Posts Tagged ‘okinawa’

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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 05.12.11

May 12, 2011

Daily International News
May 12, 2011

Northeast Asia
Koreas
U.S. envoy on N. Korean human rights seeking visit to Pyongyang
[Yonhap]
American detained in NKorea speaks to family
[AP]
North Korea Spurns 2012 Nuclear Summit as “Ridiculous”
[GSN]

Human Rights Commissioner Apologizes to N.Korean Defectors
[Chosun]
NATO strike damages North Korean embassy: Libyan TV
[Reuters]
China
New Tibetan leader open to talks with China
[AP]

China arrests 40 suspected child traffickers
[AP]
China unofficial Christian churches petition ministers
[BBC]
Down-Under Hypocrites Bet All on China’s Boom: William Pesek
[Bloomberg]
China Orders Banks to Set Aside More Cash
[Bloomberg]
Japan
Lawmakers US military plans in Japan unaffordable
[AP]

Fukushima reactor water leak risks delaying crisis plan
[Reuters]
Experts: Early warnings mitigated Japan disaster
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Thailand: Two ‘red-shirts’ leaders returned to jail
[BBC]
‘People smuggler’ charged over Christmas Island tragedy
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Exclusive: PM Gilani Warns of ‘Trust Deficit’ Between U.S. and Pakistan
[TIME]
Bin Laden death ‘not an assassination’ – Eric Holder
[BBC]

Bin Laden Journal Detailing Plans for Attacks Said to Be Recovered in Raid
[Bloomberg]
U.S. attacks militants in Pakistan as bin Laden pressure grows
[Reuters]
Even in Death, Bin Laden Exacts Multitrillion-Dollar Toll on U.S. Taxpayer
[Bloomberg]
Pakistani Is Seeking Inquiry On U.S. Raid
[NYT]
Indian PM Manmohan Singh visits Afghanistan for talks
[BBC]
India backs Afghan aims to reconcile with Taliban
[AP]

Middle East
Yemeni forces open fire on protesters
[Al Jazeera]
Security forces target Bahrain medics
[Al Jazeera]
Deaths reported as tanks shell Syrian cities
[Al Jazeera]  
Syria protests: Thousands of students rally in Aleppo
[BBC]
Iraqi lawmaker survives assassination attempt
[AP]

Africa
After nearly 2 weeks out of sight, Gadhafi appears on Libyan TV
[CNN]
Cameron invites Libya rebels to open office in UK
[BBC]

Libya Rebels Advance Toward Brega After Taking Control of Misrata Airport
[Bloomberg]
NATO air strikes hit Gaddafi compound in Tripoli
[Reuters]
Ugandan president sworn in as thousands welcome rival
[AFP]
400,000-plus women raped in Congo yearly: study
[Reuters]
France cancels all of Togo’s debt: minister
[AFP]

Europe
EU studies plan to change Schengen border treaty
[BBC]

John Demjanjuk guilty of Nazi death camp murders
[BBC]
Finnish parties agree to support bail-out for Portugal
[BBC]
Vote will show how badly Berlusconi hurt by scandals
[Reuters]
Spaniards fearing aftershocks flee quake city
[AP]
UK: Lib Dem David Laws to be suspended over expenses claims
[BBC]
Seychelles quiet on reported royal honeymooners
[AP]

Americas
Honduras ex-president Manuel Zelaya wants to go home
[BBC]
Guantanamo Bay detainees’ family members may be allowed to visit
[WaPo]
BP gets final approval to buy Brazilian oilfields
[FT]

Domestic
Why Obama’s Not a Lock
[TIME]
Huntsman: The Cool Kid
[TIME]
Newt Gingrich Promises New ‘Contract With America’ in His Presidential Bid
[Bloomberg]
Romney Disowns Health-Care Bill He Signed
[Bloomberg]
Democrats Embrace Tax Increases Against Medicare Cuts as Political Winner
[Bloomberg]
GOP seeks new Medicare message
[POLITICO]
Bernanke Says Fed to Propose Financial Rules
[Bloomberg]

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Daily International News 03.07.11

