Posts Tagged ‘memos’

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Daily International News 02.02.11

February 2, 2011

Daily International News
February 2, 2011

Egypt Uprising
Volatile scene unfolds in Cairo as opposing sides clash
[CNN]
Mubarak concessions ‘insufficient’
[Al Jazeera]
Obama Turns to a Former Diplomat to Deliver Bad News to Mubarak
[Bloomberg]
Al-Jazeera says broadcasting disrupted
[AFP]
China restricts reports on Egypt protests
[AP]

How the 2012ers are handling Egypt
[POLITICO]
Friedman Op-ed: B.E., Before Egypt. A.E., After Egypt
[NYT]

Northeast Asia
Koreas agree to hold military talks
[CNN]
China Praises Departing U.S. Ambassador
[Chosun]
Chinese get ready to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit
[BBC]
China Is Poised to Raise Rates Again, Bankers Say
[NYT]
Japan ex-PM blames bureaucrats for US base woes
[AP]

Japan’s sumo hit by match-fixing claims‎
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Philippine floods toll hits 75, damage at $45 million
[Reuters]
Indonesian cleric charged with plotting terrorism
[AP]
Powerful cyclone strikes Australia’s northeast
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Tibetan Buddhists in India rally behind leader
[AP]
Govt has no intention of amending blasphemy law, says Gilani
[APP via Dawn]
India’s Former Telecom Minister Arrested
[WSJ]

Middle East
Yemen’s Leader Pledges Not to Seek Re-election
[NYT]
King of Jordan Dismisses His Cabinet
[NYT]

Report Says Secret Jails, Run by Iraq, Stay Open
[NYT]
Grave robber chase reveals ancient Holy Land church
[Reuters]

Africa
Foiled attack targeted Mauritania president: Al-Qaeda
[AFP]
Sudan: Demonstrators detained in Khartoum
[BBC]
Strongman wins Central African Republic election
[AP]
Nigeria Muslim sect claims candidate assassination
[AP]

Europe
WikiLeaks among nominees for Nobel Peace Prize
[Reuters]

Greek police destroy letter bomb in Athens
[AP]
French minister under attack over Tunisian trip
[Reuters]
Airline worker accused of plotting with radical cleric goes on trial
[CNN]
Russia warns Ireland over diplomat’s expulsion
[AP]
Official: 4 Russian police killed in the Caucasus
[AP]

Americas
14 die in 48 hours in Juarez
[CNN]
Haiti’s ex-leader Duvalier: Frozen Swiss funds not mine
[BBC]
Brazil looks at adding ‘happiness’ to constitution
[AP]

Domestic
Bloomberg challenges Obama on gun control
[WaPo]
Mental health specialist recommended WikiLeaks suspect not be deployed to Iraq
[WaPo]
Bachmann’s Diva Moment Mutes Boehner’s Gavel: Margaret Carlson
[Bloomberg]
TSA debuts less-revealing software for airport scanners
[WaPo]
Midwest buckles under storm, calls it a snow day
[AP]
City Council expected to ban smoking in NYC parks
[AP]
Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring
[AP]

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Daily International News 01.31.11

January 31, 2011

Daily International News
January 31, 2011

Egypt Uprising
El Shaheeh: Egypt’s Facebook Rebel
[Beast]
Egypt protesters maintain pressure
[FT]
Israel agrees to some Egyptian troops in Sinai
[AP]
Japan gov’t to use chartered planes to rescue Japanese from Egypt
[Mainichi] and China sends planes to bring back stranded Chinese in Egypt [Xinhua]

Northeast Asia
Koreas
UN report verifies NK’s uranium enrichment program
[Korea Times]

South Korea rejects North’s call for earlier military talks
[Reuters]
S. Korea to press N. Korea to honor 1992 denuclearization pact: official
[Yonhap]
US, N. Korea begin 3rd round of food diplomacy
[Donga]
China
Huntsman Said to Be Planning to Resign as Ambassador
[Bloomberg]
Chinese state councilor, US national security advisor talk relations
[Global Times]
China denies Karmapa Lama spy reports
[Global Times]

Hit-and-run son of Li Gang sentenced to serve six years in prison
[Global Times]
Japan
Japan, China officials discuss North Korea, East China Sea gas project
[Mainichi]
Japanese powerbroker Ozawa indicted
[FT]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Myanmar’s parliament opens under tight security
[AP]

