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Daily International News 06.06.11

June 6, 2011

Daily International News
June 6, 2011

Northeast Asia
China
China’s ’Worried’ Neighbors Question Pledges of Peace in South China Sea
[Bloomberg]
Chinese Defense Minister’s charm offensive falls flat
[FP]
China accuses Google of `political games’
[AP]

Li Na victory prompts calls for China sport reforms
[BBC]
Koreas
EU team to visit N. Korea to assess food situation
[Yonhap]

Gates: U.S. doesn’t want regime change in North
[JoongAng]
China’s Defense Minister Warns N. Korea Not to Take Any Risks
[Arirang]
N.Korea to set up economic zone on China border
[Straits Times]
5 North Korean defectors go to US to study and work
[Dong-A]

Brooking’s Pollack: N. Korea’s 3rd Nuke Test Likely to be HEU
[Arirang]
Japan
Pressure builds on Kan to resign
[FT]
Nintendo server attacked by hacking group Lulz Security
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Indonesia cleric rejects ‘terror trial’
[Al Jazeera]
NZ quake: Christchurch hit by magnitude-5.0 aftershock
[BBC]
Ship sinks off Indonesia’s Borneo, 18 dead
[AP]
Australian climate scientists receive death threats
[Guardian]

South/Central Asia
Steeper Pullout Is Raised as Option for Afghanistan
[NYT]

US drone strikes kill 18 in Pakistan
[Al Jazeera]
Police end Indian yoga guru’s fast
[Al Jazeera]

Middle East
Tenuous truce in Yemen amid uncertainty
[Al Jazeera]
Yemen opposition backs power transfer to vice-president
[BBC]
Syria police ‘killed in ambush’ in Jisr al-Shughour
[BBC]

UN nuclear agency seeks results from Syria
[AP]
Iran’s women footballers banned from Olympics because of Islamic dress
[Guardian]
New data suggests Iran military link – U.N. atom chief
[Reuters]

Israel sees Syrian hand in Golan clashes, 23 dead
[Reuters]
Rivals rally ahead of crucial Turkey vote
[Al Jazeera]
5 U.S. troops killed in Iraq, military says
[CNN]
Bahraini doctors who treated protesters face trial
[AP]

Africa
Libyan ‘rape victim’ heads to US for refuge
[Al Jazeera]

Rebels ‘wrest town from Gaddafi forces’
[Al Jazeera]
NATO chief to push nations for more help on Libya
[AP]
Nigerian speaker Dimeji Bankole arrested
[Guardian]

Europe
Preliminary E. coli tests at German farm prove negative
[Deutsche Welle]
Portugal Decisively Ends Leftist Rule
[WSJ]
Greece starts austerity push as nation seethes
[Reuters]
Geithner May Back Lagarde at IMF
[Bloomberg]
French regulator bars ‘Follow us on Twitter’ on TV
[AP]
Drugmakers cut vaccine prices for poorer nations
[Reuters]

Americas/Domestic
Leftist Humala declares victory in Peru election
[Reuters]
Exclusive – Rick Santorum Will Run for President: ‘We’re In It to Win’
[ABC]

WaPo Opinion: Romney’s flawed view of freedom
[WaPo]
Dems see chance for payback in 2012
[POLITICO]
Among GOP, anti-tax orthodoxy runs deep
[WaPo]
Joe Biden’s group faces new hurdles
[POLITICO]
White House preps for Merkel’s Tuesday visit
[AP]
Woman in Weiner case slams media
[POLITICO]
Strauss-Kahn pleads not guilty to sex charges
[Reuters]

Slowing U.S. Growth Prompts Optimists to Question Durability of Recovery
[Bloomberg]
Arizona Wallow Fire ‘uncontained’ and growing
[BBC]
Steve Jobs breaks medical leave to show off Apple’s iCloud
[Guardian]

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Daily International News 06.01.11

June 1, 2011

Happy June!

