Posts Tagged ‘shourd’

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Daily International News 10.20.10

October 20, 2010

Daily International News
October 20, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
Seoul Arrests Alleged N. Korean Spy
[NYT]
South Korea says open to calls for six-party talks
[Reuters]
South Korea calls on North to honour nuclear deal
[Reuters]
Reporters Without Borders Annual Press Freedom Report puts NKorea 177 out of 178′
[RFERL] [link to report here]

China
China’s Xi lambasted Lee’s North policy
[JoongAng]
China Seeks to Block U.N. Report on Darfur, Diplomats Say
[Reuters]
Tibetan students protest use of Chinese in classes
[AP]
US inquiry into China rare earth shipments
[BBC] and China denies reports of rare earth export quota cut [Xinhua]
China prepares for first census in 10 years
[AP]
China’s Move May Push Capital Controls in Asia
[WSJ]
Southern China braces for deadly typhoon
[AP]

Japan
Japan’s empress, 76, says she’s slowing down
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Toll in Karachi bloodshed rises to 33
[Dawn]
Afghanistan annuls nearly a quarter of ballots
[AP]
Taliban Elite, Aided by NATO, Join Talks for Afghan Peace
[NYT]
Systemic failures led to Afghanistan suicide attack, CIA says
[WaPo]

Middle East
Iran to try US hikers accused of spying in November
[BBC]
In Qom, Iran’s supreme leader Khamenei aims to cement leadership over clerics
[CSM]
Kuwait drama stirs debate on Gulf Arab ties to Iran
[Reuters]
Roadside Bombing in Iraq Strikes Convoy Carrying U.N. Diplomat
[NYT]
Iraq auctions off three major gas fields
[Reuters]

Africa
Africa: Continent Fails to Benefits From Foreign Trade
[All Africa]
British aid worker kidnapped in Somalia freed
[AP]
Ethiopia using aid to suppress dissent: rights group
[AFP]

Europe
UK government stakes its future on austerity plan
[AP]
French police break blockades at three oil depots
[BBC]
Embattled Zapatero shuffles Spanish cabinet
[CNN]
Czech neo-Nazis jailed for Roma attack
[BBC]
Italian court keeps block on Vatican Bank funds
[Reuters]
Pope names D.C. archbishop, 23 others to be new cardinals
[WaPo]

Americas
Dilma Rousseff seems back on track and leads with 51% vote intention
[MercoPress]
Colombia tries to stop rebels from getting nuclear arms
[BBC]
Canadian Commander Videotaped Murders
[NYT]

Domestic
Military Can’t Enforce ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ During Appeal
[Bloomberg]
GOP in Lead in Final Lap
[WSJ]
President Obama to stop by ‘The Daily Show’
[WaPo]
Obama Heads West Aiming to Defend Democratic Hold on Key States
[Bloomberg]
Clarence Thomas’s Wife Asks Anita Hill for Apology
[NYT]
Bank of America Accused of Racketeering in Foreclosure Lawsuit
[Bloomberg]
Microsoft Agrees to Unbundle Software in Deal With NYC
[NYT]

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Daily International News 09.27.10

September 27, 2010

Daily International News
September 27, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
Delegates Arrive for N. Korea Meeting
[NYT] and Delegates gather in NKorea for political meeting [AP]
Special security team set up for Kim Jong-il’s son
[JAIB]
China/Japan
Japan, China test each other’s diplomatic resolve
[AP] and Japan seeks damages as China trawler row lingers [Reuters]
Russia prepares to open oil pipeline to China
[Reuters]
Shippers say China slows handling of Japan goods
[AP]
From 09.26 China imposes anti-dumping duties on U.S. chicken products [Xinhua]
China police investigate ‘black jails’ for protesters
[BBC]
China to stick with one-child policy
[AP]

South/Southeast/Central Asia
SE Asia
US: Inverted Philippine flag was `honest mistake’
[AP]
Cambodia launches 5-year plan to tackle corruption
[Reuters]
Afghanistan
Woodward: Military thwarted president seeking choice in Afghanistan
[WaPo]
U.S. Probes Karzai’s Kin
[WSJ]
Pakistan/India
Nuclear-armed Pakistan chairs board of U.N. atom body
[Reuters]
Pakistan protests NATO airstrikes on its territory
[AP]
In Bid to Restore Calm, Indian Government Reopens Schools in Kashmir
[NYT]

Middle East
Israeli building ban ends
[WaPo]
Palestinians wait on decision to quit peace talks
[AP]
Mideast Talks Teeter as the Settlement Freeze Expires
[NYT]
Palestinian leader Abbas in Paris over peace talks
[Xinhua]
Activists expect Israel to stop Gaza-bound boat
[AP]
From 09.26 Omanis Arrive in Iran to Aid 2 U.S. Hikers, Paper Reports [NYT]