Philippine’s Pres. Aquino Orders Inquiry Into Military Corruption Allegations
[NYT]
Cyclone roars toward Australia’s flooded north
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Kazakhstan court rejects referendum plan
[BBC]
New estimates put Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal at more than 100
[WaPo]

Militants set fire to NATO trucks
[CNN]
Senior police official among six killed in Peshawar blasts
[Dawn]
Sri Lankan anti-govt media outlet torched in arson attack
[Reuters]
One dead, 50 hurt in Bangladesh airport protest
[Reuters]
Losses at Afghan Bank Could Be $900 Million
[NYT]

Middle East
Iran summons American woman for Feb. 6 trial
[AP]

Iran hangs Dutch-Iranian woman for drug smuggling, report says
[CNN]
Iran hangs man convicted of apostasy
[Reuters]
16 killed in shootout between Somali army, police
[AP]
Oman uncovers ‘UAE spy network’
[Al Jazeera]

Africa
Head of Ennahda movement Rached Ghannouchi back in Tunis
[Tunisia Online]

Sudanese police, students clash in the capital
[CNN]
Niger Elections Start in Return to Civilian Rule
[Bloomberg]

Europe
Belarus releases second opposition presidential candidate
[Deutsche Welle]
‘Last’ Bloody Sunday march in N. Ireland town
[AFP]
Labour and government inch towards voting reform bill deal
[Guardian]
Eurozone inflation hits 2.4% in January
[FT]

Americas
Chavez’s new threat: funding at risk for activists
[AP]
In Haiti, Hillary Clinton meets with candidates, pushes Preval on elections
[WaPo]

Poll opens amid Mexican gang war
[Al Jazeera]

Domestic
2012 Republican presidential candidates all have flaws
[WaPo]
California Marks the First Fred Korematsu Day
[TIME]

Julian Assange compares Wikileaks to US Founding Fathers in 60 Mins Interview
[Telegraph]
Calif. man accused in plot on Mich. mosque
[AP]

Obama to announce campaign to increase investment in start-ups, small businesses
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 01.27.11

January 27, 2011

Daily International News
January 27, 2011

Northeast Asia
US considers boosting force in Asia: Pentagon
[JoongAng]

Koreas
US says China wants to contain NKorea
[FT]
Expert: NKorea won’t see improved ties with SKorea
[AP]
‘NK fatigue growing in China’
[Korea Times]
Defector Reflects on North Korea Through Art
[WSJ]
China
China to step up controversial technology plans
[AP]
China Will Face Crisis Within 5 Years, 45% of Investors in Global Poll Say
[Bloomberg]
Japan
Japanese, US troops hold major war games
[AP]

Volcano erupts in southern Japan
[Xinhua]
Japan’s credit rating downgraded by Standard & Poor’s
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Shark nations failing on conservation pledges
[BBC]
Australian government proposes temporary flood relief tax
[Guardian]

South/Central Asia
Indian official Sonawane’s murder prompts mass protest
[BBC]
Police: US consular official kills 2 gunmen in Pakistan
[AP]

U.S. Lobbies Afghanistan to Release Christian Converts
[WSJ]

N. Africa/Middle East Unrest-related
Unrest spells end to Mideast dynasties
[FT]
Thousands rally in Yemen, joining Tunisia and Egypt in anti-government protests
[Haaretz]
Tunisia may purge Ben Ali loyalists
[Al Jazeera]
Obama Poised to Step Up Criticism of Mubarak If Crackdown Is Intensified
[Bloomberg] and Mubarak ruling party says it’s ready for dialogue [AP]

ElBaradei to return as Egypt unrest enters third day
[Reuters]

Middle East
Hezbollah-backed Lebanon PM seeks good US ties
[AP]
Israeli settlers kill Palestinian in West Bank – witnesses
[Reuters]
Bomb at Baghdad funeral in Shia Muslim area kills 37
[BBC]

Africa
Ugandan gay activist beaten to death after threats
[Reuters]
Mandela, 92, hospitalized for tests in S. Africa [AP]

Europe
Alexander Lukashenko to be banned from EU
[Guardian]
Russian Islamist wanted for Moscow blast – report
[Reuters]
‘Second underage girl’ named in Berlusconi sex case
[BBC]
At Davos, Sarkozy says he and Merkel will never abandon euro
[Reuters]

