Posts Tagged ‘VOA’

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Daily International News 05.27.11

May 27, 2011

Daily International News
May 27, 2011

Northeast Asia
Koreas
N Korea ‘to release US citizen Eddie Jun Yong-su’
[BBC] and N. Korea says will release American detainee in conciliatory gesture toward U.S. [Yonhap]
China trip by North Korean leader Kim Jong-il ends
[BBC]
Iran meets North Korea, Syria in Bali
[Jakarta Post]
North Korean Dependence on China Trade Rises as Sanctions Worsen Isolation
[Bloomberg]
South Korean court jails four Somali pirates
[BBC]
Korean War POW finally buried after 60 years
[AP]
China/Taiwan
US lawmakers block China firms from Pentagon contracts
[BBC]
45 senators urge Obama to sell F-16s to Taiwan
[Bloomberg]
Taiwan Opposition Candidate Would Seek Deals With China
[VOA]
Japan
Japan beats deflation for the first time in two years
[BBC]
Japan moves to protect children as new nuclear leak revealed
[Reuters]
IAEA team inspect Fukushima plant
[Xinhua]
AP Exclusive: Fukushima tsunami plan a single page
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
China, Myanmar forge partnership, ink deals
[Xinhua]
Thailand arrests US citizen for ‘insult to monarchy’
[BBC]
Australia returns passport to ex-Gitmo detainee
[AP]
Author jailed over Singapore criticism
[Al Jazeera]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan air force kills 23 militants in northwest
[AP]
India, US pledge to boost intelligence cooperation
[AP]
2 blasts hit US troops in deadly Afghan attack
[AP]
Clinton in Pakistan
Tension Marks Clinton’s Visit to Pakistan
[NYT]
Anti-Americanism will not end Pakistan’s problems: Clinton
[Dawn]
Clinton exonerates Pakistan over Osama Bin Laden
[BBC]
Hillary Clinton sees turning point in Pakistan
[POLITICO]

Middle East
Arab democracies win G8 aid pledge
[FT]
G8 leaders expected to back Obama on 1967 borders
[Haaretz]
Protesters ‘shot dead’ by Syrian forces
[Al Jazeera]
Yemen’s Saleh faces growing condemnation
[Al Jazeera]

Africa
Egyptians gather for second ‘day of anger’
[Al Jazeera]
NATO air strikes rock Libyan capital
[Al Jazeera]
Obama Says U.S., France Resolve to ‘Finish the Job’ They Began in Libya
[Bloomberg]
Russia agrees to mediate Gaddafi exit
[Al Jazeera]
Sudan’s Seizure of Abyei Region Won’t Spark New War, Ex-U.S. Envoy Says
[Bloomberg]
S.Sudan says 80,000 flee after north takes Abyei
[Reuters]
Long-sought former Hutu militia leader captured
[CNN]

Europe
Warm welcome, few policy wins for Obama in Europe
[AP]
Obama visit to Poland chance to add vigor to ties
[AP]
Mladic due in Belgrade court for extradition case
[CBS]
Embarrassment, mockery over Berlusconi’s latest gaffe
[Reuters]
Air France captain was absent when descent began
[AP]

Americas/Domestic
Colombia identifies almost 10,000 bodies in unmarked graves
[Guardian]
U.S. Congress Approves Four-Year Extension of Patriot Act Wiretap Power
[Bloomberg]
Clyburn Predicts Last-Minute Debt-Limit Deal to Cut Up to $6 Trillion
[Bloomberg]
Democrats See Revived Political Prospects for 2012 Elections
[Bloomberg]
Romney, Santorum and Bachmann all signal 2012 announcement plans
[WaPo]
Bachmann, Palin Could Compete for Same Audience, Splitting Tea Party Vote
[Bloomberg]

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Daily International News 03.28.11

