Posts Tagged ‘osama’

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Daily International News 07.11.11

July 11, 2011

Daily International News
July 11, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Support for Japan government sinks to lowest since 2009 – report
[Reuters]
Japan clarifies nuclear ‘stress testing’
[BBC]
Koreas
Red Cross officials of two Koreas hold informal talks
[Yonhap]
Koreas to meet this week to discuss fate of South Korean assets
[Yonhap]
Reuters Expands Its Relationship With Official North Korean News Agency KCNA
[WSJ]
Days of rainfall leave 9 dead in South Korea
[AP]
China
Chinese president stresses reinforcement of China-DPRK relations
[Xinhua]
Chinese general emphasizes respect, trust in relationship with US military
[Xinhua]
US-China spat over South China Sea military exercises
[BBC]
Manila to China on spats: We’ll go to UN tribunal
[AP]
China publishes white paper to mark 60th anniversary of Tibet’s peaceful liberation
[Xinhua]
Moon, Mars, Venus: China aims high in space
[AP]
China Boosts Lead in Global Exports
[WSJ]
Nestle to buy stake in Chinese sweets maker for $1.7bn
[BBC]
21 workers trapped in flooded Chinese mine
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Malaysian authorities crack down on protesters
[CNN]
Australian PM institutes new carbon tax
[SMH]
At least 10 injured in explosions in southern Thailand
[Kyodo]
Cambodia launches securities exchange
[Kyodo]

South/Central Asia
US suspends $800m in Pakistan military aid
[Al Jazeera]
Six killed in blast in Battagram, Pakistan
[Dawn]
Pakistan casualties risen since bin Laden death – ICRC
[Reuters]
Taliban aim to sabotage Afghan transition – UK military
[Reuters]
Afghanistan’s second-biggest bank denies facing collapse
[Reuters]
2nd train derails in India, at least 50 injured
[Kyodo]

Middle East
Panetta blames Iran for rise in Iraq violence
[Al Jazeera]
Syrian forces raid Homs, Hama, Assad starts dialogue
[Reuters]
Protesters in Syria attack US embassy
[AP]
U.S. tells Yemen leader to get out
[POLITICO]
Envoy Meets With Leader of Yemen on Accord
[NYT]

Africa
Egypt mobilizes troops after protesters threaten Suez Canal
[McClatchy]
Gaddafi regime ‘in talks with France’
[Al Jazeera] and France impatient on Libya but denies Gaddafi talks [Reuters]
Sudan’s Bashir warns about disputed Abyei region: report
[Reuters]
World leaders salute Africa’s newest state: South Sudan
[Daily Nation]
Uganda charges rebel commander in war crimes trial
[AFP]
Senegal calls off Habre extradition to Chad
[Al Jazeera]
Africa drought ‘humanitarian disaster’
[BBC]

Europe
EU Holds Crisis Meeting as Concern Grows Over Italy
[Der Spiegel]
Cypriot defense min resigns after blast kills 12
[AP]
Russia says 128 may be dead in Volga river accident
[Reuters]
Bosnians mark Srebrenica anniversary
[Al Jazeera]
Strauss-Kahn’s French accuser heard by police
[AP]
BSkyB takeover: Jeremy Hunt seeking new advice
[BBC]

Domestic/Americas
At Least 40 Killed in Mexico in 24 Hours
[WSJ]
Deficit Negotiators Hit Reset
[WSJ]
House GOP balks at defense cuts
[POLITICO]
Tim Pawlenty keeps up Michele Bachmann bashing
[POLITICO]

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Daily International News 06.16.11

