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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 03.14.11

March 14, 2011

Daily International News
March 14, 2011

Northeast Asia
US pulls ships, aircraft from Japan nuke plant
[AP]
Japan Battles Nuclear Meltdown as Millions Without Power, Water
[Bloomberg]
Second Explosion at Reactor as Technicians Try to Contain Damage
[NYT]
Japan earthquake, tsunami death toll likely above 10,000; survivors worry about supplies
[WaPo]
Quake Moves Japan Closer to U.S. and Alters Earth’s Spin
[NYT]
BOJ pumps $183bn to calm markets as stocks tumble
[BBC]
China rules out faster yuan rise despite soaring prices
[BBC]
Chinese premier calls for political reform
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Thailand: More ‘red-shirts’ released ahead of elections
[BBC]
Tear gas used on Christmas Island asylum protesters
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan court dodges decision on CIA contractor’s immunity
[Reuters]
Suicide attack on Afghan army centre kills at least 37
[Reuters]
Indian navy captures 61 pirates in Arabian Sea
[AP]

Middle East
Saudi sends troops, Bahrain Shi’ites call it “war”
[Reuters]
Israel to expand West Bank settlements in response to settler slayings
[WaPo]
Violent protests across Yemen, 3 soldiers dead
[Reuters]

Africa
Clinton Trip Boosts Egypt, Tunisia Democracy While Libya Waits
[Bloomberg]
France steps up efforts for Libya no-fly zone
[Reuters]
Libya gains control of more rebel territory
[WaPo]
Fighting breaks out in Ivory Coast Gbagbo stronghold
[Reuters]

Europe
Ruling Party Is Accused of Fraud in Russian Vote
[NYT]
Swiss suspend plans for new nuclear plants
[AP]

Domestic
Obama to Reiterate Call to Overhaul Bush-Era Education Law
[Bloomberg]
President Obama: We must seek agreement on gun reforms
[Arizona Star]
Who would lead the Democratic National Committee?
[WaPo]
‘Palin’s becoming Al Sharpton, Alaska edition’
[POLITICO]
Obama Owns The Treatment Of Manning Now [Atlantic]

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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 02.24.11

February 24, 2011

Daily International News
February 24, 2011

Jasmine Revolution
Middle East Protests: A Country-by-Country Look
[NYT]

Libya
Obama Vows to Put Pressure on Qaddafi, Sends Clinton for Talks
[Bloomberg]
Qaddafi Massing Forces in Tripoli as Rebellion Spreads
[NYT]
4,500 Chinese escape Libya by sea; Americans stuck
[AP]
Arabian Peninsula
Yemen to ‘protect protesters’
[Al Jazeera]
Iraqis rally through social media in “day of rage”
[Reuters]
Bahrain: no arrest planned for opposition leader
[AP]
Lebanon blocks Bahraini activist from flying home
[Reuters]
Egypt
Former Egyptian minister, state TV boss arrested
[AP]
Egypt’s Suleiman survived assassination bid
[Reuters]

Northeast Asia
Charities warn of food shortages in North Korea
[BBC]

Governors to Meet ‘Rising Star’ Zhou as U.S.-China Ties Deepen
[Bloomberg]
China plans 45 new airports as travel booms
[AP]
Shanghai announces ‘one-dog policy’
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Quake death toll now 98, with 200 more missing: PM
[SMH]
Indonesian court jails Islamist preacher for spurring violence
[Reuters]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan’s intelligence ready to split with CIA
[AP]

Pakistani officials: US missiles kill 6 in NW
[AP]
The United States Talks to the Taliban
[CFR]

Afghan suicide car bombing injures dozens
[BBC]
India Maoists set new conditions for magistrate release
[BBC]

Middle East
Iranian warships arrive in Syria, witness says
[AP]
Suicide bomber in western Iraq kills 8
[AP]
Netanyahu: Israel will not suffer the bombardment of its citizens
[Haaretz]

