Posts Tagged ‘times of london’

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Daily International News 11.02.10

November 2, 2010

Daily International News – because there’s a whole world of news today…but I also got your midterm news, too.
November 2, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
NKorea makes point-by-point denial of ship sinking
[AP]
N Korea to give torpedo sample
[BBC]

North Muddies Korea’s ‘Brand,’ But South Won’t Take a Hard Line
[WSJ]
‘North Korea may become part of China’
[Korea Times]

China/Taiwan
China objects to US offer over disputed islands
[AP]

Clinton Says China Will Need More Political Freedom
[Bloomberg]
UN chief criticized for failing to press China
[AP]
British PM Cameron to visit Beijing next week
[AP]
At Odds with the U.S., Pakistan Deepens Ties with China
[TIME]
‘Chinese double agent’ arrested in Taiwan
[BBC]

Japan/Northern Territories
Japan Summons Envoy to Russia Over Islands Dispute
[NYT]
Dmitry Medvedev ‘planning new visit to disputed Kurils’
[BBC]

Southeast Asia
Vietnam’s Cam Ranh base to welcome foreign navies
[AP]
Myanmar’s ethnic minorities prepare for war
[AP]

Myanmar storm killed dozens, 81,000 left homeless – U.N.
[Reuters]
US Endorses Malaysia’s Call For Religious Moderation
[Bernama]
Indonesian volcano forces flight cancellations
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Afghan candidates and MPs call for new election
[Reuters]
US to Hand over Small Bases to Afghan Army
[Tolo News]
Plan in Pakistan to Export Wheat Generates Criticism
[WSJ]
India hikes interest rates to contain inflation
[AP]

Middle East – Yemen AQAP Threat
Militants ‘blow up Yemen pipeline’ [BBC]
Yemen begins hunt for plot suspect
[Al Jazeera] and Yemen charges US-born radical cleric al-Awlaki [AP]
Germany, U.K. Restrict Flights, Parcels After Bombs
[Bloomberg] and World airlines call for improved cargo-screening [AP]
Earlier Flight May Have Been Dry Run for Plotters
[NYT]

Middle East – Other
Iran envoy dismisses tougher terms for atom fuel swap
[Reuters]

Iraq TV station taken off air after deadly church raid
[BBC]
Syria must wield influence in Lebanon to help U.S. relations, says top diplomat
[WaPo]
Jewish-Arab relations in Israel hit boiling point
[AP]
Fayyad cancels Jerusalem visit after Israel warning
[Reuters]
Israeli soldier jailed over Palestinian prisoner photo
[BBC]

Africa
Tanzania: Chaos Reigns as Electoral Commission Delays Releasing Results
[All Africa]
‘Historic’ turnout in Ivory Coast’s presidential poll
[BBC]
Guinea election boycott threat is averted
[BBC]

Europe
4 small mail bombs explode in Athens
[AP]
Cameron and Sarkozy hail UK-France defence treaties
[BBC]

UK government may allow convicted prisoners to vote
[BBC]
More Than 100,000 Pay for British News Site
[NYT]
BP back to profit after oil spill
[BBC]
Russian imprisoned oil tycoon Khodorkovsky verdict to be delivered Dec. 15
[AP]

Americas
President-elect Rousseff names business-friendly transition team
[MercoPress]
Haiti cholera ‘resembles South Asian strain’
[BBC]
Widowed Argentine President Fernandez in tearful speech
[BBC]

Domestic – Midterms
Issue Guide: 2010 Midterm Elections
[CFR]
9 Secret Election Day Surges
[Daily Beast]
Democrats bracing for major losses
[WaPo]
5 Reasons Democrats Could Beat the Polls and Hold the House
[NYT]

Sarah Palin Endorses Third Party Gubernatorial Candidate Tom Tancredo
[ABC]
California Looks for Cash Under Proposal to Legalize Marijuana
[Bloomberg]
Pressure Builds on Obama to Shake Up Inner Circle
[WSJ]
Op-ed: Obama may just be an interlude [FT]
Op-ed: Go Small and Stay Home [FP]
EU and US ‘must work together’ after midterms, says diplomat
[DW]

