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Daily International News 12.02.10

December 2, 2010

Daily International News
December 2, 2010

WikiLeaks
FP’s New WikiLeaks Site: Welcome to WikiLeaked! [FP]
Media in China, Arab Middle East suppressing WikiLeaks coverage
[WaPo]
U.S. initiates post-WikiLeaks security crackdown
[Reuters]
Wikileaks: Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa blamed for killings
[BBC]
Cables show US envoy warned of bribes in Bout arms case [AP]
Blunt and Blustery, Putin Responds to State Department Cables on Russia [NYT]
Amazon.com stops hosting WikiLeaks on its servers
[WaPo]
Assange’s legal options narrow
[AP]

Northeast Asia
China/Taiwan
China says North Korea ties survived “tempests”
[Reuters]
China condemns US-Japan exercises
[FT] and China Decries Naval Drills as Obstacle to Easing Korean Tensions [Bloomberg]
China says good Norway ties “hard” after dissident’s Nobel
[Reuters]
Ai Weiwei blocked from leaving China to attend Nobel ceremony
[Telegraph]
US, China move closer on key climate issue
[AP]
Taiwan’s Chen begins serving graft sentence
[AP]

Koreas
US announces talks with Japan, SKorea on NKorea
[AFP]
IAEA worried about North Korea, U.S. suspects more sites
[Reuters]
SKoreans dismissed intel North might attack island
[AP]
South Korea Readies for Artillery Drills on Disputed Sea Border
[Bloomberg]
Satellite images suggest N.Korea casualties: lawmaker
[AFP]

Southeast/Central Asia
Malaysia: Facebook ‘used to recruit female drug mules’ [BBC]
Clinton: US will consider keeping Kyrgyzstan base
[AP]

Middle East
U.N. nuclear chief steps up pressure over Syria site
[Reuters]
IAEA laments lack of Iran cooperation before talks
[Reuters]
Israel to blame for “collapse” of talks – Abbas aide
[Reuters]
Hamas leader sets out conditions for peace with Israel
[SMH]

Africa
Sudan: Abyei Bracing for a ‘Bad Christmas’
[All Africa]
Donors pledge 3.55 bln dollars for east Sudan
[AFP]
Nigeria ‘to charge Dick Cheney’ over alleged bribery
[AFP]
Côte d’Ivoire: Electoral Commission Misses Deadline
[All Africa]
Ivory Coast election: Alassane Ouattara office attacked
[BBC]

Europe
Russia selected as 2018 World Cup host
[AP]
Greek police clash with students at British embassy
[Reuters]

Americas/Domestic
Cuba begins public debate on economic reforms
[BBC]
Pentagon leaders meet on ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ study
[WaPo]
Administration reverses offshore drilling policy in eastern gulf, Atlantic
[WaPo]
From 12/1 Colin Powell joins push on New Start nuclear treaty [BBC]
House votes Thursday on Rangel censure
[WaPo]

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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 11.16.10

November 16, 2010

Daily International News
November 16, 2010

Northeast Asia
China
China sends patrol vessel to disputed waters
[AFP]

China’s C919 passenger jet wins first orders
[BBC]
China’s Tianhe-1A crowned supercomputer king
[BBC]
Welders detained in deadly China high-rise fire
[AP]

Koreas
Former U.S. State Dept. official arrives in Pyongyang
[Yonhap]

NIS ‘Secretly Contacted N.Korea Over Cheonan’
[Chosun]
South Korea raises interest rates to 2.5%
[BBC]

Japan
Russia may have frozen negotiations on Northern Territories: Russian paper
[Mainichi]
Maehara puts softer spin on China views with eye to rebuilding relations
[Mainichi]
Yokohama court hands down first death sentence in lay judge trial
[Mainichi]
Nearly half of China’s rare earth exports went to Japan in first 9 months: MOC
[Xinhua]
Japan probe collected particles from Itokawa asteroid
[BBC]

Southeast Asia
Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi presses party’s case
[AP]
Thailand extradites accused international arms dealer to US
[CNN]

South/Central Asia
U.S. missile strike kills 20 militants in Pakistan
[Reuters]
India ruling party mired in giant graft scandal
[Reuters]
Toll in Delhi building collapse mounts to 66
[Times of India]
Despite Gains, Afghan Night Raids Split U.S. and Karzai
[NYT]
From 11.15 Taliban chief Mullah Omar rules out Afghan peace talks [BBC]

