Posts Tagged ‘mideast peace’

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Daily International News 12.07.10

December 7, 2010

Daily International News
December 7, 2010

WikiLeaks
WikiLeaks cables reveal secret Nato plans to defend Baltics from Russia
[Guardian]
WikiLeaks: US Senator Joe Lieberman suggests New York Times could be investigated
[Guardian]

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange refused bail
[BBC]
China says it hopes leaks do not hurt US ties
[AP]

Northeast Asia
Koreas
N.M. Gov. Bill Richardson may head to North Korea
[WaPo]

Clinton Cites China Role on North Korea; Mullen Heads to Region
[Bloomberg]
U.S., Allies Remain Opposed to Nuclear Talks with North Korea
[GSN]
Austrian convicted for yacht sale to North Korean leader
[Reuters]

North Korea Is Sign of Chilled U.S.-China Relations
[NYT]
SKorea to make islands near NKorea ‘fortresses’
[AP]

S.Korea live-fire drill enters second day
[AFP]

China
China to award prize to rival Nobel
[AP]

Nobel Peace Prize faces boycotts over Liu Xiaobo
[BBC]
Pacific commander calls for more Chinese influence
[AP]
China on path to redemption in Cancún
[Guardian]
China to choose Catholic heads; Vatican ties tense
[AP]

Japan
Japan, India pressed to curb child abductions
[AP]
Japan probe reaches Venus, prepares to enter orbit
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Senior US official visits Myanmar
[AP]

Michelle Yeoh discusses film role with Aung San Suu Kyi
[BBC]
Giant fossil bird found on ‘hobbit’ island of Flores
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Suicide attack on Balochistan chief minister’s convoy
[BBC]
Arrest Made in Afghan Disfigurement Case
[NYT]
Karzai abandons plan to scrap private security firms
[BBC]

Cameron ‘cautiously optimistic’ on Afghan pullout
[AFP]

Middle East
Iran nuclear talks: New round agreed in Geneva
[BBC]
Israel: US too consumed by WikiLeaks to talk peace
[AP]

Egypt election: Hosni Mubarak’s NDP sweeps second round
[BBC]
Shark attacks not linked to Mossad says Israel
[BBC]

Africa
Nigeria graft agency charges Dick Cheney, Halliburton boss
[Reuters]
West Africa bloc recognises Ouattara as Ivory Coast leader
[Reuters]
Ivory Coast deadlock: Food shortages and price rises
[BBC]

Europe
EU agrees to back Russia’s WTO entry
[Reuters]
Irish Republic budget: Taxes and cuts unveiled
[BBC]
Pisa literacy survey: Finland loses top spot to Asians
[BBC]

Domestic
Pearl Harbor survivors gather 69 years later
[AP]

Northeast, Midwest to Lose Clout as U.S. Redraws House Seats
[Bloomberg]
Citigroup stake sale creates $12bn profit for US
[BBC]
Obama Confronts Pushback From Democrats Over Tax Deal
[Bloomberg]
Obama Summons CEOs to White House for Talks
[Bloomberg]
Elizabeth Edwards Stops Cancer Treatment
[Daily Beast]

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Daily International News 11.22.10

November 22, 2010

Daily International News
November 22, 2010

NATO Lisbon Summit
NATO adopts transition plan for Afghan war
[WaPo]
Obama, Medvedev meet on sidelines of NATO summit
[CNN]

Northeast Asia
Koreas
Op-ed: Review U.S. policy toward North Korea
[WaPo]
South Korea Digests News of North’s Nuclear Site
[NYT]
U.S. open to North Korea talks despite nuclear advances
[Reuters]
Possible new sanctions for uranium
[JoongAng]
S. Korea might consider reintroducing U.S. tactical nuclear arms
[Xinhua]
US teen protests in Beijing for NKorea peace park
[AP]
North Korea Nuclear Déjà Vu
[Time]
North Korea: Are alarm bells ringing?
[BBC]

Japan
Japan justice minister quits over jokes about job
[AP]

China
Op-ed: Honoring Liu Xiaobo
[NYT]
China rescues 29 miners trapped in a flash flood
[Telegraph]

