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Daily International News 01.13.11

January 13, 2011

Daily International News
January 13, 2011

Global
Watchdog group: Freedom slipped worldwide in 2010
[AP]
Figures on Global Climate Show 2010 Tied 2005 as the Hottest Year on Record
[NYT]

Northeast Asia
China, Korea moves underscore rising food prices
[Reuters]
Koreas
N. Korean leader makes first public appearance of the year
[Yonhap]
US urges North Korea to get ‘serious’ on talks
[BBC]
SKorean police say Google violated laws
[AP]
N. Korea hosts first golf tournament: travel firms
[AFP]
China
India, China in new visa row over disputed state
[AP]
WikiLeaked: China’s next president lashed out in Mexico against ‘well fed foreigners’
[FP]
The Dangerous Chip on China’s Shoulder
[Time]
Confucius shows up on China’s Tiananmen Square
[AP]
Japan
Japanese military seeks greater cooperation with U.S.
[WaPo]
Gates drops hard line on unpopular US Okinawa base
[AP] and U.S. Will Defer to Japan on Moving Okinawa Base [NYT]
Japan PM to reshuffle Cabinet to push for reforms
[AP]

Middle East
Biden visits Iraq for talks on future relationship
[WaPo]
Hillary Clinton urges Middle Eastern states to open governments, economies
[LAT]
Talks on new Lebanon government to start Monday
[Reuters]
Iran’s nuclear sites tour proposal flounders
[Reuters]
Yemen and Turkey Deepen Ties With New Accords
[NYT]
Kuwaiti official visits Iraq, a 20-year first
[McClatchy]

Africa
Protester killed, journalist injured in Tunisia
[AP]
South Sudan vote will meet global standards – Carter
[Reuters]
Officials: UN air crew kidnapped in Darfur
[AP]
3 UN cars burned in latest Ivory Coast violence
[AP]
Nigeria’s ruling party to choose its candidate
[AP]
DR Congo soldiers arrested for rape
[BBC]

Europe
Belarus Intensifies Efforts Against Former Candidate
[NYT]
Irish police seize IRA dissidents’ weapons factory
[AP]
Italy: Court ruling weakens Berlusconi’s immunity
[AP]
David Cameron vows to keep Britain out of euro plans
[Guardian]

Americas
Cuba calls immigration talks with US ‘fruitful’
[AP]
2010 Brings Record Violence In Mexico’s Drug War
[Latin American Dispatch]
Brazil flood and mudslide deaths rise past 300 as search goes on
[BBC]

Domestic
Obama leads mourning of Arizona shooting victims
[Reuters]
Gabrielle Giffords’ condition continues to improve, doctor says
[LAT]
Issa Targets Obama Legislative Agenda With Panels on Economy, Bank Rescues
[Bloomberg]

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Daily International News 12.29.10

December 29, 2010

Daily International News
December 29, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
South Korea’s Lee calls for six-party talks
[WaPo]

S. Korea outlines plan to push N. Korea to drop nuclear arms, open up
[Yonhap]
S Korea to seek strengthened military deterrence against DPRK
[Xinhua]
Gates to add quick stop in Seoul
[Global Times]
Kim Jong-un in Running for CNN’s Most Intriguing Person of 2010
[Chosun]

South Korea Names North’s Regime ‘Enemy,’ Seeks Change
[Bloomberg]
The latest must haves in North Korea: Skinny jeans, blue crabs… and human excrement
[Daily Mail]

China
Chinese missile shifts power in Pacific
[FT]

China’s FM to Visit U.S. Ahead of President Hu Jintao
[Chosun]
China’s spats call into question ‘peaceful rise’
[AP]
China issues first anti-corruption white paper, pledging firmer actions
[Xinhua]
China to cut crucial rare earths export quotas
[AP]

Japan
Okinawa governor hoping to visit U.S. for direct talks on base issues
[Mainichi]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Aung San Suu Kyi: Burma’s First Lady of Freedom
[Time]
Rising rivers prompt evacuations in Australia
[AP]