Middle East
U.S. Pursues Wider Role in Yemen
[WSJ]
Lebanon PM: Army to get assistance from Russia
[AP]
Official: Iran, West agree on timing of nuke talks
[AP]

Iran spy charges for Germans over Ashtiani stoning case
[BBC]
Muslims torch Christian homes in southern Egypt
[AP]

Africa
Violence subsides in Guinea capital; security high
[AP]
Nigerian militants say seven oil workers seized
[AFP]
Southerners fear reprisals in Khartoum and plan exodus
[Reuters]
From 11.15 Voter registration begins for key Sudan decision [CNN]

Europe
UK agrees to settle with ex-Guantanamo detainees
[AP]

Prince William and Kate Middleton engagement announced
[Guardian]
From 11.15 British Premier Plans Deep Cuts in Aid for Civil Litigants [NYT]
Mob in Athens abuses Muslims as they celebrate Eid
[Reuters]
Irish crisis, contagion fears loom over EU meeting
[AP]

Americas
7 U.N. troops hurt, attacked by Haitians blaming foreigners for cholera epidemic
[WaPo]
Argentina and Uruguay settle seven-year pulp mill row
[BBC]

Domestic
All eyes on Sen. Kyl as Obama presses nuclear treaty
[WaPo]

Congressional Black Caucus Withholds Support For Pelosi
[CNN]
Rahm Emanuel Off to a Fast Start in Chicago Mayor’s Race
[Time]
No clear favorite for 2012 GOP nomination
[WaPo]
From 11.15 Lisa Murkowski: Sarah Palin Lacks “Intellectual Curiosity” to be President [CBS]
Under Attack, Fed Officials Defend Buying of Bonds
[NYT]
From 11.15 Illegal immigrants can qualify for in-state college tuition, court rules in CA [LA Times]

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Daily International News 10.05.10

October 5, 2010

Daily International News
October 5, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
NKorea’s Kim Jong Un joins father at army drill
[AP]
North Korea’s new dawn with Kim Jong-un
[CSM]
Activity spotted near N. Korean nuclear facility
[WaPo]
Carter Endorses North Korea Housing Project
[US News]
ASEM leaders to condemn March attack on S. Korean warship
[Yonhap]
N.Korea ‘Partly’ Behind GPS Interruptions in East Sea
[Chosun]
Japan
Opinion: Mr. Kan, stop wasting time
[Japan Times]
Bank of Japan sets course for QE
[FT]
China/Taiwan
China, Japan end spat over maritime collision
[AP]
Wen says S. Korea misunderstands Beijing’s stance on ship sinking
[Yonhap]
EU urges faster yuan rise
[Reuters]
Wen expects France to push for positive EU policies toward China
[Xinhua]
China calls on rich nations to improve emission targets
[Guardian]
China to launch two satellites to monitor space environment
[Xinhua]
Taiwan official says China threat growing: reports
[AP]

Southeast Asia
‘Merchant of death’ Viktor Bout extradition ‘back on’
[BBC]
Indonesia cancels Netherlands visit over arrest threat
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Obama says no big shift now in Afghan war strategy
[Reuters]
U.S. Military Orders Less Dependence on Fossil Fuels
[NYT]
NATO convoys attacked in separate strikes in Pakistan
[WaPo]

Middle East
Extending Israel Settlement Ban ‘Very Difficult,’ Finance Minister Says
[Bloomberg]
Maliki-Allawi deal could end impasse
[WaPo]
In Sign of Discord, Iran Blocks Web Sites of Some Clerics
[NYT]
Egyptian newspaper sacks dissident chief editor
[AP]

Africa
Nigeria’s Babangida aide arrest condemned
[BBC]
Uganda says it can raise whole force for Somalia
[Reuters]
Two Algerian Christians ‘did not break Ramadan rules’
[BBC]

Europe/UK
Germany not ID’ing 5 militants killed in Pakistan
[AP]
Two Win Nobel for Work on Ultra-Thin Material
[NYT]
France holds 11 as Europe faces terrorism alert
[Reuters]
Ex-French trader must pay $6.7 billion for fraud
[AP]
Red toxic sludge spill sparks Hungary emergency
[Reuters]

