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Daily International News 10.06.10

October 6, 2010

Happy Hump Day!

Daily International News
October 6, 2010

International
Molecule building work wins Nobel
[BBC]
Limited progress in climate talks in China
[AP]

Northeast Asia
Koreas
North Korea nuclear threat is “alarming,” says South
[Reuters]
North Korea “Restoring” Nuclear Plants, South Asserts
[GSW]

ASEM Ends with Chair’s Statement Expressing Deep Concern over Cheonan Incident
[Arirang]
Korea to Host Maritime Interdiction Drills Next Week
[Arirang]
EU, South Korea sign free trade deal
[AP]

South Korea Prepares New Propaganda War
[NYT]
China/Taiwan
Defense Secretary Gates to meet Chinese counterpart in Hanoi, officials say
[WaPo] and China’s defense chief to attend ASEAN+8 security session, meet U.S. counterpart [Xinhua]

Chinese Civilian Boats Roil Disputed Waters
[NYT]
Official: Taiwan to budget for 2012 F-16 upgrade
[AP]

Geithner presses China on currency reform
[AP]
EU, China to lock horns on yuan, trade
[AP]
China’s Market Worth $150 Billion to U.S. Companies, Group Says
[Bloomberg]
China’s second lunar probe completes first braking
[Xinhua]
Japan
US diplomat: US-Japan pact vital in changing Asia
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Dutch court dismisses Indonesian president arrest call
[BBC]

Thai bomb-making site searched after fatal explosion
[BBC]
Vietnam demands China release 9 fishermen
[AP]

Floods inundate central Vietnam after heavy rain
[BBC]
Explosion at Hanoi stadium kills four
[BBC]
BHP Billiton-Rio Tinto Australian deal ‘at risk’
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
White House Slams Pakistani Effort On Militants
[WSJ]

Increased drone attacks in Pakistan ‘linked’ to suspected Europe terror plot
[BBC]
Pakistan asks Nato to accept responsibility for helicopter crash
[Dawn]
Nato supply lorries set ablaze by gunmen in Pakistan
[BBC]
Taliban in high-level talks with Karzai government, sources say
[WaPo]

Middle East
Netanyahu Examines Offer on Settlement Freeze
[NYT]
U.A.E. Banks Cut Ties To Iranian Banks Blacklisted By U.S.
[WSJ]

US: Ahmadinejad trip to Lebanon is not a good idea
[AP]
Sanctions begin to compound Iran’s severe economic problems
[WaPo]
Britain’s No. 2 diplomat escapes attack in Yemen
[AP]

Africa
UN says captures rebel who led Congo rapes
[Reuters]
Ethiopian opposition leader Birtukan Mideksa freed
[BBC]
Clashes in Somalia’s capital leave 4 dead
[AP]

Europe
Europe Raises Cry Over Chinese Technology
[WSJ]

France makes 12 arrests in light of terror alert
[DW]
EU and Libya reach deal on illegal migrants
[BBC]
Hungary opens criminal probe into sludge disaster
[AP]
Fitch cuts Ireland’s credit rating another notch
[AP]

Americas
ECUADOR CRISIS: Troops to Guard Legislature
[LAHT]

Domestic
Obama-Clinton ticket ‘on the table,’ Woodward says
[CNN]

Obama to Return Solar Panels to White House, Chu Says
[Bloomberg]
Wall Street Says Women Worth Less as Disparity Over Pay Widens
[Bloomberg]
Supreme Court weighs privacy rights of feds
[WashTimes]
Oil spill hearings focus on who was in charge after the blast
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 08.17.10

August 17, 2010

Daily International News
August 17, 2010

East Asia/Pacific
Koreas
From 08.16 U.S. and South Korea Begin War Drills [NYT]
NKorea rejects SKorean unification proposal
[AP]
Jang Song-taek Named as a Caretaker for Kim Jong-un
[Arirang]
With Kim ailing, signs of big changes in N. Korea
[Asahi Shimbun]
North Korea says it has joined Twitter, YouTube
[AP]

Leading anti-U.S. activist in Korea arrested
[Yonhap]
Opinion: Deter Pyongyang through Beijing
[The American]

China/Taiwan
US says China’s military has seen secret expansion
[BBC]
and China unlikely to satisfy US on military openness [AP]
Taiwan urges US to sell island advanced weapons
[AP]
China tests space station module to launch in 2011
[AP]
36 killed, hundreds injured in new China flooding
[AP]

Japan
Suspect ship seen before Japan tanker blast: report
[Reuters]

