Posts Tagged ‘midterm elections’

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Daily International News 11.08.10

November 8, 2010

Daily International News
November 8, 2010

POTUS Asia Trip
Obama’s almost empty promise to India
[FP]
Obama supports adding India as a permanent member of U.N. Security Council
[WaPo]
Obama, Singh Pledge Deeper Economic Ties, Differ on Pakistan
[Bloomberg]
Obama skips Peace Prize winners’ meeting in Japan
[AP]
Obama’s China Ambush
[Daily Beast]

Northeast Asia
Clinton back on US soil after marathon Asia tour
[AP]
China/Taiwan
US drops call for trade surplus target amid dollar spat with China
[BBC]
UK government and business in push for China trade
[BBC]
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in UK rights plea
[BBC]
Samuelson Op-ed: As G-20 summit nears, China is unlikely to budge on currency
[WaPo]
China maintains pressure over QE
[FT]
Taiwan judges on corruption charges
[BBC]
Koreas
North Korea’s premier travels to Chinese port city of Dalian: sources
[Yonhap]
N. Korea confirms death of sailor in last year’s naval gunfight with S. Korea
[Yonhap]
SKorean police arrest 4 people over G-20 protests
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Burma
What’s Next for Burma Opposition After Elections?
[Time]
Myanmar army-backed parties set to sweep rare poll
[Reuters]
10,000 refugees flee Myanmar post-vote fighting
[AP]
Burmese election monitored by North Korean diplomats
[FP]
Indonesia
Many flee Indonesia volcano amid fears of eruption
[AP]
Australia
U.S. to Increase Asia Military Presence, Australia Defense Ties
[Bloomberg]
Qantas makes more checks over A380 engine ‘anomalies’
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Taliban Seek to Sway U.S. Congress With ‘Open Letter’
[WSJ]

Middle East
Iraq Leaders Meet in Erbil in Bid to Break Eight-Month Deadlock
[Bloomberg]
Israel moves ahead with new east Jerusalem housing
[AP]
Netanyahu Asks Biden to Press Iran on Nuclear Program
[Bloomberg]
Radical Yemeni cleric calls for killing Americans
[AP]
White House considers Yemen drone strikes, officials say
[LAT]

Africa
Nigerian militants seize workers from oil rig
[BBC]
Moroccan police dismantle W.Sahara camp
[AFP]

Europe
EU visits Dublin as worries mount
[BBC]
Italian Leader Urged to Resign by Former Ally
[NYT]
Second Russian reporter attacked
[BBC]
Cameron hails ‘revolutionary’ Whitehall data website
[BBC]
BNP constitution battle returns to court
[BBC]
Former UK MP Woolas makes fresh effort to overturn ban from politics
[BBC]
UK Catholics say 5 Anglican bishops converting
[AP]
Hostages taken at BMW offices in France – police
[BBC]

Americas
Cuban dissident backs off hunger strike threat
[AP]
Cholera may have reached Haitian capital, says doctor
[BBC]
20 killed over weekend in Mexican border city
[AP]

Domestic
Republicans May Increase U.S. House Lead in Undecided Races
[Bloomberg]
Obama opens door for talks with GOP on tax-cut extension
[WaPo]
Are hopes dimming on repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’?
[WaPo]
MSNBC ends suspension of host Keith Olbermann
[WaPo]
Cheney angered by Bush decision on Scooter Libby pardon
[BBC]
Chile miner Edison Pena completes New York City Marathon
[BBC]

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Daily International News 11.03.10

November 3, 2010

Daily International News
November 3, 2010

Domestic – Midterms
Midterm Live Results
[WaPo]
Republicans Far From United in Victory as DeMint Demonstrates
[Bloomberg]
Jobless Rate Trampled Democrats’ Hopes, Obama’s Change Agenda
[Bloomberg]
Republican Election Gains May Stall Business’s Immigration Push
[Bloomberg]
Republicans to Take On U.S. Health Law, From Taxes to Insurance
[Bloomberg]
California Rejects Marijuana Legalization
[NYT]
Midterm International Implications
World watches US election and speculates on impact
[AP]
In Asia, Response to Elections Is Muted
[NYT]
Japan worries Democrats’ defeat may make U.S. inward-looking
[Mainichi]
Shift in Washington Stirs Economic Jitters Abroad
[NYT]

