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Daily International News 11.10.11

November 10, 2011

Daily International News
November 10, 2011

APEC
Eyes on whether APEC leaders will don aloha shirts
[AP]
Asia-Pacific talks to seek unity on euro crisis
[Reuters]
Obama to discuss N. Korea with Chinese, Russian, Japanese leaders
[Korea Times]

Northeast Asia
Asian stocks plunge; Hong Kong shares dive 4.48%
[Times of India]
Japan
Japan postpones decision on whether to join Pacific free trade talks
[Mainichi]
Koreas
North Korea says new reactor to start soon
[AFP]
South Korea Seeking Trilateral Talks on North
[GSN]
Exercise focuses on potential N. Korea biological, chemical attack
[Stars & Stripes]
Rice prices in Pyongyang jump more than 50 percent in 2 months
[Yonhap]
Top U.S. military intelligence official visits S. Korea: Yonhap
[Kyodo]
S. Korea’s chief nuclear envoy, U.S. point man on Pyongyang to meet in Vienna
[Yonhap] 
New U.S. ambassador arrives in S. Korea to take up post
[Kyodo]
China
Witness: Man sets self ablaze to protest China
[AP]
Ai Weiwei’s wife says they will fight $2M tax bill
[AP]
HRW: China’s human rights unlikely to improve before leadership change
[Kyodo]
China: Yunnan mine hit by ‘deadly gas outburst’
[BBC]
China’s Trade Surplus Widens, Falls Short of Forecast
[WSJ]
Premier Wen meets with Christine Lagarde
[Xinhua]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Australia cigarette ‘plain packaging’ law passes Senate
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
India PM calls for new chapter in Pak relations
[AP]
Taliban besiege governor’s office in Paktia
[Al Jazeera]

Middle East
U.N. envoy in new push for Yemen power transfer
[Reuters]
Khamenei warns U.S., Israel against attack on atom sites
[Reuters]
China says sanctions no solution to Iran nuclear issue
[Xinhua]
New attack on Egypt gas pipeline to Israel and Jordan
[BBC]

Africa
Officials: Sudan bombs South Sudan camp, kills 12
[AP]
Liberia’s Sirleaf may offer rivals govt posts
[Reuters]
Amnesty urges Shell to pay for Nigeria spills
[Al Jazeera]
Somali legislator killed in Mogadishu
[Al Jazeera] 
Guilty: Julius Malema suspended from ANC
[Mail & Guardian]
Western black rhino declared extinct
[BBC]

Europe
Eurozone’s growth has stalled, says EU
[BBC]
Greek parties tap former central banker as prime minister
[Deutsche Welle]
New Italian government seen within days
[Reuters]
Russia poised to join world trade body
[AP]
Turkish police fire tear gas in quake city
[Reuters]
Turkish quake kills at least 8, topples hotels
[AP]
James Murdoch rejects MP’s ‘mafia’ attack
[BBC]

Americas
Brazil police: Rio’s most-wanted trafficker caught
[AP]
Nationals catcher Ramos kidnapped in Venezuela
[AP]
Nicaragua deaths in post-election violence
[Al Jazeera]
Pope may visit Cuba, Mexico next spring
[AP]

Domestic
Remains of war dead dumped in landfill
[WaPo]
Alleged bomber of US navy ship in court
[Al Jazeera] 
Poison Control Centers in danger of losing funding
[WaPo]
Ohio back on President Obama’s dance card
[POLITICO]
Republicans Oppose Further Bailouts for Banks, Europe in Candidate Debate
[Bloomberg]
Rick Perry stumbles badly in Republican presidential debate
[WaPo]
Debate crowd cheers Cain in face of sexual harassment claims
[The Hill]
Jefferson County, Ala., files for biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history
[WaPo]
Penn State to be investigated by Department of Education
[POLITICO]
Applications for unemployment benefits fall to 390,000, lowest level since April
[WaPo]
Nixon secret Watergate testimony unsealed
[POLITICO]

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Daily International News 08.18.11

August 18, 2011

Daily International News
August 18, 2011

Coverage of Biden China Trip
Cooperation is Emphasized as Biden Opens Talks in China
[NYT]
Biden in China says relations key to global economy
[WaPo]
Biden: US-China relations crucial to economic stability
[BBC]
China, U.S. seek to boost confidence as Biden visits
[Reuters]
Biden visit to China sees sides coming together
[AP]
China, U.S. underline cooperation, trust remains key
[Xinhua]

