Posts Tagged ‘Pyongyang’

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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 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]

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Daily International News 05.06.11

May 6, 2011

Daily International News
May 6, 2011

OBL
Al Qaeda confirms bin Laden’s death, group says
[CNN]
Al Qaeda plotted 9/11 anniversary rail attack – U.S.
[Reuters]
Data Show Bin Laden Plots; C.I.A. Hid Near Raided House
[NYT]
No foreign policy pivot for Barack Obama
[POLITICO]
Opinion: Obama’s fickle European fans
[WaPo]
Judge Files Complaint against Merkel over Bin Laden Comments
[Der Spiegel]

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan PM orders halt at Hamaoka nuclear plant
[BBC]
Japan wants 3 reactors halted for quake measures
[AP]
China
China pushes U.S. on debt ahead of high-level talks
[Reuters]
Norway feels sting of China’s Nobel anger
[AP]
A booze blowout for China’s oil giant
[WaPo]
China’s Growing Interests in Siberia
[Der Spiegel]
Chinese regulators suspend TV crime and spy dramas
[BBC]
Koreas
12 Nations to Discuss Victims of N.Korean Abduction
[Chosun]
Beijing prepares for visitor from North: Sources
[JoongAng]
N. Korea accuses Seoul of blocking talks, aid
[Korea Herald]
‘N. Korea rejected Carter`s call to release detained American’
[Dong-A]
Richardson sees momentum for N. Korea talks
[AFP]
Carter was shocked by Pyongyang priorities
[JoongAng]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Vietnam ‘seals ethnic Hmong protest site’
[BBC]
Australia row over PNG ‘asylum camp plan’
[BBC]
Thai Leader Will Ask King to Dissolve Parliament
[NYT]
EU Hopes to Sign Trade Pact With Singapore in 2011
[WSJ]
Singapore ruling party faces tough election but should prevail
[Reuters]

South/Central Asia
Suspected U.S. strike kills 15 near militant hub in Pakistan tribal area
[WaPo]
Pakistan Warns U.S. Against Raids
[WSJ]
Thousands of Afghans Rally in Kabul to Reject Any Peace With Taliban
[NYT]

Middle East
Thousands protest on Syria ‘day of defiance’
[Al Jazeera]
Activists: 6 killed in Syria by security forces
[AP]
Suicide attack kills 21 police officers south of Baghdad
[CNN]
Saleh defiant as GCC exit deal stalls
[Al Jazeera]
Crackdown reins in Bahrain activists
[Al Jazeera]

Africa
Morocco Arrests Three for Deadly Marrakesh Cafe Bomb, Al-Qaeda Tie Alleged
[Bloomberg]
Sudan divides Darfur in five smaller states
[Reuters]
Sudan deploys troops at Libya border, evicts envoy
[Reuters]
Ivory Coast: Alassane Ouattara to take oath
[BBC]
UN heads to suspected Ivory Coast mass grave site
[AP]
Sheryl Cwele: SA minister’s wife gets 12-year jail term
[BBC]

Europe
UK Vote 2011: Lib Dems suffer election losses
[BBC]
Northern Ireland vote may put Sinn Fein in top job
[AP]
UK 7/7 inquests: Emergency delays ‘did not cause deaths’
[BBC]
France Expels 14 Libyan Officials
[NYT]
Moscow murders: Two Russian nationalists jailed
[BBC]
Greece: Police clash with striking doctors
[AP]

Americas
Same-sex unions recognized by Brazil’s high court
[CNN]
Calderon urges Mexicans not to abandon drugs battle
[CNN]
Inmates free hostages at Venezuela prison
[AP]

Domestic
House GOP won’t push Medicare vouchers
[AP]
Obama to speak on immigration policy in Texas
[AP] 
GOP Rivals Hit Obama on Foreign Policy Despite Bin Laden Killing, Hit Harder on Economy
[Fox]
Possible 2012 White House Candidate Daniels Says He’ll Decide Within Weeks
[Bloomberg]
Economy adds 244k jobs, rate ticks up to 9 pct.
[AP]
This time, it’s for real, believers say: Doomsday coming this month.
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 01.04.11

