Posts Tagged ‘mcchrystal’

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Daily International News 06.29.10

June 29, 2010

Daily International News
June 29, 2010

Koreas
N. Korea warns of attack ahead of S. Korea-U.S. naval drill
[Yonhap]
North Korean leader’s son Kim Jong-un ‘in parliament’
[BBC]
NKorea: G-8 ‘evil’ for criticism over ship sinking
[AP]
China fends off Obama pressure over North Korea
[Reuters]
Seoul says UNSC measure similar to G-8 statement on North Korea would be acceptable
[Yonhap]

China/Taiwan
China to conduct live-fire sea drill this week
[AP] and China denies military exercise aimed at U.S. [Reuters]
Google in ‘new approach’ on China
[BBC]
Taiwan and China sign landmark trade agreement
[BBC]
Foxconn plans China plant amid suicide scrutiny
[AP]

SE/Central Asia
Indonesia militant jailed over Jakarta bomb attacks
[BBC]
Afghan Aid on Hold as Corruption Is Probed
[WSJ]
Top U.S. general plays down Afghan expectations
[Reuters]
Kyrgyzstan faces tricky political future
[AP]

Middle East
Iran sets conditions for nuclear talks
[LAT] and Iran says nuclear talks to resume with Brazil and Turkey [Reuters]
No Palestinian state before 2012 – Israeli minister
[Reuters]
Palestinian boycott of Israeli settlement goods starts to bite
[Guardian]
8 killed in Iraq attacks, including army general
[AP]

Africa
Sudan to close border with Libya due to Darfur rebels
[BBC]
Kenyan prime minister has fluids drained from head
[AP]
Madagascar postpones referendum on constitution
[Reuters]

Europe
Russia says U.S. spy accusations baseless and improper
[Reuters]
Ex-spy: May be 50 undercover Russian couples in US
[AP]
Strikes hit Greece and Spain as ECB deadline looms
[Reuters]
Berlusconi attacker found unfit for trial
[AP]

Domestic/Americas
Kagan says she would take a ‘modest’ approach on Supreme Court
[WaPo]
Death of Byrd Complicates Democrats’ Strategy
[NYT]
Fitch lifts Brazil’s credit rating to investment-grade; further ‘improvement’ needed
[MercoPress]
Killing Escalates Mexico Drug War
[WSJ]

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Daily Interntional News 06.23.10

June 23, 2010

Daily International News
June 23, 2010

International
G8, G20: A View of Canada’s Summits
[CFR]

Koreas/Japan
SKorea, Japan activists fly leaflets toward NKorea
[AP]
SKorea seeks jail for NKoreans in defector plot
[AP]
Nations fail to agree on curbing Japan whale hunt
[AP]
Japan PM apologises for US bases in Okinawa
[BBC]
Japan to announce date of upper house election on Thursday
[Kyodo]
Japan Finance Minister: China at ‘Start Line’ on Yuan Reform
[WSJ]

China
Honda again halts China production due to strike
[AP]
China gives 257 military trucks to Cambodia
[AP]
Nearly 200 dead in China flooding, government says
[CNN]

SE Asia/Pacific
US jails Cambodia coup plotter Chhun Yasith for life
[BBC]
Australia’s Rudd calls leadership vote
[AP]
Myanmar: No chanting to drum up political support
[AP]

Central/South Asia
OSCE calls for international police force in Kyrgyz south
[Reuters]
Pakistani PM ignores US warning on Iran gas deal
[AP]
Australia may start Afghanistan pullout in 2 years
[AP]
Bulgaria to send more troops to Afghanistan
[AP]

Middle East
Iraqi PM accepts electricity minister’s resignation
[AFP]
Israel launches Ofek 9 spy satellite
[BBC]

Africa
Zimbabwe PM fires 4 ministers after reviews
[AP]
Zimbabwe: State Threatens to Pull Out of Kimberley Process
[AllAfrica]
Two German aid workers kidnapped in Darfur: UN
[AFP]
World Cup 2010: South Africa proud of team – Parreira
[BBC]

Europe/UK
Britain Unveils Emergency Budget
[NYT]
Russia tightens grip on Belarus gas in debt row
[DW]
Manet self-portrait sold for record $33M in London
[AP]

Domestic
McChrystal’s Fate in Limbo as He Prepares to Meet Obama
[NYT]
White House asks for possible McChrystal replacements
[CNN]
Afghan leaders warn against firing Gen. McChrystal
[AP]
Op-ed: Why McChrystal Has to Go [WSJ]
Op-ed: Judging McChrystal’s War [NYT]
Op-ed: The President and His General [NYT]
Op-ed: Gen. McChrystal’s fireable offense [WaPo]
Obama requests $600 million for border security
[LAT]
Haley wins GOP gubernatorial nomination in S.C.
[USA Today]
BP puts Bob Dudley in key Gulf clean-up role
[AP]
Obama seeks new drill ban as oil still spews
[Reuters]
US World Cup fate set to be determined
[AP]