June 16, 2011

Daily International News
June 16, 2011

Northeast Asia
Koreas
North Korea demands defectors’ return from South Korea
[BBC]
Nine North Koreans drift South and defect
[JoongAng]
Rok Launches Defense Command to better Shield Western Border Islands From Attack
[Arirang]
China
China arrests 14 North Koreans in northeast border area
[Yonhap]
China closes Tibet to foreigners ahead of anniversary
[Reuters]
China refusing to issue visas to U.S. arms probe investigators
[Kyodo]
Group: Chinese forces suppress new unrest in east
[AP]
China dispatches large patrol ship amid tensions
[AP]
Senior leader stresses supervision over policy implementation in Xinjiang
[Xinhua]
Chinese, Russian presidents hold talks on co-op
[Xinhua]
China invites Sudan leader accused of war crimes
[AP]
China’s Wen to visit Germany and Britain
[AP]
Japan
Fukushima: It’s much worse than you think
[Al Jazeera]
Japan nuke plant set to treat contaminated water
[AP]
FIFA to provide financial aid to Japanese soccer
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Report: 10,000 flee fighting in northern Myanmar
[AP]
Papua New Guinea leader’s son Teo Abal on murder charge
[BBC]
Indonesia jails cleric Abu Bakar Ba’asyir for 15 years
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Al-Zawahiri named new al-Qaeda chief
[Al Jazeera]
Pakistan’s Chief of Army Fights to Keep His Job
[NYT]
Pakistan-U.S. security relationship at lowest point since 2001, officials say
[WaPo]
Plea for Indian condemned for Malaysia drug smuggling
[BBC]
BBC demands release of journalist held in Tajikistan
[BBC]

Middle East
Syrian army reinforces around restive northern town
[Reuters]
Syrian authorities detain hundreds in northwest
[AP]
Militants stage more attacks in south Yemen
[Reuters]
Bahrain’s appeal for talks faces cool reception
[AP]
Bahrain frees activists held after UN sit-in
[Al Jazeera] 
Iraqi court sentences 15 to death for massacre
[AP]

Africa
South Sudan army says ready for more border attacks
[Reuters]
Obama administration: Libya action does not require congressional approval
[WaPo]
NATO hits Gadhafi compound, diplomacy heats up
[AP]
Gaddafi’s son holds out offer of elections
[Reuters]
Police blame Islamist sect for deadly Nigeria blast
[Reuters]

Europe
E.coli breaks out in France, 5 children in hospital
[Reuters]
Greek PM reshuffle plan in doubt as deputies quit
[Reuters]
Euro countries back new rights for domestic workers
[AP]

Americas/Domestic
Newt Gingrich demands NBC apology
[POLITICO]
NY Assembly passes same-sex marriage 80-63
[Times Union]
U.S. Rep. Weiner tells friends he will resign
[Reuters]
Tiny amounts of toxic chemical found near US base
[AP]
Obama to meet with Mongolian leader
[AP]
US Rep. Giffords released from Houston hospital
[AP]
Trouble in Vancouver’s Streets After Defeat
[NYT]

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Daily International News 06.07.11

June 7, 2011

Daily International News
June 7, 2011

International
Interpol says al Qaeda remains biggest global threat
[Reuters]
International Energy Agency says gas in golden age
[BBC]
After 90 Years, a Dictionary of an Ancient World
[NYT]

Northeast Asia
Koreas
EU team in N. Korea to assess food shortages
[AFP]

NKorean defector to get high-level SKorean post
[AP]
Cracks Open in N.Korea-China Ties
[Chosun]
China
China publishes first list of military equipment suppliers as part of procurement reforms
[Xinhua]

Libya’s foreign minister visits China
[AP]
China executes student for murder of hit-and-run victim
[BBC]
Floods kill 14 people, leave 53 missing in China
[AP]
Japan
Japan doubles Fukushima radiation leak estimate
[BBC]
Japan says it was unprepared for nuclear disaster
[AP]
Shelter life takes mental toll on Japan evacuees
[AP]
Fukushima aftermath: G20 to discuss nuclear safety
[BBC]
Manga fans can collect something new: a doctorate
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Jailed Australian sues over bad consular advice in UAE
[BBC]
Singapore to take No. 2 gambling spot from Vegas
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan Taliban vow to attack US targets overseas
[Guardian]
Military Seeks to Make Case Against Too-Hasty Reduction of Troops in Afghanistan
[NYT]
India activist Anna Hazare plans new anti-graft protest
[BBC]
Heavy flying Great Indian bustard faces extinction
[BBC]

Middle East
Abbas’ envoys in Washington not to meet Israelis
[Xinhua]

Battles rage in al Qaeda-held Yemen town, 25 dead
[Reuters]
Yemen: Royal Marines on standby to evacuate Britons
[BBC]
Syrians in tense north flee, fearing new crackdown
[AP]
Israel Disputes Toll of Border Clashes, Saying Syria Has an Ulterior Motive
[NYT]
U.S. Braces for Withdrawal Along Iraqi Road
[NYT]