Daily International News
June 1, 2011

Northeast Asia
Koreas
North Korea rejects South’s proposal for summits
 [AP] and North Korea Says It Rejected Secret Summit Offer [WSJ]
US Considers Tightening Sanctions on N. Korea
[Arirang]
Kim Jong-il portrait used as South Korean army target‎
[BBC]
SKorean inflation eases to 4.1 percent in May
[AP]
Japan
Japan’s PM faces no-confidence vote over crisis
[AP]
Japan nuclear: UN says tsunami risk was underestimated
[BBC]
Toyota recalls 106,000 Prius cars
[AP]
China
Chinese rights activist Li Shuangde jailed for fraud
[AP]
China’s response to latest unrest follows pattern
[AP]
China warns outsiders over creating unrest in Inner Mongolia
[Pakistan Daily Times]
3 Killed in Workshop Explosion in Xinjiang
[Crienglish]
China manufacturing slows in power, credit squeeze
[AP]
East China’s Changxing County witnesses worsening drought
[Xinhua]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
US man held for ‘Thai monarchy insult’ appeals to Obama
[BBC]
Meowing senator touches off political row
[Reuters]

South/Central Asia
Pakistani journalists defiant at reporter’s burial
[AP] Background – Pakistani Journalist Who Covered Security and Terrorism Is Found Dead [NYT]
US army chief: Impact of OBL death still unclear
[AP]
Rare execution in India prompts search for hangman
[AP]

Middle East
Toll of Syrian crackdown rises to 33 in 2 towns
[AP]
Australia: Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad ‘should be tried’
[BBC]
Street battles in Yemeni capital leave 41 dead
[AP]
Yemen Forces Battle Tribal Rivals for Key Sites in Capital
[NYT]

Africa
Egypt’s Mubarak, sons to stand trial on Aug. 3
[AP]
700 immigrants trapped on fishing boat off Tunisia
[AP]
Libya’s oil chief Ghanem defects, now in Rome [Reuters]
NATO extends Libya operations to September
[Reuters]
NATO Resumes Airstrikes After Qaddafi Vows to Fight On
[NYT]
Downing Street denies British troops in Misrata
[BBC]
U.S. concerned over Libya weapons reaching Al Qaeda
[Reuters]
North and South Sudan Tentatively Agree to Demilitarize Disputed Border
[NYT]
Ethiopia commutes death sentences for 23 officials
[AP]

Europe
Germany: sharp rise in E. Coli cases, source unknown
[Reuters]
Mladic must face war crimes charges – prosecutor
[Reuters]
Sepp Blatter announces World Cup host vote changes
[BBC]

Americas
Special Report – If Monterrey falls, Mexico falls
[Reuters]
Magnitude-6.4 quake rocks central Chile
[AP]

Domestic
Robert Gates: After 8 presidents, I may be ‘too cautious’
[POLITICO]
List of cyber-weapons developed by Pentagon to streamline computer warfare
[WaPo] and DOD to treat cyber-attacks as ‘acts of war’ [BBC
West Wing Briefing: Obama will meet with House Republicans on deficit, debt limit [WaPo]
Huntsman Op-ed: Our Current Time for Choosing [WSJ]
Rahm Emanuel doesn’t close the door on 2016
[POLITICO]
Economy shadows President Obama’s 2012 campaign
[POLITICO]
Anthony Weiner tries to move beyond Twitter mess
[POLITICO]
Endeavour space shuttle makes last touch-down
[BBC]
Cellphones ‘possibly carcinogenic,’ WHO says
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 03.25.11

March 25, 2011

Daily International News
March 25, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan urges more evacuations as Prime Minister Kan addresses nation
[WaPo]
Breach in reactor suspected at Japanese nuke plant
[AP]
Radiation fears mount again in Japan after plant workers injured
[Reuters]
Police: More than 10,000 dead from Japan disaster
[AP]
Kim Jong Il donates S$630,000 to quake-hit Japan
[Today Online]
China
China sentences democracy activist to 10 years
[AP]
Koreas
Jimmy Carter Plans Trip to North Korea
[ABC]
Over 6 million people need food aid in North Korea – U.N.
[Reuters]
India to provide food assistance to North Korea
[Zee News]
North Korea Suggests Libya Should Have Kept Nuclear Program
[NYT]
N.Korean Delegation in Beijing to ‘Prepare for Possible Visit by Kim Jong-un’
[Chosun]
South Korea war games put Yeonpyeong Island on edge
[CSM]
South Korea Will Send Back 27 North Koreans by Sea on March 27
[Bloomberg]
South Korea sex scandal diplomats to be disciplined
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Burma earthquake: At least 75 people killed
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Australia apology over army’s Afghan Facebook ‘racism’
[BBC]
Eight killed in suspected sectarian shooting in Kurram, Pakistan
[DAWN]

