Posts Tagged ‘mideast’

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Daily International News 05.20.11

May 20, 2011

Daily International News
May 20, 2011

Analysis of Obama Middle East Policy Speech
Think Tanks
Mideast Speech: Strong Rhetoric, Weak Plan
[CFR]
Global
Analysis: Arabs see Obama speech as late, not enough
[Reuters]
Analysis: Palestinians win Obama ’67 lines mention
[AP]
Obama speech greeted with wariness, apathy in Mideast
[WaPo]
Op-eds/Editorials
NYT Editorial: Peace and Change
[NYT]
NYT Opinion: Welcome Palestinian Unity
[NYT]
Obama’s Mideast peace gaffe
[WaPo]
WaPo Editorial: The news in Obama’s speech
[WaPo]
WaPo Opinion: Obama’s Mideast policy looks good — on paper
[WaPo]
Politicians
Obama “does not understand reality” – Netanyahu
[Reuters]
Romney: Obama ‘threw Israel under the bus’
[AP]

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan approves plan to join child custody pact
[AP]  
Japan utility head resigns over nuclear crisis
[AP]
Japan’s central bank keeps key rate at near zero
[AP]
China
Pakistan minister: China providing 50 fighter jets
[AP]
China alleges huge tax evasion by artist Ai Weiwei
[AP]
Analysis: Hard choices for US on Taiwan arms sales
[AP]
Taiwan spy case: General Lo Hsien-che ‘had China links’
[BBC]
Factbox – Ties between North Korea and China
[Reuters]
Koreas
Confusion over North Korean leader’s China visit
[BBC]
NKorean leader Kim Jong Il in China, reports say
[AP] and North Korean leader makes surprise visit to China – media [Reuters]
NK leader Kim Jong-il, not his heir-apparent son Jong-un, visiting China: source
[Yonhap]
North Korean Missile Reach Will Extend to U.S.: Senior Intel Official
[GSN]
US envoy presses Myanmar on N.Korea ties
[AFP]
N. Korea reportedly purged senior intelligence official
[Yonhap]
‘US evangelist beaten up in N Korea’
[The News]

South/Central Asia
Al-Qaida considered oil tankers as terror targets
[AP]
Pakistan Taliban says attacked U.S. consulate convoy
[Reuters]
Tamil Tiger faction head questioned in Norway-Sri Lankan media
[Reuters]

Middle East
Iran’s President to Lead Next OPEC Meeting
[NYT]
Syrian troops fire during protests; 9 killed
[AP]
Yemeni president calls for early elections
[AP]

Africa
Kept in chains: Mental illness rampant in Somalia
[AP]
Jon Huntsman: Libya action a mistake
[POLITICO]
NATO hits 3 ports to protect rebel-held port
[AP]
South African photographer missing in Libya believed dead
[Reuters]
South Africa commuter train crash injures more than 700
[Reuters]

Europe
European support rising for Lagarde’s IMF bid
[AP]  
At I.M.F., Men on Prowl and Women on Guard
[NYT]
Belarus’ ex-presidential candidates sentenced
[AP]
Spain PM mum on breaking up pre-election protests
[AP]
Queen to visit Cashel, Cork to end Irish trip
[AP]
Vatican slams new pope John Paul sculpture
[AP]

Americas
Honduran president returns to Honduras on May 28
[AP]
Uruguay’s Congress upholds military amnesty
[AP]
Official: Prison fire kills 14 inmates in Mexico
[AP]

Domestic
Obama, Netanyahu face tense meeting on Mideast
[Reuters]
Opinion: Ties that bind Defense, State
[POLITICO]
Leaders reach Patriot Act deal
[POLITICO]
Group Unleashes Early Ad Against Romney
[NYT]
New Hampshire, meet Jon Huntsman
[WaPo]
Senate Dems launch ’12 money race
[POLITICO]
Sarah Palin: ‘Fire in the belly’ is there
[POLITICO]
Some FBI agents are angered by plan to extend tenure of Director Robert Mueller
[WaPo]
Unemployment falls in three-quarters of US states
[AP]
BP gets $1 bln settlement from Gulf well partner
[AP]
Stocks boosted by LinkedIn initial offering splash
[AP]
Oil bounces around $99 on volatile dollar
[AP]
Poll: Majority back gay marriage
[POLITICO]
Gore claims Murdoch is blocking Current over Olbermann hire
[POLITICO]

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Daily International News 01.03.11

January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!

