BBC]
South Korea urged to shake up military over Cheonan
[BBC]
North Korea seeks to soothe China over border shootings
[Reuters]
China rebuffs US criticism on NKorea
[AP]
Views Show How a North Korean Policy Spread Misery
[NYT]
China says no date set for talks with Japan on East China Sea issue
[Xinhua]

South/Central/Southeast Asia
McChrystal sees slower pace for Kandahar operation
[Reuters]
Blast Tears Through Afghan Wedding Celebration
[NYT]
Thai PM makes reconciliation bid
[Reuters]

Middle East [minus sanctions news]
Arab states target Israel in U.N. nuclear debate
[Reuters]
Obama pledges $400 million for Palestinians
[LAT] and Obama urges Israel work with all parties on Gaza [Reuters]
Hamas: Obama’s call to ease Gaza blockade “meaningless”
[Xinhua]
Hamas rejects Israel-approved snack foods for Gaza
[AP]
Iran election anniversary rally called off
[Reuters]
Saudi convicts young man for kissing woman in mall
[AP]

Iran Sanctions News
Iran Warns of ‘Reduced’ Ties With U.N. Inspectors
[NYT]
Ahmadinejad in China after sanctions slap
[AFP]
China reiterates UN resolution on Iran not end to diplomatic efforts
[Xinhua] and China wants more dialogue on Iran nuclear issue [AP]
Iran Sanctions Op-eds
Is Iran’s Regime Finally Finished?
[Daily Beast]
Security Council’s Muddled Message to Iran
[CFR]
Round 4
[NYT]
More sanctions for Iran
[WaPo]

Africa
Sudan:  ICC Urges Uganda to Arrest Bashir Should He Attend Talks
[All Africa]
US Vice-President Biden meets Southern Sudan leader
[BBC]
In Kenya, a Cheerful Biden Gamely Fills in for His Boss
[NYT]
Sudan’s Beshir declines World Cup invite
[AFP]

Europe/UK
UK acknowledges police abused anti-terror powers
[AP]
Britain Reaffirms Support for Afghanistan Effort
[NYT]
France closes Senegal military bases
[AP]
Mafioso claims brother killed Meredith Kercher
[Telegraph]
Surge for Dutch anti-Islam Freedom Party
[AP]
Life for Bosnian Serbs over genocide at Srebrenica
[BBC]

Americas/Domestic
Oil spill: BP shares slide as crisis continues
[BBC]
Efforts to Limit the Flow of Spill News
[NYT]
Census: Multiracial US becoming even more diverse
[AP]
State Leak: Messages from alleged leaker Bradley Manning portray him as despondent soldier
[WaPo]
Hillary Clinton voices ongoing US support for Colombia
[BBC]

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Daily International News 06.09.10

June 9, 2010

Daily International News
June 9, 2010

Northeast Asia
North Korea warns UN against warship debate
[BBC]
China court upholds 5-year sentence for activist
[AP]
Chinese judges hurt in acid attack
[BBC]
Foxconn factory ends condolence payments over suicides
[BBC]
Honda hit by second strike in China
[BBC]
South Korean rocket launch delayed
[BBC]

Central Asia [Afghanistan]
Afghan ex-spy boss calls peace strategy dangerous
[AP]
Gates: Progress in Afghan war must come this year
[AP]
NATO helicopter shot down in Afghanistan; 4 killed
[WaPo]

Iran Sanctions
Diplomats say US, Russia, France dismiss Iran deal
[AP]
U.N. Is Set to Vote on Iran Sanctions
[NYT]
Israel Makes Case to China for Iran Sanctions
[NYT]
A resilient Iran shields itself from pressure by building alliances
[WaPo]

Israel/Palestine
Israel allows some once-banned products into Gaza
[AP]
Israeli students draft plans for “Kurdish freedom flotilla”
[Salon]
Dianne Feinstein calls for investigation into flotilla raid
[Salon]
Abbas Aims to Shore Up West Bank Support in Meeting With Obama
[Bloomberg]

Africa
Somalia’s defence minister Yusuf Mohammed Siad resigns
[BBC]
Nigeria’s lead poison outbreak unprecedented : CDC
[AFP]
Pressure Grows on Uganda Over African Union Summit
[AllAfrica]

Europe/UK
Poland castration law takes effect
[BBC]
Dutch voters lean right on economy, immigration
[AP]
Chris Brown denied UK visa over abuse
[Salon]

Americas/Domestic
Hillary Clinton tries to fix relationship with Ecuador President Rafael Correa
[WaPo]
Chile’s Argentina envoy praises Pinochet, resigns
[AP]
Mexico anger high as US Border Patrol kills teen
[AP]
Founder Puts Blackwater Security Firm Up for Sale
[NYT]
Lincoln Wins in Arkansas; Angle to Face Nevada’s Reid
[Bloomberg]

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Daily International News 05.19.10

May 19, 2010

Daily International News
May 19, 2010

Northeast Asia
SKorea’s top diplomat: ‘Obvious’ NKorea sank ship
[AP] and S. Korea Briefs Diplomats on Torpedo Attack [NYT]
Japan backs S. Korea’s response to ship sinking, Hatoyama tells Lee
[Kyodo]
South Korea briefs China on ship sinking blamed on North
[Reuters]
Journalist says she confessed in N. Korean prison
[AP]
Geithner in PRC to Press China on Trade
[WSJ]
Report says 13 hurt in latest China knife attack
[AP]