Africa
Rare daytime NATO airstrikes hit Libyan capital
[AP]
Lagarde visits India to campaign for IMF top job
[AP]
Libyan woman who claimed rape arrives in Romania
[AP]

South Sudan death toll tops 1,500 – U.N.
[Reuters]
‘Boko Haram’ gunmen kill Nigerian Muslim cleric Birkuti
[BBC]

Europe
Croatia completes most of EU membership talks
[BBC]
NATO, Russia team up in anti-terror exercise
[AP]
Nuclear skeptics, boosters debate safety issues
[AP]
Car blast in Moldovan capital, one injured
[Reuters]
After Strauss-Kahn’s Arrest, Frenchwomen Speak Out
[NYT]
Axe funding for anti-democracy Muslim groups, says former minister
[Guardian]
David Cameron to reveal changes to NHS reforms
[BBC]
WHO: Time running out to solve E. coli outbreak
[AP]
EU farm chief proposes millions in aid for E. coli
[AP]

Americas/ Domestic
Chile and Argentina monitor volcano ash cloud trail
[BBC]
Obama loses bin Laden bounce; Romney on the move among GOP contenders
[WaPo]
Obama, Merkel to talk policy before night of pomp
[AP]
Obama backs UN secretary-general for new term
[AP] 
Wonkbook: Why Goolsbee is leaving
[WaPo]
Pawlenty to propose tax cuts, smaller government role in economic address
[WaPo]
Buddy Roemer likely to announce in June
[POLITICO]
Rep. Anthony Weiner’s district debates his career and his future
[WaPo]
Edwards Rejected Deal That Called for Jail Time
[NYT]
Blagojevich on stand for 7th day at retrial
[AP]
Global markets await Bernanke speech
[AP]
Timothy Geithner tells banks to accept new rules
[BBC]

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Daily International News 06.01.11

June 1, 2011

Happy June!

Daily International News
June 1, 2011

Northeast Asia
Koreas
North Korea rejects South’s proposal for summits
 [AP] and North Korea Says It Rejected Secret Summit Offer [WSJ]
US Considers Tightening Sanctions on N. Korea
[Arirang]
Kim Jong-il portrait used as South Korean army target‎
[BBC]
SKorean inflation eases to 4.1 percent in May
[AP]
Japan
Japan’s PM faces no-confidence vote over crisis
[AP]
Japan nuclear: UN says tsunami risk was underestimated
[BBC]
Toyota recalls 106,000 Prius cars
[AP]
China
Chinese rights activist Li Shuangde jailed for fraud
[AP]
China’s response to latest unrest follows pattern
[AP]
China warns outsiders over creating unrest in Inner Mongolia
[Pakistan Daily Times]
3 Killed in Workshop Explosion in Xinjiang
[Crienglish]
China manufacturing slows in power, credit squeeze
[AP]
East China’s Changxing County witnesses worsening drought
[Xinhua]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
US man held for ‘Thai monarchy insult’ appeals to Obama
[BBC]
Meowing senator touches off political row
[Reuters]

South/Central Asia
Pakistani journalists defiant at reporter’s burial
[AP] Background – Pakistani Journalist Who Covered Security and Terrorism Is Found Dead [NYT]
US army chief: Impact of OBL death still unclear
[AP]
Rare execution in India prompts search for hangman
[AP]

Middle East
Toll of Syrian crackdown rises to 33 in 2 towns
[AP]
Australia: Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad ‘should be tried’
[BBC]
Street battles in Yemeni capital leave 41 dead
[AP]
Yemen Forces Battle Tribal Rivals for Key Sites in Capital
[NYT]

Africa
Egypt’s Mubarak, sons to stand trial on Aug. 3
[AP]
700 immigrants trapped on fishing boat off Tunisia
[AP]
Libya’s oil chief Ghanem defects, now in Rome [Reuters]
NATO extends Libya operations to September
[Reuters]
NATO Resumes Airstrikes After Qaddafi Vows to Fight On
[NYT]
Downing Street denies British troops in Misrata
[BBC]
U.S. concerned over Libya weapons reaching Al Qaeda
[Reuters]
North and South Sudan Tentatively Agree to Demilitarize Disputed Border
[NYT]
Ethiopia commutes death sentences for 23 officials
[AP]

