Posts Tagged ‘megrahi’

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Daily International News 07.30.10

July 30, 2010

Daily International News
July 30, 2010

Koreas
North Korea UN talks go ahead after US military drill
[BBC]
U.N. Command, DPRK to meet again next month [Xinhua]
New details point to sinking by N. Korean torpedo
[Wash Times]
North Korean diplomats seize books on Kim in Myanmar
[Reuters]
US ‘carefully watching’ Myanmar-NKorea talks
[AP]
S. Korean PM offers to resign a second time
[CNN]

China/HK
U.S. takes a tougher tone with China
[WaPo]
China reiterates “indisputable” sovereignty over South China Sea islands
[Xinhua]
US to press China, others on Iran sanctions
[AP]
China disagrees with EU’s unilateral sanctions on Iran [Xinhua]
China ‘jails three Uighurs’ for website work
[BBC]
China to crack down on pro-Cantonese protesters
[Reuters]
US expert: China oil spill far bigger than stated
[AP]
EDF agrees £5.8bn sale of UK networks to Li Ka-Shing
[BBC]

SE Asia/Pacific
Sri Lanka TV station firebombed
[BBC]

WikiLeaks
Taliban furious, says we’ll punish WikiLeaks informers
[Hindustan Times]
Computer Evidence Ties Leaks to Soldier
[WSJ]
Afghan war spending faces new scrutiny
[WaPo]
Al-Qaida ‘planned 9/11 style attack on Kabul’
[Guardian]

AfPak [non-WikiLeaks related]
Dutch Troops To Leave Afghanistan
[AFP]
July becomes deadliest month for U.S. troops in Afghanistan
[CNN]
Officials: Floods kill at least 430 in Pakistan
[AP]

Middle East
Mahmoud Abbas preparing to hold direct talks with Israel, say diplomats
[Telegraph]
Rocket from Gaza hits Israeli city, no injuries
[AP]
Is Peres trying to convince Palestinians to refuse direct talks?
[Haaretz]
Hariri hit suspect is Hizbullah bigwig
[J-Post]
Syrian and Saudi leaders visit Beirut to defuse tension
[BBC]
Opponents of Gamal Mubarak ridicule posters
[The National]

Africa
Central African Republic election delayed to Jan.
[AP]
Scores die of cholera in Cameroon
[CNN]
Robert Mugabe loses political ally as younger sister Sabina dies
[Telegraph]

Europe
Italy in political turmoil as Berlusconi party implodes
[Reuters]
New START: Too modest to merit partisan bickering
[WaPo]
US Embassy workers in France tested after suspicious letter
[AP]
Truck Drivers in Greece Defy an Order to End Their Strike
[NYT]
20 dead as forest fires rage across Russia
[AP]

Domestic
Lockerbie senator considers sending investigators to Britain
[Telegraph]
Arizona Seeks September Appeal Hearing on Immigration Ruling
[Bloomberg]
Obama Immigration Victory Adds to Pressure for Federal Action
[Bloomberg]
Rangel Case Poses Test for Democrats as Elections Near
[NYT]
SEC charges billionaire Texas brothers who donate to GOP with fraud
[WaPo]
U.S. Economic Growth Slowed to 2.4% Rate in 2nd Quarter
[NYT]
Disney Sells Miramax for $660 Million [NYT]

Americas
Wyclef Jean steps toward Haitian presidential race
[Reuters]
Neighbors fail to end Venezuela-Colombia rift
[Reuters]
The ‘Dangerous’ Border: Actually One of America’s Safest Places
[Time]
U.S. closes consulate in Mexico’s Ciudad Juarez
[Reuters]
Troops kill senior ‘capo’ of mighty Mexico cartel
[AP]
62 cops linked to drug cartels arrested in Mexico
[CNN]

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Daily International News 07.28.10

July 28, 2010

Daily International News
July 28, 2010

Northeast Asia
Japan hangs two death row inmates
[BBC]
“Freak wave” damages Japan supertanker off Oman
[Reuters]
Strict immigration rules may threaten Japan’s future
[WaPo]
China to send 2 pandas to Japan in diplomatic move
[AP]
China’s government news chief ‘missing’ in Britain
[Telegraph]
Deadly explosion hits Chinese plastics factory
[Reuters]
Worst floods in a decade in China, 30,000 trapped
[AP]
China Pushes to End Public Shaming
[NYT]
Escaped South Korean prisoner of war ‘sent back to North after fleeing to China’
[Guardian]

AfPak
Central Command pick backs Afghan strategy
[Wash Times]
Blast kills 25 on bus in southern Afghanistan
[LAT]
Pakistan plane crashes, all 152 on board dead
[Reuters]
David Cameron: Pakistan is promoting the ‘export of terror’
[Telegraph]