March 28, 2011

Daily International News
March 28, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
High-level radiation detected in trench outside Fukushima reactor building [Kyodo]
Ocean Spill Feared as Toxic Water Rises [WSJ]
U.S. helps clear vital Japan harbor [TWT]
China
UN asks China to release missing rights lawyer [AP]
In China, microblogging sites become free-speech platform [WaPo]
Amnesty: China and US among top punishers but death penalty in decline [Guardian]
Tibet marks 52nd anniversary of serfs’ emancipation, steers into faster growth [Xinhua]
Attempts to jeopardize Tibet’s stability, development are doomed to failure: official [Xinhua]
Koreas
N. Korean economic delegation arrives in New York [Yonhap]
North Korea’s Top Lawmaker Choe Leaves Pyongyang for U.K. Visit, KCNA Says [Bloomberg]
DPRK denounces UN human rights resolution [Xinhua]
S. Korean FM leaves for China for talks [Xinhua]
Seoul to shut problematic nuclear reactors after month-long tests [Yonhap]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Philippines to bolster watch in disputed Spratlys [AP]
Khmer Rouge jailer Duch appeals against conviction [BBC]

South/Central Asia
Cricket Diplomacy at World Cup May Smooth Tension Between India, Pakistan [Bloomberg]
Taliban claims to have kidnapped 50 Afghan police [TWT]
At Least 20 Deaths in Afghan suicide blast [Al Jazeera]
India wild tiger census shows population rise [BBC]

Middle East
Syria protests: Army on Latakia streets after 12 killed [BBC]
Yemen transfer talks stalled but deal within reach [Reuters]
Bahrain denies Kuwait to mediate in political crisis [Reuters]
Israel deploys new anti-missile system [WaPo]

Africa
Sunday shows: Clinton, Gates see success in Libya [TWT]
Libya raids hit Gaddafi hometown [BBC]
Libyan Rebel Gains Could Be Fleeting, U.S. Military Says [NYT]
Turkey offers to broker Libya ceasefire as rebels advance on Sirte [Guardian]
Egypt confirms legislative election in September [Reuters]
Egypt to lift emergency laws before September vote [AP]
Rumsfeld worries Brotherhood will hijack Egyptian revolution [TWT]
Ouattara Rejects New Ivory Coast Mediator [VOA]

Europe
UK austerity protest violence: 149 people charged [Guardian]
Merkel’s coalition digests painful election defeat [AP]
Italy PM Berlusconi in court for fraud trial [Reuters]

Americas
Israel asking Argentina if it stopped inquiry into Jewish centre bombings to appease Iran [CA]
Alan Gross likely focus of Carter Cuba trip [Reuters]
Honduras drops arrest warrants for ousted Manuel Zelaya [BBC]
Obama freezes out Chavez, while Iran comes courting [TWT]
Napolitano’s comments on border ‘wrong’ [TWT]

Domestic
Opinion: Obama failing as commander in chief [POLITICO]
Obama to Lay out His Case on Libya to Nation [ABC]
Obama rewarding local stations in battleground states with biggest ‘get’ in TV news [WaPo]
Opinion: Nuclear Crisis: It Could Happen Here [NYT]
The Republicans’ Hispanic problem [WaPo]
Fiscal Showdown Looms in Capitol [WSJ]
Wal-Mart Asks Supreme Court Not to Apply Class Action Lawsuit [WaPo]

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Daily International News 02.15.11

February 15, 2011

Daily International News
February 15, 2011

FY2012 Budget
Looking at Budget Cuts with Pennies [ABC]
Highlights of the Obama Budget
[NYT]
Gates on Pentagon Cuts, Implementing DADT, China’s Military Build-up
[PBS]
Obama Budget Escapes Liberal Backlash, for Now
[NYT]
“WHERE IT GOES
” – Wall Street Journal’s calculations of proposed funds by department, compared with 2010: “Education, +21% … Energy, +18% … Veterans Affairs, +11% … State and other international programs, +8% … Treasury, +4% … Interior, no change … Defense, -3% … Health and Human Services, -3% … Housing and Urban Development, -3% … Homeland Security, -4% … Labor, -5% … Transportation, -9% … Agriculture, -14% … .Justice, -25% … Commerce, -34% [census has passed].”

