Posts Tagged ‘rare-earth’

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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 03.24.11

March 24, 2011

Daily International News
March 24, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Cherry blossom events begin with solemn DC tribute [AP]
Anxiety in Japan over radiation in tap water [AP]
Japan’s police say disaster death toll tops 9,800 [AP]
Toyota to curb N. America production after quake [AP]
Koreas
Ex-US President High Chance of Visiting N. Korea Next Month: Source [Arirang]
North Koreans to talk with ex-US envoys in Germany [AP]
U.N. renews mandate of envoy to probe abuses in N.Korea [Reuters]
NKorea sends aid to Korean quake victims in Japan [AP]
Two Koreas agree on rare volcano talks next week [AP]
SKorea holds live-fire military drills near border [AP]
Cheonan sinking: Paper criticises S Korea military [BBC]
S.Korean island opposes anti-North leaflet launch [AFP]
with Libya: N.Korea Misreads the Libyan Situation [Chosun]
China
China to impose rare earth resource tax [Xinhua]
China central bank further tightens liquidity to control inflation expectation [Xinhua]
China to ban smoking in public places [BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Thailand: No army role in Japanese reporter death [AP]

South/Central Asia
Taliban stop cell phone signals in key Afghan province [Reuters]
Two UK soldiers killed in Afghanistan [BBC]
Pakistan suicide car bombing kills five near Hangu [BBC]
Jeremy Morlock jailed for 24 years over Afghan deaths [BBC]

Middle East
Oil rises above $106 amid Middle East conflict [AP]
UN human rights body approves investigator on Iran [Reuters]
Syrian death toll mounts after Deraa unrest [BBC]
Yemen forces clash over Saleh before Friday protest [Reuters]
EU envoy defends Bahrain police action [BBC]
Jerusalem bombing: Netanyahu in security pledge [BBC]
Gates assures Egypt on sustained U.S. aid [Reuters]

Africa
Libya, Obama and the tragedy in Darfur [WaPo]
Amr Moussa Op-ed: The Goal in Libya Is Not Regime Change [NYT]
Allies Pressure Qaddafi Forces Around Rebel Cities [NYT]
Arab countries on the sidelines in Libya campaign [AP]
Rumsfeld: Unanswered questions about Libya [POLITICO]

Europe
Portugal PM Socrates’ resignation overshadows EU summit [BBC]
Policy disperse protesters at EU demonstrations with water cannons [AP]
Germany Steps Away From European Unity [NYT]
German minister says nuclear U-turn “not rational”: report [Reuters]

Americas
Cuba releases dissidents Navarro and Ferrer [BBC]
Bolivia’s Morales to take Chile sea dispute to court [BBC]
WikiLeaks: Colombia began using U.S. drones for counterterrorism in 2006 [WaPo]
Drillers propose deep-Earth quest [BBC]

Domestic
Rights Are Curtailed for Terror Suspects [WSJ]
Christmas bomber chose Detroit because plane tix cheapest [AP]
Romney moves to build fundraising advantage [WSJ]
Mitt Romney, tea party favorite: poll [WaPo]

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Daily International News 03.03.11

March 3, 2011

Daily International News
March 3, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan sends jets as China planes near disputed islands
[BBC]
Japanese and Korean firms look to Brazil for rare earth
[BBC]
China
Western journalists ‘fabricate’ news: China media
[AFP]
Top political advisor vows to push forward democratic oversight, contribute to China’s economic development [Xinhua]

Philippines deploys 2 warplanes after local ship reports harassment by Chinese patrol boats
[CP]
China railways scandal widens, raising criticism
[AP]
Koreas
China reiterates call for resumption of 6-party talks on N. Korea
[Kyodo]
N. Korea briefs China on uranium enrichment program
[Kyodo]
4 NKoreans to resettle in South, 27 to return home
[AP]
Gen. Thurman named USFK head
[JoongAng]
South Korea-U.S. military drills get different interpretations
[Xinhua]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Bangladesh Nobel winner begins legal fight over removal
[Reuters]
Myanmar suspends rice exports to control price
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan: CIA man has no immunity
[AL Jazeera]
India anti-corruption chief PJ Thomas forced to resign
[BBC]
Kazakhstan election campaign begins
[BBC]
Afghan president warns Obama about civilian deaths
[AP]

