Posts Tagged ‘rio tinto’

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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 10.06.10

October 6, 2010

Happy Hump Day!

Daily International News
October 6, 2010

International
Molecule building work wins Nobel
[BBC]
Limited progress in climate talks in China
[AP]

Northeast Asia
Koreas
North Korea nuclear threat is “alarming,” says South
[Reuters]
North Korea “Restoring” Nuclear Plants, South Asserts
[GSW]

ASEM Ends with Chair’s Statement Expressing Deep Concern over Cheonan Incident
[Arirang]
Korea to Host Maritime Interdiction Drills Next Week
[Arirang]
EU, South Korea sign free trade deal
[AP]

South Korea Prepares New Propaganda War
[NYT]
China/Taiwan
Defense Secretary Gates to meet Chinese counterpart in Hanoi, officials say
[WaPo] and China’s defense chief to attend ASEAN+8 security session, meet U.S. counterpart [Xinhua]

Chinese Civilian Boats Roil Disputed Waters
[NYT]
Official: Taiwan to budget for 2012 F-16 upgrade
[AP]

Geithner presses China on currency reform
[AP]
EU, China to lock horns on yuan, trade
[AP]
China’s Market Worth $150 Billion to U.S. Companies, Group Says
[Bloomberg]
China’s second lunar probe completes first braking
[Xinhua]
Japan
US diplomat: US-Japan pact vital in changing Asia
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Dutch court dismisses Indonesian president arrest call
[BBC]

Thai bomb-making site searched after fatal explosion
[BBC]
Vietnam demands China release 9 fishermen
[AP]

Floods inundate central Vietnam after heavy rain
[BBC]
Explosion at Hanoi stadium kills four
[BBC]
BHP Billiton-Rio Tinto Australian deal ‘at risk’
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
White House Slams Pakistani Effort On Militants
[WSJ]

Increased drone attacks in Pakistan ‘linked’ to suspected Europe terror plot
[BBC]
Pakistan asks Nato to accept responsibility for helicopter crash
[Dawn]
Nato supply lorries set ablaze by gunmen in Pakistan
[BBC]
Taliban in high-level talks with Karzai government, sources say
[WaPo]

Middle East
Netanyahu Examines Offer on Settlement Freeze
[NYT]
U.A.E. Banks Cut Ties To Iranian Banks Blacklisted By U.S.
[WSJ]

US: Ahmadinejad trip to Lebanon is not a good idea
[AP]
Sanctions begin to compound Iran’s severe economic problems
[WaPo]
Britain’s No. 2 diplomat escapes attack in Yemen
[AP]

Africa
UN says captures rebel who led Congo rapes
[Reuters]
Ethiopian opposition leader Birtukan Mideksa freed
[BBC]
Clashes in Somalia’s capital leave 4 dead
[AP]

Europe
Europe Raises Cry Over Chinese Technology
[WSJ]

France makes 12 arrests in light of terror alert
[DW]
EU and Libya reach deal on illegal migrants
[BBC]
Hungary opens criminal probe into sludge disaster
[AP]
Fitch cuts Ireland’s credit rating another notch
[AP]

Americas
ECUADOR CRISIS: Troops to Guard Legislature
[LAHT]

Domestic
Obama-Clinton ticket ‘on the table,’ Woodward says
[CNN]

Obama to Return Solar Panels to White House, Chu Says
[Bloomberg]
Wall Street Says Women Worth Less as Disparity Over Pay Widens
[Bloomberg]
Supreme Court weighs privacy rights of feds
[WashTimes]
Oil spill hearings focus on who was in charge after the blast
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 07.29.10

July 29, 2010

Daily International News
July 29, 2010

Northeast Asia
North Korea to hold more talks with US
[AAP]
US watching for NKorea nuclear test
[Wash Times]
North Korea minister visits Burma amid nuclear fears
[BBC]
SKorean PM Chung resigns, hastening Lee’s cabinet reshuffle
[JoongAng Ilbo]
Japanese tanker probe eyes possible Persian Gulf collision
[AP]
Tiananmen dissident to seek re-entry to China
[Reuters]
Official: Water safe after chemical spill in China
[AP]

