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Daily International News 10.12.11

October 12, 2011

After a wonderful week in Istanbul, I am back! Enjoy the news…

Daily International News
October 12, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan to decide on joining Pacific trade pact
[AP]
Koreas
Opposition leader calls for reconciliation with N. Korea
[Yonhap]
China to send 20 defectors back to N. Korea: report
[Kyodo]
China/Taiwan
Russia’s Putin holds talks with China’s Hu
[AFP]
Taiwan, China to sign nuclear safety pact
[Kyodo]
Lawmakers Pass Bill Targeting China Yuan Policy
[WSJ]
China calls for firm opposition to U.S. legislation scapegoating yuan policy
[Xinhua]
H.K. leader anticipates 2nd global recession
[Kyodo]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
China and Vietnam Move to Reduce Tensions in South China Sea
[NYT]
Myanmar releases dissidents, keeps many locked up
[AP]
Press conference of “The Lady” held at Busan Int’l Film Festival
[Xinhua]
Philippines unveils $1.6 billion stimulus package
[AP]
Thai floods: Roads turn to rivers in hard-hit city
[AP]
Captain in NZ ship wreck crisis charged
[Al Jazeera]
Australia’s Lower House Narrowly Passes Carbon Tax
[NYT]

South/Central Asia
U.S. open to Afghan peace deal including Haqqani
[Reuters]
Situation in Pakistan to remain volatile: Panetta
[Pakistan Tribune]
Tiny kingdom of Bhutan prepares for royal wedding
[AP] 
India encephalitis outbreak kills 400, mainly children
[BBC]

Middle East
Hamas and Israel confirm prisoner swap
[Al Jazeera]
US aims to punish Iran for Saudi envoy plot
[AP]
Tens of thousands rally to support Assad in Damascus
[Reuters]
Insurgents Attack Security Forces Across Baghdad
[NYT]

Africa
A Top Egyptian Minister Quits in Protest Over Killings
[NYT]
Gaddafi loyalists in two small pockets of Sirte
[Reuters]
Al Qaeda’s Zawahri calls on Algerians to revolt
[Reuters]
Vote counting under way in Liberia’s election
[Al Jazeera]
Uganda MPs block oil deals after corruption claims
[BBC]

Europe
Berlusconi seeks confidence vote to save coalition
[Reuters]
UK unemployment total reaches 17-year high
[BBC]
BlackBerry problems hit four continents
[Reuters]
EU calls on banks to increase capital buffers
[AP]
EU Pins Hopes on Second Slovak Vote This Week
[Der Spiegel]
Greek tax inspectors declare strike as austerity protests spread
[Reuters]
Diary shows Germans could have known of Nazi horrors
[Reuters]

Americas/Domestic
Hurricane Jova lashes Mexican resorts, villages
[AP]
Trial of ‘underwear’ bomber begins in US
[Al Jazeera]
Hillary Clinton: Don’t cut my budget
[POLITICO]
President’s Jobs Measure Is Turned Back in Key Senate Test
[NYT]
Mitt Romney solidifies his front-runner status in Republican debate
[WaPo]
Cain ‘9-9-9’ Tax Plan Captures Debate Spotlight
[Bloomberg]
Michael Jackson did not cause own death, says doctor
[BBC]

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Daily International News 09.12.11

September 12, 2011

Daily International News
September 12, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan marks 6 months since earthquake, tsunami
[Mainichi]
Edano named Japan’s new trade minister
[AP]
Civic Paralysis Seizes Tsunami-Stricken Town Still in Shambles
[NYT]
Koreas
UN nuke agency meets on Iran, Syria, NKorea, Japan
[AP]
WFP captures heartbreak of North Korean hunger
[CNN]
S. Korea to ask foreign countries not to invest in Mt. Geumgang
[Korea Times]
S. Korean maestro leaves for Pyongyang on music projects
[Yonhap]
China
Secret Bid to Arm Qaddafi Sheds Light on Tensions in China Government
[NYT]
China trade figures highlight global divide
[FT]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
US envoy meets Myanmar’s Suu Kyi
[Kyodo]
Report: Myanmar to proceed with controversial dam
[AP]
Troops sent after deadly clashes in Indonesia’s Ambon
[BBC]
Australian PM stands by asylum swap plan
[Al Jazeera]