Africa
Yemen: Somali refugees drown after boat capsizes
[BBC]
Somalia: Heavy Fighting Breaks Out in New Mogadishu Areas
[All Africa]
Zimbabwe holds 46 for attending lecture on Egypt unrest
[BBC]
Ivory Coast fighting threatens 6-year ceasefire
[AP]

Europe
Russia to buy 1000 helicopters by 2020
[Ria Novosti]
Julian Assange to be extradited to Sweden
[Guardian]

Americas
U.S. says Cuba sets trial date for jailed contractor
[Reuters]
Exclusive: Obama to offer infrastructure finance for Brazil
[Reuters]
Mexico arrests suspect in US agent Jaime Zapata killing
[BBC]

Domestic
Saudi Arabian citizen attending West Texas college charged in suspected bombing plot
[Dallas News]

Ex-Asahi Reporter Somnez Authors WaPo Blog 2chambers!
[WaPo]
In Shift, U.S. Says Marriage Act Blocks Gay Rights
[NYT] and Gay marriage policy change: Questions and answers [AP]
Wisconsin assembly agrees to union bill vote, as troopers seek Democratic senators
[WaPo]
U.S. Government Shutdown Looms as Lawmakers Deadlock Over Budget
[Bloomberg]
Huckabee, ‘Seriously’ Weighing Presidential Run, Bides His Time
[Bloomberg]
Another Runaway General: Army Deploys Psy-Ops on U.S. Senators
[Rolling Stone]
Pirates could face trial in US over American deaths
[BBC]
Toyota recalls 2.2 mln vehicles over pedal issues
[Reuters]
Space shuttle Discovery fueled for its last flight
[Reuters]
Honolulu asking for apology from Rush Limbaugh on racist China remarks
[AP]

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Daily International News 02.15.11

February 15, 2011

Daily International News
February 15, 2011

FY2012 Budget
Looking at Budget Cuts with Pennies [ABC]
Highlights of the Obama Budget
[NYT]
Gates on Pentagon Cuts, Implementing DADT, China’s Military Build-up
[PBS]
Obama Budget Escapes Liberal Backlash, for Now
[NYT]
“WHERE IT GOES
” – Wall Street Journal’s calculations of proposed funds by department, compared with 2010: “Education, +21% … Energy, +18% … Veterans Affairs, +11% … State and other international programs, +8% … Treasury, +4% … Interior, no change … Defense, -3% … Health and Human Services, -3% … Housing and Urban Development, -3% … Homeland Security, -4% … Labor, -5% … Transportation, -9% … Agriculture, -14% … .Justice, -25% … Commerce, -34% [census has passed].”

Northeast Asia
China openly backs North Korea succession plan – report
[Reuters]
NKorea’s Kim Jong Il turning to designer fakes?
[AP]
US, South Korea Announce Major Military Exercises
[VOA]
US admiral: Carrier killer won’t stop US Navy
[AP]
Chinese inflation hits 4.9% pushed by high food prices
[BBC]
Japan mass food poisoning fears in Hokkaido schools
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Thai Soldier Wounded in Skirmish on Thai-Cambodia border
[BBC]
Talks begin to end 40-year Philippine insurgency
[FT]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan softens on issue of American’s immunity
[AP]

NAfrica/Middle East Protests
Egypt Initiates 10-Day Rewrite of Its Constitution
[NYT]
Muslim Brotherhood to form political party; Egypt’s generals reach out to protest leaders
[WaPo]
Tunisia migrants: Italy seeks EU cash over Lampedusa
[BBC]
Yemenis trying to oust leader protest for 5th day
[AP]
Second Man Dies in Bahrain Skirmishes
[WSJ] and Bahrain protesters take control of main square [AP]

Middle East
Iran unrest: MPs call for death of Mousavi and Karroubi
[BBC]
Clinton expresses US support for Iran protesters
[BBC]

Africa
Rebels blamed after 11 slain in eastern Congo
[AP]
Kenyan sailors welcomed after Somali pirate release
[BBC]
Wagalla massacre: Raila Odinga orders Kenya probe
[BBC]
China to build new Sudan airport in Khartoum
[BBC]
211 killed: S.Sudan says Khartoum arming rebels
[AP]