January 4, 2011

Daily International News
January 4, 2011

Northeast Asia/Pacific
Bosworth calls for ‘serious negotiations’ as key strategy to deal with N. Korea
[Yonhap]
Pyongyang Joins Majority in criticizing PM Kan, DPJ
[WSJ]
Japan to Propose Closer Military Ties With S. Korea
[NYT]
From 01/03 Japan Is on High Alert as a Virus Infiltrates Bird-Heavy Regions [NYT]
China official warns of 300-year desertification fight
[BBC]
Australia floods ‘to hit global steelmaking’
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Pakistani governor opposing blasphemy law killed
[Reuters]
Afghan leader complains of foreign interference
[AP]
From 01/03 Judges Set to Rule on Afghan Election Complaints Within 2 Weeks [NYT]
Kyrgyzstan to name mountain after Vladimir Putin
[BBC]

Middle East
PM: Israel never said no to freeze
[Al Jazeera]
Iran Offer of Nuclear Site Tour Irks U.S.
[WSJ]
Israel arrests UK consulate staff over ‘stadium plot’
[BBC]
US fugitive commits suicide in Israeli prison
[AP]
Lebanon asks U.N. to guard gas from Israeli drilling
[Reuters]

Africa
Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo agrees to lift blockade of rival
[Reuters]
Ivory Coast: Africa mediation fails to end stalemate
[BBC]
Sudan president: I’ll support south if it secedes
[AP]
Alexandria church bomb: Egypt Coptic pope urges calm
[BBC]
From 01/03 Uganda bars media from outing gays [BBC]

Europe
Greece plans Turkey border fence to tackle migration
[BBC]
EU eyes return to sanctions against Belarus
[Reuters]
Belarus releases one of five opposition presidential candidates
[Deutsche Welle]
Spain 2010 deficit ‘was less than target’
[AFP]
5 ships trapped by ice off eastern Russia
[AP]

Americas
Brazil Is Poised to Pressure Beijing on Currency Policy
[WSJ]
Argentina thieves tunnel into Buenos Aires bank
[BBC]
Severed head hung from bridge in Tijuana, Mexico
[AP]
Bus bomb kills five in Guatemala City
[BBC]

Domestic
Obama Is Said to Consider Naming JPMorgan’s Daley to Top White House Post
[Bloomberg]
Food-Safety Funding Battle Looms as Obama Prepares to Sign Reform Bill
[Bloomberg]
Incoming House GOP chairmen have a long list of issues to investigate
[WaPo]
Capt. Owen Honors expected to be relieved of command over lewd videos, official says
[WaPo]
Scalia: Constitution does not protect women against discrimination
[WaPo]
Goldman Investment in Facebook May Draw SEC Scrutiny
[Bloomberg]

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Daily International News 01.03.11

January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!

Daily International News
January 1, 2011

Northeast Asia
Asian manufacturing gap narrows
[CNN]
Koreas
SKorea talks tough but opens door to diplomacy
[AP]
South Korea tells Pyongyang door to dialogue open
[Reuters]
Kim Jong-un could be NK leader by end of 2011
[Korea Times]
N.Korean New Year’s Message Puts Stress on Economy
[Chosun]
Reps draft bill to tax all Koreans for reunification
[JoongAng]
South Korea tightens rules to combat illegal whaling
[BBC]

China
China ‘in nuclear power advance’
[BBC]
China Quietly Extends Footprints Into Central Asia
[NYT]
Gambling revenue soars in Macau
[BBC]

Japan
US-Japan discussed ‘action’ against anti-whalers
[AP]
Japan Keeps a High Wall for Foreign Labor
[NYT]
PM must invigorate Japanese diplomacy as global political landscape shifts in 2011
[Mainichi]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Australian flooding ‘to last weeks’
[BBC]
Landslides, floods kill 5 children in Philippines
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Afghan peace delegation heads for Pakistan talks
[Reuters]
Pakistan PM scrambles to keep govt from collapsing
[AP]
Afghan violence in 2010 kills thousands
[Reuters]

Middle East
U.S. renews Mideast peace bid after holiday break
[Reuters]
Aftenposten: Israel gears up for Iran attack
[AP]
Israeli troops kill Palestinian man at checkpoint in West Bank
[WaPo]
Report: Iran’s president fires 14 advisers
[AP]
Somali pirates seize Algerian-owned ship off Oman
[AP]
Egypt on high alert ahead of Coptic Christmas
[AFP]
Suicide car bomb kills 1 in Iraq
[AP]

Africa
Obama to increase engagement with Africa in 2011
[AP]
Peaceful Vote on Sudan Appears More Likely
[NYT]
African team ‘to offer amnesty’ to Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo
[BBC]
Nigerian militants deny role in deadly bombing
[AFP]

