Posts Tagged ‘sanctions’

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Daily International News 09.28.11

September 28, 2011

Daily International News
September 28, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
DPJ divided over whether to resume operations at nuclear power plants, build new facilities
[Mainichi]
Koreas
North Korea ‘Intent’ on Engaging in Proliferation, Treasury Undersec. Says
[Bloomberg]
North Korea unlikely to give up nuclear arms, outgoing British ambassador says
[Telegraph]
N. Korean vice FM urges U.S. be more proactive for talks
[Yonhap]
Kim Jong Un marks 1 year as N. Korea heir, ranking up to 3rd
[Kyodo]
Scott Snyder: DPRK-China Ties Discourage Reform
[Atlantic]
Russia Wary of Guaranteeing Pipeline Through N.Korea
[Chosun]
SKorean military hit by 2,770 hacking attempts
[AP]
China/Taiwan
China currency vote puts pressure on White House
[POLITICO]
China opposes attempts to internationalize South China Sea disputes
[Xinhua]
China: Taiwan arms sale will disrupt US exchanges
[AP]
Taiwan’s Soong: Beijing does not want me to run
[AP]
In Taiwan military, Chinese spy stirs unease
[WaPo]
News conference held on China’s first space-docking procedure
[Xinhua]
US urges China on Tibetan rights after monks’ protest
[BBC]
China authorities under fire after subway crash
[Reuters]

South/Central Asia
Adm. Mullen’s words on Pakistan come under scrutiny
[WaPo]
UN: Clashes, bombings on rise in Afghanistan
[AP]

Middle East
U.N. committee to take up Palestinian bid Friday
[POLITICO]
Europe and US condemn Israel settlement plans
[Al Jazeera]
Yemenis protest again, tribesmen shoot down plane
[Reuters]
Bahrain upholds life sentences for Shia activists
[BBC]
West drops immediate Syria sanctions demand at UN
[Al Jazeera]
Nuclear engineer assassinated in central Syria
[AP] 
Kurdish lawmakers end boycott of Turkish parliament
[AP]

Africa
Egypt sentences former information minister
[Al Jazeera]
Libya’s NTC thinks Gaddafi hiding near Algeria
[Reuters]
Anti-Gadhafi commander killed in loyalist bastion
[AP]
Deadly crackdown on protests in Guinea
[Al Jazeera]
UN reports gains in fight against Somalia’s famine
[AP] 
France rejects Rwanda’s Habyarimana extradition bid
[BBC]

Europe
Russia’s Putin faces warnings of crisis
[Reuters]
Ukraine ex-premier’s lawyer asks court to free her
[AP]
Kosovo-Serbia talks off after renewed clashes
[BBC]
NATO reinforces tense Kosovo border crossing
[Reuters]
Irish presidency election: nominations to close
[BBC]
Shrien Dewani’s South Africa extradition approved by UK home sec.
[BBC]
Amanda Knox cautious about appeal verdict, sister says
[BBC]
Expanded Euro Bailout Fund Clears Hurdle
[NYT]
Barroso: Greece will remain in the eurozone
[Al Jazeera]

Americas
Five severed heads left outside Mexican school
[BBC]
More resignations over Bolivia road row
[Al Jazeera]
Chile students agree to education reform talks
[BBC]

Domestic
US fugitive hijacker caught after 41 years
[Al Jazeera]
Supercommittee operating in secret
[POLITICO]
US tries to block release of bin Laden images
[Al Jazeera]
Defiant Team Perry’s plan: Hit harder
[POLITICO]
Christie Again Rebuffs Pleas For Presidential Run
[TPM]
Michael Moore likes Jon Huntsman 2012: From the Dept. of Unhelpful Praise
[POLITICO]
Amazon’s Kindle Fire tabled unveiled (live blog)
[WaPo]
Deaths in US listeria outbreak
[Al Jazeera]
E. coli scare prompts Tyson to recall ground beef
[AP]

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Daily International News 08.31.11