Northeast Asia
Japan
Nuclear safety agency advised Niigata gov’t not to hold joint quake, nuke disaster drill
[Mainichi]
US envoy: Tokyo didn’t take charge when crisis hit
[AP]
Maher regrets State didn’t challenge Kyodo report
[Mainichi]
Japan exports fall for 5th straight month in July
[AP]
Koreas
North Korea Sends Academics to Study Business in Canada
[VOA]
N. Korean leader enjoys yacht holiday: report [AFP]
S. Korea, Russia to hold new round of talks on gas pipeline
[Yonhap]
Red Cross: 2 North Korean drifters repatriated
[AP]
North Korea ‘art smugglers’ charged in South Korea
[BBC]
China
China’s stealth fighter J-20 shows flexibility in test flight
[Xinhua]
Vice Premier urges defense industry to enhance innovation capacities
[Xinhua]
New freighter service route launched linking China, Russia, Japan
[Xinhua]
China’s newly rich are flaunting wealth — and giving Communist rulers a headache
[WaPo]
Coca Cola plans $4 billion investment in China
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Burma papers end daily criticism of foreign media
[BBC]
Suu Kyi invited to government-sponsored forum on economic reform
[Kyodo]
Philippine president to visit China Aug. 30 to mend diplomatic rift
[Kyodo]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan police release sketch of U.S. man’s suspected captor
[Reuters]
At least 39 killed in new Karachi violence
[Reuters]
Afghan Insurgents Step Up Deadly Attacks on Civilians
[NYT]
Indian activist to launch public fast as government relents
[Reuters]

Middle East
Obama calls on Syria’s Assad to step down
[Al Jazeera]
Syria’s Assad says military stops, shooting reported
[Reuters]
Turkish military attacks PKK rebels in Iraq
[Reuters]
Lebanon urged to arrest Hariri suspects
[Al Jazeera]
Gunmen kill six in Israel in attack near Egypt border
[Reuters]

Africa
Libyan rebels seize western oil refinery
[Reuters]
Algeria “not immune to Arab spring revolt”
[Reuters]
UN calls for ‘scaled-up’ Somalia aid effort
[Al Jazeera]

Europe
French Media Reveals Details Behind Lagarde Inquiry
[Reuters]
Spanish protests over cost of Pope’s visit
[Al Jazeera]
Messi fires Barcelona to Super Cup win
[Al Jazeera]
New Hacking Arrest: Hollywood Reporter for British Tabloid
[NYT]
Dublin Catholics face levy as church faces bankruptcy
[Guardian]

Americas
Oil sheen in Gulf, source unknown
[AP]
Peru suspends coca eradication programme
[Al Jazeera]
Mexican drug traffickers taunt police
[Al Jazeera]

Domestic
U.S. Stocks Drop Sharply, Following Europe
[NYT]
Obama to issue new proposals on job creation, debt reduction
[WaPo]
Obama’s Economic Numbers: Down, Down, and Up
[TPM]
U.S. Inquiry Is Said to Focus on S.&P. Ratings
[NYT]
Veepstakes speculation heats up
[POLITICO]
Christine O’Donnell walks off Piers Morgan show
[Guardian]
Foreign Students in Work Visa Program Stage Walkout at Plant
[NYT]

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Daily International News 07.19.11

July 19, 2011

Daily International News
July 19, 2011

ASEAN Regional Forum
Clinton with no plans to meet N. Korean FM in Bali: State Dept.
[Yonhap]
Asian ministers discuss South China Sea, security
[AP]
ASEAN Ministers Urged to Pursue Early Agreement on China Sea
[VOA]

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan bans Fukushima beef shipments
[BBC]

Japan’s crippled nuclear plant reaches stability
[AP]
Typhoon Ma-On hits Japan
[Al Jazeera]
Koreas
Ruling party leader sees little progress in resumption of inter-Korean talks
[Yonhap]
EU seeks nuke-free N. Korea with better human rights record
[Kyodo]
S. Korea expected to approve civilian flour aid for N. Koreans
[Yonhap]
North Korea fakes news photo again
[Korea Herald]
S. Korean premier expresses ‘deep regret’ on islet flap with Japan
[Kyodo]
China/Taiwan
Xinjiang police attack was terrorism, China says
[BBC] and Several rioters gunned down in Xinjiang police station attack [Xinhua]

China protests planned Philippine trip to Spratlys
[AP]
China’s Xi vows to speed up Tibet’s development while fighting separatism
[Xinhua]
Taiwan under threat of 1,400 Chinese missiles: report
[Kyodo]
China executes corrupt Hangzhou and Suzhou officials
[BBC]
China’s online population rises to 485 million
[AP]
Baidu signs deal with music labels
[BBC]

