Posts Tagged ‘midterms’

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Daily International News 11.19.10

November 19, 2010

Daily International News
November 19, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
Satellite images support North Korea reactor claim
[Reuters]
U.N. General Assembly committee adopts resolution on N. Korea’s human rights violations
[Yonhap]
South Korea dumps Sunshine Policy with North, opts to go solo
[IBT]
Korea wants ‘limited’ talks on U.S. FTA changes
[Joongang]
China
Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel peace prize may not be given out at December ceremony
[Guardian]
Former China nuclear head jailed for life over bribes
[BBC]
Hong Kong diagnoses first human bird flu case in 7 years
[CNN]
China policy tightening weighs on world markets
[AP]
Bernanke raps China on surplus
[FT]
Japan
Japan faces tough decision on easing weapon export ban
[Mainichi]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Burma Aids clinic eviction after Suu Kyi visit
[BBC]
Protesters sew lips shut at Australia asylum camp
[BBC]
Thai “red shirts” return to Bangkok’s streets
[Reuters]
Thailand police find 2,000 foetuses in temple
[BBC]
Explosion shakes New Zealand coal mine; 27 missing [AP]

South/Central Asia
NATO to turn Afghan security control over by 2014
[AP]
U.S. deploying heavily armored battle tanks for first time in Afghan war
[WaPo]
Tajik-Afghan US supply route security challenge
[BBC]
Turkmenistan pledges gas for EU’s Nabucco pipeline
[BBC]

Middle East
Worm Was Perfect for Sabotaging Centrifuges
[NYT]
Body of Indonesian maid found in Saudi dumpster
[AP]

Africa
Nigerian militants threaten new raids to seize more hostages
[CNN]
Calm returns to Guinea after days of unrest
[CNN]
Coup Attempt Seems to Founder in Madagascar
[NYT]
Congolese warlord on trial in The Hague
[Reuters]

Europe
Obama Arrives for NATO Meeting
[NYT]
IMF/EU teams continuing talks with Government
[Irish Times]
Germany says Namibia package was security test dummy
[BBC]
Parties in Cyrpus dispute agree more UN talks
[FT]

Americas
Costa Rica takes Nicaragua dispute to world court
[AP]
Fidel Castro appears to support Cuban economic reforms
[Miami Herald]
Lawmakers block Mexico’s crucial drug war reforms
[Reuters]
Violent cholera protests spread to Haiti’s capital
[AP]

Domestic
Ghailani Verdict Reignites Debate Over the Proper Court for Terrorism Trials
[NYT]
American Foreign Policy After the Mid-Term Elections
[Project Syndicate]
Foreign-policy setbacks deepen Obama’s election wounds
[WaPo]
Reid, Pelosi Plan Votes on Extending Bush-Era Income Tax Cuts
[Bloomberg]
Senate Dems claim enough votes to repeal ‘Don’t ask’ policy
[The Hill]
U.S. Screening All Airline Cargo Not Feasible, Napolitano Says
[Bloomberg]
Palin’s Marketing Push Flourishes Amid Presidential Flirtation
[Bloomberg]
Senate confirms Jack Lew as OMB director
[WaPo]

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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 11.04.10

November 4, 2010

Daily International News
November 4, 2010

Global
Political tension may overshadow G-20, APEC summit
[AP]

Northeast Asia
China
Analysis: Strategic tensions threaten Asia as China rises
[Reuters]
China Urges Europeans to Snub Nobel Ceremony
[NYT]
China’s Hu Jintao to sign big deals on France visit
[BBC]
Outspoken Chinese artist to defiantly ‘celebrate’ demolition of studio
[BBC]
China internet users forced to choose in software row
[BBC]

Koreas
SKorea, US in trade talks before G20 summit
[AP]
Report: NKorean hacking increases ahead of G-20
[AP]
UN food agency says NKorea children malnourished
[AP]

Southeast Asia
Burma hit by massive net attack ahead of election
[BBC]
Burma to build its first Special Economic Zone
[BBC]
US, New Zealand sign strategic deal after nuclear row
[BBC]
Two airlines ground A380s after emergency landing
[Reuters]
Indonesian volcano erupts again; death toll at 44
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Pentagon awards jet fuel contract to secretive company
[WaPo]
Afghan attorney general investigates alleged voting fraud
[WaPo]
Three US drone strikes kill 11 militants in North Waziristan
[Dawn]
Protests Flare In Kashmir As India Attempts Talks
[NPR]

Middle East
Yemen parcel bomb ‘was 17 minutes from exploding’
[BBC] and Gibbs: No info that explosion was 17 minutes away [AP]
Report: Kurdish group claims Istanbul bombing
[AP]
Al-Qaida No. 2 vows revenge for imprisoned woman
[AP]
Iran holds four ‘UK-linked men’ for killings – state TV
[BBC]
Iran stages mass protest on anniversary of US embassy capture
[Telegraph]
Israel’s Barak stung by “idiot” insult
[Reuters]

Africa
Ivory Coast set for presidential election run-off
[BBC]
Liberian President Sirleaf dismisses cabinet
[Reuters]
Kenyan minister William Ruto in The Hague to meet ICC
[BBC]

Europe
Serb leader Tadic apologises for 1991 Vukovar massacre
[BBC]
Far right hold largest Moscow rally in years
[Reuters]
ECB unswayed by Fed bond move
[AP]

Americas
Police seize 25 tonnes of marijuana as Mexico-US drug tunnel found
[BBC]
Haiti cholera deaths rise sharply
[BBC]