Central/SE Asia
Emergency ruled ended in six more Thailand provinces
[BBC]
U.S. Military Scrutinizes Leaks for Risks to Afghans
[NYT] and Military Probe Again Targets Manning [WSJ]
Local strongman is U.S. troops’ most reliable friend in Kandahar province
[WaPo]
2nd US Navy sailor’s body recovered in Afghanistan
[AP]
David Cameron defends ‘frank’ comments about Pakistan
[BBC]
Monsoon flooding kill 60, strand more in Pakistan
[AP]

Middle East
Arab League backs Palestinians on restarting talks
[AP]
Clinton “burning up phone lines” to Middle East
[Politico]
Militants kill 17 security forces across Iraq
[AP]
US seeking fuel-swap meeting with Iran
[J-Post]
Lawyer in Iran stoning case ‘missing’
[BBC]

Africa
AU Rejects Change to Somalia Mandate
[All Africa]
China and Rio Tinto complete Guinea mining deal
[BBC]
South African unions threaten to strike ‘in seven days’
[BBC]
DR Congo boat sinking ‘kills 140’
[BBC]

UK/Europe
Cameron ‘unsure of government’s form’ as he met Queen
[BBC]
UK fixed retirement age to be axed
[BBC]
Koh-i-Noor diamond ‘staying put’ in UK says Cameron
[BBC]
Russia grants more powers to KGB successor agency
[AP]
Greek police clash with hauliers amid crippling strike
[BBC]
Gruesome charges detailed against suspected Nazi
[AP]

Americas
Fidel Castro to Publish Book Account of His Revolutionary Youth
[Bloomberg]
Unasur set to address Venezuela’s rift with Colombia
[BBC]
Four Journalists Kidnapped in Mexico
[WSJ]
Guatemala tries Mexican massacre suspects
[BBC]

Domestic
Arizona Will Appeal Ruling on Immigration Law, Governor Says
[Bloomberg]
Majority of spilled oil in Gulf of Mexico unaccounted for in government data
[WaPo]
Obama, on ‘The View,’ Discusses the ‘Roses’ and ‘Thorns’ of the Presidency
[ABC]
Fallen Soldiers’ Families Denied Cash Payout as Insurers Profit
[Bloomberg]
Details of 100m Facebook users collected and published
[BBC]
Congress Rethinks Its Ban on Internet Gambling
[NYT]
Obama Speaks to Civil Rights Group on Education
[NYT]

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Daily International News 05.17.10

May 17, 2010

Daily International News
May 17, 2010

Japan/Korea
Reports: Hatoyama, Clinton to discuss US base
[AP]
U.S. nixes Japan’s proposed new Futemma base relocation site
[Kyodo]
Warning shots fired in Korean navy border skirmish
[BBC]
Shirts worn by Japan PM Yukio Hatoyama draw derision
[BBC]

China/HK
Hong Kong activists win back seats in by-election
[BBC]
U.S. urges China to keep an open technology policy
[Reuters]
Mission to free Chinese oil workers kidnapped in Yemen
[BBC]
Rio Tinto executives lose appeal in Chinese court
[BBC]
6 wounded, assailant killed, in new China rampage
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Rogue Thailand general who backed protests dies
[BBC]
Filipino Muslim rebels open to talks with Aquino
[AP]

Central/South Asia
Maoist kill eight villagers in ‘revenge’ attack
[AFP]
Afghan religious leader killed
[Al-Jazeera]
Airplane with 43 on board crashes in Afghanistan
[Reuters]

Middle East
Mitchell to Return as Palestinians Get Ready for ‘Endgame’
[Bloomberg]
Iran to ship uranium to Turkey in nuclear deal
[AP]
Iraq PM suffers blow as Baghdad recount shows no change
[CNN]
Explosion at Turkish coal mine traps 32 workers
[AP]

Africa
Somali fighting kills 24, PM says government stays
[Reuters]

Europe
Labour minister Liam Byrne left note on desk: ‘There’s no money left’
[Times UK]
Russia’s Medvedev in Ukraine visit to boost ties
[BBC]
Killer of ex-Iranian PM could be freed in France
[AP]
Europe: 1,000 flights affected due to volcanic ash
[AP]
Flash floods force over 2,000 Hungarians to evacuate
[Reuters]

Americas/Domestic
Pakistani’s arrest in Chile ‘a misunderstanding,’ parents say
[CNN]
BP Reports Some Success in Capturing Leaking Oil
[NYT]
GOP filibuster unlikely on Kagan nomination
[AP]
In U.S. visit, Mexican president to discuss drug war, immigration
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 03.29.10

