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Daily International News 08.18.11

August 18, 2011

Daily International News
August 18, 2011

Coverage of Biden China Trip
Cooperation is Emphasized as Biden Opens Talks in China
[NYT]
Biden in China says relations key to global economy
[WaPo]
Biden: US-China relations crucial to economic stability
[BBC]
China, U.S. seek to boost confidence as Biden visits
[Reuters]
Biden visit to China sees sides coming together
[AP]
China, U.S. underline cooperation, trust remains key
[Xinhua]

Northeast Asia
Japan
Nuclear safety agency advised Niigata gov’t not to hold joint quake, nuke disaster drill
[Mainichi]
US envoy: Tokyo didn’t take charge when crisis hit
[AP]
Maher regrets State didn’t challenge Kyodo report
[Mainichi]
Japan exports fall for 5th straight month in July
[AP]
Koreas
North Korea Sends Academics to Study Business in Canada
[VOA]
N. Korean leader enjoys yacht holiday: report [AFP]
S. Korea, Russia to hold new round of talks on gas pipeline
[Yonhap]
Red Cross: 2 North Korean drifters repatriated
[AP]
North Korea ‘art smugglers’ charged in South Korea
[BBC]
China
China’s stealth fighter J-20 shows flexibility in test flight
[Xinhua]
Vice Premier urges defense industry to enhance innovation capacities
[Xinhua]
New freighter service route launched linking China, Russia, Japan
[Xinhua]
China’s newly rich are flaunting wealth — and giving Communist rulers a headache
[WaPo]
Coca Cola plans $4 billion investment in China
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Burma papers end daily criticism of foreign media
[BBC]
Suu Kyi invited to government-sponsored forum on economic reform
[Kyodo]
Philippine president to visit China Aug. 30 to mend diplomatic rift
[Kyodo]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan police release sketch of U.S. man’s suspected captor
[Reuters]
At least 39 killed in new Karachi violence
[Reuters]
Afghan Insurgents Step Up Deadly Attacks on Civilians
[NYT]
Indian activist to launch public fast as government relents
[Reuters]

Middle East
Obama calls on Syria’s Assad to step down
[Al Jazeera]
Syria’s Assad says military stops, shooting reported
[Reuters]
Turkish military attacks PKK rebels in Iraq
[Reuters]
Lebanon urged to arrest Hariri suspects
[Al Jazeera]
Gunmen kill six in Israel in attack near Egypt border
[Reuters]

Africa
Libyan rebels seize western oil refinery
[Reuters]
Algeria “not immune to Arab spring revolt”
[Reuters]
UN calls for ‘scaled-up’ Somalia aid effort
[Al Jazeera]

Europe
French Media Reveals Details Behind Lagarde Inquiry
[Reuters]
Spanish protests over cost of Pope’s visit
[Al Jazeera]
Messi fires Barcelona to Super Cup win
[Al Jazeera]
New Hacking Arrest: Hollywood Reporter for British Tabloid
[NYT]
Dublin Catholics face levy as church faces bankruptcy
[Guardian]

Americas
Oil sheen in Gulf, source unknown
[AP]
Peru suspends coca eradication programme
[Al Jazeera]
Mexican drug traffickers taunt police
[Al Jazeera]

Domestic
U.S. Stocks Drop Sharply, Following Europe
[NYT]
Obama to issue new proposals on job creation, debt reduction
[WaPo]
Obama’s Economic Numbers: Down, Down, and Up
[TPM]
U.S. Inquiry Is Said to Focus on S.&P. Ratings
[NYT]
Veepstakes speculation heats up
[POLITICO]
Christine O’Donnell walks off Piers Morgan show
[Guardian]
Foreign Students in Work Visa Program Stage Walkout at Plant
[NYT]

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Daily International News 08.09.11