Japanese Officials Step Up Response to Slowdown as Yen Gains
[Bloomberg]

Pacific
Australia facing possibility of hung parliament
[Telegraph]
Australia’s Gillard backs republic after Queen’s death
[BBC]

Central/South Asia
Karzai to Bar Security Firms
[WSJ]

Taliban call for joint inquiry into civilian Afghan deaths considered
[Guardian]
Pakistani leader attempts damage control after European trip during disaster
[LAT]
UN says millions without help in Pakistan floods
[AP]
Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan confirms leader Tahir Yuldashev killed
[Long War Journal]

Middle East
Iraq/Iran
Suicide Bomber Kills Dozens in Attack on Iraqi Army Recruits
[NYT]
Iran to build 10 uranium enrichments plants in mountain strongholds
[Telegraph]

Analysts see Iranian nuclear dispute continuing despite sanctions
[The National]
Iranian Anti-Stoning Lawyer Continues Fight from Exile
[Der Spiegel]
Iranian fighter jet crashes near nuclear plant
[AP]

Arabian Peninsula
‘Open gate’ in Oman means trade with Iran and influx of drugs
[The National]
Arrest of Shiite activists sparks riots ahead of Bahrain election
[The National]

Israel
Israel to refuse to stop building settlements
[Telegraph]

Israeli says she didn’t humiliate Arab on Facebook
[AP]

Turkey
Brownback’s case against proposed Turkish ambassador Ricciardone
[FP]
U.S. Tells Turkey Weapons Deals At Risk: Report
[Defense News]
American freelance writer arrested in Turkey
[WaPo]

Africa
In ANC bill, South African media see threat to press freedom
[CSM]
Libya: BP to Start Drilling By October
[WSJ]
Nigerian police ‘use torture’ to extort cash
[AFP]
Jordanian UN officers abducted in Darfur freed
[AFP]
Nigeria’s former military leader launches challenge for presidency
[Guardian]

Cholera kills 87 in Nigeria: official
[AFP]
Wounded buffalo kills Zimbabwean conservationist
[AP]

Europe
START expiration ends U.S. inspection of Russian nuclear bases
[WaPo]

Suicide Bomber Attacks Police in North Caucasus
[NYT]
Russia expels Romanian diplomat accused of spying
[AP]
Medvedev summons Russian oligarchs to help after wildfires
[Telegraph]
Barclays in Sanctions Bust
[WSJ]
Eurozone inflation hits 20-month high
[BBC]

Americas
Judge orders longtime Gitmo detainee released for lack of evidence
[CNN]

Star’s Candidacy in Haiti Puts Scrutiny on Charity
[NYT]
U.S. Said to Plan Easing Rules for Travel to Cuba
[NYT]
Mexico supreme court upholds gay adoptions
[AP]
Protesters in Bolivia’s Potosi region end blockade
[BBC]
Brazil forbids election spoofing
[AP]

Domestic
FP interview with Bob Gates: The Transformer
[FP]
AP Exclusive: Terrorist tapes found under CIA desk
[AP]
Pentagon Misspends Emergency Fund on Afghan Power, Skelton Says
[Bloomberg]
Glenn Beck’s plans for rally on a hallowed date and spot spurs countermarches
[WaPo]
Fox parent gives $1 million to RGA
[Politico]
California Gay Marriage Ban Will Continue During Court Appeal
[Bloomberg]
Plumes of Gulf oil spreading east on sea floor
[CNN]

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Daily International News 08.09.10

August 9, 2010

Daily International News
August 9, 2010

NE Asia
Koreas
North Korea Seizes South Korean Boat Near Border
[NYT]
N. Korea offers no words on seized S. Korean fishing boat
[Yonhap]
NKorea fires artillery off west coast
[AP]
Talks Set to Resume Between US, North Korean Military
[VOA]

South Korea’s President Reshuffles Cabinet
[NYT]
Will Lee remain tough on North Korea?
[Korea Times]

China/Japan
1,300 missing in China amid widespread Asia floods
[AP]
In Crackdown on Energy Use, China to Shut 2,000 Factories [NYT]
Japan marks Nagasaki atomic bomb attack of 1945
[BBC]

SE Asia
Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Ba’asyir in terror arrest
[BBC]
Concerned about China’s rise, Southeast Asian nations build up militaries
[WaPo]

Quiet ceremonies mark bloody anniversary in Myanmar
[WashTimes]
Philippines DFA chief: Without the opposition, Myanmar polls a farce
[GMA News]