August 31, 2011

Daily International News
August 31, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
View: Japan Needs an Arab Spring
[Bloomberg]
New leadership of Japan’s ruling party under Noda launched
[Mainichi]
N. Korea urges new Japan leader to take action to improve ties
[Kyodo]
1 Japanese firm makes Forbes list of top 200 Asian SMES
[Kyodo]
Koreas
NKorea launches tours from China, snubbing SKorea
[AP]
Ultimate Frisbee lands in North Korea
[AP]
China, Russia rush to rebuild North Korea’s transport links
[Reuters]
S. Korean new unification minister vows “flexible” approach to DPRK
[Xinhua]
China
China says attacks thwarted as Pakistan president visits Xinjiang for Western expo
[Reuters]
China’s three new types of fighters conduct test flights
[Xinhua]
Tibetan monks get stiff prison terms in burning death
[LAT]
Aquino tells Hu S. China Sea dispute not just bilateral problem
[Kyodo]
Philippine leader urges China to boost investment
[AP]
China’s Wen says controlling inflation still goal
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Philippines slams ex-US envoy over cable remarks
[AP]
Australian Court Rejects Refugee Exchange Deal
[NYT]
Melbourne is world’s ‘most livable city’
[Al Jazeera]

South/Central Asia
British minister’s gaffe reveals position on Afghanistan
[CNN]
Suicide bomber kills 11 in Pakistan
[CNN]

Middle East
Israeli Amb.: Palestinian statehood vote could end all PA agreements with Israel and the U.S.
[FP]
Syrian troops raid Hama homes, residents say
[Reuters]
Bahrain activists blame police in boy’s death
[AP]

Africa
Libyans mark feast without Gaddafi, but war not over
[Reuters]
EU set to relax Libya sanctions
[AP]
Qaddafi Loyalists Reject Rebel Ultimatum
[NYT]
Libya conflict: Zimbabwe expels envoy Taher Elmagrahi
[BBC]
South Sudan denies backing South Kordofan rebels
[Reuters]
Nigeria says al Qaeda-linked man behind bomb on U.N.
[Reuters]
Flooding leaves 98 dead in southwest Nigeria
[Al Jazeera]
In Reversal, Hearing for Zuma Rival to Continue in Johannesburg
[NYT]
U.N. climate boss says Durban talks can deliver
[Reuters]

Europe
WikiLeaks says website was target of cyber attack
[Reuters]
Kosovan confesses to shooting U.S. airmen in Germany
[Reuters]
Exxon Reaches Arctic Oil Deal With Russians
[NYT]
Police Raid BP Offices in Moscow
[NYT]
Deadly explosions rip through Chechen capital
[Al Jazeera]
Portugal plans biggest cuts in 50 years
[FT]
Alistair Darling memoir to reveal rifts with ‘brutal’ Gordon Brown
[Guardian]
UK riots inquiry panel named by Nick Clegg
[Guardian]
London riots: Boy, 11, sentenced over bin theft in Romford
[BBC]
Notting Hill Carnival: Teenager charged over stabbing
[BBC]

Americas
US officials quit over Mexico gun flow probe
[BBC]
Bolivia officers convicted over 2003 massacre
[Al Jazeera]

Domestic
Perry Less Likely Than Romney to Beat Obama in 2012, Poll Shows
[Bloomberg]
Huntsman to offer tax, trade plan to create jobs
[AP]
Christine O’Donnell Re-Invited To Iowa Tea Party Rally Featuring Sarah Palin
[TPM]
Why The Super Committee’s New Tax Expert Could Be Key To Its Success
[TPM]
Colin Powell versus Dick Cheney
[WaPo]
Obama to Press Congress on Extending U.S. Transportation Funding
[Bloomberg]
Minorities become a majority in Washington region
[WaPo]
Glenn Beck: Is The Term ‘Colored’ Really Such A Bad Thing?
[TPM]
Maya Angelou says King memorial inscription makes him look ‘arrogant’
[WaPo]
Affidavits of Peace Corps volunteers tell stories of assault and frustration
[WaPo]
Pay for CEOs Tops Company Tax Burdens
[NYT]
Hurricane Cost Seen as Ranking Among Top Ten
[NYT]
Aid Workers Reach Vermont Towns Cut Off by Floodwaters
[NYT]

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Daily International News 08.16.11

August 16, 2011

Daily International News
August 16, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Hurdles must be overcome before DPJ forms grand coalition
[Mainichi]
Koreas
US, SKorea begin war drills aimed at NKorea
[AP]
Canada tightens sanctions against North Korea
[Reuters]
N. Korea installs CCTV cameras near border with China to thwart defections
[Yonhap]
Seoul says OK to have troops on disputed isles, takes issue with Noda
[Kyodo]
School’s out for S Korean kids
[Al Jazeera]
China
China launches 2-month Xinjiang terror crackdown
[AP]
Protest Over Chemical Plant Shows Growing Pressure on China From Citizens
[NYT]
Visiting Vice Premier Li Keqiang meets Hong Kong Chief Executive
[Xinhua]
Railways ministry spokesman Wang Yongping dismissed from office: ministry
[Xinhua]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Qantas to slash 1,000 jobs, start new Asia airline
[AP]
FBI arrests man over ‘collar bomb’ hoax
[Al Jazeera]
Australia carbon tax protest targets Julia Gillard
[BBC]
‘Toxic chemical link’ to Thailand hotel deaths
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Indian anti-graft activist arrested as protests spread
[Reuters]
Gunman kills Afghan woman working for government
[AP]
Nepal’s two major parties announce candidates for prime minister
[Kyodo]