Domestic – Other
Google sues US in software battle
[BBC]

Federal Appeals Court Weighs Arizona Law on Immigrants
[NYT]
Fed Will Probably Start $500 Billion of Bond Buying
[Bloomberg]
Tim Lincecum, Edgar Renteria deliver Giants’ first title since 1954
[ESPN]

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Daily International News 06.02.10

June 2, 2010

Daily International News
June 2, 2010

Northeast Asia
Japan PM quits with FinMin Kan frontrunner for job
[Reuters]
Op-ed: Revolving door keeps turning in Japan [FT]
Op-ed: How Will Hatoyama Move Affect Global Relations? [WSJ]
N. Korea’s Kim Jong-il resurfaces after disappearing amid tension
[Yonhap]
South Koreans vote for local offices amid tensions
[AP]
S. Korea, U.S. mil-mil exercises in Yellow Sea next week
[Yonhap]

China/HK
China says no thanks to US defense chief
[AP]
Chinese premier starts two-day visit to Myanmar
[Xinhua]
China to further bilateral ties with Japan: FM
[Xinhua]
China cartoon brings reminder of Tiananmen, erased
[AP]
‘Goddess of Democracy’ creator deported, says lawmaker
[SCMP]
Foxconn raises worker pay by 30 pct after suicides
[AP]
Apple boss defends conditions at iPhone factory
[BBC]

Southeast/Central Asia
Thai PM survives confidence vote over Bangkok protests
[BBC]
Taliban Attacks Shake Afghan Peace Gathering
[NYT]

Middle East
Iran Says New sanctions could mean confrontation
[AFP]
Israel deports all activists from Gaza-bound ships
[AP]
Obama speaks with Turkish prime minister about flotilla raid
[CNN]
Mideast Peace Push May Survive Raid on Gaza Activists
[Bloomberg]
Gaza Situation ‘Unsustainable,’ Clinton Says as Ship Approaches
[Bloomberg]

Africa
Libyan executions of foreigners are condemned
[BBC]
US court rules ex-Somali PM can be sued over torture
[BBC]
Liberia sends seven to US on cocaine-smuggling charges
[BBC]

Europe
David Cameron’s first PMQ’s as Prime Minister [Times UK]
Balkan hopefuls meet EU leaders in Sarajevo [BBC]
Russia launching 520-day Mars mission simulation
[AP]
Polish Pilot Saw Chance of Landing
[NYT]
‘Morally bankrupt’ Sarah Ferguson weeps on Oprah
[Times UK]
Body of gunman found after Cumbria shootings
[Times UK]

Americas/Domestic
Cancun mayor charged with ties to drug cartels
[AP]
BP Gulf Spill Prompts Criminal, Civil Investigations by U.S.
[Bloomberg]
Gores Announce They’re Separating After 40 Years of Marriage
[Bloomberg]
Party switcher Parker Griffith, Rep. Arthur Davis lose in Alabama primaries
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 05.26.10

May 26, 2010

Daily International News
May 26, 2010

Cheonan-related
US demands world response over Korea warship sinking
[BBC]
Clinton: World must act on SKorean ship sinking
[AP]
NKorea threatens to ban cross-border traffic
[AP]
China weighing evidence in SKorea ship sinking
[AP]
Clinton offers China proof of ship attack
[FT]

N. Korea expels S. Korean officials from joint factory park
[Yonhap]
Op-ed: It’s risky, but this time North Korea must pay [Times of London]
Op-ed: Korean tensions: China’s responsibility [Guardian]
Bolton Op-ed [from 05.25]: Iran and North Korea March On [WSJ]

East Asia [non-Cheonan]
Gov’t planning not to specify U.S. base relocation site this week
[Kyodo]
S&ED: Summit Shows Superpowers’ Shifting Dynamic
[WSJ]
Taiwan iPhone-maker Foxconn opens doors after deaths
[BBC]
US senator to visit Myanmar [AP]