Southeast/South Asia
Curfew in Bangkok after surrender of red-shirt leaders
[BBC]
Thai Riots Grow Despite Appeal for Calm
[NYT]
India Maoists kill four paramilitary troops
[BBC]
CIA chief briefs Pakistan on Times Square suspect
[AP]

Central Asia
Taliban attack biggest NATO base in Afghanistan
[AFP]
2 dead as ethnic clash breaks out in Kyrgyzstan
[AP]

Middle East
Iran rejects UN sanctions resolution draft
[AP]
Envoy begins new round of indirect Mideast talks
[AP]
Iran: Lawyer hopeful in case of detained Americans
[AP]

Africa
Kenya signs Nile Basin deal rejected by Egypt
[Reuters]
Somalia criticises US for putting pirate on trial
[BBC]
Darfur rebel chief detained in Chad: spokesman
[AFP]

Europe
Russian FM says US adoptions should be frozen
[AP]
Spain to raise taxes for wealthy, premier says
[AP]
Nick Clegg pledges biggest political reforms since 1832
[BBC]

Americas/Domestic
Joe Sestak defeats Arlen Specter, Rand Paul wins, Democrats claim victory in PA special election
[WaPo]
After 30 Years and Party Switch, Career Curtain for Specter
[NYT]
U.S. Inflation at 44-Year Low as Retail Prices Fall
[NYT]
Honduras drops World Court case against Brazil
[AP]
Obama, Felipe Calderon to talk immigration
[Politico]
From 05.18 Haiti leader vows to step down with ‘calm heart’ [AP]

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Daily International News 04.27.10

April 27, 2010

Daily International News
April 27, 2010

East/Southeast Asia
Burma leaders ‘shed uniforms for polls’
[BBC]
Australia shelves key emissions trading scheme
[BBC]
South Korean Growth Accelerates, Government Warns on Won Gains
[Bloomberg]
Okada stresses U.S. Marines’ role for Japan’s defense
[Kyodo]

Central Asia
U.N. shuts mission in Afghanistan’s Kandahar
[Reuters]
Karzai’s brother says UN should not leave south
[AP]
Kyrgyz interim government charges Bakiyev over massacre
[Reuters]
Private zoo discovered at Kyrgyz ex-leader’s home
[BBC]

Middle East
Iraqi panel voids candidacies of 52 substitutes in March vote
[LAT]
Israeli forces demolish settlers’ ‘Obama’s Shack’
[AP]
Iran FM hopeful for nuke fuel deal, no sanctions
[AP]

Africa
Bashir Wins Election as Sudan Edges Toward Split
[NYT]
War crimes court rejects new bid to try Darfur rebel chief
[AFP]

Europe
Ukraine parliament hit by brawl, eggs, smoke bombs
[AP]
Belgian PM’s resignation accepted
[CNN]
General election 2010 live blog
[Guardian UK]
Electioneering row as Boris Johnson opens East London Line at ceremony
[Times UK]

Americas/Domestic
Mexican officials condemn Arizona’s tough new immigration law
[WaPo]
Arizona immigration law puts police in ‘impossible situation’
[CSM] [Economist]
The hub nation: Immigration places America at the centre of a web of global networks. So why not make it easier?
Venezuela’s Chavez rebuffs Pentagon report
[AP]

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Daily International News 04.16.10

April 16, 2010

Daily International News
April 16, 2010

Southeast/East Asia
South Korea: External explosion sank ship
[CNN]

Tibetans mourn as China quake toll hits 791
[Reuters]
Quake hoax in N China under probe
[Xinhua]
Malaysia halts Iran petrol sales
[FT]

South/Central Asia
Kyrgyz president formally resigns after turmoil
[Reuters]
Kyrgyzstan extends US lease on Manas air base
[BBC]

Officials take weapons from ousted leader’s family
[AP]
Afghan suicide attack targets foreigners
[Telegraph]

Hospital blast kills 10 in SW Pakistan
[Reuters]
From 04.15 Report on Bhutto assassination rips Pakistani government, security agencies [FP]

Middle East
Iran holds own nuclear conference as new UN sanctions loom
[DW]

Iran bars reformist leader from Japan conference
[AP]
Yemen rebels fire on military plane, breaching truce
[Reuters]
‘Palestinian collaborators’ executed by Hamas
[BBC]

Africa
Sudan begins counting in polls marred by boycotts
[Reuters]
Zambia hit by worst cholera outbreak in years
[AP]

Europe
10 million watch UK’s 1st TV election debate
[AP]

Bishop Williamson convicted of Holocaust denial
[AP]

Americas
Gates calls for ratification of Colombia free trade agreement
[LAT]
Lawyer: Charges dropped against 9 missionaries
[AP]

Argentina to repay 2001 debt as Greece struggles to avoid default
[Guardian]

Domestic
Special Report: U.S. shifts gears to tackle homespun terrorism
[Reuters]
Obama extends hospital visitation rights to same-sex partners of gays
[WaPo]

From 04.15 C.I.A. Document Details Destruction of Tapes [NYT]
47 arrested in human smuggling raid
[Arizona Republic]