March 7, 2011

Daily International News
March 7, 2011

Northeast Asia
Koreas
North Korea offers talks to South on return of refugees
[BBC]
IAEA seeks further N. Korea nuclear inspections
[AFP]
Sankei: N. Korea Assisting Myanmar in Development of SCUD SRBM
[Arirang via Sankei]
China
China’s intimidation of the foreign press
[BBC] and China says police did not beat foreign reporters [AP]
China challenges US predominance in Asia-Pacific
[AP]
China: Tibet won’t fall apart if Dalai Lama dies
[AP]
China, N. Korea eye Kim Jong Un visit to China by July
[Kyodo]
Beijing raises spending on internal security
[FT]
Japan
Japan’s PM hangs on but outlook grim
[Reuters]
Edano to temporarily double as Japan’s foreign minister
[Kyodo]
U.S. diplomat accused of disparaging Okinawans
[Japan Times]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Former Fiji minister to seek asylum in Australia
[BBC]
Guineans find themselves poorer under democracy
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Relations worsen as Karzai rejects U.S. apology over deaths of 9 Afghan boys
[McClatchy]
Gates: US may extend Afghan mission
[Al Jazeera]
US negotiating security deal with Afghans
[AP]
Pakistan president tells US envoy ties stay strong
[AP]
U.S. Navy frees ship from suspected Indian Ocean pirates
[CNN]

Middle East
Bahrain’s Shiite protesters appeal for US backing
[AP]
Yemen opposition vows “escalation” against president
[Reuters]
Kuwaiti protests on Tuesday aim to remove PM
[Reuters]
8 Palestinians wounded in clash with Israeli army
[AP]

North Africa
Britain and France drafting no-fly resolution
[AP]
No-Fly Zone Over Libya Urged as McCain, Kerry Downplay Risks
[Bloomberg]
Gadhafi Forces Strike Coastal Town; U.N. Appoints Envoy
[WSJ]
Egyptian Leaders to Swear in Candidates for New Cabinet
[Bloomberg]

South-Saharan Africa
Abyei violence overshadows Sudan border talks
[AFP]
Ivory Coast: Ouattara ‘ministers’ homes looted’
[BBC]
Ivory Coast rebels seize control of 30-mile strip
[AP]
Lead poisoning kills 400 more Nigerian children
[Reuters]

Europe
Chirac to get his day in court
[EuroNews]
Greece angered as Moody’s cuts credit rating again
[Guardian]
Kosovo, Serbia to hold first direct talks
[AP]

Domestic
Foreign policy braggadocio on Libya and AIDS
[WaPo]
White House Seeks to Allay Muslims’ Fears on Terror Hearings
[NYT] and W.H.: Don’t ‘demonize’ Islam [POLITICO]
GOP, White House remain $50 billion apart on budget
[WaPo]
Obama’s Starting 2012 Race for Money With a Record Not Promise
[Bloomberg]
Romney’s tea party-friendly defense on health care
[WaPo]
The Fading Power of Beck’s Alarms
[NYT]

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Daily International News 02.02.11

February 2, 2011

Daily International News
February 2, 2011

Egypt Uprising
Volatile scene unfolds in Cairo as opposing sides clash
[CNN]
Mubarak concessions ‘insufficient’
[Al Jazeera]
Obama Turns to a Former Diplomat to Deliver Bad News to Mubarak
[Bloomberg]
Al-Jazeera says broadcasting disrupted
[AFP]
China restricts reports on Egypt protests
[AP]

How the 2012ers are handling Egypt
[POLITICO]
Friedman Op-ed: B.E., Before Egypt. A.E., After Egypt
[NYT]

Northeast Asia
Koreas agree to hold military talks
[CNN]
China Praises Departing U.S. Ambassador
[Chosun]
Chinese get ready to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit
[BBC]
China Is Poised to Raise Rates Again, Bankers Say
[NYT]
Japan ex-PM blames bureaucrats for US base woes
[AP]