Americas
Haiti Candidate Celestin Is Cut
[WSJ]
Colombian coal mine blast kills 21 workers
[BBC]

Domestic
US Utah ‘biological’ army base ‘locked down’
[BBC]
Dealing With Assange and the Secrets He Spilled
[NYT]
Social Security fund will be drained by 2037
[AP]
Obama vows to end enforcement of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ this year
[WaPo]
Harry Reid tells Obama he’s ‘wrong’ on earmarks and should ‘back off’ (video)
[WaPo]

Sarah Palin turns Obama’s ‘Win the future’ into ‘WTF’ (video)
[WaPo]
DHS to Scrap Color Code Terror Alerts by April
[ABC]

Republicans want a return to workplace immigration raids
[LAT]
To target Fox News over ‘Nazi’ label, rabbis make use of Murdoch’s other media
[WaPo]
Senate tea party: Members wanted
[POLITICO]
Michele Bachmann poses challenge for GOP
[POLITICO]
Snowstorm Wallops Northeast, Piling on the Misery
[ABC]

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Daily International News 01.24.11

January 24, 2011

Daily International News
January 24, 2011

International
At Davos, Long List of Problems Awaits World Leaders
[NYT]
Topsy-Turvy Weather: U.S. Is Frigid, Arctic Balmy
[NYT]
UN chief criticized as soft on human rights
[AP]
Rights group says democracies ignore abuses
[AP]

SOTU
SOTU forecast: Atmospherics over policy
[Politico]
Reducing the deficit and growing the economy will be the hot topics in 2011
[WaPo]
Obama to Stress Competitiveness, Job Creation, Deficit Reduction in Speech
[Bloomberg]
Why Obama Won’t Touch Gun Control
[Daily Beast]
Ryan’s star rising with Obama rebuttal
[TWT]

Northeast Asia
China
China stealth fighter ‘copied parts from downed US jet’
[BBC]
Chinese firm tied to steel used in Iran nukes
[TWT]
China Grooming Deft Politician as Next Leader
[NYT]
Crop warning over China drought
[BBC]
GM’s China sales pass US for first time in history
[AP]
Koreas
S Korea mulls talks with DPRK over denuclearization
[Xinhua]
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State to Visit Seoul This Week
[Chosun]
Pirates may be flown to Korea for punishment
[JoongAng] and Official: Pirates may try to avenge SKorean rescue [AP]
State media: North Korea’s Kim meets Egyptian telecom CEO
[AP]
Japan
Japan, Turkey to discuss civil nuclear agreement
[Kyodo]
Miyazaki chickens found to have highly virulent flu virus
[Kyodo]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
ASEAN foreign ministers head to China by road to show connectedness
[Kyodo]
5 Americans missing in Pacific land in Philippines
[AP]
Indonesia troops jailed over Papua abuse video
[BBC]
Indonesia to sign $15bn deals with India
[FT]
Filipino broadcaster shot dead, suspect arrested
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Taseer’s accused assassin’s hearing draws protest
[UPI]
Delhi games chiefs Suresh Kalmadi and Lalit Bhanot sacked [BBC]
Afghan Supreme Court to rule on parliament opening
[Reuters]
Uzbek leader Islam Karimov in EU talks
[BBC]

Middle East
PA negotiators reject leaked ‘Palestinian Papers’ report
[Al Jazeera]
Commission finds Israeli commandos acted appropriately in raid on aid flotilla
[WaPo]
Hezbollah, Allies Back Ex-Premier Mikati to Head Lebanon’s Next Coalition
[Bloomberg]
Freed Yemeni activist vows more action vs president
[Reuters]
Two bombs kill 12 Shi’ites heading to rite in Iraq
[Reuters]

Africa
Thousands rally in Tunis as teachers strike
[AFP]
Egypt Links Palestinians to Attack at Church
[NYT]
Ivory Coast’s Ouattara calls for cocoa export ban
[AP]
Zimbabwe police ‘thwart property invasion’
[AFP]
Southern Sudan Nears a Decision on One Matter: Its New Name
[NYT]

Europe
At least 10 dead in Moscow airport blast – report
[Reuters]
Russia’s Khodorkovsky could face new charges – report
[Reuters]

