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Daily International News 05.20.11

May 20, 2011

Daily International News
May 20, 2011

Analysis of Obama Middle East Policy Speech
Think Tanks
Mideast Speech: Strong Rhetoric, Weak Plan
[CFR]
Global
Analysis: Arabs see Obama speech as late, not enough
[Reuters]
Analysis: Palestinians win Obama ’67 lines mention
[AP]
Obama speech greeted with wariness, apathy in Mideast
[WaPo]
Op-eds/Editorials
NYT Editorial: Peace and Change
[NYT]
NYT Opinion: Welcome Palestinian Unity
[NYT]
Obama’s Mideast peace gaffe
[WaPo]
WaPo Editorial: The news in Obama’s speech
[WaPo]
WaPo Opinion: Obama’s Mideast policy looks good — on paper
[WaPo]
Politicians
Obama “does not understand reality” – Netanyahu
[Reuters]
Romney: Obama ‘threw Israel under the bus’
[AP]

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan approves plan to join child custody pact
[AP]  
Japan utility head resigns over nuclear crisis
[AP]
Japan’s central bank keeps key rate at near zero
[AP]
China
Pakistan minister: China providing 50 fighter jets
[AP]
China alleges huge tax evasion by artist Ai Weiwei
[AP]
Analysis: Hard choices for US on Taiwan arms sales
[AP]
Taiwan spy case: General Lo Hsien-che ‘had China links’
[BBC]
Factbox – Ties between North Korea and China
[Reuters]
Koreas
Confusion over North Korean leader’s China visit
[BBC]
NKorean leader Kim Jong Il in China, reports say
[AP] and North Korean leader makes surprise visit to China – media [Reuters]
NK leader Kim Jong-il, not his heir-apparent son Jong-un, visiting China: source
[Yonhap]
North Korean Missile Reach Will Extend to U.S.: Senior Intel Official
[GSN]
US envoy presses Myanmar on N.Korea ties
[AFP]
N. Korea reportedly purged senior intelligence official
[Yonhap]
‘US evangelist beaten up in N Korea’
[The News]

South/Central Asia
Al-Qaida considered oil tankers as terror targets
[AP]
Pakistan Taliban says attacked U.S. consulate convoy
[Reuters]
Tamil Tiger faction head questioned in Norway-Sri Lankan media
[Reuters]

Middle East
Iran’s President to Lead Next OPEC Meeting
[NYT]
Syrian troops fire during protests; 9 killed
[AP]
Yemeni president calls for early elections
[AP]

Africa
Kept in chains: Mental illness rampant in Somalia
[AP]
Jon Huntsman: Libya action a mistake
[POLITICO]
NATO hits 3 ports to protect rebel-held port
[AP]
South African photographer missing in Libya believed dead
[Reuters]
South Africa commuter train crash injures more than 700
[Reuters]

Europe
European support rising for Lagarde’s IMF bid
[AP]  
At I.M.F., Men on Prowl and Women on Guard
[NYT]
Belarus’ ex-presidential candidates sentenced
[AP]
Spain PM mum on breaking up pre-election protests
[AP]
Queen to visit Cashel, Cork to end Irish trip
[AP]
Vatican slams new pope John Paul sculpture
[AP]

Americas
Honduran president returns to Honduras on May 28
[AP]
Uruguay’s Congress upholds military amnesty
[AP]
Official: Prison fire kills 14 inmates in Mexico
[AP]

Domestic
Obama, Netanyahu face tense meeting on Mideast
[Reuters]
Opinion: Ties that bind Defense, State
[POLITICO]
Leaders reach Patriot Act deal
[POLITICO]
Group Unleashes Early Ad Against Romney
[NYT]
New Hampshire, meet Jon Huntsman
[WaPo]
Senate Dems launch ’12 money race
[POLITICO]
Sarah Palin: ‘Fire in the belly’ is there
[POLITICO]
Some FBI agents are angered by plan to extend tenure of Director Robert Mueller
[WaPo]
Unemployment falls in three-quarters of US states
[AP]
BP gets $1 bln settlement from Gulf well partner
[AP]
Stocks boosted by LinkedIn initial offering splash
[AP]
Oil bounces around $99 on volatile dollar
[AP]
Poll: Majority back gay marriage
[POLITICO]
Gore claims Murdoch is blocking Current over Olbermann hire
[POLITICO]