Middle East
Israel bombs Gaza in night raid wounding two seriously
[BBC]
Ahmadinejad urges Obama to accept nuke swap deal
[AP]

Iran and Russia clash in worst row for years
[Reuters]
Iraqi Airways to be closed following bankruptcy
[AP]

AfPak
Pakistan Taliban ‘attack eastern Afghan district’
[BBC]
Car bomb strikes outside Kandahar NATO base
[Reuters]

Red Cross defends first aid courses for Taliban
[AP]

Africa
Ethiopia opposition leaders call for new elections
[BBC]
Former dictator’s party ahead in Suriname election
[AP]
Mozambique ‘most wanted’ man killed by Maputo police
[BBC]

Europe/UK
UK gov’t reveals it has 225 nuclear warheads
[AP]
Bomb kills three in southern Russia – report
[Reuters]

Bishop: 100 cases in 10 yrs for Italy priest abuse
[AP]
Polish leader’s mother told of son’s tragic death
[AP]
Europe seeks new levy on banks to create crisis funds
[BBC]

Americas/Domestic
Obama Sends Guard To The Border
[LAT]

44 reported dead in Jamaica police-gang clashes
[AP]
Peru judge paroles New York woman who aided rebels
[AP]

BP nears decision on ‘top kill’ procedure
[CNN]
Panel Suggests Signs of Trouble Before Rig Explosion
[NYT]
Obama’s Meeting With Republican Senators Called ’Very Tense’
[Bloomberg]

Nikki Haley affair blogger has e-mails, texts
[Salon]
President Obama Picks Lakers Over Celtics in NBA Championship
[Bloomberg]

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Daily International News 05.17.10

May 17, 2010

Daily International News
May 17, 2010

Japan/Korea
Reports: Hatoyama, Clinton to discuss US base
[AP]
U.S. nixes Japan’s proposed new Futemma base relocation site
[Kyodo]
Warning shots fired in Korean navy border skirmish
[BBC]
Shirts worn by Japan PM Yukio Hatoyama draw derision
[BBC]

China/HK
Hong Kong activists win back seats in by-election
[BBC]
U.S. urges China to keep an open technology policy
[Reuters]
Mission to free Chinese oil workers kidnapped in Yemen
[BBC]
Rio Tinto executives lose appeal in Chinese court
[BBC]
6 wounded, assailant killed, in new China rampage
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Rogue Thailand general who backed protests dies
[BBC]
Filipino Muslim rebels open to talks with Aquino
[AP]

Central/South Asia
Maoist kill eight villagers in ‘revenge’ attack
[AFP]
Afghan religious leader killed
[Al-Jazeera]
Airplane with 43 on board crashes in Afghanistan
[Reuters]

Middle East
Mitchell to Return as Palestinians Get Ready for ‘Endgame’
[Bloomberg]
Iran to ship uranium to Turkey in nuclear deal
[AP]
Iraq PM suffers blow as Baghdad recount shows no change
[CNN]
Explosion at Turkish coal mine traps 32 workers
[AP]

Africa
Somali fighting kills 24, PM says government stays
[Reuters]

Europe
Labour minister Liam Byrne left note on desk: ‘There’s no money left’
[Times UK]
Russia’s Medvedev in Ukraine visit to boost ties
[BBC]
Killer of ex-Iranian PM could be freed in France
[AP]
Europe: 1,000 flights affected due to volcanic ash
[AP]
Flash floods force over 2,000 Hungarians to evacuate
[Reuters]

Americas/Domestic
Pakistani’s arrest in Chile ‘a misunderstanding,’ parents say
[CNN]
BP Reports Some Success in Capturing Leaking Oil
[NYT]
GOP filibuster unlikely on Kagan nomination
[AP]
In U.S. visit, Mexican president to discuss drug war, immigration
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 05.11.10

