Posts Tagged ‘mugabe’

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Daily Interntional News 06.23.10

June 23, 2010

Daily International News
June 23, 2010

International
G8, G20: A View of Canada’s Summits
[CFR]

Koreas/Japan
SKorea, Japan activists fly leaflets toward NKorea
[AP]
SKorea seeks jail for NKoreans in defector plot
[AP]
Nations fail to agree on curbing Japan whale hunt
[AP]
Japan PM apologises for US bases in Okinawa
[BBC]
Japan to announce date of upper house election on Thursday
[Kyodo]
Japan Finance Minister: China at ‘Start Line’ on Yuan Reform
[WSJ]

China
Honda again halts China production due to strike
[AP]
China gives 257 military trucks to Cambodia
[AP]
Nearly 200 dead in China flooding, government says
[CNN]

SE Asia/Pacific
US jails Cambodia coup plotter Chhun Yasith for life
[BBC]
Australia’s Rudd calls leadership vote
[AP]
Myanmar: No chanting to drum up political support
[AP]

Central/South Asia
OSCE calls for international police force in Kyrgyz south
[Reuters]
Pakistani PM ignores US warning on Iran gas deal
[AP]
Australia may start Afghanistan pullout in 2 years
[AP]
Bulgaria to send more troops to Afghanistan
[AP]

Middle East
Iraqi PM accepts electricity minister’s resignation
[AFP]
Israel launches Ofek 9 spy satellite
[BBC]

Africa
Zimbabwe PM fires 4 ministers after reviews
[AP]
Zimbabwe: State Threatens to Pull Out of Kimberley Process
[AllAfrica]
Two German aid workers kidnapped in Darfur: UN
[AFP]
World Cup 2010: South Africa proud of team – Parreira
[BBC]

Europe/UK
Britain Unveils Emergency Budget
[NYT]
Russia tightens grip on Belarus gas in debt row
[DW]
Manet self-portrait sold for record $33M in London
[AP]

Domestic
McChrystal’s Fate in Limbo as He Prepares to Meet Obama
[NYT]
White House asks for possible McChrystal replacements
[CNN]
Afghan leaders warn against firing Gen. McChrystal
[AP]
Op-ed: Why McChrystal Has to Go [WSJ]
Op-ed: Judging McChrystal’s War [NYT]
Op-ed: The President and His General [NYT]
Op-ed: Gen. McChrystal’s fireable offense [WaPo]
Obama requests $600 million for border security
[LAT]
Haley wins GOP gubernatorial nomination in S.C.
[USA Today]
BP puts Bob Dudley in key Gulf clean-up role
[AP]
Obama seeks new drill ban as oil still spews
[Reuters]
US World Cup fate set to be determined
[AP]

Americas
Alleged drug lord “Dudus” Coke captured in Jamaica
[Reuters]
Coca cultivation falls in Colombia, rises in Peru
[CNN]

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Daily International News 04.23.10

April 23, 2010

Please excuse my absence for the last few days – I was at the US Court of Appeals yesterday listening in on the Uyghur former detainee resettlement appeal. News below!

Daily International News
April 23, 2010

Northeast Asia
Clinton urges North Korea to avoid provocative actions
[Reuters]
North Korea ‘to seize property at Kumgang resort’
[BBC via KCNA]
Monks ‘asked to leave Qinghai quake zone’
[BBC]

Central/South/SE Asia
Thailand’s red shirts say open to talks with govt
[Reuters]
Bakiyev ‘will not return to Kyrgyzstan as president’
[BBC]
Nato sets out plans to transfer control in Afghanistan
[BBC]
Once-docile Afghan parliament stands up to Karzai and becomes an ally of U.S.
[WaPo]
From 04.22 Killings Rattle Pakistan’s Swat Valley [NYT]

Middle East
Israel PM seeks new plan as US envoy visits-report
[Reuters]
Bomb attacks near Baghdad Shia mosques kill dozens
[BBC]
Zimbabwe’s Mugabe backs Ahmadinejad on nuclear Iran
[Reuters]
Iran agrees belatedly to better monitoring-diplomats
[Reuters]

Africa
Meningitis kills 718 in Burkina Faso
[AP]
Opposition leader Ingabire released in Rwanda
[BBC]

Europe
U.S. Resists Push by Allies for Tactical Nuclear Cuts
[NYT]
Greece asks for EU-IMF bailout
[AP]
Europe’s air traffic ‘back to normal’
[BBC]
From 04.22 Belgium plunged into crisis as PM offers resignation [AFP]

Americas
Paraguay president wants military rule in north
[AP]
Oil slick spreads from sunken rig
[CNN]

Domestic
Democrats plan to introduce bill to blunt ruling on political spending
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 02.22.10

February 22, 2010

Daily International News
February 22, 2010

UPDATE: US SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR NORTH KOREA POLICY AND US SPECIAL ENVOY FOR SIX PARTY TALKS SUNG KIM WILL DEPART FOR BEIJING, SEOUL, AND TOKYO TOMORROW TO MEET WITH COUNTERPARTS IN THE SIX-PARTY PROCESS. There are no plans for them to meet with North Korean interlocutors at this time.