Middle East
Hans Blix: Blair government became ‘prisoner’ of US before war in Iraq
[Guardian]
Pentagon can’t account for how it spent $2.6 billion in Iraqi funds, audit finds
[WaPo]
Iran to pay for new babies to boost population
[AP]
Israel rejects Abbas terms for direct talks
[AFP]
Alleged al Qaeda message mourns comrade, mentions flotilla raid
[CNN]
Jordan’s King Abdullah II, Israeli PM Netanyahu meet
[CNN]

Africa
We can build United States of Africa, Gaddafi says
[Reuters]
Egyptian policemen go on trial in torture case
[Reuters]
11 Somalis killed in gunbattle in Mogadishu
[AP]

Europe
Report finds Russians may not be in compliance, could sink new START pact
[WaPo]
Catalonia bans bullfighting in landmark Spain vote
[BBC]
German aid workers kidnapped in Darfur are freed [BBC]
Iceland defies EU fishing rules as bid talks open
[BBC]

Domestic
BP-Lockerbie hearing postponed
[Politico]
House approves $37 billion war-funding bill
[WaPo]
GOP senators leaning toward yes on New START
[FP]
WikiLeaks Founder Defends Afghan War-Data Release
[Bloomberg]
Holder Says U.S. Probing Afghanistan Document Leaks
[Bloomberg]
Incoming BP CEO thinks, but ‘can’t guarantee,’ oil flow has ended
[CNN]
Gingrich defines Mosque Exclusion Zone for New York
[Salon]
Former Arlington superintendent, deputy subpoenaed
[Salon]

Americas
Venezuela nabs 6 Colombian paramilitary suspects
[AP]
Mexico police find human heads dumped near Durango
[BBC]
4 journalists reported missing in northern Mexico
[AP]
Climate change set to boost Mexican immigration to the US, says study
[CSM]

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Daily International News 07.26.10

July 26, 2010

Daily International News
July 26, 2010

Global
Global Economy May Slow to 3.25% From 4.7% Average
[Bloomberg]

NE Asia
Submarine focus for US-South Korea military drill
[BBC]
North Korea’s threats over US-South Korea war games: Another bluff?
[CSM]
Doubts surface on North Korea’s role in ship sinking
[LAT]
A Clouded Outlook: Japan from Dynamo to Dinosaur
[Time]

SE Asia/Pacific
Khmer Rouge Figure Is Found Guilty of War Crimes
[NYT]
Bus-stop bombing kills one in Bangkok
[BBC]
New Philippine leader Aquino sets out agenda
[BBC]

Central/South Asia
Afghan war logs: key findings
[Telegraph]
Karzai orders probe into Afghan civilian deaths
[ABC]
Pakistan Aids Insurgency in Afghanistan, Reports Assert
[NYT]
Burma leader’s India visit draws rights criticism
[BBC]

Middle East
EU tightens sanctions over Iran nuclear programme
[BBC]
Iran improves ballistic missile capabilities
[Tehran Times]
Israeli Arab Raed Salah jailed over spitting incident
[BBC]
Yemen forces ‘kill al-Qaeda trio’
[BBC]
Turkey requests PKK leader’s extradition
[Today’s Zaman]

Africa
ICC Bashir warrants ‘undermine peace in Africa’
[AFP]
Somalia: AU Ministers Agree to ‘Take On’ Al Shabaab
[All Africa]
Uganda president urges action against Somali militants
[BBC]

Europe
BP Said to Cast Dudley as CEO as It Looks to Rebuild
[Bloomberg]
Sarkozy condemns hostage killing
[BBC]
Oil Giant Fined for Shipping Sludge to Ivory Coast
[NYT]
Prosecutors launch investigation into Love Parade tragedy
[DW]

Domestic/Americas
Alex Salmond calls on US to release Lockerbie files
[BBC]
Hearing on Lockerbie Sets Off More Finger-Pointing
[NYT]

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Daily International News 07.23.10

July 23, 2010

Daily International News
July 23, 2010

North Korea
North Korea vows ‘physical response’ to US exercise
[BBC]
NKorea tensions spike at Asian security forum
[AP]
US says NKorea must change ‘dangerous’ behavior
[AP]
On North Korea and More, China Flexes Its Muscles
[Time]

China/Japan
US wades into South China Sea disputes
[AP]
China sentences Uighur writer to 15 years in jail
[AP]
China ‘may review execution policy changes’
[BBC]
First details on China oil spill’s cause emerge
[AP]
Prosecutors to quiz Japan ruling party’s Ozawa – media
[Reuters]

South/SE/Central Asia
US warns Myanmar on nukes, rights abuses
[AP]
17 injured in blast targeting Afghan candidate
[AP]
Minority leaders leaving Karzai’s side over leader’s overtures to insurgents
[WaPo]
Pakistani government extends tenure of Army Chief Kayani
[CNN]
India unveils prototype of $35 tablet computer
[AP]