Japan’s sumo hit by match-fixing claims‎
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Philippine floods toll hits 75, damage at $45 million
[Reuters]
Indonesian cleric charged with plotting terrorism
[AP]
Powerful cyclone strikes Australia’s northeast
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Tibetan Buddhists in India rally behind leader
[AP]
Govt has no intention of amending blasphemy law, says Gilani
[APP via Dawn]
India’s Former Telecom Minister Arrested
[WSJ]

Middle East
Yemen’s Leader Pledges Not to Seek Re-election
[NYT]
King of Jordan Dismisses His Cabinet
[NYT]

Report Says Secret Jails, Run by Iraq, Stay Open
[NYT]
Grave robber chase reveals ancient Holy Land church
[Reuters]

Africa
Foiled attack targeted Mauritania president: Al-Qaeda
[AFP]
Sudan: Demonstrators detained in Khartoum
[BBC]
Strongman wins Central African Republic election
[AP]
Nigeria Muslim sect claims candidate assassination
[AP]

Europe
WikiLeaks among nominees for Nobel Peace Prize
[Reuters]

Greek police destroy letter bomb in Athens
[AP]
French minister under attack over Tunisian trip
[Reuters]
Airline worker accused of plotting with radical cleric goes on trial
[CNN]
Russia warns Ireland over diplomat’s expulsion
[AP]
Official: 4 Russian police killed in the Caucasus
[AP]

Americas
14 die in 48 hours in Juarez
[CNN]
Haiti’s ex-leader Duvalier: Frozen Swiss funds not mine
[BBC]
Brazil looks at adding ‘happiness’ to constitution
[AP]

Domestic
Bloomberg challenges Obama on gun control
[WaPo]
Mental health specialist recommended WikiLeaks suspect not be deployed to Iraq
[WaPo]
Bachmann’s Diva Moment Mutes Boehner’s Gavel: Margaret Carlson
[Bloomberg]
TSA debuts less-revealing software for airport scanners
[WaPo]
Midwest buckles under storm, calls it a snow day
[AP]
City Council expected to ban smoking in NYC parks
[AP]
Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring
[AP]

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Daily International News 01.26.11

January 26, 2011

Daily International News
January 26, 2011

Global
A Region’s Unrest Scrambles U.S. Foreign Policy
[NYT]

Northeast Asia
Koreas
South Korea proposes preliminary talks with North Korea
[CNN]
Kim Jong-un may travel solo to China: Source
[JoongAng]
Japan
Gov’t announces Japan-U.S. working group on expanding Okinawa base-sharing
[Mainichi]
Kan rejects idea of lower house dissolution for election
[Kyodo]
Toyota recalls 1.7m vehicles globally over ‘fuel leak’
[BBC]
Maehara angered by BBC show on A-bomb survivor
[Mainichi]
China
Chinese military to improve navigation systems
[Global Times]
Beijing airport security beefed up after Moscow bomb attack
[Global Times]
Macau’s Ho: Family feud over casino stake settled
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific/Central/South Asia
Christmas Island shipwreck: Indonesia arrests man
[BBC]
Afghan president inaugurates new parliament
[AP]

Middle East
Lebanon faction urges sit-ins against Hezbollah
[AP]
Ahmadinejad slams rivals in Iran power struggle
[Reuters]
Palestinian papers: Leaks threaten my life, Erekat says
[BBC]
The Palestinian Papers: The al-Madhoun assassination
[Al Jazeera]

Africa
Tunisia issues warrant for ousted leader, family members
[CNN]
Ivory Coast leader orders seizure of regional bank
[AP]
Egypt bans protests seeking end to Mubarak rule
[Reuters]
Gabon government abolishes opposition party
[AFP]
Terrorist gets life sentence for role in U.S. Embassy bombings in East Africa
[LAT]

Europe
Russian president fires police chief after bombing
[AP]
Putin says airport bomb not linked to Chechnya
[Reuters]
Britain rolls back some 9/11 security restrictions
[AP]
Prime minister’s questions: 26 January 2011 – video
[Guardian]
20% of UK graduates out of work
[Guardian]
Fears of trade war stalk Davos meeting
[Reuters]
Germany suspends payments to global health fund
[AP]
Ireland’s deficit-cutting budget passes key test
[AP]

