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Daily International News 08.26.11

August 26, 2011

Daily International News
August 26, 2011

Northeast Asia
Biden Leaves Asia Offering a No-Apology Message to U.S. Audience
[Bloomberg]
Japan
Kan bows out, says he did best he could
[Japan Times]
Analysis: Prime Minister’s Departure Underscores Japan’s Search for Leadership
[NYT]
DPJ leadership hopefuls must tackle foreign diplomacy, long-neglected after disasters
[Mainichi]
Japan nuke plant radiation leak exceeds Hiroshima
[AP]
Koreas
Kim renews push for resuming NKorean nuclear talks
[AP]
Judge rejects motions to dismiss North Korea leak case
[POLITICO]
N. Korean leader tours industrial facilities in China
[Yonhap]
Doors to dialogue open for North Korea: U.S. diplomat
[Yonhap]
China/Taiwan
China issues protest over US report on military
[AP]
China law change would allow secret detentions
[AP]
New Tibet boss does not mention Dalai Lama
[AP]
China charges 3 in death of Buddhist monk
[AP]
Taiwan ex-president Chen Shui-bian gets extra jail term
[BBC]
China bars some Lady Gaga hits from download sites
[AP]
China Foreign Ministry increases news conferences
[AP]
China, France agree to discuss yuan flexibility
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Burmese Wary of ‘Democracy,’ After Decades of Oppression
[NYT]
6 killed, 1 wounded in Thailand’s violent south
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Son of assassinated Pakistani governor kidnapped
[Reuters]
India’s parliament set for corruption debate
[Al Jazeera]
Police: Bomb explodes at outdoor mosque in Afghanistan, kills 4
[AP]

Middle East
Syrian forces fire at Friday prayers protests
[Reuters]
Israel, Gaza militants agree to halt fire
[Reuters]
Israel to OK thousands of Egyptian troops in Sinai – report
[Reuters]

Africa
Libyan rebels storm Gaddafi stronghold
[Al Jazeera]
AP sources: White House wants NATO to hunt for WMD in Libya
[AP]
U.S. May Buy Looted Libyan Missiles Sold in Mali’s Black Market
[Bloomberg]
Rebels send in special forces to hunt for Gaddafi
[Reuters]
7 killed in bombing on UN building in Nigeria
[AP]
African Union pledges drought aid
[Al Jazeera]

Europe
Breakaway Georgian region elects president
[AP]
Home Secretary in social media talks after riots
[AFP]
Nick Clegg: I will refuse to let human rights laws be weakened
[Guardian]
Greece battles huge forest fire near Turkish border
[Reuters]
Rhino Horns Put Europe’s Museums on Thieves’ Must-Visit List
[NYT]

Americas
Mexico casino attack leaves at least 53 dead
[WaPo]
U.S. Widens Role in Mexican Fight
[NYT]
Tens of thousands in the streets confirm support for Chile’s two-day strike
[MercoPress]

Domestic
Irene targets U.S. coast, many evacuate, cities brace
[Reuters]
Stocks slide ahead of Bernanke speech
[AP]
Second-Quarter G.D.P. Revised Down to 1%
[NYT]
Free-Trade Agreements Stuck in Obama-Republican Impasse
[NYT]
Biden thanks servicemen and women in Hawaii
[AP]
“Centrist” Jon Huntsman Isn’t Really All That Moderate After All
[TPM]
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has a challenger — from the left
[LAT]
In memoir, Cheney defends decisions, Bush as president
[WaPo]
Strauss-Kahn gets passport back after US case dropped
[BBC]

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Daily International News 06.28.11

June 28, 2011

Daily International News
June 28, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan utility behind damaged nuke plant apologizes
[AP]
Tepco gets to keep nuclear reactors despite shareholder ire
[Reuters]
Koreas
‘Kim to Russia’ Gathering Media Steam
[Daily NK]
North Korea shuts down universities for 10 months
[Telegraph]

