Posts Tagged ‘torture’

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Daily International News 05.04.11

May 4, 2011

Daily International News
May 4, 2011

OBL News
Uzbekistan, North Korea ignore bin Laden news
[FP]

For Obama, Big Rise in Poll Numbers After Bin Laden Raid
[NYT]
Pakistan Says ‘Whole World’ Shared Failures of Intelligence on Bin Laden
[NYT]

Tensions Rise as U.S. Officials Press Pakistan for Answers
[NYT]
Holder concerned over revenge for bin Laden’s death
[TWT]
Bin Laden Raid Revives Debate on Value of Torture
[NYT]
Obama to lay wreath at Ground Zero
[AP]

Opinion: Pax bin Laden is no more [WaPo]
About 57 million watch Obama’s Sunday night bin Laden announcement
[WaPo]

Northeast Asia
Japan
Cables Show U.S. Concern on Japan’s Disaster Readiness
[NYT]

ADB sees ‘Asian Century’ by 2050 with Japan among key players
[Kyodo]
China
China Establishes New Internet Regulator
[NYT]
Friend says Chinese civil rights lawyer resurfaces
[AP]

China says US report on religious policy biased
[AP]
China urges U.S. to more fairly assess China’s IPR protection
[Xinhua]
China ready to strengthen cooperation with Japan in reconstruction, says VP
[Xinhua]
Koreas
NKorea detains 2 Japanese over drugs, fake money
[AP]
N. Korea confirms detention of two Japanese nationals
[Yonhap]
North Korean political prison camps growing – Amnesty
[BBC]
Original Report: Images reveal scale of North Korean political prison camps [Amnesty]
North Korea hands over British pilot’s remains
[AP]
S. Korea presses N. Korea to address provocations ahead of six-party talks
[Yonhap]
North Korea Seizes Cell Phones
[MobilMedia]
SKorean lawmakers ratify EU free trade deal
[AP]
White House ready to send Congress key trade deals
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Vietnam: Ethnic Hmong ‘in mass protest in Dien Bien’
[BBC]
Thailand-Cambodia border crossing reopens
[BBC]
U.S. wants Sri Lanka to act first on wartime rights violations
[Reuters]

South/Central Asia [non-OBL]
Afghanistan: Pakistan had to know bin Laden there
[AP]
NATO chief says Afghan mission on track after bin Laden
[Reuters]

Middle East
Palestinians say end division at Cairo ceremony
[Reuters] and Palestinian factions celebrate unity deal [Al Jazeera]

Gun, grenade attack on Turk police after PM rally
[Reuters]
‘Hundreds jailed’ over Syria protests
 [Al Jazeera]
Syrian leader: Army operation in south to end soon
[AP]

Africa
NATO chief says he favors financing Libyan rebels
[AP]
ICC prosecutor to seek arrest of 3 Libyans
[AP]

Libyan govt forces shell port as aid ship docks
[AP]
Dozens dead as Ivorian troops clash with militia
[Reuters]
Clashes in Sudan kill 20 near border, oil regions
[AP]
Muslim sect suspected of killing 5 in Nigeria
[AP] 
Sub-Saharan Africans Risk Everything to Flee Libya
[Der Speigel]

Europe
EU considers tightening border rules
[Al Jazeera]
London police under fire for G20 death
[Al Jazeera]
AV poll indicates crushing defeat for yes campaign
[Guardian]
Russian Is Charged in Absentia With Betraying Spies in U.S.
[NYT]
U.S., Romania announce plan for missile shield site
[TWT]
Prince Charles visits D.C. urban farm Common Good
[WaPo]

Americas
Incumbent casts big shadow over Peru election
[AP]
Colombia prosecutor suspends Bogota Mayor Samuel Moreno
[BBC]
Honduras drops ex-President Manuel Zelaya charges
[BBC]

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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 10.22.10

October 22, 2010

Daily International News
October 22, 2010

International
G20 finance ministers resist US pressure over trade
[BBC]

Northeast Asia
Koreas
US admiral warns against another NKorea nuke test
[AP]
S.Korea cannot rule out N.Korea nuclear test
[AFP]
Forum on North Korea scheduled in Palo Alto
[Mercury News]

