Posts Tagged ‘taliban’

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Daily International News 11.10.11

November 10, 2011

Daily International News
November 10, 2011

APEC
Eyes on whether APEC leaders will don aloha shirts
[AP]
Asia-Pacific talks to seek unity on euro crisis
[Reuters]
Obama to discuss N. Korea with Chinese, Russian, Japanese leaders
[Korea Times]

Northeast Asia
Asian stocks plunge; Hong Kong shares dive 4.48%
[Times of India]
Japan
Japan postpones decision on whether to join Pacific free trade talks
[Mainichi]
Koreas
North Korea says new reactor to start soon
[AFP]
South Korea Seeking Trilateral Talks on North
[GSN]
Exercise focuses on potential N. Korea biological, chemical attack
[Stars & Stripes]
Rice prices in Pyongyang jump more than 50 percent in 2 months
[Yonhap]
Top U.S. military intelligence official visits S. Korea: Yonhap
[Kyodo]
S. Korea’s chief nuclear envoy, U.S. point man on Pyongyang to meet in Vienna
[Yonhap] 
New U.S. ambassador arrives in S. Korea to take up post
[Kyodo]
China
Witness: Man sets self ablaze to protest China
[AP]
Ai Weiwei’s wife says they will fight $2M tax bill
[AP]
HRW: China’s human rights unlikely to improve before leadership change
[Kyodo]
China: Yunnan mine hit by ‘deadly gas outburst’
[BBC]
China’s Trade Surplus Widens, Falls Short of Forecast
[WSJ]
Premier Wen meets with Christine Lagarde
[Xinhua]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Australia cigarette ‘plain packaging’ law passes Senate
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
India PM calls for new chapter in Pak relations
[AP]
Taliban besiege governor’s office in Paktia
[Al Jazeera]

Middle East
U.N. envoy in new push for Yemen power transfer
[Reuters]
Khamenei warns U.S., Israel against attack on atom sites
[Reuters]
China says sanctions no solution to Iran nuclear issue
[Xinhua]
New attack on Egypt gas pipeline to Israel and Jordan
[BBC]

Africa
Officials: Sudan bombs South Sudan camp, kills 12
[AP]
Liberia’s Sirleaf may offer rivals govt posts
[Reuters]
Amnesty urges Shell to pay for Nigeria spills
[Al Jazeera]
Somali legislator killed in Mogadishu
[Al Jazeera] 
Guilty: Julius Malema suspended from ANC
[Mail & Guardian]
Western black rhino declared extinct
[BBC]

Europe
Eurozone’s growth has stalled, says EU
[BBC]
Greek parties tap former central banker as prime minister
[Deutsche Welle]
New Italian government seen within days
[Reuters]
Russia poised to join world trade body
[AP]
Turkish police fire tear gas in quake city
[Reuters]
Turkish quake kills at least 8, topples hotels
[AP]
James Murdoch rejects MP’s ‘mafia’ attack
[BBC]

Americas
Brazil police: Rio’s most-wanted trafficker caught
[AP]
Nationals catcher Ramos kidnapped in Venezuela
[AP]
Nicaragua deaths in post-election violence
[Al Jazeera]
Pope may visit Cuba, Mexico next spring
[AP]

Domestic
Remains of war dead dumped in landfill
[WaPo]
Alleged bomber of US navy ship in court
[Al Jazeera] 
Poison Control Centers in danger of losing funding
[WaPo]
Ohio back on President Obama’s dance card
[POLITICO]
Republicans Oppose Further Bailouts for Banks, Europe in Candidate Debate
[Bloomberg]
Rick Perry stumbles badly in Republican presidential debate
[WaPo]
Debate crowd cheers Cain in face of sexual harassment claims
[The Hill]
Jefferson County, Ala., files for biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history
[WaPo]
Penn State to be investigated by Department of Education
[POLITICO]
Applications for unemployment benefits fall to 390,000, lowest level since April
[WaPo]
Nixon secret Watergate testimony unsealed
[POLITICO]

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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 09.30.11