May 11, 2010

Daily International News
May 11, 2010

Northeast Asia
Hatoyama to revisit Okinawa around May 23 over U.S. base issue
[Kyodo]
North Korea World Cup viewing in doubt
[BBC]
Two N. Korean defectors to run in local elections
[Yonhap]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Myanmar’s Suu Kyi appeals sentence again
[Reuters]
Son of Corazon Aquino leading in Philippine presidential election
[LAT]
Protests to stay til Thai leaders report to police
[AP]

Central/South Asia
Missile barrage kills 14 in Pakistan tribal area
[AP]
Pakistan invites India for meeting on peace talks
[BBC]

Middle East (some N. Africa)
Iran sentences Newsweek journalist in absentia
[AP]
Russian, Syrian presidents hold talks in Damascus
[AP]
Disregarding peace talks, Israel announces more settlement construction
[McClatchy]
Israel sees no discord with U.S. on nuclear issue
[Reuters]
Ash affects flights in Morocco, Turkey, Spain
[AP]

Africa
EU: Somali pirates free cargo vessel after ransom
[AP]
Libya, EU see first partnership pact this year
[Reuters]

Europe
UK’s Nick Clegg faces agonizing coalition choice
[AP]
Momentum grows towards a Lib-Con deal – if Clegg can convince his party
[Times UK]
French parliament lays groundwork for veil ban
[AP]
Pope blames church’s own sins for sex scandal
[AP]

Americas/Domestic
Obama Seeks Karzai Assurances on Corruption Push, Taliban Plan
[Bloomberg]
Senate hearings prompting spill blame game
[AP]
From 05.10 Protesters blast Haiti president’s quake response [AP]
Immigration advocates woo McCain
[Politico]
From 05.10 Obama Said to Be Open to New Miranda Look [NYT]

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Times of London: BNP still racist, membership list closed

March 12, 2010
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From Times Online
March 12, 2010

Revised BNP membership rules ‘still racist’

A BNP badge

Nico Hines

The British National Party faced a serious set back in its bid for legitimacy today when a judge ruled that its new membership rules were still likely to discriminate against non-white people.

The far-right party will be forced to close its membership list until it complies with race discrimination legislation.

BNP officials voted to abolish its whites-only policy at a heated meeting last month after the threat of a possible court injunction from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

But today at Central London County Court, Judge Paul Collins ruled that the party was still likely to discriminate on racial grounds.

“I hold that the BNP are likely to commit unlawful acts of discrimination within section 1b Race Relations Act 1976 in the terms on which they are prepared to admit persons to membership under the 12th addition of their constitution,” he said. “The membership list will have to be closed.”

Nick Griffin, the party leader, was confronted by a small group of protesters outside the court. They chanted “Nazi scum” as he entered the building.

Speaking before the ruling, Mr Griffin said: “The constitution was always legal.”

Last month, the group scrapped its whites only policy following the threat of a possible court injunction from the EHRC.

The BNP said it had a “waiting list” of black and Asian people. Millionaire Asian businessman Mo Chaudry said he would apply to join the party to “fight them from the inside”.

But he was told his application would be blocked. Speaking earlier, Mr Chaudry, 49, from Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, said: “I’m hoping the court will take a robust approach and question the real intent of the change in the constitution.

“They have no real intention of allowing people like me into the fold. It is just a camouflage to appease the system.”

Pakistan-born Mr Chaudry, who is worth £60 million, runs a string of businesses around Stoke-on-Trent, which has eight BNP members on the city council.

The decision to change the BNP constitution came after the far-right party held an extraordinary general meeting in Essex on February 14.

A reporter for The Times, Dominic Kennedy, was violently ejected from the meeting despite having been invited to attend.

Following the meeting, Mr Griffin said he soon expected to welcome the party’s first non-white member, Sikh Rajinder Singh.

Lawyers from the EHRC were considering the precise wording of the new rules to decide whether they believed the constitution was still discriminatory.