Middle East
Abbas confirms to make U.N. statehood bid in September
[Reuters]
Israeli air strikes hit Gaza Strip
[Al Jazeera]
Gunfire in Syrian coastal city; 35 dead in 4 days
[AP]
Bahrain rights body shuts doors after protest crowd
[Reuters]
Egypt Deploys Soldiers to North Sinai
[NYT]
7 pulled from Iraqi mosque, killed execution-style
[AP]

Africa
Gaddafi forces fire Scud missile – U.S. official
[Reuters]
UN probing theft of Somalia food aid
[Al Jazeera]
South Sudan offers Somalia African Union troops
[BBC]
Guinea’s President Conde pardons jailed activists
[BBC]
Eritrean leader Afewerki in ‘peace trip’ to Uganda
[BBC]
Zimbabwe “kingmaker” general killed in fire
[Reuters]

Europe
Statoil announces huge North Sea oil discovery
[AP]
Top Tabloid Editors Endorsed Hacking, Letter Says
[NYT]
Britain Charges 16-Year-Old with Murder in Riots
[NYT]
German economic slowdown raises fresh eurozone fears
[Guardian]
Merkel, Sarkozy meet as euro economy stalls
[AP]

Americas
El Salvador’s gangs join drugs trade
[Al Jazeera]
Bolivians march against development plan
[Al Jazeera]
Canadian armed forces to be ‘royal’ once again
[BBC]

Domestic
Fitch affirms U.S. at AAA, outlook stable
[Reuters]
Supercommittee runs risk of turf war
[POLITICO]
U.S. ambassador to Brazil called back to oversee the Foreign Service
[FP]
Poll: 13 percent approve of Congress
[POLITICO]
Can’t miss: Top stops on 2012 trail
[POLITICO]
Perry Says Bernanke Spending Before Election Would Be ‘Almost Treasonous’
[Bloomberg]
Pawlenty’s Top NH Aide Joins Huntsman
[TPM]
Sarah Palin tour comes to abrupt halt
[POLITICO]
Clinton Fundraisers Step Up to Fill Obama Re-Election Account
[Bloomberg]
On mortgage rates, Obama wants proposal for how government can keep big role
[WaPo]
Today: The Last Two Wisconsin Recalls (For Now)
[TPM]

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Daily International News 08.02.11

August 2, 2011

Daily International News
August 2, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan warns of rise in China’s naval activities
[BBC]
Pockets of high radiation remind of Fukushima plant danger
[Reuters]
Toyota profits plunge after earthquake disruption
[BBC]
China
People’s Daily warns of consequences over South China Sea issue
[Xinhua]
Senior Chinese military officer stresses strategic trust in Asia Pacific
[Xinhua]
UN panel calls for Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo’s release
[BBC]
China police kill two suspects in Xinjiang violence
[BBC]
Koreas
Panel confirms 55 citizens abducted by N. Korea
[Korea Herald]
South Korea Investigates Alleged North Spy Ring
[VOA]
Korea’s 1st AWACS Plane Delivered
[Chosun]

Southeast Asia
Vietnam dissident’s 7-year sentence upheld
[AP]
Bomb blast on Philippines island kills 2, wounds 9
[Reuters]

South/Central Asia
Suicide bombers storm Afghan guesthouse, four killed
[Reuters]
Afghan president’s senior aide quits
[Al Jazeera]
Troops deployed after 34 killed in Pakistani city
[AP]
Analysis: Pakistan relying too much on China against U.S.
[Reuters]

Middle East
Israel plays down report of border deal
[AP]
Israel mulling Obama 1967 lines’ deal
[Xinhua]
Lebanese PM urges UN to end Israeli violations
[Xinhua]
Syria death toll rises, Italy recalls envoy
[Reuters]
Russia against UN sanctions, outside pressure on Syria
[Xinhua]
Turkey to appoint new military leadership
[Al Jazeera]
Bombers target churches in northern Iraq – police
[Reuters]

Africa
China calls for UN to play bigger role in resolving Libyan crisis
[Xinhua]
Seven rebels killed in Gaddafi counter-attack
[Reuters]
Mubarak trial a ‘decisive moment’ for Egypt
[WaPo]
BBC journalist Shaimaa Khalil released in Cairo
[BBC]
UN, aid groups push for more Somalia famine money
[AP]

Europe
Lawyer: Norwegian attacker makes demands
[AP] 
Murdoch foam pie attack: ‘Jonnie Marbles’ jailed
[BBC]
Phone-hacking scandal: Stuart Kuttner is latest NoW exec to be arrested
[Guadian]
NATO activates reserve force for Kosovo
[AP]

Americas
Cuba approves economic reform plan
[Al Jazeera]
Testing time for Argentina leader
[Al Jazeera] 
Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez appears with close-shaved head
[BBC]

Domestic
Long Battle on Debt Ending as Senate Set for Final Vote
[NYT]
Joe Biden, Mitch McConnell and the making of a debt deal
[POLITICO]
Giffords returns to Congress to vote on debt deal
[WaPo]
Sources: Joe Biden likened tea partiers to terrorists
[POLITICO]
What the debt-ceiling battle means for 2012
[WaPo]
Mitt Romney’s low-profile strategy
[POLITICO]
Ford recalls 1.2m F-series pick-up trucks
[BBC]

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Daily International News 06.09.11

June 9, 2011

Daily International News
June 9, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan finance minister a frontrunner to be next PM
[Reuters]

Economy Sends Japanese to Fukushima for Jobs
[NYT]
North Korea
NKorea threatens to expose taped talks with South
[AP]

China, DPRK reach consensus on developing two economic zones in DPRK
[Xinhua]
China
China says envoy from Libyan rebels to visit soon
[AP]
Concern Over Grassroots Local Campaigns in China
[NYT]
China rebuffs UN plea over ‘disappeared’ Tibetan monks
[BBC]

Dalai Lama: China not enemy, some hard-liners are
[AP]
Vietnam and China hackers escalate Spratly Islands row
[BBC]
China warns neighbors: Stop oil search in Spratlys
[AP]
Report: General confirms China’s aircraft carrier
[AP]

Lagarde visits China to gather support for IMF top job
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Burma gets a record $20bn in foreign investment
[BBC]
Myanmar blames ethnic rebels for fatal train blast
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Calls Increase for Drawdown in Afghanistan
[Bloomberg]
Gunmen attack Afghan wedding party, killing 9
[AP]
Over 100 militants attack Pakistan’s northwest
[Reuters]
Uzbek religious refugees in Kazakhstan face extradition
[BBC]
Fasting guru denies he’s arming followers in India
[AP]

Middle East
US hits Iran’s police chief with sanctions
[AP]

With one escape route, Syrians stream into Turkey
[AP]
Yemen government says 12 al-Qaida militants killed
[AP]  
Yemen awaits possible Saleh return after surgery
[Reuters]
UN nuclear watchdog refers Syria to Security Council
[BBC]

In Saudi Arabia, Royal Funds Buy Peace for Now
[NYT]

Africa
Gaddafi faces new ICC charges for using rape as weapon in conflict
[Guardian]
Fresh round of NATO strikes hit Tripoli outskirts
[AP]
Libya rebels eye oil restart, win aid pledges
[Reuters]
Obama to welcome Gabon president at White House
[AP]
Tunisia Postpones Election, Possibly Aiding New Parties
[NYT]
Burkina Faso government replaces its governors
[AP]
Somali leaders postpone elections by a year
[AP]

Attack on Somali port kills 1 civilian
[AP]

Europe
EU keeps Bulgaria, Romania out of border zone
[AP]

Cesare Battisti extradition: Italy to go to Hague court
[BBC]
Dutch find different E. coli, pull beet sprouts
[AP]

Americas
Chinese oil workers ‘kidnapped by Colombia rebels’
[BBC]
Aide’s Quitting Casts Doubt on Brazil’s New President
[NYT]
Chile volcano: Ash cloud forces flight cancellations
[BBC]
Corruption scandal hits Argentina’s Mothers group
[AP]

Domestic
Nuclear Industry Will Conduct Post-Fukushima U.S. Safety Review
[Bloomberg]

