Posts Tagged ‘iraq election’

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Daily International News 03.08.10

March 8, 2010

Daily International News
March 8, 2010

North Korea
NKorea says ready to ‘blow up’ SKorea, US
[AP]
N. Korea puts forces on combat alert as U.S., S. Korea begin drill
[Yonhap]

Japan
U.S. Reaches Out to Tokyo’s Real Power
[NYT]
Japan defends dolphin hunt in Oscar-winning ‘Cove’
[AP]

China
China cautions against expecting fast yuan rise
[Reuters]
FM rejects accusations of China’s “tough stance”, calls for objective views on China
[Xinhua]
Xinjiang official stresses fighting separatism, says 198 sentenced for deadly riot
[Xinhua]
Heavy security is the new normal in China’s Tibet
[AP]

SE Asia
Burma military passes key election laws
[BBC]

Iraq
In Iraq, a day of votes, violence
[WaPo]
Iraqi PM’s coalition seen leading vote
[AP]
Sunnis Go to Polls, This Time, to Retain a Voice
[NYT]

(Other) Middle East
Iran launches short-range cruise missile production line
[Tehran Times]
Strong earthquake slams eastern Turkey, kills 51
[AP]
Israel OKs new settlement work despite slowdown
[AP]
Biden in Israel after pledging U.S. support on Iran
[Reuters]
Palestinians: indirect talks last chance for peace
[AP]

Central/South Asia
Afghan leader to host peace conference in spring
[AP]
Gates meeting with military, political leaders
[AP]
Qaeda Operative Arrested in Pakistan
[NYT]

Europe
Iceland Voters Reject Repayment Plan
[NYT]
Civil servants in 48-hour redundancy pay strike
[BBC]
EU’s foreign policy chief seeks to spell out agenda
[Reuters]

Africa
Nigeria: Jos – Another Massacre
[AllAfrica]
Guinea sets June 27 presidential election date
[AP]
Dictator’s son declared winner in Togo election
[CNN]

Americas
US troops withdrawing en masse from Haiti
[AP]
Chileans didn’t get warning of arriving tsunami
[Miami Herald]
Ex-Honduran leader to pen book about 2009 coup
[AP]

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Daily International News 11.24.09

November 24, 2009
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Daily International News
November 24, 2009

Singh in Washington
Obama hosts Indian prime minister
[AP]
President Barack Obama hosts Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (MAHN’-moh-hahn SING) at the White House on Tuesday, the first state visit of his presidency

Obama Says He Intends to ‘Finish the Job’ in Afghanistan [NYT]
President Obama
said on Tuesday that he will announce his decision on how many more troops to send to Afghanistan next week

DPRK
Russian Federation Council
, Singaporean Foreign Ministry, and Chinese Minister of National Defense visiting DPRK [KCNA]
Top military officials of North Korea and China pledged to further strengthen their countries’ alliance that was “sealed in blood” during the Korean War, Pyongyang’s media said Monday

China
China executes 2 for role in tainted milk scandal
[AP]
China executed a dairy farmer and a milk salesman Tuesday

Philippines
Philippines declares emergency after 46 killed
[AP]
The Philippine president placed two southern provinces under emergency rule Tuesday as security forces unearthed more bodies, pushing the death toll to 46 in some of the deadliest election violence in the nation’s history.

India
Indian probe blames mosque attack on Hindu leaders
[AP]
An Indian government investigation…into the 1992 demolition of a mosque…reportedly accused top Hindu nationalist politicians of complicity in the attack

India Officials Angered by Leak of Attack Report [NYT]
The leaking of a long-awaited confidential report on one of the most divisive attacks in modern Indian history raised a furor in India’s Parliament on Monday

Middle East
Iran says needs guarantees to ship nuclear fuel
[Reuters]
Iran
could consider sending its low-enriched uranium abroad, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday

Netanyahu says Hamas prisoner deal may not happen [Reuters]
“There is still no deal, and I do not know if there will be one,” Netanyahu said

Iraq national vote unlikely in January [Reuters]
Iraq will be unable to hold a national election in January as planned, a poll official said on Tuesday, heaping more uncertainty on a vote meant to cement democracy and pave the way for a partial U.S. troop withdrawal

UK
Chilcot Iraq Inquiry: secret talks on ousting Saddam Hussein began in 2001
[Times UK]
British and American officials secretly discussed overthrowing Saddam Hussein two years before the invasion of Iraq, the public inquiry into the war was told today.

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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?”