DPRK
North Korea seeks military talks with rival South
[Reuters]

China/Taiwan
US experts close in on Google hackers
[FT]
Chinese netizens make fun of NYT Google hacking report
[Xinhua]
China PLA officer urges new Internet control agency
[Reuters]

Pentagon paints grim picture of Taiwan air defense [AP]
China throws birthday bash for Zimbabwe’s Mugabe
[Reuters]

Afghanistan
NATO Airstrike Is Said to Have Killed Afghan Civilians
[NYT]
Dutch Courage: Now is a time for Nato to show more commitment to Afghanistan, not less
[Times of London]

Middle East/N. Africa
Former Top Generals Detained in Turkish Coup Inquiry
[NYT]
Iran to Build More Enrichment Plants
[NYT]
Israel drones ‘could target Iran’
[Al-Jazeera]
Ex-UN nuclear chief: Egypt must change
[AP]

Africa
Ugandan rebels kidnap 40 in Centr.Africa
[AFP]

Europe
Gordon Brown’s Allies Reject Bullying Charges
[NYT]
Floods, Mudslides in Madeira Leave 42 Dead
[WSJ]

Americas
Latin nations seek unity in regional summit
[CNN]
Drilling for oil set to start off the Falkland Islands
[BBC]
Venezuela’s ranchers warn against arming peasants
[AP]

Domestic
Toyota heads to Capitol Hill with team of lobbyists, history of political giving
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 12.10.09

December 10, 2009

Daily International News
December 10, 2009

Japan/China
Japan PM prods China ahead of visit by leader
[Reuters]
“Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama on Thursday urged China to make progress on democracy, just as China announced a rising leader will visit Japan in a sign of deepening ties between the two biggest Asian powers.”

DPRK
N. Korea agrees on need for six-way nuke talks: Bosworth
[Yonhap]
“North Korea and the United States have reached a “common understanding” on the need to resume the six-party nuclear talks and implement a 2005 historic deal on the North’s denuclearization, a senior U.S. envoy said Thursday after a three-day trip there.”

Clinton says NKorea-US talks are ‘positive’ [AFP]
“For a preliminary meeting, it was quite positive,” Clinton told reporters after US envoy Stephen Bosworth left Pyongyang saying both sides agreed on the need to resume the negotiations but without setting a date for them.”

Nobel
War president addresses incongruity of accepting peace prize
[WP]
“In his acceptance speech, Obama directly confronted the seeming paradox of receiving the prestigious peace prize while serving as a war president. In trying to pursue both security and peace, he said, “war is sometimes necessary.”

Obama’s Nobel snub angers Norwegians [Guardian]
“The White House has cancelled many of the events peace prize laureates traditionally submit to, including a dinner with the Norwegian Nobel committee, a press conference, a television interview, [and] a lunch invitation from the King.”

Copenhagen
Walkout Threat Over ‘Danish Text’
[AllAfrica]
“DEVELOPING states at the United Nations (UN) climate change conference, including SA, were unanimous yesterday in condemning the “Danish text.”

Europe
Russian missile test launch fails
[BBC]
“A Russian test launch of an intercontinental missile has failed, resulting in a white light seen over parts of Norway.”

Abortion pill gets final approval in Italy [BBC]
“Unlike in other European countries, the pill, also known as mifepristone, will be administered solely in hospitals.”

Middle East
Thousands in Jerusalem protest settlement freeze
[Reuters]
“The demonstration, which generally went off without incident, was the first major gathering in several years of settlers to protest an Israeli government’s actions to suspend settlement activity in the occupied West Bank.”

Iraq PM orders security reshuffle [Al Jazeera]
“Nouri al-Maliki, the Iraqi prime minister, has reshuffled the leadership of the country’s security forces, in the wake of a series of deadly bomb attacks in Baghdad.”

Iraq’s March vote won’t affect troop plan, U.S. says [Reuters]
“U.S. Defence Secretary Robert Gates met Iraqi leaders on Thursday as U.S. commanders said plans to reduce troop levels sharply by next summer were on track despite delayed elections and a major al Qaeda attack.”

Iran may face new U.N. sanctions – U.S., UK, France [Reuters]
“If it continues to refuse the slightest confidence measures, to refuse dialogue, transparency … we must draw all of the necessary conclusions and that means that we must move on to a new resolution involving sanctions,” French Ambassador to the U.N. Gerard Araud told a U.N. Security Council meeting on Iran.”

India/AfPak
Petraeus sees short-term rise in Afghan violence
[Reuters]
“Violence in Afghanistan and turmoil within the Karzai government are likely to rise in the short term, General David Petraeus said on Wednesday.”

Andhra MLAs resign protesting Telangana creation decision [Times of India]
“Andhra Pradesh plunged into a fresh political crisis on Thursday with 60 MLAs…resigning in protest against the Centre’s decision to carve out a separate Telangana state.”

Africa
Mugabe backers raped opponents in election – report
[Reuters]
“AIDS-Free World said the 64-page report — entitled “Electing to Rape” — is based on interviews with 72 survivors and witnesses, and documents 380 rapes committed by 241 perpetrators across Zimbabwe’s 10 provinces.”

Americas
Fate of Ex-Honduran Leader Is in Doubt
[NYT]
“A plan for the ousted Honduran president, Manuel Zelaya, to leave the country for Mexico ran aground late Wednesday when negotiations over his safe passage fell apart, the leader and the Mexican authorities said.”