Posts Tagged ‘senate’

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Daily International News 11.10.11

November 10, 2011

Daily International News
November 10, 2011

APEC
Eyes on whether APEC leaders will don aloha shirts
[AP]
Asia-Pacific talks to seek unity on euro crisis
[Reuters]
Obama to discuss N. Korea with Chinese, Russian, Japanese leaders
[Korea Times]

Northeast Asia
Asian stocks plunge; Hong Kong shares dive 4.48%
[Times of India]
Japan
Japan postpones decision on whether to join Pacific free trade talks
[Mainichi]
Koreas
North Korea says new reactor to start soon
[AFP]
South Korea Seeking Trilateral Talks on North
[GSN]
Exercise focuses on potential N. Korea biological, chemical attack
[Stars & Stripes]
Rice prices in Pyongyang jump more than 50 percent in 2 months
[Yonhap]
Top U.S. military intelligence official visits S. Korea: Yonhap
[Kyodo]
S. Korea’s chief nuclear envoy, U.S. point man on Pyongyang to meet in Vienna
[Yonhap] 
New U.S. ambassador arrives in S. Korea to take up post
[Kyodo]
China
Witness: Man sets self ablaze to protest China
[AP]
Ai Weiwei’s wife says they will fight $2M tax bill
[AP]
HRW: China’s human rights unlikely to improve before leadership change
[Kyodo]
China: Yunnan mine hit by ‘deadly gas outburst’
[BBC]
China’s Trade Surplus Widens, Falls Short of Forecast
[WSJ]
Premier Wen meets with Christine Lagarde
[Xinhua]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Australia cigarette ‘plain packaging’ law passes Senate
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
India PM calls for new chapter in Pak relations
[AP]
Taliban besiege governor’s office in Paktia
[Al Jazeera]

Middle East
U.N. envoy in new push for Yemen power transfer
[Reuters]
Khamenei warns U.S., Israel against attack on atom sites
[Reuters]
China says sanctions no solution to Iran nuclear issue
[Xinhua]
New attack on Egypt gas pipeline to Israel and Jordan
[BBC]

Africa
Officials: Sudan bombs South Sudan camp, kills 12
[AP]
Liberia’s Sirleaf may offer rivals govt posts
[Reuters]
Amnesty urges Shell to pay for Nigeria spills
[Al Jazeera]
Somali legislator killed in Mogadishu
[Al Jazeera] 
Guilty: Julius Malema suspended from ANC
[Mail & Guardian]
Western black rhino declared extinct
[BBC]

Europe
Eurozone’s growth has stalled, says EU
[BBC]
Greek parties tap former central banker as prime minister
[Deutsche Welle]
New Italian government seen within days
[Reuters]
Russia poised to join world trade body
[AP]
Turkish police fire tear gas in quake city
[Reuters]
Turkish quake kills at least 8, topples hotels
[AP]
James Murdoch rejects MP’s ‘mafia’ attack
[BBC]

Americas
Brazil police: Rio’s most-wanted trafficker caught
[AP]
Nationals catcher Ramos kidnapped in Venezuela
[AP]
Nicaragua deaths in post-election violence
[Al Jazeera]
Pope may visit Cuba, Mexico next spring
[AP]

Domestic
Remains of war dead dumped in landfill
[WaPo]
Alleged bomber of US navy ship in court
[Al Jazeera] 
Poison Control Centers in danger of losing funding
[WaPo]
Ohio back on President Obama’s dance card
[POLITICO]
Republicans Oppose Further Bailouts for Banks, Europe in Candidate Debate
[Bloomberg]
Rick Perry stumbles badly in Republican presidential debate
[WaPo]
Debate crowd cheers Cain in face of sexual harassment claims
[The Hill]
Jefferson County, Ala., files for biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history
[WaPo]
Penn State to be investigated by Department of Education
[POLITICO]
Applications for unemployment benefits fall to 390,000, lowest level since April
[WaPo]
Nixon secret Watergate testimony unsealed
[POLITICO]

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Daily International News 06.30.11