Europe
Russia Embraces Risky Offshore Arctic Drilling [NYT]
5 rebels, 3 police killed in Russia’s Caucasus
[AP]
Spontaneous strike paralyzes public transport in Brussels
[Deutsche Welle]
Silvio Berlusconi faces Ruby sex charge trial in April
[BBC]

Americas
Amazon pollution: Chevron hits back in row with Ecuador
[BBC]
Colombia nabs fully submersible drug submarine
[AP]

Domestic
Dalai Lama nephew hit by car, killed on Fla. walk
[AP]
Clinton to Promote Technology to Ensure Global Internet Freedom
[Bloomberg]
Clinton picks new U.S. envoy to Afghanistan, Pakistan
[Reuters]

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Daily International News 02.11.11

February 11, 2011

Daily International News
February 11, 2011

Egypt/Tunisia
Al Jazeera Live Blog: MUBARAK STEPS DOWN AS PRESIDENT
Mubarak Reportedly Leaves Cairo
[NYT]
Danish premier calls on Egypt’s Mubarak to resign
[AP]
Statement From the Supreme Council of the Egyptian Armed Forces
[NYT]
Crisis Flummoxes White House
[WSJ]
Obama officials surprised by Mubarak’s decision to stay
[McClatchy]
Egypt army vow on emergency rule
[BBC]
Chinese FM has phone conversation with Egyptian counterpart
[Global Times]
Mohamed ElBaradei: ‘Egypt will explode’
[CNN] and We need to ‘keep kicking their behinds’: Mohamed ElBaradei speaks to FP [FP]
Responding to the Worst Speech Ever
[FP]
Special Report – After Mideast, should Russia and China worry?
[Reuters]
Tunisians fleeing unrest arrive in droves in Italy
[AP]

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan foreign minister in Moscow amid islands row
[BBC]
Japan, U.S. hold talks to discuss new common strategic goals
[Mainichi]
China
Chen Guangcheng claims in secret video that he is under house arrest
[Independent]
Observers say naval reshuffle signals weaponry push
[Global Times]
China Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi in Zimbabwe visit
[BBC]
Koreas
China against call to take N. Korea’s uranium enrichment to U.N.
[Kyodo]
N. Korea may conduct nuke test in late 2011 or early 2012: analyst
[Yonhap]
Korea talks stalemated, U.S. warns of North’s threat
[Reuters]
After talks collapse, North reprimands ‘traitor’ South
[JoongAng]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Myanmar’s parliament approves all Cabinet nominees
[AP]
Thai protesters demand prime minister’s
[CNN]
Somalia ‘pirates’ charged in Malaysia
[BBC]
Philippines Uses General’s Death to Tout Reform
[NYT]

South/Central Asia
India and Pakistan Agree to Renew Peace Talks
[NYT]
Indian authorities clear Buddhist leader in probe
[AP]
Pakistan gets smaller Cabinet in austerity effort
[AP]
Pakistan court extends detention of US embassy staffer
[Guardian]

Middle East
Turkey says 5 flotilla victims shot at close range
[AP]
Iran: Mehdi Karroubi ‘house arrest’ after protest call
[BBC]

Africa
105 die in fighting between S. Sudan army, rebels
[AP]
Charles Taylor war crimes trial extended in The Hague
[BBC]
Uganda election: Amnesty International violence concern
[BBC]

Americas
Bolivian president rattled by protests
[AP]
Colombian rebel group scheduled to release 2 hostages
[CNN]
Venezuelan legislators trade blows
[Al Jazeera]

Domestic
WikiLeaks: US spied on NATO’s top official
[AP]
Robert Gibbs’s last day in the White House
[WaPo]
CPAC gets underway on wave of 2010 midterm momentum
[WaPo]
Ron Paul Supporters Heckle Cheney, Rumsfeld at CPAC
[CBS]
‘No Apology’ for Health-Care Law May Hinder Romney in 2012 Bid
[Bloomberg]
Nokia, Microsoft in pact to rival Apple, Google
[AP]
New York Fashion Week 2011
[NYT]