South/Central Asia
Abducted US nationals freed in Pakistan
[The Express Tribune]
UN pledges aid for Pakistan flood victims
[Al Jazeera]
NATO: 77 U.S. troops injured after Taliban hit Afghan coalition base
[CNN]
Minister-Counselor to Karzai: Afghan Concerns over U.S. Staying Power
[CFR]
India’s industrial output growth slowest since ’09
[AFP]

Middle East
Erdogan due in Egypt for ‘Arab Spring’ tour
[Al Jazeera]
Egypt activists condemn revival of emergency law
[Reuters]
Palestinians See a Friendly UN for Statehood, Unswayed by U.S.
[Bloomberg]
Syrian opposition to unveil national council in few days
[Xinhua]
Russia resists Syria sanctions, U.N. says 2,600 dead
[Reuters]
Gulf states condemn Syria ‘killing machine’
[Al Jazeera]
Israel Reels Over Rifts With Allies
[WSJ]
Egypt, Israel seek normality after embassy storming
[Reuters]

Africa
Raid on Egyptian Al Jazeera Affiliate Seen as Part of a Broader Crackdown
[NYT]
One of Qaddafi’s Sons Flees to Niger as New Leaders Focus on Next Steps
[NYT]
Somali troops retake town after rebel raid
[Reuters]
Somali Gunmen Attack British Tourists in Kenya
[NYT]
Kenya fire: Nairobi pipeline blaze ‘kills 100’
[BBC]
S Africa’s Malema found guilty of hate speech
[Al Jazeera]

Europe
Putin meets with Cameron in first meeting with UK in four years
[AP]
Explosion at French nuclear site of Marcoule
[BBC]
4 terror suspects arrested in Sweden
[CNN]
Germany’s euro question
[Economist]
Europe’s Markets Slump
[WSJ]

Americas
Richardson rebuffed in effort to free Alan Gross
[WaPo]
Polls close in Guatemalan presidential election
[CNN]
Mexico rescues seven oil workers drifting on life raft
[BBC]

Domestic
Global Memorials of 9/11, Tinged With Weariness
[NYT]
America Mourns Sept 11 Dead With Somber Ceremonies
[TPM]
Obama to Send Congress $447B Jobs Package
[Bloomberg]
Woodward: In Cheney’s memoir, it’s clear Iraq’s lessons didn’t sink in
[WaPo]
6 things to watch in Monday’s debate
[POLITICO]
Perry vs. Romney vs. Huntsman on jobs
[WaPo]
Tim Pawlenty Endorses Mitt Romney, Joins Campaign As Co-Chair
[TPM]
Democrats Could Lose Anthony Weiner’s Seat Tuesday
[TPM]

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Daily International News 08.18.11

August 18, 2011

Daily International News
August 18, 2011

Coverage of Biden China Trip
Cooperation is Emphasized as Biden Opens Talks in China
[NYT]
Biden in China says relations key to global economy
[WaPo]
Biden: US-China relations crucial to economic stability
[BBC]
China, U.S. seek to boost confidence as Biden visits
[Reuters]
Biden visit to China sees sides coming together
[AP]
China, U.S. underline cooperation, trust remains key
[Xinhua]

Northeast Asia
Japan
Nuclear safety agency advised Niigata gov’t not to hold joint quake, nuke disaster drill
[Mainichi]
US envoy: Tokyo didn’t take charge when crisis hit
[AP]
Maher regrets State didn’t challenge Kyodo report
[Mainichi]
Japan exports fall for 5th straight month in July
[AP]
Koreas
North Korea Sends Academics to Study Business in Canada
[VOA]
N. Korean leader enjoys yacht holiday: report [AFP]
S. Korea, Russia to hold new round of talks on gas pipeline
[Yonhap]
Red Cross: 2 North Korean drifters repatriated
[AP]
North Korea ‘art smugglers’ charged in South Korea
[BBC]
China
China’s stealth fighter J-20 shows flexibility in test flight
[Xinhua]
Vice Premier urges defense industry to enhance innovation capacities
[Xinhua]
New freighter service route launched linking China, Russia, Japan
[Xinhua]
China’s newly rich are flaunting wealth — and giving Communist rulers a headache
[WaPo]
Coca Cola plans $4 billion investment in China
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Burma papers end daily criticism of foreign media
[BBC]
Suu Kyi invited to government-sponsored forum on economic reform
[Kyodo]
Philippine president to visit China Aug. 30 to mend diplomatic rift
[Kyodo]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan police release sketch of U.S. man’s suspected captor
[Reuters]
At least 39 killed in new Karachi violence
[Reuters]
Afghan Insurgents Step Up Deadly Attacks on Civilians
[NYT]
Indian activist to launch public fast as government relents
[Reuters]