Middle East
Israel May Use ‘Great Force’ in Response; Gates Urges Peace
[Bloomberg]
Gates first U.S. defence chief to visit Palestinians
[Reuters]
Iran blasts appointment of UN rights investigator
[AP]
In Iraq, U.S. Special Forces gearing up to leave
[WaPo]
Syria braces for ‘day of dignity’ rallies
[Al Jazeera]
Syrians hold demos as media banned from key city
[AP]
Yemeni President Nears Deal to Resign
[WSJ]
Bahrain tense ahead of planned protests
[FT]

Africa
African Union: Libya needs democratic elections
[AP]
Why action in Libya is unconstitutional
[FP]
Obama avoiding major Oval Office Libya address
[POLITICO]
Op-ed: Obama and Libya: The professor’s war
[WaPo]
Samantha Power Brought Activism Inside to Sway Obama on Libya
[Bloomberg]
The Qaddafi I Know: by Uganda President Yoweri Museveni
[FP]
WikiLeaks cable shows US at odds with ElBaradei
[AP]
Nigeria’s Top Opposition Candidates Pull Out of TV Debate Against Goodluck Jonathan
[This Day]
Nearly one million Ivorians uprooted by conflict – UNHCR
[Reuters]

Europe
EU wants worldwide nuclear plant tests
[AP]
As EU agrees crisis plan, Portugal woes steal show
[AP]
Russian Stocks Fall 1st Day in Three on Blocked Rosneft-BP Deal
[Bloomberg]

Americas
Opposition to topple Canadian government
[AP]

Domestic
Your guide to the 2011 Cherry Blossom Festival
[WaPo]
Palin 2.0? Bachmann Tells ABC News, “I’m In!”
[ABC]
Number of black D.C. residents plummets as majority status slips away
[WaPo]
Mich. man accused of leaving explosive in U.S. building
[WaPo]
J Street: U.S. Group Stirs Debate on Being ‘Pro-Israel’
[NYT]
In contrast to media industry’s struggles, a boom for those who cover Congress
[WaPo]
10 Ideas That Will Change the World
[TIME]

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Daily International News 03.07.11

March 7, 2011

Daily International News
March 7, 2011

Northeast Asia
Koreas
North Korea offers talks to South on return of refugees
[BBC]
IAEA seeks further N. Korea nuclear inspections
[AFP]
Sankei: N. Korea Assisting Myanmar in Development of SCUD SRBM
[Arirang via Sankei]
China
China’s intimidation of the foreign press
[BBC] and China says police did not beat foreign reporters [AP]
China challenges US predominance in Asia-Pacific
[AP]
China: Tibet won’t fall apart if Dalai Lama dies
[AP]
China, N. Korea eye Kim Jong Un visit to China by July
[Kyodo]
Beijing raises spending on internal security
[FT]
Japan
Japan’s PM hangs on but outlook grim
[Reuters]
Edano to temporarily double as Japan’s foreign minister
[Kyodo]
U.S. diplomat accused of disparaging Okinawans
[Japan Times]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Former Fiji minister to seek asylum in Australia
[BBC]
Guineans find themselves poorer under democracy
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Relations worsen as Karzai rejects U.S. apology over deaths of 9 Afghan boys
[McClatchy]
Gates: US may extend Afghan mission
[Al Jazeera]
US negotiating security deal with Afghans
[AP]
Pakistan president tells US envoy ties stay strong
[AP]
U.S. Navy frees ship from suspected Indian Ocean pirates
[CNN]

Middle East
Bahrain’s Shiite protesters appeal for US backing
[AP]
Yemen opposition vows “escalation” against president
[Reuters]
Kuwaiti protests on Tuesday aim to remove PM
[Reuters]
8 Palestinians wounded in clash with Israeli army
[AP]

