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Daily International News 12.16.10

December 16, 2010

Daily International News
December 16, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
Bill Richardson arrives in Pyongyang
[AP]
N. Korea says it supports dialogue but will never “beg” for it
[Yonhap]
South Korea moves to boost ties with China in wake of North Korea attacks
[CSM]
N.Korea’s Nuke Tech ‘Much More Advanced’ Than Iran’s
[Chosun]
North Korea digging tunnel for spring nuclear test – report
[Reuters]
S. Korea to stage live-fire drill on border island shelled by N. Korea
[Yonhap]
Strategist tapped for top ROK Army post
[JoongAng]
U.S. missile-defense test fails over Pacific
[Reuters]
China
Wen brings finance to cement India ties
[FT]
China tunnel links last isolated Tibetan county to highway
[AP]
27 fishermen missing after boat capsizes off China
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
PM defends Australia’s border policies
[CNN]
WikiLeaks: Singapore Lee says Myanmar ‘stupid’
[AP]
Malaysia MPs suspend Anwar Ibrahim over Israel comment
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Obama to speak on Afghan review, visit tribal chiefs
[WaPo]
Overview of the AfPak Review
[NYT]
July troop withdrawal on track, review of Afghan war strategy indicates
[WaPo]
Pakistani officials say US missiles kill 7 in NW
[AP]

Middle East
Arabs reject Middle East peace talks without US plan
[BBC]
Palestinian Authority cracks down on mosques to promote moderate Islam
[WaPo]
U.N. Security Council votes to end several Hussein-era sanctions against Iraq
[WaPo]
Israel can’t defeat Hezbollah – Israeli expert
[Reuters]
Iran arrests eight behind suicide blasts – report
[Reuters]

Africa
Côte d’Ivoire: Ouattara Urges Supporters to Take Charge of State TV And Top Office
[All Africa]
Ivory Coast: Ouattara’s party says 18 dead
[AP]
ICC names Kenya violence suspects
[Al Jazeera]
Senegal recalls Tehran ambassador over arms shipment
[BBC]
Mugabe’s wife sues paper over Wikileaks story: report
[AFP]
Nigeria oil delta raids kill 14
[AFP]

Europe/UK
High court grants bail to Julian Assange
[Guardian]
UK’s Ed Miliband rebukes ex-DefMin over ‘legalise drugs’ call
[Guardian]
Sweden: Bomber may not have acted alone
[AP]
Fears of Extremism Widen to Scandinavia
[WSJ]
Court backs tourist ban for Dutch cannabis coffee shops
[BBC]
New Turkish military coup trial begins for 200
[AP]
Russian ethnic riots: Hundreds arrested in Moscow
[BBC]
Kosovo PM seeks to sue European investigator
[AP]
Court: Irish abortion ban violates women’s rights
[AP]
Discord remains as EU leaders prepare to tackle eurozone stability
[Deutsche Welle]

Americas
Gulf of Mexico leak: BP shares hit over legal move
[BBC]
Wikileaks on Cuba: Fidel Castro ‘nearly died’
[BBC]

Domestic
Congress
House votes again to end ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’
[WaPo]
Senate agrees to open talks on new arms treaty with Russia
[WaPo]
Congress is on the brink of major action – or not
[LAT]
State Department
U.S. Tries to Build Case for Conspiracy by WikiLeaks
[NYT]
Hillary Clinton’s vision for foreign policy on a tight budget
[CSM]
White House
U.S. Rethinks Strategy for the Unthinkable
[NYT]
Presidential commission urges caution on ‘synthetic biology’
[WaPo]
Other
Liberal media watchdog: Fox News e-mail shows network’s slant on climate change
[WaPo]
Florida judge to rule on health-care challenge by states
[WaPo]
Stuxnet ‘virus’ could be altered to attack US facilities, report warns
[CSM]
Artist asks to withdraw work from ‘Hide/Seek’ exhibit to protest video removal
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 12.08.10

December 8, 2010

Daily International News
December 8, 2010

WikiLeaks
Wikileaks cables show Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang details
[BBC]

