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Daily International News 03.14.11

March 14, 2011

Daily International News
March 14, 2011

Northeast Asia
US pulls ships, aircraft from Japan nuke plant
[AP]
Japan Battles Nuclear Meltdown as Millions Without Power, Water
[Bloomberg]
Second Explosion at Reactor as Technicians Try to Contain Damage
[NYT]
Japan earthquake, tsunami death toll likely above 10,000; survivors worry about supplies
[WaPo]
Quake Moves Japan Closer to U.S. and Alters Earth’s Spin
[NYT]
BOJ pumps $183bn to calm markets as stocks tumble
[BBC]
China rules out faster yuan rise despite soaring prices
[BBC]
Chinese premier calls for political reform
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Thailand: More ‘red-shirts’ released ahead of elections
[BBC]
Tear gas used on Christmas Island asylum protesters
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan court dodges decision on CIA contractor’s immunity
[Reuters]
Suicide attack on Afghan army centre kills at least 37
[Reuters]
Indian navy captures 61 pirates in Arabian Sea
[AP]

Middle East
Saudi sends troops, Bahrain Shi’ites call it “war”
[Reuters]
Israel to expand West Bank settlements in response to settler slayings
[WaPo]
Violent protests across Yemen, 3 soldiers dead
[Reuters]

Africa
Clinton Trip Boosts Egypt, Tunisia Democracy While Libya Waits
[Bloomberg]
France steps up efforts for Libya no-fly zone
[Reuters]
Libya gains control of more rebel territory
[WaPo]
Fighting breaks out in Ivory Coast Gbagbo stronghold
[Reuters]

Europe
Ruling Party Is Accused of Fraud in Russian Vote
[NYT]
Swiss suspend plans for new nuclear plants
[AP]

Domestic
Obama to Reiterate Call to Overhaul Bush-Era Education Law
[Bloomberg]
President Obama: We must seek agreement on gun reforms
[Arizona Star]
Who would lead the Democratic National Committee?
[WaPo]
‘Palin’s becoming Al Sharpton, Alaska edition’
[POLITICO]
Obama Owns The Treatment Of Manning Now [Atlantic]

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Daily International News 01.19.11

January 19, 2011

Daily International News
January 19, 2011

Hu-Obama Summit
Op-ed: Mr. Obama, speak up for human rights in China
[WaPo]
Obama pressured to speak out on China human rights
[Reuters]
Clinton: Building trust with Beijing a must for US
[AP]
The Weekly Standard: Liu Matters, Hu Doesn’t
[NPR]
President Obama to Announce Jointly Funded Center for Nuclear Security in China
[ABC]
Ballmer, Blankfein Invited by Obama to Hu Discussion on Business in China
[Bloomberg]

Northeast Asia
Top Pentagon Asia official, Gregson, to step down
[FP]

China
Report: China largely restores aircraft carrier
[AP]

China’s Internet population rises to 457 million
[AP]
Chinese Firm to Invest in North Korea
[WSJ]

Chinese consumer price inflation ‘down to 4.6%’
[BBC]
Koreas
N. Korea working on uranium enrichment ‘since 1990s’
[AFP]
South Korea seeks longer-range missiles – report
[Reuters]
and Korea, U.S. negotiate revision of pact on missiles [JoongAng]
Kim and Jong-un get beefed up security
[JoongAng]
Defector Offers Insights into N.Korean Arms Buildup
[Chosun]
Japan
Japan wants China leadership on North Korea
[Reuters]
Sugiyama, Japan’s point man on N.Korea to visit China
[Straits Times via AFP]

Donations pour into Okinawa city after gov’t withdraws funds tied to hosting U.S. base
[Mainichi]
Sting meets dolphin advocate, hopes for debate
[AP]

Southeast Asia
Group says survey confirms Myanmar rights abuses
[AP] – a link to the report is here

South/Central Asia
Judges seek delay in opening Afghan parliament
[AP]
Bomb blast kills 20 Afghan civilians in southeast
[Reuters]
Afghan journalist attacked with acid
[AP]
Scandal-hit India PM skirts major cabinet changes
[Reuters]

Middle East
Hariri tribunal: Saudi Arabia quits Lebanon mediation
[BBC]

Powers to press defiant Iran in nuclear row
[Reuters]
Insurgents Renew Attacks on Iraqi Security Troops
[NYT]
Lebanon Shows Shift of Influence in Mideast
[NYT]

Africa
Arab League chief says Tunisia is dire warning
[AP]
Tunisia probes foreign assets of deposed leader
[AP]
AU’s Odinga says Ivory Coast mediation fails
[Reuters]

DR Congo army commander ‘led mass rape’ in Fizi
[BBC]

Europe
Former Swiss banker linked to WikiLeaks goes on trial
[Reuters]
New UK law means queen’s secrets to stay that way
[AP]
UK unemployment total rises further
[BBC]
Ministers seek to answer critics as NHS bill published
[BBC]
Euro MPs adopt cross-border healthcare law
[BBC]
Germany approves anti-dioxin action plan
[Reuters]

Americas
Haiti election officials downplay OAS conclusion
[AP]