Europe
Germany: sharp rise in E. Coli cases, source unknown
[Reuters]
Mladic must face war crimes charges – prosecutor
[Reuters]
Sepp Blatter announces World Cup host vote changes
[BBC]

Americas
Special Report – If Monterrey falls, Mexico falls
[Reuters]
Magnitude-6.4 quake rocks central Chile
[AP]

Domestic
Robert Gates: After 8 presidents, I may be ‘too cautious’
[POLITICO]
List of cyber-weapons developed by Pentagon to streamline computer warfare
[WaPo] and DOD to treat cyber-attacks as ‘acts of war’ [BBC
West Wing Briefing: Obama will meet with House Republicans on deficit, debt limit [WaPo]
Huntsman Op-ed: Our Current Time for Choosing [WSJ]
Rahm Emanuel doesn’t close the door on 2016
[POLITICO]
Economy shadows President Obama’s 2012 campaign
[POLITICO]
Anthony Weiner tries to move beyond Twitter mess
[POLITICO]
Endeavour space shuttle makes last touch-down
[BBC]
Cellphones ‘possibly carcinogenic,’ WHO says
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 05.27.11

May 27, 2011

Daily International News
May 27, 2011

Northeast Asia
Koreas
N Korea ‘to release US citizen Eddie Jun Yong-su’
[BBC] and N. Korea says will release American detainee in conciliatory gesture toward U.S. [Yonhap]
China trip by North Korean leader Kim Jong-il ends
[BBC]
Iran meets North Korea, Syria in Bali
[Jakarta Post]
North Korean Dependence on China Trade Rises as Sanctions Worsen Isolation
[Bloomberg]
South Korean court jails four Somali pirates
[BBC]
Korean War POW finally buried after 60 years
[AP]
China/Taiwan
US lawmakers block China firms from Pentagon contracts
[BBC]
45 senators urge Obama to sell F-16s to Taiwan
[Bloomberg]
Taiwan Opposition Candidate Would Seek Deals With China
[VOA]
Japan
Japan beats deflation for the first time in two years
[BBC]
Japan moves to protect children as new nuclear leak revealed
[Reuters]
IAEA team inspect Fukushima plant
[Xinhua]
AP Exclusive: Fukushima tsunami plan a single page
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
China, Myanmar forge partnership, ink deals
[Xinhua]
Thailand arrests US citizen for ‘insult to monarchy’
[BBC]
Australia returns passport to ex-Gitmo detainee
[AP]
Author jailed over Singapore criticism
[Al Jazeera]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan air force kills 23 militants in northwest
[AP]
India, US pledge to boost intelligence cooperation
[AP]
2 blasts hit US troops in deadly Afghan attack
[AP]
Clinton in Pakistan
Tension Marks Clinton’s Visit to Pakistan
[NYT]
Anti-Americanism will not end Pakistan’s problems: Clinton
[Dawn]
Clinton exonerates Pakistan over Osama Bin Laden
[BBC]
Hillary Clinton sees turning point in Pakistan
[POLITICO]

Middle East
Arab democracies win G8 aid pledge
[FT]
G8 leaders expected to back Obama on 1967 borders
[Haaretz]
Protesters ‘shot dead’ by Syrian forces
[Al Jazeera]
Yemen’s Saleh faces growing condemnation
[Al Jazeera]

Africa
Egyptians gather for second ‘day of anger’
[Al Jazeera]
NATO air strikes rock Libyan capital
[Al Jazeera]
Obama Says U.S., France Resolve to ‘Finish the Job’ They Began in Libya
[Bloomberg]
Russia agrees to mediate Gaddafi exit
[Al Jazeera]
Sudan’s Seizure of Abyei Region Won’t Spark New War, Ex-U.S. Envoy Says
[Bloomberg]
S.Sudan says 80,000 flee after north takes Abyei
[Reuters]
Long-sought former Hutu militia leader captured
[CNN]

Europe
Warm welcome, few policy wins for Obama in Europe
[AP]
Obama visit to Poland chance to add vigor to ties
[AP]
Mladic due in Belgrade court for extradition case
[CBS]
Embarrassment, mockery over Berlusconi’s latest gaffe
[Reuters]
Air France captain was absent when descent began
[AP]