Americas
Hillary Clinton to Visit Guanajuato, Mexico to Discuss Security, Trucking Issues
[Bloomberg]
Mexico: Hit man linked to Acapulco deaths caught
[AP]
Dominican Republic confirms first cholera death
[BBC]

Domestic
Obama poised for re-election in 2012, poll says
[TWT]
Jared Loughner, Ariz. shooting suspect, due in court Monday
[WaPo]
Long Island Muslims fear their congressman’s hearings could flame Islamophobia
[WaPo]
Postal Service Eyes Closing Thousands of Post Offices
[WSJ]
Allen to announce Senate bid Monday
[Politico]
Rendell to MSNBC, declares Casey “unassailable”
[Politico]

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Daily International News 01.19.11

January 19, 2011

Daily International News
January 19, 2011

Hu-Obama Summit
Op-ed: Mr. Obama, speak up for human rights in China
[WaPo]
Obama pressured to speak out on China human rights
[Reuters]
Clinton: Building trust with Beijing a must for US
[AP]
The Weekly Standard: Liu Matters, Hu Doesn’t
[NPR]
President Obama to Announce Jointly Funded Center for Nuclear Security in China
[ABC]
Ballmer, Blankfein Invited by Obama to Hu Discussion on Business in China
[Bloomberg]

Northeast Asia
Top Pentagon Asia official, Gregson, to step down
[FP]

China
Report: China largely restores aircraft carrier
[AP]

China’s Internet population rises to 457 million
[AP]
Chinese Firm to Invest in North Korea
[WSJ]

Chinese consumer price inflation ‘down to 4.6%’
[BBC]
Koreas
N. Korea working on uranium enrichment ‘since 1990s’
[AFP]
South Korea seeks longer-range missiles – report
[Reuters]
and Korea, U.S. negotiate revision of pact on missiles [JoongAng]
Kim and Jong-un get beefed up security
[JoongAng]
Defector Offers Insights into N.Korean Arms Buildup
[Chosun]
Japan
Japan wants China leadership on North Korea
[Reuters]
Sugiyama, Japan’s point man on N.Korea to visit China
[Straits Times via AFP]

Donations pour into Okinawa city after gov’t withdraws funds tied to hosting U.S. base
[Mainichi]
Sting meets dolphin advocate, hopes for debate
[AP]

Southeast Asia
Group says survey confirms Myanmar rights abuses
[AP] – a link to the report is here

South/Central Asia
Judges seek delay in opening Afghan parliament
[AP]
Bomb blast kills 20 Afghan civilians in southeast
[Reuters]
Afghan journalist attacked with acid
[AP]
Scandal-hit India PM skirts major cabinet changes
[Reuters]

Middle East
Hariri tribunal: Saudi Arabia quits Lebanon mediation
[BBC]

Powers to press defiant Iran in nuclear row
[Reuters]
Insurgents Renew Attacks on Iraqi Security Troops
[NYT]
Lebanon Shows Shift of Influence in Mideast
[NYT]

Africa
Arab League chief says Tunisia is dire warning
[AP]
Tunisia probes foreign assets of deposed leader
[AP]
AU’s Odinga says Ivory Coast mediation fails
[Reuters]

DR Congo army commander ‘led mass rape’ in Fizi
[BBC]

Europe
Former Swiss banker linked to WikiLeaks goes on trial
[Reuters]
New UK law means queen’s secrets to stay that way
[AP]
UK unemployment total rises further
[BBC]
Ministers seek to answer critics as NHS bill published
[BBC]
Euro MPs adopt cross-border healthcare law
[BBC]
Germany approves anti-dioxin action plan
[Reuters]

Americas
Haiti election officials downplay OAS conclusion
[AP]

From 01/18 Bolivia launches coca leaf diplomatic offensive [BBC]
Deal ends Chile Magallanes gas protest
[BBC]

Domestic
SOTU: State of the Seating Chart
[WaPo]

Lieberman Is Said to Decide Against Seeking Re-Election to Senate in 2012
[Bloomberg]
Sen. Kent Conrad retirement boosts GOP Senate hopes
[Politico]
House Republicans Move to Dismantle Obama’s Health-Care Law
[Bloomberg]
Issa Said to Consider Focusing First Hearing on TARP Inspector’s Report
[Bloomberg]
FBI: Bomb found on MLK march route
[MSNBC]