China/Taiwan
Op-ed: Havel/Tutu: If China frees Nobel winner, it will show its strength [WaPo]
Tokyo urges Japan, China to avoid tit-for-tat claims
[Reuters]
More Tibetan students ‘take to streets over reforms’
[BBC]
Baidu search engine’s profits more than double
[BBC]
China prompts rare earth consumers to look elsewhere
[Reuters] and Japan plans to mine rare earth metals in Vietnam [AP]
China Courts Secessionists In Sudan, Breaking a Mold
[WSJ]
7 dead, 25 missing after typhoon hits Taiwan
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
UN casts doubt over Burma election
[BBC]
Indonesia confirms Papua torture
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
US to announce major military aid package for Pakistan
[BBC]
Pakistani Troops Linked to Abuses Will Lose Aid
[NYT]
Attacks on soldiers, mosque kill 9 in Pakistan
[AP]
Afghan insurgents dismiss peace talks
[Reuters]
Afghan Aid Groups Plan to Leave Over Karzai Decree
[WSJ]
Taliban hit NATO convoy in Afghanistan, killing 3
[AP]
Communists in India Fight to Hold On to Mission
[NYT]

Middle East
Report: Berlusconi doubts effect of Iran sanctions
[AP]
American Iran Embargo Thwarted When Smugglers Ship Made-In-USA
[Bloomberg]
Iraq’s Maliki finishes Mideast tour, seeks support for 2nd term
[WaPo]
Settlers Race to Build Units in West Bank
[NYT]
Influence Of Israel’s Leftist Peace Movement Wanes
[NPR]
Turkish police arrest 5 al Qaeda suspects
[Reuters]

Africa
Niger junta confirms it crushed coup attempt
[Reuters]
Guinea presidential run-off election in doubt
[BBC]

Europe
Police clear refinery as French unions defiant
[Reuters]
France forced to import electricity
[Telegraph]
UK nuclear submarine grounded in accident
[AP]

Americas
Cuba agrees to release five more dissidents
[BBC]
Cholera outbreak hits rural Haiti – 142 dead
[AP]

Domestic
Former president Clinton on mission to rescue Democratic Party in fall elections
[WaPo]
Where President Obama is headed (and what it means)
[WaPo]
AP source: McDonough to be No. 2 security adviser
[AP]
WikiLeaks near release of secret US war documents
[AP]
Costly virtual border fence in tatters
[LA Times]
Barney Frank Lends to Campaign to Fight Anti-Democratic Wave
[Bloomberg]

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Daily International News 08.17.10

August 17, 2010

Daily International News
August 17, 2010

East Asia/Pacific
Koreas
From 08.16 U.S. and South Korea Begin War Drills [NYT]
NKorea rejects SKorean unification proposal
[AP]
Jang Song-taek Named as a Caretaker for Kim Jong-un
[Arirang]
With Kim ailing, signs of big changes in N. Korea
[Asahi Shimbun]
North Korea says it has joined Twitter, YouTube
[AP]

Leading anti-U.S. activist in Korea arrested
[Yonhap]
Opinion: Deter Pyongyang through Beijing
[The American]

China/Taiwan
US says China’s military has seen secret expansion
[BBC]
and China unlikely to satisfy US on military openness [AP]
Taiwan urges US to sell island advanced weapons
[AP]
China tests space station module to launch in 2011
[AP]
36 killed, hundreds injured in new China flooding
[AP]

Japan
Suspect ship seen before Japan tanker blast: report
[Reuters]

Japanese Officials Step Up Response to Slowdown as Yen Gains
[Bloomberg]

Pacific
Australia facing possibility of hung parliament
[Telegraph]
Australia’s Gillard backs republic after Queen’s death
[BBC]

Central/South Asia
Karzai to Bar Security Firms
[WSJ]

Taliban call for joint inquiry into civilian Afghan deaths considered
[Guardian]
Pakistani leader attempts damage control after European trip during disaster
[LAT]
UN says millions without help in Pakistan floods
[AP]
Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan confirms leader Tahir Yuldashev killed
[Long War Journal]

Middle East
Iraq/Iran
Suicide Bomber Kills Dozens in Attack on Iraqi Army Recruits
[NYT]
Iran to build 10 uranium enrichments plants in mountain strongholds
[Telegraph]

Analysts see Iranian nuclear dispute continuing despite sanctions
[The National]
Iranian Anti-Stoning Lawyer Continues Fight from Exile
[Der Spiegel]
Iranian fighter jet crashes near nuclear plant
[AP]

Arabian Peninsula
‘Open gate’ in Oman means trade with Iran and influx of drugs
[The National]
Arrest of Shiite activists sparks riots ahead of Bahrain election
[The National]

Israel
Israel to refuse to stop building settlements
[Telegraph]

Israeli says she didn’t humiliate Arab on Facebook
[AP]