Wikileaks: Australia FM blames US, not Julian Assange
[BBC]
Gaddafi threatened UK over Lockerbie bomber – WikiLeaks
[Reuters] and WikiLeaks: Jack Straw denies pressure from Libya led to Megrahi release [Guardian]

Hackers strike back to support WikiLeaks founder
[AP]
U.S. may seek extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
[LAT]

Justice Department Studies WikiLeaks Prosecution
[NYT]
Cables: Saudi prince urges need for ‘security response’ to Hezbollah threat in Lebanon
[Guardian]

Northeast Asia
China
China casts net wide in Nobel Prize crackdown
[Reuters]
Xinhua Op-ed: What’s behind “enshrining” Liu Xiaobo?
[Xinhua]
WaPo Op-ed: In China, confidence clouded by apprehension
[WaPo]

Koreas
N.Korea conducts “drill”, US military chief in Seoul
[Reuters]
New Mexico Governor Richardson will travel to North Korea
[Reuters]

In South Korea, Joint Chiefs chairman scolds China for its ‘tacit approval’ of North’s aggression
[WaPo]

Japan
Russia says warplanes flew near U.S.-Japan drill
[Reuters]
Japan probe overshoots Venus, heads toward sun
[AP]

Southeast Asia
Top Philippine court rules out Arroyo investigation
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Robert Gates gets sobering update on visit with U.S. troops in Afghanistan
[LAT]
Video thought to show American held in Afghanistan
[AP]

Afghan War Review Called Likely to Show Progress
[NYT]
Suicide bomb kills 16 at market in north-west Pakistan
[BBC]
Suit Over Targeted Awlaki Killing Is Thrown Out
[NYT]

Middle East
Peace process in crisis; Palestinians doubt U.S.
[Reuters]

U.S. Drops Bid to Sway Israel on Settlements
[NYT]
Israel ire as Argentina and Brazil recognise Palestine
[BBC]

Africa
Top UN envoy: Ivory Coast vote has 1 winner
[AP]
Ivory Coast crisis: Liberia warlords told not to meddle
[BBC]
Nigeria: Former dictator may leave ruling party
[AP]

Europe
Tuition fees: Cameron and Miliband exchange insults at PMQs
[Guardian]
Greek transport workers strike against austerity
[AP]

Americas
Chile prison fire kills at least 81
[AP]
Nepal army rejects link to Haiti cholera epidemic
[BBC]
Pact could be near to save tropical forests
[WaPo]

Domestic
Some Ex-Detainees Still Tied to Terror
[NYT]
Christine O’Donnell forming issues-oriented PAC
[AP]
House’s Bachus Wins Key Vote in Bid to Be Wall Street Overseer
[Bloomberg]
Republicans Select Rogers to Head House Appropriations Committee
[Bloomberg]
NYC officials bust Ivy League coke, LSD, pot ring
[AP]
Appeals court halts death penalty hearing in Houston
[Houston Chronicle]
What’s at Stake in the Wal-Mart Discrimination Case
[Time]
30 years later, it’s still hard to fathom Lennon’s killing
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 11.04.10

November 4, 2010

Daily International News
November 4, 2010

Global
Political tension may overshadow G-20, APEC summit
[AP]

Northeast Asia
China
Analysis: Strategic tensions threaten Asia as China rises
[Reuters]
China Urges Europeans to Snub Nobel Ceremony
[NYT]
China’s Hu Jintao to sign big deals on France visit
[BBC]
Outspoken Chinese artist to defiantly ‘celebrate’ demolition of studio
[BBC]
China internet users forced to choose in software row
[BBC]

Koreas
SKorea, US in trade talks before G20 summit
[AP]
Report: NKorean hacking increases ahead of G-20
[AP]
UN food agency says NKorea children malnourished
[AP]

Southeast Asia
Burma hit by massive net attack ahead of election
[BBC]
Burma to build its first Special Economic Zone
[BBC]
US, New Zealand sign strategic deal after nuclear row
[BBC]
Two airlines ground A380s after emergency landing
[Reuters]
Indonesian volcano erupts again; death toll at 44
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Pentagon awards jet fuel contract to secretive company
[WaPo]
Afghan attorney general investigates alleged voting fraud
[WaPo]
Three US drone strikes kill 11 militants in North Waziristan
[Dawn]
Protests Flare In Kashmir As India Attempts Talks
[NPR]