Central/South Asia
Commander: US can’t seal Afghan-Pakistan border
[AP]

Pakistan’s ruling party in crisis negotiations
[AP]
NATO strikes kill Taliban in Afghanistan’s Tora Bora
[Reuters]
2 French reporters captive in Afghanistan for year
[AP]

Middle East
Suicide bombers kill police chief in Mosul attack
[Reuters]
India Joins U.S. Effort to Stifle Iran Trade
[WSJ]
MPs file ‘no co-operation’ motion against Kuwait ruler
[BBC]

Africa
Envoys to return to Ivory Coast next week – Cape Verde
[Reuters]
Islamist sect kills 3 in fresh Nigeria attack
[Reuters]
Tunisian president criticizes rioters, urges calm
[AP]

Europe
Danish, Swedish police arrest 5 terror suspects charged with Muhammad cartoon plot
[AP]
Package at U.S. embassy to Vatican false alarm
[Reuters]

Hungary’s tough new laws worry other EU countries
[AP]
German airport boss sparks debate about passenger profiling
[Deutsche Welle]
Clegg aims to calm Lib Dem fears in New Year message
[BBC]
Lib Dem deputy Simon Hughes appointed to education role
[BBC]
Pope to issue new bank norms amid laundering probe
[AP]
Northern Ireland faces mounting water crisis
[AP]

Americas
Cuba commutes sentence of last death row inmate
[BBC]
Colombia drug lord Pedro Guerrero ‘may be dead’
[BBC]
41 Mexican prison guards charged in mass jailbreak
[AP]

Domestic
Obama’s Traveling Team Stays Focused on Terror
[NYT]
Hawaii’s governor wants to reveal Obama birth info
[AP]
The Most Interesting Senate Race of 2012? It Might Be Virginia
[NYT]
Murkowski takes first step toward certification as Alaska Senate race winner
[WaPo]
With health-care overhaul plan, Wyden and Brown become Senate’s odd couple
[WaPo]
Housing Recovery Stalls
[WSJ]
New GOP House Rules Pave The Way For More Tax Cuts, Deficits
[TPM]

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Daily International News 11.29.10

November 29, 2010

Daily International News
November 29, 2010

WikiLeaks
NYT WikiLeaks Tranche Release
[NYT]

Leaked U.S. Cables Expose Tensions With China
[WSJ]
Iran May Have North Korean Missiles, WikiLeaks Shows
[Bloomberg]

WikiLeaks’ unveiling of secret State Department cables exposes U.S. spying
[WaPo]
Iran dismisses Wikileaks release
[BBC]
Israeli PM: Release of memos could hurt diplomacy
[AP]
US memos: Iran armed Hezbollah through ambulances
[AP]
Israel says Arabs agree on Iran threat
[AP]

Northeast Asia
South Korea Warns North Against New Attack
[NYT] and Lee Vows North Korea Will Pay as China Calls for Talks [Bloomberg]
SKorea cancels new artillery drill on tense island
[AP]

From 11/28 South Korea-US military exercises stoke tensions [BBC]
China seeks emergency meeting on Koreas
[LAT]

China’s North Korean Alliance Risks Alienating Trading Partners
[Bloomberg]
Chinese dissident released after 12-year jail term
[AP]
China AIDS death toll up nearly 20,000 in a year
[AFP]
Okinawa governor wins second term, demands U.S. base be moved out of prefecture
[Mainichi]

Southeast Asia
From 11/28 UN envoy: Myanmar must address criticism of polls [AP]
Thai court dismisses governing party funding case
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Transparency Int’l Alleges Pakistan Threats
[WSJ]
‘Islamist militants killed’ in Kyrgyzstan raid
[BBC]
From 11/28 ‘Afghan policeman’ kills six Nato troops [BBC]

Middle East
Tariq Aziz sentenced on crimes against Iraqi Kurds
[AP]
Bomb Kills Iranian Nuclear Scientist
[NYT]