Middle East
Obama calls on Syria’s Assad to step down
[Al Jazeera]
Syria’s Assad says military stops, shooting reported
[Reuters]
Turkish military attacks PKK rebels in Iraq
[Reuters]
Lebanon urged to arrest Hariri suspects
[Al Jazeera]
Gunmen kill six in Israel in attack near Egypt border
[Reuters]

Africa
Libyan rebels seize western oil refinery
[Reuters]
Algeria “not immune to Arab spring revolt”
[Reuters]
UN calls for ‘scaled-up’ Somalia aid effort
[Al Jazeera]

Europe
French Media Reveals Details Behind Lagarde Inquiry
[Reuters]
Spanish protests over cost of Pope’s visit
[Al Jazeera]
Messi fires Barcelona to Super Cup win
[Al Jazeera]
New Hacking Arrest: Hollywood Reporter for British Tabloid
[NYT]
Dublin Catholics face levy as church faces bankruptcy
[Guardian]

Americas
Oil sheen in Gulf, source unknown
[AP]
Peru suspends coca eradication programme
[Al Jazeera]
Mexican drug traffickers taunt police
[Al Jazeera]

Domestic
U.S. Stocks Drop Sharply, Following Europe
[NYT]
Obama to issue new proposals on job creation, debt reduction
[WaPo]
Obama’s Economic Numbers: Down, Down, and Up
[TPM]
U.S. Inquiry Is Said to Focus on S.&P. Ratings
[NYT]
Veepstakes speculation heats up
[POLITICO]
Christine O’Donnell walks off Piers Morgan show
[Guardian]
Foreign Students in Work Visa Program Stage Walkout at Plant
[NYT]

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Daily International news 08.15.11

August 15, 2011

Daily International News
August 15, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan marks World War II surrender anniversary
[AP]
Japan grants visa to fugitive ex-Thai PM Thaksin
[Reuters]
Japan economy contracts for third straight quarter
[AP]
Koreas
N. Korea marks 66th anniversary of liberation from Japan rule
[Kyodo]
SKorean president calls for cooperation with North
[AP]
Dutchman returns home after detention in N. Korea: media report
[Yonhap]
S. Korea to deploy sub-killer torpedoes: report
[Kyodo]
China
Pakistan lets China see US helicopter
[FT]
Tibetan monk sets himself on fire in China
[BBC]
The South China Sea Is the Future of Conflict
[FP]
Locke Tells China U.S Pledged to Getting ‘Fiscal House in Order’
[Bloomberg]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Suu Kyi in first political trip beyond Yangon
[Al Jazeera]
Philippines Maguindanao governor survives bomb
[BBC]
Indonesia Ahmadiyah attack: Outrage over victim jailing
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Gilani says Pakistan wants friendly relations with India
[Indian Express]
U.S. consulate in India apologizes for diplomat’s gaffe
[POLITICO]
India PM: ‘Hunger strikes will not help fight graft’
[BBC]
Nepalese Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal resigns
[BBC]
Tajikistan trial for BBC reporter Urunboy Usmonov
[BBC]

Middle East
Syrian forces ‘shell Latakia’ for third day
[Al Jazeera]
More than 70 killed in attacks across Iraq
[WaPo] 
Turkish general in court on Sledgehammer ‘plot’ charges
[BBC]
Israel to build 277 homes in Ariel settlement in West Bank
[Reuters]

Africa
Egypt judge postpones Mubarak hearing to September 5
[Reuters]
Libya’s Security Chief Arrives in Cairo
[NYT]
Gaddafi defiant, rebels poised to strangle capital
[Reuters]
New flood of migrants flees Libya as Gadhafi promises ‘martyr blood’
[Deutsche Welle]
Tunisia police use tear gas to disperse protest
[Reuters]
Morocco pencils in November date for early election
[Reuters]
AP: Mogadishu food aid stolen; UN investigating
[AP]
UN urges probe into alleged Sudan war crimes
[AP]

