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Daily International News 12.10.10

December 10, 2010

Daily International News
December 10, 2010

Nobel Peace Prize/Liu Xiaobo
Xinhua: Insult of the Nobel Peace Prize
[Xinhua]
At Peace Prize Ceremony, Winner’s Chair Stays Empty
[NYT]
Nobel head: Liu’s prize based on “universal values”
[Reuters]
Witness – Memories of Sakharov, another absent Nobel winner
[Reuters]
China clamps down on dissidents, media ahead of Nobel
[AFP]
Serbia reverses Nobel boycott
[AP]
Speaker Nancy Pelosi attends Nobel ceremony
[USA Today]

Northeast Asia
What I Found in North Korea
by Siegfried Hecker [Foreign Affairs]
North Korea says forced to build nuclear might – report
[Reuters]
Senior Chinese Official Meets North Korean Leader
[NYT]
SKorea says reunification with North not long off
[AP]
Colombo denies North Korean arms purchase
[TamilNet]
North Korea focus means Jim Webb sure to run
[Politico]
China hikes bank reserve ratio in fight against inflation
[Xinhua]

Southeast Asia
WikiLeaks cables suggest Burma is building secret nuclear sites
[Guardian]
Myanmar’s Suu Kyi, US official discuss sanctions
[AP]

South/Central Asi
Wikileaks: Pakistan hoaxed by bogus anti-India cables [BBC]
India offers olive branch at UN climate talks
[AFP]
Suicide attack kills 2 civilians in Afghanistan
[AP]

Middle East
U.S. debates role in Mideast peace effort
[LAT]
Gates Meets With Emirates Counterpart
[NYT]
Iran state TV ‘films new stoning woman confession’
[BBC]
Saudi pro-democracy group plans first sit-in
[AP]

Africa
African Union suspends Ivory Coast amid political chaos
[CNN]
Mozambique becoming major drug transit hub: WikiLeaks
[Reuters]

Europe
British Parliament approves tuition hike despite widespread student protests
[WaPo]
Student fees protest: Questions on police handling after Prince car attacked
[BBC]
Former WikiLeaks worker: rival site under way
[AP]
Kremlin aide says Medvedev wants second term – report
[Reuters]
Gorbachev warns about Russia’s stability
[AP]
Croatian police issue arrest warrant for ex-PM
[AP]
Berlusconi battles back from brink in Italy
[AP]
Bankers’ bonuses to face limits in Europe
[BBC]

Americas
Haiti candidates move toward direct confrontation
[AP]
Palin to visit Haiti for humanitarian effort
[AP]
US cable: Cuba to be insolvent within 2-3 years
[AP]
Mexico police break Morelia drug gang blockade
[BBC]

Domestic
Making Sense of the 111th Congress as the End Nears
[NYT]
Pact Lifts Limits on Civilian Nuclear Projects With Russia
[NYT]
Senate delivers potentially fatal blow to ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ repeal efforts
[WaPo]
Obama, Bill Clinton to meet Friday
[WaPo]
2012 White House Hopefuls Watch and Wait
[WSJ]
Could a Democrat challenge Obama?
[WaPo]
Obama Directing Staff to Look at Options for U.S. Tax Overhaul
[Bloomberg]
Obama family lights the National Christmas Tree
[WaPo]

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NEWS: Morning Int’l News Roundup 10.22.09

October 22, 2009

Even more going on this morning —

East Asia

US defense secretary says NKorea still a threat [AP]

Two Koreas held secret talks for summit: report [Reuters]

U.S. pressures Japan on military package [WP]

China cracks down on Chongqing’s gangsters [CNN]

Middle East

Iranian officials accept draft deal on uranium transfer [WP]

Draft nuclear deal is a victory for Iran [Haaretz]

Senior Iran MP casts doubt on atom fuel deal [Reuters]

South/SE Asia

India: Climate deal can’t sacrifice poor nations [AP]

US Burma trip begins long process [BBC]

AfPak

Now, a Cheney surge: Blasts Obama for Afghan ‘dithering,’ delays and indecision [LAT]

NATO chief demands greater efforts in Afghanistan [Reuters]

Election officials deliver Afghan runoff ballots [WP]

Africa

Pirates hijack cargo ship near Seychelles [CNN]

China mulls military options over hijacked ship [Reuters]

Europe

EU to sanction Guinea junta over opposition massacre [Deutsche Welle]

Karadzic plans to boycott trial [BBC]

The Other Tug Of War With Russia: Viktor Bout [TIME]

Postal workers promise fresh misery with new three-day strike [WSJ]

Americas/Domestic Incl.

Pay Czar to Slash Compensation at Seven Firms [WSJ]

More die amid Rio slum violence [BBC]

Fuel Oil Is Spilled Into Gulf of Mexico [NYT]

Polls: Chavez’s popularity slips in Venezuela [WP]