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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 02.11.11

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]

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Daily International News 02.08.11

February 8, 2011

Daily International News
February 8, 2011

Egypt/Syria/Tunisia
Egypt announces reform committees, as tens of thousands return to Tahrir Square
[WaPo]

U.S. eases off call for swift Egypt reform
[LA Times]
White House walks fine line on Muslim Brotherhood
[WaPo]

Clinic Near Baden-Baden, Germany Considered For Mubarak
[Der Spiegel]
Freed Google exec energizes Egyptian protests
[AP]
Iran’s Opposition Seeks Rally to Back Egypt and Tunisia
[NYT]
Hezbollah chief: Egypt’s unrest will change region
[AP]
Signs Syria may be lifting Facebook, YouTube ban
[AP]

UK’s Hague: Change in Tunisia ‘must be swift’
[UKPA]
Op-ed: Freedom in Mideast Carries Cost We All Might Pay: Kevin Hassett
[Bloomberg]

Northeast Asia
2 Koreas talk at DMZ to ease tensions since attack
[AP]
Amb. King on N. Korea rights issues meets with S. Korean officials
[Kyodo]

Pyongyang asks U.S. to restore food aid: source
[JoongAng]
S. Korea’s top nuclear negotiator to head to China for talks
[Xinhua]
U.S., Brazil to Press China on Currency
[WSJ]
UN: Drought endangers Chinese winter wheat harvest
[AP]
Kan to offer meeting with ex-DPJ leader Ozawa over his fate
[Kyodo]
Japanese jobseekers hold Tokyo pep rally
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Suu Kyi’s party seeks talks with West on sanctions
[Reuters]

Thailand-Cambodia clashes leave path of destruction
[BBC]
Philippine ex-army head Angelo Reyes ‘commits suicide’
[BBC]
Indonesia: Angry Muslim crowd attacks Java churches
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
US postpones bilateral contacts with Pakistan until Davis freed
[Dawn]

Report: US needs to show progress on Pakistan aid
[AP]
Afghan leader: NATO reconstruction bases must go
[AP]
Militants free 3 of 6 abducted WWF-India workers
[AP]
Tibetan Lama Faces Scrutiny and Suspicion in India
[NYT]
Will the famous China-Indian WWII Stilwell Road reopen?
[BBC]

Middle East
Palestinians to hold local elections July 9
[AP]
US report finds Gulf embassy staff ‘risk exploitation’
[BBC]

Africa
Charles Taylor lawyer storms out of war crimes trial
[BBC]
Ivorian paramilitaries kill six in pro-Ouattara area
[Reuters]

Europe
WikiLeaks Founder Returns to Court to Fight Extradition
[NYT] and Assange’s lawyer: Sweden acted improperly in probe [AP]
Russian Islamist leader claims responsibility for Moscow airport attack
[Guardian]
Russia Expels a British Journalist
[NYT]
Silvio Berlusconi: Prosecutors to seek trial over ‘sex’
[BBC]
Pirates in Indian Ocean seize Italian oil tanker
[BBC]
Tablighi Jamaat seeks to keep mosque near UK Olympics site
[Guardian]
Meryl Streep to be Margaret Thatcher revealed in first still from The Iron Lady
[Guardian]

Americas
Haiti ‘gives ex-President Aristide new passport’
[BBC]

Domestic
Government: No electronic flaws in Toyotas
[AP]

A new Dem threat to health care law
[POLITICO]
Obama Budget Proposes Broader Unemployment Taxes
[WSJ]
Hatch and Lugar blaze different paths as tea party stalks
[WaPo]
First Lady: President Obama has quit smoking
[AP]
Olbermann Said to Be Going to Current TV
[NYT]

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Daily International News 01.25.11

January 25, 2011

Daily International News
January 25, 2011

SOTU
& Foreign Policy

Obama’s State of the Union and U.S. Foreign Policy
[StratFor]
Factbox: Foreign policy issues Obama may address in speech
[Reuters]
10 Global Issues Obama Won’t Talk About But Should
[FP]

Why the Middle East Won’t Feature in Obama’s Speech
[TIME]
General

SOTU Media Sand Traps and How to Avoid Them
[Daily Beast]
Five things to watch for in the State of the Union speech
[WaPo]
State of the Union Preview: Obama’s Unofficial 2012 Kickoff
[TIME]
Six members of the Supreme Court to attend SOTU
[WaPo]
Arizona lawmakers to save seat for Gabrielle Giffords at State of the Union
[WaPo]