Parenting by Gays More Common in the South, Census Shows
[NYT]
Goldman Sachs profits down by half on weak debt trading
[BBC]
Apple makes record profits of $6bn in last three months
[BBC]

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Daily International News 01.13.11

January 13, 2011

Daily International News
January 13, 2011

Global
Watchdog group: Freedom slipped worldwide in 2010
[AP]
Figures on Global Climate Show 2010 Tied 2005 as the Hottest Year on Record
[NYT]

Northeast Asia
China, Korea moves underscore rising food prices
[Reuters]
Koreas
N. Korean leader makes first public appearance of the year
[Yonhap]
US urges North Korea to get ‘serious’ on talks
[BBC]
SKorean police say Google violated laws
[AP]
N. Korea hosts first golf tournament: travel firms
[AFP]
China
India, China in new visa row over disputed state
[AP]
WikiLeaked: China’s next president lashed out in Mexico against ‘well fed foreigners’
[FP]
The Dangerous Chip on China’s Shoulder
[Time]
Confucius shows up on China’s Tiananmen Square
[AP]
Japan
Japanese military seeks greater cooperation with U.S.
[WaPo]
Gates drops hard line on unpopular US Okinawa base
[AP] and U.S. Will Defer to Japan on Moving Okinawa Base [NYT]
Japan PM to reshuffle Cabinet to push for reforms
[AP]

Middle East
Biden visits Iraq for talks on future relationship
[WaPo]
Hillary Clinton urges Middle Eastern states to open governments, economies
[LAT]
Talks on new Lebanon government to start Monday
[Reuters]
Iran’s nuclear sites tour proposal flounders
[Reuters]
Yemen and Turkey Deepen Ties With New Accords
[NYT]
Kuwaiti official visits Iraq, a 20-year first
[McClatchy]

Africa
Protester killed, journalist injured in Tunisia
[AP]
South Sudan vote will meet global standards – Carter
[Reuters]
Officials: UN air crew kidnapped in Darfur
[AP]
3 UN cars burned in latest Ivory Coast violence
[AP]
Nigeria’s ruling party to choose its candidate
[AP]
DR Congo soldiers arrested for rape
[BBC]

Europe
Belarus Intensifies Efforts Against Former Candidate
[NYT]
Irish police seize IRA dissidents’ weapons factory
[AP]
Italy: Court ruling weakens Berlusconi’s immunity
[AP]
David Cameron vows to keep Britain out of euro plans
[Guardian]

Americas
Cuba calls immigration talks with US ‘fruitful’
[AP]
2010 Brings Record Violence In Mexico’s Drug War
[Latin American Dispatch]
Brazil flood and mudslide deaths rise past 300 as search goes on
[BBC]

Domestic
Obama leads mourning of Arizona shooting victims
[Reuters]
Gabrielle Giffords’ condition continues to improve, doctor says
[LAT]
Issa Targets Obama Legislative Agenda With Panels on Economy, Bank Rescues
[Bloomberg]

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Daily International News 01.11.11

January 11, 2011

Daily International News
January 11, 2011

Northeast Asia
Koreas
NKorea accuses SKoreans of hacking into website
[AP]
Gates Warns of North Korea Missile Threat to U.S.
[NYT] and  Gates Sees More `Direct’ North Korean Threat to U.S. [Bloomberg]
N. Korea steps up push for talks with reluctant S. Korea
[Yonhap]
South Korea, Japan agree to boost defense cooperation
[Mainichi]
Column: Time for S.Korea to Develop Its Own Nuclear Arms
[Chosun]
Christian aid group launches major campaign for Christians in North Korea
[The Underground]
Tweeter indicted for praising North Korea
[Korea Times]
Asian Cup 2011 Group D Preview: Iraq – Iran, North Korea – UAE
[Goal.com]