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Daily International News 02.07.11

February 7, 2011

Daily International News
February 7, 2011

Egypt/Tunisia
Egypt approves 15 percent raise for govt employees
[AP]
Egypt demonstrators entertain to keep morale high
[AP] and Cairo Protesters Try to Keep Up the Pressure [NYT]
Realpolitiktian: Obama’s Handling of Egypt
[New York Mag]
Egypt diplomacy: White House races to keep pace with events put in motion by protests
[WaPo]

Obama Says Egypt Not Going Back to Way It Was Before
[Bloomberg]
Egypt checks diplomatic pouches as precautionary measures
[Xinhua]
Tunisian president to get emergency powers
[AFP]
Tunisia ban on Ben Ali’s party
[Gulf Daily]

Northeast Asia
South Korea Questions Boat Passengers From North
[NYT]

N.Korea Red-Faced as Russia Denies UN Security Council Claim
[Chosun]
N. Korea may send heir apparent to China to secure support: analyst
[Yonhap]
Japan PM says Russia visit to Kurils ‘unforgiveable’
[BBC]

Ex-U.S. intelligence official says Japan-U.S. alliance unbalanced
[Kyodo]

Southeast Asia
Thai, Cambodian clashes resume at disputed border
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Top India and Pakistan diplomats meet in Bhutan
[BBC]
Pakistani investigators name Musharraf accused in Benazir’s murder case
[Xinhua]
US presses Pakistan’s president to free American
[AP]
6 WWF volunteers abducted in Indian tiger reserve
[AP]
Police arrest opposition protesters in Bangladesh
[AP]
Afghan bombing kills 1; gunmen kill local chief
[AP]

Middle East
Iran unveils missiles, satellites as warning to foes
[Reuters]
Hariri court holds hearing to discuss law issues
[AP]
Kuwait minister resigns and avoids ‘torture death’ questions
[The National]

Africa
Sudan’s Bashir to accept referendum result’
[AFP]
Nigerian president launches election campaign
[AFP]

Europe
Labour government did ‘all it could to secure release of Lockerbie bomber’
[Guardian]

WikiLeaks Founder Back in Court to Challenge Extradition
[NYT]
Report: Russia warns US over missile defense plans
[AP]
Dutch lawmaker back in court for hate speech case
[AP]
Dutch protest Iran’s execution of Dutch-Iranian woman
[CNN]

Domestic
Critics move to claw back millions from UN
[FT]
Is the GOP nomination worth having in 2012?
[WaPo]
Palin’s Bold Attacks, Quiet Strategy Puzzle Republicans for 2012
[Bloomberg]
Jeb Bush should run now, for at least eight reasons
[National Review]
AOL Buys Huffington Post: Is It Crazy?
[WSJ]

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Daily International News 01.27.11

January 27, 2011

Daily International News
January 27, 2011

Northeast Asia
US considers boosting force in Asia: Pentagon
[JoongAng]

Koreas
US says China wants to contain NKorea
[FT]
Expert: NKorea won’t see improved ties with SKorea
[AP]
‘NK fatigue growing in China’
[Korea Times]
Defector Reflects on North Korea Through Art
[WSJ]
China
China to step up controversial technology plans
[AP]
China Will Face Crisis Within 5 Years, 45% of Investors in Global Poll Say
[Bloomberg]
Japan
Japanese, US troops hold major war games
[AP]

Volcano erupts in southern Japan
[Xinhua]
Japan’s credit rating downgraded by Standard & Poor’s
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Shark nations failing on conservation pledges
[BBC]
Australian government proposes temporary flood relief tax
[Guardian]

South/Central Asia
Indian official Sonawane’s murder prompts mass protest
[BBC]
Police: US consular official kills 2 gunmen in Pakistan
[AP]

U.S. Lobbies Afghanistan to Release Christian Converts
[WSJ]

N. Africa/Middle East Unrest-related
Unrest spells end to Mideast dynasties
[FT]
Thousands rally in Yemen, joining Tunisia and Egypt in anti-government protests
[Haaretz]
Tunisia may purge Ben Ali loyalists
[Al Jazeera]
Obama Poised to Step Up Criticism of Mubarak If Crackdown Is Intensified
[Bloomberg] and Mubarak ruling party says it’s ready for dialogue [AP]