Americas
Brazil’s Greens confident they hold the key to Lula da Silva’s successor
[MercoPress]
Venezuela’s Chavez scoffs at claim of ETA links
[Reuters]
Ecuador raises military wages after police revolt
[Reuters]
Chile president sees miners rescued before Oct. 15
[AP]

Domestic
Times Square bomb plotter to be sentenced
[BBC]
Democrats gain in poll but GOP still leads as midterm elections near
[WaPo]
In Ads, Democratic Candidates Play Down Party
[NYT]
Emanuel Finds No Sweet Chicago Homecoming on Campaign Warmup
[Bloomberg]
New Fuel for Local Papers: Medical Marijuana Ads
[NYT]

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Daily International News 10.04.10

October 4, 2010

Daily International News
October 4, 2010

Northeast Asia
Asia’s New Cold War
[Time]
EU-Asia summit to address economy
[AP]
US: China, ASEAN should strengthen Spratlys pact
[AP]
China
Key UN climate talks open in China
[BBC]
Nations wary of dependence on China’s rare earths
[AP]
China’s Hu backs new leadership in Pyongyang
[JoongAng]
Editorial: China Needs to Take a Long-Term View on N.Korea
[Chosun]
Koreas
North Korea plans heir apparent Kim Jong-un military parade
[Telegraph]
Who Is the Man in Kim Jong Un Photo?
[ABC]
Column: Kim Jong-il Succession Could Mean Crisis or Opportunity
[Chosun]
Leaders of Korea, Japan to cooperate in tackling NK
[Korea Times]
North Korea admitted KAL bombing in 2007: official
[JoongAng]
Japan
Japan joins UK and USA in Europe al-Qaeda terror alert
[BBC]
Japan To Acquire 3 Hawk Surveillance Drones
[RTT]
Japan’s Ichiro Ozawa ‘to face charges’ over scandal
[BBC]
DPJ cabinet approval rating sinks to 49 percent: Mainichi poll
[Mainichi]
Op-ed: Keeping the big picture in sight in Senkaku Islands dispute
[Mainichi]

Southeast Asia
‘Merchant of Death’ Viktor Bout extradition stalls
[BBC]
Fiji’s ex-PM Mahendra Chaudhry released on bail
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Afghan colonel vital to U.S. despite graft allegations
[WaPo]
Attackers in Pakistan hit another convoy carrying fuel for NATO troops
[CNN]
India puts on a show with Commonwealth Games’ opening ceremony
[LAT]

Middle East
From 10.03 Syria wants Turkey to mediate talks with Israel [AP]
Arsonists torch mosque in West Bank village
[AP]
Iran: Nuclear delay due to leak, not computer worm
[AP]
Iran and Egypt to resume flights
[BBC]
Iraq announces jump in oil reserves
[Al Jazeera]

Africa
Governance Improves in Liberia, Angola, Togo But Declines in Eritrea, Madagascar
[All Africa]
Henry Okah charged in South Africa over Nigeria bombs
[BBC]
Nigeria arrests nine over twin blasts
[AFP]
At least 5 killed in fighting in Somalia’s capital
[AP]
Frenzy of Rape in Congo Reveals U.N. Weakness
[NYT]

Europe/UK
More attacks by Paris on Brussels feared
[FT]
Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders goes on trial
[BBC]
Pioneer of In Vitro Fertilization Wins Nobel Prize
[NYT]
UK cuts child benefit payments in austerity drive
[AP]
London subway strike hits commuters
[AP]

Americas/Domestic
Brazil goes to runoff after Rousseff falls short
[AP]
Elections 2010: A Viewer’s Guide to the Homestretch
[Time]
Obama Likely to Scale Back Legislative Plans
[WSJ]
Interest-group spending for midterm up fivefold from 2006; many sources secret
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 08.25.10

August 25, 2010

Daily International News
August 25, 2010

Northeast Asia
Carter lands in Pyongyang to bring home American
[AP]
Setting the mood for 6-nation talks
[Korea Herald]
Amid succession fears, Kim Jong-un rising to power
[Korea Times]
North Korea Denies Claims of Mistreating World Cup Soccer Team
[Bloomberg]
China’s top nuclear envoy to visit Japan on Sat.: sources
[Kyodo]
US to supply Taiwan air force radar equipment
[AP]
Chinese Airport Drew Safety Concerns Before Crash
[NYT]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Thailand delays Viktor Bout extradition
[BBC]
Khmer Rouge jailer Duch submits appeal
[BBC]
Australian PM contenders promise no early election
[AP]
Solomons Islands get new PM weeks after election
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Afghan driver kills Spanish officers, interpreter
[AP]
Indian parliament to vote on key nuclear bill
[AFP]
Pakistanis flee new monsoon floods in south
[BBC]

