Posts Tagged ‘rare earths’

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Daily International News 01.05.10

January 5, 2011

Daily International News
January 5, 2011

 

Chinese city of Harbin's ice festival is open now.

 

Northeast Asia
Koreas
NKorea calls for unconditional talks with South
[AP]
U.S. looks to China as talks begin on North Korea
[Reuters]
Analysis: Realism, not softening, seen in U.S.-North Korea moves
[Reuters]
Q+A: What keeps idea of North Korea “six-party” talks alive?
[Reuters]
China
China Rolls Out Its First Stealth Aircraft
[NYT]
U.S. downplays Chinese stealth fighter status
[Reuters]
Toshiba, China to co-develop nuclear reactor -Nikkei
[Reuters]
Police Officers Killed in Rare Burst of Gun Violence in China
[NYT]
World Bank issues bond denominated in Chinese yuan
[BBC]
China to let yuan rise 5 pct in 2011 -paper
[Reuters]
Japan
Japan in talks with U.S. over moving F-15 fighter drills to Guam
[Mainichi]
South Korea eyes military tie-up with Japan in non-combat areas
[Mainichi] and Japan to Propose Closer Military Ties With South Korea [NYT]
Japan wants to talk with China on rare earths – minister
[Reuters]

Southeast Asia
Philippine communist Ka Bart caught as truce ends
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan scholars warn against mourning slain governor
[Reuters]
US suspends military contractors in Afghanistan
[AP]
Afghanistan says attacks against VP thwarted
[AP]
Delhi Games chief Suresh Kalmadi faces detectives
[BBC]

Middle East
Russian president to visit Palestinian territories
[AP]
Israeli air strikes hit Gaza
[CNN]
WikiLeaks: Israel aimed to keep Gaza economy on brink of collapse
[Haaretz]
EU says IAEA should inspect Iran’s nuclear sites
[Reuters]
Iran offers India new way to buy oil
[UPI]
Shah of Iran’s son Alireza Pahlavi found dead at US home
[Guardian]
Turkish investigators find suspected mass grave
[AP]
Anti-US cleric Muqtada al-Sadr returns to Iraq
[AP]
Kuwait PM survives no-confidence vote
[AP]

Africa
Ivory Coast: Laurent Gbagbo maintains Ouattara blockade
[BBC]
Ouattara says no risk of civil war in Ivory Coast
[Reuters]
China to send observers to Sudan as Beshir softens stance
[RFI]
Southern Sudan returnees put a strain on limited resources
[CNN]
Zambia mine shooting: Chinese bosses miss court hearing
[BBC]

Europe
German dioxin scandal: animal feed additive tainted
[BBC]
Mysterious bird deaths, paralleling US, hit Sweden [BBC]

Domestic
In House, new Republican majority plans to act fast to undo Obama’s agenda
[WaPo]
Ten members to watch in the 112th Congress
[WaPo]
As Boehner Ascends, His Power Comes With Caveats
[NYT]
After losing House, Democrats will try new strategy: bipartisanship
[WaPo]
Robert Gibbs leaving the White House
[WaPo]
Who Will Fill Bob Gates’ Pentagon Office?
[TIME]
Pentagon Gets Approval for Modest Growth in Budget Plan for Fiscal 2012
[Bloomberg]
U.S. tells agencies: Watch ‘insiders’ to prevent new WikiLeaks
[MSNBC]
15-Year Sentence for 1968 Plane Hijacking
[NYT]
New edition removes Mark Twain’s ‘offensive’ words
[AP]

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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]

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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 12.03.10

December 3, 2010

Daily International News
December 3, 2010

WikiLeaks
Wikileaks warrant ‘issued to UK’
[BBC]
German party urges US to recall envoy over Wikileaks
[BBC]

WikiLeaks cables on Cuba show links to terrorists from Colombia, Spain
[Miami Herald]
Hillary Clinton rejects Wikileaks criticism of UK
[BBC]
Wikileaks cables: US Mexico drugs war fears revealed
[BBC]
WikiLeaks Struggles to Stay Online After Cyberattacks
[NYT]