ElBaradei to return as Egypt unrest enters third day
[Reuters]

Middle East
Hezbollah-backed Lebanon PM seeks good US ties
[AP]
Israeli settlers kill Palestinian in West Bank – witnesses
[Reuters]
Bomb at Baghdad funeral in Shia Muslim area kills 37
[BBC]

Africa
Ugandan gay activist beaten to death after threats
[Reuters]
Mandela, 92, hospitalized for tests in S. Africa [AP]

Europe
Alexander Lukashenko to be banned from EU
[Guardian]
Russian Islamist wanted for Moscow blast – report
[Reuters]
‘Second underage girl’ named in Berlusconi sex case
[BBC]
At Davos, Sarkozy says he and Merkel will never abandon euro
[Reuters]

Americas
Haiti Candidate Celestin Is Cut
[WSJ]
Colombian coal mine blast kills 21 workers
[BBC]

Domestic
US Utah ‘biological’ army base ‘locked down’
[BBC]
Dealing With Assange and the Secrets He Spilled
[NYT]
Social Security fund will be drained by 2037
[AP]
Obama vows to end enforcement of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ this year
[WaPo]
Harry Reid tells Obama he’s ‘wrong’ on earmarks and should ‘back off’ (video)
[WaPo]

Sarah Palin turns Obama’s ‘Win the future’ into ‘WTF’ (video)
[WaPo]
DHS to Scrap Color Code Terror Alerts by April
[ABC]

Republicans want a return to workplace immigration raids
[LAT]
To target Fox News over ‘Nazi’ label, rabbis make use of Murdoch’s other media
[WaPo]
Senate tea party: Members wanted
[POLITICO]
Michele Bachmann poses challenge for GOP
[POLITICO]
Snowstorm Wallops Northeast, Piling on the Misery
[ABC]

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Daily International News 01.18.11

January 18, 2011

Daily International News
January 18, 2011

Hu Jintao State Visit/Hu-Obama Summit 2011
Overall

Biden greets China’s Hu upon arrival in the US
[AP]
Obama holding first China state dinner in 13 years
[AP]

Hu Gets Full State Honors as Visit Displays Obama’s Dueling Views of China
[Bloomberg]
China’s Hu to engage in rare Q&A with media in US
[AP]
From 01/15 U.S.-China Relationship Difficult, Lugar Says Before Hu Visits White House [Bloomberg]
From 01/17 For Chinese Leader’s Visit, U.S. to Take a Bolder Tack [NYT]
Q&A with WaPo’s John Pomfret on Hu Visit
[WaPo]
Issues

Hu Jintao arriving for state visit focused on economics, security, human rights
[WaPo]

Editorial: The U.S. finds its voice on China and human rights
[WaPo]
On Faith: President Hu Jintao, Tibet, and the Dalai Lama
[WaPo]
Before meeting Obama, Hu positive on peninsula
[JoongAng]
Energy Could Be a Key Area of Cooperation for the U.S. and China
[TIME]
US companies expand goals as China leader arrives
[AP]

Northeast Asia
Koreas

2011’s Top Risks: Will North Korea spin out of control?
[FP]
UN Should Discuss North Korean Uranium, South Korea’s President Lee Says
[Bloomberg]

North Korea willing to resume U.S. missions to recover remains of MIAs
[CNN]
N. Korea’s actual military spending estimated at US$8.77 bln in 2009
[Yonhap]
China/Taiwan

Taiwan Stages Missile Tests on Eve of U.S.-China Meeting
[NYT] and Video: Taiwan in live-fire missile tests [BBC]
Senators accuse China of violating sanctions against Iran
[FP]

China’s Military Comes Into Its Own
[StratFor]
China commercial nuclear fuel reprocessing far off
[AP]
China sees importance of trilateral cooperation with Japan, ROK
[Xinhua]
Summary Box: China rare earths exports up in 2010
[AP]
China, Russia to hold fifth strategic security negotiations
[Xinhua]
“Experience China” debuts at NYC’s Times Square
[Xinhua]

South/Central Asia
Major earthquake hits SW Pakistan
[AP]
Pakistani troops search homes in Karachi crackdown
[AP]
Nobel laureate Yunus in Bangladesh court
[AFP]

