Posts Tagged ‘iraq elections’

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Daily International News 05.17.10

May 17, 2010

Daily International News
May 17, 2010

Japan/Korea
Reports: Hatoyama, Clinton to discuss US base
[AP]
U.S. nixes Japan’s proposed new Futemma base relocation site
[Kyodo]
Warning shots fired in Korean navy border skirmish
[BBC]
Shirts worn by Japan PM Yukio Hatoyama draw derision
[BBC]

China/HK
Hong Kong activists win back seats in by-election
[BBC]
U.S. urges China to keep an open technology policy
[Reuters]
Mission to free Chinese oil workers kidnapped in Yemen
[BBC]
Rio Tinto executives lose appeal in Chinese court
[BBC]
6 wounded, assailant killed, in new China rampage
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Rogue Thailand general who backed protests dies
[BBC]
Filipino Muslim rebels open to talks with Aquino
[AP]

Central/South Asia
Maoist kill eight villagers in ‘revenge’ attack
[AFP]
Afghan religious leader killed
[Al-Jazeera]
Airplane with 43 on board crashes in Afghanistan
[Reuters]

Middle East
Mitchell to Return as Palestinians Get Ready for ‘Endgame’
[Bloomberg]
Iran to ship uranium to Turkey in nuclear deal
[AP]
Iraq PM suffers blow as Baghdad recount shows no change
[CNN]
Explosion at Turkish coal mine traps 32 workers
[AP]

Africa
Somali fighting kills 24, PM says government stays
[Reuters]

Europe
Labour minister Liam Byrne left note on desk: ‘There’s no money left’
[Times UK]
Russia’s Medvedev in Ukraine visit to boost ties
[BBC]
Killer of ex-Iranian PM could be freed in France
[AP]
Europe: 1,000 flights affected due to volcanic ash
[AP]
Flash floods force over 2,000 Hungarians to evacuate
[Reuters]

Americas/Domestic
Pakistani’s arrest in Chile ‘a misunderstanding,’ parents say
[CNN]
BP Reports Some Success in Capturing Leaking Oil
[NYT]
GOP filibuster unlikely on Kagan nomination
[AP]
In U.S. visit, Mexican president to discuss drug war, immigration
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 05.03.10

May 3, 2010

Daily International News
May 3, 2010

International
Nuclear non-proliferation treaty conference set for showdown between U.S., Iran
[WaPo]
UN: No comprehensive climate deal this year
[AP]

Northeast Asia
NKorean leader reportedly visiting China
[AP] and North Korea’s Kim seeking lifeline in China [Reuters]
China targets `foreign forces’ in Web crackdown
[AP]

Central/South Asia
Afghanistan reports surge in civilian deaths
[LAT]
CIA base targeted by suicide bomber
[Al-Jazeera]
Indian court convicts Pakistani for Mumbai siege
[AP]
Video appears to show Pakistan Taliban chief alive
[AP]
From 05.02 Maoist strike shuts down Nepal; gov’t urges talks [AP]
Kyrgyzstan sets rewards for Bakiyev son, brothers
[Reuters]

Middle East
Arab League backs restart of Israeli-Palestinian talks
[BBC]
Iraq starts vote recount, may take almost 2 weeks
[Reuters]

Africa
At least 45 dead in Somalia mosque attack
[CNN]
ANC’s youth leader faces hearing
[BBC]
Darfur rebels suspend peace talks, blaming clashes
[Reuters]

Europe
UK election poll: Tories leading but no majority
[AP]

Domestic
Pakistani Taliban promise US attacks post-NY scare
[AP]
Obama defends his US oil slick response
[AFP]
Tens of Thousands March Across the US to Protest Arizona’s New Immigration Bill
[MercoPress]
In United-Continental Deal, a Coast-to-Coast Behemoth
[NYT]

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Daily International News 03.12.10

March 12, 2010

Daily International News
March 12, 2010

Japan
Japanese Coast Guard Arrests Anti-Whaling Skipper
[NYT]

Koreas
Senior U.S. official handling N. Korea sanctions visits S. Korea
[Yonhap]

China
Britain says China won’t risk isolation over Iran
[Reuters]
China fires back at US human rights criticisms
[AP]
and China strikes back with report on U.S. human rights record [Xinhua]
Chinese minister insists Google obey the law
[AP] and China Tells Google To Go To Hell, Again [Business Insider]
China slams U.S. house speaker’s statement on Tibet
[Xinhua] – original Pelosi Statement

Israel
Israel seals off West Bank amid heightened tension
[AFP]

Israel moves to change law after Biden “mishap”
[AP]
2 Israeli soldiers indicted for Gaza war conduct
[AP]

(Other) Middle East
In Early Tally, Tight Iraq Race Deepens Splits
[NYT]
Iraqi PM starts laying groundwork for new govt
[AP]
New Jersey man suspect in Yemen rampage
[CNN]

Central/South/SE Asia
Suicide bombs kill 43, wound 100 in Pakistani city
[AP]
Thousands evacuated as flooding batters Kazakhstan
[AFP]
Thai protesters start bid to topple government
[Reuters]

Africa
Somali rebels attack in capital for third day
[Reuters]

Europe
Nicolas Sarkozy meeting UK party leaders
[BBC]

Americas
Three strong earthquakes strike Chile in quick succession
[CNN]
Mexico City hosts nation’s first gay marriages
[LAT]

Domestic
Obama delays Asia trip to deal with health care
[AP]

US State Department launches site to gather views on US foreign policy
[Guardian]
Obama Says He Backs New Push to Overhaul U.S. Immigration Laws
[Bloomberg]

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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