Middle East
Yemen parcel bomb ‘was 17 minutes from exploding’
[BBC] and Gibbs: No info that explosion was 17 minutes away [AP]
Report: Kurdish group claims Istanbul bombing
[AP]
Al-Qaida No. 2 vows revenge for imprisoned woman
[AP]
Iran holds four ‘UK-linked men’ for killings – state TV
[BBC]
Iran stages mass protest on anniversary of US embassy capture
[Telegraph]
Israel’s Barak stung by “idiot” insult
[Reuters]

Africa
Ivory Coast set for presidential election run-off
[BBC]
Liberian President Sirleaf dismisses cabinet
[Reuters]
Kenyan minister William Ruto in The Hague to meet ICC
[BBC]

Europe
Serb leader Tadic apologises for 1991 Vukovar massacre
[BBC]
Far right hold largest Moscow rally in years
[Reuters]
ECB unswayed by Fed bond move
[AP]

Americas
Police seize 25 tonnes of marijuana as Mexico-US drug tunnel found
[BBC]
Haiti cholera deaths rise sharply
[BBC]

Domestic – Midterms
Around the world, concern over the global impact of U.S. elections
[WaPo]
Abroad, Fear That Midterm Result May Turn U.S. Inward
[NYT]
Analysis – U.S. election raises hope for trade deals
[Reuters]
Republicans’ gains in U.S. midterm elections may affect nuclear disarmament policies
[Mainichi]
Obama invites GOP leaders to meeting on economic, nuclear issues
[WaPo]
Obama Says Midterm ‘Shellacking’ to Spur Cooperation
[Bloomberg]

Domestic – Other
Post-midterms, Obama to focus on foreign policy in four-nation Asian trip
[WaPo]
Darrell Issa: I’ll investigate George W. Bush, too
[Politico]
In new memoir, Bush makes clear he approved use of waterboarding
[WaPo]
D.C. Mayor-elect Gray unveils transition team
[WaPo]
DC’s budding Rush Limbaugh
[WaPo]
WikiLeaks urges U.S. to fully examine abuses
[Reuters]
So Long, Tim Geithner
[CNBC]
Fed Fires $600 Billion Stimulus Shot
[WSJ]
Bernanke op-ed: What the Fed did and why: supporting the recovery and sustaining price stability [WaPo]

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Daily International News 11.03.10

November 3, 2010

Daily International News
November 3, 2010

Domestic – Midterms
Midterm Live Results
[WaPo]
Republicans Far From United in Victory as DeMint Demonstrates
[Bloomberg]
Jobless Rate Trampled Democrats’ Hopes, Obama’s Change Agenda
[Bloomberg]
Republican Election Gains May Stall Business’s Immigration Push
[Bloomberg]
Republicans to Take On U.S. Health Law, From Taxes to Insurance
[Bloomberg]
California Rejects Marijuana Legalization
[NYT]
Midterm International Implications
World watches US election and speculates on impact
[AP]
In Asia, Response to Elections Is Muted
[NYT]
Japan worries Democrats’ defeat may make U.S. inward-looking
[Mainichi]
Shift in Washington Stirs Economic Jitters Abroad
[NYT]

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan warns Russia: Stop disputed island visits
[AP]
Japan anti-terrorism data leaked on internet
[BBC]
Op-ed: Japan Should Reflect on Its Schizophrenic Territorial Claims [Chosun]

Koreas
Tracking North Korea sanctions
[FP]
South Korea fires more warning shots at Northern boat
[Reuters]
Jong-un never met Chinese bigwigs: legislator
[JoongAng]
Lee optimistic SKorea, US can finalize trade deal
[AP]
N.Korea won’t disrupt G20 summit says S.Korea
[AFP]
SKorea: G20 leaders need ‘concrete agreements’
[AP]

China
China Stages Naval Exercises
[NYT]
China will not significantly cut rare earth exports in 2011: official
[Xinhua]
China accuses peace prize supporter of subversion
[AP]
China calls on Japan to create appropriate conditions for bilateral ties ahead of APEC summit
[Xinhua]
Amazon’s Kindle offers access to banned sites in China
[BBC]
China executes serial killer in 11 murders
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Indonesia volcano Mount Merapi in new eruption
[BBC]
Clinton in violence-plagued Papua New Guinea
[AP]

