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Daily International News 02.07.11

February 7, 2011

Daily International News
February 7, 2011

Egypt/Tunisia
Egypt approves 15 percent raise for govt employees
[AP]
Egypt demonstrators entertain to keep morale high
[AP] and Cairo Protesters Try to Keep Up the Pressure [NYT]
Realpolitiktian: Obama’s Handling of Egypt
[New York Mag]
Egypt diplomacy: White House races to keep pace with events put in motion by protests
[WaPo]

Obama Says Egypt Not Going Back to Way It Was Before
[Bloomberg]
Egypt checks diplomatic pouches as precautionary measures
[Xinhua]
Tunisian president to get emergency powers
[AFP]
Tunisia ban on Ben Ali’s party
[Gulf Daily]

Northeast Asia
South Korea Questions Boat Passengers From North
[NYT]

N.Korea Red-Faced as Russia Denies UN Security Council Claim
[Chosun]
N. Korea may send heir apparent to China to secure support: analyst
[Yonhap]
Japan PM says Russia visit to Kurils ‘unforgiveable’
[BBC]

Ex-U.S. intelligence official says Japan-U.S. alliance unbalanced
[Kyodo]

Southeast Asia
Thai, Cambodian clashes resume at disputed border
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Top India and Pakistan diplomats meet in Bhutan
[BBC]
Pakistani investigators name Musharraf accused in Benazir’s murder case
[Xinhua]
US presses Pakistan’s president to free American
[AP]
6 WWF volunteers abducted in Indian tiger reserve
[AP]
Police arrest opposition protesters in Bangladesh
[AP]
Afghan bombing kills 1; gunmen kill local chief
[AP]

Middle East
Iran unveils missiles, satellites as warning to foes
[Reuters]
Hariri court holds hearing to discuss law issues
[AP]
Kuwait minister resigns and avoids ‘torture death’ questions
[The National]

Africa
Sudan’s Bashir to accept referendum result’
[AFP]
Nigerian president launches election campaign
[AFP]

Europe
Labour government did ‘all it could to secure release of Lockerbie bomber’
[Guardian]

WikiLeaks Founder Back in Court to Challenge Extradition
[NYT]
Report: Russia warns US over missile defense plans
[AP]
Dutch lawmaker back in court for hate speech case
[AP]
Dutch protest Iran’s execution of Dutch-Iranian woman
[CNN]

Domestic
Critics move to claw back millions from UN
[FT]
Is the GOP nomination worth having in 2012?
[WaPo]
Palin’s Bold Attacks, Quiet Strategy Puzzle Republicans for 2012
[Bloomberg]
Jeb Bush should run now, for at least eight reasons
[National Review]
AOL Buys Huffington Post: Is It Crazy?
[WSJ]

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Daily International News 12.13.10

December 13, 2010

Daily International News
December 13, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
NKorea threatens SKorea with nuclear war
[AP]
South Korean drills draw more threats from North Korea
[WaPo]
N.Korea Sends Top Diplomat to Russia
[Chosun]
Fishermen missing in Antarctic as South Korea ship sinks
[BBC]
North Korea campaigned for Eric Clapton performance, cable reveals
[CNN]

Japan/China
New Japanese defense plan emphasizes threat of China
[WaPo] and Strength and power in seas off Japan [BBC]
China’s Wen to visit India amid trade, land spats
[AP]
BBC website unblocked in China
[BBC]
Mongolian activist likely released from China jail
[AP]
Chinese archaeologists unearth 2,400-year-old ‘soup’
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Indonesian cleric Ba’asyir facing terrorism charges
[BBC]
Myanmar: a pariah nation with lots of friends
[AP]
Aussie spooks feared Iran nuclear war
[The Australian]

South/Central Asia
Arrests in Afghan attack that killed 6 US troops
[AP]

Middle East
Netanyahu rules out Jerusalem split
[Al Jazeera]
Middle East peace: Elders urge ‘revised’
[BBC]
Iran’s president fires foreign minister
[AP]
Iran conducts large military exercise
[AP]
Joint Chiefs chair in Iraq, meeting prime minister
[AP]
Iraq: Two suicide bomb attacks kill 13
[BBC]

Africa
Ivorian troops gather close to Ouattara HQ
[Reuters]
Darfur leader ‘ready to do battle’
[Al Jazeera]
Egypt protesters say new parliament is ‘void’
[AP]
Nigerian military seizes rebel camps in oil region
[AFP]

Europe
Police: Stockholm attacker had 3 sets of bombs
[AP]
UK fears pro-WikiLeaks attacks on gov’t websites
[AP]
Berlusconi pleas with parliament ahead of vote
[AP]
Medvedev Warns Against Ethnic Attacks
[NYT]
Kosovo PM Hashim Thaci claims election victory
[BBC]
Ukraine to open Chernobyl area to tourists in 2011
[AP]

Americas
Haiti re-opens election appeals in plea for calm
[AP]
Mexicans march in support of ‘Craziest’ kingpin
[Miami Herald]
Ousted Honduran leader rejects leaked memo charges
[AP]