Middle East
Israel’s FM says no extending settlement slowdown
[AP]
50 dead in attacks targeting Iraqi security forces
[AP]
CIA sees increased threat from al-Qaeda in Yemen
[WaPo]
Iran says it test-fires new missile and is ready to sell arms to Lebanon
[AP]

Africa
Police: Plane crashes in west Congo, killing 19
[AP]
Train hits van in SAfrica; kills at least 9 kids
[AP]
Third day of fighting in Somalia’s capital kills 8
[AP]

Europe/UK
Greek FinMin: recession milder than forecast
[AP]
3 arrested in Moldova in uranium smuggling plot
[AP]
Europe steps up criticism of France’s Roma policy
[DW]
Ireland angered by S&P downgrade
[FT]
Body of suspected British spy found
[AP]
Camerons’ baby doing well, Downing Street says
[Guardian]

Americas
Canada intercepts two Russian bombers
[AP]
Dozens of bodies found at Mexico ranch
[BBC]
Argentine president moves to control newsprint
[AP]

Domestic
Primaries test establishment vs. outsiders in Florida, Arizona and Alaska
[WaPo]
DOJ will appeal stem-cell ruling
[Politico]
Obama’s anti-Semitism envoy vs. the ADL
[Salon]

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Daily International News 08.20.10

August 20, 2010

Happy World Humanitarian Day!

Daily International News
August 20, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
Nuclear talks discussed at China-North Korea meeting
[BBC]
North Korea reportedly joins Facebook
[AP]

The Trouble with Kim Jong-il’s Succession
[Chosun]
South Korea pastor arrested on return from North visit
[BBC]
N. Korea lukewarm to children’s forest in DMZ: U.S. teenage boy
[Yonhap]
Iran sanctions challenge South Korea to balance interests
[WaPo]

China/Japan
Official: Attack in western China targeted police
[AP]
Okada to visit India, Thailand to discuss nuke pact, journalist’s death
[Kyodo]
Japan man ‘kept dead mother in a backpack’
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Thai court rules arms dealer suspect Bout can be extradited to U.S.
[CNN]

Myanmar junta proxy party opens offices
[AP]
Australia election rivals neck and neck
[BBC]

Central/South Asia
Pakistan to clamp down on Islamist militant charities
[Reuters]
Pakistan accepts Indian aid for flood relief
[WaPo via AP]

Karzai: Anti-corruption units can be independent
[AP]
Bodies recovered after attack on Afghan road crew
[AP]
US official denies ‘threat’ over loan and Bhopal leak
[BBC]
Indian MPs get their pay more than tripled
[BBC]

Middle East
Israelis and Palestinians to Resume Talks, Officials Say
[NYT]
U.S. Assures Israel That Iran Threat Is Not Imminent
[NYT]

Al Qaeda claims responsibility for attack in Iraq
[Reuters]
Iraq: What Will the Remaining 50,000 U.S. Troops Do?
[TIME]
New restrictions provoke unusually strong wave of criticism among Jordanians
[WaPo]

Africa
Benin MPs want president impeached over fraud scandal
[BBC]
Swazi anger at prince’s HIV exaggeration claim
[BBC]

UK/Europe
Britain tells Libya not to celebrate Lockerbie bomber anniversary
[CNN]

Barclays agrees to forfeit $298 million to settle sanction violations charges
[WaPo]
Nick Clegg: Lib Dems not damaged by Tory coalition
[BBC]
France pushes on with Roma expulsions
[AFP]

Americas
Wyclef Jean reportedly excluded from list of Haiti presidential candidates
[LAT]
Calderon: Mexico should consider anonymous judges
[AP]

Domestic
NY mosque imam: extremism is global threat
[AP]
It’s Obama Versus Bush as Growth Slows Before November Election
[Bloomberg]
Roger Clemens Indicted for Obstruction, Lying About Steroid Use
[Bloomberg]
US police catch ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ fugitive couple
[BBC]