Posts Tagged ‘strike’

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Daily International News 12.08.10

December 8, 2010

Daily International News
December 8, 2010

WikiLeaks
Wikileaks cables show Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang details
[BBC]

Wikileaks: Australia FM blames US, not Julian Assange
[BBC]
Gaddafi threatened UK over Lockerbie bomber – WikiLeaks
[Reuters] and WikiLeaks: Jack Straw denies pressure from Libya led to Megrahi release [Guardian]

Hackers strike back to support WikiLeaks founder
[AP]
U.S. may seek extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
[LAT]

Justice Department Studies WikiLeaks Prosecution
[NYT]
Cables: Saudi prince urges need for ‘security response’ to Hezbollah threat in Lebanon
[Guardian]

Northeast Asia
China
China casts net wide in Nobel Prize crackdown
[Reuters]
Xinhua Op-ed: What’s behind “enshrining” Liu Xiaobo?
[Xinhua]
WaPo Op-ed: In China, confidence clouded by apprehension
[WaPo]

Koreas
N.Korea conducts “drill”, US military chief in Seoul
[Reuters]
New Mexico Governor Richardson will travel to North Korea
[Reuters]

In South Korea, Joint Chiefs chairman scolds China for its ‘tacit approval’ of North’s aggression
[WaPo]

Japan
Russia says warplanes flew near U.S.-Japan drill
[Reuters]
Japan probe overshoots Venus, heads toward sun
[AP]

Southeast Asia
Top Philippine court rules out Arroyo investigation
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Robert Gates gets sobering update on visit with U.S. troops in Afghanistan
[LAT]
Video thought to show American held in Afghanistan
[AP]

Afghan War Review Called Likely to Show Progress
[NYT]
Suicide bomb kills 16 at market in north-west Pakistan
[BBC]
Suit Over Targeted Awlaki Killing Is Thrown Out
[NYT]

Middle East
Peace process in crisis; Palestinians doubt U.S.
[Reuters]

U.S. Drops Bid to Sway Israel on Settlements
[NYT]
Israel ire as Argentina and Brazil recognise Palestine
[BBC]

Africa
Top UN envoy: Ivory Coast vote has 1 winner
[AP]
Ivory Coast crisis: Liberia warlords told not to meddle
[BBC]
Nigeria: Former dictator may leave ruling party
[AP]

Europe
Tuition fees: Cameron and Miliband exchange insults at PMQs
[Guardian]
Greek transport workers strike against austerity
[AP]

Americas
Chile prison fire kills at least 81
[AP]
Nepal army rejects link to Haiti cholera epidemic
[BBC]
Pact could be near to save tropical forests
[WaPo]

Domestic
Some Ex-Detainees Still Tied to Terror
[NYT]
Christine O’Donnell forming issues-oriented PAC
[AP]
House’s Bachus Wins Key Vote in Bid to Be Wall Street Overseer
[Bloomberg]
Republicans Select Rogers to Head House Appropriations Committee
[Bloomberg]
NYC officials bust Ivy League coke, LSD, pot ring
[AP]
Appeals court halts death penalty hearing in Houston
[Houston Chronicle]
What’s at Stake in the Wal-Mart Discrimination Case
[Time]
30 years later, it’s still hard to fathom Lennon’s killing
[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]

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Daily International News 11.30.10

November 30, 2010

Daily International News
November 30, 2010

WikiLeaks
Investigation
WikiLeaks founder could be charged under Espionage Act
[WaPo]
Ecuador offers Wikileaks founder Assange residency
[BBC]
Northeast Asia
China Stood Aside on Iran
[WSJ]
Leaks: China knows less about NKorea than thought
[AP]
WikiLeaks row: China wants Korean reunification, officials confirm
[Guardian]
WikiLeaks Japan: North Korea ‘Knocked on DPJ Door’ — Seoul
[WSJ]
Middle East/South Asia/Africa
Angry Iranian and Arab Leaders in the Middle East React to WikiLeaks Revelations
[Daily Beast]
Pakistan defends nuclear policy after US leaks
[AFP]
Kenya calls US ‘swamp of graft’ cable ‘malicious’
[AP]