September 30, 2011

Daily International News
September 30, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan lifts some nuclear evacuation advisories
[AP]
Japan’s answer to next tsunami: mini-Noah’s Ark
[AP]
Koreas
S. Korea Ruling Party Head Calls for Flexible Policy on Visit to DPRK
[Bloomberg]
Ban urges more help for North Korea
[UPI]
NKorean leader’s grandson joins Bosnia school
[AP]
N. Korean, Russian vice foreign ministers hold talks
[Yonhap]
South Korea to launch campaign promoting benefits of reuniting with North
[Stars & Stripes]
China/Taiwan
Chinese Stocks Plummet on News of Justice Department Inquiry
[NYT]
AP EXCLUSIVE: US scientist trapped in China
[AP]
Russian PM to visit China in mid-October
[Xinhua]
Taiwan professor accused of spying for China
[AP]
‘America the Beautiful’ accompanies China launch
[AP] 
China denies int’l baby trafficking reports
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
New Zealand Suffers Double Ratings Downgrade
[NYT]
Burma dam: Work halted on divisive Myitsone project
[BBC]
Asia reels from floods as storm whacks Vietnam
[AP]
Philippine immigrant maid wins landmark Hong Kong case
[BBC]
Sri Lanka releases 1,800 former Tamil rebels
[AP]

South/Central Asia
NATO presses Pakistan on ‘terrorist’ safe havens
[AFP]
Pakistani Politicians Reject Mullen’s Charges
[NYT]
Telangana: India new state protest enters 18th day
[BBC]

Middle East
US strike kills American al-Qaida cleric in Yemen [AP]
Blast outside paramilitary building in southern Turkey – media [Reuters]
Iran’s hosting of Taliban reflects desire for greater role
[WaPo]
Abbas to tour for more support for statehood bid
[Xinhua]
Syrians protest as army and defectors clash
[Reuters]
Yemeni president sets new conditions to quit
[Al Jazeera]
U.N. condemns Bahrain over jail terms for doctors
[Reuters]

Africa
Libyan fighters seize Sirte airport
[Al Jazeera] 
McCain head Senate delegation to Tripoli
[NYT]
Italian FM in first visit to post-Gadhafi Libya
[AP]
U.N. court acquits two ex Rwandan ministers of genocide
[Reuters]
Kenya’s Kenyatta at Hague, blames Odinga
[Reuters]
Somali Shebab fighters attack border town
[AFP]

Europe
Russia’s Medvedev defends Putin swap plan
[Reuters]
Ukraine ex-PM Tymoshenko’s trial adjourned to October 11
[Reuters]
US fugitive wants to serve time in Portugal
[AP]
NATO troops raid Serb barricade in Kosovo’s north
[Reuters]

Americas
Ecuador’s Correa says opposition, US groups behind last year’s coup attempt
[McClatchy]
Hugo Chavez denies media reports of health emergency
[BBC]
Education reform debate begins in Chile while angry students clash with riot police
[MercoPress]

Domestic
On Solyndra, the buck stops with Secretary Steven Chu
[POLITICO]
Obama administration widens challenges to state immigration laws
[WaPo]
Jon Huntsman moves his campaign headquarters to New Hampshire
[WaPo]
Herman Cain: The GOP’s next big thing?
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 09.02.11

September 2, 2011

Daily International News
September 2, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Noda unveils Japan cabinet as he seeks to boost growth
[BBC]
In Japan, a Tenuous Vow to Cut Debt
[NYT]
Japanese PM Noda vows not to visit Yasukuni Shrine during tenure
[Xinhua]
Major typhoon headed to Japan archipelago
[AP]
Koreas
Samaritan’s Purse provides supplies to North Korea flood victims
[WCNC]
Calls for Greater Missile Range for S.Korea
[Chosun]
S.Korea-Russia Summit to Discuss Pipeline Project
[Chosun]
Seoul allows first religious visit to N. Korea since deadly attacks: source
[Yonhap]
Media gets rare glimpse inside a North Korea market
[Reuters]
China
China arranged secret inter-Korean talks in Nov. last year: report
[Kyodo]
New book about Dalai Lama shows his true face
[Xinhua]
China cancels visit by Estonian official amid Dalai Lama row
[Baltic Times]
Senior Chinese officials meet World Bank chief
[Xinhua]
Beijing ‘plans congestion charge’ to ease traffic woes
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Australia PM Julia Gillard vows not to resign
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
India says ship near Vietnam was warned by China
[AP]
Militants kidnap about 40 Pakistani boys in Afghanistan
[Reuters]

