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Daily International News 06.22.11

June 22, 2011

Daily International News
June 22, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Relocation of U.S. base in Okinawa remains deadlocked after talks in Washington
[Mainichi]
Okinawa row: Governor Nakaima dismayed at US base delay
[BBC]
Kan set to resign by end of August
[Mainichi]
Koreas
Japan calls for bigger Chinese role in resuming 6-party talks
[Kyodo]
China
China warns US to keep out of S. China Sea dispute
[AP]
China says no cyber warfare between it, U.S. [Reuters]
China restricts popular report-a-bribe websites
[AP]
Gere criticizes China over abuse in Tibet in Seoul
[AP]
China says rebels “dialogue partner” as Misrata hit
[Reuters] 
Government: China’s inflation to rise in June
[AP]

Southeast Asia
Manila: US obliged to defend Filipinos in Spratlys
[AP]
Burma (Myanmar) border conflict threatens to complicate ties with China
[CSM]
Indian foreign secretary meets Suu Kyi
[IANS]
Saudi Arabia ‘apologises over Indonesia maid beheading’ [BBC]

South/Central Asia
Obama to Unveil Plan for Troop Drawdown
[WSJ]
India, Pakistan aim to nudge peace process
[Reuters]
Four Pakistani majors questioned over Islamist links
[Reuters]
Osama’s death bad, India biggest threat, say Pakistanis
[IANS]
Vigil for BBC reporter detained in Tajikistan
[BBC]

Middle East
Israeli leaders test nuclear bunker in defence drill
[Reuters]
Syria forced people to attend pro-Assad rallies, activist claims
[CNN]
Syrian Regime’s Backers Take a Turn at Protest
[WSJ]
Life sentences for Bahrain activists
[Al Jazeera]
Officials: 57 militants escape Yemen jail
[AP]
Four dead, dozens hurt in attacks on Iraqi police
[Reuters]
Iranian oil delegation attacked in Baghdad
[Reuters]

Africa
Sudan to block oil pipeline if south will not pay
[BBC]
Morning airstrikes by NATO target Tripoli area
[AP]
Italy breaks ranks over NATO’s Libya mission
[AFP]
Bipartisan Senate Resolution Gives Backing to U.S. Libya Military Mission
[Bloomberg]
Michelle Obama: Mandela looked strong, good, happy
[Reuters]
Michelle Obama in SAfrica: ‘What will you make of your inheritance?’
[Mail & Guardian]

Europe
Greek government survives vote of confidence
[Deutsche Welle]
Belfast endures worst sectarian violence in a decade
[Deutsche Welle] and Belfast riot shooting blamed on dissident republicans [Guardian]
Russia eliminates challenge from liberal opposition party
[Deutsche Welle]  
Europe says Russia will lift ban on vegetable imports
[BBC]

Americas
Cristina Fernandez announces re-election bid: “I always knew what I had to do”
[MercoPress]
Leading Mexico drug gang suspect arrested
[LA Times]
Haiti parliament rejects President Martelly’s PM choice
[BBC]

Domestic
Huntsman visiting SC day after launching 2012 bid
[AP]
Tim Pawlenty warns GOP on perils of isolationism
[POLITICO]
Michele Bachmann’s Iowa announcement coming Monday
[POLITICO]
Pentagon gets cyberwar guidelines
[AP] 
Unarmed ND Minuteman missile launched in Calif.
[AP]
Poll: 44% of Americans Worse Off Under Obama
[Bloomberg]
Gore: Obama lacks `bold action’ on global warming
[AP]
Members of Biden Group Oppose Short-Term Extension of U.S. Debt Ceiling [Bloomberg]

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Daily International News 11.23.09

November 23, 2009

Daily International News
November 23, 2009

DPRK
N. Korea says naval skirmish demonstrates need for peace treaty with U.S.
[Yonhap]
North Korea urged the United States on Monday to replace their armistice agreement with a peace treaty, citing a recent skirmish between the two Koreas’ navies as “proof” that such a treaty is necessary for peace on the peninsula

China and North Korea defence ministers pledge ties [BBC]
Chinese and North Korean defence chiefs have pledged to strengthen their long-standing military alliance

China/Taiwan
Taiwan concedes territorial waters near China
[Reuters]
Taiwan retains control over the tiny island chains of Kinmen and Matsu but does not claim the ocean around them, the Taiwan government said in a notice stating its position for the first time

China families protest mine disaster; toll hits 104 [Reuters]
Relatives of miners killed by a gas blast at a coal pit in northeast China scuffled with police and demanded answers

China activist who spoke out on quake gets 3 years [AP]
A veteran dissident was sentenced Monday to three years in prison after casting a spotlight on poorly built schools that collapsed during China’s massive earthquake last year

Philippines
Philippine kidnappers kill 21 in ‘political massacre’
[AFP]
Supporters of a prominent local politician in Maguindanao province and local journalists were among those murdered

Central/South Asia
Afghan security plans ‘a tall order’
[AFP]
Afghan government plans to boost army and police numbers massively have been greeted with scepticism by diplomats and military experts who say the figures are too ambitious

India tests nuclear-capable missile after sunset [Reuters]
India’s army tested a nuclear-capable Agni missile after sunset on Monday for the first time to demonstrate it could be fired whenever required

Middle East
Israel, Hamas near swap of prisoners for soldier
[AP]
Israel and Hamas are close to a deal to swap 1,000 Palestinian prisoners for an Israeli soldier held for more than three years

Iraq parliament passes new vote law [Reuters]
Iraq’s fractious parliament on Monday approved an amended version of a law needed to hold a general election next year

Iran stages war games, sits on West’s nuclear offer [WP]
Military issues warning to Israel, tries to show defensive capacity

Europe
Germany attacks Israel settlement plan before visit
[Reuters]
Germany on Monday criticized Israeli plans to expand settlements in the occupied West Bank, in unusually explicit terms a week before the two countries’ leaders meet in Berlin

From Sunday>> N.Ireland on edge after huge car bomb found [AFP]
Northern Ireland
was on edge Monday after a huge car bomb only just failed to cause devastation

Russia says new blast at arms depot kills 8 [Reuters]
Eight soldiers were killed and two injured Monday when munitions exploded at a Russian navy arms depot

Africa

Sudan announces slight delay to upcoming elections [Sudan Tribune]
The Sudanese NEC announced a six day delay to the elections in order to allow more time for voters to register

From Sunday>>Algeria acquits two former Guantanamo Bay detainees [BBC]
Two Algerian men held at Guantanamo Bay for seven years on terror charges have been acquitted at a trial on being returned home

Americas
Brazil: World should engage, not isolate Iran
[AP]

Engaging, not isolating Iran is the way to push for peace and stability in the Middle East, said Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva