Posts Tagged ‘tax cut’

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Daily International News 12.17.10

December 17, 2010

Daily International News
December 17, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
As Richardson Visits, North Korea Assails South
[NYT]
N Korea vows retaliation if S. Korea conducts live-fire drills near border
[Yonhap]
JCS General: South Korea drill could cause ‘chain reaction’
[CNN]
Russia calls on South Korea to halt military drill
[Reuters]
North Korea Breaks Into Twitter, Facebook, YouTube
[The Atlantic]
IAEA awaiting deal to send nuclear inspectors back to N.Korea
[Ria Novosti]
Japan
Japan Announces Defense Policy to Counter China
[NYT]
China responds to Japan’s new defense guidelines, saying China poses no threat to anybody
[Xinhua]
China
China Set to Lease North Korean Islands for free-trade zone
[Jakarta Globe]
Family: China denies prison visits to Nobel winner
[AP]
Dalai Lama said climate trumps Tibet politics
[AP]
Vatican in new clash with China over church
[AP]
China PM to bolster strong Pakistan ties after India
[Reuters]

South/Central Asia
Kabul silent over Obama’s Afghan war review
[Reuters]
India accused of widespread Kashmir torture – cables
[Reuters]
Fourth drone strike in two days kills 24 in Pakistan
[Reuters]
Kyrgyzstan sets up new coalition [BBC]

 

Middle East
Bomb hits US Embassy vehicle in Yemen
[AP]
Iraq offers Iran anti-terror help
[AFP]
‘Israeli spying devices’ found in Lebanon
[BBC]

Africa
Sudan: UN Peacekeeping Chief Warns of Risks Ahead of Independence Vote in Southern Sudan
[All Africa]
Ivory Coast: Gbagbo under pressure to stand down
[BBC]
Zimbabwe’s Mugabe vows retaliation against West
[AP]
Kenya’s water minister questioned over corruption
[Reuters]

Europe
UK, German officials: No new holiday terror plot
[AP]
Italy’s Berlusconi says will see out his term
[Reuters]
Fierce fight in Ukraine parliament injures 6
[AP]
Dutch government to seek approval for new Afghan mission
[AP]
European Report Cites Need to Regain Ground With U.S.
[NYT]
EU leaders agree to more economic cooperation
[AP]

Americas
Mexico summoning Interpol’s aid to catch outlaw lawmaker
[WaPo]
US aid worker jailed in Haiti kidnapping case
[AP]

Domestic
Local
DC metro anti-terrorism teams to begin random bag inspections to avert attacks
[WaPo]
Congress
Reid Says Senate Vote on Russia Arms Treaty Expected Next Week
[Bloomberg]
Senate plans vote this weekend on ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’
[WaPo]
Rape Victims Ask, Military Won’t Tell on Assaults: Ann Woolner
[Bloomberg]
Republicans Kill $1.2 Trillion ‘Omnibus’ U.S. Spending Measure
[Bloomberg]
Obama to sign tax deal Friday afternoon
[CNN]
Foreign Relations
Replacing Holbrooke not so easy
[WaPo]
WikiLeaks: Julian Assange says he expects US to charge him with spying
[Telegraph]
Blackwater: ‘US at fault’ for killings
[Al Jazeera]
Other
Big Settlement With Madoff Investor Near
[NYT]
California Adopts Cap And Trade
[WSJ]
Mark Twain autobiography, embargoed for 100 years, a bestseller
[NYT]

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Daily International News 12.13.10

December 13, 2010

Daily International News
December 13, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
NKorea threatens SKorea with nuclear war
[AP]
South Korean drills draw more threats from North Korea
[WaPo]
N.Korea Sends Top Diplomat to Russia
[Chosun]
Fishermen missing in Antarctic as South Korea ship sinks
[BBC]
North Korea campaigned for Eric Clapton performance, cable reveals
[CNN]

Japan/China
New Japanese defense plan emphasizes threat of China
[WaPo] and Strength and power in seas off Japan [BBC]
China’s Wen to visit India amid trade, land spats
[AP]
BBC website unblocked in China
[BBC]
Mongolian activist likely released from China jail
[AP]
Chinese archaeologists unearth 2,400-year-old ‘soup’
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Indonesian cleric Ba’asyir facing terrorism charges
[BBC]
Myanmar: a pariah nation with lots of friends
[AP]
Aussie spooks feared Iran nuclear war
[The Australian]

South/Central Asia
Arrests in Afghan attack that killed 6 US troops
[AP]