Northeast Asia
Koreas
U.S. Sees Greater North Korea Nuclear Threat
[WSJ] and UN ‘concerned’ over North Korea uranium enrichment [BBC]
South Korean Outlines Muscular Military Posture
[NYT]
U.S., Korea Agree on Free-Trade Pact
[WSJ]

Another option for undermining North Korea
[WaPo Op-ed] and Unification costs will be huge [JoongAng Op-ed]
China expects Washington trilateral meeting to ease tensions on Korean Peninsula
[Xinhua]
China
China says it will tighten monetary policy in 2011
[AP]

Rio, Chinalco to explore for minerals in China
[AP]
Japan
Japan, U.S. begin joint military exercises
[CNN]

Kan cements ties with ruling bloc partner amid political challenges
[Mainichi]

South/east/Central Asia
Obama in Afghanistan but bad weather blocks Karzai meeting
[Reuters]
Philippines and communist rebels to hold talks
[BBC]
Bhopal: India wants compensation doubled
[BBC]

Middle East
EU: No breakthrough expected in Iran nuclear talks
[AP]
Saudi king in good shape after surgery – prince
[Reuters]

Africa
Council declares Gbagbo winner of Ivory Coast vote
[AP]
Diallo concedes after Conde named Guinea president
[Reuters]
Activist: Civilian deaths in Nigeria’s oil delta
[AP]

Europe
Spain OKs new austerity measures to calm markets
[AP]
Student protest threat forces Lib Dem meeting to cancel
[BBC]

Americas
Brazil changes oil drilling rules
[BBC]
US says Cuba detention of contractor hurts ties
[AP]
Army captures U.S. teen hitman in Mexico
[Reuters]
UN: Cholera could affect 650,000 in Haiti
[AP]
UN threatens to pull out of Haiti

Domestic
US unemployment rate hits seven-month high
[BBC]
X-37B US military spaceplane returns to Earth
[BBC]
Obama, GOP in quiet talks to extend tax cuts
[WaPo]
U.S. military chiefs urge against ending gay ban
[Reuters]

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Daily International News 11.16.10

November 16, 2010

Daily International News
November 16, 2010

Northeast Asia
China
China sends patrol vessel to disputed waters
[AFP]

China’s C919 passenger jet wins first orders
[BBC]
China’s Tianhe-1A crowned supercomputer king
[BBC]
Welders detained in deadly China high-rise fire
[AP]

Koreas
Former U.S. State Dept. official arrives in Pyongyang
[Yonhap]

NIS ‘Secretly Contacted N.Korea Over Cheonan’
[Chosun]
South Korea raises interest rates to 2.5%
[BBC]

Japan
Russia may have frozen negotiations on Northern Territories: Russian paper
[Mainichi]
Maehara puts softer spin on China views with eye to rebuilding relations
[Mainichi]
Yokohama court hands down first death sentence in lay judge trial
[Mainichi]
Nearly half of China’s rare earth exports went to Japan in first 9 months: MOC
[Xinhua]
Japan probe collected particles from Itokawa asteroid
[BBC]

Southeast Asia
Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi presses party’s case
[AP]
Thailand extradites accused international arms dealer to US
[CNN]

South/Central Asia
U.S. missile strike kills 20 militants in Pakistan
[Reuters]
India ruling party mired in giant graft scandal
[Reuters]
Toll in Delhi building collapse mounts to 66
[Times of India]
Despite Gains, Afghan Night Raids Split U.S. and Karzai
[NYT]
From 11.15 Taliban chief Mullah Omar rules out Afghan peace talks [BBC]

Middle East
U.S. Pursues Wider Role in Yemen
[WSJ]
Lebanon PM: Army to get assistance from Russia
[AP]
Official: Iran, West agree on timing of nuke talks
[AP]

Iran spy charges for Germans over Ashtiani stoning case
[BBC]
Muslims torch Christian homes in southern Egypt
[AP]