March 29, 2010

Daily International News
March 29, 2010

North Korea
N. Korea slams U.N. resolution to maintain special human rights envoy
[Yonhap]

Seoul watching for signs of N. Korean leader’s possible visit to China
[Yonhap]
N. Korea’s No.2 leader to visit three African nations
[Yonhap]
North Koreans Use Cellphones to Bare Secrets
[NYT]

China
China struggles with stance on nuclear power as summit nears
[WaPo]

Ericsson announces $1.8bn China deals
[BBC]
Rio Tinto executives handed lengthy jail terms
[BBC]
Dissident’s wife pleas for China to let him leave
[AP]

Southeast Asia
Suu Kyi’s NLD party to boycott Burma election
[BBC]

Thai PM rebuffs demands for dissolving parliament
[Reuters]
Some in Indonesia praise, seek to replicate China’s fight against United States
[WaPo]

Central/South Asia
Obama, in Kabul, Presses Karzai to Root Out Government Corruption
[Bloomberg]
Pakistan court maintains curbs on AQ Khan
[AP]

Middle East
Turkey gets Clinton pledge on genocide resolution
[Reuters]

Netanyahu Pushed by Coalition Partner, U.S. to Curb Home Plan
[Bloomberg]
Israeli minister says U.S. boosts Arab hardliners
[Reuters]

Europe
Moscow Metro hit by deadly suicide bombings
[BBC]

Africa
Somalis in rare march against al-Shabab militants
[BBC]

Domestic
Seven arrested in FBI raids linked to Christian militia group
[Detroit News]
NYC, DC Beef Up Transit Security Over Moscow Blast
[AP]

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Daily International News 03.24.10

March 24, 2010

Daily International News
March 24, 2010

Japan
Japan’s exports up 45 percent in February
[AP]

North Korea
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il ‘has chronic kidney failure’ [AFP]
Resistance against N. Korean regime taking root, survey suggests
[WaPo] – from East-West Center Report

China
Google’s decision signals change in Western businesses’ approach to China
[WaPo]
From 03.23 Stance by China to Limit Google Is Risk by Beijing [NYT]
China-Australia gas deal as Rio Tinto trial ends
[AP]
China CEOs Join Obama in Supporting Yuan Appreciation (Update2)
[Bloomberg]

Middle East
Israel approves new building in east Jerusalem
[AP]
Saudi Arabia: World must intervene with ‘arrogant’ Israel
[Haaretz]
Iraq’s Kurds could lose some of their influence to anti-American Sadr movement
[WaPo]
Dead Palestinian militant clouds peace efforts
[AP]

Central/South Asia
Pakistan seeks better US ties
[Al Jazeera]
Disputed isle in Bay of Bengal disappears into sea
[AP]

Africa
Private guards kill Somali pirate for first time
[AP]
Nigeria acting leader names cabinet nominees
[Reuters]

Europe
Irish bishop resigns, apologizes to abuse victims
[AP]
Germany says IMF must help pay for Greece
[DW]
Sarkozy vows not to slacken reforms after poll loss
[Reuters]
French PM signals end to carbon tax plan
[Reuters]

Americas
U.S. and Mexico Revise Joint Antidrug Strategy
[NYT]

Domestic
Obama to Push Health Plan After Signing Landmark Bill Into Law
[Bloomberg]
Calorie Data to Be Posted at Most Chains
[NYT]

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Daily International News 03.22.10

March 22, 2010

And see my twitter feed @lmcgaughy for live quotes from AIPAC Policy Conference events.

Daily International News
March 22, 2010

East Asia
NKorea to try American for illegal entry
[AP]
Google set to announce China site closure
[FT]
Rio Tinto Employees Say They Took Bribes in China
[NYT]

Israel/Palestine
Tensions rise as Israeli soldiers kill 2 Palestinians
[LAT]
US urges restraint from Israel, Palestinians
[AP]
Israeli prime minister in Washington for talks
[AP]
Clinton: Israeli building hurts peace
[AP]

(Other) Middle East
EU slams Iran’s jamming of satellite signals as ‘unacceptable’
[DW]
Iran detains grandson of powerful cleric
[AP]
Egypt frees Israeli journalist arrested at border
[AP]
Poll body rejects Iraq recount call