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan warns Russia: Stop disputed island visits
[AP]
Japan anti-terrorism data leaked on internet
[BBC]
Op-ed: Japan Should Reflect on Its Schizophrenic Territorial Claims [Chosun]

Koreas
Tracking North Korea sanctions
[FP]
South Korea fires more warning shots at Northern boat
[Reuters]
Jong-un never met Chinese bigwigs: legislator
[JoongAng]
Lee optimistic SKorea, US can finalize trade deal
[AP]
N.Korea won’t disrupt G20 summit says S.Korea
[AFP]
SKorea: G20 leaders need ‘concrete agreements’
[AP]

China
China Stages Naval Exercises
[NYT]
China will not significantly cut rare earth exports in 2011: official
[Xinhua]
China accuses peace prize supporter of subversion
[AP]
China calls on Japan to create appropriate conditions for bilateral ties ahead of APEC summit
[Xinhua]
Amazon’s Kindle offers access to banned sites in China
[BBC]
China executes serial killer in 11 murders
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Indonesia volcano Mount Merapi in new eruption
[BBC]
Clinton in violence-plagued Papua New Guinea
[AP]

South/Central Asia
‘No big’ outcomes expected from Obama’s India trip
[BBC]
Czechs agree to send more troops to Afghanistan
[AP]

Middle East
Iran says West’s ‘arrogance’ could doom nuke talks
[AP]
France says Iranian woman will not be hanged Wednesday
[Reuters]
In Parcel Bomb Plot, 2 Dark Inside Jokes
[NYT]
Israel halts ‘dialogue’ with UK over war crimes law
[BBC]
Gaza car blast kills one, Hamas blames Israel
[Reuters]

Africa
Partial Ivory Coast election results show tight race
[BBC]
US men charged with aiding Somalia’s al-Shabab
[BBC]
Niger backs constitution to end junta rule
[BBC]

Europe
Greece Suspends Outgoing Airmail After Wave of Bombs
[NYT]
Home Secretary says al-Qaida member arrested in UK
[AP]
London hit by 3rd subway strike in as many months
[AP]
Judge orders Irish government to stage by-election
[AP]

Americas
Colombian police raid drug assets office
[BBC]
Colombia and Venezuela press on with ‘brotherly’ ties
[BBC]

Domestic – non-midterm related
George W Bush had ‘sickening feeling’ over WMD lack
[BBC]
Political lines blur as justices weigh violence for minors
[WashTimes]
Moon group buys The Washington Times
[WashTimes]

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Daily International News 11.01.10

November 1, 2010

Daily International News
November 1, 2010

Global
Cluster bomb stockpiles ‘being destroyed’
[BBC]
Alcohol ‘more harmful than heroin’ says Prof David Nutt
[BBC]

Northeast Asia
China
Clinton urges Cambodia to strike a balance with China
[WaPo]
Chinese FM: Collision video near Diaoyu Islands changes nothing
[Xinhua]
China defends Africa, US investment amid tensions
[AP]
UN leader Ban meets with Chinese President Hu
[AP]
China embarks on first national census in 10 years
[BBC]

Japan
Okinawa Vote Complicates U.S.-Japan Ties
[WSJ]
Dmitry Medvedev visit to Kuril Islands stokes Japan row
[BBC]