Africa
Violence subsides in Guinea capital; security high
[AP]
Nigerian militants say seven oil workers seized
[AFP]
Southerners fear reprisals in Khartoum and plan exodus
[Reuters]
From 11.15 Voter registration begins for key Sudan decision [CNN]

Europe
UK agrees to settle with ex-Guantanamo detainees
[AP]

Prince William and Kate Middleton engagement announced
[Guardian]
From 11.15 British Premier Plans Deep Cuts in Aid for Civil Litigants [NYT]
Mob in Athens abuses Muslims as they celebrate Eid
[Reuters]
Irish crisis, contagion fears loom over EU meeting
[AP]

Americas
7 U.N. troops hurt, attacked by Haitians blaming foreigners for cholera epidemic
[WaPo]
Argentina and Uruguay settle seven-year pulp mill row
[BBC]

Domestic
All eyes on Sen. Kyl as Obama presses nuclear treaty
[WaPo]

Congressional Black Caucus Withholds Support For Pelosi
[CNN]
Rahm Emanuel Off to a Fast Start in Chicago Mayor’s Race
[Time]
No clear favorite for 2012 GOP nomination
[WaPo]
From 11.15 Lisa Murkowski: Sarah Palin Lacks “Intellectual Curiosity” to be President [CBS]
Under Attack, Fed Officials Defend Buying of Bonds
[NYT]
From 11.15 Illegal immigrants can qualify for in-state college tuition, court rules in CA [LA Times]

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Daily International News 11.03.10

November 3, 2010

Daily International News
November 3, 2010

Domestic – Midterms
Midterm Live Results
[WaPo]
Republicans Far From United in Victory as DeMint Demonstrates
[Bloomberg]
Jobless Rate Trampled Democrats’ Hopes, Obama’s Change Agenda
[Bloomberg]
Republican Election Gains May Stall Business’s Immigration Push
[Bloomberg]
Republicans to Take On U.S. Health Law, From Taxes to Insurance
[Bloomberg]
California Rejects Marijuana Legalization
[NYT]
Midterm International Implications
World watches US election and speculates on impact
[AP]
In Asia, Response to Elections Is Muted
[NYT]
Japan worries Democrats’ defeat may make U.S. inward-looking
[Mainichi]
Shift in Washington Stirs Economic Jitters Abroad
[NYT]

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan warns Russia: Stop disputed island visits
[AP]
Japan anti-terrorism data leaked on internet
[BBC]
Op-ed: Japan Should Reflect on Its Schizophrenic Territorial Claims [Chosun]

Koreas
Tracking North Korea sanctions
[FP]
South Korea fires more warning shots at Northern boat
[Reuters]
Jong-un never met Chinese bigwigs: legislator
[JoongAng]
Lee optimistic SKorea, US can finalize trade deal
[AP]
N.Korea won’t disrupt G20 summit says S.Korea
[AFP]
SKorea: G20 leaders need ‘concrete agreements’
[AP]

China
China Stages Naval Exercises
[NYT]
China will not significantly cut rare earth exports in 2011: official
[Xinhua]
China accuses peace prize supporter of subversion
[AP]
China calls on Japan to create appropriate conditions for bilateral ties ahead of APEC summit
[Xinhua]
Amazon’s Kindle offers access to banned sites in China
[BBC]
China executes serial killer in 11 murders
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Indonesia volcano Mount Merapi in new eruption
[BBC]
Clinton in violence-plagued Papua New Guinea
[AP]

South/Central Asia
‘No big’ outcomes expected from Obama’s India trip
[BBC]
Czechs agree to send more troops to Afghanistan
[AP]

Middle East
Iran says West’s ‘arrogance’ could doom nuke talks
[AP]
France says Iranian woman will not be hanged Wednesday
[Reuters]
In Parcel Bomb Plot, 2 Dark Inside Jokes
[NYT]
Israel halts ‘dialogue’ with UK over war crimes law
[BBC]
Gaza car blast kills one, Hamas blames Israel
[Reuters]