Central/South Asia
Pakistan flood crisis bigger than tsunami, Haiti: UN
[Dawn]
Last 2 foreign dead in Afghan murders identified
[AP]
Indian govt takes legal action in Mumbai oil spill case; PM calls for report
[Press Trust Of India]

Middle East
Israeli PM: Turkey looked for a fight on ship
[AP]

Israeli held in Libya returns home after release
[AP]
Saudi Arabia and BlackBerry agree deal to avert a ban on the smartphone
[Guardian]
08/08 At least 8 dead in multiple Iraq bombings [CNN]

Africa
U.N. Back to Somalia After 17 Years
[NYT]
Rwandan president expected to win election handily
[AP]
Campbell said Taylor gave her diamond – Farrow
[Reuters]
Sudan suspends BBC Arabic on FM radio
[BBC]

Europe
German mosque used by Sept. 11 attackers shut down
[AP]
BP oil spill response costs hit $6.1 bln
[AFP]
Record heat wave and fires prompt Moscow to open relief centers
[WaPo]
From 08/08 Russian president visits breakaway Abkhazia [CNN]

Americas
Obama May Ease U.S. Travel to Cuba Even If Congress Won’t Act
[Bloomberg]
From 08/07 Fidel Castro addresses parliament after four-year gap [BBC]
Chavez to meet with Colombia’s new president
[AP]
From 08/08 Groups of Mexican federal police clash over allegations [CNN]

Domestic
First woman to head major US intelligence agency
[AP]

Obama to Tout Education Efforts
[WSJ]
Obama gets to test his game against hoops greats
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 08.05.10

August 5, 2010

Daily International News
August 5, 2010

East Asia
S. Korea holds anti-submarine drills near western sea border
[Yonhap]
Report: US to sell Taiwan decommissioned warships
[AP]
Chinese missile could shift Pacific power balance
[AP]
Workers Question China’s Account of Oil Spill
[NYT]
UN chief in Nagasaki calls for nuclear disarmament
[AP]
US, nuclear powers to attend Hiroshima memorial
[AP]
U.S., Hanoi in Nuclear Talks
[WSJ]
Military shakeup could derail Thai peace moves
[Reuters]

AfPak
Karzai Targets Two U.S.-Backed Task Forces
[WSJ]
Petraeus establishes new rules of conduct for Western forces in Afghanistan
[LAT]
Suicide bomber kills 7 Afghan police in north
[AP]
Pakistan floods head south after devastating trail
[Reuters]
Assassination of key U.S. ally adds to Pakistan’s crises
[WaPo]

Middle East
AP Exclusive: Iran defiant in nuclear documents
[AP]
Iran sees regional alliance to counter NATO
[Reuters]
Iran publishes new Holocaust-denying website
[AP]
UN: Israel did not cross border
[Al Jazeera]
Israel returns Turkish aid ships seized near Gaza
[Reuters]
Israel indicts 3 Arabs on espionage charges
[AP]
Egypt admits rocket attack from its own soil
[AP]
Illicit liquor trade uncovered in Dubai
[Gulf News]

Africa
Sudan’s Bashir in Libya to meet Kadhafi
[AFP]
Rwanda government denies link to assassinations
[BBC]
Naomi Campbell tells Taylor trial of ‘dirty stones’
[BBC]
Kenyan voters back new constitution
[Al Jazeera]

Europe
Medvedev sacks officers over Russia fire failures
[BBC]
Greece makes ‘strong start’ in cutting debt, IMF says
[BBC]
Chechen rebel leader revokes resignation
[AP]

Domestic
Ruling against Prop. 8 could lead to federal precedent on gay marriage
[LAT]
Google, Verizon Said to Have Web Deal as U.S. Talks Continue
[Bloomberg]
Geithner Sees No Evidence Tax Cuts Pay for Themselves
[Bloomberg]
‘Static kill’ of oil well deemed a success; gulf waters begin clearing
[WaPo]
Obama Returns to Illinois to Stump for Democrat Amid Scandals
[Bloomberg]

Americas
Canadian accused of buying weapons for al-Qaeda freed
[BBC]
Fidel Castro set to address Cuba national assembly
[BBC]
Panama ‘serial killer’ case: more bodies recovered
[BBC]

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Daily International News 07.30.10

July 30, 2010

Daily International News
July 30, 2010

Koreas
North Korea UN talks go ahead after US military drill
[BBC]
U.N. Command, DPRK to meet again next month [Xinhua]
New details point to sinking by N. Korean torpedo
[Wash Times]
North Korean diplomats seize books on Kim in Myanmar
[Reuters]
US ‘carefully watching’ Myanmar-NKorea talks
[AP]
S. Korean PM offers to resign a second time
[CNN]