Middle East
EU agrees oil embargo as Syrians march against Assad
[Reuters]
Turkey expels Israeli diplomats after U.N. report
[Reuters]
U.N. atom agency seeks rare Mideast nuclear talks
[Reuters]
Iran Moves to Shelter Its Nuclear Fuel Program
[NYT]
Ten Kuwaiti lawyers to help defend Egypt’s Mubarak
[Reuters]

Africa
Libyans pledge democracy as they win Gaddafi billions
[Reuters]
Clinton: NTC must deal with Lockerbie bomber
[Al Jazeera]
Clashes erupt in flashpoint Sudan border state
[Reuters]
21 dead in religious rioting in central Nigeria
[AP]
Clashes in DR Congo over ‘voter fraud’
[Al Jazeera]
South Africa’s ANC rejects Malema bid to drop charges
[Reuters]

Europe
WikiLeaks reveals all, media groups criticize move
[AP]
Analysis – Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov sets sights on being PM
[Reuters]
Two arrested in Berlusconi extortion case
[Al Jazeera]
Berlusconi vows to leave ‘shitty’ Italy in conversation recorded by police
[Guardian]
Rome, Madrid among 6 cities bidding for 2020 Olympics
[AP]

Americas
Mexico detains state cop in deadly casino arson
[AP]
Brazil in surprise interest rate cut to 12%
[BBC]

Domestic
CIA shifts focus to killing targets
[WaPo]
Job Growth at Halt in U.S.; Worst Showing in 11 Months
[NYT]
US ‘to sue major banks over mortgages’
[Al Jazeera]
Pew: Americans Say Wars In Iraq, Afghanistan Haven’t Made U.S. Safer
[TPM]
Perry: Meet the new frontrunner
[WaPo]
So Much For Huntsman 2.0: The ‘Crazy’ Candidate Swings Right
[TPM]
Illegal immigration is flash point for Republican White House hopefuls
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 08.30.11

August 30, 2011

Daily International News
August 30, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Yoshihiko Noda becomes Japan’s new prime minister
[BBC]
Japan’s new leader Noda sparks wariness in China
[AP]
Tokyo Electric to start Fukushima compensation in October
[Reuters]
Koreas
Suspected North Korean cyberattack on a bank raises fears for S. Korea, allies
[WaPo]
S. Korea replaces point man on N. Korea
[AFP]
WikiLeaks cable: Manila transit point for North Korean defectors
[ABC-CBN]
China/Taiwan
Bird flu deaths in Asia prompt call for scrutiny
[Reuters]
China’s air force to debut 2 new aerial teams
[AP]
China announces plans to boost secret detention powers
[Reuters]
Huntsman: China’s one-child policy causes instability and sex trafficking
[FP]
China Takes Aim at Rural Influx
[NYT]
Bank of America to sell shares in China’s CCB
[Al Jazeera]
China Central Bank Moves in Secret to Curb Lending
[WSJ]
19 China miners rescued after week, 3 more missing
[AP]
Taiwan’s prosecutor launches investigation into HIV-positive organ transplant case
[Xinhua]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Myanmar jails ex-army captain for dissent
[AP]

South/Central Asia
AP EXCLUSIVE: US-Taliban talks were making headway
[AP]
Rajiv Gandhi murder: Court stays hanging of plotters
[BBC]

Middle East
EU chief: UN bid ‘for Palestinians to decide’
[Al Jazeera]
Syrian protesters ‘killed’ after Eid prayers
[Al Jazeera]
Yemen’s Saleh commits to presidential elections: agency
[Reuters]
‘Al-Qaeda-linked fighters’ kill Yemen troops
[Al Jazeera]

Africa
Egyptians celebrate Eid without Mubarak, pray in Tahrir
[Reuters]
Libya rebel leaders give ultimatum to Gaddafi fighters
[BBC]
NTC seeks extradition of Qaddafi family from Algeria
[Al Jazeera]
Gaddafi to be handed over if he attempts to enter Algeria: media
[Xinhua]
NK yet to recognize Libya’s rebel NTC
[Korea Times]
Sudan sends complaint against South to U.N. Council
[Reuters]
Report: ‘Indiscriminate bombing’ in Sudan
[Al Jazeera]
Nigeria president vows more security after U.N. bomb
[Reuters]
Nigeria youths kill several Muslims during prayers
[Reuters]
Cholera outbreaks kill 46 in Nigeria’s north
[AP]
Dozens killed in Uganda landslides
[Al Jazeera]
South African Malema riots: Not in our name, say ANC
[Mail and Guardian]