North Africa
Britain and France drafting no-fly resolution
[AP]
No-Fly Zone Over Libya Urged as McCain, Kerry Downplay Risks
[Bloomberg]
Gadhafi Forces Strike Coastal Town; U.N. Appoints Envoy
[WSJ]
Egyptian Leaders to Swear in Candidates for New Cabinet
[Bloomberg]

South-Saharan Africa
Abyei violence overshadows Sudan border talks
[AFP]
Ivory Coast: Ouattara ‘ministers’ homes looted’
[BBC]
Ivory Coast rebels seize control of 30-mile strip
[AP]
Lead poisoning kills 400 more Nigerian children
[Reuters]

Europe
Chirac to get his day in court
[EuroNews]
Greece angered as Moody’s cuts credit rating again
[Guardian]
Kosovo, Serbia to hold first direct talks
[AP]

Domestic
Foreign policy braggadocio on Libya and AIDS
[WaPo]
White House Seeks to Allay Muslims’ Fears on Terror Hearings
[NYT] and W.H.: Don’t ‘demonize’ Islam [POLITICO]
GOP, White House remain $50 billion apart on budget
[WaPo]
Obama’s Starting 2012 Race for Money With a Record Not Promise
[Bloomberg]
Romney’s tea party-friendly defense on health care
[WaPo]
The Fading Power of Beck’s Alarms
[NYT]

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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 02.28.11

February 28, 2011

Daily International News
February 28, 2011

Jasmine Revolution
Op-ed: Mideast Without Despots Needs Different U.S. Surge: Albert Hunt
[Bloomberg]
Libya
Clinton urges Gaddafi to step down
[Al Jazeera]
Libya oil chief: Production down 50 percent
[AP]
World raises pressure on Libya, rebels hold key towns
[Reuters]
Criticism-hit France sends aid to Libya opposition
[BBC]
EU approves wide sanctions against Libya
[AP]
Cameron: UK planning for no-fly zone over Libya
[AP]
Libyan Gov’t Continues to Blames Islamic Militants and the West for Unrest
[NYT]
NAfrica
Mubarak given travel ban by Egypt
[BBC]
Tunisian interim prime minister resigns
[LAT]
Arabian Peninsula
Bahrain protesters block parliament
[AP]
Oman protesters stage third day of unrest
[AP]

East Asia
SKorea, US begin annual drills amid NKorean
[AP]
S. Korea not mulling return of U.S. tactical nuclear weapons: gov’t
[Yonhap]
China again cracks down on planned protests across country
[McClatchy]
China says population rises to 1.34 billion
[AFP]
Diplomats slam China harassment of journalists
[AP]
Vietnam activist Nguyen Dan Que held for uprising call
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
US repositions troops in eastern Afghanistan
[AP]
Gates warns against future land wars like Iraq, Afghanistan
[LAT]
NATO: 4 service members killed in Afghanistan
[AP]
Agriculture reform key to India budget
[FT]

Middle East
Barak: Assad ready to consider Israel-Syria peace deal
[Haaretz]
Iraqi court gives Briton 20 years over slayings
[AP]
After protests, Iraq PM urges early local vote
[AP]
Iran: Outside contact with opposition leaders cut
[AP]

Africa
Sudan: Abyei ethnic clashes mar peace deal
[BBC]
Assailants attack Congo president’s home; 9 dead
[AP]
Kenya rights group warns of 2012 vote violence
[AP]

Europe
UN chief accuses Belarus of violating Ivory Coast arms embargo
[CNN]
Belarus presidential hopeful says he was tortured
[AP]
Fine Gael to open Irish coalition talks
[BBC]
Italy’s Berlusconi back on trial for tax fraud
[AP]
British Airways worker guilty of plane bomb plot
[AP]
Call to extend Catholic-Jewish amity to Islam
[Reuters]

Americas
U.S. subcontractor jailed in Cuba to face trial
[McClatchy]
Mexico arrests two more in US agent Jaime Zapata murder
[BBC]
Carnival accident kills 16 in Brazil
[AP]