Southeast Asia
Myanmar democracy leader Suu Kyi’s son given visa
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Obama Rejects Push From Karzai to Reduce Raids in Afghan War
[WSJ]
Afghan poll candidates disqualified
[Al Jazeera] and Caught on Tape, a Snippet of Afghan Voting Fraud [NYT]

Middle East
Palestinian Leader Insists on Halt to Settlements
[NYT]
Israeli bill could threaten future peace deals
[AP]
Israel begins work on Egypt border fence
[AP]
Evidence links Hezbollah to Hariri death
[WaPo]
Magazine details al Qaeda cargo plane plots
[CNN]
Saudi king heads to US for medical tests
[AP]
Iran announces massive oil discovery
[Tehran Times]

Africa
Sudan’s NCP threatens to reject referendum result
[Reuters]
Congo ex-VP Bemba on trial in Hague for war crimes
[Reuters]
23 people killed in Somalia weekend fighting
[AP]
28 al-Qaida linked members surrender in Mauritania
[AP]

Europe
U.S. allies in Europe concerned about a possible failure of New START
[WaPo]
Gates says START a centerpiece of ties with Russia
[Reuters]
Pope says male prostitutes using condoms justifiable to halt spread of HIV
[WaPo]
Irish to shrink, merge banks as part of bailout
[AP]

Americas
Mired in Crises, Haiti Struggles to Focus on Election
[NYT]
Gunmen kill ex-governor in western Mexico state
[AP]

Domestic
‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ study to be released day earlier than planned
[WaPo]
Obama’s 2012 re-election prospects uncertain – poll
[Reuters]
Op-ed: Obama’s foreign policy needs an update
[WaPo]
Republicans’ 2012 dark horse still has no name
[WaPo]
Carbon emissions set to be highest in history
[Independent]
Forecasters See U.S. Economy Still Sluggish in 2011
[WSJ]
Record U.S. Exports Reflect Midwest Boom With 3.7% Unemployment
[Bloomberg]
Enhanced pat-downs necessary for now, TSA chief says
[CNN]

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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 11.09.10

November 9, 2010

Daily International News
November 9, 2010

Northeast Asia
G20
Victor Cha on The G20: Down to the Wire
[Chosun]
China and Germany slam U.S. policy before G20 summit
[Reuters]
N. Korea mocks S. Korea for raising terrorism alert ahead of G-20
[Yonhap]

China
Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo’s lawyer ‘to sue China’
[BBC]
China bars lawyer from attending London conference
[AP]
China asks Japan not to attend Nobel peace award
[Reuters]
Cameron’s visit ‘fruitful’, says Chinese premier
[BBC]
China stops blocking harsh North Korea report – U.N. envoys
[Reuters]

Koreas
South Korea Drops Its Call for Apology From North
[NYT]
IAEA Chief Calls on Iran, N. Korea to Dispel Concerns About Nuke Programs
[VOA]
For U.S., Korea free-trade agreement could be backdoor to China
[WaPo]

Japan
Tokyo hails announcement that Chinese president will attend APEC summit
[Mainichi]
Knife found under seats on Delta flight to Japan
[AP]

Southeast Asia
Obama arrives in Indonesia; volcano may shorten stay
[WaPo]
Obama pledges closer ties on return to Indonesia
[BBC]
Pro-military party ‘wins’ Burmese election
[BBC]
20,000 Myanmar refugees start heading home
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Change Will Not Come Easily to the Security Council
[NYT]
Poll: Majority of Afghans back talks with Taliban
[AP]
Afghan police arrest suspected insurgent on plane
[AP]

Middle East
Netanyahu Says Iran Must Be Shown Strike Possible
[Bloomberg]
Obama voices concerns about Mideast peace talks
[AP]
Iran pushes for nuclear talks in Turkey
[LAT]
Sen. Kerry: Israel, Turkey must overcome tensions
[AP]
Jordanians vote in parliamentary election
[BBC]

Africa
Libya leader Gaddafi orders release of 19 journalists
[BBC]
Search for 7 foreign hostages after Nigeria offshore attack
[AFP]
Africa: EU-India Deal Could Threaten Access to Essential HIV Drugs
[All Africa]
Bozize to run for re-election in Central African Republic
[AFP]
South Africa fury at inaction over school gang-rape
[BBC]