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]

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Daily International News 12.10.10

December 10, 2010

Daily International News
December 10, 2010

Nobel Peace Prize/Liu Xiaobo
Xinhua: Insult of the Nobel Peace Prize
[Xinhua]
At Peace Prize Ceremony, Winner’s Chair Stays Empty
[NYT]
Nobel head: Liu’s prize based on “universal values”
[Reuters]
Witness – Memories of Sakharov, another absent Nobel winner
[Reuters]
China clamps down on dissidents, media ahead of Nobel
[AFP]
Serbia reverses Nobel boycott
[AP]
Speaker Nancy Pelosi attends Nobel ceremony
[USA Today]

Northeast Asia
What I Found in North Korea
by Siegfried Hecker [Foreign Affairs]
North Korea says forced to build nuclear might – report
[Reuters]
Senior Chinese Official Meets North Korean Leader
[NYT]
SKorea says reunification with North not long off
[AP]
Colombo denies North Korean arms purchase
[TamilNet]
North Korea focus means Jim Webb sure to run
[Politico]
China hikes bank reserve ratio in fight against inflation
[Xinhua]

Southeast Asia
WikiLeaks cables suggest Burma is building secret nuclear sites
[Guardian]
Myanmar’s Suu Kyi, US official discuss sanctions
[AP]

South/Central Asi
Wikileaks: Pakistan hoaxed by bogus anti-India cables [BBC]
India offers olive branch at UN climate talks
[AFP]
Suicide attack kills 2 civilians in Afghanistan
[AP]

Middle East
U.S. debates role in Mideast peace effort
[LAT]
Gates Meets With Emirates Counterpart
[NYT]
Iran state TV ‘films new stoning woman confession’
[BBC]
Saudi pro-democracy group plans first sit-in
[AP]

Africa
African Union suspends Ivory Coast amid political chaos
[CNN]
Mozambique becoming major drug transit hub: WikiLeaks
[Reuters]

Europe
British Parliament approves tuition hike despite widespread student protests
[WaPo]
Student fees protest: Questions on police handling after Prince car attacked
[BBC]
Former WikiLeaks worker: rival site under way
[AP]
Kremlin aide says Medvedev wants second term – report
[Reuters]
Gorbachev warns about Russia’s stability
[AP]
Croatian police issue arrest warrant for ex-PM
[AP]
Berlusconi battles back from brink in Italy
[AP]
Bankers’ bonuses to face limits in Europe
[BBC]

Americas
Haiti candidates move toward direct confrontation
[AP]
Palin to visit Haiti for humanitarian effort
[AP]
US cable: Cuba to be insolvent within 2-3 years
[AP]
Mexico police break Morelia drug gang blockade
[BBC]

Domestic
Making Sense of the 111th Congress as the End Nears
[NYT]
Pact Lifts Limits on Civilian Nuclear Projects With Russia
[NYT]
Senate delivers potentially fatal blow to ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ repeal efforts
[WaPo]
Obama, Bill Clinton to meet Friday
[WaPo]
2012 White House Hopefuls Watch and Wait
[WSJ]
Could a Democrat challenge Obama?
[WaPo]
Obama Directing Staff to Look at Options for U.S. Tax Overhaul
[Bloomberg]
Obama family lights the National Christmas Tree
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 11.15.10

November 15, 2010

Daily International News
November 15, 2010

POTUS Asia Trip Wrap-Up
Obama Returns From Asia Confronted With Unfinished Business
[Bloomberg]
Back from Asia, Obama weighs strategic partnerships, China’s economic muscle
[CSM]
CSM Op-ed: Obama in Japan: what a difference a bad year makes
[CSM] and CSM Op-ed: US-Japan alliance is ripe for renewal [CSM]
Obama, Bush and America’s Limits
[Time]
Obama’s Asian trip shows limits on global stage
[AP]
No concrete plans from APEC summit
[IHT]
China Yuan Falls After G-20, APEC Meetings; Central Parity Higher
[WSJ]

