Posts Tagged ‘tony blair’

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Daily International News 01.21.11

January 21, 2011

Daily International News
January 21, 2011

Northeast Asia
China
Summit yields gains for both China and U.S.
[WaPo]
Accepting the Rise of China
[NYT]
How to Gauge U.S.-China Talks
[CFR]
Heavy snow in Southwest China forces 79,000 to evacuate homes
[Reuters]
Koreas
Breakthrough after U.S. warns China on North Korea
[Reuters]
S. Korean Navy frees hijacked cargo ship, kills 8 Somali pirates
[Yonhap]
North Korean human rights act called for in South
[Korea Times]
S. Korean pastor gets 5-year jail term for illegal trip to N. Korea
[Yonhap]
Japan
Kan places priority on Japan-U.S. alliance over East Asia Community plan
[Mainichi]
Prosecutors not to indict ex-Japan Coast Guard member, Chinese captain
[Kyodo]
Japan, U.S. sign pact on Tokyo keeping base-hosting costs for 5 yrs
[Kyodo]
Japanese Abduction Victim ‘Alive in Pyongyang’
[Chosun]

Southeast Asia
Myanmar military appoints members of Parliament
[AP]
Documentary Shows Rare Look at Dissent in Myanmar Military
[NYT]

South/Central Asia
Afghan parliament to defy Karzai’s postponement order
[WaPo]
Karzai courts Moscow with economic projects
[Reuters]
Pakistani tribesmen rally against US drone strikes
[AP]

Middle East
Turkey hosts Iran nuclear talks
[Al Jazeera] and Iran: Suspension of nuclear program is not up for negotiation [Haaretz]
Palestinians protesters confront French FM in Gaza
[AP]
Saad Hariri vows to form new cabinet, defying Hezbollah
[BBC]
Car Bombings Kill Dozens on Pilgrims’ Route in Iraq
[NYT]

Africa
Almost 99 percent choose south Sudan split
[Reuters]
Côte d’Ivoire: Violence Spreading, Human Rights Deteriorating – UN
[All Africa]
Group: Third of Zimbabwe registered voters dead
[AP]
Tunisia mourns unrest victims
[Al Jazeera]

Europe
Top UK PM aide Andy Coulson resigns over phone-hack claims
[Guardian]
Blair faces second grilling at UK inquiry into Iraq War
[Deutsche Welle]
UK judge approves US extradition of terror suspect
[AP]
Prominent British Muslim Assails Prejudice
[NYT]
Belarus president to be sworn in
[CNN]
French court convicts Warner head, ex-Vivendi boss
[AP]
520-day flight simulation nears ‘landing’ on Mars
[AP]

Americas
U.S. pushes Haiti to resolve election dispute quickly
[McClatchy]
Some See a Cash Motive in Duvalier’s Return
[NYT]
UN calls for Mexico probe into migrant train abductions
[BBC]
Chavez says he won’t give up decree powers
[AP]

Domestic
Next up for Obama: Marriage equality for gay Americans
[WaPo]
Obama Will Move Political Operations to Chicago
[NYT]
Romney keeps away from Tea Party
[Boston Globe]
GE’s Immelt to head Obama economic advisory board
[LAT]
House GOP group proposes deep spending cuts over next decade
[WaPo]
FBI’s biggest-ever mob bust shows where Mafia still holds sway
[CSM]
Blackwater Founder Said to Back Mercenaries in Africa
[NYT]
Giffords taken outside for first time
[Reuters]

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Daily International News 01.18.11

January 18, 2011

Daily International News
January 18, 2011

Hu Jintao State Visit/Hu-Obama Summit 2011
Overall

Biden greets China’s Hu upon arrival in the US
[AP]
Obama holding first China state dinner in 13 years
[AP]

Hu Gets Full State Honors as Visit Displays Obama’s Dueling Views of China
[Bloomberg]
China’s Hu to engage in rare Q&A with media in US
[AP]
From 01/15 U.S.-China Relationship Difficult, Lugar Says Before Hu Visits White House [Bloomberg]
From 01/17 For Chinese Leader’s Visit, U.S. to Take a Bolder Tack [NYT]
Q&A with WaPo’s John Pomfret on Hu Visit
[WaPo]
Issues

Hu Jintao arriving for state visit focused on economics, security, human rights
[WaPo]

Editorial: The U.S. finds its voice on China and human rights
[WaPo]
On Faith: President Hu Jintao, Tibet, and the Dalai Lama
[WaPo]
Before meeting Obama, Hu positive on peninsula
[JoongAng]
Energy Could Be a Key Area of Cooperation for the U.S. and China
[TIME]
US companies expand goals as China leader arrives
[AP]