June 30, 2011

Daily International News
June 30, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japanese gov’t, DPJ agrees on doubling consumption tax by mid-2010s
[Xinhua]
Toyota recalls 110,000 hybrid cars on safety concerns
[BBC]
Koreas
Kim Jong-il’s Train Stops Short of Russian Border
[Chosun]
N. Korea increases grain imports from China
[Yonhap]
S. Korean pastor gets reduced sentence for illegal trip to N. Korea
[Yonhap]
South is spurned on trip to Mt. Kumgang
[JoongAng]
North Korean defector learns to live outside the world’s biggest prison
[Guardian]
Football: Sweden out for second win against N. Korea
[AFP]
China
U.N. rights boss raps China for not arresting Bashir
[Reuters] and China bolsters economic ties with Sudan [Al Jazeera]
Amnesty Int’l: China crackdown on lawyers expands
[AP]
China to celebrate CPC’s 90th birthday
[Xinhua]
Philippine president to visit China in August
[Kyodo]
Ai Weiwei Photography Exhibit: A Chinese Dissident Views New York
[NYT]
China opens world’s longest sea bridge near Qingdao
[BBC]
Taiwan unveils upgraded fighter jet
[AP]
Taiwan ex-President Lee Teng-hui ’embezzled $7.8m’
[BBC]
China raises income tax threshold
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Japan to offer aid to improve living standards of Myanmar people
[Kyodo]
Burma: Australian publisher Ross Dunkley convicted
[BBC]
Yeoh ‘saddened’ by deportation from Myanmar
[AP]
U.N.-backed court concludes hearing on 4 Khmer Rouge leaders
[Kyodo]
Saudi Arabia bars Indonesia and Philippines workers
[BBC]
Three British students killed in Thailand coach crash
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Nato ‘kills senior Haqqani militant in Afghanistan’
[BBC]
Obama weighed military, political risk for Afghan plan
[Reuters]
Pakistan stops US from using ‘drone base’
[Al Jazeera]
French journalists held hostage by Taliban return home
[BBC]
Bangladesh abolishes caretaker gov’t for elections
[AP]

Middle East
Indictments issued in Hariri death probe
[Al Jazeera]
U.S. Monthly Combat Deaths in Iraq at 3-Year High
[NYT]
Strategic Site Is Captured by Militants in Yemen
[NYT]
Bahrain halts military-style trials for protesters
[AP]

Africa
Egypt police clash with youths; over 1,000 hurt
[Reuters]
U.S. hifts to closer contact with Egypt Islamists
[Reuters]
Morocco prepares for vote on king’s powers
[Al Jazeera]
NATO says not involved in arms aid to Libya rebels
[Reuters]
Spain: al-Qaida possibly buying Libyan war weapons
[AP]
NATO Airstrike Kills Militant Leader Linked to Kabul Hotel Attack
[VOA]
Libyan crisis tops agenda of AU summit in Equatorial Guinea
[Xinhua]
Rival Sudan forces to quit border ahead of independence
[BBC]

Europe
Greece clears final hurdle to get bailout funds
[AP]
Rebel Greek MP votes against part of austerity bill
[Reuters]
Sarkozy involved in scuffle during handshake tour
[Reuters]
Putin says Russia will expand presence in Arctic
[AP]
UK public sector strike hits services and schools
[BBC]
Jellyfish force Torness nuclear reactor shutdown in UK
[BBC]

Western Hemisphere [non-US]
Venezuela suspends summit over Hugo Chavez’s illness
[BBC]
U.S. Drops Deportation Proceedings Against Immigrant in Same-Sex Marriage
[NYT]
William, Kate off to Canada, US in first tour
[AP]

Domestic
Senate cancels July 4 recess
[POLITICO]
Dysfunctional Congress ‘worse’ than ever?
[POLITICO]
GOP governors huddle on 2012 race
[POLITICO]
TIME’s Halperin apologizes for calling Obama ‘a dick’
[POLITICO]
Minn. braces for government shutdown
[AP]
Suspected Tucson gunman can be forced to take antipsychotic drugs, judge rules
[LAT]
Bill to Aid Farm Workers Union Is Vetoed
[NYT]
Nigerian flies from NY to DC with invalid pass
[AP]
Birthers Sue Esquire Over Parody, Seeking More than $200 Million
[Forbes]

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Daily International News 06.28.11