Europe
Breivik reconstructs attack for Norway police
[Al Jazeera]
Russia foiled militant attack on bullet train-report [Reuters]
Europe Pressures Merkel to Accept Euro Bonds
[Der Spiegel]
Cameron: Riot-hit UK must reverse `moral collapse’
[AP]
UK: 100s of tons of oil leaked in North Sea spill
[AP]

Americas
Landslide victory for Kirchner with more votes than her main rivals together
[MercoPress]
Bickering U.S. sees Canada-Colombia deal take force
[Reuters]
Elite troops take sides in Mexican drugs wars
[Al Jazeera]
Cuba gay man and transgender woman marry
[BBC]

Domestic
Republican race snaps into focus with unlikely top tier of Romney, Bachmann, Perry
[WaPo]
Rick Perry makes first campaign outing
[POLITICO]
Ed Rendell: Hillary Clinton can’t resist White House run
[NY Post]
Obama Presses Economic Agenda in Midwest
[Bloomberg]
Geithner, Bernanke have little in arsenal to fight new crisis
[WaPo]
U.S. Stocks Open With Strong Gains
[NYT]
Google to Buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion
[NYT]
Five dead in stage collapse at Indiana State Fair
[BBC]
Rembrandt drawing stolen from hotel
[BBC]

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Daily International News 08.12.11

August 12, 2011

Daily International News
August 12, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Giant tent to go up over Japan nuclear reactor
[AP]
Candles flicker, mourners drum for dead in Japan tsunami town
[Reuters]
Koreas
Lee says there is path to break impasse with N. Korea
[Yonhap]
SKorea returns 7 NKoreans whose boats drifted
[AP]
S. Korean FM calls on DPRK to halt all nuclear activities
[Xinhua]
China
China train crash: Design flaws to blame – safety chief
[BBC]
Chinese activist Wang Lihong on trial as crackdown continues
[AP]
Tibetan monks leery of China-backed Panchen lama’s visit
[AP]
China launches communications satellite for Pakistan: report
[Kyodo]
China parking row sparks clashes in Qianxi, Guizhou
[BBC]
USS Ronald Reagan Aircraft Carrier arrives in HK for port visit
[Xinhua]
Chinese authorities find 22 fake Apple stores [BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi to have talks with government
[BBC]
Myanmar government urges Suu Kyi to register party
[AP]
Thai PM Yingluck to press ahead with populist policies
[Reuters]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan court hands rare death penalty to soldier for civilian killing
[Al Arabiya]
India states ban film on low-caste quotas in education
[BBC]

Middle East
U.S. May Call for Syria’s Assad to Step Down Amid Violence, Official Says
[Bloomberg]
Syrian security forces ‘fire’ at protesters
[Al Jazeera]
Mass rallies in Yemen demand president step down
[AP]

Africa
Libyan rebels capture parts of Brega
[Al Jazeera]
Protesters overrun Libyan embassy in Sweden
[Al Jazeera]
UN says cholera epidemic in Somalia
[AP]
Famine squeezes life out of southern Somalia
[Reuters]
Tunisia ex-security chief acquitted over Ben Ali escape
[BBC]
South Africa unveils universal health care scheme
[BBC]

Europe
London police say nearly 600 charged over riots
[AP]
Riots: Arrest over death of Richard Mannington Bowes
[BBC]
Officers stabbed in Darlington street attack
[BBC]
British Police Reject Criticism on Response to Riots
[NYT]
Norway names commission to judge attack response
[Reuters]
Appeals court turns Tymoshenko down
[AP]
European markets swing higher in afternoon trading
[BBC]

Americas/Domestic
Chile’s protesters get lecture from leader
[Al Jazeera]
‘Supercommittee’ members: Experience required
[WaPo]
Pawlenty, Bachmann spar early, often in GOP debate
[WaPo]
Fact checking the GOP debate in Iowa
[WaPo]
Next up for Mitt Romney is Rick Perry
[POLITICO]
Pentagon loses contact with hypersonic plane
[Al Jazeera] 
Obama to meet with CEOs Friday on economy – source
[Reuters]