August 9, 2011

Daily International News
August 9, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Nagasaki remembers A-bomb, US sends representative
[AP]
Japan to lift some nuclear evacuation advisories
[AP]
Japan Held Nuclear Data, Leaving Evacuees in Peril
[NYT]
LDP demands PM explain mysterious donations to political group
[Mainichi]
Koreas
North Korea says no way to opening up, or reform
[Reuters]
U.S. requests North Korea talks on war remains: report
[Reuters]
NKorea: Tropical storm causes casualties, damage
[AP]
China/Taiwan
Ai Weiwei resumes China criticism in Twitter messages
[BBC]
Defense Ministry says PLA’s operation in south China routine drill
[Xinhua]
China says it was targeted in 500,000 cyberattacks
[AP]
The first aircraft carrier hotel in China
[Xinhua]
China Inflation Quickening to 6.5% Limits Policy Response to Global Crisis
[Bloomberg]
Taiwan opposition says computers hacked by Chinese
[AP]
Taiwanese man sentenced on espionage charges
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Saudi beheading fuels backlash in Indonesia
[WaPo]
Indonesia’s Muhammad Nazaruddin arrested in Colombia
[BBC]
World Bank blocks Cambodia loans amid Boeung Kak row
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
With war crimes heat on, Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa goes to China
[Reuters]
Clashes erupt in Indian capital during anti-graft protest
[Reuters]
Obama pledges to press on in Afghan war
[Reuters]

Middle East
Syrian death toll rises as Arab states protest
[Guardian]
Syria calls on Turkey, Gulf countries to reconsider their stands: paper
[Xinhua]
Turkish foreign minister meets Syria’s Assad
[Al Jazeera]
Israel sends drones over Mediterranean gas fields
[AP]
Iraq’s Qaeda asks ex-fighters to return, threatens attacks
[Reuters]
Lebanon reports back to tribunal on Hariri probe
[Reuters]
Gunmen kill soldier in Yemen’s southern city Aden
[Reuters]

Africa
Rebels in captured town plan push towards Tripoli
[Reuters]
NATO dismisses report of Libyan civilian casualties in air strikes
[Xinhua]
Somalia famine: WFP begins 800-ton airlift of food
[AP]
Somalia offers al-Shabab amnesty
[Al Jazeera]

Europe
Further riots in London as violence spreads across England
[BBC]
UK PM recalls Parliament for London riot crisis
[AP]
Cargo plane crash kills 11 in Russian far east
[Reuters]

Domestic
Obama plan: Destroy Romney
[POLITICO]
Rick Perry to make 2012 intentions clear Saturday
[POLITICO]
Bachmann brushes off ‘wild-eyed’ photo
[POLITICO]
Stock markets bounce ahead of Fed meeting
[LAT]
New curfew for Philly teens as mayor blasts flash mobs
[LAT]
Republican control at stake in Wisconsin recall elections
[LAT]

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Daily International News 06.30.11

June 30, 2011

Daily International News
June 30, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japanese gov’t, DPJ agrees on doubling consumption tax by mid-2010s
[Xinhua]
Toyota recalls 110,000 hybrid cars on safety concerns
[BBC]
Koreas
Kim Jong-il’s Train Stops Short of Russian Border
[Chosun]
N. Korea increases grain imports from China
[Yonhap]
S. Korean pastor gets reduced sentence for illegal trip to N. Korea
[Yonhap]
South is spurned on trip to Mt. Kumgang
[JoongAng]
North Korean defector learns to live outside the world’s biggest prison
[Guardian]
Football: Sweden out for second win against N. Korea
[AFP]
China
U.N. rights boss raps China for not arresting Bashir
[Reuters] and China bolsters economic ties with Sudan [Al Jazeera]
Amnesty Int’l: China crackdown on lawyers expands
[AP]
China to celebrate CPC’s 90th birthday
[Xinhua]
Philippine president to visit China in August
[Kyodo]
Ai Weiwei Photography Exhibit: A Chinese Dissident Views New York
[NYT]
China opens world’s longest sea bridge near Qingdao
[BBC]
Taiwan unveils upgraded fighter jet
[AP]
Taiwan ex-President Lee Teng-hui ’embezzled $7.8m’
[BBC]
China raises income tax threshold
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Japan to offer aid to improve living standards of Myanmar people
[Kyodo]
Burma: Australian publisher Ross Dunkley convicted
[BBC]
Yeoh ‘saddened’ by deportation from Myanmar
[AP]
U.N.-backed court concludes hearing on 4 Khmer Rouge leaders
[Kyodo]
Saudi Arabia bars Indonesia and Philippines workers
[BBC]
Three British students killed in Thailand coach crash
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Nato ‘kills senior Haqqani militant in Afghanistan’
[BBC]
Obama weighed military, political risk for Afghan plan
[Reuters]
Pakistan stops US from using ‘drone base’
[Al Jazeera]
French journalists held hostage by Taliban return home
[BBC]
Bangladesh abolishes caretaker gov’t for elections
[AP]