Northeast Asia
Koreas
North Korea claims ‘thousands’ of nuclear centrifuges
[BBC]
Now North Korea boasts advances in nuclear programme
[Reuters]
North Korea secret video shows anger and poverty
[BBC]
North Korea Keeps World Guessing
[NYT]
Japan to send envoy to China for North Korea talks
[AP]
U.S. and South Korea Balk at Talks With North
[NYT]
Signs of diplomacy in NKorea crisis
[AP]

China
China postpones Norway talks as Nobel tensions rise
[Reuters]
China bars US official from American’s appeal
[AP]
Chinese activist detained after posting 1989 photo
[AP]

Southeast Asia
Exclusive: A Video Message from Aung San Suu Kyi
[FP]
Gunmen kidnap 11 in Philippines
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
India, China hold border talks amidst uncertainty over WikiLeaks
[Times of India]
Coalition ramps up air war over Afghanistan
[AP]
Kyrgyzstan parliament agrees coalition government
[BBC]
General strike shuts down Bangladesh businesses
[AP]

Middle East
Iran says it will attend another round of nuclear talks
[CNN]
Al-Qaeda’s Yemen affiliate widens search for recruits and targets
[WaPo]
Opposition says Egypt election results ‘invalid’
[AP]

Africa
Nigeria summons Shell, Halliburton over graft cases
[AFP]
Somali sentenced to 30 years for US warship attack
[Reuters]

Europe
Medvedev Warns of New Arms Race if START Not Passed
[NYT]
EU launches antitrust probe into alleged Google abuses
[BBC]

Americas
In Haiti, tentative calm follows chaotic elections
[LAT]
Global Climate Change Talks Begin in Cancún
[NYT]

Domestic
Obama’s Push for START Tests Ability to Set Foreign Policy
[Bloomberg]
Obama, GOP leaders work on map for days ahead
[WaPo]
Pentagon study dismisses risk of gay troops
[AP]
Christie’s Message Gets Wide Audience on YouTube
[NYT]
Senate Passes Overhaul of Food Safety Regulations
[NYT]

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Daily International News 11.03.10

November 3, 2010

Daily International News
November 3, 2010

Domestic – Midterms
Midterm Live Results
[WaPo]
Republicans Far From United in Victory as DeMint Demonstrates
[Bloomberg]
Jobless Rate Trampled Democrats’ Hopes, Obama’s Change Agenda
[Bloomberg]
Republican Election Gains May Stall Business’s Immigration Push
[Bloomberg]
Republicans to Take On U.S. Health Law, From Taxes to Insurance
[Bloomberg]
California Rejects Marijuana Legalization
[NYT]
Midterm International Implications
World watches US election and speculates on impact
[AP]
In Asia, Response to Elections Is Muted
[NYT]
Japan worries Democrats’ defeat may make U.S. inward-looking
[Mainichi]
Shift in Washington Stirs Economic Jitters Abroad
[NYT]

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan warns Russia: Stop disputed island visits
[AP]
Japan anti-terrorism data leaked on internet
[BBC]
Op-ed: Japan Should Reflect on Its Schizophrenic Territorial Claims [Chosun]

Koreas
Tracking North Korea sanctions
[FP]
South Korea fires more warning shots at Northern boat
[Reuters]
Jong-un never met Chinese bigwigs: legislator
[JoongAng]
Lee optimistic SKorea, US can finalize trade deal
[AP]
N.Korea won’t disrupt G20 summit says S.Korea
[AFP]
SKorea: G20 leaders need ‘concrete agreements’
[AP]

China
China Stages Naval Exercises
[NYT]
China will not significantly cut rare earth exports in 2011: official
[Xinhua]
China accuses peace prize supporter of subversion
[AP]
China calls on Japan to create appropriate conditions for bilateral ties ahead of APEC summit
[Xinhua]
Amazon’s Kindle offers access to banned sites in China
[BBC]
China executes serial killer in 11 murders
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Indonesia volcano Mount Merapi in new eruption
[BBC]
Clinton in violence-plagued Papua New Guinea
[AP]