Ex-NSA manager has reportedly twice rejected plea bargains in Espionage Act case
[WaPo]
Leon Panetta’s 5 challenges
[POLITICO]
Panetta faces no major hurdles to confirmation as Pentagon chief
[WaPo]
Opinion: Crocker Didn’t Dissuade Low Hopes on Afghanistan
[WaPo]

Weiner abides despite new photo, baby on the way
[AP]
President Obama’s campaign expands its 2012 map
[POLITICO]
Texas’s Rick Perry weighing a 2012 candidacy
[WaPo]
Romney draws early fire from conservatives over views on climate change
[WaPo]
Jon Huntsman’s no-names strategy
[POLITICO] 
Regulators pressuring banks after Citi data breach
[Reuters]
Sheriff orders remaining residents of 2 Arizona towns in path of huge wildfire to flee
[WaPo]
Heat gripping half of US expected to last for days
[AP]

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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 05.27.11

May 27, 2011

Daily International News
May 27, 2011

Northeast Asia
Koreas
N Korea ‘to release US citizen Eddie Jun Yong-su’
[BBC] and N. Korea says will release American detainee in conciliatory gesture toward U.S. [Yonhap]
China trip by North Korean leader Kim Jong-il ends
[BBC]
Iran meets North Korea, Syria in Bali
[Jakarta Post]
North Korean Dependence on China Trade Rises as Sanctions Worsen Isolation
[Bloomberg]
South Korean court jails four Somali pirates
[BBC]
Korean War POW finally buried after 60 years
[AP]
China/Taiwan
US lawmakers block China firms from Pentagon contracts
[BBC]
45 senators urge Obama to sell F-16s to Taiwan
[Bloomberg]
Taiwan Opposition Candidate Would Seek Deals With China
[VOA]
Japan
Japan beats deflation for the first time in two years
[BBC]
Japan moves to protect children as new nuclear leak revealed
[Reuters]
IAEA team inspect Fukushima plant
[Xinhua]
AP Exclusive: Fukushima tsunami plan a single page
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
China, Myanmar forge partnership, ink deals
[Xinhua]
Thailand arrests US citizen for ‘insult to monarchy’
[BBC]
Australia returns passport to ex-Gitmo detainee
[AP]
Author jailed over Singapore criticism
[Al Jazeera]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan air force kills 23 militants in northwest
[AP]
India, US pledge to boost intelligence cooperation
[AP]
2 blasts hit US troops in deadly Afghan attack
[AP]
Clinton in Pakistan
Tension Marks Clinton’s Visit to Pakistan
[NYT]
Anti-Americanism will not end Pakistan’s problems: Clinton
[Dawn]
Clinton exonerates Pakistan over Osama Bin Laden
[BBC]
Hillary Clinton sees turning point in Pakistan
[POLITICO]

Middle East
Arab democracies win G8 aid pledge
[FT]
G8 leaders expected to back Obama on 1967 borders
[Haaretz]
Protesters ‘shot dead’ by Syrian forces
[Al Jazeera]
Yemen’s Saleh faces growing condemnation
[Al Jazeera]

Africa
Egyptians gather for second ‘day of anger’
[Al Jazeera]
NATO air strikes rock Libyan capital
[Al Jazeera]
Obama Says U.S., France Resolve to ‘Finish the Job’ They Began in Libya
[Bloomberg]
Russia agrees to mediate Gaddafi exit
[Al Jazeera]
Sudan’s Seizure of Abyei Region Won’t Spark New War, Ex-U.S. Envoy Says
[Bloomberg]
S.Sudan says 80,000 flee after north takes Abyei
[Reuters]
Long-sought former Hutu militia leader captured
[CNN]

Europe
Warm welcome, few policy wins for Obama in Europe
[AP]
Obama visit to Poland chance to add vigor to ties
[AP]
Mladic due in Belgrade court for extradition case
[CBS]
Embarrassment, mockery over Berlusconi’s latest gaffe
[Reuters]
Air France captain was absent when descent began
[AP]

Americas/Domestic
Colombia identifies almost 10,000 bodies in unmarked graves
[Guardian]
U.S. Congress Approves Four-Year Extension of Patriot Act Wiretap Power
[Bloomberg]
Clyburn Predicts Last-Minute Debt-Limit Deal to Cut Up to $6 Trillion
[Bloomberg]
Democrats See Revived Political Prospects for 2012 Elections
[Bloomberg]
Romney, Santorum and Bachmann all signal 2012 announcement plans
[WaPo]
Bachmann, Palin Could Compete for Same Audience, Splitting Tea Party Vote
[Bloomberg]