June 28, 2011

Daily International News
June 28, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan utility behind damaged nuke plant apologizes
[AP]
Tepco gets to keep nuclear reactors despite shareholder ire
[Reuters]
Koreas
‘Kim to Russia’ Gathering Media Steam
[Daily NK]
North Korea shuts down universities for 10 months
[Telegraph]

North Korea slashes food rations: aid worker
[AFP]
China/Taiwan
Beijing seeks nearly $2 million from Ai Weiwei
[AP]

Top Chinese leaders to meet with Sudan’s Bashir
[Xinhua]
China stops short of backing warrant for Gadhafi
[AP]
Chinese premier urges redoubled efforts to promote China-Germany business ties
[Xinhua]
China insists on bilateral talks to resolve South China Sea disputes
[Xinhua]
South China Sea disputes could lead to Asian war – report
[Reuters]
China rejects US Senate criticism over sea dispute
[AP]
Ma says Taiwan’s US F-16 bid ‘not going smoothly’
[AP]

First group of individual tourists leaves mainland for Taiwan
[Xinhua]
Taiwan ex-leader gets green light for jail writing
[AFP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
U.S., Philippine navies kick off 11-day joint exercise
[Xinhua]
Khmer Rouge defendant challenges genocide tribunal
[AP]
Suu Kyi via video: Dropping non-violent protest is ‘possible’
[BBC]

Film star Yeoh ‘deported from Myanmar’
[Al Jazeera]

South/Central Asia
Afghan, NATO forces nab militant dressed as woman
[AP]
Afghanistan’s central bank chief quits
[Al Jazeera]

Middle East
Yemen president’s TV speech ‘after Thursday’
[Al Jazeera]

Hamas says Gaza ready to receive flotilla
[Xinhua]
Gaza flotilla ship ‘sabotaged by divers’
[Al Jazeera]
Iran test fires 14 missiles
[Xinhua]

Turkish parliament to open amid boycott
[Al Jazeera]

Africa
Egypt court orders local councils dissolved
[Al Jazeera]
Prosecutor presses inner circle on Gadhafi arrest
[AP]
Qaddafi Has Few Options as Indictment Limits Exile Destinations
[Bloomberg]
Fresh protests hit Senegal’s capital
[Al Jazeera]
Somali parliament approves new prime minister
[AP]

Europe
Protesters clash with riot police in Athens strike
[AP]
Berlusconi ally warns of government fall over austerity
[Reuters]
U.S. Endorses France’s Lagarde as New I.M.F. Chief
[NYT]
IMF could pick Lagarde as chief as soon as Tuesday
[AP]

Spain plans new reforms before legislature ends
[Reuters]
Russia to resume buying Dutch, Belgian vegetables
[AP]
Doctors vote against cutting UK abortion time limit from 24 to 20 weeks
[Guardian]

Domestic
W.H. mum on Dalai Lama meeting
[POLITICO]

Court Conservatives Prevail
[WSJ]
NY’s Gay Marriage Law May Give Economic Boon
[Bloomberg]
Michele Bachmann’s thin legislative résumé
[POLITICO]
Obama, Republicans Focus on Narrower Deal on U.S. Debt as Deadline Nears
[Bloomberg]
Los Alamos residents evacuate as wildfire approaches
[LA Times]
Gabrielle Giffords Appears With Mark Kelly for Spaceflight Medal Ceremony
[ABC]
Report: Anthony Weiner playing powerbroker
[POLITICO]

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Daily International News 06.14.11

June 14, 2011

Daily International News
June 14, 2011

Northeast Asia
Koreas
US satellite images capture new buildings at North Korea nuclear plant
[Telegraph]
NKorea urges SKorea to abandon hostile policy
[AP]
China/Taiwan
Chinese president: China-Iran friendly cooperation conducive to peace, stability in region, world

[Xinhua]

China ‘will not use force’ in South China Sea disputes
[BBC]
China fumes over Hillary Clinton remark
[POLITICO]
Police stem south China riots amid migrant workers’ anger
[Reuters]

China ups bank reserves ratio as inflation hits 34-month high
[Reuters]
Taiwan to lower budget for F-16 fighter jets
[AP]