Middle East
Indictments issued in Hariri death probe
[Al Jazeera]
U.S. Monthly Combat Deaths in Iraq at 3-Year High
[NYT]
Strategic Site Is Captured by Militants in Yemen
[NYT]
Bahrain halts military-style trials for protesters
[AP]

Africa
Egypt police clash with youths; over 1,000 hurt
[Reuters]
U.S. hifts to closer contact with Egypt Islamists
[Reuters]
Morocco prepares for vote on king’s powers
[Al Jazeera]
NATO says not involved in arms aid to Libya rebels
[Reuters]
Spain: al-Qaida possibly buying Libyan war weapons
[AP]
NATO Airstrike Kills Militant Leader Linked to Kabul Hotel Attack
[VOA]
Libyan crisis tops agenda of AU summit in Equatorial Guinea
[Xinhua]
Rival Sudan forces to quit border ahead of independence
[BBC]

Europe
Greece clears final hurdle to get bailout funds
[AP]
Rebel Greek MP votes against part of austerity bill
[Reuters]
Sarkozy involved in scuffle during handshake tour
[Reuters]
Putin says Russia will expand presence in Arctic
[AP]
UK public sector strike hits services and schools
[BBC]
Jellyfish force Torness nuclear reactor shutdown in UK
[BBC]

Western Hemisphere [non-US]
Venezuela suspends summit over Hugo Chavez’s illness
[BBC]
U.S. Drops Deportation Proceedings Against Immigrant in Same-Sex Marriage
[NYT]
William, Kate off to Canada, US in first tour
[AP]

Domestic
Senate cancels July 4 recess
[POLITICO]
Dysfunctional Congress ‘worse’ than ever?
[POLITICO]
GOP governors huddle on 2012 race
[POLITICO]
TIME’s Halperin apologizes for calling Obama ‘a dick’
[POLITICO]
Minn. braces for government shutdown
[AP]
Suspected Tucson gunman can be forced to take antipsychotic drugs, judge rules
[LAT]
Bill to Aid Farm Workers Union Is Vetoed
[NYT]
Nigerian flies from NY to DC with invalid pass
[AP]
Birthers Sue Esquire Over Parody, Seeking More than $200 Million
[Forbes]

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Daily International News 06.27.11

June 27, 2011

Daily International News
June 27, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan PM adds Cabinet jobs on tsunami, nuke crisis
[AP]
Japan trips in key effort to cool nuclear reactors
[Reuters]
Radioactive cesium from Fukushima expected to reach U.S. West Coast in 5 years
[Mainichi]
Tepco treats radioactive water at Fukushima plant
[BBC]
Koreas
Russia prepares for possible visit by North Korea’s Kim
[Reuters]
N. Korea to hold ‘Arirang’ mass games from Aug. 1
[Kyodo]
Seoul to send delegation to seized North Korea resort
[Reuters]
China
Kurt Campbell: China’s Military Expansion Raises Concerns in Asia-Pacific
[VOA]
China and Vietnam Agree to Talks on South China Sea Dispute
[NYT]
China activist Hu Jia under house arrest, wife says
[BBC]
UK PM signs China deals but urges respect for human rights
[BBC]
Sudan president’s arrival in China delayed
[AP]
China tests Beijing-Shanghai bullet train
[BBC]
US cable: China official, Taiwanese spy had affair
[AP]
Chinese immigrants in Paris say they’re being systematically attacked
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Cambodia: First hearing ex-Khmer Rouge leaders’ trial
[BBC]
Japanese gov’t official arrives in Myanmar
[Kyodo]
Malaysian activists detained over banned rally
[BBC]
Philip Morris battles Australia on cigarette packaging
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Karzai accuses Pakistan of shelling
[Al Jazeera]
Pakistan expels British counter-terrorism trainers
[Reuters]
Pakistan’s Taliban vow attacks on West
[Reuters]
Gunmen kill senior Pakistani Taliban commander
[AP]

