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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 08.22.11

August 22, 2011

Daily International News
August 22, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Race to replace Kan as prime minister an opportunity to display national will, vision
[Mainichi]
Areas near Japan nuke plant to remain off-limits
[AP]
74 percent favor gradual reduction of nuclear power plants: Mainichi poll
[Mainichi]
Apple’s iPhone gets Japanese earthquake alert
[BBC]
Koreas
North Korea’s Kim May Get Nuclear Talks Offer on Russia Trip
[Bloomberg]
North Korean Leader Travels in Secrecy Toward Russian Summit
[VOA]
Kim’s Russia trip focusing on energy issue
[AP]
Pyongyang expels South Koreans from “peace” resort
[Reuters]
Red Cross: 29,000 have lost homes in NKorea floods
[AP]
North Korea to Auction Resort Owned by South
[NYT]
Deutsche Bank charged in South Korea over stock rout
[BBC]
China
Day 4: Biden gently prods China on human rights
[LA Times]
China-Philippines relations to develop through presidential visit
[Xinhua]
China to identify responsibility in fatal rail crash: official
[Xinhua]
Tainted vinegar suspected in 11 deaths in China
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Myanmar’s president calls for easing tensions
[AP]
Vietnamese police detain 50 in anti-China protest
[AP]
Philippine gov’t, rebels start new round of peace talks
[Kyodo]
Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim defiant at sodomy trial
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Biden Names Mongolian Horse, Lauds Democratic Progress Before Japan Visit
[Bloomberg]
India tentatively moves for talks with anti-graft activist
[Reuters]
Inquiry confirms Kashmir unmarked graves
[Al Jazeera]

Middle East
Syrian Forces Kill Eight Protesters as Assad Rejects Western Call to Leave
[Bloomberg]
Arab nations to pressure Syria at UN
[AP]
Hamas says Gaza ceasefire agreed
[Al Jazeera]
Egypt cabinet to meet as Israel tensions linger
[Reuters]
US hikers enter Iran on “espionage mission”: minister
[Xinhua]
Iran starts moving uranium centrifuges to bunker
[Reuters]

Africa
Libya
Fighting rages over Gaddafi’s compound
[Al Jazeera]
Rebels claim 3 of Gadhafi’s sons captured
[CNN]
US Diplomat: Gadhafi’s whereabouts not yet known
[AP]
McCain And Graham Say US Should Have Pushed Harder For Fall Of Qaddafi
[TPM]
China wants active role in Libyan reconstruction
[AP]
S.Africa not assisting Gaddafi to exit: minister
[Reuters]
Non-Libya Related
Congo’s ruling party nominates incumbent president
[AP]
Hopes low before South Africa climate change talks
[AP]

Europe
Putin ally Valentina Matviyenko set to be Russia’s No 3
[BBC]
Strauss-Kahn could hold office in France-party rival
[Reuters]

Americas
Irene strengthens into hurricane as it heads for Haiti
[BBC]
Canadian opposition leader Jack Layton dies
[Reuters]

Domestic
Obama Seeks to Close Distance With Voters
[Bloomberg]
Rick Perry’s claim that Obama has ‘killed more jobs’ than any other president
[WaPo]
Rove bets Palin will run for president
[POLITICO]
Newt Gingrich’s Pacific strategy – working?
[POLITICO]
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial joins an evolving National Mall
[LA Times]
Wall Street Aristocracy Got $1.2 Trillion in Secret Fed Loans
[Bloomberg]
Dominique Strauss-Kahn charges ‘set to be dropped’
[Guardian]

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Daily International News 08.02.11

August 2, 2011

Daily International News
August 2, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan warns of rise in China’s naval activities
[BBC]
Pockets of high radiation remind of Fukushima plant danger
[Reuters]
Toyota profits plunge after earthquake disruption
[BBC]
China
People’s Daily warns of consequences over South China Sea issue
[Xinhua]
Senior Chinese military officer stresses strategic trust in Asia Pacific
[Xinhua]
UN panel calls for Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo’s release
[BBC]
China police kill two suspects in Xinjiang violence
[BBC]
Koreas
Panel confirms 55 citizens abducted by N. Korea
[Korea Herald]
South Korea Investigates Alleged North Spy Ring
[VOA]
Korea’s 1st AWACS Plane Delivered
[Chosun]

Southeast Asia
Vietnam dissident’s 7-year sentence upheld
[AP]
Bomb blast on Philippines island kills 2, wounds 9
[Reuters]