China/HK
U.S. takes a tougher tone with China
[WaPo]
China reiterates “indisputable” sovereignty over South China Sea islands
[Xinhua]
US to press China, others on Iran sanctions
[AP]
China disagrees with EU’s unilateral sanctions on Iran [Xinhua]
China ‘jails three Uighurs’ for website work
[BBC]
China to crack down on pro-Cantonese protesters
[Reuters]
US expert: China oil spill far bigger than stated
[AP]
EDF agrees £5.8bn sale of UK networks to Li Ka-Shing
[BBC]

SE Asia/Pacific
Sri Lanka TV station firebombed
[BBC]

WikiLeaks
Taliban furious, says we’ll punish WikiLeaks informers
[Hindustan Times]
Computer Evidence Ties Leaks to Soldier
[WSJ]
Afghan war spending faces new scrutiny
[WaPo]
Al-Qaida ‘planned 9/11 style attack on Kabul’
[Guardian]

AfPak [non-WikiLeaks related]
Dutch Troops To Leave Afghanistan
[AFP]
July becomes deadliest month for U.S. troops in Afghanistan
[CNN]
Officials: Floods kill at least 430 in Pakistan
[AP]

Middle East
Mahmoud Abbas preparing to hold direct talks with Israel, say diplomats
[Telegraph]
Rocket from Gaza hits Israeli city, no injuries
[AP]
Is Peres trying to convince Palestinians to refuse direct talks?
[Haaretz]
Hariri hit suspect is Hizbullah bigwig
[J-Post]
Syrian and Saudi leaders visit Beirut to defuse tension
[BBC]
Opponents of Gamal Mubarak ridicule posters
[The National]

Africa
Central African Republic election delayed to Jan.
[AP]
Scores die of cholera in Cameroon
[CNN]
Robert Mugabe loses political ally as younger sister Sabina dies
[Telegraph]

Europe
Italy in political turmoil as Berlusconi party implodes
[Reuters]
New START: Too modest to merit partisan bickering
[WaPo]
US Embassy workers in France tested after suspicious letter
[AP]
Truck Drivers in Greece Defy an Order to End Their Strike
[NYT]
20 dead as forest fires rage across Russia
[AP]

Domestic
Lockerbie senator considers sending investigators to Britain
[Telegraph]
Arizona Seeks September Appeal Hearing on Immigration Ruling
[Bloomberg]
Obama Immigration Victory Adds to Pressure for Federal Action
[Bloomberg]
Rangel Case Poses Test for Democrats as Elections Near
[NYT]
SEC charges billionaire Texas brothers who donate to GOP with fraud
[WaPo]
U.S. Economic Growth Slowed to 2.4% Rate in 2nd Quarter
[NYT]
Disney Sells Miramax for $660 Million [NYT]

Americas
Wyclef Jean steps toward Haitian presidential race
[Reuters]
Neighbors fail to end Venezuela-Colombia rift
[Reuters]
The ‘Dangerous’ Border: Actually One of America’s Safest Places
[Time]
U.S. closes consulate in Mexico’s Ciudad Juarez
[Reuters]
Troops kill senior ‘capo’ of mighty Mexico cartel
[AP]
62 cops linked to drug cartels arrested in Mexico
[CNN]

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Daily International News 07.29.10

July 29, 2010

Daily International News
July 29, 2010

Northeast Asia
North Korea to hold more talks with US
[AAP]
US watching for NKorea nuclear test
[Wash Times]
North Korea minister visits Burma amid nuclear fears
[BBC]
SKorean PM Chung resigns, hastening Lee’s cabinet reshuffle
[JoongAng Ilbo]
Japanese tanker probe eyes possible Persian Gulf collision
[AP]
Tiananmen dissident to seek re-entry to China
[Reuters]
Official: Water safe after chemical spill in China
[AP]

Central/SE Asia
Emergency ruled ended in six more Thailand provinces
[BBC]
U.S. Military Scrutinizes Leaks for Risks to Afghans
[NYT] and Military Probe Again Targets Manning [WSJ]
Local strongman is U.S. troops’ most reliable friend in Kandahar province
[WaPo]
2nd US Navy sailor’s body recovered in Afghanistan
[AP]
David Cameron defends ‘frank’ comments about Pakistan
[BBC]
Monsoon flooding kill 60, strand more in Pakistan
[AP]