Turkey
Brownback’s case against proposed Turkish ambassador Ricciardone
[FP]
U.S. Tells Turkey Weapons Deals At Risk: Report
[Defense News]
American freelance writer arrested in Turkey
[WaPo]

Africa
In ANC bill, South African media see threat to press freedom
[CSM]
Libya: BP to Start Drilling By October
[WSJ]
Nigerian police ‘use torture’ to extort cash
[AFP]
Jordanian UN officers abducted in Darfur freed
[AFP]
Nigeria’s former military leader launches challenge for presidency
[Guardian]

Cholera kills 87 in Nigeria: official
[AFP]
Wounded buffalo kills Zimbabwean conservationist
[AP]

Europe
START expiration ends U.S. inspection of Russian nuclear bases
[WaPo]

Suicide Bomber Attacks Police in North Caucasus
[NYT]
Russia expels Romanian diplomat accused of spying
[AP]
Medvedev summons Russian oligarchs to help after wildfires
[Telegraph]
Barclays in Sanctions Bust
[WSJ]
Eurozone inflation hits 20-month high
[BBC]

Americas
Judge orders longtime Gitmo detainee released for lack of evidence
[CNN]

Star’s Candidacy in Haiti Puts Scrutiny on Charity
[NYT]
U.S. Said to Plan Easing Rules for Travel to Cuba
[NYT]
Mexico supreme court upholds gay adoptions
[AP]
Protesters in Bolivia’s Potosi region end blockade
[BBC]
Brazil forbids election spoofing
[AP]

Domestic
FP interview with Bob Gates: The Transformer
[FP]
AP Exclusive: Terrorist tapes found under CIA desk
[AP]
Pentagon Misspends Emergency Fund on Afghan Power, Skelton Says
[Bloomberg]
Glenn Beck’s plans for rally on a hallowed date and spot spurs countermarches
[WaPo]
Fox parent gives $1 million to RGA
[Politico]
California Gay Marriage Ban Will Continue During Court Appeal
[Bloomberg]
Plumes of Gulf oil spreading east on sea floor
[CNN]

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Daily International News 07.07.10

July 7, 2010

Daily International News
July 7, 2010

Northeast Asia
N. Korea threatens war if U.N. Security Council blames it for ship sinking
[Yonhap]
Aid group: NKorea jailed kin of currency reformers
[AP]
Japan Sets Group For Nuclear Deals
[WSJ]
China, Myanmar to promote energy, transport co-op: vice premier
[Xinhua]
China rules out option of dumping US debt
[FT]

South/Central Asia
NATO airstrike accidentally kills 5 Afghan troops
[AP]
Army presence soars amid deadly Kashmir protests
[AP]

Middle East
U.S. and Israel Shift Attention to Peace Process
[NYT]
Israel Offers Peace Steps, in U.S. and Mideast
[WSJ]
Israeli army: Gaza war troops to be disciplined
[WaPo]
Israel keeping flotilla ships until inquiry ends
[AP]
Yemeni court sentences 2 al-Qaida members to death
[AP]

Africa
Somalis in al-Shabab towns protest troop increase
[AP]
Kenya’s constitutional vote on sharia courts pits Muslims against Christians
[WaPo]
Rwanda summons South African ambassador over probe
[AFP]
Sudan renews press censorship: journalists
[AFP]
Fault disrupts Seacom internet cable to East Africa
[BBC]

Europe
Russian spy claims swap in works for spies in US
[AP]
Vatican to issue long-awaited sex abuse document
[AP]
French court hands Noriega 7-year prison term
[AP]
French probe allegations of secret Sarkozy funding
[AP]
Solar plane takes off for 24-hour test flight
[AP]

UK
British Troops to Hand Over to Americans in Afghan Hot Spot
[NYT]
U.K. to investigate detainee torture claims, PM announces
[CNN]
Britain marks 5th anniversary of terror attack
[AP]
World stock markets fall despite Wall Street gains
[AP]
‘Climategate’ inquiry mostly vindicates scientists
[AP]

Domestic
Lawmakers Oppose Canadian Pipeline
[NYT]
Obama bypassing Senate for new Medicare chief
[AP]
Obama Names Ford CEO Mulally, Disney CEO Iger to Export Council
[Bloomberg]

Americas
Venezuela captures alleged Colombian drug lord
[AP]
Mexico town evacuated as dam threatens to overflow
[BBC]

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Daily International News 06.01.10

June 1, 2010

Daily International News
June 1, 2010 [and some weekend pieces]