From 01/18 Bolivia launches coca leaf diplomatic offensive [BBC]
Deal ends Chile Magallanes gas protest
[BBC]

Domestic
SOTU: State of the Seating Chart
[WaPo]

Lieberman Is Said to Decide Against Seeking Re-Election to Senate in 2012
[Bloomberg]
Sen. Kent Conrad retirement boosts GOP Senate hopes
[Politico]
House Republicans Move to Dismantle Obama’s Health-Care Law
[Bloomberg]
Issa Said to Consider Focusing First Hearing on TARP Inspector’s Report
[Bloomberg]
FBI: Bomb found on MLK march route
[MSNBC]

Parenting by Gays More Common in the South, Census Shows
[NYT]
Goldman Sachs profits down by half on weak debt trading
[BBC]
Apple makes record profits of $6bn in last three months
[BBC]

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Daily International News 10.15.10

October 15, 2010

Daily International News
October 15, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
NKorea threatens to attack SKorea over leaflets [AP]
Iranian Missile Enhancements Appear in N. Korea [Aviation Week]
S. Korea, US begin air defense exercise [Korea Times]
China calls for restraint as U.S., ROK plan military drill [Xinhua]
China
Reform calls mount as China’s Communists meet [AFP]
After peace prize, China targets winner’s friends [AP] and China letter demands peace prize winner’s release [AP]
Norway protests to China over Nobel reaction [Reuters]
China shuts down 1,600 illegal coal mines [AP]
Obama tested on US-China ties with currency report [AP] and Yuan at fresh high ahead of U.S. currency report [Reuters]

Southeast Asia
Myanmar Blames Insurgents for Blast [WSJ via AP]

South/Central Asia
Clinton Suggests Conditions on Pakistan Flood Relief [WSJ]
US missile attack kills 3 in Pakistan tribal area [AP]
Militants attack another convoy in Pakistan [CNN]
Holbrooke: Contacts with Taliban picking up [AP]
Karzai’s brother might be indicted for evading U.S. taxes [WaPo]

Middle East
Arabs may ask UN to recognize Palestinian state [AP]
Israel approves new east Jerusalem homes [AP]
Iranian FM: Ready to resume nuclear talks soon [AP]
In Ahmadinejad’s Visit to Lebanon, the Ruins of the Bush Mideast Doctrine [TIME]
Egypt’s Opposition Splits on Elections Boycott [TIME]

Africa
Robert Mugabe: Zimbabwe unity deal should end next year [BBC]
British security worker kidnapped in Somalia [Guardian]

Europe
US ‘concerned’ over UK defence cuts [FT]
Spending Review: Universities ‘to face £4.2bn cut’ [BBC]
Russia to help Venezuela build nuclear power station [CNN]
Hungary spill plant to restart, villagers return [Reuters]
Joyous Swiss celebrate longest tunnel breakthrough [AP]

Americas
Chile, in Mine Rescue’s Glow, Vows Labor Reform [WSJ]

Domestic
Pentagon to comply with court order to end ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ [WaPo]
For Midterm Voters, War if Off Radar [NYT]
Reid, Angle Spar in Nevada Debate on Economy, Social Security [Bloomberg]
Will Online Voting Turn Election Day into a Debacle? [TIME]
3rd day of testimony begins at Fort Hood hearing [AP]
Bernanke Signals Intent to Further Spur Economy [NYT]
Social Security benefits will remain flat for 2nd straight year, government says [WaPo]

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Daily International News 07.13.10

July 13, 2010

Daily International News
July 13, 2010

Koreas
N.Korea postpones talks with UN Command on warship
[AFP]
ANALYSIS – N.Korea’s call for talks hardly welcome by South, US
[Reuters]
S Korea, U.S. to hold security talks on July 21
[Xinhua]
S.Korea says location of war games undecided
[AFP] and U.S. Ships Could Move to East Sea for Joint Drill [Chosun Ilbo]
S.Korea deploys sentry robot along N.Korea border
[AFP]

Asia-Pacific [non-Korea related]
Japan government signals tax reform
[Reuters]
China urges India to honor Tibet-related commitment
[Xinhua]
China promises tougher action on toxic dairy
[AP]
China seeks to reduce Internet users’ anonymity
[AP]
Chinese Factories Now Compete to Woo Laborers
[NYT]
Fiji’s expulsion of Australia envoy “of grave concern”
[BBC]

AfPak
NATO chief says pullout plans put troops at risk
[Reuters]
Afghan soldier attacks, kills 3 British troops
[AP]
Pakistan orders ‘crackdown’ on militants: police
[AFP]

Middle East
Pakistan Says Iran Scientist in U.S. Fled to Its Embassy
[NYT]
Strikes on Iran becoming more likely
[Wash Times]
Oil smuggling to Iran embarrassment for Iraq
[AP] and Iran’s threat in Iraq on the rise, says US general [AP]
Israeli bulldozers raze 4 east Jerusalem buildings
[AP]
Israel orders Gaza-bound aid ship to Egypt
[AP]