Europe
Aftenposten: Germany, US plan secret spy project
[AP]
Germany calls up last conscripts as army is reformed
[BBC]
Belarus faces criticism for throwing out E.U. watchdog
[WaPo]
VAT rise will hit families, warns Miliband
[BBC]

Americas
Chavez and Clinton shake hands amid diplomatic tension
[BBC]
Mexican cartel announces 1-month truce
[AP]
Strong earthquake strikes central Chile
[CNN]

Domestic
10 things to watch across government in 2011
[WaPo]
Top 10 questions for 2011
[Politico]
Austerity is first order for Boehner’s installation as House speaker
[WaPo]
Majority of RNC against Michael Steele
[Politico]
Darrell Issa reveals list of investigations
[Politico]
Obama Signs Bill to Aid Survivors, Emergency Services in Sept. 11 Attacks
[Bloomberg]
Gov. Schwarzenegger issues last day commutations
[AP]
US Navy investigating lewd videos aboard USS Enterprise
[BBC]
Goldman Invests in Facebook at $50 Billion Valuation
[NYT]
Facing Threat From WikiLeaks, BofA Plays Defense
[NYT]

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Daily International News 12.17.10

December 17, 2010

Daily International News
December 17, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
As Richardson Visits, North Korea Assails South
[NYT]
N Korea vows retaliation if S. Korea conducts live-fire drills near border
[Yonhap]
JCS General: South Korea drill could cause ‘chain reaction’
[CNN]
Russia calls on South Korea to halt military drill
[Reuters]
North Korea Breaks Into Twitter, Facebook, YouTube
[The Atlantic]
IAEA awaiting deal to send nuclear inspectors back to N.Korea
[Ria Novosti]
Japan
Japan Announces Defense Policy to Counter China
[NYT]
China responds to Japan’s new defense guidelines, saying China poses no threat to anybody
[Xinhua]
China
China Set to Lease North Korean Islands for free-trade zone
[Jakarta Globe]
Family: China denies prison visits to Nobel winner
[AP]
Dalai Lama said climate trumps Tibet politics
[AP]
Vatican in new clash with China over church
[AP]
China PM to bolster strong Pakistan ties after India
[Reuters]

South/Central Asia
Kabul silent over Obama’s Afghan war review
[Reuters]
India accused of widespread Kashmir torture – cables
[Reuters]
Fourth drone strike in two days kills 24 in Pakistan
[Reuters]
Kyrgyzstan sets up new coalition [BBC]

 

Middle East
Bomb hits US Embassy vehicle in Yemen
[AP]
Iraq offers Iran anti-terror help
[AFP]
‘Israeli spying devices’ found in Lebanon
[BBC]

Africa
Sudan: UN Peacekeeping Chief Warns of Risks Ahead of Independence Vote in Southern Sudan
[All Africa]
Ivory Coast: Gbagbo under pressure to stand down
[BBC]
Zimbabwe’s Mugabe vows retaliation against West
[AP]
Kenya’s water minister questioned over corruption
[Reuters]

Europe
UK, German officials: No new holiday terror plot
[AP]
Italy’s Berlusconi says will see out his term
[Reuters]
Fierce fight in Ukraine parliament injures 6
[AP]
Dutch government to seek approval for new Afghan mission
[AP]
European Report Cites Need to Regain Ground With U.S.
[NYT]
EU leaders agree to more economic cooperation
[AP]

Americas
Mexico summoning Interpol’s aid to catch outlaw lawmaker
[WaPo]
US aid worker jailed in Haiti kidnapping case
[AP]

Domestic
Local
DC metro anti-terrorism teams to begin random bag inspections to avert attacks
[WaPo]
Congress
Reid Says Senate Vote on Russia Arms Treaty Expected Next Week
[Bloomberg]
Senate plans vote this weekend on ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’
[WaPo]
Rape Victims Ask, Military Won’t Tell on Assaults: Ann Woolner
[Bloomberg]
Republicans Kill $1.2 Trillion ‘Omnibus’ U.S. Spending Measure
[Bloomberg]
Obama to sign tax deal Friday afternoon
[CNN]
Foreign Relations
Replacing Holbrooke not so easy
[WaPo]
WikiLeaks: Julian Assange says he expects US to charge him with spying
[Telegraph]
Blackwater: ‘US at fault’ for killings
[Al Jazeera]
Other
Big Settlement With Madoff Investor Near
[NYT]
California Adopts Cap And Trade
[WSJ]
Mark Twain autobiography, embargoed for 100 years, a bestseller
[NYT]