Posts Tagged ‘shalit’

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Daily International News 07.02.10

July 2, 2010

Daily International News
July 2, 2010

Japan
Dolphin hunt film, the Cove, screened in Japan
[BBC]
Toyota plans recall of 270,000 vehicles worldwide over engine flaw
[WaPo]
China
China steps up surveillance in Xinjiang‎
[BBC]
Risk-tolerant China investing heavily in Iraq as U.S. companies hold back
[WaPo]
Koreas
U.N. Security Council debating extent of N. Korea’s responsibility for sinking: envoy
[Yonhap]
North Korea book wins top non-fiction prize
[BBC]
Obama’s South Korea Trade Agreement Push Collides With Ford
[Bloomberg]

Southeast/South Asia/Pacific
UN asks warring Nepal parties to form united government
[Hindustan Times]
Five killed in ambush in southern Thailand
[BBC]
Australian Nazi suspect wins extradition appeal
[BBC]

AfPak
Gen. Petraeus arrives in Kabul to lead NATO forces
[AP]
USAID compound attacked in Afghanistan; 4 killed
[AP]
Pakistanis blame US after shrine attack kills 42
[AP]

Middle East
Fence-mending on agenda for Obama-Netanyahu talks
[Reuters]
Israeli PM Netanyahu renews Shalit prisoner swap offer
[BBC]
U.S. Middle East envoy meets with Palestinian Authority president
[CNN]
Israel’s Foes Embrace New Resistance Tactics
[WSJ]
Turkish jets bomb Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq
[AP]
Jordan nuclear deal held up by U.S. curbs – sources
[Reuters]

Africa
African Countries Form a Common Market
[NYT]
S.Africa’s ex-top cop found guilty of corruption
[AP]
Somali president seen on front lines in fight against militants
[LAT]
Rwandan fugitive facing genocide charges arrested
[AP]

Europe/UK
UK public to vote on changing voting system
[AP]
MPs urge Iraq inquiry to recall Blair
[Independent]
Britain Curbing Airport Growth to Aid Climate
[NYT]
Finland as first nation to make broadband access a legal right
[CNN]
Belgium’s Caretaker Government Takes on EU Presidency
[Epoch Times]

Domestic
U.S. Adds Its Own Sanctions on Iran
[WSJ]
In war-funding vote, Democrats cast doubts on Obama’s Afghan policy
[WaPo]
House Panel Votes to Ease Cuba Travel Restrictions
[NYT]
Obama pushes immigration reform, seeks broad support
[Reuters]
Prosecutors: NY suspect spilled Russia spy details
[AP]
BP Criminal Case in Oil Spill May Be Inevitable, Analysts Say
[Bloomberg]

Americas
21 Die in Gun Battle Near U.S. Border With Mexico
[NYT]
Mexico nabs gang leader in US consulate killing
[AP]
Argentina: Ex-dictator faces human rights charges
[AP]

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Daily International News 05.21.10

May 21, 2010

Daily International News
May 21, 2010

Northeast Asia
Clinton Op-Ed: US-China Achievements go Beyond Expo
[Global Times]
Clinton Says North Korea Ship Attack Requires Action [Bloomberg]
South Korea vows caution over ship, North sees war
[Reuters]
Dalai Lama tweets to Chinese citizens about Tibet
[AP]
Singapore, Hong Kong surpass US in competitiveness
[AP]
Toyota recalls Lexus cars in Japan, US to follow
[AP]

Southeast/South Asia
Thai PM committed to reconciliation but no poll offer
[Reuters]
Experts: Bangkok crackdown no replay of Tiananmen
[AP]
Cyclone Laila hits southeast India, 23 killed
[AP]

AfPak
Pakistan’s Musharraf to “join politics” – report
[Reuters]
No survivors found at Afghan airline crash site
[AP]
New U.S. troops arriving in Afghanistan quickly learn about challenges
[WaPo]

Middle East
Israel releases Hamas man jailed after Shalit capture
[BBC]
Jews in Arab east Jerusalem defy Obama peace push
[AP]
U.N.’s Ban hopes Iran deal may bring atom settlement
[Reuters]
Iran sanctions won’t stop missiles: Russian senator
[Reuters]

Africa
Salva Kiir sworn in as Southern Sudan president
[BBC]

Europe
German parliament approves eurozone rescue package
[DW]
First Trip Abroad Takes British Leader to Europe
[NYT]
3 Basques convicted in 2006 Madrid airport bombing
[AP]

Americas/Domestic
Calderón Again Assails Arizona Law on Detention
[NYT]
Leader of Mexico Indian community, wife killed
[AP]
Obama Replacing Blair as Intelligence Director Amid Criticism
[Bloomberg]
Senate Passes Reforms Designed to Prevent Worst U.S. Collapse
[Bloomberg]
BP denies coverup as spilled oil keeps coming
[Reuters]
Researchers Say They Created a ‘Synthetic Cell’
[NYT]

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Daily International News 12.16.10

February 16, 2010

Happy Birthday, Kim Jong-Il! News below.

Daily International News
February 16, 2010

Asia
Questions about health as NKorean leader turns 68
[AP]
Myanmar sentences 4 activists as UN envoy visits
[AP]
Sri Lanka’s opposition appeals defeat in court
[AP]

Middle East
3 world powers criticize Iranian enrichment
[AP]
Iran says will respond to any new sanctions
[Reuters]
Israeli PM pushes for Iran sanctions in Russia meet
[CNN]
Netanyahu to Hamas: Israel’s offer for Shalit is final
[Haaretz]

Europe
Spain to accept five Guantanamo detainees
[WaPo]

Africa
The Gambia expels Unicef chief Min Whee-Kang
[BBC]
EU extends Zimbabwe sanctions for another year
[Reuters]

Americas
Haiti president: 3 years needed to move rubble [AP]
Injured Haitian earthquake survivors’ fate is unclear after treatment in the U.S.
[WaPo]

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NEWS: Morning International News Roundup

October 1, 2009

Happy birthday, China!

North Korea
North Koreans sail to South in rare defection by sea
[Reuters]
“Eleven North Koreans have defected to the South by sea, a military official said in Seoul, a rare escape directly across the border amid a tense security standoff between the rivals.”

US/Japan
Tennessee man jailed in Japan: ‘I want Americans to know what’s happening to me’
[CNN]
“Savoie, a law student who already has a Ph.D and a M.D., will spend 10 days in jail while Japanese prosecutors sort out the details of the case.”

China
China’s Founding Anniversary: Xinhua coverage
China marks 60 years with spectacle of power
[Reuters]
“The soldiers goose-stepping past at exactly 116 steps a minute carried the theme that the Party knows how to run a show — and a huge country.”
Dozens of Tibetan protesters arrested in Nepal
[CNN]
“About five dozen Tibetan exiles involved in anti-Chinese activities were detained here Thursday, police said.”

Iran
U.S. and Allies Begin Nuclear Talks With Iran
[WP]
“The morning session was devoted mostly to a restatement of positions, with the six powers saying a generous incentive was on the table if Iran would open its nuclear program to inspection and Iran countering that the discussion needed to be broadened to other issues.”
Iran Meets U.S. and Allies for Nuclear Talks in Geneva
[NYT]
“Washington would still like to begin bilateral talks with Iran on a broader relationship, including trade and Tehran’s support for Palestinian, Lebanese and Iraqi insurgent and terrorist groups, including Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad.”
U.S., Iran face off at six-power nuclear talks
[Reuters]
“In Washington, senior Obama administration officials said the United States would not threaten Iran with fresh sanctions at the one-day talks. “This is the engagement track … not the pressure track,” one senior official said.”
Don’t threaten Iran, Carter says
[CNN]
“I think the best thing we can do is engage them and stop making these idle threats.”

Turkey
Turkey: student protester hurls shoe at IMF chief [AP]
“A student journalist threw a shoe at IMF Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Thursday and ran toward the stage shouting “IMF get out!” as the finance official answered questions at a university in Istanbul.”

Israel/Palestine
Breakthrough in talks: Hamas to give Israel video of Shalit
[Haaretz]
“Israel stated it was willing to release 20 female Palestinian prisoners in exchange for a recent video of the captive soldier [Gilad Shalit ].”