Japan
Japan cabinet approves Fukushima nuclear compensation
[Guardian]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Myanmar gov’t battles rebels near Chinese border
[AP]
Indonesia police arrest 2002 Bali bombing suspect
[AP]
Australian prime minister snubs Dalai Lama
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Karachi officials ‘removed’ after death of unarmed man
[BBC]
Afghanistan: Death penalty for Jalalabad bank massacre
[BBC]
Indian foreign secretary due in Pakistan to discuss Kashmir
[Reuters]
India Inflation Accelerates, Rate Increase Likely
[WSJ]
Nepal follows China as second Asian nation without landmines
[BBC]
First India-Sri Lanka passenger ferry for 30 years
[BBC]

Middle East
Fatah, Hamas meet in Cairo to settle dispute on leadership
[Xinhua]

Gaza unemployment levels ‘among worst in world’
[BBC]
CIA Plans Yemen Drone Strikes
[WSJ]

Bomb kills Yemen officer, Gulf states mull solution
[Reuters]
Haunted by Homicide: Federal Grand Jury Investigates War Crimes at Abu Ghraib, Plus Other Alleged CIA Abuses
[TIME]
Anonymous members arrested in Turkey
[BBC]
Syrian troops ‘widening’ crackdown
[Al Jazeera]
Gunmen, suicide bombers storm Iraq council building
[Reuters]

Africa
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood forms coalition with liberal party
[WaPo]
Qaddafi Coddled by U.S. Oil Producers
[Bloomberg]
Misrata oil refinery shelled by Gaddafi’s forces – video
[Guardian]
Reports: Abyei demilitarisation deal reached [Al Jazeera]
Somalia’s prime minister says he won’t quit office
[AP]
Airline: flights disrupted by E. Africa ash cloud
[AP]
Battle lines drawn in bid to lead S.Africa’s ANC
[Reuters]

Europe
Nuclear Referendum: Italians Vote No to Berlusconi
[Der Spiegel]
IMF shortlists France’s Lagarde and Mexico’s Carstens
[BBC]
Greek rating now worst in the world
[FT]

Americas
Congressional report: US guns fuel Mexico violence
[BBC]
Chilean volcano ash causes further flight havoc
[Guardian]

Domestic
Obama makes first presidential visit to Puerto Rico
[POLITICO]
Obama: My family would be fine with just 1 term
[AP]
U.S. Military Aid to Overseas Allies May Face Cuts, Mullen Says
[Bloomberg]
Hackers break into U.S. Senate computers
[Reuters]
GOP debate rivals let Romney off easy
[POLITICO]
Michele Bachmann is in
[POLITICO]
Tim Pawlenty beats hasty New Hampshire retreat
[POLITICO]
Cain says he meant Muslims ‘who are trying to kill us’
[POLITICO]
Senate to vote on repealing ethanol tax credits
[AP]
Firefighters turn corner on massive Arizona blaze
[Reuters]
Barack Obama suggests Anthony Weiner resign
[POLITICO]

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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]

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Daily International News 03.23.11

March 23, 2011

Daily International News
March 23, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan quake becomes world’s costliest natural disaster
[Reuters]
Factbox: Restrictions on Japanese food imports
[Reuters]
U.S. halts Japan food imports, Tokyo water contaminated
[Reuters]
Koreas
North Korea experts to speak at ASU
[Standard Times]
S. Korea not considering food aid to N. Korea: official
[Yonhap]
S.Korea announces major live-fire drills
[Straits Times]
China denies UN talk about North’s uranium
[JoongAng]
HBO to develop show from book “Eating With the Enemy: How I Waged Peace With North Korea From My BBQ Shack in Hackensack”
[LA Times]
South Korean FM to visit China next week
[China Post]
China
China says talks are way forward on Iran nuclear issue
[Reuters]
China approves death sentence for 7 in Xinjiang
[AP]
Activist says China cracks down on ethnic Uighurs
[AP]

South/Central Asia
US welcomes Karzai’s Nato pullout plan from Afghanistan
[BBC]
India investigates ‘Maoist villages rampage’ by police
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Insurgents kill 3 Muslims in Thai south
[Reuters]
Malaysia DNA ruling overturned in blow for Anwar
[BBC]