Americas
Arizona busts Mexico gun-running network
[BBC]
Jude Celestin ‘to quit’ Haiti presidential election
[BBC]
Former Chilean president back in spotlight in UN role
[AP]
At least 20 killed in Colombia coal mine blast
[Reuters]

Domestic
Poll: High Marks for Obama’s State of the Union Speech
[CBS]
Obama Ushers In Era of Divided Government With Appeal for Unity, Progress
[Bloomberg]
What Lies Ahead for Obama
[POLITICO] and After speech Obama and Republicans eye budget battle [Reuters]
Giffords to Be Moved to Rehab Facility Wednesday Morn
[WSJ]
Lawmaker wants to set terms on U.N.
[TWT]
Illinois Supreme Court will hear Emanuel’s case
[WaPo]
Financial Crisis Was Avoidable, Inquiry Finds
[NYT]

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Daily International News 01.21.11

January 21, 2011

Daily International News
January 21, 2011

Northeast Asia
China
Summit yields gains for both China and U.S.
[WaPo]
Accepting the Rise of China
[NYT]
How to Gauge U.S.-China Talks
[CFR]
Heavy snow in Southwest China forces 79,000 to evacuate homes
[Reuters]
Koreas
Breakthrough after U.S. warns China on North Korea
[Reuters]
S. Korean Navy frees hijacked cargo ship, kills 8 Somali pirates
[Yonhap]
North Korean human rights act called for in South
[Korea Times]
S. Korean pastor gets 5-year jail term for illegal trip to N. Korea
[Yonhap]
Japan
Kan places priority on Japan-U.S. alliance over East Asia Community plan
[Mainichi]
Prosecutors not to indict ex-Japan Coast Guard member, Chinese captain
[Kyodo]
Japan, U.S. sign pact on Tokyo keeping base-hosting costs for 5 yrs
[Kyodo]
Japanese Abduction Victim ‘Alive in Pyongyang’
[Chosun]

Southeast Asia
Myanmar military appoints members of Parliament
[AP]
Documentary Shows Rare Look at Dissent in Myanmar Military
[NYT]

South/Central Asia
Afghan parliament to defy Karzai’s postponement order
[WaPo]
Karzai courts Moscow with economic projects
[Reuters]
Pakistani tribesmen rally against US drone strikes
[AP]

Middle East
Turkey hosts Iran nuclear talks
[Al Jazeera] and Iran: Suspension of nuclear program is not up for negotiation [Haaretz]
Palestinians protesters confront French FM in Gaza
[AP]
Saad Hariri vows to form new cabinet, defying Hezbollah
[BBC]
Car Bombings Kill Dozens on Pilgrims’ Route in Iraq
[NYT]

Africa
Almost 99 percent choose south Sudan split
[Reuters]
Côte d’Ivoire: Violence Spreading, Human Rights Deteriorating – UN
[All Africa]
Group: Third of Zimbabwe registered voters dead
[AP]
Tunisia mourns unrest victims
[Al Jazeera]

Europe
Top UK PM aide Andy Coulson resigns over phone-hack claims
[Guardian]
Blair faces second grilling at UK inquiry into Iraq War
[Deutsche Welle]
UK judge approves US extradition of terror suspect
[AP]
Prominent British Muslim Assails Prejudice
[NYT]
Belarus president to be sworn in
[CNN]
French court convicts Warner head, ex-Vivendi boss
[AP]
520-day flight simulation nears ‘landing’ on Mars
[AP]

Americas
U.S. pushes Haiti to resolve election dispute quickly
[McClatchy]
Some See a Cash Motive in Duvalier’s Return
[NYT]
UN calls for Mexico probe into migrant train abductions
[BBC]
Chavez says he won’t give up decree powers
[AP]

Domestic
Next up for Obama: Marriage equality for gay Americans
[WaPo]
Obama Will Move Political Operations to Chicago
[NYT]
Romney keeps away from Tea Party
[Boston Globe]
GE’s Immelt to head Obama economic advisory board
[LAT]
House GOP group proposes deep spending cuts over next decade
[WaPo]
FBI’s biggest-ever mob bust shows where Mafia still holds sway
[CSM]
Blackwater Founder Said to Back Mercenaries in Africa
[NYT]
Giffords taken outside for first time
[Reuters]