Northeast Asia
China openly backs North Korea succession plan – report
[Reuters]
NKorea’s Kim Jong Il turning to designer fakes?
[AP]
US, South Korea Announce Major Military Exercises
[VOA]
US admiral: Carrier killer won’t stop US Navy
[AP]
Chinese inflation hits 4.9% pushed by high food prices
[BBC]
Japan mass food poisoning fears in Hokkaido schools
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Thai Soldier Wounded in Skirmish on Thai-Cambodia border
[BBC]
Talks begin to end 40-year Philippine insurgency
[FT]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan softens on issue of American’s immunity
[AP]

NAfrica/Middle East Protests
Egypt Initiates 10-Day Rewrite of Its Constitution
[NYT]
Muslim Brotherhood to form political party; Egypt’s generals reach out to protest leaders
[WaPo]
Tunisia migrants: Italy seeks EU cash over Lampedusa
[BBC]
Yemenis trying to oust leader protest for 5th day
[AP]
Second Man Dies in Bahrain Skirmishes
[WSJ] and Bahrain protesters take control of main square [AP]

Middle East
Iran unrest: MPs call for death of Mousavi and Karroubi
[BBC]
Clinton expresses US support for Iran protesters
[BBC]

Africa
Rebels blamed after 11 slain in eastern Congo
[AP]
Kenyan sailors welcomed after Somali pirate release
[BBC]
Wagalla massacre: Raila Odinga orders Kenya probe
[BBC]
China to build new Sudan airport in Khartoum
[BBC]
211 killed: S.Sudan says Khartoum arming rebels
[AP]

Europe
Russia Embraces Risky Offshore Arctic Drilling [NYT]
5 rebels, 3 police killed in Russia’s Caucasus
[AP]
Spontaneous strike paralyzes public transport in Brussels
[Deutsche Welle]
Silvio Berlusconi faces Ruby sex charge trial in April
[BBC]

Americas
Amazon pollution: Chevron hits back in row with Ecuador
[BBC]
Colombia nabs fully submersible drug submarine
[AP]

Domestic
Dalai Lama nephew hit by car, killed on Fla. walk
[AP]
Clinton to Promote Technology to Ensure Global Internet Freedom
[Bloomberg]
Clinton picks new U.S. envoy to Afghanistan, Pakistan
[Reuters]

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Daily International News 11.09.10

November 9, 2010

Daily International News
November 9, 2010

Northeast Asia
G20
Victor Cha on The G20: Down to the Wire
[Chosun]
China and Germany slam U.S. policy before G20 summit
[Reuters]
N. Korea mocks S. Korea for raising terrorism alert ahead of G-20
[Yonhap]

China
Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo’s lawyer ‘to sue China’
[BBC]
China bars lawyer from attending London conference
[AP]
China asks Japan not to attend Nobel peace award
[Reuters]
Cameron’s visit ‘fruitful’, says Chinese premier
[BBC]
China stops blocking harsh North Korea report – U.N. envoys
[Reuters]

Koreas
South Korea Drops Its Call for Apology From North
[NYT]
IAEA Chief Calls on Iran, N. Korea to Dispel Concerns About Nuke Programs
[VOA]
For U.S., Korea free-trade agreement could be backdoor to China
[WaPo]

Japan
Tokyo hails announcement that Chinese president will attend APEC summit
[Mainichi]
Knife found under seats on Delta flight to Japan
[AP]

Southeast Asia
Obama arrives in Indonesia; volcano may shorten stay
[WaPo]
Obama pledges closer ties on return to Indonesia
[BBC]
Pro-military party ‘wins’ Burmese election
[BBC]
20,000 Myanmar refugees start heading home
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Change Will Not Come Easily to the Security Council
[NYT]
Poll: Majority of Afghans back talks with Taliban
[AP]
Afghan police arrest suspected insurgent on plane
[AP]

Middle East
Netanyahu Says Iran Must Be Shown Strike Possible
[Bloomberg]
Obama voices concerns about Mideast peace talks
[AP]
Iran pushes for nuclear talks in Turkey
[LAT]
Sen. Kerry: Israel, Turkey must overcome tensions
[AP]
Jordanians vote in parliamentary election
[BBC]

Africa
Libya leader Gaddafi orders release of 19 journalists
[BBC]
Search for 7 foreign hostages after Nigeria offshore attack
[AFP]
Africa: EU-India Deal Could Threaten Access to Essential HIV Drugs
[All Africa]
Bozize to run for re-election in Central African Republic
[AFP]
South Africa fury at inaction over school gang-rape
[BBC]

Europe
French detain 5 suspects in terror network probe
[AP]
Berlusconi on the brink
[Euronews]
After the Pension Fight, Can Sarkozy Rebound?
[Time]

Americas
Cholera confirmed for resident of Haiti’s capital
[AP]
Castro calls rare Cuba communist party congress
[BBC]