Africa
Egyptians demonstrate after flawed elections
[AP]
From 11/28 Libya: Sudan president not to attend EU-AU summit [AP]
Somali pirates hijack Malaysian-flagged ship
[AP]

Europe
Spanish debt rate hits eight-year high
[AFP]
Pro-European alliance ahead in Moldova elections
[AP]

Americas
12 out of 17 Haiti presidential candidates denounce election fraud
[BBC]

Aztecas gang boss Gallegos ‘admits Mexico murders’
[BBC]
Brazilian forces seize large drugs haul in Rio favela
[BBC]
U.N. climate talks seek to bridge rich-poor divide
[Reuters]

Domestic
From 11/28 “Don’t Ask” Showdown Looms in Senate This Week [Time]
Obama to Freeze Pay for Most Federal Workers for 2 Years
[NYT]
From 11/28 Review calls for State Department to focus more on civilian response to conflict [WaPo]
Wal-Mart to buy 51 percent of South Africa company
[AP]

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Daily International News 11.01.10

November 1, 2010

Daily International News
November 1, 2010

Global
Cluster bomb stockpiles ‘being destroyed’
[BBC]
Alcohol ‘more harmful than heroin’ says Prof David Nutt
[BBC]

Northeast Asia
China
Clinton urges Cambodia to strike a balance with China
[WaPo]
Chinese FM: Collision video near Diaoyu Islands changes nothing
[Xinhua]
China defends Africa, US investment amid tensions
[AP]
UN leader Ban meets with Chinese President Hu
[AP]
China embarks on first national census in 10 years
[BBC]

Japan
Okinawa Vote Complicates U.S.-Japan Ties
[WSJ]
Dmitry Medvedev visit to Kuril Islands stokes Japan row
[BBC]

Koreas
UN Command to Investigate N.Korean Gunfire
[Chosun] and N. Korea border skirmish likely an accident [MSNBC]
‘A year after currency reform, NK economy continues to tumble’
[Korea Times]
New Leader in North Korea Won’t Change Much, Former Chef Says
[WSJ]
Separated Korean families enjoy second day of reunions amid growing sorrow
[Yonhap]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
$400m of heroin found hidden in Sydney
[BBC]
Indonesia volcano shoots new blast; 21 more rumble
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Taliban briefly overrun east Afghanistan district
[AP]
US drone strike kills six militants in North Waziristan
[Dawn]
Final Kyrgyzstan election results announced
[BBC]

Middle East [Yemen bomb plot only]
Governments review air security after Yemen plot
[Reuters] and Germany suspends passenger flights from Yemen [AP]
Bombs tip-off ‘came from former al-Qaeda member’
[BBC] and US officials: Bombmaker in Yemen a key suspect [AP]
Bomb Plot Shows Key Role Played by Intelligence
[NYT]
UAE traces serial numbers on Dubai mail bomb parts
[AP]
Analysis: Military reflex alone can’t quell Yemen militants
[Reuters]

Middle East [All Other]
Israeli PM to visit US next week
[AP]
Hostages die in Iraq church raid
[Al Jazeera]
Istanbul suicide attack highlights Turkey’s struggle with militant groups
[CSM]

Africa
Côte d’Ivoire Votes in Landmark Elections
[All Africa]
Tanzania’s President Kikwete tipped for election win
[BBC]
15 killed during Somali insurgent attack
[AP]

Europe
Greece: Suspects carried letter bomb for Sarkozy
[AP]
Police block sex abuse survivors near Vatican
[AP]
Flooding at Iceland volcano could signal eruption
[AP]
10 alleged Somali pirates to be tried in Germany
[AP]

Americas
Rousseff Elected President in Brazil
[WSJ]
Tomas seen regaining power, pose threat to Haiti
[AP]

Domestic
CBS’ Estimate of 215,000 at Stewart/Colbert Rally is Wildly Low
[WaPo]
8-year sentence for Gitmo’s former ‘child soldier’
[AP]
Obama, Biden Make Final Pitch to Help Save Democrats in Election
[Bloomberg]
Arizona’s immigration law goes before appeals court
[WaPo]
Federal Reserve’s, Bernanke’s credibility on line with new move to boost economy
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 07.20.10