Northeast Asia
Korea
N.Korea ‘Building Nuclear Reactor’
[Chosun]
Number of NKorean defectors to SKorea tops 20,000
[AP]
N. Korea begins mass-producing cell phones: report
[Yonhap]
Kim Jong-un Marks 50 Days in the Limelight
[Chosun]
South Korea basks in growing global role after G20
[Reuters]

China
Zakaria Op-ed: A ‘hedge’ strategy toward China
[WaPo]

Japan
Japan is test case for Pac Rim free trade zone
[AP]
Japan economy in surprise growth
[BBC]
Samuelson Op-ed: How to avoid Japan’s economic mistakes
[WaPo]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Suu Kyi Calls for Freedom, Reconciliation in Speech
[Bloomberg]
Aung San Suu Kyi aims for peaceful revolution
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
US to present Afghan pullout plan
[Al Jazeera]
Afghan Taliban reject talks, again, violence soars
[Reuters]
Petraeus warns Afghans about Karzai’s criticism of U.S. war strategy
[WaPo]
NATO, Russia to cooperate in Afghan war
[AP]
Indian parliament adjourned over telecoms ‘scam’ uproar
[BBC]

Middle East
Netanyahu lobbies his Cabinet on U.S. peace talk incentives
[LAT]
Palestinians slam U.S. incentives to Israel for freezing settlement
[Xinhua]
Iran: Arms seized in Nigeria a ‘misunderstanding’
[AP]
Eyeing Iran, Israel slates missile shield for 2015
[Reuters]
Muslims on hajj in Saudi Arabia ascend holy mount
[AP]
Muslim cleric Omar Bakri Muhammad arrested in Lebanon
[BBC]

Africa
South Sudan leader Salva Kiir urges massive vote
[BBC]
Guinea protesters contest presidential poll
[AP]
Somali pirates release British couple held for more than a year
[CSM]

Europe
Sarkozy Appoints a More Rightist Cabinet in Reshuffle
[NYT]
Merkel acknowledges disappointment with gov’t
[AP]
Rebels pull out of Berlusconi government
[Reuters]
Official to AP: Rolls-Royce replacing A380 engines
[AP]
Greece’s budget deficit worsens
[BBC]
Irish in crisis talks with EU nations, refuse aid
[AP]

Americas
Cuba frees the first of 13 political prisoners
[AP]
Mexico hotel blast kills 5 Canadians, 2 Mexicans
[AP]
Haiti cholera death toll tops 900
[BBC]
Troop pull-out urged in Nicaragua-Costa Rica border row
[BBC]

Domestic
Clinton and Gates Op-ed: Why the Senate should ratify New START
[WaPo]
Opinion | One and done: To be a great president, Obama should not seek reelection in 2012
[WaPo]
Live-Blogging the Rangel Hearing: Rangel Walks Out
[NYT]
Mulligans: Secretary of State Cantor charts new Mideast policy
[WaPo]
McCain wants study of ‘don’t ask’ repeal on troop morale
[WaPo]
Report: More Chinese students studying in US
[AP]
The Year’s Top 10 Highest Paid CEOs
[WSJ]
The Economy: The Republican Party’s One-Note Agenda
[Time]

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Daily International News 11.11.10

November 11, 2010

Daily International News
November 11, 2010

G20
Obama’s G-20 Misfire
[Daily Beast]
Pessimism pervades as G20 leaders show sharp split
[AP]
Koreans Should Take Pride in the G20 Summit
[Chosun]

Northeast Asia
Koreas
Obama Speech Marks Shift on North Korea
[NYT]
North Korea Exports $100 Million a Year in Arms, UN Report Says
[Bloomberg]
Pritchard reports work on NKorea’s Yongbyon building
[JoongAng]
N. Korea proposes talks on Mount Kumgang on Nov. 19: ministry
[Yonhap]
South Korea, U.S. fail to resolve trade deal row
[Reuters]
China
China’s monitoring of activists surges post-Nobel
[AP]
Obama: US, China relationship stronger
[AP] and China, U.S. presidents agree to further boost ties [Xinhua]
China inflation jumps to 25-month high in October
[AP]
Mounting inflation pressure tests Chinese policy makers
[Xinhua]

Southeast Asia
Burma court rejects Suu Kyi appeal
[BBC]
Australia refugee law case trumps government policy
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
India for UNSC: Pakistan cabinet criticises US support
[India Times]
Pirates hijack ship near India with 31 crew aboard
[AP]
Reports: Bomb rocks Pakistan’s largest city
[AP]
U.K. Commander Offers Different Afghan Timetable
[WSJ]
Audio recording reveals fraud in Afghan election
[AP]

Middle East
Iraq deadlock ends, al-Maliki to stay on as PM
[AP]
U.S. Blocks Iran’s Bid for a U.N. Board Seat
[NYT]
Iran accuses IAEA of leaking information to US
[AP]
Clinton seeks ‘way forward’ in stalled Mid-East talks
[BBC]
Hamas and Fatah fail to reach agreement
[Reuters]

Africa
Emergency polio campaign in 3 African nations
[AP]
Five Somalis deny US piracy charges
[BBC]
Tropical disease kills 300 in Southern Sudan
[AP]

Europe
ANALYSIS-UN watchdog may struggle to cope with atom revival
[Reuters]
Russian ‘double agent’ named by Moscow newspaper
[BBC]
Iceland investigates possible US embassy spying
[AP]
Italy rivals fail to break political deadlock
[Reuters]
Michelle Obama honors US troops in Germany
[AP]

UK
Facing austerity, Britain proposes cuts in welfare and education
[NYT]
UK PM calls for prosecutions after violent demo
[AP]
Nick Clegg regrets signing anti-tuition fees pledge
[BBC]
Britain to Tape Traders’ Cell Phones to Fight Fraud
[NYT]

Americas/Domestic
Foreign media ‘focus too much on Mexico drug violence’
[BBC]
Kerry says December looks good for New START
[FP]
Sources: Pentagon group finds there is minimal risk to lifting gay ban during war
[WaPo]
F.D.A. Unveils Proposed Graphic Warning Labels for Cigarette Packs
[NYT]
White House Gives In On Bush Tax Cuts
[HuffPo]
Rifle squad honors vets with 57,000 goodbyes
[AP]
A Careless Man: What the Bush Memoir Reveals
[Time]
Christine O’Donnell fighting ‘late night terrorism’ from Bill Maher
[WaPo]
Michele Bachmann drops leadership bid
[Politico]

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Daily International News 10.29.10

October 29, 2010

Happy (almost) Halloween!

Daily International News
October 29, 2010

International
UN summit poised to seal pact on biodiversity
[AFP]

POTUS Asia Trip
Obama to talk up jobs on India trip
[FT]
What Obama can accomplish in India
[WaPo]
Obama in India: A high-tech trade agreement could change the playing field
[Asia Sentinel]
Obama not visiting Hiroshima, Nagasaki during Japan trip: official
[Mainichi]

Northeast Asia
Koreas
North Korea troops ‘fire into South Korea’
[BBC]
DPRK accuses South Korea of rejecting dialogue, contact
[Xinhua]
From 10/27 Activist Tells of Torture in North Korea Prison [NYT]
High-Ranking North Korean Military Official to Arrive in Cuba on Thursday
[Cuba News Agency]
WH: North Korean leadership transition in early stages
[Reuters]

Japan/China
Japanese ship intercepts ballistic missile in test
[AP]
Japan and China island row flares at ASEAN summit
[BBC] and Japanese statements violate China’s sovereignty, territorial integrity [Xinhua]
China says no to Kan, Wen bilateral
[Reuters]
ASEAN to bring in US as counterbalance to China
[AP]
Upcoming G20 summit an unprecedented test of China’s diplomatic stance
[Mainichi]
Chinese court denounces awarding of Nobel prize
[AP]
Amid disputes, US seeks common ground with China
[AP]
Clinton Presses, Courts Beijing
[WSJ]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Burma court hears Suu Kyi appeal
[BBC]
Clinton: US will push for UN commission on Myanmar
[AP]
Singapore Tightens Trading Rules With Iran, North Korea
[WSJ]
Government considers relocations after Indonesian tsunami
[CNN]
Hobbit legislation passed in New Zealand
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Wikipedia to open first office outside the US in India
[BBC]
Pakistan flood food running out, warns UN
[BBC]
Russia, US collaborate in Afghan drug raid
[AP]