Middle East
Israel braces for flare-up as Gazan rockets hit
[Reuters]
Yemeni parliament gives president emergency powers
[AP]
6 dead in new clashes in southern Syria city
[AP]
Bahrain suspends Lebanon flights as sectarian tension rises
[Reuters]

Africa
Libyan forces pull back from western city
[AP]
W.H. to Hill: We’re not at war with Libya
[POLITICO]
Obama Confident Libya Operation Command Issues Will Be Resolved
[Bloomberg]
Mother Tells UN’s Ban How Son’s Suicide Sparked Tunisia Revolt
[Bloomberg]
Gunfire heard overnight in Burkina capital
[Reuters]

Europe
Germany set to abandon nuclear power for good
[AP]
Nuclear Industry in Russia Sells Safety, Taught by Chernobyl
[NYT]
Britain’s royal wedding to be on iTunes
[AP]
UK budget 2011: key points
[Guardian]
Inflation hits 4.4% in February
[Guardian]
Surgeons to perform first UK face and hand transplant
[Guardian]

Americas
Haiti’s politics: Titid Time
[Economist]
Analysis: War trumps peace and a president’s trip
[AP]
Opinion: Obama’s quick trip from tyrant to weakling
[WaPo]

Domestic
Is the House in play in 2012?
[WaPo]
FBI probing package with explosives left at Detroit federal building for 3 weeks
[WaPo]
Justice Department sues on behalf of Muslim teacher, triggering debate
[WaPo]
Afternoon Fix: Sharron Angle writing an autobiography
[WaPo]
Apple’s Steve Jobs ordered to testify in iTunes lawsuit
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 03.18.11

March 18, 2011

Daily International News
March 18, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan weighs need to bury nuclear plant; tries to restore power
[Reuters]
Japan raises severity of nuclear accident
[AP]

Frantic Repairs Go On at Plant as Japan Raises Severity of Crisis
[NYT]
Where Fukushima meets Stuxnet: The growing threat of cyber war
[FP]

Japan crisis: Germany to speed up nuclear energy exit
[BBC]
Five other worldwide nuclear plants of concern
[FP]
APNewsBreak: Source: minuscule fallout reaches US
[AP]
WHO says no travel bans needed for Japan
[AP]
NKorea proposes joint volcano research with South
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Malaysia: Ship with illegal cargo was Iran-bound
[AP]

Fresh riots at Australia’s Christmas Island centre
[BBC]
Small bomb explodes outside Indonesia’s capital
[AP]
Alert level at Indonesia volcano raised to highest
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Indian PM Manmohan Singh denies bribing MPs for votes
[BBC]
C.I.A. Drones Kill Civilians in Pakistan
[NYT]
Punjab Assembly passes resolution against drone strikes
[Dawn]

Middle East
Yemeni snipers open fire on protesters, kill 31
[AP]
Abbas asks for Israeli permission to head for Gaza
[Xinhua]

Saudi king to announce reforms
[Al Jazeera]
Iraqi Shiites decry Sunni crackdown in Bahrain
[AP]
Iran cleric tells Bahraini Shiites to protest on
[AP]

Africa
China: ‘serious reservations’ about Libya UN resolution
[AP]

Libya Says It Will Release Times Journalists
[NYT]
Libya Calls Ceasefire After Britain and France Vow Action ‘Soon’
[NYT]
As U.N. Backs Military Action in Libya, U.S. Role Is Unclear
[NYT]
Gbagbo calls on civilians to join Ivory Coast fighting
[Reuters]
Witnesses: Tanks enter Ivory Coast district
[AP]
DR Congo blocks UK company from oil search in gorilla refuge
[BBC]

Europe
Edinburgh airport evacuated after bomb scare
[Guardian]
Air France faces charges over 2009 Atlantic crash
[AP]
G7 countries agree on intervention to control yen rise
[BBC]

Americas/Domestic
Former Haitian president returns from 7-year exile
[AP]
Mexico’s top diplomat defends US drone flights
[AP]
Obama Op-ed: Jobs at top of Latin America agenda
[USA Today]
Chile, US diplomats to sign nuclear energy accord
[AP]
Senate passes short-term government-funding measure that includes some easy cuts
[WaPo]