Middle East
Iraq agrees to delay Arab League summit in Baghdad
[Reuters]
Syria suspected of nuke activity
[TWT]
Suicide bomber kills 8 in western Iraq
[AP]
Kurdish leader calls for new vote in northern Iraq
[AP]
Turkish PM slams Kurdish party for rebels ties
[AP]

North Africa
Warcrimes court set to probe 10-15 Libyan leaders
[AFP] Original Article: ICC starts investigation into Qaddafi warcrimes [El Pais]
Gates Warns of Risks of a No-Flight Zone
[NYT]
Gaddafi bombs oil areas, Arabs study peace plan
[Reuters]
3 Dutch marines held in Libya after failed rescue
[AP]
Libya Refugee Crisis Called a ‘Logistical Nightmare’
[NYT]
Egypt’s military says prime minister has resigned
[AP]
Yemen to respond on reforms, activists sceptical
[Reuters]
Algeria launches charm offensive to head off unrest
[Reuters]

Africa
Ivory Coast: Women ‘shot during pro-Ouattara march’
[BBC]
More than 100 killed in disputed Sudan region
[AP]

Europe
ECB: could raise interest rates next month
[AP]
Airport shooting suspect says he acted alone
[AP]

Americas/Domestic
Obama, Calderon Meeting Under Shadow of ‘Tense’ Relationship
[Bloomberg]
Gingrich Appearance in Georgia to Give Presidential Race a Nudge
[Bloomberg]
Obama invites congressional leaders to meet with Biden on budget
[WaPo]
Hawaii senator to call it quits
[TWT]
Democrats Seek Stronger Obama Stance in U.S. Spending-Cut Debate
[Bloomberg]
Gay-marriage bill revived in Maryland
[TWT]
Ohio Vote Puts Curbs on Unions in Reach
[WSJ]
Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks’ alleged source, faces 22 new charges
[WaPo]
The Civil War’s 150th Anniversary Divides the South
[TIME]
Supreme Court rules First Amendment protects church’s right to picket funerals
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 01.18.11

January 18, 2011

Daily International News
January 18, 2011

Hu Jintao State Visit/Hu-Obama Summit 2011
Overall

Biden greets China’s Hu upon arrival in the US
[AP]
Obama holding first China state dinner in 13 years
[AP]

Hu Gets Full State Honors as Visit Displays Obama’s Dueling Views of China
[Bloomberg]
China’s Hu to engage in rare Q&A with media in US
[AP]
From 01/15 U.S.-China Relationship Difficult, Lugar Says Before Hu Visits White House [Bloomberg]
From 01/17 For Chinese Leader’s Visit, U.S. to Take a Bolder Tack [NYT]
Q&A with WaPo’s John Pomfret on Hu Visit
[WaPo]
Issues

Hu Jintao arriving for state visit focused on economics, security, human rights
[WaPo]

Editorial: The U.S. finds its voice on China and human rights
[WaPo]
On Faith: President Hu Jintao, Tibet, and the Dalai Lama
[WaPo]
Before meeting Obama, Hu positive on peninsula
[JoongAng]
Energy Could Be a Key Area of Cooperation for the U.S. and China
[TIME]
US companies expand goals as China leader arrives
[AP]

Northeast Asia
Koreas

2011’s Top Risks: Will North Korea spin out of control?
[FP]
UN Should Discuss North Korean Uranium, South Korea’s President Lee Says
[Bloomberg]

North Korea willing to resume U.S. missions to recover remains of MIAs
[CNN]
N. Korea’s actual military spending estimated at US$8.77 bln in 2009
[Yonhap]
China/Taiwan

Taiwan Stages Missile Tests on Eve of U.S.-China Meeting
[NYT] and Video: Taiwan in live-fire missile tests [BBC]
Senators accuse China of violating sanctions against Iran
[FP]