Americas/Domestic
Colombia identifies almost 10,000 bodies in unmarked graves
[Guardian]
U.S. Congress Approves Four-Year Extension of Patriot Act Wiretap Power
[Bloomberg]
Clyburn Predicts Last-Minute Debt-Limit Deal to Cut Up to $6 Trillion
[Bloomberg]
Democrats See Revived Political Prospects for 2012 Elections
[Bloomberg]
Romney, Santorum and Bachmann all signal 2012 announcement plans
[WaPo]
Bachmann, Palin Could Compete for Same Audience, Splitting Tea Party Vote
[Bloomberg]

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Daily International News 05.23.11

May 23, 2011

Daily International News
May 23, 2011

Northeast Asia
China
China, Philippine defense chiefs discuss Spratlys
[AP]
Tibet marks 60th anniversary of peaceful liberation
[Xinhua]
China, U.S. military ties to increase transparency in Asia Pacific
[Ria Novosti]
Koreas
China confirms North Korean leader Kim Jong-il visit
[BBC]
King and USAID to Head for Pyongyang Tomorrow
[Daily NK]
Potential Kim-Jiang Zemin meeting to focus on N. Korea’s succession
[Yonhap]
S. Korea, U.S. launch joint air defense exercise
[Kyodo]
SKorean court begins trial for 5 Somali pirates
[AP]
Seoul tightens rules on cash flow to North Korea
[Korea Herald]
Korean Diplomat Named Secretary-General of New Pan-Asian Body
[Chosun]
US to help South Korea in Agent Orange inquiry
[BBC]
Elite South Korean University Rattled by Suicides
[NYT]
Japan
Sony Expects Deep Net Loss For Last FY On $4.4 Billion Writeoff
[WSJ]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Australian PM has no plans to meet Dalai Lama
[AP]
UN envoy: Myanmar does little to stop rights abuse
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan retakes naval base after just six militants lay siege
[Reuters]
Pakistan ISI in spotlight over Mumbai raid
[FT]
Taliban: Mullah Omar alive and in Afghanistan
[AP]
Roadside bomb kills 4 NATO soldiers in Afghan east
[Reuters]

Middle East
Gunbattles in Yemen after power transfer stalls
[AP]
Obama tells Israel to revive peace talks
[FT]
Obama’s ‘Jewish state’ reference jars Palestinians
[AP]
Israel approves new West Bank settlement construction: report
[Xinhua]
EU imposes sanctions on Syria’s Assad in bid to halt violence against protesters
[Haaretz]
EU tightens sanctions on Iran over nuke program
[AP]
Ahmadinejad Not to Attend OPEC Meeting: Report
[Reuters]
Kirkuk car bomb strikes police convoy
[Al Jazeera]
Saudi authorities re-arrest woman for driving
[AP]

Africa
North Sudan defies U.N., vows to stay in Abyei
[Reuters]
Daily life begins to return to Libya’s Misrata
[AP]
NATO to deploy helicopters in Libya – French source
[Reuters]
Libya: Catherine Ashton opens EU office in Benghazi
[BBC]
Niger: Aid response to crisis in south
[Guardian]

Europe
EU: Volcanic cloud affect British, Irish airspace
[AP]
Obama Arrives in Ireland for Six-Day Trip to Europe
[NYT] and Obama arrives in Europe in search of a firmer strategic alliance [Deutsche Welle]
Spain: Socialists suffer heavy election losses
[BBC]
Georgia: Anti-Saakashvili protesters vow to continue
[BBC]
Merkel: nuclear debate behind bad election showing
[AP]
Dutch court pushes ahead with hate speech trial
[AP]

Americas
Chile exhumes ex-President Salvador Allende’s remains
[BBC]
Amnesty: Jamaica must probe human rights abuses
[AP]

Domestic
Tornado kills at least 89, leaves ‘total devastation’ in Missouri town
[LAT]
Hundreds knew of bin Laden raid
[POLITICO] and Spy, Military Ties Aided bin Laden Raid [WSJ]
5 Muslim immigrants appeal NJ terror convictions
[AP]
Biden tells donors: Keep me in mind for 2016
[POLITICO]
Tim Pawlenty’s moment
[POLITICO]
Republicans ignored warnings on Paul Ryan plan
[POLITICO]
Marco Rubio takes a hard line on immigration
[POLITICO]
Steele signs up with MSNBC
[POLITICO]
Arnold Schwarzenegger-White House ties terminated
[POLITICO]

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Daily International News 05.20.11

May 20, 2011

Daily International News
May 20, 2011

Analysis of Obama Middle East Policy Speech
Think Tanks
Mideast Speech: Strong Rhetoric, Weak Plan
[CFR]
Global
Analysis: Arabs see Obama speech as late, not enough
[Reuters]
Analysis: Palestinians win Obama ’67 lines mention
[AP]
Obama speech greeted with wariness, apathy in Mideast
[WaPo]
Op-eds/Editorials
NYT Editorial: Peace and Change
[NYT]
NYT Opinion: Welcome Palestinian Unity
[NYT]
Obama’s Mideast peace gaffe
[WaPo]
WaPo Editorial: The news in Obama’s speech
[WaPo]
WaPo Opinion: Obama’s Mideast policy looks good — on paper
[WaPo]
Politicians
Obama “does not understand reality” – Netanyahu
[Reuters]
Romney: Obama ‘threw Israel under the bus’
[AP]

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan approves plan to join child custody pact
[AP]  
Japan utility head resigns over nuclear crisis
[AP]
Japan’s central bank keeps key rate at near zero
[AP]
China
Pakistan minister: China providing 50 fighter jets
[AP]
China alleges huge tax evasion by artist Ai Weiwei
[AP]
Analysis: Hard choices for US on Taiwan arms sales
[AP]
Taiwan spy case: General Lo Hsien-che ‘had China links’
[BBC]
Factbox – Ties between North Korea and China
[Reuters]
Koreas
Confusion over North Korean leader’s China visit
[BBC]
NKorean leader Kim Jong Il in China, reports say
[AP] and North Korean leader makes surprise visit to China – media [Reuters]
NK leader Kim Jong-il, not his heir-apparent son Jong-un, visiting China: source
[Yonhap]
North Korean Missile Reach Will Extend to U.S.: Senior Intel Official
[GSN]
US envoy presses Myanmar on N.Korea ties
[AFP]
N. Korea reportedly purged senior intelligence official
[Yonhap]
‘US evangelist beaten up in N Korea’
[The News]

South/Central Asia
Al-Qaida considered oil tankers as terror targets
[AP]
Pakistan Taliban says attacked U.S. consulate convoy
[Reuters]
Tamil Tiger faction head questioned in Norway-Sri Lankan media
[Reuters]

Middle East
Iran’s President to Lead Next OPEC Meeting
[NYT]
Syrian troops fire during protests; 9 killed
[AP]
Yemeni president calls for early elections
[AP]

Africa
Kept in chains: Mental illness rampant in Somalia
[AP]
Jon Huntsman: Libya action a mistake
[POLITICO]
NATO hits 3 ports to protect rebel-held port
[AP]
South African photographer missing in Libya believed dead
[Reuters]
South Africa commuter train crash injures more than 700
[Reuters]

Europe
European support rising for Lagarde’s IMF bid
[AP]  
At I.M.F., Men on Prowl and Women on Guard
[NYT]
Belarus’ ex-presidential candidates sentenced
[AP]
Spain PM mum on breaking up pre-election protests
[AP]
Queen to visit Cashel, Cork to end Irish trip
[AP]
Vatican slams new pope John Paul sculpture
[AP]

Americas
Honduran president returns to Honduras on May 28
[AP]
Uruguay’s Congress upholds military amnesty
[AP]
Official: Prison fire kills 14 inmates in Mexico
[AP]

Domestic
Obama, Netanyahu face tense meeting on Mideast
[Reuters]
Opinion: Ties that bind Defense, State
[POLITICO]
Leaders reach Patriot Act deal
[POLITICO]
Group Unleashes Early Ad Against Romney
[NYT]
New Hampshire, meet Jon Huntsman
[WaPo]
Senate Dems launch ’12 money race
[POLITICO]
Sarah Palin: ‘Fire in the belly’ is there
[POLITICO]
Some FBI agents are angered by plan to extend tenure of Director Robert Mueller
[WaPo]
Unemployment falls in three-quarters of US states
[AP]
BP gets $1 bln settlement from Gulf well partner
[AP]
Stocks boosted by LinkedIn initial offering splash
[AP]
Oil bounces around $99 on volatile dollar
[AP]
Poll: Majority back gay marriage
[POLITICO]
Gore claims Murdoch is blocking Current over Olbermann hire
[POLITICO]