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Daily International News 01.19.11

January 19, 2011

Daily International News
January 19, 2011

Hu-Obama Summit
Op-ed: Mr. Obama, speak up for human rights in China
[WaPo]
Obama pressured to speak out on China human rights
[Reuters]
Clinton: Building trust with Beijing a must for US
[AP]
The Weekly Standard: Liu Matters, Hu Doesn’t
[NPR]
President Obama to Announce Jointly Funded Center for Nuclear Security in China
[ABC]
Ballmer, Blankfein Invited by Obama to Hu Discussion on Business in China
[Bloomberg]

Northeast Asia
Top Pentagon Asia official, Gregson, to step down
[FP]

China
Report: China largely restores aircraft carrier
[AP]

China’s Internet population rises to 457 million
[AP]
Chinese Firm to Invest in North Korea
[WSJ]

Chinese consumer price inflation ‘down to 4.6%’
[BBC]
Koreas
N. Korea working on uranium enrichment ‘since 1990s’
[AFP]
South Korea seeks longer-range missiles – report
[Reuters]
and Korea, U.S. negotiate revision of pact on missiles [JoongAng]
Kim and Jong-un get beefed up security
[JoongAng]
Defector Offers Insights into N.Korean Arms Buildup
[Chosun]
Japan
Japan wants China leadership on North Korea
[Reuters]
Sugiyama, Japan’s point man on N.Korea to visit China
[Straits Times via AFP]

Donations pour into Okinawa city after gov’t withdraws funds tied to hosting U.S. base
[Mainichi]
Sting meets dolphin advocate, hopes for debate
[AP]

Southeast Asia
Group says survey confirms Myanmar rights abuses
[AP] – a link to the report is here

South/Central Asia
Judges seek delay in opening Afghan parliament
[AP]
Bomb blast kills 20 Afghan civilians in southeast
[Reuters]
Afghan journalist attacked with acid
[AP]
Scandal-hit India PM skirts major cabinet changes
[Reuters]

Middle East
Hariri tribunal: Saudi Arabia quits Lebanon mediation
[BBC]

Powers to press defiant Iran in nuclear row
[Reuters]
Insurgents Renew Attacks on Iraqi Security Troops
[NYT]
Lebanon Shows Shift of Influence in Mideast
[NYT]

Africa
Arab League chief says Tunisia is dire warning
[AP]
Tunisia probes foreign assets of deposed leader
[AP]
AU’s Odinga says Ivory Coast mediation fails
[Reuters]

DR Congo army commander ‘led mass rape’ in Fizi
[BBC]

Europe
Former Swiss banker linked to WikiLeaks goes on trial
[Reuters]
New UK law means queen’s secrets to stay that way
[AP]
UK unemployment total rises further
[BBC]
Ministers seek to answer critics as NHS bill published
[BBC]
Euro MPs adopt cross-border healthcare law
[BBC]
Germany approves anti-dioxin action plan
[Reuters]

Americas
Haiti election officials downplay OAS conclusion
[AP]

From 01/18 Bolivia launches coca leaf diplomatic offensive [BBC]
Deal ends Chile Magallanes gas protest
[BBC]

Domestic
SOTU: State of the Seating Chart
[WaPo]

Lieberman Is Said to Decide Against Seeking Re-Election to Senate in 2012
[Bloomberg]
Sen. Kent Conrad retirement boosts GOP Senate hopes
[Politico]
House Republicans Move to Dismantle Obama’s Health-Care Law
[Bloomberg]
Issa Said to Consider Focusing First Hearing on TARP Inspector’s Report
[Bloomberg]
FBI: Bomb found on MLK march route
[MSNBC]

Parenting by Gays More Common in the South, Census Shows
[NYT]
Goldman Sachs profits down by half on weak debt trading
[BBC]
Apple makes record profits of $6bn in last three months
[BBC]