Central Asia
Karzai meets envoys of Taliban-linked group
[AP]

Africa
Tanzania, Zambia bid for one-off ivory sales fail [AP]
Darfur donor conference falls short of expectations
[AFP]

Europe
UK Supreme Court considers prenuptial agreements
[AP]
German diocese say 6 accused over abuse
[AP]
French President Sarkozy ‘to reshuffle’ after poll
[BBC]

Americas
Mexican Traffickers Sow Chaos With Blockades
[NYT]

Domestic
House approves huge changes to student loan program
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 03.19.10

March 19, 2010

Daily International News
March 19, 2010

East Asia
Top Chinese, ROK diplomats exchange views on Korean Peninsula nuclear issue
[Xinhua]
Cambodian bans women from marrying South Koreans
[AP]
Rio Tinto signs mining deal with China’s Chinalco
[BBC]
Ridiculous logic of politicizing Chinese yuan exchange rate
[Xinhua]

South Asia
Pakistan arrests halt secret UN contacts with Taliban
[BBC]
India wants to question U.S. man on Mumbai attack
[Reuters]

Middle East Peace Process
Clinton Calls Israel’s Moves to Ease Tension ‘Useful’
[NYT]
Diplomats urge resumption of Mideast talks
[AP]
U.S. to send envoy back to Mideast as Israel moves to smooth relations
[WaPo]
Opinion: Needed: a peaceful anti-Netanyahu uprising [Times of London]

Middle East
Powell Says New Sanctions on Iran Won’t Stop Nuclear Program
[Bloomberg]
Iran’s Opposition Seeks More Help in Cyberwar With Government
[NYT]
Iran jails former vice president, reform activist
[AP]
Yemen declares end to war with Shi’ite rebels
[Reuters]

Europe
Clinton to Meet Putin After Urging Iran Plant Delay
[Bloomberg]
Clinton says agreement with Russia near on nukes
[AP]
Dutch fuming at retired US general’s gays comment
[AP]
Bomb damages right wing-group’s Athens office
[Reuters]

Africa
Nigeria: Ghaddafi – Govt Recalls Ambassador From Libya
[AllAfrica]

Americas
Raids Aim to Find Killers of 3 in Mexico
[NYT]

Domestic
Obama cancellation accepted by Australia and Indonesia
[BBC]
Senators announce framework for bipartisan immigration bill
[LAT]
Retired general links gays in military, Bosnian massacre
[CNN]

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Daily International News 01.11.09

January 11, 2010

Now that I’m back from my London jaunt, here’s the first international news bulletin of the new year!

Daily International News
January 11, 2010

Clinton to East Asia
Clinton to talk bases, security on Pacific swing
[Reuters]

North Korea
North Korea Calls for Peace Treaty Talks With U.S.
[NYT]
S. Korea skeptical of N. Korean proposal for peace treaty
[Yonhap]

Japan
Japan seeks to come clean from secret nuke deal
[China Daily]

China
China says missile defense system test successful
[AP]
China sends Rio case to prosecutors
[Reuters]
China surpasses Germany as world’s top exporter
[WaPo]
Sino-Pak talks on joint strategy to meet challenges
[Dawn]

Middle East
Panel Ties Ally of Iran Leader to Protester Deaths
[NYT]
Afghans agree Bagram jail takeover
[Al Jazeera]
Israel to build 2 fences on porous Egyptian border
[AP]
Yemenis locate German hostages – German minister
[BBC]

Southeast Asia
Malaysia church attacks continue in use of ‘Allah’ row
[BBC]

Europe
Spain will likely accept 2 Guantanamo prisoners
[AP]
Official: NIreland leader to step down temporarily
[AP]
Islamic Group Cancels Antiwar March in Britain
[NYT]
Croatia election commission: Josipovic wins presidency
[CNN]
Back at work, Italy’s Berlusconi seeks new immunity
[Reuters]
Race Riots Grip Italian Town, and Mafia Is Suspected
[NYT]

Americas
Chavez says military will monitor Venezuelan prices
[CNN]

Domestic
Reid fights for political life; Republicans call on him to step down
[Politico]
Google’s Eric Schmidt on why bankers deserve little sympathy and Obama does
[Telegraph]
A Risky Proposal: Gay Marriage in the US
[New Yorker]