Northeast Asia
Japan PM Hatoyama faces pressure to resign
[BBC]
South Korea probes war rumours ahead of elections
[Reuters]
China and Japan ‘back North Korea financial sanctions’
[BBC]
Three judges shot dead at a court in Hunan, China
[BBC]
China bans evidence from torture
[BBC]
China aims to become supercomputer superpower
[BBC]

Southeast Asia
UN calls for Thai clashes inquiry
[BBC]
Thai government faces no-confidence vote over Bangkok
[BBC]

Central/South Asia
Senior al-Qaeda leader ‘killed’ in Afghanistan
[BBC]
India-US talks to focus on Afghanistan, economic ties
[Reuters]
Afghan insurgents dismiss Karzai peace “jirga”
[Reuters]

Middle East [Israel/PA]
U.N. Security Council Condemns ‘Acts’ in Israeli Raid
[NYT]
Activists send new boat to challenge Gaza blockade
[AP]
China urges Israel to break blockade on Gaza
[Xinhua]
Op-ed: Flotilla Assault Spurs Crisis [WSJ]
Editorial: The flotilla fiasco [WaPo]
Rift between crucial Middle East allies a headache for United States
[CNN]
Turkish PM calls Israeli ship raid a ‘massacre’
[AP]

[Other] Middle East
Iraq’s supreme court upholds March election result
[BBC]
U.N. Says Iran Has Fuel for 2 Nuclear Weapons
[NYT]
China calls for early resumption of dialogue on Iranian nuke issue
[Xinhua]

Africa
5 of 7 candidates withdraw from Burundi elections
[AP]
Namibia HIV women sue over forced sterilisation
[BBC]
Al-Qaida leader in Algeria surrenders
[AP]

Europe
German President Koehler quits amid row over military
[BBC]
French President Sarkozy backs African global role
[BBC]
European Central Bank’s Report Issues Warning
[NYT]

Americas/Domestic
Uribe ally favourite as Colombia set for run-off poll
[BBC]
20 to 25 Bodies Found in Mexico Mine
[NYT]
Gulf oil spill: BP prepares new attempt to cap flow
[BBC]
High Court Nominee Kagan May Get Support From Republicans
[Bloomberg]

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Daily International News 02.02.10

February 2, 2010

Daily International News
February 2, 2010

Japan
Child custody battles could raise US-Japan tension
[AP]

Koreas
South Korea rules out “payoff” for summit with North
[Reuters]

China
China warns U.S. of detrimental effect of meeting Dalai Lama
[Xinhua]
China to sanction U.S. firms selling Taiwan arms
[Reuters]
Man who spent 3 months in Tokyo airport to leave
[AP]

South Asia
Americans held in Pakistan complain of torture
[Reuters]
Pakistani Taliban leader’s death would be ‘fatal blow’ for group, analyst says
[WaPo]
Karzai Seeks Saudi’s Support to Afghan Peace Deal
[Quqnoos]
Pakistan Offers to Train Afghan Soldiers
[WSJ]

Southeast Asia
Will Sodomy Charges End Malaysia’s Opposition?
[TIME]
Sri Lanka president gets extra year in power
[Reuters]

Iran
West eyes Iran central bank in sanction push
[Reuters] and Italy against new Iran energy deals [Reuters]
02.01 Iran, With Opposition Protests Continuing, Executes More Prisoners [NYT]
Mousavi condemns Iran executions
[Al Jazeera]

Israel/Palestine
Hamas leader says Israel prisoner swap at impasse
[Reuters]
Explosive devices float onto Israeli beaches
[Reuters]

Europe
02.01 Northern Ireland Nears Power-Sharing Pact [WSJ]
1 injured in Russian railroad bombing
[AP]
Concorde trial starts 10 years after crash
[Reuters]

Africa
SAfrican leader criticized over love child report
[AP]

Haiti
Haiti food convoy attacked; UN warns of volatility
[AP]
Bill Clinton to coordinate Haiti relief efforts
[Reuters]
Haiti questions Americans over “kidnapping”
[Reuters]
Scientists say Haiti could be hit by another earthquake soon
[McClatchy]

Domestic
Huge Deficits May Alter U.S. Politics and Global Power
[NYT] and Mr. Obama’s New Budget [NYT]
Accused NY bomb plotter’s father faces new charges
[Reuters]
Pentagon to Study Lifting Ban on Openly Gay Members
[Bloomberg]
Obama, Family Plan Trip to Boyhood Indonesian School in March
[Bloomberg]