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Daily International News 07.19.11

July 19, 2011

Daily International News
July 19, 2011

ASEAN Regional Forum
Clinton with no plans to meet N. Korean FM in Bali: State Dept.
[Yonhap]
Asian ministers discuss South China Sea, security
[AP]
ASEAN Ministers Urged to Pursue Early Agreement on China Sea
[VOA]

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan bans Fukushima beef shipments
[BBC]

Japan’s crippled nuclear plant reaches stability
[AP]
Typhoon Ma-On hits Japan
[Al Jazeera]
Koreas
Ruling party leader sees little progress in resumption of inter-Korean talks
[Yonhap]
EU seeks nuke-free N. Korea with better human rights record
[Kyodo]
S. Korea expected to approve civilian flour aid for N. Koreans
[Yonhap]
North Korea fakes news photo again
[Korea Herald]
S. Korean premier expresses ‘deep regret’ on islet flap with Japan
[Kyodo]
China/Taiwan
Xinjiang police attack was terrorism, China says
[BBC] and Several rioters gunned down in Xinjiang police station attack [Xinhua]

China protests planned Philippine trip to Spratlys
[AP]
China’s Xi vows to speed up Tibet’s development while fighting separatism
[Xinhua]
Taiwan under threat of 1,400 Chinese missiles: report
[Kyodo]
China executes corrupt Hangzhou and Suzhou officials
[BBC]
China’s online population rises to 485 million
[AP]
Baidu signs deal with music labels
[BBC]

Southeast Asia
Myanmar’s Suu Kyi leads memorial march for father
[AP]
Myanmar marks 64th anniversary of Martyr’s Day, Suu Kyi attends
[Kyodo]
9 feared dead after helicopter crash on Thai-Myanmar border
[Kyodo]
Philippines extrajudicial killings continue, says HRW
[BBC]
Malaysian ‘teapot cult’ woman loses Islam legal bid
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Clinton in India for Talks on Regional Security, Nuclear Trade
[Bloomberg]
Clinton pushes India on nuclear law, market access
[Reuters]
US will press Pak as ‘hard’ as possible on terror: Hillary Clinton
[Times of India]
Pakistan gets 1st woman foreign minister
[Kyodo]
NATO gives security to Afghans in eastern capital
[AP]

Middle East
10 reported killed in Syrian shooting at funeral
[AP]
Syria faces tougher sanctions from EU
[Al Jazeera]
Iran says it is installing ‘better’ nuclear centrifuges
[BBC]

Israeli navy seizes Gaza-bound yacht
[Reuters]

Africa
Egypt cabinet to be sworn in on PM’s return – sources
[Reuters]
US and Libya in face-to-face talks
[Guardian]

Leaked report hints at Sudan war crimes
[Al Jazeera]
Size of crisis slows Somalia relief efforts
[Al Jazeera]
Guinean president escapes assassination bid at home
[Reuters]
Gbagbo loyalists ‘no longer a threat’ in Ivory Coast
[AFP]

Europe
Murdochs promise day of political theatre
[FT]
News Corp. Said to Consider Elevating Chase Carey to CEO
[Bloomberg]
Sean Hoare death: postmortem being held on hacking whistleblower
[Guardian]
European policymakers struggle for united front to save Greece
[Guardian]
Ivo Sanader, Croatia’s ex-PM, extradited from Austria
[BBC]
Swiss trial opens for 3 accused eco-terrorists
[AP]
Strauss-Kahn daughter questioned in French probe
[AP]
Cyprus president asks minister to stay on as coalition falters
[Reuters]
Pope accepts archbishop’s resignation due to sex scandal
[AP]

Americas
Chile’s President Pinera changes team after protests
[BBC]
Chavez to run in 2012 poll, says Venezuela minister
[BBC]

Domestic
Clinton Exclusive: I would use 14th amendment to raise debt ceiling
[National Memo]