Middle East
Netanyahu rules out Jerusalem split
[Al Jazeera]
Middle East peace: Elders urge ‘revised’
[BBC]
Iran’s president fires foreign minister
[AP]
Iran conducts large military exercise
[AP]
Joint Chiefs chair in Iraq, meeting prime minister
[AP]
Iraq: Two suicide bomb attacks kill 13
[BBC]

Africa
Ivorian troops gather close to Ouattara HQ
[Reuters]
Darfur leader ‘ready to do battle’
[Al Jazeera]
Egypt protesters say new parliament is ‘void’
[AP]
Nigerian military seizes rebel camps in oil region
[AFP]

Europe
Police: Stockholm attacker had 3 sets of bombs
[AP]
UK fears pro-WikiLeaks attacks on gov’t websites
[AP]
Berlusconi pleas with parliament ahead of vote
[AP]
Medvedev Warns Against Ethnic Attacks
[NYT]
Kosovo PM Hashim Thaci claims election victory
[BBC]
Ukraine to open Chernobyl area to tourists in 2011
[AP]

Americas
Haiti re-opens election appeals in plea for calm
[AP]
Mexicans march in support of ‘Craziest’ kingpin
[Miami Herald]
Ousted Honduran leader rejects leaked memo charges
[AP]

Domestic
Obama faces fight over missile defense as he presses New START ratification
[WaPo]
Clinton off to Canada for North America talks
[AP]
Holbrooke’s Rare Condition Is Painful, Often Fatal, Doctors Say
[Bloomberg]
Decision Day for Michael Steele at RNC?
[WaPo]
Tax Deal Set to Pass Senate
[WSJ]

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Daily International News 12.03.10

December 3, 2010

Daily International News
December 3, 2010

WikiLeaks
Wikileaks warrant ‘issued to UK’
[BBC]
German party urges US to recall envoy over Wikileaks
[BBC]

WikiLeaks cables on Cuba show links to terrorists from Colombia, Spain
[Miami Herald]
Hillary Clinton rejects Wikileaks criticism of UK
[BBC]
Wikileaks cables: US Mexico drugs war fears revealed
[BBC]
WikiLeaks Struggles to Stay Online After Cyberattacks
[NYT]

Northeast Asia
Koreas
U.S. Sees Greater North Korea Nuclear Threat
[WSJ] and UN ‘concerned’ over North Korea uranium enrichment [BBC]
South Korean Outlines Muscular Military Posture
[NYT]
U.S., Korea Agree on Free-Trade Pact
[WSJ]

Another option for undermining North Korea
[WaPo Op-ed] and Unification costs will be huge [JoongAng Op-ed]
China expects Washington trilateral meeting to ease tensions on Korean Peninsula
[Xinhua]
China
China says it will tighten monetary policy in 2011
[AP]

Rio, Chinalco to explore for minerals in China
[AP]
Japan
Japan, U.S. begin joint military exercises
[CNN]

Kan cements ties with ruling bloc partner amid political challenges
[Mainichi]

South/east/Central Asia
Obama in Afghanistan but bad weather blocks Karzai meeting
[Reuters]
Philippines and communist rebels to hold talks
[BBC]
Bhopal: India wants compensation doubled
[BBC]

Middle East
EU: No breakthrough expected in Iran nuclear talks
[AP]
Saudi king in good shape after surgery – prince
[Reuters]

Africa
Council declares Gbagbo winner of Ivory Coast vote
[AP]
Diallo concedes after Conde named Guinea president
[Reuters]
Activist: Civilian deaths in Nigeria’s oil delta
[AP]

Europe
Spain OKs new austerity measures to calm markets
[AP]
Student protest threat forces Lib Dem meeting to cancel
[BBC]

Americas
Brazil changes oil drilling rules
[BBC]
US says Cuba detention of contractor hurts ties
[AP]
Army captures U.S. teen hitman in Mexico
[Reuters]
UN: Cholera could affect 650,000 in Haiti
[AP]
UN threatens to pull out of Haiti

Domestic
US unemployment rate hits seven-month high
[BBC]
X-37B US military spaceplane returns to Earth
[BBC]
Obama, GOP in quiet talks to extend tax cuts
[WaPo]
U.S. military chiefs urge against ending gay ban
[Reuters]

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Daily International News 11.17.10

November 17, 2010

Daily International News
November 17, 2010

Northeast Asia
China
US navy Hong Kong visit hints at warmer China ties
[BBC]
Senate advisory panel urges action on Chinese currency
[AP]
China vows to tame inflation, price controls in reserve
[Reuters]
China introduces subsidies amid food shortages
[BBC]
China cracks down on safety after blaze kills 53
[MSNBC]

Koreas
N.Korea heir apparent purges officials: defectors
[AFP]
N. Korea seen restarting two-track strategy
[Korea Herald]
Japanese media allege NK preparing nuke test
[Korea Times]
SKorea rejects NKorea offer of talks on tourism
[AP]