South/Central Asia
‘No big’ outcomes expected from Obama’s India trip
[BBC]
Czechs agree to send more troops to Afghanistan
[AP]

Middle East
Iran says West’s ‘arrogance’ could doom nuke talks
[AP]
France says Iranian woman will not be hanged Wednesday
[Reuters]
In Parcel Bomb Plot, 2 Dark Inside Jokes
[NYT]
Israel halts ‘dialogue’ with UK over war crimes law
[BBC]
Gaza car blast kills one, Hamas blames Israel
[Reuters]

Africa
Partial Ivory Coast election results show tight race
[BBC]
US men charged with aiding Somalia’s al-Shabab
[BBC]
Niger backs constitution to end junta rule
[BBC]

Europe
Greece Suspends Outgoing Airmail After Wave of Bombs
[NYT]
Home Secretary says al-Qaida member arrested in UK
[AP]
London hit by 3rd subway strike in as many months
[AP]
Judge orders Irish government to stage by-election
[AP]

Americas
Colombian police raid drug assets office
[BBC]
Colombia and Venezuela press on with ‘brotherly’ ties
[BBC]

Domestic – non-midterm related
George W Bush had ‘sickening feeling’ over WMD lack
[BBC]
Political lines blur as justices weigh violence for minors
[WashTimes]
Moon group buys The Washington Times
[WashTimes]

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Daily International News 11.02.10

November 2, 2010

Daily International News – because there’s a whole world of news today…but I also got your midterm news, too.
November 2, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
NKorea makes point-by-point denial of ship sinking
[AP]
N Korea to give torpedo sample
[BBC]

North Muddies Korea’s ‘Brand,’ But South Won’t Take a Hard Line
[WSJ]
‘North Korea may become part of China’
[Korea Times]

China/Taiwan
China objects to US offer over disputed islands
[AP]

Clinton Says China Will Need More Political Freedom
[Bloomberg]
UN chief criticized for failing to press China
[AP]
British PM Cameron to visit Beijing next week
[AP]
At Odds with the U.S., Pakistan Deepens Ties with China
[TIME]
‘Chinese double agent’ arrested in Taiwan
[BBC]

Japan/Northern Territories
Japan Summons Envoy to Russia Over Islands Dispute
[NYT]
Dmitry Medvedev ‘planning new visit to disputed Kurils’
[BBC]

Southeast Asia
Vietnam’s Cam Ranh base to welcome foreign navies
[AP]
Myanmar’s ethnic minorities prepare for war
[AP]

Myanmar storm killed dozens, 81,000 left homeless – U.N.
[Reuters]
US Endorses Malaysia’s Call For Religious Moderation
[Bernama]
Indonesian volcano forces flight cancellations
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Afghan candidates and MPs call for new election
[Reuters]
US to Hand over Small Bases to Afghan Army
[Tolo News]
Plan in Pakistan to Export Wheat Generates Criticism
[WSJ]
India hikes interest rates to contain inflation
[AP]

Middle East – Yemen AQAP Threat
Militants ‘blow up Yemen pipeline’ [BBC]
Yemen begins hunt for plot suspect
[Al Jazeera] and Yemen charges US-born radical cleric al-Awlaki [AP]
Germany, U.K. Restrict Flights, Parcels After Bombs
[Bloomberg] and World airlines call for improved cargo-screening [AP]
Earlier Flight May Have Been Dry Run for Plotters
[NYT]

Middle East – Other
Iran envoy dismisses tougher terms for atom fuel swap
[Reuters]

Iraq TV station taken off air after deadly church raid
[BBC]
Syria must wield influence in Lebanon to help U.S. relations, says top diplomat
[WaPo]
Jewish-Arab relations in Israel hit boiling point
[AP]
Fayyad cancels Jerusalem visit after Israel warning
[Reuters]
Israeli soldier jailed over Palestinian prisoner photo
[BBC]

Africa
Tanzania: Chaos Reigns as Electoral Commission Delays Releasing Results
[All Africa]
‘Historic’ turnout in Ivory Coast’s presidential poll
[BBC]
Guinea election boycott threat is averted
[BBC]