Domestic
New GOP governors will affect health law
[WaPo]
Watchdog report targets New Jersey governor
[WaPo]
Five Somali men face first recent US piracy trial
[BBC]
Bush admits mistakes, defends decisions
[MSNBC]
BP May Pay Billions for ‘Missed Signals’ That Led to Disaster
[Bloomberg]
Ex-CEO says BP was unprepared for oil spill
[AP]
Travel delays for Northern Virginia Muslims heading to Mecca
[WaPo]
Obama defends Federal Reserve’s $600 billion bid to boost economic recovery
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 08.09.10

August 9, 2010

Daily International News
August 9, 2010

NE Asia
Koreas
North Korea Seizes South Korean Boat Near Border
[NYT]
N. Korea offers no words on seized S. Korean fishing boat
[Yonhap]
NKorea fires artillery off west coast
[AP]
Talks Set to Resume Between US, North Korean Military
[VOA]

South Korea’s President Reshuffles Cabinet
[NYT]
Will Lee remain tough on North Korea?
[Korea Times]

China/Japan
1,300 missing in China amid widespread Asia floods
[AP]
In Crackdown on Energy Use, China to Shut 2,000 Factories [NYT]
Japan marks Nagasaki atomic bomb attack of 1945
[BBC]

SE Asia
Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Ba’asyir in terror arrest
[BBC]
Concerned about China’s rise, Southeast Asian nations build up militaries
[WaPo]

Quiet ceremonies mark bloody anniversary in Myanmar
[WashTimes]
Philippines DFA chief: Without the opposition, Myanmar polls a farce
[GMA News]

Central/South Asia
Pakistan flood crisis bigger than tsunami, Haiti: UN
[Dawn]
Last 2 foreign dead in Afghan murders identified
[AP]
Indian govt takes legal action in Mumbai oil spill case; PM calls for report
[Press Trust Of India]

Middle East
Israeli PM: Turkey looked for a fight on ship
[AP]

Israeli held in Libya returns home after release
[AP]
Saudi Arabia and BlackBerry agree deal to avert a ban on the smartphone
[Guardian]
08/08 At least 8 dead in multiple Iraq bombings [CNN]

Africa
U.N. Back to Somalia After 17 Years
[NYT]
Rwandan president expected to win election handily
[AP]
Campbell said Taylor gave her diamond – Farrow
[Reuters]
Sudan suspends BBC Arabic on FM radio
[BBC]

Europe
German mosque used by Sept. 11 attackers shut down
[AP]
BP oil spill response costs hit $6.1 bln
[AFP]
Record heat wave and fires prompt Moscow to open relief centers
[WaPo]
From 08/08 Russian president visits breakaway Abkhazia [CNN]

Americas
Obama May Ease U.S. Travel to Cuba Even If Congress Won’t Act
[Bloomberg]
From 08/07 Fidel Castro addresses parliament after four-year gap [BBC]
Chavez to meet with Colombia’s new president
[AP]
From 08/08 Groups of Mexican federal police clash over allegations [CNN]

Domestic
First woman to head major US intelligence agency
[AP]

Obama to Tout Education Efforts
[WSJ]
Obama gets to test his game against hoops greats
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 07.21.10

July 21, 2010

Daily International News
July 21, 2010

Japan/Koreas
US announces new sanctions against North Korea
[AP] and US to widen sanctions against North Korea [FT]
Korea war games sign of growing tensions
[BBC]
U.S. Spy Chief Nominee Clapper Sees Danger Ahead From N. Korea
[Bloomberg]
NKorea on damage control at Asia security meeting
[AP]
Japan PM: Ex-NKorean spy visit will help abductees
[AP]

China/Taiwan
US Navy head calls China’s intentions ‘opaque’
[AP]
Taiwan-China flight negotiations hit snag
[AP]
Growing China oil spill threatens sea life, water
[AP]
More than 700 dead in Chinese floods
[CNN]

Central/South Asia
Karzai’s road map for reforms wins diplomats’ support at Afghan conference
[WaPo]
Water Dispute Increases India-Pakistan Tension
[NYT]
U.S. Forces Step Up Pakistan Presence
[WSJ]
Insurgents behead 6 Afghan police in north: NATO
[AP]