South/Central Asia
Suicide bombers storm Afghan guesthouse, four killed
[Reuters]
Afghan president’s senior aide quits
[Al Jazeera]
Troops deployed after 34 killed in Pakistani city
[AP]
Analysis: Pakistan relying too much on China against U.S.
[Reuters]

Middle East
Israel plays down report of border deal
[AP]
Israel mulling Obama 1967 lines’ deal
[Xinhua]
Lebanese PM urges UN to end Israeli violations
[Xinhua]
Syria death toll rises, Italy recalls envoy
[Reuters]
Russia against UN sanctions, outside pressure on Syria
[Xinhua]
Turkey to appoint new military leadership
[Al Jazeera]
Bombers target churches in northern Iraq – police
[Reuters]

Africa
China calls for UN to play bigger role in resolving Libyan crisis
[Xinhua]
Seven rebels killed in Gaddafi counter-attack
[Reuters]
Mubarak trial a ‘decisive moment’ for Egypt
[WaPo]
BBC journalist Shaimaa Khalil released in Cairo
[BBC]
UN, aid groups push for more Somalia famine money
[AP]

Europe
Lawyer: Norwegian attacker makes demands
[AP] 
Murdoch foam pie attack: ‘Jonnie Marbles’ jailed
[BBC]
Phone-hacking scandal: Stuart Kuttner is latest NoW exec to be arrested
[Guadian]
NATO activates reserve force for Kosovo
[AP]

Americas
Cuba approves economic reform plan
[Al Jazeera]
Testing time for Argentina leader
[Al Jazeera] 
Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez appears with close-shaved head
[BBC]

Domestic
Long Battle on Debt Ending as Senate Set for Final Vote
[NYT]
Joe Biden, Mitch McConnell and the making of a debt deal
[POLITICO]
Giffords returns to Congress to vote on debt deal
[WaPo]
Sources: Joe Biden likened tea partiers to terrorists
[POLITICO]
What the debt-ceiling battle means for 2012
[WaPo]
Mitt Romney’s low-profile strategy
[POLITICO]
Ford recalls 1.2m F-series pick-up trucks
[BBC]

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Daily International News 06.27.11

June 27, 2011

Daily International News
June 27, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan PM adds Cabinet jobs on tsunami, nuke crisis
[AP]
Japan trips in key effort to cool nuclear reactors
[Reuters]
Radioactive cesium from Fukushima expected to reach U.S. West Coast in 5 years
[Mainichi]
Tepco treats radioactive water at Fukushima plant
[BBC]
Koreas
Russia prepares for possible visit by North Korea’s Kim
[Reuters]
N. Korea to hold ‘Arirang’ mass games from Aug. 1
[Kyodo]
Seoul to send delegation to seized North Korea resort
[Reuters]
China
Kurt Campbell: China’s Military Expansion Raises Concerns in Asia-Pacific
[VOA]
China and Vietnam Agree to Talks on South China Sea Dispute
[NYT]
China activist Hu Jia under house arrest, wife says
[BBC]
UK PM signs China deals but urges respect for human rights
[BBC]
Sudan president’s arrival in China delayed
[AP]
China tests Beijing-Shanghai bullet train
[BBC]
US cable: China official, Taiwanese spy had affair
[AP]
Chinese immigrants in Paris say they’re being systematically attacked
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Cambodia: First hearing ex-Khmer Rouge leaders’ trial
[BBC]
Japanese gov’t official arrives in Myanmar
[Kyodo]
Malaysian activists detained over banned rally
[BBC]
Philip Morris battles Australia on cigarette packaging
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Karzai accuses Pakistan of shelling
[Al Jazeera]
Pakistan expels British counter-terrorism trainers
[Reuters]
Pakistan’s Taliban vow attacks on West
[Reuters]
Gunmen kill senior Pakistani Taliban commander
[AP]

Middle East
Yemen’s Saleh to reappear as violence grips south
[Reuters]
Lebanon expects Hariri indictments soon
[Reuters]
Bahrain tries more medics accused in protests
[AP]
Iran parliament summons Ahmadinejad for questioning
[Reuters]
Israel drops threat to deport, ban journalists for covering flotilla
[AP]
Palestinians seek support for UN recognition
[AP]
Turkey police disperse pro-Kurdish protesters
[Al Jazeera]
Syria dissidents meet in Damascus to discuss transition
[BBC]

Africa
ICC issues Gaddafi arrest warrant
[Al Jazeera] 
Libya: Fierce fighting south-west of Tripoli
[BBC]
Somalia: Three Britons pardoned by president
[BBC]

Europe
Greek lawmakers poised to debate on austerity plan
[BBC]
Bill on Humane Slaughter Yields New Front for Muslim Tensions in Netherlands
[NYT]
E. coli death toll up to at least 47
[AP]
Knox trial: Convicted Ivorian to testify
[AP]