Middle East/N. Africa
Abbas warns Fatah to get organized or die
[Haaretz]
Israel: Controversial conversion bill shelved
[AP]
Israel to return impounded Gaza aid ships to Turkey
[Reuters]
Hezbollah members ‘facing Rafik Hariri charges’
[BBC]
Mubarak, 82, gives public speech after health rumours
[Reuters]

Africa
Guards for Somali Leader Join Islamists
[NYT]
Nigerian senate votes for earlier elections
[BBC]
Uganda: AU Military Chiefs Draw Somalia War Plan
[All Africa]
Guinea to send troops to AU force in Somalia
[AFP]

Europe
Russia says ready to resume NATO military ties
[Reuters]
Scottish official to skip US Lockerbie hearing
[AP]
BP Managers Named in Disaster Probe
[WSJ]
Serbia rejects UN legal ruling on Kosovo’s secession
[BBC]
Trafigura found guilty of exporting toxic waste
[BBC]
France to sell two Mistral-class warships to Russia
[BBC]
France targets ‘al-Qaeda militants’ in Mauritania
[BBC]
Banks Await Stress Test Results in Europe
[NYT]
Euro Passes Own Stress Test as Bank Examinations Loom
[Bloomberg]

Domestic
Hearing on Arizona immigration law begins
[WaPo]
Senate Passes U.S. War Bill Without State Aid Sought by House
[Bloomberg]
Bowing to political reality, Senate Democrats drop broad energy bill
[LAT]
Ships evacuated from Gulf as tropical storm advances
[BBC]

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Daily International News 07.21.10

July 21, 2010

Daily International News
July 21, 2010

Japan/Koreas
US announces new sanctions against North Korea
[AP] and US to widen sanctions against North Korea [FT]
Korea war games sign of growing tensions
[BBC]
U.S. Spy Chief Nominee Clapper Sees Danger Ahead From N. Korea
[Bloomberg]
NKorea on damage control at Asia security meeting
[AP]
Japan PM: Ex-NKorean spy visit will help abductees
[AP]

China/Taiwan
US Navy head calls China’s intentions ‘opaque’
[AP]
Taiwan-China flight negotiations hit snag
[AP]
Growing China oil spill threatens sea life, water
[AP]
More than 700 dead in Chinese floods
[CNN]

Central/South Asia
Karzai’s road map for reforms wins diplomats’ support at Afghan conference
[WaPo]
Water Dispute Increases India-Pakistan Tension
[NYT]
U.S. Forces Step Up Pakistan Presence
[WSJ]
Insurgents behead 6 Afghan police in north: NATO
[AP]

Middle East [non-Israel/Palestine related]
Iran says scientist provided information on CIA
[AP]
New sanctions crimp Iran’s shipping business as insurers withhold coverage
[WaPo]
Turkey foreign minister meets with Hamas leader
[BBC]
Don’t blame Europe for Turkey’s moves away from the West
[LAT]

Israel/Palestine
Israeli shelling kills Gaza militant, wounds 7
[Reuters]
Abbas: Specific US assurances on borders needed
[AP]
Israel to restrict white phosphorus use in future wars
[BBC]
Israel to Deploy Hi-Tech Anti-Rocket System
[VOA]

Africa
Chad should arrest Sudan’s Bashir-rights group
[Reuters]
Darfur Jem rebels sign deal to stop child soldiers
[BBC]
Dozens killed in clashes between Somali government forces and Islamist militants
[WaPo]
Somali pirates release 2 ships
[CNN]

Europe/UK
Cameron says Britain won’t investigate release of Lockerbie bomber
[WaPo]
BP denies CEO leaving as it readies asset sales
[Reuters]
U.S.: Russian cheating on START is insignificant
[Wash Times]
Police: 2 killed in Russian power station attack
[AP]
Spain predicts thaw in US and EU ties with Cuba
[AP]
UN court orders retrial for former Kosovo premier
[AP]
Scientists find most massive star ever discovered
[AP]

Americas
Cuba ready to free more political prisoners: parliament chief
[AFP]
GAO report: Mexico drug aid needs better oversight
[AP]
Chavez says government has stake in opposition broadcaster
[CNN]

Domestic
Firing of USDA official highlights larger political problems involving race
[WaPo]
RNC fails to report $7M in debt to FEC
[Wash Times]
Media Seek Looser Guantánamo Rules
[NYT]

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Daily International News 07.19.10

July 19, 2010

Daily International News
July 19, 2010

East/SE Asia
North Korea and Myanmar top agenda for Asia security meet
[Reuters]
China Passes U.S. as World’s Biggest Energy Consumer
[WSJ]
China launches oil spill clean-up after pipeline blasts
[BBC]
Indonesian Muslim group may ban civet coffee
[AP]
AFC chief meets with N. Korean official
[Yonhap]