Japan
Japan to attend Nobel Peace Prize ceremony
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Extradited ‘arms dealer’ Viktor Bout arrives in US
[BBC]
On the streets of Myanmar, little hope for change
[AP]
Analysis: Why was Aung San Suu Kyi released?
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Trial of ex-Kyrgyzstan president Bakiyev opens
[BBC]
US wants tribesmen to fight Taliban in Afghanistan
[AP]
Afghan handover could run past 2015 in areas – NATO
[Reuters]
Police fire tear gas on protesters in Kashmir
[BBC]

Middle East
Iran says foreign planes violated its airspace
[AP]
Iran military stages mock warplane interception
[Reuters]
Have the Mideast Peace Talks Become a Game Show?
[Time]
UN pay strike closes Palestinian schools in West Bank
[BBC]
Palestinians: 1 killed in Gaza car blast
[AP]
Israel approves pullout from Lebanon border village
[BBC]
Iraq’s Talabani says will not sign Aziz death order
[Reuters]

Africa
Nigeria reports Iran arms seizure to UN Security council
[CNN]
Guinea: state of emergency after post-poll riots
[AP]
Madagascar military group claims takeover
[AP]
Madagascar votes in controversial referendum
[BBC]
Egypt frees blogger convicted of insulting Islam
[AP]

Europe
EU plays down Irish Republic bail-out talks
[BBC]
Germany steps up security on news of planned terror attack
[DW]
No charges for MI5 officer accused over Binyam Mohamed
[BBC]
Italian police arrest top mafia fugitive
[Reuters]
Serbia asks Interpol’s help in locating Mladic
[AP]
New Archbishop Represents a Shift for the Church
[NYT]

Domestic
Few signs of cooperation between White House, GOP
[WaPo]
Altman Is Said to Be a Leading Candidate to Replace Summers
[Bloomberg]
Efforts to Extend Bush-Era Tax Cuts Falter as Talks Are Delayed
[Bloomberg]
Administration fills UN reform post
[FP]
Clinton, Kerry, and Lugar: We need to do New START this year
[FP]
WH wants vote on Russia nuclear pact this year
[AP]
Black Caucus satisfied with Clyburn’s role
[WaPo]
Reid shuffles staff, an ‘institution’ retires
[WaPo]
Kucinich challenges Towns for top Gov. Reform panel slot
[WaPo]
Alaska’s Murkowski Prepares to Declare Victory
[Fox]
Sarah Palin: I couldn’t afford to stay governor
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 11.11.10

November 11, 2010

Daily International News
November 11, 2010

G20
Obama’s G-20 Misfire
[Daily Beast]
Pessimism pervades as G20 leaders show sharp split
[AP]
Koreans Should Take Pride in the G20 Summit
[Chosun]

Northeast Asia
Koreas
Obama Speech Marks Shift on North Korea
[NYT]
North Korea Exports $100 Million a Year in Arms, UN Report Says
[Bloomberg]
Pritchard reports work on NKorea’s Yongbyon building
[JoongAng]
N. Korea proposes talks on Mount Kumgang on Nov. 19: ministry
[Yonhap]
South Korea, U.S. fail to resolve trade deal row
[Reuters]
China
China’s monitoring of activists surges post-Nobel
[AP]
Obama: US, China relationship stronger
[AP] and China, U.S. presidents agree to further boost ties [Xinhua]
China inflation jumps to 25-month high in October
[AP]
Mounting inflation pressure tests Chinese policy makers
[Xinhua]

Southeast Asia
Burma court rejects Suu Kyi appeal
[BBC]
Australia refugee law case trumps government policy
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
India for UNSC: Pakistan cabinet criticises US support
[India Times]
Pirates hijack ship near India with 31 crew aboard
[AP]
Reports: Bomb rocks Pakistan’s largest city
[AP]
U.K. Commander Offers Different Afghan Timetable
[WSJ]
Audio recording reveals fraud in Afghan election
[AP]

Middle East
Iraq deadlock ends, al-Maliki to stay on as PM
[AP]
U.S. Blocks Iran’s Bid for a U.N. Board Seat
[NYT]
Iran accuses IAEA of leaking information to US
[AP]
Clinton seeks ‘way forward’ in stalled Mid-East talks
[BBC]
Hamas and Fatah fail to reach agreement
[Reuters]

Africa
Emergency polio campaign in 3 African nations
[AP]
Five Somalis deny US piracy charges
[BBC]
Tropical disease kills 300 in Southern Sudan
[AP]

