Posts Tagged ‘russian train bombing’

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Daily International News 05.28.10

May 28, 2010

Daily International News
May 28, 2010

International
Nuclear treaty talks on brink of failure – diplomats
[Reuters]
ICC members meet to expand war crimes court powers
[Reuters]

Northeast Asian [non-NK related]
Japan PM in deal to keep US base on Okinawa
[BBC]
Internet services fully resumed in Xinjiang
[Xinhua]
Japan Op-ed: Imperial Adjustments [NYT]

NK/Cheonan
North Korea ‘trading nuclear technology’ says UN panel
[BBC]
China to make objective, fair judgment on S. Korean warship sinking: Wen
[Xinhua]
Chinese premier, South Korean president meet
[Xinhua]
North Korea warns it will meet war with ‘all-out war’
[CNN]
Op-ed: How to Handle North Korea [WSJ]
Op-ed: While China Stands By [NYT]
Op-ed: South Korea’s Collective Shrug [NYT]

South/Central Asia
Attackers strike sect mosques in Pakistan; 70 dead
[AP]
Suspected sabotage derails train in India; 71 dead
[AP]
US toll reaches 1,000 deaths in Afghanistan war
[AP]

Middle East
UN rift widens over Brazil-Turkey deal with Iran
[AFP]
Defying Blockade, Cargo and Passenger Vessels Head for Gaza
[NYT]
Israel partly opens West Bank road to Palestinians
[AP]

Africa
From 05.27 Zimbabwe police free gay rights activists [BBC]
US warns of World Cup terrorism in South Africa
[BBC]

Europe/UK
Medvedev sends US-Russian arms deal to parliament
[AP]
Man crosses English Channel with helium balloons
[AP]
Protests sweep France to oppose retirement age increase
[DW]
Georgia elections test Saakashvili party’s support
[AP]
Czechs go to the polls in a general election
[AP]

Americas/Domestic
Brazil suggests Yuan and Real be included as IMF conversion currencies
[Mercopress]
From 05.27 Jamaica: 73 killed in hunt for alleged drug lord [AP]
House, Senate Committee Back Repeal of Military’s Ban on Gays
[Bloomberg]
Obama Says White House Response Coming Soon to Sestak Job Claim
[Bloomberg]
BP Resumes Work to Plug Oil Leak After Facing Setback
[NYT]
Minerals Management Service Director Resigns Over Spill
[NYT]
2 more days till BP knows if well plug try works
[AP]

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Daily International News 02.02.10

February 2, 2010

Daily International News
February 2, 2010

Japan
Child custody battles could raise US-Japan tension
[AP]

Koreas
South Korea rules out “payoff” for summit with North
[Reuters]

China
China warns U.S. of detrimental effect of meeting Dalai Lama
[Xinhua]
China to sanction U.S. firms selling Taiwan arms
[Reuters]
Man who spent 3 months in Tokyo airport to leave
[AP]

South Asia
Americans held in Pakistan complain of torture
[Reuters]
Pakistani Taliban leader’s death would be ‘fatal blow’ for group, analyst says
[WaPo]
Karzai Seeks Saudi’s Support to Afghan Peace Deal
[Quqnoos]
Pakistan Offers to Train Afghan Soldiers
[WSJ]

Southeast Asia
Will Sodomy Charges End Malaysia’s Opposition?
[TIME]
Sri Lanka president gets extra year in power
[Reuters]

Iran
West eyes Iran central bank in sanction push
[Reuters] and Italy against new Iran energy deals [Reuters]
02.01 Iran, With Opposition Protests Continuing, Executes More Prisoners [NYT]
Mousavi condemns Iran executions
[Al Jazeera]

Israel/Palestine
Hamas leader says Israel prisoner swap at impasse
[Reuters]
Explosive devices float onto Israeli beaches
[Reuters]

Europe
02.01 Northern Ireland Nears Power-Sharing Pact [WSJ]
1 injured in Russian railroad bombing
[AP]
Concorde trial starts 10 years after crash
[Reuters]

Africa
SAfrican leader criticized over love child report
[AP]

Haiti
Haiti food convoy attacked; UN warns of volatility
[AP]
Bill Clinton to coordinate Haiti relief efforts
[Reuters]
Haiti questions Americans over “kidnapping”
[Reuters]
Scientists say Haiti could be hit by another earthquake soon
[McClatchy]

Domestic
Huge Deficits May Alter U.S. Politics and Global Power
[NYT] and Mr. Obama’s New Budget [NYT]
Accused NY bomb plotter’s father faces new charges
[Reuters]
Pentagon to Study Lifting Ban on Openly Gay Members
[Bloomberg]
Obama, Family Plan Trip to Boyhood Indonesian School in March
[Bloomberg]

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Daily International News 12.02.09

December 2, 2009

Daily International News
December 2, 2009

Asia-Pacific
Japan’s New Leader to Face Inquiry
[NYT]
“Tokyo prosecutors will ask Japan’s prime minister, Yukio Hatoyama, for a written explanation of his role in millions of dollars of improperly reported political donations.”

Japan's Beleaguered Prime Minister, Yukio Hatoyama

S. Korea seeks to deploy troops in Afghanistan by 2012 [Yonhap]
“The South Korean government wants to send around 350 troops to Afghanistan next July for a two-and-a-half-year mission, officials said Wednesday after their policy coordination meeting with the ruling party.”

China showcasing its softer side [WP]
“Growing role in U.N. peacekeeping signals desire to project image of benign power.”

Tony Abbott backs nuclear talks after senate block Labor’s ETS scheme [Australian]
“Abbott has moved to turbo-charge the Coalition’s climate change policy calling for a new debate on nuclear power as the government confirmed today it would reintroduce rejected emissions trading scheme legislation next year.”

Russia
Chechen rebels claim Russian train bombing
[AP]
“Chechen rebels claimed responsibility Wednesday for blowing up a high-speed Russian train last week.”

Afghanistan
Europe welcomes Obama speech but few pledge troops
[WP]
“Rasmussen did not specify where the troops would come from and how many would be from Europe – and reluctance for major new troop contributions was palpable Wednesday across the continent.”

Taliban vow to step up resistance in Afghanistan [AFP]
“Obama will witness lots of coffins heading to America from Afghanistan,” spokesman Yousuf Ahamdi told AFP by telephone from an unknown location.”

Congress’s Tepid Reaction to Obama’s Afghanistan Plan [TIME Swampland]
“For many Dems, already worried that not enough attention is being paid to the plight of American workers (and voters), the war feels like a luxury.” And [Afghanistan strategy scrutinized at Congressional hearing WP]

Middle East
Iran releases 5 British sailors detained at sea [WP]
“The Revolutionary Guard said in a statement carried by the official IRNA news agency. “After obtaining necessary guarantees, it was decided to release them.”

Defiant Iran vows to enrich uranium even more [AP]
“Officials from the U.N. nuclear watchdog, International Atomic Energy Agency, said they had no immediate comment.”

Europe
We are in charge now, Sarkozy tells the City
[Times UK]
“The French President’s glee at the appointment of Michel Barnier as Commissioner for the Single Market took on an edge of menace yesterday when he said that unfettered City practices must end.”

Climate-change scientist Phil Jones steps down in e-mail row inquiry [Times UK]
“The head of the climate-change body at the centre of a leaked e-mail controversy has stepped down from his post while he is investigated over allegations of professional misconduct.”