Europe
4 small mail bombs explode in Athens
[AP]
Cameron and Sarkozy hail UK-France defence treaties
[BBC]

UK government may allow convicted prisoners to vote
[BBC]
More Than 100,000 Pay for British News Site
[NYT]
BP back to profit after oil spill
[BBC]
Russian imprisoned oil tycoon Khodorkovsky verdict to be delivered Dec. 15
[AP]

Americas
President-elect Rousseff names business-friendly transition team
[MercoPress]
Haiti cholera ‘resembles South Asian strain’
[BBC]
Widowed Argentine President Fernandez in tearful speech
[BBC]

Domestic – Midterms
Issue Guide: 2010 Midterm Elections
[CFR]
9 Secret Election Day Surges
[Daily Beast]
Democrats bracing for major losses
[WaPo]
5 Reasons Democrats Could Beat the Polls and Hold the House
[NYT]

Sarah Palin Endorses Third Party Gubernatorial Candidate Tom Tancredo
[ABC]
California Looks for Cash Under Proposal to Legalize Marijuana
[Bloomberg]
Pressure Builds on Obama to Shake Up Inner Circle
[WSJ]
Op-ed: Obama may just be an interlude [FT]
Op-ed: Go Small and Stay Home [FP]
EU and US ‘must work together’ after midterms, says diplomat
[DW]

Domestic – Other
Google sues US in software battle
[BBC]

Federal Appeals Court Weighs Arizona Law on Immigrants
[NYT]
Fed Will Probably Start $500 Billion of Bond Buying
[Bloomberg]
Tim Lincecum, Edgar Renteria deliver Giants’ first title since 1954
[ESPN]

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Daily International News 10.27.10

October 27, 2010

Daily International News
October 27, 2010

Global
Global extinction crisis looms, new study says
[WaPo]

Northeast Asia
Clinton heads to Asia to assure China’s neighbors
[AP]
Clinton Starts Asia Trip to Build Trade, Alliances [Bloomberg]

China
China holds first live-fire joint drills in Tibet
[AP]
China looms large over Clinton’s Asia-Pacific tour
[Reuters]
China to expand fleet to patrol disputed seas
[Reuters]
CPC Central Committee’s proposal for 12th 5-year plan
[Xinhua]
Analysis: Rare earths next big thing or will the bubble burst?
[Reuters]
Beijing Plans to Boost Product-Safety Rules
[WSJ]

Koreas
Aid Request Snags Korea Talks
[NYT]

Japan
Kan’s desire to join Trans-Pacific Partnership talks sparks spat within DPJ
[Mainichi]
With UN nature talks stalling, Japan offers $2 bln
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Philippines calls Myanmar elections a ‘farce’
[AP]
Cambodia rebuffs UN chief on Khmer Rouge trials
[AP]
Indonesia’s twin disasters kill more than 300
[Reuters]

South/Central Asia
India signs nuclear liability pact, a U.S. demand
[Reuters]
India says fears militant attack during Obama visit
[Reuters]
Afghan contractor deadline delayed
[Al Jazeera]
NATO Can’t Stop Flow Of Bomb Materials From Pakistan
[National Journal]
Suspected US missile strikes kill 7 in Pakistan
[AP]

Middle East
Washington pushes prospect of Middle East peace deal
[FT]
Iran acknowledges it funds Afghan government
[AP]
Sanctions widen gap between Iranian poor and rich
[Reuters]
Turkey seizes al-Qaeda suspects
[BBC]
Clashes as nationalists march in Israeli Arab town
[BBC]
Anbar Province, Once a Hotbed of Iraqi Insurgency, Demands a Say on Resources
[NYT]
Ruler of UAE’s Ras al Khaimah emirate dies
[AP]

Africa
Sudan president on safer ground as summit shifted
[BBC]
Jailed Eritrean journalist wins press freedom award
[BBC]

Europe
Report: Russia seeks to limit new NATO members
[AP]
Bin Laden warns France over Afghan war, veil ban
[AP]
French MPs adopt pension reform
[BBC]
Romania’s government survives no-confidence vote
[AP]
Germany hopes to make forced marriage a crime
[AP]