Middle East
Arab League backs Palestinians on restarting talks
[AP]
Clinton “burning up phone lines” to Middle East
[Politico]
Militants kill 17 security forces across Iraq
[AP]
US seeking fuel-swap meeting with Iran
[J-Post]
Lawyer in Iran stoning case ‘missing’
[BBC]

Africa
AU Rejects Change to Somalia Mandate
[All Africa]
China and Rio Tinto complete Guinea mining deal
[BBC]
South African unions threaten to strike ‘in seven days’
[BBC]
DR Congo boat sinking ‘kills 140’
[BBC]

UK/Europe
Cameron ‘unsure of government’s form’ as he met Queen
[BBC]
UK fixed retirement age to be axed
[BBC]
Koh-i-Noor diamond ‘staying put’ in UK says Cameron
[BBC]
Russia grants more powers to KGB successor agency
[AP]
Greek police clash with hauliers amid crippling strike
[BBC]
Gruesome charges detailed against suspected Nazi
[AP]

Americas
Fidel Castro to Publish Book Account of His Revolutionary Youth
[Bloomberg]
Unasur set to address Venezuela’s rift with Colombia
[BBC]
Four Journalists Kidnapped in Mexico
[WSJ]
Guatemala tries Mexican massacre suspects
[BBC]

Domestic
Arizona Will Appeal Ruling on Immigration Law, Governor Says
[Bloomberg]
Majority of spilled oil in Gulf of Mexico unaccounted for in government data
[WaPo]
Obama, on ‘The View,’ Discusses the ‘Roses’ and ‘Thorns’ of the Presidency
[ABC]
Fallen Soldiers’ Families Denied Cash Payout as Insurers Profit
[Bloomberg]
Details of 100m Facebook users collected and published
[BBC]
Congress Rethinks Its Ban on Internet Gambling
[NYT]
Obama Speaks to Civil Rights Group on Education
[NYT]

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Daily International News 07.23.10

July 23, 2010

Daily International News
July 23, 2010

North Korea
North Korea vows ‘physical response’ to US exercise
[BBC]
NKorea tensions spike at Asian security forum
[AP]
US says NKorea must change ‘dangerous’ behavior
[AP]
On North Korea and More, China Flexes Its Muscles
[Time]

China/Japan
US wades into South China Sea disputes
[AP]
China sentences Uighur writer to 15 years in jail
[AP]
China ‘may review execution policy changes’
[BBC]
First details on China oil spill’s cause emerge
[AP]
Prosecutors to quiz Japan ruling party’s Ozawa – media
[Reuters]

South/SE/Central Asia
US warns Myanmar on nukes, rights abuses
[AP]
17 injured in blast targeting Afghan candidate
[AP]
Minority leaders leaving Karzai’s side over leader’s overtures to insurgents
[WaPo]
Pakistani government extends tenure of Army Chief Kayani
[CNN]
India unveils prototype of $35 tablet computer
[AP]

Middle East/N. Africa
Abbas warns Fatah to get organized or die
[Haaretz]
Israel: Controversial conversion bill shelved
[AP]
Israel to return impounded Gaza aid ships to Turkey
[Reuters]
Hezbollah members ‘facing Rafik Hariri charges’
[BBC]
Mubarak, 82, gives public speech after health rumours
[Reuters]

Africa
Guards for Somali Leader Join Islamists
[NYT]
Nigerian senate votes for earlier elections
[BBC]
Uganda: AU Military Chiefs Draw Somalia War Plan
[All Africa]
Guinea to send troops to AU force in Somalia
[AFP]

Europe
Russia says ready to resume NATO military ties
[Reuters]
Scottish official to skip US Lockerbie hearing
[AP]
BP Managers Named in Disaster Probe
[WSJ]
Serbia rejects UN legal ruling on Kosovo’s secession
[BBC]
Trafigura found guilty of exporting toxic waste
[BBC]
France to sell two Mistral-class warships to Russia
[BBC]
France targets ‘al-Qaeda militants’ in Mauritania
[BBC]
Banks Await Stress Test Results in Europe
[NYT]
Euro Passes Own Stress Test as Bank Examinations Loom
[Bloomberg]

Domestic
Hearing on Arizona immigration law begins
[WaPo]
Senate Passes U.S. War Bill Without State Aid Sought by House
[Bloomberg]
Bowing to political reality, Senate Democrats drop broad energy bill
[LAT]
Ships evacuated from Gulf as tropical storm advances
[BBC]