Middle East
Iran ready for nuclear talks after November 10
[Reuters]
Egypt’s FM: No breakthrough in Mideast talks
[AP]
Hezbollah calls for boycott of UN Hariri tribunal
[AP]
Turkish presidential reception challenges headscarf ban
[BBC]

Africa
Botched Sudan referendum could reignite war: report
[Reuters]
Somali Islamists Kill Two Girls Branded Spies
[NYT]
Obama urges ‘peaceful and transparent’ Ivory Coast vote
[AFP]

Europe
Eurozone jobless total rises above 10%
[FT]
David Cameron claims EU budget success
[BBC]
Minister: French troops may withdraw from Afghanistan in 2011
[CNN]
France firm on burqa ban despite bin Laden threat
[AP]
Reports: Russia’s Bulava test-fire a success
[AP]

Americas
Canada cuts ties with North Korea
[AFP]
9 policemen killed in ambush in western Mexico
[AP]
Cholera’s spread raises calls to stall the election
[Miami Herald]

Domestic
Halliburton Spill Liability May Rise on BP Well Report
[Bloomberg]
Jobless Likely to Shun Election That Is Focused on Their Plight
[Bloomberg]
US economic growth rate quickens
[BBC]
Newt Gingrich: Out of the wilderness and into the mix for 2012
[WaPo]
Michelle Rhee outspoken to the end of her tenure as D.C. schools chancellor
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 10.22.10

October 22, 2010

Daily International News
October 22, 2010

International
G20 finance ministers resist US pressure over trade
[BBC]

Northeast Asia
Koreas
US admiral warns against another NKorea nuke test
[AP]
S.Korea cannot rule out N.Korea nuclear test
[AFP]
Forum on North Korea scheduled in Palo Alto
[Mercury News]

China/Taiwan
Op-ed: Havel/Tutu: If China frees Nobel winner, it will show its strength [WaPo]
Tokyo urges Japan, China to avoid tit-for-tat claims
[Reuters]
More Tibetan students ‘take to streets over reforms’
[BBC]
Baidu search engine’s profits more than double
[BBC]
China prompts rare earth consumers to look elsewhere
[Reuters] and Japan plans to mine rare earth metals in Vietnam [AP]
China Courts Secessionists In Sudan, Breaking a Mold
[WSJ]
7 dead, 25 missing after typhoon hits Taiwan
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
UN casts doubt over Burma election
[BBC]
Indonesia confirms Papua torture
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
US to announce major military aid package for Pakistan
[BBC]
Pakistani Troops Linked to Abuses Will Lose Aid
[NYT]
Attacks on soldiers, mosque kill 9 in Pakistan
[AP]
Afghan insurgents dismiss peace talks
[Reuters]
Afghan Aid Groups Plan to Leave Over Karzai Decree
[WSJ]
Taliban hit NATO convoy in Afghanistan, killing 3
[AP]
Communists in India Fight to Hold On to Mission
[NYT]

Middle East
Report: Berlusconi doubts effect of Iran sanctions
[AP]
American Iran Embargo Thwarted When Smugglers Ship Made-In-USA
[Bloomberg]
Iraq’s Maliki finishes Mideast tour, seeks support for 2nd term
[WaPo]
Settlers Race to Build Units in West Bank
[NYT]
Influence Of Israel’s Leftist Peace Movement Wanes
[NPR]
Turkish police arrest 5 al Qaeda suspects
[Reuters]

Africa
Niger junta confirms it crushed coup attempt
[Reuters]
Guinea presidential run-off election in doubt
[BBC]

Europe
Police clear refinery as French unions defiant
[Reuters]
France forced to import electricity
[Telegraph]
UK nuclear submarine grounded in accident
[AP]

Americas
Cuba agrees to release five more dissidents
[BBC]
Cholera outbreak hits rural Haiti – 142 dead
[AP]