Middle East
Yemen’s Saleh to reappear as violence grips south
[Reuters]
Lebanon expects Hariri indictments soon
[Reuters]
Bahrain tries more medics accused in protests
[AP]
Iran parliament summons Ahmadinejad for questioning
[Reuters]
Israel drops threat to deport, ban journalists for covering flotilla
[AP]
Palestinians seek support for UN recognition
[AP]
Turkey police disperse pro-Kurdish protesters
[Al Jazeera]
Syria dissidents meet in Damascus to discuss transition
[BBC]

Africa
ICC issues Gaddafi arrest warrant
[Al Jazeera] 
Libya: Fierce fighting south-west of Tripoli
[BBC]
Somalia: Three Britons pardoned by president
[BBC]

Europe
Greek lawmakers poised to debate on austerity plan
[BBC]
Bill on Humane Slaughter Yields New Front for Muslim Tensions in Netherlands
[NYT]
E. coli death toll up to at least 47
[AP]
Knox trial: Convicted Ivorian to testify
[AP]

Americas
Hugo Chavez’s brother talks of armed struggle
[AP]

Domestic
Michele Bachmann stresses Iowa roots
[POLITICO]
New York City ‘I Do’ Campaign Woos Same-Sex Weddings After State Approval
[Bloomberg]
After N.Y. vote, Clinton talks to gays
[POLITICO]
Cops on trial over Katrina killings
[Al Jazeera]
LulzSec done after 50 days of hacks
[WaPo]
Obama Targets $72 Billion Business Tax Break
[Bloomberg]
Casey Anthony’s murder trial resumes in Fla.
[AP]

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Daily International News 06.17.11

June 17, 2011

Daily International News
June 17, 2011

International
UN climate chief calls on world leaders to step in
[AP]
UN body votes for protection of gay rights [AP]
Chinese president calls for joint efforts to address world economic challenges at International Economic Forum
[Xinhua]

Northeast Asia
China
China to boost coastal forces amid sea tensions
[Reuters] and China stages military drills in South China Sea [AP]
US joins navy drill in Southeast Asia
[Xinhua]
Philippines to China: Don’t intrude into our water
[AP]
Blind Chinese activist badly beaten, wife says
[AP]
China-Indonesia joint training for special forces ends in Bandung
[Xinhua]
China, Russia sign power generation deal
[Xinhua]
Fatal floods hit China forcing over 500,000 to flee
[BBC]
Chinese copy of Austrian village stirs emotions
[AP]
Koreas
S Korea rejects North’s demands for return of defectors
[BBC]
China, Russia agree to address N. Korean nukes within 6-party format
[Yonhap]
N. Korea says will dispose of S. Korea’s mountain resort assets
[Yonhap]
Number of mobile phone users in N. Korea tops 500,000: operator
[Yonhap]
Japan
TEPCO starts cleaning highly radioactive water
[Xinhua]
Ishihara wants Tokyo to bid for 2020 Olympics
[AP]
Ships tossed ashore by tsunami get rescued
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
US helps Vietnam to eradicate deadly Agent Orange
[BBC]
Thaksin seeking return, Thai Deputy PM says “impossible”
[Reuters]

South/Central Asia
Pentagon to POTUS: Wait Until Fall 2012 to End Afghanistan Troop Boost
[WSJ]
US vows to ‘capture and kill’ Ayman al-Zawahiri
[BBC]
Pakistan says intel on bomb factories was wrong
[AP]
Pakistan forms judicial commission to investigate journo death
[Asia Times]
Sri Lanka Tamil MPs ‘beaten up by troops’
[AFP]

Middle East
Cousin of Syrian president ‘quits business’
[Al Jazeera]
Syrian security forces shoot dead 8 protesters
[AP]
Saudi Women Defy Driving Ban
[WSJ] 
Israel warns it will stop Gaza aid flotilla
[WaPo]
Bahrain Shi’ite cleric says cosmetic reform not enough
[Reuters]
EU welcomes newly-formed Lebanese gov’t
[Xinhua]