Northeast Asia
Koreas

2011’s Top Risks: Will North Korea spin out of control?
[FP]
UN Should Discuss North Korean Uranium, South Korea’s President Lee Says
[Bloomberg]

North Korea willing to resume U.S. missions to recover remains of MIAs
[CNN]
N. Korea’s actual military spending estimated at US$8.77 bln in 2009
[Yonhap]
China/Taiwan

Taiwan Stages Missile Tests on Eve of U.S.-China Meeting
[NYT] and Video: Taiwan in live-fire missile tests [BBC]
Senators accuse China of violating sanctions against Iran
[FP]

China’s Military Comes Into Its Own
[StratFor]
China commercial nuclear fuel reprocessing far off
[AP]
China sees importance of trilateral cooperation with Japan, ROK
[Xinhua]
Summary Box: China rare earths exports up in 2010
[AP]
China, Russia to hold fifth strategic security negotiations
[Xinhua]
“Experience China” debuts at NYC’s Times Square
[Xinhua]

South/Central Asia
Major earthquake hits SW Pakistan
[AP]
Pakistani troops search homes in Karachi crackdown
[AP]
Nobel laureate Yunus in Bangladesh court
[AFP]

Southeast Asia
Vietnam reshuffles leaders, but policy seen consistent
[Reuters]
Top UN official to visit Sri Lanka’s war victims
[AFP]

Middle East
Palestinian resolution on Israel to be put to UN council
[AFP]

Palestinians raise flag at Washington office
[AP]
Russia reaffirms recognition of Palestinian state
[BBC]
Palestinian killed along Gaza-Israel border
[AP]
Va. teen detained in Kuwait sues U.S.
[WaPo]
Netanyahu rewards Barak with Israel cabinet seats
[Reuters]
Suicide bombing in Iraq kills 52 police recruits [AP]
Turkey to join Lebanon ‘contact group’ to help solve political crisis
[Hurriyet]

Iran suspends hanging sentence in stoning case: MP
[Reuters]
Pirates seized record 1,181 hostages in 2010 – report
[BBC]

Africa
UN team examines seized Iranian weapons in Nigeria
[AP]
Officials: 4 ministers quit new Tunisia government
[AP]
Rwanda issues arrest warrant for dissent exiles
[BBC]

Europe
Spain holds 10 in first anti-Eta raids since ceasefire
[BBC]
Iraq inquiry: Notes from Tony Blair to George Bush will not be published
[Guardian]

Berlusconi urged to resign over latest sex probe
[Reuters]
EU to detail objections to Hungary media law in letter
[Reuters]
Irish Prime Minister Cowen wins confidence vote
[AP]
Vatican warned Irish bishops not to report abuse
[AP]
UK gay couple wins discrimination case against Christian hoteliers – video
[Guardian]

Americas
Paraguay leader tells police to shut down rebels
[AP]
‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier charged with corruption in Haiti
[Guardian]
Mexico police: founding member of Zetas captured
[AP]

Domestic
Inside Holbrooke’s War With the White House
[Daily Beast]
Obama Launches Rule Review, Pledging to Spur Jobs, Growth
[WSJ]
Supreme Court refuses to revive effort to put D.C. same-sex marriage law to vote
[WaPo]
Videos show Tucson shooting in detail, sources say
[WaPo]
Release Nears for Giffords
[WSJ]
Sarah Palin Defends “Blood Libel” Phrase, Says Liberals Can’t “Shut Me Up”
[CBS]
Dick Cheney on ‘Today’: I may need a heart transplant (VIDEO)
[WaPo]
From 01/17 Apple boss Steve Jobs takes ‘medical leave’ [BBC]
Facebook U-turns on phone and address data sharing
[BBC]

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Daily International News 01.12.11

January 12, 2011

Daily International News
January 12, 2011

Northeast Asia
Koreas
Gates in Tokyo for Talks on North Korea
[NYT]
Gates Demands a Halt of North Korean Tests
[WSJ]
Hot Line Connecting Koreas Returns to Service
[NYT]
Klingner Opinion: North Korea’s Imminent Threat
[WSJ]
Seoul returns offer for talks – but tough talks
[JoongAng]
China’s Hu to call for new talks on North Korea
[AP]
S Korea keen on upgrading defense deals with Israel
[AHN]
Five North Korean defectors ‘shot dead’
[Sify]