Domestic
Obama faces fight over missile defense as he presses New START ratification
[WaPo]
Clinton off to Canada for North America talks
[AP]
Holbrooke’s Rare Condition Is Painful, Often Fatal, Doctors Say
[Bloomberg]
Decision Day for Michael Steele at RNC?
[WaPo]
Tax Deal Set to Pass Senate
[WSJ]

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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 10.19.10

October 19, 2010

Daily International News
October 19, 2010

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japanese economy ‘at standstill’
[BBC]
Japan Calls for Currency-Market Cooperation
[WSJ]

China
US diplomat praises Chinese premier’s reform talk
[AP]
China says committed to U.N. sanctions on Iran
[Reuters]
China Nobel winner’s wife still under house arrest
[AP] and Holder asks China to release Nobel winner [AP]
Report: China to reduce rare earths exports
[AP]
China surprises with first rate rise since 2007
[Reuters]
AP Interview: Taiwan’s Ma moves ahead with China
[AP]
After 13 die in Philippines, typhoon aims at China
[AP]

Japan/China
Japan PM and ministers avoid war shrine amid China row
[Reuters]
Japan promises to talk to China despite protests
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Indian gov’t: Pakistan spies tied to Mumbai siege
[AP]
Pakistan suspends scores of MPs
[Al Jazeera]
Curfew clamped in four districts of Kashmir Valley
[Times of India]
2 NATO service members killed in south Afghanistan
[AP]

Middle East
Netanyahu says loyalty oath bill to be amended
[AP]
Saudi says it warned of al-Qaida threat from Yemen
[AP]
Saudi prince found guilty of murdering servant in hotel
[BBC]
U.S. Envoy to Meet With Iran’s Neighbors
[WSJ]
Iran joins international group’s talks on Afghan strategy
[WaPo]
Iran welcomes Chavez as partner against Western “bullies”
[Reuters]
Iraq blast targeting policeman kills 8 relatives
[AP]

Africa
Killings in Nigeria Are Linked to Islamic Sect
[NYT]
Int’l court rejects ex-Congo VP war crimes appeal
[AP]
South Sudanese agree on post-secession elections, census
[Reuters]
UN redeploys peacekeepers in Sudan’s Abyei flashpoint
[AFP]
Status quo in W. Sahara ‘untenable’: UN envoy
[AFP]

Europe
Gunmen Dead After Attack on Chechen Parliament
[NYT]
UK’s Cameron announces military austerity plan
[AP]
French retirement protests take violent turn
[AP]
EU drops legal action against France over Roma
[Reuters]
Russia to go to NATO summit, eyeing missile role
[Reuters]
Dutch anti-Islam MP been denied fair trial -lawyer
[Reuters]

Americas
Mexican authorities seize 105 tons of marijuana
[AP]
Threat grows as Mexican cartels move to beef up U.S. presence
[WaPo]
Top Canadian Commander Pleads Guilty to Murders
[NYT]

Domestic
Judge tentatively rejects ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ stay request
[LAT]
Meeting Pakistanis, U.S. Will Try to Fix Relations
[NYT]
Obama Wave That Swept Out Republicans Recedes in House Rematch
[Bloomberg]
U.S. Pushes to Ease Technical Obstacles to Wiretapping
[NYT]
Geithner Weak Dollar Seen as U.S. Recovery Route
[Bloomberg]
Geithner vows U.S. will not devalue dollar
[Reuters]
Banks Restart Foreclosures
[WSJ]

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Daily International News 10.14.10

October 14, 2010

Daily International News
October 14, 2010

Northeast Asia
Nobel Peace Prize
Japan says release of China’s Liu Xiaobo ‘desirable’
[BBC]

China cancels more Norway visits after Nobel prize
[Reuters]
China says backers of Nobel winner support crime
[AP]

China
China’s Wen inspiring debate with calls for reform
[AP]

Trade Officials Ponder China’s Rare Earth Stance
[NYT]
China applauds Chile mine rescue, avoids awkward safety comparisons
[CSM]

Koreas
China confirms DPRK diplomat’s visit, urges for dialogue to resume nuclear talks
[Xinhua]
North Korea pushing nuke talks
[JoongAng]

SKorea wraps up naval maneuvers with US, Japan
[AP]
N. Korean news agency apparently opens Web sites in English, Spanish
[Yonhap]
N. Korea urges S. Korea to quickly agree to talks on suspended tours
[Yonhap]
South Korea lays to rest top North Korean defector
[AP]

Japan
Dollar at 15 year low to Japanese yen
[BBC]

Southeast Asia
Indonesia Suharto-era book banning law lifted
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
U.S. Backs Taliban Talks
[WSJ] and U.S. Aids Taliban to Attend Talks on Making Peace [NYT]

Seven LJ men planning PM assassination arrested
[Dawn]
Pakistan Pledges to Attack Al-Qaeda ‘Epicenter,’ Mullen Says
[Bloomberg]

Middle East
Palestinians counter Israeli offer on settlements
[WaPo]