South/Central Asia
‘No big’ outcomes expected from Obama’s India trip
[BBC]
Czechs agree to send more troops to Afghanistan
[AP]

Middle East
Iran says West’s ‘arrogance’ could doom nuke talks
[AP]
France says Iranian woman will not be hanged Wednesday
[Reuters]
In Parcel Bomb Plot, 2 Dark Inside Jokes
[NYT]
Israel halts ‘dialogue’ with UK over war crimes law
[BBC]
Gaza car blast kills one, Hamas blames Israel
[Reuters]

Africa
Partial Ivory Coast election results show tight race
[BBC]
US men charged with aiding Somalia’s al-Shabab
[BBC]
Niger backs constitution to end junta rule
[BBC]

Europe
Greece Suspends Outgoing Airmail After Wave of Bombs
[NYT]
Home Secretary says al-Qaida member arrested in UK
[AP]
London hit by 3rd subway strike in as many months
[AP]
Judge orders Irish government to stage by-election
[AP]

Americas
Colombian police raid drug assets office
[BBC]
Colombia and Venezuela press on with ‘brotherly’ ties
[BBC]

Domestic – non-midterm related
George W Bush had ‘sickening feeling’ over WMD lack
[BBC]
Political lines blur as justices weigh violence for minors
[WashTimes]
Moon group buys The Washington Times
[WashTimes]

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Daily International News 10.12.10

October 12, 2010

Daily International News
October 12, 2010

Northeast Asia
China/Taiwan
US concern for wife of Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo
[BBC]
From 10/11 Dalai Lama criticises China over its Nobel opposition [BBC]
China cancels second meeting with Norway minister over Nobel Prize
[Reuters]
Obama loosens sanctions on C-130s to China
[WashTimes]
Asian military ties warm at Hanoi defence meeting
[BBC]
Gates: U.S. has ‘national interest’ in Asian sea disputes
[WaPo]
U.S. sees crisis fears easing over South China Sea
[Reuters]
From 10/11 Why Taiwan finds Washington unreliable [FP]
From 10/11 U.S. Alarmed by Harsh Tone of China’s Military [NYT]

Koreas
North Korea leader’s eldest son ‘opposes dynasty’
[BBC]
NKorean defector Hwang may be buried at National Cemetery
[JoongAng]
N. Korea’s power transfer may dent South’s credit rating: S&P
[Yonhap]
Cabbage shortage in South Korea
[BBC]

Japan
India rejects clause on nuke tests in civilian pact with Japan
[Mainichi]
Inquest panel’s decision to indict Ozawa is test of public’s boosted role in justice system
[Mainichi]

South/Southeast/Central Asia
Cambodia denies Thai assassination plot allegation
[AP]
India Adds Economic Power to UN Bloc Skeptical on Iran Pressure
[Bloomberg]
Pakistan crucial to Afghan peace talks, says Gilani
[Dawn]
Blast inside NATO helicopter kills one in Afghanistan
[Reuters]
From 10/11 Kyrgyzstan votes and surprises the world [WaPo]

Middle East
Lebanon, neighbors brace for Ahmadinejad visit
[LAT]
Iran holds 2 Germans linked to stoning case
[AP]
Iran’s Economy Feels Sting of Sanctions
[WSJ]
Two Yemen bombings strike Aden
[BBC]
Palestinians reject Israeli offer on settlement freeze
[BBC]

Africa
Zimbabwe PM: Don’t recognize our 6 ambassadors
[AP]
Abyei future talks fail, south Sudan says
[Reuters]
Somali troops in bid to rescue minister from pirates
[BBC]
Nigeria police station destroyed in ‘Boko Haram attack’
[BBC]

Europe
Clinton off to Balkans to push EU integration
[WashTimes]
UK court rejects challenge to North Cyprus flight ban
[Reuters]
Petraeus orders probe into failed UK aid worker rescue
[BBC]
Iceland ‘best country for gender equality’
[BBC]
France: Strikes over pension reform begin
[AP]
Hungary dam nearly ready to prevent second toxic spill
[Reuters]
Ukraine train and bus collision kills 40
[BBC]

Americas
Chile awaits start of mine rescue
[BBC]
Hurricane Paula forms, heads to Yucatan Peninsula
[AP]

Domestic
First patient treated in stem cell study
[WaPo]
For Democrats, Even ‘Safe’ Seats Are Shaky
[NYT]
States to Probe Mortgage Mess
[WSJ]
After mortgage meltdown, Barney Frank gets another chance to remake housing finance
[WaPo]
Democrats Aim to Curb GOP Donors
[WSJ]
Wall Street Pay: A Record $144 Billion
[WSJ]
Stocks dip as traders await Fed meeting details
[AP]

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Daily International News 10.04.10

October 4, 2010

Daily International News
October 4, 2010

Northeast Asia
Asia’s New Cold War
[Time]
EU-Asia summit to address economy
[AP]
US: China, ASEAN should strengthen Spratlys pact
[AP]
China
Key UN climate talks open in China
[BBC]
Nations wary of dependence on China’s rare earths
[AP]
China’s Hu backs new leadership in Pyongyang
[JoongAng]
Editorial: China Needs to Take a Long-Term View on N.Korea
[Chosun]
Koreas
North Korea plans heir apparent Kim Jong-un military parade
[Telegraph]
Who Is the Man in Kim Jong Un Photo?
[ABC]
Column: Kim Jong-il Succession Could Mean Crisis or Opportunity
[Chosun]
Leaders of Korea, Japan to cooperate in tackling NK
[Korea Times]
North Korea admitted KAL bombing in 2007: official
[JoongAng]
Japan
Japan joins UK and USA in Europe al-Qaeda terror alert
[BBC]
Japan To Acquire 3 Hawk Surveillance Drones
[RTT]
Japan’s Ichiro Ozawa ‘to face charges’ over scandal
[BBC]
DPJ cabinet approval rating sinks to 49 percent: Mainichi poll
[Mainichi]
Op-ed: Keeping the big picture in sight in Senkaku Islands dispute
[Mainichi]

Southeast Asia
‘Merchant of Death’ Viktor Bout extradition stalls
[BBC]
Fiji’s ex-PM Mahendra Chaudhry released on bail
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Afghan colonel vital to U.S. despite graft allegations
[WaPo]
Attackers in Pakistan hit another convoy carrying fuel for NATO troops
[CNN]
India puts on a show with Commonwealth Games’ opening ceremony
[LAT]

Middle East
From 10.03 Syria wants Turkey to mediate talks with Israel [AP]
Arsonists torch mosque in West Bank village
[AP]
Iran: Nuclear delay due to leak, not computer worm
[AP]
Iran and Egypt to resume flights
[BBC]
Iraq announces jump in oil reserves
[Al Jazeera]

Africa
Governance Improves in Liberia, Angola, Togo But Declines in Eritrea, Madagascar
[All Africa]
Henry Okah charged in South Africa over Nigeria bombs
[BBC]
Nigeria arrests nine over twin blasts
[AFP]
At least 5 killed in fighting in Somalia’s capital
[AP]
Frenzy of Rape in Congo Reveals U.N. Weakness
[NYT]

Europe/UK
More attacks by Paris on Brussels feared
[FT]
Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders goes on trial
[BBC]
Pioneer of In Vitro Fertilization Wins Nobel Prize
[NYT]
UK cuts child benefit payments in austerity drive
[AP]
London subway strike hits commuters
[AP]

Americas/Domestic
Brazil goes to runoff after Rousseff falls short
[AP]
Elections 2010: A Viewer’s Guide to the Homestretch
[Time]
Obama Likely to Scale Back Legislative Plans
[WSJ]
Interest-group spending for midterm up fivefold from 2006; many sources secret
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 09.13.10

September 13, 2010

Daily International News
September 13, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
U.S. envoy ‘optimistic’ about prospects for engagement with N. Korea
[Yonhap]
Rare North Korea meet delayed due to leader’s health – report
[Reuters]
Two Koreas agree to hold family reunion talks Friday
[Korea Times]
S. Korean final report reaffirms DPRK’s culpability in sinking warship
[Xinhua]
SKorea to send rice, other aid to flood-hit NKorea
[AP]
Middlesbrough Ladies set to tour North Korea
[USA Today]
China
‘Direct line’ to government draws Chinese netizens
[BBC]
First Chinese female judge sworn in at ICJ
[Xinhua]
Japan
Japan frees Chinese fishing crew
[BBC]
Japan foreign minister apologizes to US POWs
[AP]
Japan PM and rival prepare for party showdown
[AFP]

South/Central Asia
Nato urged to allow partition of Afghanistan
[Telegraph]
At least 13 killed in Kashmir protests
[Dawn]

Middle East
Saudi Arms Deal Advances
[WSJ]
Israel Bends Slightly on Settlement Building
[NYT]
Erdogan claims victory in Turkey referendum
[FT]
Iran bail decision on American stirs backlash
[AP]
U.N. nuclear body and Iran clash over barred inspectors
[Reuters]
‘Rampant abuse in Iraq jails’
[Al Jazeera]

Africa
Zimbabwe court frees on bail US health workers
[AP]
Commission of Africa Hits Out Over Trade Talks, Calls for Billions in Aid
[All Africa]
Guinea suspends run-off campaigning after clashes
[BBC]

Europe
Russia denies Georgian claims of ethnic cleansing
[AP]
New UN drugs czar takes office
[AP]
UK
UK officials won’t meet US Lockerbie investigators
[AP]
Government accused of ‘abuse of power’ after cancelling 2011 Queen’s speech
[Guardian]
British unions back coordinated strikes against cuts
[AFP]
Phil Woolas campaign ‘sought to make white folk angry’
[BBC]

Americas/Domestic
On 200th birthday, Mexico battered but not broken
[AP]
Fate of tax cuts is key issue as Congress returns
[WaPo]
In Del., GOP comes out swinging against tea party
[WaPo]
Imam Rauf ‘exploring options’ over NY Islamic centre
[BBC]
Opinion: Post-9/11, we’re safer than we think [WaPo]
Immigration overhaul could leave gay couples out
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 08.30.10

August 30, 2010

Phew! After flying to Boston on a few hours notice to see former President Jimmy Carter return AmCit Mr. Gomes to his family, I’m back from the state of Massachusetts (and also New Hampshire and Maine along the way…) with your daily news brief!

Daily International News
August 30, 2010

International
UN climate body ‘needs reforms’, review recommends
[BBC]

Northeast Asia
North Korea
North Korea ‘hopes for early nuclear talks restart’
[BBC]
Pyongyang’s New Leader for the Old Guard
[WSJ]
N.Korea accuses S.Korea of blocking access to Twitter
[AFP]
Chinese state TV confirms visit by NKorea’s Kim
[AP]

China
China Fortifies State Businesses to Fuel Growth
[NYT]
Will Chinese Mining Venture Bring Wealth or Heartbreak to Afghanistan?
[Politics Daily]
China media: Police accidentally killed Tibetan
[AP]
Op-ed: China’s economic model isn’t the answer for the U.S. [WaPo]
Op-ed from 08.29: Brazil, India and China — not quite superpowers yet [WaPo]

Japan
Japan’s Ozawa may drop from ruling party race – report
[Reuters]
World stocks up after Bank of Japan eases policy
[AP]

Southeast Asia
Myanmar parties complain election fee too high
[AP]
From 08.29 Top brass in Burma resign to run in poll [Bangkok Post]
Indonesia volcano erupts again after long dormancy
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Afghan district chief killed in strike on compound
[AP]
India BlackBerry ban averted for 60 more days
[AP]
Flood spares historic town Thatta as waters recede
[DAWN]

Middle East
What can Obama say about Iraq?
[FP]
Israel rabbi calls for ‘plague’ on Mahmoud Abbas
[BBC]
From 08.29 Abbas: No peace talks with settlement building [AP]
From 08.29 Jordanian King Faces Backlash Over Role in the Peace Process [Medialine]
From 08.29 U.S. Commander Fears Political Stalemate in Iraq [NYT]
Dissident breaks with Egypt opposition on election
[AP]
Iran media call French first lady ‘prostitute’
[AP]

Africa
South Africa’s Zuma tells ministers to end strike
[BBC]
From 08.29 Obama administration intensifies efforts in Sudan [WaPo]

Europe/UK
First pictures of David Cameron’s new daughter released
[BBC]
Mandelson fears Labour U-turn ‘electoral cul-de-sac’
[BBC]
Superbug hits baby ward at University College Hospital
[BBC]
Gunman kills 6, wounds 9 in Slovakia
[AP]
Anger at German banker’s comments on Jews, Muslims
[AFP]

Americas/Domestic
Drilling to reach Chilean miners to begin
[CNN]
Economy Puts Democrats’ Senate Majority in Play: Albert R. Hunt
[Bloomberg]
Investors braced for week of key data
[FT]
Bernanke Faces Skepticism on Monetary-Policy Tools
[Bloomberg]
Muslims see Tennessee mosque fire as sign of hate
[Tennessean]
Beck Says Rally Illustrated Unhappiness With State of Nation
[Bloomberg]
Obama says not worried by Muslim “rumors”
[Reuters]
A Katrina Photographer Returns to New Orleans
[TIME]
Hurricane Earl lashes Caribbean, threatens US
[AP]

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Daily International News 08.23.10

August 23, 2010

Daily International News
August 23, 2010

Northeast Asia
Japan execution chamber opening could spark debate
[Reuters]
Pressed to Act, Bank of Japan Sees Few Ways to Lift Demand
[NYT]
From 08.21 Japan and India in nuclear co-operation talks [BBC]
North Korean Reformer’s Return Fuels Speculation
[NYT]

Official: Seoul not considering food aid to NKorea
[AP]
N.Korea develops camouflage tactics
[AFP]
Mass Evacuations From Floods Along China-North Korea Border
[VOA]
China may drop death penalty for economic crimes
[BBC]

China’s top political advisor urges Xinjiang people to fight against extremism, separatism, terrorism
[Xinhua]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Thailand to resume diplomatic ties with Cambodia
[BBC]

Indonesia presidential term limits challenged
[BBC]
Australia election: Talks start after hung vote
[BBC]
Philippines bus hostage crisis ends with 7 dead
[AP]

Central/South Asia
Militants break out of Tajik jail
[BBC]
Air base expansion plans reflect long-term investment in Afghanistan
[WaPo]

Four U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan
[WaPo]
Karzai says he intervened to secure release of imprisoned aide
[WaPo]
Pakistan to seek IMF help for flood-battered economy
[Reuters]

3 bombs kill 36 in northwest Pakistan
[AP]

Middle East
Netanyahu: Peace ‘Difficult But Possible’
[Bloomberg]
Palestinians: No talks if settlement freeze ends
[AP]
Iran begins loading fuel at its Bushehr nuclear reactor
[Guardian]

Iran’s President Unveils New Long-Range Drone Aircraft
[NYT]
3 suspended from Iran judiciary over prison deaths
[AP]
Lebanese aid ship delays Gaza blockade-busting trip
[BBC]

Africa
Over a quarter of Somalis still need aid: UN’s FAO
[Reuters]
Rebel LRA attacks in south Sudan ‘on the increase’
[BBC]
S.Africa deploys soldiers to hospitals during strike
[AFP]

Europe
Spain says two al Qaeda hostages freed
[Reuters]
Eurozone growth loses some momentum
[FT]
Turkish fiscal rule reform delay raises concerns -S&P
[Reuters]
German man faces terrorism charges in US plot
[AP]