Europe
French NATO jet collides with Lithuanian air force
[Reuters]
1 killed, 2 injured in shooting near Danish mosque
[AP]
Murdoch company puts other UK papers under review
[AP]
Spain lawmakers give first OK to deficit amendment
[AP]
Europe still can avoid double-dip recession: S&P
[Xinhua]

Americas
US scientists ‘knew Guatemala syphilis tests unethical’
[BBC]
Brazil to increase primary surplus and make room for cut in interest rates
[MercoPress]
Mexico arrests 5 linked to deadly casino attack
[Reuters]
Hugo Chavez tells supporters he’s beating cancer
[AP]
Chile acts against police over teen death
[Al Jazeera]

Domestic
Obama approval rating hits low mark
[POLITICO]
WikiLeaks Leaves Names of Diplomatic Sources in Cables
[NYT]
$30B wasted by DOD in Iraq, Afghanistan?
[POLITICO]
Former VP Cheney defends practice of waterboarding
[AP]
Republicans to Unveil Bill to Force Major Changes at the UN
[Bloomberg]
Muslim Americans say life is more difficult since 9/11
[WaPo]
U.S. Nuclear Operators Survey Damage, Boost Output After Irene
[Bloomberg]

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Daily International News 08.04.11

August 4, 2011

Daily International News
August 4, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan to sack top officials over nuclear disaster
[Reuters]
Japan government and central bank intervene to cut yen
[BBC]
Koreas
N. Korea’s Kim meets Chinese vice minister after U.S. trip
[Kyodo]

N. Korea picks US firm for resort tours: report
[AFP]
South Korea rejects North request for building materials in aid
[Reuters]

North Korean hackers hired to attack South Korea game network
[Reuters]
North Korea denounces South over espionage arrests, says spying accusations are fabricated
[AP]
China
Chinese warships visit NKorea on goodwill visit
[AP]

China angered by Japan’s defence paper warnings
[BBC]
China’s submersible Jiaolong completes test dive mission
[Xinhua]

Taiwan puts diplomatic support behind South China Sea research
[Focus Taiwan]
China arrests 2,000 people in food safety crackdown
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Australia bomb hoax ‘was extortion attempt’
[BBC]
Yingluck Shinawatra to become Thailand’s 1st female premier Fri.
[Kyodo]

South/Central Asia
Taliban Hint at Interest in Negotiated Settlement
[NYT]

Afghan official dies in blast; 2 NATO troops killed in attacks
[CNN]
India’s Gandhi to undergo surgery abroad
[Reuters]

Middle East
UN Peacekeeping Efforts Hit by Economic Distress, Arab Unrest
[Bloomberg]
Syria’s Assad decrees multi-party system
[Al Jazeera]

Casting Aside World Criticism, Syria Invades Town
[NYT]
AP Interview: Iran envoy sees release for 2 US men
[AP]

Iran’s parliament approves new oil minister
[Al Jazeera]
Arab League discusses Palestinian statehood
[Al Jazeera]
Israeli protesters reject new housing bill
[Al Jazeera]
Bahrain admits raid on international medical group
[AP]

Turkey appoints military heads after shock resignations
[BBC]

Africa
Egypt resumes trials of former officials
[Al Jazeera]
Libya Allying With Islamists, Qaddafi Son Says
[NYT]
British hostage “al Qaeda” video being checked [Reuters]
Nigeria Ogoniland oil spills: UN to release report
[BBC]
Somalia famine summit postponed
[Al Jazeera]
US: 29,000 Somali children under 5 dead in famine
[AP]

Europe
New IMF head Christine Lagarde faces finance deal probe
[BBC]

UK seizes record cocaine haul
[Al Jazeera]
Polish president sets Oct. 9 as election date
[AP]
Debt crisis in Europe: Worries grow of spread to larger economies of Italy, Spain
[WaPo]

Americas
France orders Noriega’s extradition to Panama
[CNN]
Haitians anxious as Tropical Storm Emily nears
[LAT]

Domestic
Threatened Defense Cuts Could Be 2012 Issue
[Bloomberg]
Jon Huntsman 2012 campaign: Inside the ‘drama’
[POLITICO]
Trade agreements to be voted on after August recess
[POLITICO]