Domestic
Former president Clinton on mission to rescue Democratic Party in fall elections
[WaPo]
Where President Obama is headed (and what it means)
[WaPo]
AP source: McDonough to be No. 2 security adviser
[AP]
WikiLeaks near release of secret US war documents
[AP]
Costly virtual border fence in tatters
[LA Times]
Barney Frank Lends to Campaign to Fight Anti-Democratic Wave
[Bloomberg]

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Daily International News 10.01.10

October 1, 2010

Happy October! Now for the news…

Daily International News
October 1, 2010

Northeast Asia
G20 Summit
G20 Seoul Summit ‘May Test Relations with New N.Korean Leadership’
[Chosun Ilbo]
Asian leaders to pressure EU over IMF seats
[EU Observer]
Koreas
What Group Photo Says About New N.Korean Power Elite
[Chosun Ilbo]
Korean families will meet at Mt. Geumgang this month
[Korea Times]
U.N. humanitarian chief considering N. Korea visit
[Mainichi]
Korean Parliament Approves New Prime Minister
[Chosun Ilbo]
China/Japan
China launches Moon mission
[BBC]
Geithner Plays Down Risk of Trade Battle With China Over Yuan
[Bloomberg]
Japan PM urges China to act responsibly
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Purported bin Laden message focuses on relief issues
[CNN]
Dozens of NATO oil tankers attacked in Pakistan
[AP]
Holbrooke doubts Pakistan border will stay closed
[AP]
U.S. tense over Pakistan
[WaPo]

Middle East
Aides: Iraqi Shiite cleric backs al-Maliki
[AP]
Obama envoy in shuttle to save Middle East talks
[Reuters]
U.S. Presses Israelis on Renewal of Freeze
[NYT]
Iraq breaks record for longest time with no government
[WaPo]
Yemen: U.S. has carried out airstrikes in Yemen
[CNN]

Africa
Explosions kill at least 7 near Nigeria ceremony
[AP]
Rwanda: UN Report to Accuse Rwanda Army of DRC Massacres
[All Africa]
6 foreign hostages freed in Cameroon
[AP]

Europe/UK
Eurozone unemployment stuck at 10.1% in August
[BBC]
Ireland to bail out 3 banks, costing billions and renewing fears over deficit
[WaPo]
Amanda Knox faces preliminary slander hearing
[Reuters]
Ukraine’s pro-Russian president gets new powers
[AP]
BMW to recall 350,000 luxury cars
[BBC]
Paris female trouser ban one step closer to being abolished
[Telegraph]

Americas/Domestic
‘No pardon’ for Ecuador rebels, says President Correa
[BBC]
Standoff in Ecuador Ends With Leader’s Rescue
[NYT]
Republican Pledge to Freeze Spending Poses Deep Budgetary Cuts
[Bloomberg]
Government issues tighter rules for deep-water drilling
[LAT]

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Daily International News 09.01.10

September 1, 2010

Happy September!!

Daily International News
September 1, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
NKorea forges trade docs to dodge sanction: report
[AP]
Engaging North Korea in Twitter Diplomacy
[NYT]
North Korea seeks stronger ties with China
[Reuters]
U.N. Lays Plans to Spend $290M on Aid to North Korea
[Fox]
China Hints at N.Korean Guilt in Cheonan Sinking
[Chosun]
N. Korea silent on offer to send flood aid: S. Korea
[Yonhap]
Americans Won’t Forget Cheonan Sinking
[Chosun]
China/HK
China begins military exercises in Yellow Sea
[BBC]
US decides against China currency investigation
[BBC]
China imposes anti-subsidy duties on US chicken
[AP]
Hong Kong seeks minimum wage deal
[BBC]
China orders mobile phone users to disclose real names amid privacy concerns
[Xinhua]
Japan
Japan PM Kan, rival Ozawa clash over fiscal policy
[Reuters]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Myanmar media confirm junta chief retains power
[AP]
Cambodia boasts plans for Asia’s tallest building
[AP]
Australian PM Gillard secures support from Greens
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Interview with CIA Veteran Michael Scheuer: ‘Only the Taliban Are Not Corrupt’
[Der Spiegel]
Crisis spurs Afghan bank ‘takeover’
[Al Jazeera]
Afghan bankers resign amid corruption allegations
[Reuters]
Floods slow growth, raise inflation: Gilani
[DAWN]
Pakistan will require long-term aid, says Clegg
[BBC]