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Daily International News 05.13.11

May 13, 2011

Daily International News
May 13, 2011

Northeast Asia
China
Homemade bomb injures 39 in China
[LAT]
China seems to rule out talks with Tibetan leader
[AP]
Government-Christian tensions highlighted in China
[AP]
U.S. Fast-Food Giant Yum Bids for Chinese Chain
[NYT]
Koreas
‘On the Record’ Broadcasts Live from North Korea for First Time, With Rare Look as Food Crisis Looms
[Fox News]
US envoy to discuss N. Korea in Seoul: diplomats
[AFP]
Offer to Kim Jong-il ‘Still Stands’
[Chosun]
NK abducted 180,000 foreigners
[Korea Times]
Hunger in North Korea: Let them eat maize husks
[The Economist]
Japan
Japan sets up compensation plan for nuclear plant
[AP]
How one Japanese village defied the tsunami thanks to sea wall
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
IAEA to probe safety of Malaysia rare earth plant
[AP]
Baby leopards, bear found in luggage at Thai airport
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Bombers take bin Laden revenge in Pakistan
[Reuters]
U.S. interviews ‘hostile’ bin Laden widows, with Pakistan officials
[CNN]
US drone attack kills four militants in Pakistan: officials
[AFP]
India: Communists routed in West Bengal for first time in 30 years
[BBC]
Indian PM pledges $500m in aid to Afghanistan
[Al Jazeera]
NATO: Afghan policeman kills 2 service members
[AP]
Yunus steps down from Grameen Bank
[FT]

Middle East
Yemen’s Saleh defies crowds demanding his exit
[Reuters]
Qatar quits Yemen mediation bid; protests spread
[AP]
Syria: Opposition says Assad vows not to fire on rally
[BBC]
Thousands protest across Syria; at least 1 killed
[AP]
UK summons Syrian ambassador over violence
[AP]
Bahrain targets Shia religious sites
[Al Jazeera]
UN Says Iran Shipping Arms to Syria
[WSJ]
Al Jazeera journalist missing for two weeks
[Al Jazeera]

Africa
WikiLeaks hailed as catalyst in Arab Spring by AI
[POLITICO]
Thousands gather in Egypt’s Tahrir Square
[Al Jazeera]
Egypt extends Mubarak’s detention
[Al Jazeera]
Libyan rebels seek US endorsement
[Al Jazeera]
Libyan capital buffeted by airstrikes, protests
[AP]
No vote: Future of Uganda’s anti-gay bill in limbo
[AP]
ICC reports Djibouti to UN over al-Bashir visit
[AP]
Cameroon opposition vows to disrupt election
[AP]
World Bank: 1/2 Zimbabwe’s civil servants not qualified or not working
[BBC]

Europe
Adopted US twins return to Russian orphanage
[AP]
Arctic nations step up cooperation on safety, oil
[Reuters]
Eurozone’s economic growth accelerates
[BBC]
Experts debate destroying last smallpox viruses
[AP]

Americas
Official: suspected Sinaloa cartel leader nabbed
[AP]
Mexico deputy prison governor decapitated in Durango
[BBC]

Domestic
Friday the 13th edition: OBAMA SETS SPEECH AIMED AT ARAB WORLD AND BEYOND
[POLITICO]
Behind the Decision to Ask Bob Mueller to Stay at the FBI
[TIME]
War fatigue in House GOP
[POLITICO]
Poll: Obama Stronger Against Terrorism Than Bush
[Bloomberg]
Mark Halperin Weighs in on the Republican Party
[TIME]
Ron Paul: ‘The time is right’ for presidential run
[POLITICO]
Romney Bids to Defuse Health-Care Issues Clouding His White House Run
[Bloomberg]
Democrats, oil executives face off at hearing
[POLITICO]
Is Chicago ready for Rahm Emanuel?
[POLITICO]
SCOTUS needs an ethical code
[POLITICO]
Stakes Rise on Debt Vote
[WSJ]
Poll says 47 pct of Americans oppose debt increase
[Reuters]
Experimental AIDS vaccine ‘works in monkeys’
[Al Jazeera]
Thousands flee Mississippi River flooding
[Al Jazeera]

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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 05.11.11