Americas
Hugo Chavez’s brother talks of armed struggle
[AP]

Domestic
Michele Bachmann stresses Iowa roots
[POLITICO]
New York City ‘I Do’ Campaign Woos Same-Sex Weddings After State Approval
[Bloomberg]
After N.Y. vote, Clinton talks to gays
[POLITICO]
Cops on trial over Katrina killings
[Al Jazeera]
LulzSec done after 50 days of hacks
[WaPo]
Obama Targets $72 Billion Business Tax Break
[Bloomberg]
Casey Anthony’s murder trial resumes in Fla.
[AP]

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Daily International News 06.17.11

June 17, 2011

Daily International News
June 17, 2011

International
UN climate chief calls on world leaders to step in
[AP]
UN body votes for protection of gay rights [AP]
Chinese president calls for joint efforts to address world economic challenges at International Economic Forum
[Xinhua]

Northeast Asia
China
China to boost coastal forces amid sea tensions
[Reuters] and China stages military drills in South China Sea [AP]
US joins navy drill in Southeast Asia
[Xinhua]
Philippines to China: Don’t intrude into our water
[AP]
Blind Chinese activist badly beaten, wife says
[AP]
China-Indonesia joint training for special forces ends in Bandung
[Xinhua]
China, Russia sign power generation deal
[Xinhua]
Fatal floods hit China forcing over 500,000 to flee
[BBC]
Chinese copy of Austrian village stirs emotions
[AP]
Koreas
S Korea rejects North’s demands for return of defectors
[BBC]
China, Russia agree to address N. Korean nukes within 6-party format
[Yonhap]
N. Korea says will dispose of S. Korea’s mountain resort assets
[Yonhap]
Number of mobile phone users in N. Korea tops 500,000: operator
[Yonhap]
Japan
TEPCO starts cleaning highly radioactive water
[Xinhua]
Ishihara wants Tokyo to bid for 2020 Olympics
[AP]
Ships tossed ashore by tsunami get rescued
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
US helps Vietnam to eradicate deadly Agent Orange
[BBC]
Thaksin seeking return, Thai Deputy PM says “impossible”
[Reuters]

South/Central Asia
Pentagon to POTUS: Wait Until Fall 2012 to End Afghanistan Troop Boost
[WSJ]
US vows to ‘capture and kill’ Ayman al-Zawahiri
[BBC]
Pakistan says intel on bomb factories was wrong
[AP]
Pakistan forms judicial commission to investigate journo death
[Asia Times]
Sri Lanka Tamil MPs ‘beaten up by troops’
[AFP]

Middle East
Cousin of Syrian president ‘quits business’
[Al Jazeera]
Syrian security forces shoot dead 8 protesters
[AP]
Saudi Women Defy Driving Ban
[WSJ] 
Israel warns it will stop Gaza aid flotilla
[WaPo]
Bahrain Shi’ite cleric says cosmetic reform not enough
[Reuters]
EU welcomes newly-formed Lebanese gov’t
[Xinhua]

Africa
NATO targets Tripoli with daytime raid
[AP]
Nigerian Islamist sect claims bomb attack: paper
[Reuters]
Liberia discovers arms cache near Ivory Coast border
[BBC]

Europe
Russia buys 2 Mistral-class warships from France
[AP]
APNewsBreak: UK blocks UPS sites over security
[AP]
Greece’s new finance minister faces unenviable task
[Guardian]
Merkel and Sarkozy united in support for Greece
[Deutsche Welle]
UK public sector pensions: Work longer and pay more, says Danny Alexander
[Guardian]
1 of 8 French kids ill with burger E.coli gets worse
[Reuters]

Americas
Kirchner describes PM Cameron’s Falklands’ statement as “mediocre and almost stupid”
[MercoPress]
Gang warfare kills 33 in Monterrey, Mexico
[BBC]

Domestic
Outgoing Secretary Gates on U.S.-Pakistan Ties: ‘We Need Each Other’
[PBS]
Huntman’s Drawdown Debate
[FP]
Tim Pawlenty goes after Mitt Romney, part two
[WaPo]
NSA allies with Internet carriers to thwart cyber attacks against defense firms
[WaPo]
Pentagon scare: ‘Nothing suspicious’ found in vehicle
[WaPo]
Historic Marine base gets 1st-ever female general
[AP]
Wall Street Braces for New Layoffs as Profits Wane
[NYT]
For Weiner’s Successor, Perhaps, Lame-Duck Status
[NYT]