Posts Tagged ‘war games’

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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 07.27.10

July 27, 2010

Daily International News
July 27, 2010

Northeast Asia
Wikileaks documents: N. Korea sold missiles to al-Qaeda, Taliban
[WaPo]
North Korean team slammed over World Cup failure
[Korea Herald]
Koreas mark truce, but drills underscore tensions
[AP]
Clinton comments, Korea drills roil US-China ties
[AP] and U.S. involvement will only complicate South China Sea issue [Xinhua]
China Three Gorges flooding set to peak
[BBC]
Move to Limit Cantonese on Chinese TV Is Assailed
[NYT]
Japan Panel to Propose Defense Policy Changes, Asahi Reports
[Bloomberg]

AfPak/Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan seeks $1bn in international aid pledges
[BBC]
WikiLeaks disclosures unlikely to change course of Afghanistan war
[WaPo]
Bin Laden among latest Wikileaks Afghan revelations
[BBC]
Afghanistan questions U.S. silence over Pakistan’s role
[Reuters]
NATO: 1 missing sailor killed in Afghanistan
[AP]

South/Southeast Asia
UK’s Cameron in India on mission to woo old ally
[AP]
Myanmar’s top military leader in India for talks
[AP] and Burma leader expects silence from India visit [BBC]
Convicted Khmer Rouge jailer Duch ‘will appeal’
[BBC]

Middle East [non-Iran related]
Audit: US can’t account for $8.7B in Iraqi funds
[AP]
Hamas leader says group considering Gaza draft
[AP]

Iran
Iran fuel imports nosedive as sanctions bite: source
[Reuters]
Iran ready to resume nuclear fuel swap talks
[Guardian]
Ahmadinejad says expects U.S. to attack MidEast soon
[Reuters]
Russia objects to EU Iran sanctions
[AP]
Germany must change for EU sanctions on Iran to have bite
[LAT]
Iran Air Force To Stage Weeklong Drill: Reports
[AFP]

Africa
UK to boost trade with Sudan despite rights concerns
[Reuters]
Group says suing UK over Congo conflict minerals
[Reuters]
African Union pledges to reinforce its Somalia force
[BBC]

Europe
EU Floats Serbia-Kosovo Talks Offer, Ratchets Up Iran Sanctions
[RFERL]
Serbia lawmakers vow never to recognize Kosovo
[AP]
Cameron ‘anger’ at slow pace of Turkish EU negotiations
[BBC]
PM Fillon says France “at war” with al Qaeda
[Reuters]
London celebrates 2-year countdown to 2012 Games
[AP]
Spain’s Catalonia expected to ban bullfights
[Reuters]

Americas/Domestic
Fugees singer Wyclef Jean could join Haiti’s presidential race
[Telegraph]
In Cuba, Revolution Day Without Castro at Podium
[NYT]
Arlington mismarked graves could be in the 1000s
[NYP]

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Daily International News 07.26.10

July 26, 2010

Daily International News
July 26, 2010

Global
Global Economy May Slow to 3.25% From 4.7% Average
[Bloomberg]

NE Asia
Submarine focus for US-South Korea military drill
[BBC]
North Korea’s threats over US-South Korea war games: Another bluff?
[CSM]
Doubts surface on North Korea’s role in ship sinking
[LAT]
A Clouded Outlook: Japan from Dynamo to Dinosaur
[Time]

SE Asia/Pacific
Khmer Rouge Figure Is Found Guilty of War Crimes
[NYT]
Bus-stop bombing kills one in Bangkok
[BBC]
New Philippine leader Aquino sets out agenda
[BBC]

Central/South Asia
Afghan war logs: key findings
[Telegraph]
Karzai orders probe into Afghan civilian deaths
[ABC]
Pakistan Aids Insurgency in Afghanistan, Reports Assert
[NYT]
Burma leader’s India visit draws rights criticism
[BBC]

Middle East
EU tightens sanctions over Iran nuclear programme
[BBC]
Iran improves ballistic missile capabilities
[Tehran Times]
Israeli Arab Raed Salah jailed over spitting incident
[BBC]
Yemen forces ‘kill al-Qaeda trio’
[BBC]
Turkey requests PKK leader’s extradition
[Today’s Zaman]

Africa
ICC Bashir warrants ‘undermine peace in Africa’
[AFP]
Somalia: AU Ministers Agree to ‘Take On’ Al Shabaab
[All Africa]
Uganda president urges action against Somali militants
[BBC]

Europe
BP Said to Cast Dudley as CEO as It Looks to Rebuild
[Bloomberg]
Sarkozy condemns hostage killing
[BBC]
Oil Giant Fined for Shipping Sludge to Ivory Coast
[NYT]
Prosecutors launch investigation into Love Parade tragedy
[DW]

Domestic/Americas
Alex Salmond calls on US to release Lockerbie files
[BBC]
Hearing on Lockerbie Sets Off More Finger-Pointing
[NYT]

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Daily International News 07.22.10