Debt Deal Search Intensifies
[WSJ]
GOP split over McConnell plan
[POLITICO]
‘Cut, cap and balance’ unlikely to end debt ceiling struggle
[CNN]
The scramble for South Carolina
[POLITICO]
Cain: Romney’s religion a bar to GOP nod
[TWT]
Sen. Chuck Schumer tries reviving immigration bill
[POLITICO]
Warren mulls run against Scott Brown
[The Hill]
Atlantis shuttle undocks from space station
[BBC]
Yao set to retire from basketball Wednesday
[AP]

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Daily International News 07.08.11

July 8, 2011

Daily International News
July 8, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan Prime Minister Naoto Kan sorry for nuclear mix-up
[BBC]
Japan’s nuclear industry credibility crumbles amid email scandal
[Reuters]
Koreas
North Koreans pay respects to late President Kim
[AP]
Parties agree to pursue single inter-Korean team for Olympics
[Korea Times]
NKorean Bootlegging: For the Love of Money
[FP]
China
China, Philippines agree not to let maritime disputes affect relations
[Xinhua]
China state media dismiss reports of Jiang’s death
[AP]
Xinjiang Riots Anniversary: Continued Suppression of Uighurs
[NTDTV]
Outspoken China author leaves homeland for Germany
[AP]
China orders offshore oil risks review after spill
[AP]
Nepalese bureaucrat fights for Tibetans’ rights
[The National]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Malaysia rally: Kuala Lumpur ‘to be locked down’
[BBC]
Bigger crowd greets vacationing Suu Kyi in Myanmar
[AP]
Thai PM-in-waiting denies plan to visit Thaksin to discuss lineup
[Xinhua]

South/Central Asia
Karachi violence, over 90 dead: Live updates
[Pakistan Tribune]
Pakistan slams US admiral’s allegation that it sanctioned journalist’s killing
[WaPo]
AP Interview: Al-Qaida still haunts terror chief
[AP]

Middle East
Syria condemns US ambassador’s visit to Hama
[Al Jazeera]
U.S., French envoys in Syria’s Hama for protests
[Reuters]
Syrians take to the streets as regime lashes at US
[AP]
Saleh appears on Yemen TV, bandaged and burnt
[The National]
Mullen accuses Iran of arming anti-U.S. forces in Iraq
[McClatchy]
Israel must apologise to normalise ties – Turk PM
[Reuters]
200 activists blocked from Israel flights: police
[Reuters]

Africa
Egyptians protest, demand justice after Mubarak
[AP]
Libyan rebels set for renewed push to Tripoli
[Reuters]
Senior Rebel Is Doubtful Qaddafi Can Be Routed
[NYT]
South Sudan counts down to independence
[BBC]
7,000 UN troops and 900 police for South Sudan
[AP]
Many ‘dying en route’ while fleeing Somalia drought
[AFP]

Europe
Ex-Cameron aide arrested in UK hacking scandal
[AP]
Strauss-Kahn faces investigation into writer’s attempted rape claims
[Guardian]
Berlusconi says he will not seek new term
[Reuters]
APNewsBreak: Visa again blocks funds for WikiLeaks
[AP]
Norway police seek to charge 3 over bomb plot – report
[Reuters]
Bosnians march in memory of Srebrenica massacre
[AP]
Georgia, Looking for Spies, Arrests Photographers
[NYT]

Americas
Honduras Truth Commission rules Zelaya removal was coup
[BBC]
US and Mexico end cross-border trucking dispute
[BBC]
Argentine economy, “a frying pan with boiling oil” says IMF top official
[MercoPress]

Domestic
Karmapa lama to travel to Washington DC
[Telegraph]
House presses ahead to complete $649B defense bill
[AP]
Unemployment rose to 9.2 percent as hiring stalls
[AP]
On gay marriage, President Obama must say ‘I do’
[POLITICO]
Father Discussed Adoption for Obama, Records Show
[NYT]
Talk of U.S. Social Security Cuts Meets Bipartisan Opposition in Congress
[Bloomberg]
Debt talks turn to tax reform
[POLITICO]
Obama Summons Lawmakers for ‘Hard Bargaining’
[Bloomberg]
Texas executes Mexican despite White House plea
[AP]
Failure in Iowa Straw Poll May Doom Pawlenty’s 2012 Presidential Effort
[Bloomberg]
Shuttle Atlantis launch forecast remains gloomy
[BBC]
Suspect in U.S. shootings commits suicide
[Reuters]