Southeast Asia
Myanmar’s Suu Kyi leads memorial march for father
[AP]
Myanmar marks 64th anniversary of Martyr’s Day, Suu Kyi attends
[Kyodo]
9 feared dead after helicopter crash on Thai-Myanmar border
[Kyodo]
Philippines extrajudicial killings continue, says HRW
[BBC]
Malaysian ‘teapot cult’ woman loses Islam legal bid
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Clinton in India for Talks on Regional Security, Nuclear Trade
[Bloomberg]
Clinton pushes India on nuclear law, market access
[Reuters]
US will press Pak as ‘hard’ as possible on terror: Hillary Clinton
[Times of India]
Pakistan gets 1st woman foreign minister
[Kyodo]
NATO gives security to Afghans in eastern capital
[AP]

Middle East
10 reported killed in Syrian shooting at funeral
[AP]
Syria faces tougher sanctions from EU
[Al Jazeera]
Iran says it is installing ‘better’ nuclear centrifuges
[BBC]

Israeli navy seizes Gaza-bound yacht
[Reuters]

Africa
Egypt cabinet to be sworn in on PM’s return – sources
[Reuters]
US and Libya in face-to-face talks
[Guardian]

Leaked report hints at Sudan war crimes
[Al Jazeera]
Size of crisis slows Somalia relief efforts
[Al Jazeera]
Guinean president escapes assassination bid at home
[Reuters]
Gbagbo loyalists ‘no longer a threat’ in Ivory Coast
[AFP]

Europe
Murdochs promise day of political theatre
[FT]
News Corp. Said to Consider Elevating Chase Carey to CEO
[Bloomberg]
Sean Hoare death: postmortem being held on hacking whistleblower
[Guardian]
European policymakers struggle for united front to save Greece
[Guardian]
Ivo Sanader, Croatia’s ex-PM, extradited from Austria
[BBC]
Swiss trial opens for 3 accused eco-terrorists
[AP]
Strauss-Kahn daughter questioned in French probe
[AP]
Cyprus president asks minister to stay on as coalition falters
[Reuters]
Pope accepts archbishop’s resignation due to sex scandal
[AP]

Americas
Chile’s President Pinera changes team after protests
[BBC]
Chavez to run in 2012 poll, says Venezuela minister
[BBC]

Domestic
Clinton Exclusive: I would use 14th amendment to raise debt ceiling
[National Memo]

Debt Deal Search Intensifies
[WSJ]
GOP split over McConnell plan
[POLITICO]
‘Cut, cap and balance’ unlikely to end debt ceiling struggle
[CNN]
The scramble for South Carolina
[POLITICO]
Cain: Romney’s religion a bar to GOP nod
[TWT]
Sen. Chuck Schumer tries reviving immigration bill
[POLITICO]
Warren mulls run against Scott Brown
[The Hill]
Atlantis shuttle undocks from space station
[BBC]
Yao set to retire from basketball Wednesday
[AP]

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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 04.29.11

April 29, 2011

Daily International News
April 29, 2011

Northeast Asia
China
China rights lawyer resurfaces after detention
[AP]
China pushes back after U.S. criticism on rights
[Reuters]
Tibetan leader seeks release of 400 monks in China
[AP]
China’s yuan rises past 6.50 against the US dollar
[BBC]
Koreas
U.N. body starts emergency food aid to North Korea
[Reuters]
“Korean Wave” set to swamp North Korea, academics say
[Reuters]
Japan
Dalai Lama prays for tsunami victims in Japan
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Thai-Cambodia clashes resume despite truce
[BBC]

Middle East
In Shift, Egypt Warms to Iran and Hamas, Israel’s Foes
[NYT]
Senators press Obama to take strong action against Syria
[WaPo]
U.N. atom watchdog may clamp down on Syria: sources
[Reuters]
Yemeni protesters decry Saleh transition deal
[Reuters]

Africa
Libyan forces breach border with Tunisia
[AP]
Foreign victims identified in Morocco cafe attack
[AP] 
Morocco says Marrakesh blast a “terrorist attack”
[Reuters]
Ugandan police fire at protesters, one killed
[Reuters]

Europe
Royal wedding: A stylish marriage for William and Kate
[Guardian]
Pope John Paul body exhumed ahead of beatification
[Reuters]

Domestic
Tornadoes tear across U.S. South, killing over 300
[Reuters]
Documents offer hints of legal strategy in WikiLeaks case
[WaPo]
Democrats gear up to match GOP fundraising effort
[WaPo]
Obama to tour Alabama tornado zone Friday
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 01.11.11