Middle East
Peace Process
Palestinians crack down on Hamas after shooting
[AP]
Trying to Buck Odds, Obama Takes On 3 Big Mideast Tasks
[NYT]
Israel hints Jerusalem compromise in peace talks
[Reuters]
No settlement deal ahead of Mideast talks
[FP]
Iran/Iraq
Obama Declares an End to Combat Mission in Iraq
[NYT]
US changes military commanders in Iraq
[AP]
SPIEGEL Interview with Iran’s Foreign Minister: ‘The West Lacks Political Maturity’
[Der Spiegel]
Africa
Gunmen fire on plane carrying aid workers in Congo
[AP]
Mozambique police fire at crowds protesting prices
[AP]
South Sudan’s Aweil region swamped by floods
[BBC]

Europe
Spain Reaches Out to China on Government Debt
[WSJ]
French ministers lash out at ‘grotesque’ criticisms of Roma policy
[EU Observer]
Rape probe against WikiLeaks founder reopened
[AP]
UK
Tony Blair’s A Journey memoir released – live blog
[Guardian]
Tony Blair tells of tension with ‘maddening’ Brown
[BBC] and Tony Blair: ‘I cried for Iraq war victims’ [AP]
Ed Miliband says it’s time to ‘move on’ from Blair
[BBC]

Americas
Mexico dismisses 10% of federal police
[FT]
New photos show Fidel Castro with US journalist
[AP]
Fidel Castro takes blame for persecution of Cuban gays
[BBC]
‘Unprecedented’ challenge to save Chilean miners
[AP]

Domestic
Obama Says End of Iraq Combat Makes Economy ‘Central Mission’
[Bloomberg]
Murkowski Concedes Alaska Primary Defeat
[NYT]
Hurricane Earl downgraded to Category 3, still threatens East Coast
[WaPo]

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Daily International News
July 7, 2010

Northeast Asia
N. Korea threatens war if U.N. Security Council blames it for ship sinking
[Yonhap]
Aid group: NKorea jailed kin of currency reformers
[AP]
Japan Sets Group For Nuclear Deals
[WSJ]
China, Myanmar to promote energy, transport co-op: vice premier
[Xinhua]
China rules out option of dumping US debt
[FT]

South/Central Asia
NATO airstrike accidentally kills 5 Afghan troops
[AP]
Army presence soars amid deadly Kashmir protests
[AP]

Middle East
U.S. and Israel Shift Attention to Peace Process
[NYT]
Israel Offers Peace Steps, in U.S. and Mideast
[WSJ]
Israeli army: Gaza war troops to be disciplined
[WaPo]
Israel keeping flotilla ships until inquiry ends
[AP]
Yemeni court sentences 2 al-Qaida members to death
[AP]

Africa
Somalis in al-Shabab towns protest troop increase
[AP]
Kenya’s constitutional vote on sharia courts pits Muslims against Christians
[WaPo]
Rwanda summons South African ambassador over probe
[AFP]
Sudan renews press censorship: journalists
[AFP]
Fault disrupts Seacom internet cable to East Africa
[BBC]

Europe
Russian spy claims swap in works for spies in US
[AP]
Vatican to issue long-awaited sex abuse document
[AP]
French court hands Noriega 7-year prison term
[AP]
French probe allegations of secret Sarkozy funding
[AP]
Solar plane takes off for 24-hour test flight
[AP]

UK
British Troops to Hand Over to Americans in Afghan Hot Spot
[NYT]
U.K. to investigate detainee torture claims, PM announces
[CNN]
Britain marks 5th anniversary of terror attack
[AP]
World stock markets fall despite Wall Street gains
[AP]
‘Climategate’ inquiry mostly vindicates scientists
[AP]

Domestic
Lawmakers Oppose Canadian Pipeline
[NYT]
Obama bypassing Senate for new Medicare chief
[AP]
Obama Names Ford CEO Mulally, Disney CEO Iger to Export Council
[Bloomberg]

Americas
Venezuela captures alleged Colombian drug lord
[AP]
Mexico town evacuated as dam threatens to overflow
[BBC]