Americas
Latin leaders question move to legalize marijuana
[AP]
Venezuela announces takeover of U.S. glass-making plants
[CNN]
Cuba sets out rules and taxes for self-employed workers
[BBC]
Rousseff lead widens to 15 points in Brazil race
[Reuters]
Former Argentine President Nestor Kirchner dies
[AP]

Domestic
Democrats Say Jon Stewart Rally Will Spur Enthusiasm to Vote
[Bloomberg]
Obama to appear on ‘The Daily Show’
[AP]
Path for vote on New START this year goes through Kyl
[FP]
Soros gives $1M to Calif. pot legalization measure
[AP]
U.S. Deports Record Number of Illegal Aliens in 2010
[LAHT]
Fed Gears Up for Stimulus
[WSJ] and Fed looks set for new round of monetary easing [Reuters]
Rockefeller Presses Facebook, MySpace on Privacy; May Write Bill
[Bloomberg]
Bloody Video Games May Get Same Age Curbs as Porn
[Bloomberg]

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Daily International News 10.19.10

October 19, 2010

Daily International News
October 19, 2010

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japanese economy ‘at standstill’
[BBC]
Japan Calls for Currency-Market Cooperation
[WSJ]

China
US diplomat praises Chinese premier’s reform talk
[AP]
China says committed to U.N. sanctions on Iran
[Reuters]
China Nobel winner’s wife still under house arrest
[AP] and Holder asks China to release Nobel winner [AP]
Report: China to reduce rare earths exports
[AP]
China surprises with first rate rise since 2007
[Reuters]
AP Interview: Taiwan’s Ma moves ahead with China
[AP]
After 13 die in Philippines, typhoon aims at China
[AP]

Japan/China
Japan PM and ministers avoid war shrine amid China row
[Reuters]
Japan promises to talk to China despite protests
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Indian gov’t: Pakistan spies tied to Mumbai siege
[AP]
Pakistan suspends scores of MPs
[Al Jazeera]
Curfew clamped in four districts of Kashmir Valley
[Times of India]
2 NATO service members killed in south Afghanistan
[AP]

Middle East
Netanyahu says loyalty oath bill to be amended
[AP]
Saudi says it warned of al-Qaida threat from Yemen
[AP]
Saudi prince found guilty of murdering servant in hotel
[BBC]
U.S. Envoy to Meet With Iran’s Neighbors
[WSJ]
Iran joins international group’s talks on Afghan strategy
[WaPo]
Iran welcomes Chavez as partner against Western “bullies”
[Reuters]
Iraq blast targeting policeman kills 8 relatives
[AP]

Africa
Killings in Nigeria Are Linked to Islamic Sect
[NYT]
Int’l court rejects ex-Congo VP war crimes appeal
[AP]
South Sudanese agree on post-secession elections, census
[Reuters]
UN redeploys peacekeepers in Sudan’s Abyei flashpoint
[AFP]
Status quo in W. Sahara ‘untenable’: UN envoy
[AFP]

Europe
Gunmen Dead After Attack on Chechen Parliament
[NYT]
UK’s Cameron announces military austerity plan
[AP]
French retirement protests take violent turn
[AP]
EU drops legal action against France over Roma
[Reuters]
Russia to go to NATO summit, eyeing missile role
[Reuters]
Dutch anti-Islam MP been denied fair trial -lawyer
[Reuters]

Americas
Mexican authorities seize 105 tons of marijuana
[AP]
Threat grows as Mexican cartels move to beef up U.S. presence
[WaPo]
Top Canadian Commander Pleads Guilty to Murders
[NYT]

Domestic
Judge tentatively rejects ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ stay request
[LAT]
Meeting Pakistanis, U.S. Will Try to Fix Relations
[NYT]
Obama Wave That Swept Out Republicans Recedes in House Rematch
[Bloomberg]
U.S. Pushes to Ease Technical Obstacles to Wiretapping
[NYT]
Geithner Weak Dollar Seen as U.S. Recovery Route
[Bloomberg]
Geithner vows U.S. will not devalue dollar
[Reuters]
Banks Restart Foreclosures
[WSJ]