January 11, 2011

Daily International News
January 11, 2011

Northeast Asia
Koreas
NKorea accuses SKoreans of hacking into website
[AP]
Gates Warns of North Korea Missile Threat to U.S.
[NYT] and  Gates Sees More `Direct’ North Korean Threat to U.S. [Bloomberg]
N. Korea steps up push for talks with reluctant S. Korea
[Yonhap]
South Korea, Japan agree to boost defense cooperation
[Mainichi]
Column: Time for S.Korea to Develop Its Own Nuclear Arms
[Chosun]
Christian aid group launches major campaign for Christians in North Korea
[The Underground]
Tweeter indicted for praising North Korea
[Korea Times]
Asian Cup 2011 Group D Preview: Iraq – Iran, North Korea – UAE
[Goal.com]

China[PRC]/Taiwan[ROC]
Opinion: An American Message for the Chinese President
[WSJ]
Viewpoint: A new Sino-US high-tech arms race?
[BBC]
Gates says new Sino-US military talks could begin soon
[AP]
China confirms stealth jet test-flight-Gates
[Reuters]
China denies armed soldiers crossed into India
[AP]
Senior Chinese leader praises reform of press, publication industry
[Xinhua]
China fails on human rights plan: rights group
[AP] and China’s human rights ‘action plan’ short on any action, say rights groups [CSM]
Renault spy scandal: China denies involvement
[BBC]
China vows to crack down on copyright violations
[AP]
China overshoots 2010 lending and money supply targets
[BBC]
Taiwan centenary runs into identity problems
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Thais Call on Burma to Cease Artillery Fire
[Irrawaddy]
Cambodia charges two detained Thais with espionage
[BBC]
Scores missing in tsunami-like flood in Australia
[AP]
Qantas resuming Airbus A380 flights to US after blast
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Biden – U.S. could stay in Afghanistan beyond 2014
[Reuters]
Plan B in Afghanistan: Partition?
[Foreign Affairs]
Benazir son Bilawal condemns support for Taseer killer
[BBC]
Uzbeks ‘behind ethnic clashes in southern Kyrgyzstan’
[BBC]
Pope Benedict Urges Pakistan to Repeal Blasphemy Law
[NYT]

Middle East
Clinton, in Yemen, Promotes Alliance and Growth
[WSJ] and Clinton Has Busy Five Hours in Yemen [NYT]
Kuwaiti soldier killed in clash with Iraqi fishermen
[BBC]
Ties make Palestinian state a SAmerican priority
[AP]
Israel’s Rightward Lurch Scares Some Conservatives [TIME]
From 01.10 Iran Sentences Human Rights Lawyer to 11 Years in Jail [NYT]
Iran claims it has dismantled Israeli spy ring behind nuclear scientist’s death
[CSM]

Africa
Sudan: Bittersweet Moment As Abyei Attacks Leave 30 Dead
[All Africa]
Chinese observers see “peaceful” referendum in Sudan: FM spokesman
[Xinhua]
Ivory Coast unity cabinet possible, says UN ambassador
[BBC]
Tunisia closes schools, universities as UN calls for dialog
[Deutsche Welle]
Village attacks kill 18 in central Nigeria – police
[Reuters]
Nigeria’s Jonathan ‘can run’ in party primaries
[AFP]
Egypt condemns Vatican criticism on minorities
[Reuters]

Europe
Assange could face death penalty in U.S.: lawyers
[Reuters]
Sarkozy Brings Message on Dollar to U.S.
[NYT]
Spain’s Zapatero says Eta truce does not go far enough
[BBC]
Tainted Animal Feed Found in France and Denmark
[NYT]
Tensions Rise Before Portugal Auction
[WSJ]

Americas
Observers wait for Haiti president to take report
[AP]
IMF approves $72bn credit line for Mexico
[FT]

Domestic
In Wednesday speech in Arizona, Obama is seeking right tone
[WaPo]
Father of Shooting Suspect May Issue Statement
[WSJ]
Man Arrested in Denver for Threat to Shoot Aides to U.S. Senator Bennet
[Bloomberg]
From 01.10 Tom DeLay, former U.S. House leader, sentenced to 3 years in prison [WaPo]
Kagan writes her first opinion
[AP]
Obama 2.0: Who will fill the top jobs in foreign policy?
[FP]
State Dept. policy change the latest gay rights win: passports
[WaPo]
Declining for two decades, US abortion rate plateaus
[WaPo]
In search for Earth-size world, a historic first: Kepler finds rocky planet
[CSM]
The Verizon iPhone
[WaPo]
Winklevoss twins gamble $65m for Facebook fortune
[BBC]

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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]