Africa
UN relief as Rwanda ‘drops Darfur peacekeeper threat’
[BBC]
Somali pirates leave Greek-operated vessel
[Reuters]

Europe/UK
New Labour Leader Looks to ‘Middle England’
[NYT]
Romanian minister quits over police protests
[FT]
Sweden’s Greens still spurn centre-right government
[Reuters]
Karadzic defends himself at Srebrenica war crimes trial
[CNN]
Pressure Intensifies on Irish Government
[WSJ]
Segway owner dies after falling off river cliff
[AP]

Americas/Domestic
Chavez allies win congressional majority in vote
[AP]
U.S. Wants to Make It Easier to Wiretap the Internet
[NYT]
Obama: D.C. schools don’t measure up to his daughters’ private school
[WaPo]
Tax-cuts vote unlikely until after elections
[WashTimes]

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Daily International News 09.20.10

September 20, 2010

Two days before Politics Pwn3d’s UNGA trip, here’s a special highlight on what’s going on at the United Nations.

Daily International News
September 20, 2010

United Nations
Is Clinton’s CGI the New U.N.?
[Daily Beast]
John Bolton Op-ed: Obama’s U.N. Record [AEI]
Global spotlight on helping world’s poor
[AP]
Africa: Continent’s Children to Take Centre Stage At UN Assembly
[All Africa]
From 9.19 U.N. struggles to prove its relevance [WaPo]
From 9.18 U.N. Poverty Goals Face Accountability Questions [NYT]

Northeast Asia
Japan/China
Japan urges China to act calmly in islands row
[BBC]
Boat collision sparks anger, breakdown in China-Japan talks
[WaPo]
China says it won’t repeat Japan’s mistake
[WSJ]
From 9.19 China official rebuffs Geithner over yuan [BBC]
Arrests in China over milk tainted with melamine
[BBC]
Koreas
IAEA chief notes “serious concern” about NKorea
[AP]
N. Korea must apologize for ship sinking if it wants large food aid from S. Korea: official
[Yonhap]
North Korea football side beat Middlesbrough team
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
‘Islamist gunmen’ kill 23 soldiers in Tajikistan
[BBC]
UK troops leave Helmand’s Sangin
[BBC]
Afghan vote observers: Fraud must be investigated
[AP]
From 9.19 Bodies of three kidnapped election workers are found in Afghanistan [WaPo]
Kashmir separatists shun India talks to end violence
[Reuters]
Officials: US drones kill 6 militants in Pakistan
[AP]

Middle East
Bahrain revokes citizenship of top Shiite cleric
[AP]
From 9.19 Twin blasts in Baghdad ‘kill 23’ [BBC]
Iran’s Ahmadinejad Says He’s Ready to Discuss Nuclear Issue
[Bloomberg]
US to keep pressuring Iran over nuclear program
[AP]
Iran’s leader proposes prisoner swap with US
[Boston Globe]
From 9.19 Freed U.S. hiker appeals for others’ release [WaPo]
From 9.19 US and Iran battle for Syrian affections [The National]
From 9.19 Armenian mass a sign of growing tolerance [FT]

Africa
French soldiers hunt for abducted workers in Niger
[AP]
Nigeria: Constitutional Crisis Looms as INEC Seeks Extension
[All Africa]
South Africa’s Jacob Zuma attacks ANC divisions
[BBC]
Sudan ‘too slow’ on referendum: Norway
[AFP]

Europe/UK
Swedish ruling coalition looks to block far-right from power
[DW]
France raises terror security, new threat reported
[AP]
War crimes prosecutor: Keep pressure on Serbia
[AP]
Liberal Democrats vote against free schools and more academies
[Guardian]
Beer lovers gather for Oktoberfest
[Guardian]

Americas/Domestic
Colombia claims to have killed 22 rebels in major offensive
[AFP]
More House Democrats stressing independence from Pelosi, Obama
[WaPo]
From 9.19 Obama Aides Weigh Bid to Tie the G.O.P. to the Tea Party [NYT]

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Daily International News 09.17.10

September 17, 2010

Daily International News
September 17, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
South Korea sends aid to North as reunions to resume
[Reuters]
Wen says N.K. leader called power succession ‘false rumor’: Carter
[Yonhap]
Lee chooses audit board boss to be prime minister
[JAIB]
China
China ‘moves drilling equipment’ into disputed waters
[BBC]
Geithner Calls China’s Yuan Gains ‘Too Slow,’ Urges More Action
[Bloomberg]
China’s Rise Complicates Goal of Using Less Energy
[NYT]
China approves Taiwan bank branches
[AP]
Japan
Bernanke Shadow of Easing Limits BOJ Success With Yen
[Bloomberg]
Japan’s new foreign minister gets tough on China
[AP]
Japan PM rejigs cabinet and juggles yen, debt and economy
[Reuters]