Europe
French detain 5 suspects in terror network probe
[AP]
Berlusconi on the brink
[Euronews]
After the Pension Fight, Can Sarkozy Rebound?
[Time]

Americas
Cholera confirmed for resident of Haiti’s capital
[AP]
Castro calls rare Cuba communist party congress
[BBC]

Domestic
New GOP governors will affect health law
[WaPo]
Watchdog report targets New Jersey governor
[WaPo]
Five Somali men face first recent US piracy trial
[BBC]
Bush admits mistakes, defends decisions
[MSNBC]
BP May Pay Billions for ‘Missed Signals’ That Led to Disaster
[Bloomberg]
Ex-CEO says BP was unprepared for oil spill
[AP]
Travel delays for Northern Virginia Muslims heading to Mecca
[WaPo]
Obama defends Federal Reserve’s $600 billion bid to boost economic recovery
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 09.27.10

September 27, 2010

Daily International News
September 27, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
Delegates Arrive for N. Korea Meeting
[NYT] and Delegates gather in NKorea for political meeting [AP]
Special security team set up for Kim Jong-il’s son
[JAIB]
China/Japan
Japan, China test each other’s diplomatic resolve
[AP] and Japan seeks damages as China trawler row lingers [Reuters]
Russia prepares to open oil pipeline to China
[Reuters]
Shippers say China slows handling of Japan goods
[AP]
From 09.26 China imposes anti-dumping duties on U.S. chicken products [Xinhua]
China police investigate ‘black jails’ for protesters
[BBC]
China to stick with one-child policy
[AP]

South/Southeast/Central Asia
SE Asia
US: Inverted Philippine flag was `honest mistake’
[AP]
Cambodia launches 5-year plan to tackle corruption
[Reuters]
Afghanistan
Woodward: Military thwarted president seeking choice in Afghanistan
[WaPo]
U.S. Probes Karzai’s Kin
[WSJ]
Pakistan/India
Nuclear-armed Pakistan chairs board of U.N. atom body
[Reuters]
Pakistan protests NATO airstrikes on its territory
[AP]
In Bid to Restore Calm, Indian Government Reopens Schools in Kashmir
[NYT]

Middle East
Israeli building ban ends
[WaPo]
Palestinians wait on decision to quit peace talks
[AP]
Mideast Talks Teeter as the Settlement Freeze Expires
[NYT]
Palestinian leader Abbas in Paris over peace talks
[Xinhua]
Activists expect Israel to stop Gaza-bound boat
[AP]
From 09.26 Omanis Arrive in Iran to Aid 2 U.S. Hikers, Paper Reports [NYT]

Africa
UN relief as Rwanda ‘drops Darfur peacekeeper threat’
[BBC]
Somali pirates leave Greek-operated vessel
[Reuters]

Europe/UK
New Labour Leader Looks to ‘Middle England’
[NYT]
Romanian minister quits over police protests
[FT]
Sweden’s Greens still spurn centre-right government
[Reuters]
Karadzic defends himself at Srebrenica war crimes trial
[CNN]
Pressure Intensifies on Irish Government
[WSJ]
Segway owner dies after falling off river cliff
[AP]

Americas/Domestic
Chavez allies win congressional majority in vote
[AP]
U.S. Wants to Make It Easier to Wiretap the Internet
[NYT]
Obama: D.C. schools don’t measure up to his daughters’ private school
[WaPo]
Tax-cuts vote unlikely until after elections
[WashTimes]

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Daily International News 06.11.10

June 11, 2010

Daily International News
June 11, 2010

International
New UN climate text omits deepest 2050 carbon cuts [Reuters]

Northeast Asia
Op-Ed: The Okinawa Question [NYT]
Pyongyang Shifts Rhetoric at Home [WSJ]
Spreading thoughts of freedom among North Koreans [WaPo]
Taiwan pulls movies from Shanghai festival [AP]
Court cuts former Taiwan president’s sentence [AP]
Man sentenced to death for China school stabbings [Reuters]

Central/South Asia
26 killed, 450 hurt in new wave of Kyrgyz unrest [AP]
Kyrgyzstan declares state of emergency after fatal rioting [Guardian]
Bomb kills 9 in Afghan south: provincial official [AFP]