Southeast Asia
Vietnam reshuffles leaders, but policy seen consistent
[Reuters]
Top UN official to visit Sri Lanka’s war victims
[AFP]

Middle East
Palestinian resolution on Israel to be put to UN council
[AFP]

Palestinians raise flag at Washington office
[AP]
Russia reaffirms recognition of Palestinian state
[BBC]
Palestinian killed along Gaza-Israel border
[AP]
Va. teen detained in Kuwait sues U.S.
[WaPo]
Netanyahu rewards Barak with Israel cabinet seats
[Reuters]
Suicide bombing in Iraq kills 52 police recruits [AP]
Turkey to join Lebanon ‘contact group’ to help solve political crisis
[Hurriyet]

Iran suspends hanging sentence in stoning case: MP
[Reuters]
Pirates seized record 1,181 hostages in 2010 – report
[BBC]

Africa
UN team examines seized Iranian weapons in Nigeria
[AP]
Officials: 4 ministers quit new Tunisia government
[AP]
Rwanda issues arrest warrant for dissent exiles
[BBC]

Europe
Spain holds 10 in first anti-Eta raids since ceasefire
[BBC]
Iraq inquiry: Notes from Tony Blair to George Bush will not be published
[Guardian]

Berlusconi urged to resign over latest sex probe
[Reuters]
EU to detail objections to Hungary media law in letter
[Reuters]
Irish Prime Minister Cowen wins confidence vote
[AP]
Vatican warned Irish bishops not to report abuse
[AP]
UK gay couple wins discrimination case against Christian hoteliers – video
[Guardian]

Americas
Paraguay leader tells police to shut down rebels
[AP]
‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier charged with corruption in Haiti
[Guardian]
Mexico police: founding member of Zetas captured
[AP]

Domestic
Inside Holbrooke’s War With the White House
[Daily Beast]
Obama Launches Rule Review, Pledging to Spur Jobs, Growth
[WSJ]
Supreme Court refuses to revive effort to put D.C. same-sex marriage law to vote
[WaPo]
Videos show Tucson shooting in detail, sources say
[WaPo]
Release Nears for Giffords
[WSJ]
Sarah Palin Defends “Blood Libel” Phrase, Says Liberals Can’t “Shut Me Up”
[CBS]
Dick Cheney on ‘Today’: I may need a heart transplant (VIDEO)
[WaPo]
From 01/17 Apple boss Steve Jobs takes ‘medical leave’ [BBC]
Facebook U-turns on phone and address data sharing
[BBC]

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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]

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Daily International News 12.10.10

December 10, 2010

Daily International News
December 10, 2010

Nobel Peace Prize/Liu Xiaobo
Xinhua: Insult of the Nobel Peace Prize
[Xinhua]
At Peace Prize Ceremony, Winner’s Chair Stays Empty
[NYT]
Nobel head: Liu’s prize based on “universal values”
[Reuters]
Witness – Memories of Sakharov, another absent Nobel winner
[Reuters]
China clamps down on dissidents, media ahead of Nobel
[AFP]
Serbia reverses Nobel boycott
[AP]
Speaker Nancy Pelosi attends Nobel ceremony
[USA Today]

Northeast Asia
What I Found in North Korea
by Siegfried Hecker [Foreign Affairs]
North Korea says forced to build nuclear might – report
[Reuters]
Senior Chinese Official Meets North Korean Leader
[NYT]
SKorea says reunification with North not long off
[AP]
Colombo denies North Korean arms purchase
[TamilNet]
North Korea focus means Jim Webb sure to run
[Politico]
China hikes bank reserve ratio in fight against inflation
[Xinhua]

Southeast Asia
WikiLeaks cables suggest Burma is building secret nuclear sites
[Guardian]
Myanmar’s Suu Kyi, US official discuss sanctions
[AP]

South/Central Asi
Wikileaks: Pakistan hoaxed by bogus anti-India cables [BBC]
India offers olive branch at UN climate talks
[AFP]
Suicide attack kills 2 civilians in Afghanistan
[AP]

Middle East
U.S. debates role in Mideast peace effort
[LAT]
Gates Meets With Emirates Counterpart
[NYT]
Iran state TV ‘films new stoning woman confession’
[BBC]
Saudi pro-democracy group plans first sit-in
[AP]