China[PRC]/Taiwan[ROC]
Opinion: An American Message for the Chinese President
[WSJ]
Viewpoint: A new Sino-US high-tech arms race?
[BBC]
Gates says new Sino-US military talks could begin soon
[AP]
China confirms stealth jet test-flight-Gates
[Reuters]
China denies armed soldiers crossed into India
[AP]
Senior Chinese leader praises reform of press, publication industry
[Xinhua]
China fails on human rights plan: rights group
[AP] and China’s human rights ‘action plan’ short on any action, say rights groups [CSM]
Renault spy scandal: China denies involvement
[BBC]
China vows to crack down on copyright violations
[AP]
China overshoots 2010 lending and money supply targets
[BBC]
Taiwan centenary runs into identity problems
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Thais Call on Burma to Cease Artillery Fire
[Irrawaddy]
Cambodia charges two detained Thais with espionage
[BBC]
Scores missing in tsunami-like flood in Australia
[AP]
Qantas resuming Airbus A380 flights to US after blast
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Biden – U.S. could stay in Afghanistan beyond 2014
[Reuters]
Plan B in Afghanistan: Partition?
[Foreign Affairs]
Benazir son Bilawal condemns support for Taseer killer
[BBC]
Uzbeks ‘behind ethnic clashes in southern Kyrgyzstan’
[BBC]
Pope Benedict Urges Pakistan to Repeal Blasphemy Law
[NYT]

Middle East
Clinton, in Yemen, Promotes Alliance and Growth
[WSJ] and Clinton Has Busy Five Hours in Yemen [NYT]
Kuwaiti soldier killed in clash with Iraqi fishermen
[BBC]
Ties make Palestinian state a SAmerican priority
[AP]
Israel’s Rightward Lurch Scares Some Conservatives [TIME]
From 01.10 Iran Sentences Human Rights Lawyer to 11 Years in Jail [NYT]
Iran claims it has dismantled Israeli spy ring behind nuclear scientist’s death
[CSM]

Africa
Sudan: Bittersweet Moment As Abyei Attacks Leave 30 Dead
[All Africa]
Chinese observers see “peaceful” referendum in Sudan: FM spokesman
[Xinhua]
Ivory Coast unity cabinet possible, says UN ambassador
[BBC]
Tunisia closes schools, universities as UN calls for dialog
[Deutsche Welle]
Village attacks kill 18 in central Nigeria – police
[Reuters]
Nigeria’s Jonathan ‘can run’ in party primaries
[AFP]
Egypt condemns Vatican criticism on minorities
[Reuters]

Europe
Assange could face death penalty in U.S.: lawyers
[Reuters]
Sarkozy Brings Message on Dollar to U.S.
[NYT]
Spain’s Zapatero says Eta truce does not go far enough
[BBC]
Tainted Animal Feed Found in France and Denmark
[NYT]
Tensions Rise Before Portugal Auction
[WSJ]

Americas
Observers wait for Haiti president to take report
[AP]
IMF approves $72bn credit line for Mexico
[FT]

Domestic
In Wednesday speech in Arizona, Obama is seeking right tone
[WaPo]
Father of Shooting Suspect May Issue Statement
[WSJ]
Man Arrested in Denver for Threat to Shoot Aides to U.S. Senator Bennet
[Bloomberg]
From 01.10 Tom DeLay, former U.S. House leader, sentenced to 3 years in prison [WaPo]
Kagan writes her first opinion
[AP]
Obama 2.0: Who will fill the top jobs in foreign policy?
[FP]
State Dept. policy change the latest gay rights win: passports
[WaPo]
Declining for two decades, US abortion rate plateaus
[WaPo]
In search for Earth-size world, a historic first: Kepler finds rocky planet
[CSM]
The Verizon iPhone
[WaPo]
Winklevoss twins gamble $65m for Facebook fortune
[BBC]

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Daily International News 01.07.11

January 7, 2011

Daily International News
January 7, 2011

Northeast Asia
China
Chinese president to visit U.S. from Jan. 18 to 21: FM
[Xinhua]
US to renew military ties with a rising China
[AP]
China military modernisation gathers pace
[BBC]
China’s development of stealth fighter takes U.S. by surprise
[LA Times]
Koreas
What to get NKorean heir apparent on his birthday
[AP]
US envoy says he had productive talks on Koreas
[AP]
Two Koreas and U.S. militaries lower alert – report
[Reuters]
S. Korea repatriates 3 N. Koreans who strayed across sea border
[Yonhap]
Japan
Japan, U.S. agree to start work on setting new strategic goals
[Mainichi]
Japan to begin building facilities on southernmost island Okinotori
[Mainichi]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Indonesian police jailed for 10 years in terror trial
[BBC]
Floodwaters slowly recede in eastern Australia
[CNN]
Laos general and Hmong leader Vang Pao dies in exile
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Key Party Rejoins Pakistan’s Coalition
[NYT]
Kazakhstan: Nazarbayev rejects plan to scrap elections
[BBC]
Suicide attack kills 17 in southern Afghanistan
[AP]