Africa
NATO targets Tripoli with daytime raid
[AP]
Nigerian Islamist sect claims bomb attack: paper
[Reuters]
Liberia discovers arms cache near Ivory Coast border
[BBC]

Europe
Russia buys 2 Mistral-class warships from France
[AP]
APNewsBreak: UK blocks UPS sites over security
[AP]
Greece’s new finance minister faces unenviable task
[Guardian]
Merkel and Sarkozy united in support for Greece
[Deutsche Welle]
UK public sector pensions: Work longer and pay more, says Danny Alexander
[Guardian]
1 of 8 French kids ill with burger E.coli gets worse
[Reuters]

Americas
Kirchner describes PM Cameron’s Falklands’ statement as “mediocre and almost stupid”
[MercoPress]
Gang warfare kills 33 in Monterrey, Mexico
[BBC]

Domestic
Outgoing Secretary Gates on U.S.-Pakistan Ties: ‘We Need Each Other’
[PBS]
Huntman’s Drawdown Debate
[FP]
Tim Pawlenty goes after Mitt Romney, part two
[WaPo]
NSA allies with Internet carriers to thwart cyber attacks against defense firms
[WaPo]
Pentagon scare: ‘Nothing suspicious’ found in vehicle
[WaPo]
Historic Marine base gets 1st-ever female general
[AP]
Wall Street Braces for New Layoffs as Profits Wane
[NYT]
For Weiner’s Successor, Perhaps, Lame-Duck Status
[NYT]

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Daily International News 06.13.11

June 13, 2011

Daily International News
June 13, 2011

Northeast Asia
Koreas
U.S. Said to Turn Back North Korea Missile Shipment
[NYT]

Kim Jong Il meets senior Chinese official
[Xinhua]
SKorea: NKorea may have miniaturized nuke warhead
[AP] 
More nuclear facilities visible at N.Korean complex
[HanKyoreh]

U.S. Underwrites Internet Detour Around Censors
[NYT]
China
China migrant workers clash with police for third night
[BBC] and Protesters burn police vehicles in southern China [AP]

China’s state media say military not a threat
[AP]
China Backtracks on High-Speed Trains
[NYT]
Israeli defense minister meets top Chinese general
[AP]
China hopes to strengthen military co-op with Israel, defense minister
[Xinhua]
China, Kazakhstan upgrade strategic partnership with new deals signed
[Xinhua]
Japan
Japanese city Hiroshima withdraws 2020 Olympics bid
[BBC]
In Nuclear Crisis, Crippling Mistrust
[NYT]
Japan says eight nuclear workers over-exposed to radiation
[Reuters]

Southeast Asia
Aung San Suu Kyi: Burmese hungry for justice
[AP]
Vietnam in live-fire drill amid South China Sea row
[BBC]
Vietnam seeks US support in China dispute
[FT]

Vietnam War: Top secret papers to be published
[BBC]
Candidate in Thailand Follows Path of Kin
[NYT]

Pacific
Australian prime minister refuses Dalai Lama talks
[AP]

Some win some lose in Australia-Malaysia refugee swap deal
[AP]
Australia flights begin to resume after ash disruption
[BBC]
Large earthquakes rock Christchurch
[SMH]

South/Central Asia
U.S. Faces ‘Vicious Circle’ with Pakistan on Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal
[Bloomberg]
Rare suicide attack in Pakistani capital kills 1
[AP]
India police find Maoist mass grave in Jharkhand
[BBC]
Opposition strike cripples Bangladesh
[Al Jazeera]

Middle East
Netanyahu says Palestinian U.N. bid could harm peace
[Reuters]
Syrian forces round up hundreds near northern town
[Reuters]
Yemen’s opposition in power-transfer talks
[Al Jazeera]

Lebanon announces new government after delay
[Reuters]
Thousands demonstrate in Morocco’s largest city
[AP]
Erdogan wins parliamentary elections, falls short of two-thirds majority
[Deutsche Welle]

Africa
Alleged spy arrested in Egypt is US law student
[AP]

Sudan President Bashir and Salva Kiir seek Abyei peace
[BBC]
U.N. Pulls Staff from Sudanese City
[NYT]
Germany recognises Libya’s rebel leadership
[Reuters]

