Posts Tagged ‘nauru’


Daily International News 08.02.10

August 2, 2010

Daily International News
August 2, 2010

Northeast Asia
Hiroshima mayor, China activists win ‘Asian Nobel’
US: NKorea sanctions to hit cash sources for nukes
U.S. to announce new sanctions on N. Korea in several weeks

[Just] China
New Silk Road by China Binds Asia to Latin America
China confirms promotion of Mao Zedong’s grandson
From 07.30 Chinese censors take notice of Twitter-style blogs [LAT]
Chinese court rejects appeal from Tibetan environmentalist
China’s Geely completes acquisition of Volvo
Drunken man kills 11 in China tractor rampage
From 07.31 Chinese activists speak out for jailed Uighur [AP]
Chinese businessman wants to buy Liverpool club

Australia election set for neck-and-neck finish
Row over Australia opposition plan to reopen Nauru camp

Central/South Asia
Afghans march in Kabul to denounce NATO strikes that killed civilians
Suicide car bomb kills 6 kids in south Afghanistan
From 08.01 Petraeus Resets Afghan Airstrike Rules [WSJ]
Troops kill 5 Kashmiri protesters as unrest grows
Pakistan rescuers struggle in flood aftermath

Blast in Gaza wounds 24 Palestinians
‘One killed’ after rockets strike Jordan and Israel
Israel to take part in UN probe of flotilla raid
Israel fears Turks could pass its secrets to Iran
From 08.01 Obama letter to Palestinian leader included warning, PLO says [WaPo]

[Other] Middle East
BlackBerry services suspended in October
[The National]
From 08.01 Iran: 3 Americans should stand trial [AP]
Iran’s Ahmadinejad calls for TV debate with Obama
Iran’s president now under attack by hardliners
[The National]
Shiite bloc suspends talks, undermining Maliki’s chances to remain Iraq’s leader
Iraq’s July Death Toll Highest In 2 Years
[VOA] vs. Corrected copy: July 2010 casualties statistics []

Taylor seeks delay in Naomi Campbell testimony
Somali pirates hijack cargo ship with 23 crew
From 08.01 Niger’s markets are full yet famine shadows the dusty roads [Guardian]

UK’s new security adviser to step down
Cameron terrorism row: High Commissioner in Pakistan summoned to meeting
From 08.01 Dutch troops leave southern Afghanistan [CNN]
Russian police swarm another free-assembly protest
Russia declares emergency as wildfires kill 34
Chechen terror leader appears to resign in video

Castro says Cuba will allow more self-employed
From 08.01 Brazil’s President Offers Asylum to Woman Facing Stoning in Iran [NYT]

Obama Says as U.S. Combat Role Ends in Iraq, Sacrifices Won’t
Hateful Ground Zero Hypocrisy
[Daily Beast]
MIT students helped WikiLeaks suspect, hacker says
RNC cancels Breitbart fundraiser


Daily International News 12.15.09

December 15, 2009

Daily International News
December 15, 2009

Happy One Week Until Christmas!!

Russia, U.S. may ink nuclear deal at climate talks
“Russia and the United States may sign an agreement to replace the START nuclear weapons treaty during the Copenhagen climate change summit, a Russian source familiar with the summit plans told Reuters on Tuesday.”

US-China showdown looms over climate talks [AP]
“A showdown between the world’s two largest polluters loomed over the U.N. climate talks Tuesday as China accused the United States and other rich nations of backsliding on their commitments to fight global warming.”

Brown to join climate talks two days early [Reuters]
“Prime Minister Gordon Brown will join climate talks in Copenhagen two days ahead of schedule to try to help overcome obstacles blocking a deal, his spokesman said on Monday.”

N. Korea’s security minister visits China: KCNA
“A delegation led by Ju Sang-song, head of the North’s Ministry of People’s Security, left Pyongyang for China by air…The report did not explain details of the trip, such as the purpose and the length of the visit, or who Ju will meet in China.”

U.S. scientists leave Pyongyang after talks on academic cooperation [Yonhap]
“The six-member delegation from the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS), led by Peter Agre, a Nobel laureate in chemistry, had traveled to Pyongyang on a mission to explore future opportunities for collaborative research activities in various fields.”

Japan likely to further delay Futenma decision
“According to participants, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirofumi Hirano proposed that a decision be made by May next year.”

China, Japan build ties amid dispute [China Daily]
“Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, who shouldered huge domestic pressure for a meeting between visiting Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping and Japanese Emperor Akihito, said yesterday he “earned the chance” to deepen ties with Beijing.”

China says Uighur asylum seekers are criminals
“China on Tuesday warned the United Nations refugee program not to be a “haven for criminals” as it signaled it wanted the return of 22 Muslim Uighurs who fled to Cambodia after deadly ethnic rioting this summer.”

China rejects calls to free dissident Liu Xiaobo [BBC]
“China has rejected calls from the US and the EU to release a prominent dissident as “unacceptable”.”

China, Kazakhstan set to sign nuclear agreement [China Daily]
“The unnamed source with ties to the government said the two countries had originally planned to sign the agreement during President Hu Jintao’s recent visit to the Central Asian country.”

Middle East
Israel: British arrest warrant threatens ties
“An arrest warrant issued in Britain against Israel’s former foreign minister was a “diplomatic offense” against the country, a Cabinet minister said Tuesday.”

Iranian jailed in US for arms trafficking plot [BBC]
“An Iranian man has been jailed for five years in the US after admitting plotting to procure and smuggle arms to Iran, prosecutors say.”

Abbas sticks by terms for talks, rules out violence [Reuters]
“President Mahmoud Abbas said on Tuesday the Palestinians would only resume peace talks if Israel fully halted settlement building in the occupied West Bank, but ruled out any return to violence.”

Obama presses Lebanon to crack down on arms smuggling to Hezbollah [Haaretz]
“Obama said after a meeting with Lebanese President Michel Suleiman at the White House that there had been some progress in enforcing a United Nations Security Council resolution banning such shipments, but more needed to be done.”

Karzai in anti-graft speech defends convicted mayor
“Afghan President Hamid Karzai used a keynote anti-corruption speech on Tuesday to defend the most senior of his officials to be convicted of graft in years, a move that could anger Western backers who demand more accountability.”

Suicide blast kills 22 in crowded Pakistani market [AP]
“The blast in the Punjabi town of Dera Ghazi Khan was the latest in a series of attacks by Taliban militants avenging an army offensive against insurgents in the northwest. More than 500 people have been killed.”

Abkhazia says Nauru recognizes its independence
“Georgia’s breakaway province of Abkhazia on Tuesday won recognition by the South Pacific island nation of Nauru, one of the world’s smallest states.”

Attack on Berlusconi ‘premeditated’ [BBC]
“An attack on Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on Sunday was premeditated, Italy’s interior minister, Roberto Maroni, has said.”

British Airways in legal challenge to strike [BBC]
“British Airways is to take legal action to try to prevent a cabin crew strike set to begin on 22 December.”

U.S. to announce transfer of detainees to Ill. prison
“Dozens of terrorism suspects being held at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, will be moved to a little-used Illinois state prison that will be acquired and upgraded by the federal government.”

Chicago terrorism case widens [LAT]
“U.S. authorities say two men accused of plotting an attack in Denmark knew about the rampage in India.”