Middle East [non-Israel/Palestine related]
Iran says scientist provided information on CIA
[AP]
New sanctions crimp Iran’s shipping business as insurers withhold coverage
[WaPo]
Turkey foreign minister meets with Hamas leader
[BBC]
Don’t blame Europe for Turkey’s moves away from the West
[LAT]

Israel/Palestine
Israeli shelling kills Gaza militant, wounds 7
[Reuters]
Abbas: Specific US assurances on borders needed
[AP]
Israel to restrict white phosphorus use in future wars
[BBC]
Israel to Deploy Hi-Tech Anti-Rocket System
[VOA]

Africa
Chad should arrest Sudan’s Bashir-rights group
[Reuters]
Darfur Jem rebels sign deal to stop child soldiers
[BBC]
Dozens killed in clashes between Somali government forces and Islamist militants
[WaPo]
Somali pirates release 2 ships
[CNN]

Europe/UK
Cameron says Britain won’t investigate release of Lockerbie bomber
[WaPo]
BP denies CEO leaving as it readies asset sales
[Reuters]
U.S.: Russian cheating on START is insignificant
[Wash Times]
Police: 2 killed in Russian power station attack
[AP]
Spain predicts thaw in US and EU ties with Cuba
[AP]
UN court orders retrial for former Kosovo premier
[AP]
Scientists find most massive star ever discovered
[AP]

Americas
Cuba ready to free more political prisoners: parliament chief
[AFP]
GAO report: Mexico drug aid needs better oversight
[AP]
Chavez says government has stake in opposition broadcaster
[CNN]

Domestic
Firing of USDA official highlights larger political problems involving race
[WaPo]
RNC fails to report $7M in debt to FEC
[Wash Times]
Media Seek Looser Guantánamo Rules
[NYT]

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Daily International News 07.20.10

July 20, 2010

Daily International News
July 20, 2010

International
UN

Departing U.N. official calls Ban’s leadership ‘deplorable’ in 50-page memo
[WaPo]

ASEAN
N.Korea FM to attend Asian security forum
[AFP]
ASEAN diplomats give Burma ‘earful’ over its election
[BBC]

Kabul Conference
Kabul conference cheat sheet
[Al Jazeera]
Conference endorses Karzai goal for security handover
[BBC]
Leaders Renew Vows of Support for Afghanistan
[NYT]

Koreas
Gates, Clinton to visit DMZ dividing 2 Koreas
[AP]
Japan Says It Isn’t Seeking Bilateral Meeting With North Korea
[Bloomberg]
‘2+2’ talks are U.S.-Korean milestone
[JoongAng IB]
U.S. court fines N. Korea for terror plot
[Wash Times]
Former N Korea spy in Japan to tackle abductee issue
[BBC]
North Korea reportedly executes former official
[AP]
North Korean Poster Depicts a Ship Suffering an Eerily Evocative Attack
[NYT] – from 07/16

Japan/China
Japan may delay finalizing U.S. base relocation details
[Kyodo]
US Won’t Bow to Chinese Concerns on Yellow Sea Exercises
[VOA]
Floods, landslides kill 37 in central China
[AP]
Another Foxconn worker falls to death – report
[Reuters]

Central Asia [non-conference related]
In Afghanistan, a Threat of Plunder
[NYT]
NATO says 4 dead in shooting at training range
[AP]
Kyrgyz troops using torture on detainees, says UN
[BBC]

Middle East/ Africa
Guantanamo detainee Naji sent back to Algeria against his will
[WaPo]
U.S. cleric warns Yemen could be next Iraq, Afghanistan
[Reuters]
Ashton concludes Israel visit, promising EU aid to lift Gaza blockade
[DW]
Europe Considers New Penalties for Iran
[NYT]
Allawi seeks Iraq support from Sadr
[Al Jazeera]
Sudan:  AU Warns Over Bashir Warrant
[All Africa]

Europe
Berlusconi’s popularity hits new low – poll
[Reuters]
Iraq inquiry: Saddam posed very limited threat to UK, ex-MI5 chief says
[Guardian]

Domestic/Americas
David Cameron set for talks with President Barack Obama
[BBC]
Troops to Go to Mexican Border Aug. 1
[NYT]
Democrats to give jobless benefits another vote
[AP]
Toyota Subpoenaed on Steering Flaws
[NYT]
Chilling toll of Times Sq. ‘bomb’
[NY Post]
Cubans brace for “reorganization” of labour force
[Reuters]