Domestic
Good Newt and Bad Newt
[WaPo]
The true key states for Obama in ’12
[WaPo]
GOP spending plan would cost 700,000 jobs, new report says
[WaPo]
Wisconsin protesters stay put; defiant governor holds ground
[CNN]
Deal on Spending Cuts Would Defer Tougher Decisions
[WSJ]
Last US veteran of WWI dies in W. Va. at age 110
[AP]
Oscar 2011 winners: ‘King’s Speech’ rules the night
[EW]

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Daily International News 01.12.11

January 12, 2011

Daily International News
January 12, 2011

Northeast Asia
Koreas
Gates in Tokyo for Talks on North Korea
[NYT]
Gates Demands a Halt of North Korean Tests
[WSJ]
Hot Line Connecting Koreas Returns to Service
[NYT]
Klingner Opinion: North Korea’s Imminent Threat
[WSJ]
Seoul returns offer for talks – but tough talks
[JoongAng]
China’s Hu to call for new talks on North Korea
[AP]
S Korea keen on upgrading defense deals with Israel
[AHN]
Five North Korean defectors ‘shot dead’
[Sify]

China
Robert Gates tours China nuclear warfare headquarters
[BBC]
Nationalistic and Chasing the ‘Chinese Dream’
[NYT]
China Would `Welcome’ U.S. Statement on Holdings During Hu, Obama Summit
[Bloomberg]
Geithner warns Beijing on currency policies
[AP]
Tajikistan agrees to give land to China
[AP]
China bans German pork and eggs in dioxin scare
[BBC]
China artist Ai Weiwei’s Shanghai studio demolished
[BBC]

Japan
DPJ lawmakers get together amid internal rifts
[Mainichi]

Southeast Asia
Vietnam vows change to build modern economy
[BBC]
Floods ground Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
In Kabul, Biden promises U.S. support beyond 2014
[WaPo]
US ‘not the enemy of Islam’ says Biden
[AFP]
Suicide bomber kills two in Afghanistan capital
[Guardian]
Life in jail for two Pakistani Muslim blasphemers
[BBC]
Biden in Pakistan for Talks With Top Officials
[NYT]
Pakistani bomber kills 17 in attack on police
[BBC]
Zardari Ally to Succeed Slain Punjab Gov. Taseer in Pakistan
[NYT]

Middle East
Lebanon’s government falls as Hezbollah pulls out
[AP]
Iran Says Time Running Out for Nuclear Deal
[NYT]

Africa
South Sudan’s referendum vote reaches 60%, says SPLM
[BBC]
US could take Sudan off state terror list by July
[AFP]
Ivory Coast’s army opens fire on opposition neighborhoods
[AP]
Government imposes curfew in Tunisia’s capital
[AP]
Tunisian president fires police chief over unrest
[Reuters]
Egypt denies sectarian motive for Copt’s murder
[AFP]
Nigeria: Jos Killings Escalate
[All Africa]

Europe
Tony Blair to appear before Iraq war inquiry on 21 January
[Guardian]
Eric Illsley to quit as MP following expenses conviction
[Guardian]
Kaczynski air crash: Russia blames Polish pilot error
[BBC]
Dutch government enforcing taxes on prostitution
[AP]
Europe Debates Larger Rescue Fund
[WSJ]
European stocks higher after Portugal bond sale
[AFP]
Germany enjoys stellar growth
[FT]

Americas
Prayer and mourning in Haiti a year after quake
[AP]
Hitmen intensify attacks in Mexico’s richest city
[Reuters]
At least 61 dead in rain-hit Brazil towns
[Reuters]

Domestic
Arizona Shooting
Analysis: Sarah Palin’s use of ‘blood libel’ sparks new controversy
[WaPo]
Boehner opposes new gun-control bill
[The Hill]
Obama’s Visit to Arizona Offers Moment to Alter His Image of `Detachment’
[Bloomberg]
Officers stopped Loughner on day of Ariz. shooting
[AP]
Gun sales soar 60 percent in Arizona
[Politico]
Other
Daley Has $7.7 Million of JPMorgan Stock to Divest on Way to White House
[Bloomberg]
Republican school board in N.C. backed by tea party abolishes integration policy
[WaPo]
Oil spill panel calls for tighter federal rules, new fees for drilling
[WaPo]
More slayings in Pr. George’s, and police feel the heat
[WaPo]
How To Switch Your iPhone Service From AT&T To Verizon
[Techland]