China’s Military Comes Into Its Own
[StratFor]
China commercial nuclear fuel reprocessing far off
[AP]
China sees importance of trilateral cooperation with Japan, ROK
[Xinhua]
Summary Box: China rare earths exports up in 2010
[AP]
China, Russia to hold fifth strategic security negotiations
[Xinhua]
“Experience China” debuts at NYC’s Times Square
[Xinhua]

South/Central Asia
Major earthquake hits SW Pakistan
[AP]
Pakistani troops search homes in Karachi crackdown
[AP]
Nobel laureate Yunus in Bangladesh court
[AFP]

Southeast Asia
Vietnam reshuffles leaders, but policy seen consistent
[Reuters]
Top UN official to visit Sri Lanka’s war victims
[AFP]

Middle East
Palestinian resolution on Israel to be put to UN council
[AFP]

Palestinians raise flag at Washington office
[AP]
Russia reaffirms recognition of Palestinian state
[BBC]
Palestinian killed along Gaza-Israel border
[AP]
Va. teen detained in Kuwait sues U.S.
[WaPo]
Netanyahu rewards Barak with Israel cabinet seats
[Reuters]
Suicide bombing in Iraq kills 52 police recruits [AP]
Turkey to join Lebanon ‘contact group’ to help solve political crisis
[Hurriyet]

Iran suspends hanging sentence in stoning case: MP
[Reuters]
Pirates seized record 1,181 hostages in 2010 – report
[BBC]

Africa
UN team examines seized Iranian weapons in Nigeria
[AP]
Officials: 4 ministers quit new Tunisia government
[AP]
Rwanda issues arrest warrant for dissent exiles
[BBC]

Europe
Spain holds 10 in first anti-Eta raids since ceasefire
[BBC]
Iraq inquiry: Notes from Tony Blair to George Bush will not be published
[Guardian]

Berlusconi urged to resign over latest sex probe
[Reuters]
EU to detail objections to Hungary media law in letter
[Reuters]
Irish Prime Minister Cowen wins confidence vote
[AP]
Vatican warned Irish bishops not to report abuse
[AP]
UK gay couple wins discrimination case against Christian hoteliers – video
[Guardian]

Americas
Paraguay leader tells police to shut down rebels
[AP]
‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier charged with corruption in Haiti
[Guardian]
Mexico police: founding member of Zetas captured
[AP]

Domestic
Inside Holbrooke’s War With the White House
[Daily Beast]
Obama Launches Rule Review, Pledging to Spur Jobs, Growth
[WSJ]
Supreme Court refuses to revive effort to put D.C. same-sex marriage law to vote
[WaPo]
Videos show Tucson shooting in detail, sources say
[WaPo]
Release Nears for Giffords
[WSJ]
Sarah Palin Defends “Blood Libel” Phrase, Says Liberals Can’t “Shut Me Up”
[CBS]
Dick Cheney on ‘Today’: I may need a heart transplant (VIDEO)
[WaPo]
From 01/17 Apple boss Steve Jobs takes ‘medical leave’ [BBC]
Facebook U-turns on phone and address data sharing
[BBC]

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Daily International News 12.28.10

December 28, 2010

Daily International News
December 28, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
South Korea must unite to survive, says President Lee
[BBC]
Gates to show S Korea solidarity
[FT]
SKorean activists rally against NKorean shelling
[AP]
North Korean Air Force increases training flights
[JoongAng]

China
Chinese FM to visit U.S.to prepare for Hu’s visit
[Xinhua]
China moving toward deploying anti-carrier missile
[AP]
China shrinks rare earths export quota
[AP]
Top China blogger shuts down magazine
[AP]
Uighur reporter jailed for life in secret Chinese trial
[Radio Australia]
Chinese investigative reporter dies after attack
[AP]