Koreas
UN Command to Investigate N.Korean Gunfire
[Chosun] and N. Korea border skirmish likely an accident [MSNBC]
‘A year after currency reform, NK economy continues to tumble’
[Korea Times]
New Leader in North Korea Won’t Change Much, Former Chef Says
[WSJ]
Separated Korean families enjoy second day of reunions amid growing sorrow
[Yonhap]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
$400m of heroin found hidden in Sydney
[BBC]
Indonesia volcano shoots new blast; 21 more rumble
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Taliban briefly overrun east Afghanistan district
[AP]
US drone strike kills six militants in North Waziristan
[Dawn]
Final Kyrgyzstan election results announced
[BBC]

Middle East [Yemen bomb plot only]
Governments review air security after Yemen plot
[Reuters] and Germany suspends passenger flights from Yemen [AP]
Bombs tip-off ‘came from former al-Qaeda member’
[BBC] and US officials: Bombmaker in Yemen a key suspect [AP]
Bomb Plot Shows Key Role Played by Intelligence
[NYT]
UAE traces serial numbers on Dubai mail bomb parts
[AP]
Analysis: Military reflex alone can’t quell Yemen militants
[Reuters]

Middle East [All Other]
Israeli PM to visit US next week
[AP]
Hostages die in Iraq church raid
[Al Jazeera]
Istanbul suicide attack highlights Turkey’s struggle with militant groups
[CSM]

Africa
Côte d’Ivoire Votes in Landmark Elections
[All Africa]
Tanzania’s President Kikwete tipped for election win
[BBC]
15 killed during Somali insurgent attack
[AP]

Europe
Greece: Suspects carried letter bomb for Sarkozy
[AP]
Police block sex abuse survivors near Vatican
[AP]
Flooding at Iceland volcano could signal eruption
[AP]
10 alleged Somali pirates to be tried in Germany
[AP]

Americas
Rousseff Elected President in Brazil
[WSJ]
Tomas seen regaining power, pose threat to Haiti
[AP]

Domestic
CBS’ Estimate of 215,000 at Stewart/Colbert Rally is Wildly Low
[WaPo]
8-year sentence for Gitmo’s former ‘child soldier’
[AP]
Obama, Biden Make Final Pitch to Help Save Democrats in Election
[Bloomberg]
Arizona’s immigration law goes before appeals court
[WaPo]
Federal Reserve’s, Bernanke’s credibility on line with new move to boost economy
[WaPo]

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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 10.20.10

October 20, 2010

Daily International News
October 20, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
Seoul Arrests Alleged N. Korean Spy
[NYT]
South Korea says open to calls for six-party talks
[Reuters]
South Korea calls on North to honour nuclear deal
[Reuters]
Reporters Without Borders Annual Press Freedom Report puts NKorea 177 out of 178′
[RFERL] [link to report here]

China
China’s Xi lambasted Lee’s North policy
[JoongAng]
China Seeks to Block U.N. Report on Darfur, Diplomats Say
[Reuters]
Tibetan students protest use of Chinese in classes
[AP]
US inquiry into China rare earth shipments
[BBC] and China denies reports of rare earth export quota cut [Xinhua]
China prepares for first census in 10 years
[AP]
China’s Move May Push Capital Controls in Asia
[WSJ]
Southern China braces for deadly typhoon
[AP]

Japan
Japan’s empress, 76, says she’s slowing down
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Toll in Karachi bloodshed rises to 33
[Dawn]
Afghanistan annuls nearly a quarter of ballots
[AP]
Taliban Elite, Aided by NATO, Join Talks for Afghan Peace
[NYT]
Systemic failures led to Afghanistan suicide attack, CIA says
[WaPo]

Middle East
Iran to try US hikers accused of spying in November
[BBC]
In Qom, Iran’s supreme leader Khamenei aims to cement leadership over clerics
[CSM]
Kuwait drama stirs debate on Gulf Arab ties to Iran
[Reuters]
Roadside Bombing in Iraq Strikes Convoy Carrying U.N. Diplomat
[NYT]
Iraq auctions off three major gas fields
[Reuters]