Africa
Partial Ivory Coast election results show tight race
[BBC]
US men charged with aiding Somalia’s al-Shabab
[BBC]
Niger backs constitution to end junta rule
[BBC]

Europe
Greece Suspends Outgoing Airmail After Wave of Bombs
[NYT]
Home Secretary says al-Qaida member arrested in UK
[AP]
London hit by 3rd subway strike in as many months
[AP]
Judge orders Irish government to stage by-election
[AP]

Americas
Colombian police raid drug assets office
[BBC]
Colombia and Venezuela press on with ‘brotherly’ ties
[BBC]

Domestic – non-midterm related
George W Bush had ‘sickening feeling’ over WMD lack
[BBC]
Political lines blur as justices weigh violence for minors
[WashTimes]
Moon group buys The Washington Times
[WashTimes]

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Daily International News 10.19.10

October 19, 2010

Daily International News
October 19, 2010

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japanese economy ‘at standstill’
[BBC]
Japan Calls for Currency-Market Cooperation
[WSJ]

China
US diplomat praises Chinese premier’s reform talk
[AP]
China says committed to U.N. sanctions on Iran
[Reuters]
China Nobel winner’s wife still under house arrest
[AP] and Holder asks China to release Nobel winner [AP]
Report: China to reduce rare earths exports
[AP]
China surprises with first rate rise since 2007
[Reuters]
AP Interview: Taiwan’s Ma moves ahead with China
[AP]
After 13 die in Philippines, typhoon aims at China
[AP]

Japan/China
Japan PM and ministers avoid war shrine amid China row
[Reuters]
Japan promises to talk to China despite protests
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Indian gov’t: Pakistan spies tied to Mumbai siege
[AP]
Pakistan suspends scores of MPs
[Al Jazeera]
Curfew clamped in four districts of Kashmir Valley
[Times of India]
2 NATO service members killed in south Afghanistan
[AP]

Middle East
Netanyahu says loyalty oath bill to be amended
[AP]
Saudi says it warned of al-Qaida threat from Yemen
[AP]
Saudi prince found guilty of murdering servant in hotel
[BBC]
U.S. Envoy to Meet With Iran’s Neighbors
[WSJ]
Iran joins international group’s talks on Afghan strategy
[WaPo]
Iran welcomes Chavez as partner against Western “bullies”
[Reuters]
Iraq blast targeting policeman kills 8 relatives
[AP]

Africa
Killings in Nigeria Are Linked to Islamic Sect
[NYT]
Int’l court rejects ex-Congo VP war crimes appeal
[AP]
South Sudanese agree on post-secession elections, census
[Reuters]
UN redeploys peacekeepers in Sudan’s Abyei flashpoint
[AFP]
Status quo in W. Sahara ‘untenable’: UN envoy
[AFP]

Europe
Gunmen Dead After Attack on Chechen Parliament
[NYT]
UK’s Cameron announces military austerity plan
[AP]
French retirement protests take violent turn
[AP]
EU drops legal action against France over Roma
[Reuters]
Russia to go to NATO summit, eyeing missile role
[Reuters]
Dutch anti-Islam MP been denied fair trial -lawyer
[Reuters]

Americas
Mexican authorities seize 105 tons of marijuana
[AP]
Threat grows as Mexican cartels move to beef up U.S. presence
[WaPo]
Top Canadian Commander Pleads Guilty to Murders
[NYT]

Domestic
Judge tentatively rejects ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ stay request
[LAT]
Meeting Pakistanis, U.S. Will Try to Fix Relations
[NYT]
Obama Wave That Swept Out Republicans Recedes in House Rematch
[Bloomberg]
U.S. Pushes to Ease Technical Obstacles to Wiretapping
[NYT]
Geithner Weak Dollar Seen as U.S. Recovery Route
[Bloomberg]
Geithner vows U.S. will not devalue dollar
[Reuters]
Banks Restart Foreclosures
[WSJ]