Japan
Leaked Senkaku video (part 3) shows direct collision
[Mainichi]
Japan DPJ’s Ozawa to appear at ethics panel
[Reuters]
Japan’s greenhouse gas emissions fall by 5.7 percent; on target to meet Kyoto Protocol
[Mainichi]
Japan postpones launch of emissions trading from 2013
[Mainichi]

South/Central Asia
Drone strike kills 18 alleged militants in Pakistan
[WaPo]
India issues nationwide terror alert
[Guardian]
India launches sharia stock index for Muslims
[AFP]

Middle East
Netanyahu says interim deal possible if talks fail
[Reuters]
Israeli companies to help build Palestinian city
[AP]
Iran says West hostility jeopardizes nuclear talks
[AP]
Iran hangs man convicted of spying for Mossad – IRNA
[Reuters]
2 Germans detained in Iran meet family members
[AP]
Iraqi PM Maliki: Troops out by 2012
[Politico]
Two suicide bombings kill 17 in central Iraq
[The National]

Africa
Radical Nigerian Muslim group claims attacks
[AP]
Gbagbo camp rebuffs presidents’ Ivory Coast ultimatum
[Reuters]
Youth unemployment sparks Tunisian tinderbox
[AFP]
One of only ten ‘Ghostly’ Saharan cheetah filmed in Niger
[BBC]

Europe
Assange’s memoir advance tops $1 million
[Politico]
Russia rejects criticism of Khodorkovsky’s trial
[AP]
Online petition plan for Parliament to go ahead
[BBC]

Americas
No police in Mexico town after last officer kidnapped
[BBC]
Haiti PM criticises post-earthquake rebuilding efforts
[BBC]

Domestic
2011 starts with China up front
[Politico]
U.S. plans push for fissile material ban: official
[Reuters]
New House Members Wake Up to Redistricting
[NYT]
Tests of ‘Roe’ more frequent since justices upheld late-term abortion ban in ’07
[WaPo]
Obama administration steps up monitoring of banks that miss TARP payments
[WaPo]
Obama’s Budget Delayed a Week
[WSJ]
The Northeast Blizzard: One More Sign of Global Warming
[TIME]

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Daily International News 12.20.10

December 20, 2010

Daily International News
December 20, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
North Korea blinks
[FP]
North Korea Says It Will Not Retaliate After South’s Drills
[NYT]
Richardson: North Korea offers to return remains of U.S. troops
[CNN]
From 12/19 U.N. Security Council deadlocked on Korean crisis [Reuters]
South Korea on ‘high alert’ after exercises
[FT]
South Korea detains Chinese fishermen
[FT]
China
Chinese, Russian FMs call for restraint on Korean Peninsula
[Xinhua]
Chinese envoy arrives in Taiwan for talks
[AP]
Facebook’s CEO visits China’s top search engine
[AP]
Chinese endure power shortages as coal runs short
[AP]
Japan
Public support for Kan Cabinet dips to 24 percent: Mainichi poll
[Mainichi]

South/Central Asia
Afghanistan guardedly backs U.S. review
[Reuters]
Afghanistan plans to open parliament on January 20
[Reuters]
China PM Wen Jiabao hails Pakistani anti-terror efforts
[BBC]

Middle East
Iran hangs 11 Jundallah Sunni militants
[BBC]
Iran set for fuel hike backlash
[Al Jazeera]
Egypt charges businessman for spying for Israel
[AP]
Allawi will take part in Iraq’s coalition government
[CNN]

Africa
Islamic Sudan Envisioned if South Secedes
[NYT]
Côte d’Ivoire: UN Chief Underlines Warning Against Attacking Peacekeepers
[All Africa]
U.N.: Thousands flee Ivory Coast amid fears of regional conflict
[CNN]

Europe
British Police Detain 12 on Suspicion of Terrorism
[NYT]
Lord chief justice approves use of Twitter for court reporting
[Guardian]
West decries flaws, violence in Belarus election
[AP]
Snow disrupts travel across northern Europe
[CNN]

Americas
WikiLeaks: Uribe willing to accept US military forces fearing an attack from Venezuela
[MercoPress]
Brazil’s Lula says he might seek office again
[Reuters]
Oil pipeline explosion kills 27 in Mexico
[CNN]