North Korea slashes food rations: aid worker
[AFP]
China/Taiwan
Beijing seeks nearly $2 million from Ai Weiwei
[AP]

Top Chinese leaders to meet with Sudan’s Bashir
[Xinhua]
China stops short of backing warrant for Gadhafi
[AP]
Chinese premier urges redoubled efforts to promote China-Germany business ties
[Xinhua]
China insists on bilateral talks to resolve South China Sea disputes
[Xinhua]
South China Sea disputes could lead to Asian war – report
[Reuters]
China rejects US Senate criticism over sea dispute
[AP]
Ma says Taiwan’s US F-16 bid ‘not going smoothly’
[AP]

First group of individual tourists leaves mainland for Taiwan
[Xinhua]
Taiwan ex-leader gets green light for jail writing
[AFP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
U.S., Philippine navies kick off 11-day joint exercise
[Xinhua]
Khmer Rouge defendant challenges genocide tribunal
[AP]
Suu Kyi via video: Dropping non-violent protest is ‘possible’
[BBC]

Film star Yeoh ‘deported from Myanmar’
[Al Jazeera]

South/Central Asia
Afghan, NATO forces nab militant dressed as woman
[AP]
Afghanistan’s central bank chief quits
[Al Jazeera]

Middle East
Yemen president’s TV speech ‘after Thursday’
[Al Jazeera]

Hamas says Gaza ready to receive flotilla
[Xinhua]
Gaza flotilla ship ‘sabotaged by divers’
[Al Jazeera]
Iran test fires 14 missiles
[Xinhua]

Turkish parliament to open amid boycott
[Al Jazeera]

Africa
Egypt court orders local councils dissolved
[Al Jazeera]
Prosecutor presses inner circle on Gadhafi arrest
[AP]
Qaddafi Has Few Options as Indictment Limits Exile Destinations
[Bloomberg]
Fresh protests hit Senegal’s capital
[Al Jazeera]
Somali parliament approves new prime minister
[AP]

Europe
Protesters clash with riot police in Athens strike
[AP]
Berlusconi ally warns of government fall over austerity
[Reuters]
U.S. Endorses France’s Lagarde as New I.M.F. Chief
[NYT]
IMF could pick Lagarde as chief as soon as Tuesday
[AP]

Spain plans new reforms before legislature ends
[Reuters]
Russia to resume buying Dutch, Belgian vegetables
[AP]
Doctors vote against cutting UK abortion time limit from 24 to 20 weeks
[Guardian]

Domestic
W.H. mum on Dalai Lama meeting
[POLITICO]

Court Conservatives Prevail
[WSJ]
NY’s Gay Marriage Law May Give Economic Boon
[Bloomberg]
Michele Bachmann’s thin legislative résumé
[POLITICO]
Obama, Republicans Focus on Narrower Deal on U.S. Debt as Deadline Nears
[Bloomberg]
Los Alamos residents evacuate as wildfire approaches
[LA Times]
Gabrielle Giffords Appears With Mark Kelly for Spaceflight Medal Ceremony
[ABC]
Report: Anthony Weiner playing powerbroker
[POLITICO]

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Daily International News 06.09.11

June 9, 2011

Daily International News
June 9, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan finance minister a frontrunner to be next PM
[Reuters]

Economy Sends Japanese to Fukushima for Jobs
[NYT]
North Korea
NKorea threatens to expose taped talks with South
[AP]

China, DPRK reach consensus on developing two economic zones in DPRK
[Xinhua]
China
China says envoy from Libyan rebels to visit soon
[AP]
Concern Over Grassroots Local Campaigns in China
[NYT]
China rebuffs UN plea over ‘disappeared’ Tibetan monks
[BBC]

Dalai Lama: China not enemy, some hard-liners are
[AP]
Vietnam and China hackers escalate Spratly Islands row
[BBC]
China warns neighbors: Stop oil search in Spratlys
[AP]
Report: General confirms China’s aircraft carrier
[AP]

Lagarde visits China to gather support for IMF top job
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Burma gets a record $20bn in foreign investment
[BBC]
Myanmar blames ethnic rebels for fatal train blast
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Calls Increase for Drawdown in Afghanistan
[Bloomberg]
Gunmen attack Afghan wedding party, killing 9
[AP]
Over 100 militants attack Pakistan’s northwest
[Reuters]
Uzbek religious refugees in Kazakhstan face extradition
[BBC]
Fasting guru denies he’s arming followers in India
[AP]

Middle East
US hits Iran’s police chief with sanctions
[AP]

With one escape route, Syrians stream into Turkey
[AP]
Yemen government says 12 al-Qaida militants killed
[AP]  
Yemen awaits possible Saleh return after surgery
[Reuters]
UN nuclear watchdog refers Syria to Security Council
[BBC]

In Saudi Arabia, Royal Funds Buy Peace for Now
[NYT]

Africa
Gaddafi faces new ICC charges for using rape as weapon in conflict
[Guardian]
Fresh round of NATO strikes hit Tripoli outskirts
[AP]
Libya rebels eye oil restart, win aid pledges
[Reuters]
Obama to welcome Gabon president at White House
[AP]
Tunisia Postpones Election, Possibly Aiding New Parties
[NYT]
Burkina Faso government replaces its governors
[AP]
Somali leaders postpone elections by a year
[AP]

Attack on Somali port kills 1 civilian
[AP]

Europe
EU keeps Bulgaria, Romania out of border zone
[AP]

Cesare Battisti extradition: Italy to go to Hague court
[BBC]
Dutch find different E. coli, pull beet sprouts
[AP]

Americas
Chinese oil workers ‘kidnapped by Colombia rebels’
[BBC]
Aide’s Quitting Casts Doubt on Brazil’s New President
[NYT]
Chile volcano: Ash cloud forces flight cancellations
[BBC]
Corruption scandal hits Argentina’s Mothers group
[AP]

Domestic
Nuclear Industry Will Conduct Post-Fukushima U.S. Safety Review
[Bloomberg]

Ex-NSA manager has reportedly twice rejected plea bargains in Espionage Act case
[WaPo]
Leon Panetta’s 5 challenges
[POLITICO]
Panetta faces no major hurdles to confirmation as Pentagon chief
[WaPo]
Opinion: Crocker Didn’t Dissuade Low Hopes on Afghanistan
[WaPo]

Weiner abides despite new photo, baby on the way
[AP]
President Obama’s campaign expands its 2012 map
[POLITICO]
Texas’s Rick Perry weighing a 2012 candidacy
[WaPo]
Romney draws early fire from conservatives over views on climate change
[WaPo]
Jon Huntsman’s no-names strategy
[POLITICO] 
Regulators pressuring banks after Citi data breach
[Reuters]
Sheriff orders remaining residents of 2 Arizona towns in path of huge wildfire to flee
[WaPo]
Heat gripping half of US expected to last for days
[AP]

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Daily International News 03.23.11

March 23, 2011

Daily International News
March 23, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan quake becomes world’s costliest natural disaster
[Reuters]
Factbox: Restrictions on Japanese food imports
[Reuters]
U.S. halts Japan food imports, Tokyo water contaminated
[Reuters]
Koreas
North Korea experts to speak at ASU
[Standard Times]
S. Korea not considering food aid to N. Korea: official
[Yonhap]
S.Korea announces major live-fire drills
[Straits Times]
China denies UN talk about North’s uranium
[JoongAng]
HBO to develop show from book “Eating With the Enemy: How I Waged Peace With North Korea From My BBQ Shack in Hackensack”
[LA Times]
South Korean FM to visit China next week
[China Post]
China
China says talks are way forward on Iran nuclear issue
[Reuters]
China approves death sentence for 7 in Xinjiang
[AP]
Activist says China cracks down on ethnic Uighurs
[AP]