Europe
ANALYSIS-UN watchdog may struggle to cope with atom revival
[Reuters]
Russian ‘double agent’ named by Moscow newspaper
[BBC]
Iceland investigates possible US embassy spying
[AP]
Italy rivals fail to break political deadlock
[Reuters]
Michelle Obama honors US troops in Germany
[AP]

UK
Facing austerity, Britain proposes cuts in welfare and education
[NYT]
UK PM calls for prosecutions after violent demo
[AP]
Nick Clegg regrets signing anti-tuition fees pledge
[BBC]
Britain to Tape Traders’ Cell Phones to Fight Fraud
[NYT]

Americas/Domestic
Foreign media ‘focus too much on Mexico drug violence’
[BBC]
Kerry says December looks good for New START
[FP]
Sources: Pentagon group finds there is minimal risk to lifting gay ban during war
[WaPo]
F.D.A. Unveils Proposed Graphic Warning Labels for Cigarette Packs
[NYT]
White House Gives In On Bush Tax Cuts
[HuffPo]
Rifle squad honors vets with 57,000 goodbyes
[AP]
A Careless Man: What the Bush Memoir Reveals
[Time]
Christine O’Donnell fighting ‘late night terrorism’ from Bill Maher
[WaPo]
Michele Bachmann drops leadership bid
[Politico]

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Daily International News 11.08.10

November 8, 2010

Daily International News
November 8, 2010

POTUS Asia Trip
Obama’s almost empty promise to India
[FP]
Obama supports adding India as a permanent member of U.N. Security Council
[WaPo]
Obama, Singh Pledge Deeper Economic Ties, Differ on Pakistan
[Bloomberg]
Obama skips Peace Prize winners’ meeting in Japan
[AP]
Obama’s China Ambush
[Daily Beast]

Northeast Asia
Clinton back on US soil after marathon Asia tour
[AP]
China/Taiwan
US drops call for trade surplus target amid dollar spat with China
[BBC]
UK government and business in push for China trade
[BBC]
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in UK rights plea
[BBC]
Samuelson Op-ed: As G-20 summit nears, China is unlikely to budge on currency
[WaPo]
China maintains pressure over QE
[FT]
Taiwan judges on corruption charges
[BBC]
Koreas
North Korea’s premier travels to Chinese port city of Dalian: sources
[Yonhap]
N. Korea confirms death of sailor in last year’s naval gunfight with S. Korea
[Yonhap]
SKorean police arrest 4 people over G-20 protests
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Burma
What’s Next for Burma Opposition After Elections?
[Time]
Myanmar army-backed parties set to sweep rare poll
[Reuters]
10,000 refugees flee Myanmar post-vote fighting
[AP]
Burmese election monitored by North Korean diplomats
[FP]
Indonesia
Many flee Indonesia volcano amid fears of eruption
[AP]
Australia
U.S. to Increase Asia Military Presence, Australia Defense Ties
[Bloomberg]
Qantas makes more checks over A380 engine ‘anomalies’
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Taliban Seek to Sway U.S. Congress With ‘Open Letter’
[WSJ]

Middle East
Iraq Leaders Meet in Erbil in Bid to Break Eight-Month Deadlock
[Bloomberg]
Israel moves ahead with new east Jerusalem housing
[AP]
Netanyahu Asks Biden to Press Iran on Nuclear Program
[Bloomberg]
Radical Yemeni cleric calls for killing Americans
[AP]
White House considers Yemen drone strikes, officials say
[LAT]

Africa
Nigerian militants seize workers from oil rig
[BBC]
Moroccan police dismantle W.Sahara camp
[AFP]

Europe
EU visits Dublin as worries mount
[BBC]
Italian Leader Urged to Resign by Former Ally
[NYT]
Second Russian reporter attacked
[BBC]
Cameron hails ‘revolutionary’ Whitehall data website
[BBC]
BNP constitution battle returns to court
[BBC]
Former UK MP Woolas makes fresh effort to overturn ban from politics
[BBC]
UK Catholics say 5 Anglican bishops converting
[AP]
Hostages taken at BMW offices in France – police
[BBC]

Americas
Cuban dissident backs off hunger strike threat
[AP]
Cholera may have reached Haitian capital, says doctor
[BBC]
20 killed over weekend in Mexican border city
[AP]

Domestic
Republicans May Increase U.S. House Lead in Undecided Races
[Bloomberg]
Obama opens door for talks with GOP on tax-cut extension
[WaPo]
Are hopes dimming on repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’?
[WaPo]
MSNBC ends suspension of host Keith Olbermann
[WaPo]
Cheney angered by Bush decision on Scooter Libby pardon
[BBC]
Chile miner Edison Pena completes New York City Marathon
[BBC]

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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]