Libya’s Gadhafi plays chess with Russian visitor
[AP]
Secret DNA test proved death of ‘wanted terrorist’ Abdalla Mohammed Fazul
[The Nation]
Mugabe Pressured to Act on Zimbabwe Elections
[NYT]
Congo diplomat’s wife arrested for ‘smuggling cigarettes’ in Romania
[BBC]

Europe
NATO at the crossroads after Gates speech
[AP]

Berlusconi faces referendum blow
[FT]
Berlusconi says nuclear energy ‘probably’ out
[AP]
Poland agrees to a permanent US Air Force base
[AP]
Government may have hacked IMF
[BBC]
Deaths from E. coli still rising in Germany
[BBC]

Americas
Obama visit to Puerto Rico: It’s all about Florida
[Miami Herald] 
Peruvian President-elect Humala may pardon Fujimori
[BBC]

Domestic
Banks battle over US tax law
[FT]
The New Hampshire debate: A viewer’s guide
[POLITICO]
Newt Gingrich: ‘I will endure the challenges’
[AP]
Gibbs to counter GOP message in New Hampshire
[AP]
Rep. Anthony Weiner finally considering he may have to resign amid sexting scandal, says source
[NY Daily News]
‘Book of Mormon’ and ‘War Horse’ Win Top Tonys
[NYT]

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Daily International News 03.23.11

March 23, 2011

Daily International News
March 23, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan quake becomes world’s costliest natural disaster
[Reuters]
Factbox: Restrictions on Japanese food imports
[Reuters]
U.S. halts Japan food imports, Tokyo water contaminated
[Reuters]
Koreas
North Korea experts to speak at ASU
[Standard Times]
S. Korea not considering food aid to N. Korea: official
[Yonhap]
S.Korea announces major live-fire drills
[Straits Times]
China denies UN talk about North’s uranium
[JoongAng]
HBO to develop show from book “Eating With the Enemy: How I Waged Peace With North Korea From My BBQ Shack in Hackensack”
[LA Times]
South Korean FM to visit China next week
[China Post]
China
China says talks are way forward on Iran nuclear issue
[Reuters]
China approves death sentence for 7 in Xinjiang
[AP]
Activist says China cracks down on ethnic Uighurs
[AP]

South/Central Asia
US welcomes Karzai’s Nato pullout plan from Afghanistan
[BBC]
India investigates ‘Maoist villages rampage’ by police
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Insurgents kill 3 Muslims in Thai south
[Reuters]
Malaysia DNA ruling overturned in blow for Anwar
[BBC]

Middle East
Israel braces for flare-up as Gazan rockets hit
[Reuters]
Yemeni parliament gives president emergency powers
[AP]
6 dead in new clashes in southern Syria city
[AP]
Bahrain suspends Lebanon flights as sectarian tension rises
[Reuters]

Africa
Libyan forces pull back from western city
[AP]
W.H. to Hill: We’re not at war with Libya
[POLITICO]
Obama Confident Libya Operation Command Issues Will Be Resolved
[Bloomberg]
Mother Tells UN’s Ban How Son’s Suicide Sparked Tunisia Revolt
[Bloomberg]
Gunfire heard overnight in Burkina capital
[Reuters]

Europe
Germany set to abandon nuclear power for good
[AP]
Nuclear Industry in Russia Sells Safety, Taught by Chernobyl
[NYT]
Britain’s royal wedding to be on iTunes
[AP]
UK budget 2011: key points
[Guardian]
Inflation hits 4.4% in February
[Guardian]
Surgeons to perform first UK face and hand transplant
[Guardian]

Americas
Haiti’s politics: Titid Time
[Economist]
Analysis: War trumps peace and a president’s trip
[AP]
Opinion: Obama’s quick trip from tyrant to weakling
[WaPo]

Domestic
Is the House in play in 2012?
[WaPo]
FBI probing package with explosives left at Detroit federal building for 3 weeks
[WaPo]
Justice Department sues on behalf of Muslim teacher, triggering debate
[WaPo]
Afternoon Fix: Sharron Angle writing an autobiography
[WaPo]
Apple’s Steve Jobs ordered to testify in iTunes lawsuit
[WaPo]