China
Robert Gates tours China nuclear warfare headquarters
[BBC]
Nationalistic and Chasing the ‘Chinese Dream’
[NYT]
China Would `Welcome’ U.S. Statement on Holdings During Hu, Obama Summit
[Bloomberg]
Geithner warns Beijing on currency policies
[AP]
Tajikistan agrees to give land to China
[AP]
China bans German pork and eggs in dioxin scare
[BBC]
China artist Ai Weiwei’s Shanghai studio demolished
[BBC]

Japan
DPJ lawmakers get together amid internal rifts
[Mainichi]

Southeast Asia
Vietnam vows change to build modern economy
[BBC]
Floods ground Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
In Kabul, Biden promises U.S. support beyond 2014
[WaPo]
US ‘not the enemy of Islam’ says Biden
[AFP]
Suicide bomber kills two in Afghanistan capital
[Guardian]
Life in jail for two Pakistani Muslim blasphemers
[BBC]
Biden in Pakistan for Talks With Top Officials
[NYT]
Pakistani bomber kills 17 in attack on police
[BBC]
Zardari Ally to Succeed Slain Punjab Gov. Taseer in Pakistan
[NYT]

Middle East
Lebanon’s government falls as Hezbollah pulls out
[AP]
Iran Says Time Running Out for Nuclear Deal
[NYT]

Africa
South Sudan’s referendum vote reaches 60%, says SPLM
[BBC]
US could take Sudan off state terror list by July
[AFP]
Ivory Coast’s army opens fire on opposition neighborhoods
[AP]
Government imposes curfew in Tunisia’s capital
[AP]
Tunisian president fires police chief over unrest
[Reuters]
Egypt denies sectarian motive for Copt’s murder
[AFP]
Nigeria: Jos Killings Escalate
[All Africa]

Europe
Tony Blair to appear before Iraq war inquiry on 21 January
[Guardian]
Eric Illsley to quit as MP following expenses conviction
[Guardian]
Kaczynski air crash: Russia blames Polish pilot error
[BBC]
Dutch government enforcing taxes on prostitution
[AP]
Europe Debates Larger Rescue Fund
[WSJ]
European stocks higher after Portugal bond sale
[AFP]
Germany enjoys stellar growth
[FT]

Americas
Prayer and mourning in Haiti a year after quake
[AP]
Hitmen intensify attacks in Mexico’s richest city
[Reuters]
At least 61 dead in rain-hit Brazil towns
[Reuters]

Domestic
Arizona Shooting
Analysis: Sarah Palin’s use of ‘blood libel’ sparks new controversy
[WaPo]
Boehner opposes new gun-control bill
[The Hill]
Obama’s Visit to Arizona Offers Moment to Alter His Image of `Detachment’
[Bloomberg]
Officers stopped Loughner on day of Ariz. shooting
[AP]
Gun sales soar 60 percent in Arizona
[Politico]
Other
Daley Has $7.7 Million of JPMorgan Stock to Divest on Way to White House
[Bloomberg]
Republican school board in N.C. backed by tea party abolishes integration policy
[WaPo]
Oil spill panel calls for tighter federal rules, new fees for drilling
[WaPo]
More slayings in Pr. George’s, and police feel the heat
[WaPo]
How To Switch Your iPhone Service From AT&T To Verizon
[Techland]

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Daily International News 12.30.10

December 30, 2010

Daily International News
December 30, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
North Korea threat grows with new forces – South report [Reuters]
Is Iran About to Test a Nuclear Bomb In North Korea? [Fox News]
Russia urges North Korea to return to IAEA control [Voice of Russia]
Unification Ministry adopts policy of aggressive pressure against N.Korea [Hankyoreh]
N.Korea’s Cross-Border Business with China Picking Up [Chosun Ilbo]
Train carrying gifts for North Korea heir derailed – report [Reuters]
North Korea bends it like Beckham in UK film first [BBC]
Russia calls on Koreas to stop “muscle flexing” [Reuters]
China
China’s online population hits 450 million [AP]
China to go after Internet phone services [AP]

South/Central/Southeast Asia
Sri Lanka bans BBC again from war inquiry panel [BBC]
Thai court jails ‘yellow shirt’ group over TV invasion [BBC]
India Struggles to Protect Flow of Iranian Oil [NYT]
Blast kills at least 14 civilians in Afghanistan [AP]

Middle East
Former Israeli president convicted of rape [AP]
Israel – Iran nuclear bomb ‘still three years away’ [BBC]
Israel Confirms Major Gas Find [NYT]
Yemen frees jailed Shia rebels in ‘peace deal’ [BBC]

Africa
Ivory Coast on brink of “genocide” – envoy to U.N.[Reuters]
UN: Forces obstruct Ivory Coast mass grave probe [AP]
Sudan’s President Bashir calls time on Darfur talks [BBC]
Somaliland jails Russians over weapons for Puntland [BBC]
Nigerian Islamist attacks kill police and civilians [BBC]
Guinea President Alpha Conde purges top civil servants [BBC]