July 20, 2010

Daily International News
July 20, 2010

International
UN

Departing U.N. official calls Ban’s leadership ‘deplorable’ in 50-page memo
[WaPo]

ASEAN
N.Korea FM to attend Asian security forum
[AFP]
ASEAN diplomats give Burma ‘earful’ over its election
[BBC]

Kabul Conference
Kabul conference cheat sheet
[Al Jazeera]
Conference endorses Karzai goal for security handover
[BBC]
Leaders Renew Vows of Support for Afghanistan
[NYT]

Koreas
Gates, Clinton to visit DMZ dividing 2 Koreas
[AP]
Japan Says It Isn’t Seeking Bilateral Meeting With North Korea
[Bloomberg]
‘2+2’ talks are U.S.-Korean milestone
[JoongAng IB]
U.S. court fines N. Korea for terror plot
[Wash Times]
Former N Korea spy in Japan to tackle abductee issue
[BBC]
North Korea reportedly executes former official
[AP]
North Korean Poster Depicts a Ship Suffering an Eerily Evocative Attack
[NYT] – from 07/16

Japan/China
Japan may delay finalizing U.S. base relocation details
[Kyodo]
US Won’t Bow to Chinese Concerns on Yellow Sea Exercises
[VOA]
Floods, landslides kill 37 in central China
[AP]
Another Foxconn worker falls to death – report
[Reuters]

Central Asia [non-conference related]
In Afghanistan, a Threat of Plunder
[NYT]
NATO says 4 dead in shooting at training range
[AP]
Kyrgyz troops using torture on detainees, says UN
[BBC]

Middle East/ Africa
Guantanamo detainee Naji sent back to Algeria against his will
[WaPo]
U.S. cleric warns Yemen could be next Iraq, Afghanistan
[Reuters]
Ashton concludes Israel visit, promising EU aid to lift Gaza blockade
[DW]
Europe Considers New Penalties for Iran
[NYT]
Allawi seeks Iraq support from Sadr
[Al Jazeera]
Sudan:  AU Warns Over Bashir Warrant
[All Africa]

Europe
Berlusconi’s popularity hits new low – poll
[Reuters]
Iraq inquiry: Saddam posed very limited threat to UK, ex-MI5 chief says
[Guardian]

Domestic/Americas
David Cameron set for talks with President Barack Obama
[BBC]
Troops to Go to Mexican Border Aug. 1
[NYT]
Democrats to give jobless benefits another vote
[AP]
Toyota Subpoenaed on Steering Flaws
[NYT]
Chilling toll of Times Sq. ‘bomb’
[NY Post]
Cubans brace for “reorganization” of labour force
[Reuters]

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Daily Interntional News 06.23.10

June 23, 2010

Daily International News
June 23, 2010

International
G8, G20: A View of Canada’s Summits
[CFR]

Koreas/Japan
SKorea, Japan activists fly leaflets toward NKorea
[AP]
SKorea seeks jail for NKoreans in defector plot
[AP]
Nations fail to agree on curbing Japan whale hunt
[AP]
Japan PM apologises for US bases in Okinawa
[BBC]
Japan to announce date of upper house election on Thursday
[Kyodo]
Japan Finance Minister: China at ‘Start Line’ on Yuan Reform
[WSJ]

China
Honda again halts China production due to strike
[AP]
China gives 257 military trucks to Cambodia
[AP]
Nearly 200 dead in China flooding, government says
[CNN]

SE Asia/Pacific
US jails Cambodia coup plotter Chhun Yasith for life
[BBC]
Australia’s Rudd calls leadership vote
[AP]
Myanmar: No chanting to drum up political support
[AP]

Central/South Asia
OSCE calls for international police force in Kyrgyz south
[Reuters]
Pakistani PM ignores US warning on Iran gas deal
[AP]
Australia may start Afghanistan pullout in 2 years
[AP]
Bulgaria to send more troops to Afghanistan
[AP]