Americas
Alleged drug lord “Dudus” Coke captured in Jamaica
[Reuters]
Coca cultivation falls in Colombia, rises in Peru
[CNN]

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Daily International News 06.22.10

June 22, 2010

Daily International News
June 22, 2010

Northeast Asia
US-Japan security pact turns 50, faces new strains
[AP]
U.S. in consultations with China on N. Korea: U.S. ambassador in China
[Yonhap]
China says “concerned” about South Korea-U.S. drill
[Reuters]
China seriously concerned over U.S. aircraft carrier reports: FM spokesman [Xinhua]
China’s more flexible yuan edges down vs. dollar
[AP]
China says it has cracked ‘major’ terrorist ring
[AP]
Joint military drill could come this month
[JoongAng IB]
UN action on Cheonan faces delay
[JoongAng IB]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan PM reverses stance on U.S. sanctions on Iran
[Reuters]
Pakistan arrests ‘German militant’ disguised in a burka
[BBC]
Refugees return to shattered Kyrgyz city as vote looms
[Reuters]
U.S. Said to Fund Afghan Warlords to Protect Convoys
[NYT]
NATO, Afghan forces capture senior Taliban figure
[AP]

SE Asia/Pacific
Security tight in Bangkok for general’s funeral
[BBC]
Australia restores race discrimination act
[BBC]

Middle East
Defense chief criticizes Jerusalem demolition plan
[AP]
Three dead in Iraq unrest
[AFP]
Four killed in Istanbul bus bomb attack
[DW]

Africa
Diamond Find Could Aid Zimbabwe, and Mugabe
[NYT]

Europe/UK
G20 leaders (mainly US and Europe) seem divided stimuli timing withdrawal
[MercoPress]
UK makes sharpest cuts in decades in new budget
[AP]
Oil execs in London slam Obama’s drilling ban
[AP]
Medvedev to tour Silicon Valley, seek investors
[AP]
Belarus cuts Russia gas transit
[Reuters]
Cyprus probes weapons on Sudan-bound ship
[Reuters]
Komorowski: pullout from Afghanistan in 2012
[AP]

Domestic
Rahm Emanuel expected to quit White House
[Telegraph]
Peter Orszag to bail next month; likely successors are inside
[Politico]
Wikileaks makes contact with US government
[BBC]
Gen. Stanley McChrystal coming to Washington to explain anti-administration comments
[WaPo] and White House summons top U.S. Afghanistan general [Reuters]
Dodd, Berman Reach Agreement on Iran Gasoline, Bank Sanctions
[Bloomberg]
Times Square car bomber details his chilling plot
[AP]
Obama uses powers to expand federal rights, benefits for gays and lesbians
[WaPo]
BP boss retreats from spill as shares hit 13-year low
[Reuters]
US Senate report says Haiti rebuilding has stalled
[AP]

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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]

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Daily International News 01.25.10

January 25, 2010

Daily International News
January 25, 2010

DPRK
01.24 North Korea responds angrily to South’s talk of strike [BBC]

Japan
01.24 Mayor-Elect in Okinawan City Opposes U.S. Base [WaPo]
China, S Korea, Japan to hold preliminary meeting on free trade pact
[Xinhua]

China
China Tries to Steer Public Opinion on Web Issue
[WSJ] and Accusation of Chinese government’s participation in cyber attack “groundless”: ministry [Xinhua]
China has ‘open mind’ on cause of climate change
[BBC]
01.23 Taiwan’s Grand Hotel welcome for Chinese visitors [BBC]

Southeast Asia
Myanmar says Suu Kyi to be freed in November – witnesses
[Reuters] and Myanmar party plays down Suu Kyi release report [Reuters]

Middle East
‘Chemical Ali’ executed in Iraq
[BBC]

AfPak
01.24 Afghanistan postpones parliamentary election until fall [CNN]
01.24 McChrystal sees Taliban role [FT]
Afghan, Pakistan leaders in Turkey for security talks
[AFP]

Europe
Prime Ministers due in NI for talks on policing talks
[BBC]
Greek finance minister rejects rumors of quitting eurozone
[DW]
French call for veil ban in public buildings
[AP]

Africa
Sudan sets two-month deadline for deal with rebels
[AFP]
Algerians return from Guantanamo Bay prison
[BBC]
Ethiopian jet crash deaths rise as 34 bodies found
[Reuters]

Haiti
Debate grows in aftermath of quake: Should U.S. let more Haitians immigrate?
[WaPo]
Haiti’s PM in Canada for International Meeting on Earthquake Recovery
[VOA]

Americas
White House, Top Republican Say Bernanke to Keep Job
[Bloomberg]
Bin Laden endorses bomb attempt on US plane
[AP]
U.S. seeks charges against former Guatemalan president
[CNN]