Europe/UK
Greek motorcycle bomb damages court buildings [AP]
1 suspect in Denmark terror case released, 3 held [AP]
Russian tycoon Khodorkovsky gets 6 more years [AP]
Vatican creates financial watchdog amid bank probe [AP]
NI water crisis may continue until next week [BBC]
Ed Miliband says planned cuts are choice, not necessity [BBC]
Charity chief warns cuts could ‘kill off’ Big Society [BBC]
Union leader says 2011 will be ‘horrible’ year [BBC]

Americas
US revokes Venezuela ambassador’s visa amid Chavez row [BBC]

Domestic
The List: what’s out, what’s in as 2011 dawns [WaPo]
James Cole appointed to deputy AG job; new ambassador dispatched to Syria [WaPo]
What the tea party wants from the Constitution [WaPo]
State to certify Murkowski as Alaska Senate winner [AP]
Some GOP stalwarts defend first lady’s anti-obesity campaign from Palin’s shots [WaPo]
Economic forecasters see growth in 2011, but risk factors remain [WaPo]
Christine O’Donnell, ex-Senate candidate, subject of federal campaign funds probe [WaPo]
Ex-car czar Rattner settles NY probe for $10M [AP]

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Daily International News 07.02.10

July 2, 2010

Daily International News
July 2, 2010

Japan
Dolphin hunt film, the Cove, screened in Japan
[BBC]
Toyota plans recall of 270,000 vehicles worldwide over engine flaw
[WaPo]
China
China steps up surveillance in Xinjiang‎
[BBC]
Risk-tolerant China investing heavily in Iraq as U.S. companies hold back
[WaPo]
Koreas
U.N. Security Council debating extent of N. Korea’s responsibility for sinking: envoy
[Yonhap]
North Korea book wins top non-fiction prize
[BBC]
Obama’s South Korea Trade Agreement Push Collides With Ford
[Bloomberg]

Southeast/South Asia/Pacific
UN asks warring Nepal parties to form united government
[Hindustan Times]
Five killed in ambush in southern Thailand
[BBC]
Australian Nazi suspect wins extradition appeal
[BBC]

AfPak
Gen. Petraeus arrives in Kabul to lead NATO forces
[AP]
USAID compound attacked in Afghanistan; 4 killed
[AP]
Pakistanis blame US after shrine attack kills 42
[AP]

Middle East
Fence-mending on agenda for Obama-Netanyahu talks
[Reuters]
Israeli PM Netanyahu renews Shalit prisoner swap offer
[BBC]
U.S. Middle East envoy meets with Palestinian Authority president
[CNN]
Israel’s Foes Embrace New Resistance Tactics
[WSJ]
Turkish jets bomb Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq
[AP]
Jordan nuclear deal held up by U.S. curbs – sources
[Reuters]

Africa
African Countries Form a Common Market
[NYT]
S.Africa’s ex-top cop found guilty of corruption
[AP]
Somali president seen on front lines in fight against militants
[LAT]
Rwandan fugitive facing genocide charges arrested
[AP]

Europe/UK
UK public to vote on changing voting system
[AP]
MPs urge Iraq inquiry to recall Blair
[Independent]
Britain Curbing Airport Growth to Aid Climate
[NYT]
Finland as first nation to make broadband access a legal right
[CNN]
Belgium’s Caretaker Government Takes on EU Presidency
[Epoch Times]

Domestic
U.S. Adds Its Own Sanctions on Iran
[WSJ]
In war-funding vote, Democrats cast doubts on Obama’s Afghan policy
[WaPo]
House Panel Votes to Ease Cuba Travel Restrictions
[NYT]
Obama pushes immigration reform, seeks broad support
[Reuters]
Prosecutors: NY suspect spilled Russia spy details
[AP]
BP Criminal Case in Oil Spill May Be Inevitable, Analysts Say
[Bloomberg]

Americas
21 Die in Gun Battle Near U.S. Border With Mexico
[NYT]
Mexico nabs gang leader in US consulate killing
[AP]
Argentina: Ex-dictator faces human rights charges
[AP]

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Daily International News 11.09.09

November 9, 2009

Daily International News
November 9, 2009

DPRK

French special envoy visiting Pyongyang [Yonhap]
“A special envoy of French President Nicolas Sarkozy on North Korea arrived in Pyongyang on Monday, the North’s media said, in a visit reportedly aimed at exploring ways of improving relations with the communist state.”