Central/South Asia
Clinton arrives in Afghan capital for conference
[AP]
Road bombs kill 6 Afghan policemen, 2 US troops
[AP]
U.S. hopes Afghanistan-Pakistan trade deal boosts cooperation in war effort
[WaPo]
US unveils Pakistan aid projects
[BBC]
U.S. Sanctions Cloud India-Iran Projects
[WSJ]

Middle East
Iran uses bank in Germany to beat sanctions: report
[AFP]
48 killed in suicide bombings targeting members of Iraq’s Awakening councils
[WaPo]
Aid from Libya arrives in Gaza
[CNN]

Africa
African Union opens summit despite twin bombings
[AP]
Sudan brutally suppressing dissent, says Amnesty
[AFP]
12 Somalis killed in 2-day Mogadishu battle
[AP]
Rebels hit main army base in Central Africa town
[AFP]
Kenyan pastor charged over ‘referendum bomb plot’
[BBC]

Europe
UK’s Cameron: releasing Lockerbie bomber was wrong
[AP]
Greek journalist gunned down, police cite terror
[AP]
Spanish parliament to debate ban on public burqas
[AP]
IMF, EU suspend talks on emergency loan to Hungary
[DW]
Moody’s downgrades Ireland on bank and growth worries
[Reuters]

Americas/Domestic
Officials say gunmen kill 18 at party in Mexico
[AP]
Top Secret America: A hidden world, growing beyond control
[WaPo]
US fears Gulf seabed oil seepage near stricken BP well
[BBC]
GOP Sees Path to Control of Senate
[WSJ]

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Daily International News 07.16.10

July 16, 2010

Daily International News
July 16, 2010

Northeast Asia [non-China]
WHO criticizes Amnesty report into NKorea health
[AP]
U.S. and South Korea to announce joint military exercises
[WaPo]
Thousands in Asia held over World Cup bets
[BBC]

China
China’s Wen Jiabao says euro investment continues
[BBC]
American appeals 8-year term in China secrets case
[AP]
Thousands evacuated as typhoon hits southern China
[AP]
Xinhua TV becomes accessible for iPhone, iTouch users
[Xinhua]

SE Asia/Pacific
ASEAN mulls options for U.S., Russia role in regional architecture
[Kyodo]
Burma junta support group USDA disbands
[BBC]
Former Suu Kyi aide released from jail in Myanmar
[AP]
Australian PM Gillard likely to call Aug 28 election
[AAH]

Central/South Asia
Clinton to seek signs of progress in Afghanistan
[Reuters]
NATO airstrike kills Taliban commander, police say
[AP]
OSCE to send police force to Kyrgyzstan
[BBC]
Pakistan barbs darken mood after India peace talks
[AFP]
Pakistan market bomb kills 10
[AFP]
Curfew imposed again in most of Indian Kashmir
[AP]

Middle East
U.S. Says Scientist Aided C.I.A. While Still in Iran
[NYT]
Suicide bombers kill 27 in Iran
[LAT]
Gaza aid ship unloads at Egyptian port
[CNN]
Second telecom ‘Israeli spy’ arrested in Lebanon
[BBC]
Despite diplomatic tensions, U.S.-Israeli security ties strengthen
[WaPo]|
Some worry about abuse as U.S. hands over final detention center to Iraq
[WaPo]

Africa
Kenyan police arrest suspect in Uganda bombings
[AP]
Uganda ready to send extra 2,000 troops to Somalia
[Reuters]
Rwanda arrest suspect over beheaded politician
[Reuters]
Rwanda genocide tribunal defense lawyer shot dead
[AP]

Europe
France charges three Chechens in terror probe
[BBC]
Killer of Natalia Estemirova ‘on wanted list’
[BBC]
Sweden: 2 guilty in Muhammad artist’s home attack
[AP]
Vatican Revises Abuse Process, but Causes Stir
[NYT]
Women’s Ordination Conference: Vatican’s ‘scare tactics’ appalling
[WaPo]

Domestic
June was worst month for Army suicides, statistics show
[CNN]
Senate Probes Any BP Ties to Lockerbie Case Release
[WSJ]
Greenspan Calls for Congress to Let All Bush Tax Cuts Expire
[Bloomberg]
Gulf oil test, bill passage give Obama a day to savor
[WaPo]
Oil Spill Capped for a Second Day, Offering Some Hope
[NYT]

Americas
Colombia accuses Venezuela of harbouring rebel groups
[BBC]
3 killed in drug gang attack on police in Mexico
[AP]
Free Mexico honeymoon for first Argentine gay newly-weds
[BBC]