Africa
Africa: Continent Fails to Benefits From Foreign Trade
[All Africa]
British aid worker kidnapped in Somalia freed
[AP]
Ethiopia using aid to suppress dissent: rights group
[AFP]

Europe
UK government stakes its future on austerity plan
[AP]
French police break blockades at three oil depots
[BBC]
Embattled Zapatero shuffles Spanish cabinet
[CNN]
Czech neo-Nazis jailed for Roma attack
[BBC]
Italian court keeps block on Vatican Bank funds
[Reuters]
Pope names D.C. archbishop, 23 others to be new cardinals
[WaPo]

Americas
Dilma Rousseff seems back on track and leads with 51% vote intention
[MercoPress]
Colombia tries to stop rebels from getting nuclear arms
[BBC]
Canadian Commander Videotaped Murders
[NYT]

Domestic
Military Can’t Enforce ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ During Appeal
[Bloomberg]
GOP in Lead in Final Lap
[WSJ]
President Obama to stop by ‘The Daily Show’
[WaPo]
Obama Heads West Aiming to Defend Democratic Hold on Key States
[Bloomberg]
Clarence Thomas’s Wife Asks Anita Hill for Apology
[NYT]
Bank of America Accused of Racketeering in Foreclosure Lawsuit
[Bloomberg]
Microsoft Agrees to Unbundle Software in Deal With NYC
[NYT]

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Daily International News 10.15.10

October 15, 2010

Daily International News
October 15, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
NKorea threatens to attack SKorea over leaflets [AP]
Iranian Missile Enhancements Appear in N. Korea [Aviation Week]
S. Korea, US begin air defense exercise [Korea Times]
China calls for restraint as U.S., ROK plan military drill [Xinhua]
China
Reform calls mount as China’s Communists meet [AFP]
After peace prize, China targets winner’s friends [AP] and China letter demands peace prize winner’s release [AP]
Norway protests to China over Nobel reaction [Reuters]
China shuts down 1,600 illegal coal mines [AP]
Obama tested on US-China ties with currency report [AP] and Yuan at fresh high ahead of U.S. currency report [Reuters]

Southeast Asia
Myanmar Blames Insurgents for Blast [WSJ via AP]

South/Central Asia
Clinton Suggests Conditions on Pakistan Flood Relief [WSJ]
US missile attack kills 3 in Pakistan tribal area [AP]
Militants attack another convoy in Pakistan [CNN]
Holbrooke: Contacts with Taliban picking up [AP]
Karzai’s brother might be indicted for evading U.S. taxes [WaPo]

Middle East
Arabs may ask UN to recognize Palestinian state [AP]
Israel approves new east Jerusalem homes [AP]
Iranian FM: Ready to resume nuclear talks soon [AP]
In Ahmadinejad’s Visit to Lebanon, the Ruins of the Bush Mideast Doctrine [TIME]
Egypt’s Opposition Splits on Elections Boycott [TIME]

Africa
Robert Mugabe: Zimbabwe unity deal should end next year [BBC]
British security worker kidnapped in Somalia [Guardian]

Europe
US ‘concerned’ over UK defence cuts [FT]
Spending Review: Universities ‘to face £4.2bn cut’ [BBC]
Russia to help Venezuela build nuclear power station [CNN]
Hungary spill plant to restart, villagers return [Reuters]
Joyous Swiss celebrate longest tunnel breakthrough [AP]

Americas
Chile, in Mine Rescue’s Glow, Vows Labor Reform [WSJ]

Domestic
Pentagon to comply with court order to end ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ [WaPo]
For Midterm Voters, War if Off Radar [NYT]
Reid, Angle Spar in Nevada Debate on Economy, Social Security [Bloomberg]
Will Online Voting Turn Election Day into a Debacle? [TIME]
3rd day of testimony begins at Fort Hood hearing [AP]
Bernanke Signals Intent to Further Spur Economy [NYT]
Social Security benefits will remain flat for 2nd straight year, government says [WaPo]