Posts Tagged ‘mafia’

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Daily International News 01.21.11

January 21, 2011

Daily International News
January 21, 2011

Northeast Asia
China
Summit yields gains for both China and U.S.
[WaPo]
Accepting the Rise of China
[NYT]
How to Gauge U.S.-China Talks
[CFR]
Heavy snow in Southwest China forces 79,000 to evacuate homes
[Reuters]
Koreas
Breakthrough after U.S. warns China on North Korea
[Reuters]
S. Korean Navy frees hijacked cargo ship, kills 8 Somali pirates
[Yonhap]
North Korean human rights act called for in South
[Korea Times]
S. Korean pastor gets 5-year jail term for illegal trip to N. Korea
[Yonhap]
Japan
Kan places priority on Japan-U.S. alliance over East Asia Community plan
[Mainichi]
Prosecutors not to indict ex-Japan Coast Guard member, Chinese captain
[Kyodo]
Japan, U.S. sign pact on Tokyo keeping base-hosting costs for 5 yrs
[Kyodo]
Japanese Abduction Victim ‘Alive in Pyongyang’
[Chosun]

Southeast Asia
Myanmar military appoints members of Parliament
[AP]
Documentary Shows Rare Look at Dissent in Myanmar Military
[NYT]

South/Central Asia
Afghan parliament to defy Karzai’s postponement order
[WaPo]
Karzai courts Moscow with economic projects
[Reuters]
Pakistani tribesmen rally against US drone strikes
[AP]

Middle East
Turkey hosts Iran nuclear talks
[Al Jazeera] and Iran: Suspension of nuclear program is not up for negotiation [Haaretz]
Palestinians protesters confront French FM in Gaza
[AP]
Saad Hariri vows to form new cabinet, defying Hezbollah
[BBC]
Car Bombings Kill Dozens on Pilgrims’ Route in Iraq
[NYT]

Africa
Almost 99 percent choose south Sudan split
[Reuters]
Côte d’Ivoire: Violence Spreading, Human Rights Deteriorating – UN
[All Africa]
Group: Third of Zimbabwe registered voters dead
[AP]
Tunisia mourns unrest victims
[Al Jazeera]

Europe
Top UK PM aide Andy Coulson resigns over phone-hack claims
[Guardian]
Blair faces second grilling at UK inquiry into Iraq War
[Deutsche Welle]
UK judge approves US extradition of terror suspect
[AP]
Prominent British Muslim Assails Prejudice
[NYT]
Belarus president to be sworn in
[CNN]
French court convicts Warner head, ex-Vivendi boss
[AP]
520-day flight simulation nears ‘landing’ on Mars
[AP]

Americas
U.S. pushes Haiti to resolve election dispute quickly
[McClatchy]
Some See a Cash Motive in Duvalier’s Return
[NYT]
UN calls for Mexico probe into migrant train abductions
[BBC]
Chavez says he won’t give up decree powers
[AP]

Domestic
Next up for Obama: Marriage equality for gay Americans
[WaPo]
Obama Will Move Political Operations to Chicago
[NYT]
Romney keeps away from Tea Party
[Boston Globe]
GE’s Immelt to head Obama economic advisory board
[LAT]
House GOP group proposes deep spending cuts over next decade
[WaPo]
FBI’s biggest-ever mob bust shows where Mafia still holds sway
[CSM]
Blackwater Founder Said to Back Mercenaries in Africa
[NYT]
Giffords taken outside for first time
[Reuters]

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Daily International News 11.17.10

November 17, 2010

Daily International News
November 17, 2010

Northeast Asia
China
US navy Hong Kong visit hints at warmer China ties
[BBC]
Senate advisory panel urges action on Chinese currency
[AP]
China vows to tame inflation, price controls in reserve
[Reuters]
China introduces subsidies amid food shortages
[BBC]
China cracks down on safety after blaze kills 53
[MSNBC]

Koreas
N.Korea heir apparent purges officials: defectors
[AFP]
N. Korea seen restarting two-track strategy
[Korea Herald]
Japanese media allege NK preparing nuke test
[Korea Times]
SKorea rejects NKorea offer of talks on tourism
[AP]

Japan
Japan to attend Nobel Peace Prize ceremony
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Extradited ‘arms dealer’ Viktor Bout arrives in US
[BBC]
On the streets of Myanmar, little hope for change
[AP]
Analysis: Why was Aung San Suu Kyi released?
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Trial of ex-Kyrgyzstan president Bakiyev opens
[BBC]
US wants tribesmen to fight Taliban in Afghanistan
[AP]
Afghan handover could run past 2015 in areas – NATO
[Reuters]
Police fire tear gas on protesters in Kashmir
[BBC]

Middle East
Iran says foreign planes violated its airspace
[AP]
Iran military stages mock warplane interception
[Reuters]
Have the Mideast Peace Talks Become a Game Show?
[Time]
UN pay strike closes Palestinian schools in West Bank
[BBC]
Palestinians: 1 killed in Gaza car blast
[AP]
Israel approves pullout from Lebanon border village
[BBC]
Iraq’s Talabani says will not sign Aziz death order
[Reuters]

Africa
Nigeria reports Iran arms seizure to UN Security council
[CNN]
Guinea: state of emergency after post-poll riots
[AP]
Madagascar military group claims takeover
[AP]
Madagascar votes in controversial referendum
[BBC]
Egypt frees blogger convicted of insulting Islam
[AP]

Europe
EU plays down Irish Republic bail-out talks
[BBC]
Germany steps up security on news of planned terror attack
[DW]
No charges for MI5 officer accused over Binyam Mohamed
[BBC]
Italian police arrest top mafia fugitive
[Reuters]
Serbia asks Interpol’s help in locating Mladic
[AP]
New Archbishop Represents a Shift for the Church
[NYT]

Domestic
Few signs of cooperation between White House, GOP
[WaPo]
Altman Is Said to Be a Leading Candidate to Replace Summers
[Bloomberg]
Efforts to Extend Bush-Era Tax Cuts Falter as Talks Are Delayed
[Bloomberg]
Administration fills UN reform post
[FP]
Clinton, Kerry, and Lugar: We need to do New START this year
[FP]
WH wants vote on Russia nuclear pact this year
[AP]
Black Caucus satisfied with Clyburn’s role
[WaPo]
Reid shuffles staff, an ‘institution’ retires
[WaPo]
Kucinich challenges Towns for top Gov. Reform panel slot
[WaPo]
Alaska’s Murkowski Prepares to Declare Victory
[Fox]
Sarah Palin: I couldn’t afford to stay governor
[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]