South/Central Asia
US welcomes Karzai’s Nato pullout plan from Afghanistan
[BBC]
India investigates ‘Maoist villages rampage’ by police
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Insurgents kill 3 Muslims in Thai south
[Reuters]
Malaysia DNA ruling overturned in blow for Anwar
[BBC]

Middle East
Israel braces for flare-up as Gazan rockets hit
[Reuters]
Yemeni parliament gives president emergency powers
[AP]
6 dead in new clashes in southern Syria city
[AP]
Bahrain suspends Lebanon flights as sectarian tension rises
[Reuters]

Africa
Libyan forces pull back from western city
[AP]
W.H. to Hill: We’re not at war with Libya
[POLITICO]
Obama Confident Libya Operation Command Issues Will Be Resolved
[Bloomberg]
Mother Tells UN’s Ban How Son’s Suicide Sparked Tunisia Revolt
[Bloomberg]
Gunfire heard overnight in Burkina capital
[Reuters]

Europe
Germany set to abandon nuclear power for good
[AP]
Nuclear Industry in Russia Sells Safety, Taught by Chernobyl
[NYT]
Britain’s royal wedding to be on iTunes
[AP]
UK budget 2011: key points
[Guardian]
Inflation hits 4.4% in February
[Guardian]
Surgeons to perform first UK face and hand transplant
[Guardian]

Americas
Haiti’s politics: Titid Time
[Economist]
Analysis: War trumps peace and a president’s trip
[AP]
Opinion: Obama’s quick trip from tyrant to weakling
[WaPo]

Domestic
Is the House in play in 2012?
[WaPo]
FBI probing package with explosives left at Detroit federal building for 3 weeks
[WaPo]
Justice Department sues on behalf of Muslim teacher, triggering debate
[WaPo]
Afternoon Fix: Sharron Angle writing an autobiography
[WaPo]
Apple’s Steve Jobs ordered to testify in iTunes lawsuit
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 03.07.11

March 7, 2011

Daily International News
March 7, 2011

Northeast Asia
Koreas
North Korea offers talks to South on return of refugees
[BBC]
IAEA seeks further N. Korea nuclear inspections
[AFP]
Sankei: N. Korea Assisting Myanmar in Development of SCUD SRBM
[Arirang via Sankei]
China
China’s intimidation of the foreign press
[BBC] and China says police did not beat foreign reporters [AP]
China challenges US predominance in Asia-Pacific
[AP]
China: Tibet won’t fall apart if Dalai Lama dies
[AP]
China, N. Korea eye Kim Jong Un visit to China by July
[Kyodo]
Beijing raises spending on internal security
[FT]
Japan
Japan’s PM hangs on but outlook grim
[Reuters]
Edano to temporarily double as Japan’s foreign minister
[Kyodo]
U.S. diplomat accused of disparaging Okinawans
[Japan Times]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Former Fiji minister to seek asylum in Australia
[BBC]
Guineans find themselves poorer under democracy
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Relations worsen as Karzai rejects U.S. apology over deaths of 9 Afghan boys
[McClatchy]
Gates: US may extend Afghan mission
[Al Jazeera]
US negotiating security deal with Afghans
[AP]
Pakistan president tells US envoy ties stay strong
[AP]
U.S. Navy frees ship from suspected Indian Ocean pirates
[CNN]

Middle East
Bahrain’s Shiite protesters appeal for US backing
[AP]
Yemen opposition vows “escalation” against president
[Reuters]
Kuwaiti protests on Tuesday aim to remove PM
[Reuters]
8 Palestinians wounded in clash with Israeli army
[AP]

North Africa
Britain and France drafting no-fly resolution
[AP]
No-Fly Zone Over Libya Urged as McCain, Kerry Downplay Risks
[Bloomberg]
Gadhafi Forces Strike Coastal Town; U.N. Appoints Envoy
[WSJ]
Egyptian Leaders to Swear in Candidates for New Cabinet
[Bloomberg]