U.S., N.K. may hold talks after Thanksgiving holiday: source [Yonhap]
“The bilateral meeting appears most likely to be held after the Thanksgiving holiday, which falls on Nov. 25-29,” said a senior Seoul government official, requesting to be unnamed. The U.S. State Department in Washington was reportedly expected to make either an official or unofficial announcement of the date of the bilateral talks late Monday or early Tuesday (local time) at the earliest.”

Cold War frontier gone in Germany, remains in Korea [Reuters]
“As a united Germany marks the 20th anniversary of the Berlin Wall’s fall on Monday, about 1 million soldiers face off across the Cold War’s last great divide — the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas.”

North Korean army cashes in on exports to China [SMH]
“North Korea’s military has grabbed nearly complete command of the state-run economy and staked out a lucrative trade in mineral sales to China to make money for its supreme commander, Kim Jong-il.”

 

China and Burma

China executes 9 suspects over July ethnic riots [AP]
“The official China News Service reported that the nine were executed after a final review of the verdicts by the Supreme People’s Court as required by law, but gave no specific date or other details. Earlier reports had identified those condemned as eight Uighurs and one Han.”

Obama to Meet With Prime Minister of Myanmar [NYT]
President Obama plans to meet with the prime minister of Myanmar along with other Southeast Asian leaders next Sunday, in a high-level affirmation of the new policy by Washington of engaging the military-ruled country despite its dismal human rights record.”

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi optimistic after U.S. visit [Reuters]
“Myanmar’s detained opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, expressed hope on Monday that U.S. engagement with the county’s military rulers could spur democratic reforms, her lawyer said.”

 

AfPak/India

Karzai says he’s addressing corruption [Reuters]
“”We also mean corruption of a different kind which is a lot more serious, which is new to Afghanistan, which is with the arrival of a lot of money to Afghanistan,” Karzai said in an interview with the PBS program “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.”

Afghan Foreign Ministry: UN envoy acts beyond his authority [Quqnoos]
“Afghan Ministry of Foreign affairs said UN special envoy in Afghanistan was acting beyond his authority by instructing Karzai to exclude warlords and bring reforms.”

India limits media on contentious Dalai Lama trip [AP]
“India refused to allow foreign journalists to travel to Tawang to cover the trip and tried to keep local reporters away from the Dalai Lama on Sunday.”

 

Middle East

Netanyahu’s Washington trip clouded by Abbas threat [WP]
“Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Washington on Sunday with the U.S. Middle East peace drive in crisis over a threat by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to stand down.”

With Iran in mind Israeli president begins historic visit to Argentina and Brazil [MercoPress]
“Israeli President Shimon Peres begins Monday a “historic visit” to Brazil and Argentina, the first in decades to both countries for an Israeli head of state, and one of the main issues of the agenda will be the so-called “Iranian infiltration” in Latinamerica.”

Iraq election commission proposes vote on Jan. 21 [AP]
“Al-Haidari said the commission has also determined there will be 323 seats in the next parliament, up from current 275.”

 

Africa

President Al-Bashir Postpones his Visit to Turkey [Suna]
“He told the President of Turkey, Abdullah Gül, that the ongoing dialogue between the two partners -the National Congress and Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) – necessitates the postponement of his visit to Turkey in order to boost the consultations and contacts for reaching solutions for the pending issues.”

Al-Bashir cancels Turkey OIC trip [Al Jazeera]
“The president of Sudan has cancelled a visit to Turkey amid an EU push to arrest him for war crimes charges.”

 

Europe

An Overview of 20 Years After the Fall of the Berline Wall [Deutsche Welle]

Blair’s last throw of the dice for presidency [Times UK]
“Tony Blair has made a belated effort to revive his attempt to be president of Europe with a flurry of personal telephone calls to continental leaders, The Times has learnt.”

 

Americas

Chavez to troops: Prepare for war with Colombia [AP]
“President Hugo Chavez on Sunday ordered Venezuela’s military to prepare for a possible armed conflict with Colombia, saying his country’s soldiers should be ready if the United States attempts to provoke a war between the South American neighbors.”

Democratic consultant says he got a warning from White House after appearing on Fox News [LA Times]
“White House Communications Director Anita Dunn said that she had checked with colleagues who “deal with TV issues” and that they had not told people to avoid Fox. On the contrary, they had urged people to appear on the network.”

Who is Cao? [TIME Swampland]
“Joe Cao (pronounced Gow) is the name on most people’s lips Inside the Beltway this morning. So, how did this freshman Republican escape GOP Whip Eric Cantor’s hammer to vote with Democrats for health care reform, ruining Cantor’s goal of unified opposition?”