Southeast Asia
Government confirms 25 dead in Sri Lanka blast
[AP]
Sri Lanka court martial convicts Fonseka for corruption
[BBC]
Burma bars elections in ‘troubled’ areas
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Karachi shut down after killing of exile Imran Farooq
[BBC]
Once Wary, Obama Relies on Petraeus in Afghanistan
[NYT]
Karzai urges Afghans to vote, ignore Taliban
[AP]

Middle East
Oman: No plans to free 2 other Americans in Iran
[AP]
Israeli troops kill Hamas militant in West Bank
[AP]

Africa
Sudan holds first open debate on unity vs secession
[Reuters]
Kenyans held in Uganda over Kampala World Cup attack
[BBC]

Europe
Germany denies Merkel said would clear Roma camps
[Reuters]
New web address hints at Putin return to Kremlin
[Reuters]
Boeing signs $3.7bn Russian contract
[BBC]
Swiss gov’t rejects call to ban assisted suicide
[AP]
Chechen separatist Zakayev arrested in Poland
[AP]

UK
UK Police: 5 arrested in alleged threat to pope
[AP]
MI5 head warns of serious risk of UK terrorist attack
[BBC]
Labour leadership contenders clash over spending cuts
[BBC]
No 10 rejects Cable immigration cap ‘damage’ claim
[BBC]
Prescott to launch legal challenge to phone hack probe
[BBC]

Americas
Tropical Storm Karl becomes hurricane over Gulf
[BBC]
BP completes relief well in Gulf of Mexico
[CNN]

Domestic
Obama to Announce Warren’s Role in Consumer Agency
[Bloomberg]
Congress Enacting Most U.S. Laws Since ’60s Gets No Respect
[Bloomberg]
The ‘tea party’ gears up for 2012
[WaPo]
Wall Street ties are a major player in midterm election
[LAT]
After Delaware, G.O.P. Senate Takeover Appears Much Less Likely
[NYT]

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Daily International News 09.15.10

September 15, 2010

Daily International News
September 15, 2010

Northeast Asia
Arnold Schwarzenegger sells California to East Asia [BBC]
Koreas
North Korea to resume talks with UN Command on sinking
[Nation]
US envoy: No quick progress likely in NKorea talks
[AP]
Bosworth seeks improved North-South relations to resume 6-way talks
[Kyodo]
Carter hopes prisoner release helps peace talks
[AP]
N. Korean website raises succession issue ahead of key party meeting
[Yonhap]
The Rapid Rise of Kim Jong-un
[Chosun]
NKorean political gathering delayed, sources say
[AP]
Japan
Kan works on new Cabinet, DPJ leadership lineups
[Kyodo]
Japan moves to combat rising yen
[BBC]
China
China rejects US trade complaint over clean energy
[AP]

Southeast Asia
Cambodia opens first methadone clinic for heroin users
[BBC]
Police arrest vigilantes for Indonesia church attack
[Reuters]

South/Central Asia
U.S. Debates Karzai’s Place in Fighting Corruption
[NYT]
Kabulbank directors were paid $500K bonuses – audit
[Reuters]
Holbrooke talks up American aid in Pakistan visit
[AP]
Pakistani printers make fake Afghan voting cards
[AP]

Middle East
Peace Talks
Israeli aircraft strike Gaza as leaders convene
[AP]
Israelis, Palestinians ‘Getting Down to Business’
[Bloomberg]
No concessions in Middle East talks
[Al Jazeera]
Iran/Iraq
American freed by Iran plans medical exam in Oman
[AP]
Former Iranian president calls on Iran to take U.S.-led sanctions seriously
[WaPo]
US-Iraqi raid on Fallujah kills 7
[AP]

Africa
Guinea election body set to decide on poll
[Reuters]
Nigeria president declares election bid on Facebook
[Reuters]

UK
Ed Miliband ‘increasingly confident’ in Labour race
[BBC]
BP’s Hayward to testify to UK lawmakers on spill
[AP]
UK MP says speed of defence review ‘could put operations at risk’
[BBC]

Europe
Europe Proposes Rules to Help Steady Markets
[NYT]
Pope’s visit: aide steps aside after comparing Britain to ‘third world’
[Guardian]
French Senate approves burqa ban
[DW]
French lawmakers OK raising retirement age to 62
[AP]

Americas
Former Chilean President to Lead New U.N. Agency
[NYT]
Self-employment key to Cuban economic overhaul
[AP]
Tropical storm Karl hits Mexico’s Yucatan
[AP]

Domestic
Tea Party win hurts Republicans’ Senate chances
[Reuters]
How Adrian Fenty lost his reelection bid for D.C. mayor
[WaPo]
Primary Voter Turnout Stays Low, but More So for Democrats
[NYT]
Lugar’s final word on new START
[FP]
Pentagon Accelerates Savings Push
[WSJ]