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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 11.04.10

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 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 09.10.10

September 10, 2010

Daily International News
September 10, 2010

Asia-Pacific
N.Korea Marks Founding Day Amid Talk of Succession
[Chosun]
Lee downplays N. Korea’s reported next leader
[Yonhap] and US shrugs off North Korea succession talk [AP]
South Korea ready to reconcile with North – president
[Ria Novosti] and South Korea’s Lee seeks to boost commercial ties with North [Reuters]
Sharp calls North’s capabilities ‘worrisome’
[JAIB]
China calls on Japan to release boat captain
[BBC]
Japan wary of China military, urges closer US ties
[AP]
Veteran Japanese politician battles PM for top job
[AP]
More than 230,000 Japanese centenarians ‘missing’
[BBC]
New Zealand quake no-go zones remain amid aftershocks
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
US Koran-burning protests sweep Afghanistan
[BBC]
Karzai calls on Taliban leader to join peace talks
[AFP]
U.S. troops charged with murder of Afghan civilians
[Reuters]
U.S. effort to help Afghanistan fight corruption has complicated ties
[WaPo]

Middle East
Iran’s president intervened in American’s release
[AP]
Iran denies it is building secret nuclear facility
[AP]
U.S. Urges Iraqis to Try New Plan to Share Power
[NYT]

Africa
2 Guinea election officials charged with fraud
[AP]
Peace Corps volunteer in Lesotho killed
[AP]

Europe/UK
Medvedev Gets ‘Last Chance’ to Escape Putin’s Growing Shadow
[Bloomberg]
Kremlin talks tough after Caucasus attack
[Reuters]
Merkel ally Steinbach quits in row over blame for WWII
[BBC]
France to continue deporting Roma despite EU pressure
[BBC]
U.N. resolution paves the way for Serbia-Kosovo talks
[CNN]
Belgian report: 100s come forward on church abuse
[AP]
UK minister hired private eye to snoop on staff
[AP]
London Mayor Boris Johnson to stand for re-election in 2012
[BBC]
UK’s Royal Mail to be privatised or sold, government says
[BBC]

Americas/Domestic
Racked by drug violence, Mexico wary of Calif. vote on legalizing marijuana
[WaPo]
Frustration Over U.S. Economy Saps Democratic Voter Enthusiasm
[Bloomberg]
Judge declares U.S. military’s ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy unconstitutional
[LAT]
Afghans protest, Fla. pastor plans to meet NY imam
[AP]
Gas line explosion burns San Bruno neighborhood
[SFC]

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Daily International News 06.18.10

June 18, 2010

Daily International News
June 18, 2010

Korea(s)
U.S. envoy calls for strong message to North Korea on ship
[Reuters]
N. Korean footballers suspected missing accounted for: FIFA official
[Yonhap]
SKorea’s new army chief vows to beef up readiness
[AP]
S.Korea, India agree to launch nuclear energy talks
[AFP]
South Korea military alert over children’s balloons
[BBC]

Japan/China/TW
Future of commercial whaling ban rests with Japan
[AP]
Taiwan court extends detention for ex-leader
[Xinhua]
China says yuan exchange rate not up for discussion at G-20
[MarketWatch]
Study Criticizes Swine-Flu Follow-Up
[NYT]
NZ lawmaker claims Chinese security attacked him
[AP]

SE/Central Asia
Flooding, landslides kill nearly 60 in Myanmar
[AP]
Sri Lanka president condemns critics in victory pageant
[BBC]
U.S. envoy urges probe into Kyrgyz killings
[Reuters]
Interim leader: Up to 2,000 dead in Kyrgyz clashes
[AP]
Refugees Begin Returning to Kyrgyzstan
[NYT]

Middle East
Iran calls U.N. sanctions “illegal and invalid”
[Reuters]
U.S., Europe target Iran investment, trade
[WaPo]
Turkey: May air raid killed 100 Kurdish rebels
[AP]
Hamas, PA demand complete halt to closure
[JPost]
Sunni fighter’s killing is latest in attacks on former al-Qaeda insurgents
[WaPo]
Iraqi interpreter for U.S. shot dead by son and nephew [Reuters]

Africa
Ethiopia supreme court rejects election appeal
[AFP]
Somali pirates get 5 years in prison
[CNN]
Court Grants Bail and Frees American Lawyer in Rwanda
[NYT]
UN: Zimbabweans top asylum seekers worldwide
[AP]
S.Africa union delays power strike threat
[Reuters]

Europe
President Sarkozy: Britain helped save our honour
[Times UK]
IMF says Spain taking right steps towards stability
[BBC]
EU leaders back Estonia’s bid to adopt euro
[BusinessWeek]
Finnish PM quits, makes way for party’s new leader
[AP]

Domestic
U.S. may strip-search Guantanamo suspect – judge
[Reuters]
Secretary Clinton says DOJ will Challenge Arizona Immigration Law
[ABC]
Democrats lack consensus on climate bill
[Politico]
Loopholes Grow in Bill to Offset Ruling on Campaigns
[NYT]
BP’s U.S. Future Teeters After CEO, Lawmakers Clash
[Bloomberg]
Texas Congressman’s Apology to BP Is Denounced by His Own Party
[Bloomberg]
Pew: Muslims, Americans down on Obama’s foreign policy
[FP]
Utah firing squad executes convicted killer
[Reuters]
For the Lakers, victory has never been harder — or sweeter
[LAT]

Americas
Vigil for dozens trapped in Colombian coal mine
[AP]
Brazil suspends retaliation in U.S. cotton row
[Reuters]

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Int’l Morning News Roundup 11.03.09

November 3, 2009

NE Asia

N. Korea says it completed reprocessing spent fuel rods [Yonhap]
“North Korea said Tuesday it has completed reprocessing spent fuel rods and made “noticeable successes” in weaponizing plutonium extracted from them in an apparent call for the United States to quickly start bilateral talks.”

North Korea says has made more arms-grade plutonium [Reuters]

U.S. willing to engage N. Korea bilaterally in multilateral context: envoy [Yonhap]

Xinjiang police to ‘strike hard’ [BBC]

SE Asia

Senior U.S. Envoys Arrive in Myanmar for Talks [NYT]
“Two senior U.S. officials made the highest-level visit to Myanmar in more than a decade for talks Tuesday billed as a key pivot in Washington’s longtime stance of shunning the junta, a U.S. Embassy spokesman said.”

Pacific

Fiji bars NZ and Australia envoys [BBC]

AfPak

Afghan leader Karzai vows inclusive government [Reuters]

Middle East

Iran’s Politics Stand in the Way of a Nuclear Deal [NYT]

Africa

Clinton Offers U.S. Aid to Help Boost Muslim Ties [NYT]

Europe

Banks defer bonuses in return for extra £40 billion [Times UK]

Czech court gives go-ahead to Lisbon treaty [Times UK]

Americas

OAS plans to reincorporate Honduras and lift sanctions next week [MercoPress]