Middle East
EU spurns offer of Iran nuclear sites tour
[BBC]
Mossad chief: Iran won’t go nuclear before 2015
[AP]
New Israeli military technology speeds up warfare
[AP]
Palestinians: Israeli troops mistakenly kill man
[AP]
Mubarak says Israel must revise position on talks, warns against new Gaza war
[Jordan Times]
In Iraq, apprehension ahead of speech by cleric Moqtada al-Sadr
[WaPo]

Africa
South Sudan holds final rallies ahead of secession vote
[BBC]
Ghana president questions Ivory Coast military option
[BBC]
Egypt on alert as Copts celebrate Christmas
[BBC]

Europe
UK air and rail terror threat level raised to severe, reports say
[Guardian]
Eurozone economy suffers growth slowdown
[BBC]
Germany halts poultry, pork, egg sales in scare
[AP]

Americas
Venezuela’s parliament opens amid protests, insults
[McClatchy]
Dominican Republic resumes deportation of Haitians
[BBC]
Brazil’s real eases after short-selling curbs
[FT]
Eight die as gunmen attack bus in Honduras
[BBC]

Domestic
Pentagon to cut spending by $78 billion, reduce troop strength
[WaPo]
U.S. Sends Warning to People Named in Cable Leaks
[NYT]
At Obama White House, Back to the Future
[NYT]
Bill Daley’s Real Agenda: Obama’s Reelection
[Daily Beast]
In another move to center, president to name Sperling as economic adviser
[Hill]
Veteran Journalist Thomas Resumes Column in News-Press
[FCNP]
US banks get nod for China securities
[FT]
Unemployment drops sharply to 9.4%
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 01.05.10

January 5, 2011

Daily International News
January 5, 2011

 

Chinese city of Harbin's ice festival is open now.

 

Northeast Asia
Koreas
NKorea calls for unconditional talks with South
[AP]
U.S. looks to China as talks begin on North Korea
[Reuters]
Analysis: Realism, not softening, seen in U.S.-North Korea moves
[Reuters]
Q+A: What keeps idea of North Korea “six-party” talks alive?
[Reuters]
China
China Rolls Out Its First Stealth Aircraft
[NYT]
U.S. downplays Chinese stealth fighter status
[Reuters]
Toshiba, China to co-develop nuclear reactor -Nikkei
[Reuters]
Police Officers Killed in Rare Burst of Gun Violence in China
[NYT]
World Bank issues bond denominated in Chinese yuan
[BBC]
China to let yuan rise 5 pct in 2011 -paper
[Reuters]
Japan
Japan in talks with U.S. over moving F-15 fighter drills to Guam
[Mainichi]
South Korea eyes military tie-up with Japan in non-combat areas
[Mainichi] and Japan to Propose Closer Military Ties With South Korea [NYT]
Japan wants to talk with China on rare earths – minister
[Reuters]

Southeast Asia
Philippine communist Ka Bart caught as truce ends
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan scholars warn against mourning slain governor
[Reuters]
US suspends military contractors in Afghanistan
[AP]
Afghanistan says attacks against VP thwarted
[AP]
Delhi Games chief Suresh Kalmadi faces detectives
[BBC]

Middle East
Russian president to visit Palestinian territories
[AP]
Israeli air strikes hit Gaza
[CNN]
WikiLeaks: Israel aimed to keep Gaza economy on brink of collapse
[Haaretz]
EU says IAEA should inspect Iran’s nuclear sites
[Reuters]
Iran offers India new way to buy oil
[UPI]
Shah of Iran’s son Alireza Pahlavi found dead at US home
[Guardian]
Turkish investigators find suspected mass grave
[AP]
Anti-US cleric Muqtada al-Sadr returns to Iraq
[AP]
Kuwait PM survives no-confidence vote
[AP]