Africa
African Union suspends Ivory Coast amid political chaos
[CNN]
Mozambique becoming major drug transit hub: WikiLeaks
[Reuters]

Europe
British Parliament approves tuition hike despite widespread student protests
[WaPo]
Student fees protest: Questions on police handling after Prince car attacked
[BBC]
Former WikiLeaks worker: rival site under way
[AP]
Kremlin aide says Medvedev wants second term – report
[Reuters]
Gorbachev warns about Russia’s stability
[AP]
Croatian police issue arrest warrant for ex-PM
[AP]
Berlusconi battles back from brink in Italy
[AP]
Bankers’ bonuses to face limits in Europe
[BBC]

Americas
Haiti candidates move toward direct confrontation
[AP]
Palin to visit Haiti for humanitarian effort
[AP]
US cable: Cuba to be insolvent within 2-3 years
[AP]
Mexico police break Morelia drug gang blockade
[BBC]

Domestic
Making Sense of the 111th Congress as the End Nears
[NYT]
Pact Lifts Limits on Civilian Nuclear Projects With Russia
[NYT]
Senate delivers potentially fatal blow to ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ repeal efforts
[WaPo]
Obama, Bill Clinton to meet Friday
[WaPo]
2012 White House Hopefuls Watch and Wait
[WSJ]
Could a Democrat challenge Obama?
[WaPo]
Obama Directing Staff to Look at Options for U.S. Tax Overhaul
[Bloomberg]
Obama family lights the National Christmas Tree
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 12.06.10

December 6, 2010

Daily International News
December 6, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
V. Cha Op-ed: What to Do About N.Korean Aggression? [Chosun]
U.S. steps up pressure on China to rein in North Korea
[WaPo]
China’s Hu tells Obama Korea tension could go
[Reuters]
South Korea begins live-fire military drills
[BBC]
ICC investigating alleged war crimes by North Korea
[BNO News]
160 OFWs allowed to leave for South Korea
[ABS-CBN]
Obama touts S.Korea trade deal, looks for more
[Reuters]
FTA now in legislative cross hairs
[JoongAng]
SKorean presidential body calls for restoring 24-month military service term [Yonhap]

China/Japan
Leaked memos likely to strain China-US ties more
[AP]
Japanese gov’t tipped off Chinese officials about fishing boat captain’s release
[Mainichi]
China disrupts NHK report on Nobel Prize ceremony set for next week [Mainichi]

Central/South Asia
India, France sign multimillion nuclear power deal
[AP]
Two blasts kill at least 40 in Pakistan
[UPI]
Cash Flow to Terrorists Evades U.S. Efforts
[NYT]
From 12/5 Afghanistan Government Arrests 4 on Election Panel [NYT]

Middle East
Nuclear Talks Start Between Iran and 6 Nations
[NYT]
Egyptian polls open despite boycotts by opposition parties
[CNN]
Israel fears ‘flood’ of migrants threatens state
[AP]

Africa
Mbeki Arrives in Côte d’Ivoire as Tension Mounts
[All Africa]
Kenya crackdown in Nairobi’s Somali Eastleigh suburb
[BBC]
Bangladeshi ship seized by pirates heads to Somalia
[BBC]

Europe
UN Climate Envoys Consider 2-Year Deadline for Curbing Carbon
[Bloomberg]
British lawmaker denies aide is a Russian spy
[CNN]
Reports: Russian satellites fall into Pacific
[AP]
Spain may extend state of alert over strike
[BBC]
Europe’s leaders at odds over bond plan
[FT]
Continental ‘responsible’ for Concorde crash in 2000
[BBC]

Americas
Gunmen kill 4 in attack on 2 Mexico rehab centers
[AP]
Haiti demonstrators clash with police in Port-au-Prince
[BBC]
From 12/5 Venezuelans elect 11 mayors, 2 state governors [AP]

Domestic
WikiLeaks Backfires by Exposing Hidden U.S. Virtue: Albert Hunt
[Bloomberg]
From 12/5 Hundreds of WikiLeaks Mirror Sites Appear [NYT]
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says Sarah Palin is “absolutely” electable
[WaPo]
Lawmakers Target Social Security, Tax Breaks to Reduce Deficit
[Bloomberg]
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s Take On The Economy
[CBS]
Bush Tax-Cut Deal With Jobless Aid Said to Be Near
[NYT]