Domestic – Midterms
Around the world, concern over the global impact of U.S. elections
[WaPo]
Abroad, Fear That Midterm Result May Turn U.S. Inward
[NYT]
Analysis – U.S. election raises hope for trade deals
[Reuters]
Republicans’ gains in U.S. midterm elections may affect nuclear disarmament policies
[Mainichi]
Obama invites GOP leaders to meeting on economic, nuclear issues
[WaPo]
Obama Says Midterm ‘Shellacking’ to Spur Cooperation
[Bloomberg]

Domestic – Other
Post-midterms, Obama to focus on foreign policy in four-nation Asian trip
[WaPo]
Darrell Issa: I’ll investigate George W. Bush, too
[Politico]
In new memoir, Bush makes clear he approved use of waterboarding
[WaPo]
D.C. Mayor-elect Gray unveils transition team
[WaPo]
DC’s budding Rush Limbaugh
[WaPo]
WikiLeaks urges U.S. to fully examine abuses
[Reuters]
So Long, Tim Geithner
[CNBC]
Fed Fires $600 Billion Stimulus Shot
[WSJ]
Bernanke op-ed: What the Fed did and why: supporting the recovery and sustaining price stability [WaPo]

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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 11.02.10

November 2, 2010

Daily International News – because there’s a whole world of news today…but I also got your midterm news, too.
November 2, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
NKorea makes point-by-point denial of ship sinking
[AP]
N Korea to give torpedo sample
[BBC]

North Muddies Korea’s ‘Brand,’ But South Won’t Take a Hard Line
[WSJ]
‘North Korea may become part of China’
[Korea Times]

China/Taiwan
China objects to US offer over disputed islands
[AP]

Clinton Says China Will Need More Political Freedom
[Bloomberg]
UN chief criticized for failing to press China
[AP]
British PM Cameron to visit Beijing next week
[AP]
At Odds with the U.S., Pakistan Deepens Ties with China
[TIME]
‘Chinese double agent’ arrested in Taiwan
[BBC]

Japan/Northern Territories
Japan Summons Envoy to Russia Over Islands Dispute
[NYT]
Dmitry Medvedev ‘planning new visit to disputed Kurils’
[BBC]

Southeast Asia
Vietnam’s Cam Ranh base to welcome foreign navies
[AP]
Myanmar’s ethnic minorities prepare for war
[AP]

Myanmar storm killed dozens, 81,000 left homeless – U.N.
[Reuters]
US Endorses Malaysia’s Call For Religious Moderation
[Bernama]
Indonesian volcano forces flight cancellations
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Afghan candidates and MPs call for new election
[Reuters]
US to Hand over Small Bases to Afghan Army
[Tolo News]
Plan in Pakistan to Export Wheat Generates Criticism
[WSJ]
India hikes interest rates to contain inflation
[AP]

Middle East – Yemen AQAP Threat
Militants ‘blow up Yemen pipeline’ [BBC]
Yemen begins hunt for plot suspect
[Al Jazeera] and Yemen charges US-born radical cleric al-Awlaki [AP]
Germany, U.K. Restrict Flights, Parcels After Bombs
[Bloomberg] and World airlines call for improved cargo-screening [AP]
Earlier Flight May Have Been Dry Run for Plotters
[NYT]

Middle East – Other
Iran envoy dismisses tougher terms for atom fuel swap
[Reuters]

Iraq TV station taken off air after deadly church raid
[BBC]
Syria must wield influence in Lebanon to help U.S. relations, says top diplomat
[WaPo]
Jewish-Arab relations in Israel hit boiling point
[AP]
Fayyad cancels Jerusalem visit after Israel warning
[Reuters]
Israeli soldier jailed over Palestinian prisoner photo
[BBC]

Africa
Tanzania: Chaos Reigns as Electoral Commission Delays Releasing Results
[All Africa]
‘Historic’ turnout in Ivory Coast’s presidential poll
[BBC]
Guinea election boycott threat is averted
[BBC]

Europe
4 small mail bombs explode in Athens
[AP]
Cameron and Sarkozy hail UK-France defence treaties
[BBC]

UK government may allow convicted prisoners to vote
[BBC]
More Than 100,000 Pay for British News Site
[NYT]
BP back to profit after oil spill
[BBC]
Russian imprisoned oil tycoon Khodorkovsky verdict to be delivered Dec. 15
[AP]

Americas
President-elect Rousseff names business-friendly transition team
[MercoPress]
Haiti cholera ‘resembles South Asian strain’
[BBC]
Widowed Argentine President Fernandez in tearful speech
[BBC]

Domestic – Midterms
Issue Guide: 2010 Midterm Elections
[CFR]
9 Secret Election Day Surges
[Daily Beast]
Democrats bracing for major losses
[WaPo]
5 Reasons Democrats Could Beat the Polls and Hold the House
[NYT]

Sarah Palin Endorses Third Party Gubernatorial Candidate Tom Tancredo
[ABC]
California Looks for Cash Under Proposal to Legalize Marijuana
[Bloomberg]
Pressure Builds on Obama to Shake Up Inner Circle
[WSJ]
Op-ed: Obama may just be an interlude [FT]
Op-ed: Go Small and Stay Home [FP]
EU and US ‘must work together’ after midterms, says diplomat
[DW]

Domestic – Other
Google sues US in software battle
[BBC]

Federal Appeals Court Weighs Arizona Law on Immigrants
[NYT]
Fed Will Probably Start $500 Billion of Bond Buying
[Bloomberg]
Tim Lincecum, Edgar Renteria deliver Giants’ first title since 1954
[ESPN]

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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]