Africa
Ivory Coast: Laurent Gbagbo maintains Ouattara blockade
[BBC]
Ouattara says no risk of civil war in Ivory Coast
[Reuters]
China to send observers to Sudan as Beshir softens stance
[RFI]
Southern Sudan returnees put a strain on limited resources
[CNN]
Zambia mine shooting: Chinese bosses miss court hearing
[BBC]

Europe
German dioxin scandal: animal feed additive tainted
[BBC]
Mysterious bird deaths, paralleling US, hit Sweden [BBC]

Domestic
In House, new Republican majority plans to act fast to undo Obama’s agenda
[WaPo]
Ten members to watch in the 112th Congress
[WaPo]
As Boehner Ascends, His Power Comes With Caveats
[NYT]
After losing House, Democrats will try new strategy: bipartisanship
[WaPo]
Robert Gibbs leaving the White House
[WaPo]
Who Will Fill Bob Gates’ Pentagon Office?
[TIME]
Pentagon Gets Approval for Modest Growth in Budget Plan for Fiscal 2012
[Bloomberg]
U.S. tells agencies: Watch ‘insiders’ to prevent new WikiLeaks
[MSNBC]
15-Year Sentence for 1968 Plane Hijacking
[NYT]
New edition removes Mark Twain’s ‘offensive’ words
[AP]

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January 3, 2011

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Daily International News
January 1, 2011

Northeast Asia
Asian manufacturing gap narrows
[CNN]
Koreas
SKorea talks tough but opens door to diplomacy
[AP]
South Korea tells Pyongyang door to dialogue open
[Reuters]
Kim Jong-un could be NK leader by end of 2011
[Korea Times]
N.Korean New Year’s Message Puts Stress on Economy
[Chosun]
Reps draft bill to tax all Koreans for reunification
[JoongAng]
South Korea tightens rules to combat illegal whaling
[BBC]

China
China ‘in nuclear power advance’
[BBC]
China Quietly Extends Footprints Into Central Asia
[NYT]
Gambling revenue soars in Macau
[BBC]

Japan
US-Japan discussed ‘action’ against anti-whalers
[AP]
Japan Keeps a High Wall for Foreign Labor
[NYT]
PM must invigorate Japanese diplomacy as global political landscape shifts in 2011
[Mainichi]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Australian flooding ‘to last weeks’
[BBC]
Landslides, floods kill 5 children in Philippines
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Afghan peace delegation heads for Pakistan talks
[Reuters]
Pakistan PM scrambles to keep govt from collapsing
[AP]
Afghan violence in 2010 kills thousands
[Reuters]

Middle East
U.S. renews Mideast peace bid after holiday break
[Reuters]
Aftenposten: Israel gears up for Iran attack
[AP]
Israeli troops kill Palestinian man at checkpoint in West Bank
[WaPo]
Report: Iran’s president fires 14 advisers
[AP]
Somali pirates seize Algerian-owned ship off Oman
[AP]
Egypt on high alert ahead of Coptic Christmas
[AFP]
Suicide car bomb kills 1 in Iraq
[AP]

Africa
Obama to increase engagement with Africa in 2011
[AP]
Peaceful Vote on Sudan Appears More Likely
[NYT]
African team ‘to offer amnesty’ to Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo
[BBC]
Nigerian militants deny role in deadly bombing
[AFP]

Europe
Aftenposten: Germany, US plan secret spy project
[AP]
Germany calls up last conscripts as army is reformed
[BBC]
Belarus faces criticism for throwing out E.U. watchdog
[WaPo]
VAT rise will hit families, warns Miliband
[BBC]

Americas
Chavez and Clinton shake hands amid diplomatic tension
[BBC]
Mexican cartel announces 1-month truce
[AP]
Strong earthquake strikes central Chile
[CNN]

Domestic
10 things to watch across government in 2011
[WaPo]
Top 10 questions for 2011
[Politico]
Austerity is first order for Boehner’s installation as House speaker
[WaPo]
Majority of RNC against Michael Steele
[Politico]
Darrell Issa reveals list of investigations
[Politico]
Obama Signs Bill to Aid Survivors, Emergency Services in Sept. 11 Attacks
[Bloomberg]
Gov. Schwarzenegger issues last day commutations
[AP]
US Navy investigating lewd videos aboard USS Enterprise
[BBC]
Goldman Invests in Facebook at $50 Billion Valuation
[NYT]
Facing Threat From WikiLeaks, BofA Plays Defense
[NYT]