Middle East
Iraqi PM accepts electricity minister’s resignation
[AFP]
Israel launches Ofek 9 spy satellite
[BBC]

Africa
Zimbabwe PM fires 4 ministers after reviews
[AP]
Zimbabwe: State Threatens to Pull Out of Kimberley Process
[AllAfrica]
Two German aid workers kidnapped in Darfur: UN
[AFP]
World Cup 2010: South Africa proud of team – Parreira
[BBC]

Europe/UK
Britain Unveils Emergency Budget
[NYT]
Russia tightens grip on Belarus gas in debt row
[DW]
Manet self-portrait sold for record $33M in London
[AP]

Domestic
McChrystal’s Fate in Limbo as He Prepares to Meet Obama
[NYT]
White House asks for possible McChrystal replacements
[CNN]
Afghan leaders warn against firing Gen. McChrystal
[AP]
Op-ed: Why McChrystal Has to Go [WSJ]
Op-ed: Judging McChrystal’s War [NYT]
Op-ed: The President and His General [NYT]
Op-ed: Gen. McChrystal’s fireable offense [WaPo]
Obama requests $600 million for border security
[LAT]
Haley wins GOP gubernatorial nomination in S.C.
[USA Today]
BP puts Bob Dudley in key Gulf clean-up role
[AP]
Obama seeks new drill ban as oil still spews
[Reuters]
US World Cup fate set to be determined
[AP]

Americas
Alleged drug lord “Dudus” Coke captured in Jamaica
[Reuters]
Coca cultivation falls in Colombia, rises in Peru
[CNN]

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Daily International News 06.11.10

June 11, 2010

Daily International News
June 11, 2010

International
New UN climate text omits deepest 2050 carbon cuts [Reuters]

Northeast Asia
Op-Ed: The Okinawa Question [NYT]
Pyongyang Shifts Rhetoric at Home [WSJ]
Spreading thoughts of freedom among North Koreans [WaPo]
Taiwan pulls movies from Shanghai festival [AP]
Court cuts former Taiwan president’s sentence [AP]
Man sentenced to death for China school stabbings [Reuters]

Central/South Asia
26 killed, 450 hurt in new wave of Kyrgyz unrest [AP]
Kyrgyzstan declares state of emergency after fatal rioting [Guardian]
Bomb kills 9 in Afghan south: provincial official [AFP]

Iran [sanctions related]
Ahmadinejad calls UN resolution ‘worthless paper’ [AP]
Iran sanctions ‘will not affect’ Russia missile deal [BBC]
Turkey Is Committed to Western Ties, Erdogan Says [WSJ]
Op-Eds
Beyond Iran Sanctions, Plans B, C, D and … [NYT]
The Myth of Iran’s Isolation [WaPo]

Middle East [non-sanctions related]
Attack on military convoy injures 14 in east Turkey [Reuters]
Abbas: Hope eroding for two-state Mideast solution [Reuters]
Iran expects to hold trial soon for 3 Americans [AP]
Iran opposition calls off election anniversary rally [LAT]
Iraqi merger forms new Shia bloc, the National Alliance [BBC]
Six killed in Iraq violence [AFP]

Africa
South Africa’s Hopes Extend Beyond Field [NYT]
In preparation for World Cup, the poor in Cape Town are being relocated [WaPo]
Darfur Jem rebels free Sudan government soldiers [BBC]
Swiss held for nearly 2 years in Libya released [AP]
Finnish court sentences Rwandan pastor to life [Reuters]

Europe
Pope begs forgiveness, promises action on abuse [AP]

Americas/Domestic
New Estimates Double Rate of Oil That Flowed Into Gulf [NYT]
White House requests meeting with BP’s senior executives [WaPo]
2,200 arrested in U.S. crackdown on Mexican drug cartels [WaPo]
Chaos at Arlington Cemetery: Mismarked graves, dumping of urns [WaPo]