Africa
‘Suicide vest’ found after Uganda World Cup blasts
[BBC]
Deadly Uganda bombings could indicate new roles for al-Qaeda affiliates
[WaPo]
UN: HIV among young people going down in Africa
[AP]

Europe
French lawmakers to approve full veil ban
[AFP]
300 arrested in major anti-crime sweep in Italy
[AP]
French Labor Minister Quits Party Post
[NYT]
82 police injured in Belfast’s 2 nights of riots
[AP]

Domestic
U.S. Detains 12th Person in Russian Spy Probe
[WSJ]
BP Is Set to Test if New Cap Stops Oil
[NYT]
Offshore Drillers See Little Gain in Amended U.S. Ban
[Bloomberg]
U.S. Regulatory Bill Nears Passage as 3 Republicans Add Support
[Bloomberg]
US vows continued pursuit of Roman Polanski
[AP]
US rule could keep Iroquois from lacrosse tourney
[AP]

Americas
Both Frail and Feisty, Fidel Castro Goes on TV
[NYT]
7 Cuban political prisoners arrive in Spain
[AP]
Haiti: Summer storm floods ‘safe’ refugee camp
[AP]

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Daily International News 07.12.10

July 12, 2010

Daily International News
July 12, 2010

Northeast Asia
North Korean officials to hold warship talks with US
[BBC]
Japan PM rules out snap poll after election setback
[BBC]
Hu hails China-Taiwan trade pact
[AP]
China expands anti-corruption law
[BBC]

South/Southeast/Central Asia
Burma splinter democracy group to run in poll
[BBC]
Pakistan death toll soars above 100
[Al Jazeera]
Kashmir parties seek end to weeks of deadly protests
[BBC]
Afghan war unwinnable under Karzai, says rights group
[Reuters]

Middle East
Israel report blames flawed planning for Gaza raid
[AP]
Iran could acquire nuke weapons capability – Medvedev
[Ria Novosti]
Iran halts woman’s stoning ‘for now’
[AFP]
Yemen upholds death sentences in US Embassy attack
[AP]

Africa
Int’l Court charges Sudan president with genocide
[AP]
‘Somali link’ as 74 World Cup fans die in Uganda blasts
[BBC]
Darfur violence kills 221 in June: peacekeepers
[Reuters]

Europe/UK
Huge crowds rally in Spain for Catalan autonomy
[DW]
Sarkozy Will Go on TV During Scandal
[NYT]
3 Britons sentenced in airline bomb plot
[AP]
Orangemen march after Belfast riot; 27 police hurt
[AP]
BP Mulls Selling Billions in Assets
[WSJ] and BP builds defence in takeover threat [Telegraph]
Polanski free, Swiss reject US extradition request
[AP]

Americas/Domestic
BP oil cap makes ‘significant progress’ – Coast Guard
[BBC]
SarahPAC steps into the big leagues
[Politico]
Fidel Castro to appear on Cuban television program
[AP]

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Daily International News 06.11.10

June 11, 2010

Daily International News
June 11, 2010

International
New UN climate text omits deepest 2050 carbon cuts [Reuters]

Northeast Asia
Op-Ed: The Okinawa Question [NYT]
Pyongyang Shifts Rhetoric at Home [WSJ]
Spreading thoughts of freedom among North Koreans [WaPo]
Taiwan pulls movies from Shanghai festival [AP]
Court cuts former Taiwan president’s sentence [AP]
Man sentenced to death for China school stabbings [Reuters]

Central/South Asia
26 killed, 450 hurt in new wave of Kyrgyz unrest [AP]
Kyrgyzstan declares state of emergency after fatal rioting [Guardian]
Bomb kills 9 in Afghan south: provincial official [AFP]

Iran [sanctions related]
Ahmadinejad calls UN resolution ‘worthless paper’ [AP]
Iran sanctions ‘will not affect’ Russia missile deal [BBC]
Turkey Is Committed to Western Ties, Erdogan Says [WSJ]
Op-Eds
Beyond Iran Sanctions, Plans B, C, D and … [NYT]
The Myth of Iran’s Isolation [WaPo]

Middle East [non-sanctions related]
Attack on military convoy injures 14 in east Turkey [Reuters]
Abbas: Hope eroding for two-state Mideast solution [Reuters]
Iran expects to hold trial soon for 3 Americans [AP]
Iran opposition calls off election anniversary rally [LAT]
Iraqi merger forms new Shia bloc, the National Alliance [BBC]
Six killed in Iraq violence [AFP]

Africa
South Africa’s Hopes Extend Beyond Field [NYT]
In preparation for World Cup, the poor in Cape Town are being relocated [WaPo]
Darfur Jem rebels free Sudan government soldiers [BBC]
Swiss held for nearly 2 years in Libya released [AP]
Finnish court sentences Rwandan pastor to life [Reuters]

Europe
Pope begs forgiveness, promises action on abuse [AP]

Americas/Domestic
New Estimates Double Rate of Oil That Flowed Into Gulf [NYT]
White House requests meeting with BP’s senior executives [WaPo]
2,200 arrested in U.S. crackdown on Mexican drug cartels [WaPo]
Chaos at Arlington Cemetery: Mismarked graves, dumping of urns [WaPo]