May 11, 2011

Daily International News
May 11, 2011

US-China S&ED Coverage
China rejects US criticism of human rights record
[BBC]
China-US make progress on trade but differences remain
[BBC]
U.S., China reach ‘milestone’ agreement on security, economic policy
[WaPo]
China-U.S. S&ED yields satisfactory outcome: Chinese vice premier
[Xinhua]
U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue creates new opportunities
[Xinhua]

Northeast Asia
China [non-S&ED]
Detained artist Ai Weiwei’s exhibits in UK
[AP]
Korean Bible instructor held following China raid
[AP]
Three ex-Xinhua Finance bosses face US fraud charges
[BBC]
Koreas
Pro-Pyongyang newspaper reacts coldly to Lee’s invitation
[Yonhap]
North Korea Readying New Surprise?
[The Diplomat]
U.S. evangelist Franklin Graham in N. Korea, meets foreign minister
[Kyodo]
U.S. ponders food-team trip to North
[JoongAng]
Debate rages about food aid to North Korea
[AP]
S. Korea, Japan Agree on 3-step Process to 6-party Talk Resumption
[Arirang TV]

Satellites show more poppy fields in the North
[JoongAng]
S. Korea urges North Korea to halt cyber attacks
[Kyodo]
S. Korea and N. Korea invited to field joint team in table tennis
[Yonhap]
Japan
Japan to set up govt-backed nuke compensation plan
[AP]
Japan nuclear operator seals radioactive water leak
[Reuters]
Kan orders probe into Fukushima failures
[FT]
Toyota quarterly profits drop but recovery expected
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Japan
U.N. envoy arrives in Myanmar to meet gov’t officials, Suu Kyi
[Kyodo]

Bangladesh rejects rights group’s criticism
[AP]

South/Central Asia
U.S. granted access to speak to bin Laden’s wives
[CNN]

Pakistan military aid safer than the economic aid
[FP]
Senator Kerry heads to Pakistan to smooth bin Laden fury
[Reuters]
Bin Laden Sons Say U.S. Broke International Law
[NYT]

Taliban resistance ‘under-estimated’ by Britain
[BBC]
India puts Pakistani army officers on “most wanted” list
[Reuters]
India’s Supreme Court rejects harsher Bhopal charges
[BBC]

Middle East
Hamas accepts 1967 borders, but will never recognize Israel, top official says
[Haaretz]

Syria tanks ‘shell’ protest city of Homs
[BBC]
Exclusive: Kuwait opens bid for Syrian seat on U.N. Human Rights Council
[FP]
Protests bring two Yemen cities to standstill, 2 dead
[Reuters]
Bahrain should set up torture investigation body – HRW
[Reuters]
Iraq to discuss extension of U.S. troops this month – PM
[Reuters]

Africa
Libya rebels ‘capture Misrata airport’
[BBC]

Ban Ki-Moon calls for Libya cease-fire as NATO assault intensifies
[WaPo]
Sudan: UN peacekeepers attacked in Abyei
[BBC]
Uganda opposition leader Kizza Besigye ‘allowed home’
[BBC]
Uganda’s anti-gay bill not on agenda after outcry
[AP]

Europe
Protesters clash during Greek strike
[FT]
German police raid homes of suspected extremists
[AP]
Lithuania jails Soviet commando for Medininkai shooting
[BBC]
Earthquake fever hits Rome as some fear “the big one” [Reuters]
Germany ‘could back Italy’s Draghi for ECB chief’
[AFP]
Clegg: Lib Dems to be ‘more muscular’ in coalition
[BBC]
David Cameron’s Prime Minister’s Questions – in full
[BBC]

Americas
FARC files show ties with Venezuela’s Chavez and Ecuador’s Correa
[Miami Herald]

Guatemalan Court Acquits Former President of Embezzling
[NYT]
Venezuela begins electricity rationing after blackouts
[BBC]

Domestic
President to Renew Muslim Outreach
[WSJ]
Obama administration boasting about border security
[WaPo]
Five Democratic Senators to watch in Obama debt meeting
[WaPo]
Gingrich is in, but can he win?
[WaPo]

Romney focused on outraising — by far — Republican presidential competitors
[WaPo]
Navy revokes guidance on same-sex marriages
[WaPo]
Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks about separation from Maria Shriver
[LAT]