US military says 77,000 Iraqis killed over 5 years
[AP]
Iran to hold OPEC presidency for first time in 36 years
[BBC]

Ahmadinejad visits south Lebanon
[Al Jazeera]
UAE says it opposed Canada’s Security Council bid
[AP]

Africa
UN could police parts of north-south Sudan border
[Reuters]

North and south Sudan disagree over Abyei vote
[Reuters]
George Clooney call to freeze Sudan leader’s assets
[BBC]
Somali president names new prime minister
[AP]
Somali pirates free Puntland minister
[BBC]
Niger’s junta’s deputy arrested
[BBC]

Europe
NATO chief calls for anti-missile system
[AP]
US counterterror official: Euro plot still active
[AP]
Clinton urges Kosovo to start talks with Serbia
[WaPo]

Dutch government sworn in but lacks reform mandate
[Reuters]
French petrol firms seek emergency supplies
[BBC]

Third day of protests in France as strikes grind on
[Reuters]
Greek police tear gas Acropolis protesters
[FT]

Americas
Rousseff holds ground in Brazil election race
[Reuters]
Chile’s textbook mine rescue brings global respect
[AP]

Domestic
Administration expected to appeal ‘don’t ask’ ruling
[WaPo]

Jarrett apologizes for gay remark
[WaPo]
U.S. politicians compete to bash China for gains in midterm elections
[Xinhua]

Obama ad courts young, minority voters, urging them to ‘make history again’
[WaPo]
O’Donnell, Coons stage feisty debate in Delaware
[CNN]
For Reid, No Shaking Tea Party Challenger
[NYT]
Tea Party Economic Gloom Fuels Republican Momentum, Poll Shows
[Bloomberg]
Lack of proper mortgage paper trail could leave big banks reeling again
[WaPo]
Gray vows to continue school reforms as he names interim D.C. chancellor
[WaPo]
Armenians face US health care scam charges
[BBC]

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Daily International News 05.18.10

May 18, 2010

Daily International News
May 18, 2010

Japan/Koreas
Announcement possible as North Korea recalls parliament
[Reuters]
Poor weather halts Japan’s Venus mission
[BBC]

China
China welcomes Iran nuclear fuel swap deal
[Reuters]
Factbox: Ties binding China and Iran
[Reuters]
China to buy 7 Brazil transmission firms – reports
[Reuters]
1 dead, 5 wounded in latest China rampage attack
[AP]
Chinese tycoon jailed for graft
[AFP]
Zhang Ziyi stars as AIDS patient in new China film
[AP]

Thailand
Thai government dismisses talks to end deadly protests
[Reuters]
Thai govt says no peace talks unless protests end
[AP]

AfPak
Twelve killed by bicycle bomb in Pakistan
[Reuters]
Taliban suicide bomb hits NATO convoy, kills 18
[AP]

Middle East
Iran hopeful world powers will accept nuclear deal
[AP]
France frees man who killed Iran’s last premier
[AP]
Saudi forces rescue two German girls held in Yemen
[Reuters]

Africa
Malawi: Judge convicts gay couple
[AP]

UK
UK Parliament to meet for 1st time since election
[AP]
The battle of the Miliband brothers
[Guardian]
EU nations override UK on hedge fund rules
[AP]
Police crackdown on hate crime across London
[BBC]

Europe
Russian tycoon Khodorkovsky declares hunger strike
[AP]
Russian mine boss resigns after Putin rebuke
[Reuters]
Greece gets first 14.5 bln euros of EU rescue loans
[AFP]

Americas/Domestic
Review Cites Flaws in U.S. Antimissile Program
[NYT]
BP says more oil contained, U.S. to probe spill
[Reuters]
Two U.S. senators in jeopardy on big day of voting
[Reuters]
Microsoft Hotmail upgrade targets Gmail and Yahoo
[BBC]
Google set for probes on data harvesting
[FT]

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Daily International News 02.01.10

February 1, 2010

Happy February!!!!

Daily International News
February 1, 2010

Koreas
N. Korea designates additional ‘no-sail’ zones: sources
[Yonhap]
2 Koreas hold talks days after exchanging gunfire
[AP]
01.30 N. Korea may have interest in ‘Grand Bargain’: Lee [Yonhap]

China
Door for talks with Dalai Lama still open, national sovereignty non-negotiable: CPC official
[China] and China sticks to hard line in talks on Tibet [AP]
Arms Deal Cools U.S.-China Ties
[WSJ

Middle East
01.30 U.S. Speeding Up Missile Defenses in Persian Gulf [NYT]

Europe
Nuclear nonproliferation on hold as US and Russia debate
[DW]
UN chief Ban Ki-moon begins talks on Cyprus
[BBC]

Americas
Americans arrested taking children out of Haiti
[Reuters] and U.S. to Resume Airlift of Injured Haitians [NYT]
Obama 2010 budget deficit soars to record
[Reuters]
Draft Defense Department budget avoids weapons cuts, adds aircraft
[WaPo]
Obama to Weigh Objections to Holding Terror Trial in New York
[Bloomberg]