Iran [sanctions related]
Ahmadinejad calls UN resolution ‘worthless paper’ [AP]
Iran sanctions ‘will not affect’ Russia missile deal [BBC]
Turkey Is Committed to Western Ties, Erdogan Says [WSJ]
Op-Eds
Beyond Iran Sanctions, Plans B, C, D and … [NYT]
The Myth of Iran’s Isolation [WaPo]

Middle East [non-sanctions related]
Attack on military convoy injures 14 in east Turkey [Reuters]
Abbas: Hope eroding for two-state Mideast solution [Reuters]
Iran expects to hold trial soon for 3 Americans [AP]
Iran opposition calls off election anniversary rally [LAT]
Iraqi merger forms new Shia bloc, the National Alliance [BBC]
Six killed in Iraq violence [AFP]

Africa
South Africa’s Hopes Extend Beyond Field [NYT]
In preparation for World Cup, the poor in Cape Town are being relocated [WaPo]
Darfur Jem rebels free Sudan government soldiers [BBC]
Swiss held for nearly 2 years in Libya released [AP]
Finnish court sentences Rwandan pastor to life [Reuters]

Europe
Pope begs forgiveness, promises action on abuse [AP]

Americas/Domestic
New Estimates Double Rate of Oil That Flowed Into Gulf [NYT]
White House requests meeting with BP’s senior executives [WaPo]
2,200 arrested in U.S. crackdown on Mexican drug cartels [WaPo]
Chaos at Arlington Cemetery: Mismarked graves, dumping of urns [WaPo]

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Daily International News 06.02.10

June 2, 2010

Daily International News
June 2, 2010

Northeast Asia
Japan PM quits with FinMin Kan frontrunner for job
[Reuters]
Op-ed: Revolving door keeps turning in Japan [FT]
Op-ed: How Will Hatoyama Move Affect Global Relations? [WSJ]
N. Korea’s Kim Jong-il resurfaces after disappearing amid tension
[Yonhap]
South Koreans vote for local offices amid tensions
[AP]
S. Korea, U.S. mil-mil exercises in Yellow Sea next week
[Yonhap]

China/HK
China says no thanks to US defense chief
[AP]
Chinese premier starts two-day visit to Myanmar
[Xinhua]
China to further bilateral ties with Japan: FM
[Xinhua]
China cartoon brings reminder of Tiananmen, erased
[AP]
‘Goddess of Democracy’ creator deported, says lawmaker
[SCMP]
Foxconn raises worker pay by 30 pct after suicides
[AP]
Apple boss defends conditions at iPhone factory
[BBC]

Southeast/Central Asia
Thai PM survives confidence vote over Bangkok protests
[BBC]
Taliban Attacks Shake Afghan Peace Gathering
[NYT]

Middle East
Iran Says New sanctions could mean confrontation
[AFP]
Israel deports all activists from Gaza-bound ships
[AP]
Obama speaks with Turkish prime minister about flotilla raid
[CNN]
Mideast Peace Push May Survive Raid on Gaza Activists
[Bloomberg]
Gaza Situation ‘Unsustainable,’ Clinton Says as Ship Approaches
[Bloomberg]

Africa
Libyan executions of foreigners are condemned
[BBC]
US court rules ex-Somali PM can be sued over torture
[BBC]
Liberia sends seven to US on cocaine-smuggling charges
[BBC]

Europe
David Cameron’s first PMQ’s as Prime Minister [Times UK]
Balkan hopefuls meet EU leaders in Sarajevo [BBC]
Russia launching 520-day Mars mission simulation
[AP]
Polish Pilot Saw Chance of Landing
[NYT]
‘Morally bankrupt’ Sarah Ferguson weeps on Oprah
[Times UK]
Body of gunman found after Cumbria shootings
[Times UK]

Americas/Domestic
Cancun mayor charged with ties to drug cartels
[AP]
BP Gulf Spill Prompts Criminal, Civil Investigations by U.S.
[Bloomberg]
Gores Announce They’re Separating After 40 Years of Marriage
[Bloomberg]
Party switcher Parker Griffith, Rep. Arthur Davis lose in Alabama primaries
[WaPo]