Americas
Chile secures lifeline to trapped miners
[Reuters]
From 08.22 Venezuela, More Deadly Than Iraq, Wonders Why [NYT]

From 08.22 Wyclef Jean Says He’ll Challenge Election Ruling [NYT]

Domestic
Proliferation of old-style coal plants increases despite public outcry
[WaPo]
Far from Ground Zero, other plans for mosques run into vehement opposition
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 08.19.10

August 19, 2010

Daily International News
August 19, 2010

Northeast Asia
China
Several dead in China explosion
[Al Jazeera]

China: Mechanical failures to blame for North Korean plane crash
[CNN]
Letter from Europe: Building Up Connections With China
[NYT]
From 08/18 S Korean treasuries sought by China [FT]
From 08/18 U.S. says SE Asia concerned by China assertiveness [Reuters]

Foxconn to hire more workers in China
[BBC]

Koreas/Japan
North Korea Confirms Detention of South Korean Boat
[NYT]

North Korea Twitter account banned in South Korea
[Guardian]
Japan’s Ozawa may challenge PM in party vote – report
[Reuters]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Myanmar lays down tough rules for upcoming polls
[AP]

Australia judge orders witness to remove niqab in court
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Clinton to announce new aid to Pakistan Thursday
[FP]

Indian, Pakistani troops clash on Kashmir border
[CNN]
Delhi Games boycott call by Dawn Fraser rejected
[BBC]
Afghanistan Focus Of Obama Summits With EU, NATO
[Defense News]
From 08/18 Taliban prison said found in Afghanistan, 27 freed [Reuters]

Middle East
Hezbollah hands over ex-PM murder ‘evidence’
[BBC] and Lebanese doubt Hariri tribunal will deliver justice [Reuters]

Israel/Palestine
US ‘ready’ to unveil Middle East talks plan
[BBC]

Israeli Settlements Said to Delay Start of Direct Peace Talks
[Bloomberg]
Al Qaeda Plans for Israel War
[Daily Beast]
Report Criticizes Gaza Restrictions
[NYT]

Iran/Iraq
Khamenei: Iran won’t talk with U.S. in current climate
[Reuters]

Germany: 2 men charged over Iran arms embargo
[AP]
Goodbye Iraq: Last US combat brigade heads home
[AP]

Iraq war was illegal, repeats Clegg
[Indie]

Africa
Violence erupts during South Africa strike
[AP]
Lockerbie bomber: 500 youths to celebrate first anniversary of Megrahi’s release
[Telegraph]

Kenya accused of illegal World Cup bomb extraditions
[BBC]
Mandela charity’s ex-chief cuts ties over diamonds
[AP]
Food supplies most at risk in Afghanistan, Africa
[Reuters]

Europe
Continent
From 08/18 A Mission to Modernize Germany’s Armed Forces [NYT]

France begins deporting Roma Gypsies
[BBC]
Rampaging bull injures 40 in Spanish arena
[BBC]

UK
Britain’s David Cameron seeks smaller government, more citizen involvement
[WaPo]
Ditch the queen: UK public’s wild ideas for cuts
[AP]

Russia/Former Soviet States
Moscow on Alert After Pyatigorsk Blast
[Moscow Times]
Moscow to ban vodka sales after 10pm
[Telegraph]
Russia to beef up military presence in former Soviet space
[Telegraph]

All cafes ordered shut in Chechnya during Ramadan
[Reuters]

Americas
Mexican mayor found dead 3 days after kidnapping
[AP]
US National Guard troops deployed at Mexico border
[BBC]

Venezuelan Brokerages Banned from Bond Markets
[LAHT]

Domestic
Gov. Paterson: New spot for mosque would be ‘magic moment’ in history
[NYDN]
TIME Poll: Majority Opposes Mosque, Many Distrust Muslims
[TIME]
Poll shows more Americans think Obama is a Muslim
[WaPo]
Intel to Acquire McAfee, Moving Into Online Security
[NYT]