Debt-limit deal triggers lobbying campaign from health-care and defense industries
[WaPo]
Democrats, Republicans blame each other for FAA shutdown; no end in sight
[WaPo]
Pressured by White House, Treasury Secretary Is Expected to Stay at Post
[NYT]
Rep. David Wu Formally Resigns From House
[TPM]

US judge allows army veteran to sue Rumsfeld
[Al Jazeera]
Cargill Recalls Ground Turkey Linked to Outbreak
[NYT]

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Daily International News 07.20.11

July 20, 2011

Daily International News
July 20, 2011

ASEAN Regional Forum
ASEAN, China approve ‘guidelines’ for disputed sea
[AP]

Clinton calls for Sri Lankan reconciliation
[AP]
Clinton urged to press Indonesia on military abuse
[AP]
Clinton urges India to expand influence
[AP]

Northeast Asia
Great East Japan Earthquake estimated as most expensive natural disaster on record [Mainichi]
Kan likely to quit by end of August, positive signs on horizon, says foreign expert
[Mainichi]

Philippines lifts ban on animal products from Fukushima area
[Kyodo]
Koreas
N.Korea slams Japan in territorial row
[Straits Times]
South Korea to Push Security Forum For Rebuke of North
[GSN]
ROK military to randomly inspect Marine bases
[Korea Herald]
2 S. Korean intelligence officials detained in China for 10 months
[Kyodo]
China
China says 14 extremists killed in Xinjiang attack
[AP]
China’s vice president urges Tibetan monks to “stay clear from” separatist forces
[Xinhua]

Taiwan’s mainland affairs minister call for visa-free access to H.K.
[Kyodo]
China appeals to US for “responsible” steps to reassure markets, protect debt holders
[WaPo]
Chinese state oil firm buys Canadian oil sands producer
[BBC]
Nepal to re-measure Mount Everest to end China row
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
South China Sea dispute: Philippine MPs visit Spratlys
[BBC]

Germany in deal on Thai Prince Vajiralongkorn’s jet
[BBC]
Cambodia to pull troops from border after Indonesian observers arrive
[Kyodo]
Australian police quell Christmas Island asylum riot
[BBC]
New Zealand PM John Key denies Israel spy rumour
[BBC]
Christchurch earthquake: Diary from Sumner
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
13 killed by earthquake in Uzbekistan
[AP]
Taliban say Mullah Omar death report false, phones hacked by US
[Reuters]

Lashkar Gah: Nato hands over volatile Afghan city
[BBC]
US charges two for illegal lobbying over Kashmir
[BBC]

Middle East
Syrian warns ambassadors not to leave capital
[AP]
Syrian military assaults intensify on Homs, 16 killed
[Reuters]
Jailed Palestinian leader asks millions to protest
[AP]
Ahmadinejad and clerics fight over head scarves
[WaPo]

Africa
Clinton promises $28M more in famine aid to Africa
[AP]
UN declares famine in parts of Somalia
[Al Jazeera]

Libya rebels suffer heavy casualties at Brega
[Reuters]
Sudan minister open to foreign troops in S. Kordofan
[AFP]
Britain, Nigeria agree to cooperate on terrorism
[AFP]
Malawi’s capital Lilongwe hit by riots
[BBC]

Europe
APNewsBreak: US mulls sanctions against Iceland
[AP]
Serbia arrests last war crimes fugitive
[AP]
Cameron testifies to Parliament on phone hacking scandal
[Guardian]
European banks see debt threat in U.S. as well as at home
[WaPo]
European Union ‘needs strong message’ on Greece debt
[BBC]
Cyprus may need bailout after blast, banker warns
[AP]

Americas
Chile inquiry confirms President Allende killed himself
[BBC]

Domestic
U.S. conducted subcritical nuclear tests in Dec. and Feb.
[Mainichi]
Post-ABC poll: GOP too dug in on debt talks; public fears default consequences
[WaPo]
Michele Bachmann faces more migraine questions [POLITICO]
Minn. governor signs budget, ends 20-day state shutdown after impasse over taxes, spending
[WaPo]
For First Day of Gay Marriage, City Plans License Lottery
[NYT]
Birth control coverage proposed for most health insurance plans
[WaPo]
Men who buy sex commit more crimes, U.S. study finds
[Reuters]
New but tiny moon found circling distant Pluto
[AP]