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]