South-Saharan Africa
Abyei violence overshadows Sudan border talks
[AFP]
Ivory Coast: Ouattara ‘ministers’ homes looted’
[BBC]
Ivory Coast rebels seize control of 30-mile strip
[AP]
Lead poisoning kills 400 more Nigerian children
[Reuters]

Europe
Chirac to get his day in court
[EuroNews]
Greece angered as Moody’s cuts credit rating again
[Guardian]
Kosovo, Serbia to hold first direct talks
[AP]

Domestic
Foreign policy braggadocio on Libya and AIDS
[WaPo]
White House Seeks to Allay Muslims’ Fears on Terror Hearings
[NYT] and W.H.: Don’t ‘demonize’ Islam [POLITICO]
GOP, White House remain $50 billion apart on budget
[WaPo]
Obama’s Starting 2012 Race for Money With a Record Not Promise
[Bloomberg]
Romney’s tea party-friendly defense on health care
[WaPo]
The Fading Power of Beck’s Alarms
[NYT]

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Daily International News 02.11.11

February 11, 2011

Daily International News
February 11, 2011

Egypt/Tunisia
Al Jazeera Live Blog: MUBARAK STEPS DOWN AS PRESIDENT
Mubarak Reportedly Leaves Cairo
[NYT]
Danish premier calls on Egypt’s Mubarak to resign
[AP]
Statement From the Supreme Council of the Egyptian Armed Forces
[NYT]
Crisis Flummoxes White House
[WSJ]
Obama officials surprised by Mubarak’s decision to stay
[McClatchy]
Egypt army vow on emergency rule
[BBC]
Chinese FM has phone conversation with Egyptian counterpart
[Global Times]
Mohamed ElBaradei: ‘Egypt will explode’
[CNN] and We need to ‘keep kicking their behinds’: Mohamed ElBaradei speaks to FP [FP]
Responding to the Worst Speech Ever
[FP]
Special Report – After Mideast, should Russia and China worry?
[Reuters]
Tunisians fleeing unrest arrive in droves in Italy
[AP]

Northeast Asia
Japan
Japan foreign minister in Moscow amid islands row
[BBC]
Japan, U.S. hold talks to discuss new common strategic goals
[Mainichi]
China
Chen Guangcheng claims in secret video that he is under house arrest
[Independent]
Observers say naval reshuffle signals weaponry push
[Global Times]
China Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi in Zimbabwe visit
[BBC]
Koreas
China against call to take N. Korea’s uranium enrichment to U.N.
[Kyodo]
N. Korea may conduct nuke test in late 2011 or early 2012: analyst
[Yonhap]
Korea talks stalemated, U.S. warns of North’s threat
[Reuters]
After talks collapse, North reprimands ‘traitor’ South
[JoongAng]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Myanmar’s parliament approves all Cabinet nominees
[AP]
Thai protesters demand prime minister’s
[CNN]
Somalia ‘pirates’ charged in Malaysia
[BBC]
Philippines Uses General’s Death to Tout Reform
[NYT]

South/Central Asia
India and Pakistan Agree to Renew Peace Talks
[NYT]
Indian authorities clear Buddhist leader in probe
[AP]
Pakistan gets smaller Cabinet in austerity effort
[AP]
Pakistan court extends detention of US embassy staffer
[Guardian]

Middle East
Turkey says 5 flotilla victims shot at close range
[AP]
Iran: Mehdi Karroubi ‘house arrest’ after protest call
[BBC]

Africa
105 die in fighting between S. Sudan army, rebels
[AP]
Charles Taylor war crimes trial extended in The Hague
[BBC]
Uganda election: Amnesty International violence concern
[BBC]

Americas
Bolivian president rattled by protests
[AP]
Colombian rebel group scheduled to release 2 hostages
[CNN]
Venezuelan legislators trade blows
[Al Jazeera]