Domestic
Rare-Earth Miner in U.S. Tackles China, Its Own Past
[WSJ]
Republicans fail in second bid to amend START
[Reuters]
Senate Democrats Make Final Push to Ratify Nuclear Arms Treaty
[Bloomberg]
Gates Says ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal Will Be Successful
[Bloomberg]
Food-safety measure passes Senate in Sunday surprise
[WaPo]
NY Rep. King: I’ll hold hearings on radical Islam
[AP]
Top Secret America
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 10.27.10

October 27, 2010

Daily International News
October 27, 2010

Global
Global extinction crisis looms, new study says
[WaPo]

Northeast Asia
Clinton heads to Asia to assure China’s neighbors
[AP]
Clinton Starts Asia Trip to Build Trade, Alliances [Bloomberg]

China
China holds first live-fire joint drills in Tibet
[AP]
China looms large over Clinton’s Asia-Pacific tour
[Reuters]
China to expand fleet to patrol disputed seas
[Reuters]
CPC Central Committee’s proposal for 12th 5-year plan
[Xinhua]
Analysis: Rare earths next big thing or will the bubble burst?
[Reuters]
Beijing Plans to Boost Product-Safety Rules
[WSJ]

Koreas
Aid Request Snags Korea Talks
[NYT]

Japan
Kan’s desire to join Trans-Pacific Partnership talks sparks spat within DPJ
[Mainichi]
With UN nature talks stalling, Japan offers $2 bln
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Philippines calls Myanmar elections a ‘farce’
[AP]
Cambodia rebuffs UN chief on Khmer Rouge trials
[AP]
Indonesia’s twin disasters kill more than 300
[Reuters]

South/Central Asia
India signs nuclear liability pact, a U.S. demand
[Reuters]
India says fears militant attack during Obama visit
[Reuters]
Afghan contractor deadline delayed
[Al Jazeera]
NATO Can’t Stop Flow Of Bomb Materials From Pakistan
[National Journal]
Suspected US missile strikes kill 7 in Pakistan
[AP]

Middle East
Washington pushes prospect of Middle East peace deal
[FT]
Iran acknowledges it funds Afghan government
[AP]
Sanctions widen gap between Iranian poor and rich
[Reuters]
Turkey seizes al-Qaeda suspects
[BBC]
Clashes as nationalists march in Israeli Arab town
[BBC]
Anbar Province, Once a Hotbed of Iraqi Insurgency, Demands a Say on Resources
[NYT]
Ruler of UAE’s Ras al Khaimah emirate dies
[AP]

Africa
Sudan president on safer ground as summit shifted
[BBC]
Jailed Eritrean journalist wins press freedom award
[BBC]

Europe
Report: Russia seeks to limit new NATO members
[AP]
Bin Laden warns France over Afghan war, veil ban
[AP]
French MPs adopt pension reform
[BBC]
Romania’s government survives no-confidence vote
[AP]
Germany hopes to make forced marriage a crime
[AP]

Americas
Latin leaders question move to legalize marijuana
[AP]
Venezuela announces takeover of U.S. glass-making plants
[CNN]
Cuba sets out rules and taxes for self-employed workers
[BBC]
Rousseff lead widens to 15 points in Brazil race
[Reuters]
Former Argentine President Nestor Kirchner dies
[AP]

Domestic
Democrats Say Jon Stewart Rally Will Spur Enthusiasm to Vote
[Bloomberg]
Obama to appear on ‘The Daily Show’
[AP]
Path for vote on New START this year goes through Kyl
[FP]
Soros gives $1M to Calif. pot legalization measure
[AP]
U.S. Deports Record Number of Illegal Aliens in 2010
[LAHT]
Fed Gears Up for Stimulus
[WSJ] and Fed looks set for new round of monetary easing [Reuters]
Rockefeller Presses Facebook, MySpace on Privacy; May Write Bill
[Bloomberg]
Bloody Video Games May Get Same Age Curbs as Porn
[Bloomberg]