Northeast Asia
China/Taiwan

J-20 stealth fighter jet ‘innovative, not stolen from US plane’
[Global Times]

US spy for China Noshir Gowadia jailed for 32 years
[BBC]
Urumqi to be under full surveillance
[AP]
US diplomat slams China on governor’s Taiwan trip
[AP]

China will stick to socialism as required by law: top legislator
[Xinhua]
Son of former PRC president takes up new military post
[Global Times]
Macau’s Stanley Ho in family row over casino empire
[BBC]
Koreas

S. Korea remains suspicious of N. Korea’s intention for talks: minister
[Yonhap]
South Korea Wants U.N. to Consider North’s Uranium Program
[GSN]
UN investigator in Japan for talks on North Korean human rights
[M&C]

Malaysia, SKorea seek to charge 12 Somali pirates
[AP]
GOP calls for quick action on free trade pacts, including KORUS
[AP]
N.Korea’s Brave Underground Journalists Make Headlines
[Chosun]
Japan

Soccer: Konno’s penalty, Kawashima’s saves send Japan past S. Korea in thriller
[Mainichi]
Kan says government to re-examine DPJ election pledges
[Mainichi]
Kan stresses Sun Yat-sen’s Japan ties in policy speech
[Mainichi]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Thailand ‘yellow-shirts’ stage new street protests
[BBC]
Thai Inquiry Into Violence Falters
[NYT]
Blast in southern Thailand kills nine
[BBC]
India and Indonesia aim to double trade
[BBC]
HRW accuses Vietnam of widespread human rights abuses
[AP]
Three charged over Christmas Island shipwreck
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
US commander in Afghanistan: Tough fight in 2011
[AP]
West’s portrayal of Afghan war deceptive – ANSO group
[Reuters]

Suicide attack near Pakistan Shi’ite rally kills 13
[Reuters]
Pakistan has “disastrous year” for human rights in 2010: HRW
[Reuters]
India Central Bank Raises Key Rates
[WSJ]

Middle East
Citing Options, Iran Rejects Uranium Deal, Diplomat Says
[NYT]
Turkey president lays into Israel flotilla inquiry
[AP]
AP Interview: IAEA head seeks openness from Iran
[AP]
Hezbollah-backed Mikati named Lebanon prime minister
[Reuters]

Abbas welcomed home as hero
[Reuters]

Africa
Northern Coast

Talks under way for body to oversee Tunisia cabinet
[Reuters]
Egyptians denounce Mubarak, clash with riot police
[AP]
All Other

Sudan’s Bashir pledges support for independent south
[Reuters]
South Sudan to retain its name as an independent state: report
[Sudan Tribune]
Call for Tougher Measures Against Ivory Coast Leader
[NYT]

Rwanda rebel leader Callixte Mbarushimana sent to ICC
[BBC]

Europe
Russian parliament ratifies arms pact with US
[AP]
Moscow airport bomb: Dmitry Medvedev seeks shake-up
[BBC]
List of Russian terror attacks
[WaPo]
Berlusconi defence lawyers dismiss sex accusations
[Reuters]
Lord Taylor found guilty of fiddling expenses
[Guardian]
George Osborne: budget cuts keep down UK interest rates
[Telegraph]

Americas
Obama to visit Brazil in sign of warmer ties: paper
[Reuters]
Clinton Voices U.S. Support of Mexico in Trip
[NYT]

Domestic
The 83rd Annual Oscar Nominations
[NYT]
White House Nominates David Cohen As Sanctions Point Man
[WSJ]
Carol Browner to leave White House
[POLITICO]

Scalia appearance at ‘tea party’ House meeting questions his impartiality
[LA Times]
NBC: U.S. can’t link accused Army private to Assange
[MSNBC]
Emanuel in `Real Chicagoan’ Fight to Replace Daley
[Bloomberg]
Bush White House Broke Elections Law, Report Says
[NYT]

Obama Viewed Favorably by 53% of Global Investors Seeing Improving Economy
[Bloomberg]
Stimulus improves US outlook, says IMF
[FT]