July 22, 2010

Daily International News
July 22, 2010

Northeast Asia
Chinese Backing Sought by U.S. for New North Korea Sanctions
[Bloomberg] and ANALYSIS: Chinese help is key to pressuring NKorea [AP]
North Korea anger at US-South Korea war games
[BBC]
North Korea to stage massive dance spectacle
[AP]
China accused of excessive force over Tibet unrest
[BBC]
Foreign companies in China sound off on business policies
[WaPo]
FIFA praises Japan’s 2022 World Cup bid
[AP]
Wife questions Japan PM Naoto Kan’s ability to govern
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Clinton warns Myanmar on NKorea cooperation
[AP]
In Hanoi, Clinton Criticizes Vietnam on Rights
[NYT]
Fiji’s Bainimarama holds replacement Pacific meeting
[BBC]
US drops training ban on Indonesian special forces
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Kyrgyz ex-leader’s brother held over ethnic riots
[BBC]
India state-run banks ‘turn away Muslims’
[BBC]
Petraeus Sharpens Afghan Strategy
[WSJ]
Republicans Are Turning Against the Afghanistan War
[US News]
2 Americans killed in copter crash in Afghanistan
[AP]

Middle East
Kidnapped Scholar Provides Tehran with Valuable Information on CIA
[Fars]
Gaza smugglers cut underground Egyptian steel wall
[AP]

Africa
U.S envoy to Sudan says Bashir indictment will make his job harder
[WaPo]
Archbishop Desmond Tutu to withdraw from public life
[BBC]
Kenya torture victims get compensation payment
[BBC]
AU troops harming Somali civilians
[AP]

Europe
World court says Kosovo’s independence is legal
[AP]
Spain takes in 3rd inmate from Guantanamo Bay
[AP]
Beleaguered Merkel faces press one last time before summer break
[DW]
Judge orders Demjanjuk to appear in court
[AP]

UK
Pinching Pennies, U.K.’s Cameron Goes Commercial on U.S. Trip
[Bloomberg]
London buses to carry female ordination advert during pope’s visit
[Guardian]
BNP leader Nick Griffin barred from Queen’s garden party
[Guardian]
David Cameron unveils national service pilot
[Guardian]
No charges against officer over G20 protest death
[AFP]

Domestic
Sherrod offered new job, but says she is not so sure
[CNN]
Tropical depression halts work on BP’s leaky well
[AP]
Workers on Doomed Rig Voiced Concern About Safety
[NYT]

Americas/Caribbean
IMF cancels $268 million Haiti debt
[AP]
Gunbattles paralyze Mexican city across from Texas
[AP]
Colombia recalls envoy from Venezuela amid rebel row
[BBC]
Brazil enacts racial discrimination law, but some say it’s not needed
[CNN]

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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 07.13.10

July 13, 2010

Daily International News
July 13, 2010

Koreas
N.Korea postpones talks with UN Command on warship
[AFP]
ANALYSIS – N.Korea’s call for talks hardly welcome by South, US
[Reuters]
S Korea, U.S. to hold security talks on July 21
[Xinhua]
S.Korea says location of war games undecided
[AFP] and U.S. Ships Could Move to East Sea for Joint Drill [Chosun Ilbo]
S.Korea deploys sentry robot along N.Korea border
[AFP]

Asia-Pacific [non-Korea related]
Japan government signals tax reform
[Reuters]
China urges India to honor Tibet-related commitment
[Xinhua]
China promises tougher action on toxic dairy
[AP]
China seeks to reduce Internet users’ anonymity
[AP]
Chinese Factories Now Compete to Woo Laborers
[NYT]
Fiji’s expulsion of Australia envoy “of grave concern”
[BBC]

AfPak
NATO chief says pullout plans put troops at risk
[Reuters]
Afghan soldier attacks, kills 3 British troops
[AP]
Pakistan orders ‘crackdown’ on militants: police
[AFP]

Middle East
Pakistan Says Iran Scientist in U.S. Fled to Its Embassy
[NYT]
Strikes on Iran becoming more likely
[Wash Times]
Oil smuggling to Iran embarrassment for Iraq
[AP] and Iran’s threat in Iraq on the rise, says US general [AP]
Israeli bulldozers raze 4 east Jerusalem buildings
[AP]
Israel orders Gaza-bound aid ship to Egypt
[AP]

Africa
‘Suicide vest’ found after Uganda World Cup blasts
[BBC]
Deadly Uganda bombings could indicate new roles for al-Qaeda affiliates
[WaPo]
UN: HIV among young people going down in Africa
[AP]

Europe
French lawmakers to approve full veil ban
[AFP]
300 arrested in major anti-crime sweep in Italy
[AP]
French Labor Minister Quits Party Post
[NYT]
82 police injured in Belfast’s 2 nights of riots
[AP]

Domestic
U.S. Detains 12th Person in Russian Spy Probe
[WSJ]
BP Is Set to Test if New Cap Stops Oil
[NYT]
Offshore Drillers See Little Gain in Amended U.S. Ban
[Bloomberg]
U.S. Regulatory Bill Nears Passage as 3 Republicans Add Support
[Bloomberg]
US vows continued pursuit of Roman Polanski
[AP]
US rule could keep Iroquois from lacrosse tourney
[AP]

Americas
Both Frail and Feisty, Fidel Castro Goes on TV
[NYT]
7 Cuban political prisoners arrive in Spain
[AP]
Haiti: Summer storm floods ‘safe’ refugee camp
[AP]