Domestic
WikiLeaks: US spied on NATO’s top official
[AP]
Robert Gibbs’s last day in the White House
[WaPo]
CPAC gets underway on wave of 2010 midterm momentum
[WaPo]
Ron Paul Supporters Heckle Cheney, Rumsfeld at CPAC
[CBS]
‘No Apology’ for Health-Care Law May Hinder Romney in 2012 Bid
[Bloomberg]
Nokia, Microsoft in pact to rival Apple, Google
[AP]
New York Fashion Week 2011
[NYT]

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Daily International News 02.08.11

February 8, 2011

Daily International News
February 8, 2011

Egypt/Syria/Tunisia
Egypt announces reform committees, as tens of thousands return to Tahrir Square
[WaPo]

U.S. eases off call for swift Egypt reform
[LA Times]
White House walks fine line on Muslim Brotherhood
[WaPo]

Clinic Near Baden-Baden, Germany Considered For Mubarak
[Der Spiegel]
Freed Google exec energizes Egyptian protests
[AP]
Iran’s Opposition Seeks Rally to Back Egypt and Tunisia
[NYT]
Hezbollah chief: Egypt’s unrest will change region
[AP]
Signs Syria may be lifting Facebook, YouTube ban
[AP]

UK’s Hague: Change in Tunisia ‘must be swift’
[UKPA]
Op-ed: Freedom in Mideast Carries Cost We All Might Pay: Kevin Hassett
[Bloomberg]

Northeast Asia
2 Koreas talk at DMZ to ease tensions since attack
[AP]
Amb. King on N. Korea rights issues meets with S. Korean officials
[Kyodo]

Pyongyang asks U.S. to restore food aid: source
[JoongAng]
S. Korea’s top nuclear negotiator to head to China for talks
[Xinhua]
U.S., Brazil to Press China on Currency
[WSJ]
UN: Drought endangers Chinese winter wheat harvest
[AP]
Kan to offer meeting with ex-DPJ leader Ozawa over his fate
[Kyodo]
Japanese jobseekers hold Tokyo pep rally
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Suu Kyi’s party seeks talks with West on sanctions
[Reuters]

Thailand-Cambodia clashes leave path of destruction
[BBC]
Philippine ex-army head Angelo Reyes ‘commits suicide’
[BBC]
Indonesia: Angry Muslim crowd attacks Java churches
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
US postpones bilateral contacts with Pakistan until Davis freed
[Dawn]

Report: US needs to show progress on Pakistan aid
[AP]
Afghan leader: NATO reconstruction bases must go
[AP]
Militants free 3 of 6 abducted WWF-India workers
[AP]
Tibetan Lama Faces Scrutiny and Suspicion in India
[NYT]
Will the famous China-Indian WWII Stilwell Road reopen?
[BBC]

Middle East
Palestinians to hold local elections July 9
[AP]
US report finds Gulf embassy staff ‘risk exploitation’
[BBC]

Africa
Charles Taylor lawyer storms out of war crimes trial
[BBC]
Ivorian paramilitaries kill six in pro-Ouattara area
[Reuters]

Europe
WikiLeaks Founder Returns to Court to Fight Extradition
[NYT] and Assange’s lawyer: Sweden acted improperly in probe [AP]
Russian Islamist leader claims responsibility for Moscow airport attack
[Guardian]
Russia Expels a British Journalist
[NYT]
Silvio Berlusconi: Prosecutors to seek trial over ‘sex’
[BBC]
Pirates in Indian Ocean seize Italian oil tanker
[BBC]
Tablighi Jamaat seeks to keep mosque near UK Olympics site
[Guardian]
Meryl Streep to be Margaret Thatcher revealed in first still from The Iron Lady
[Guardian]

Americas
Haiti ‘gives ex-President Aristide new passport’
[BBC]

Domestic
Government: No electronic flaws in Toyotas
[AP]

A new Dem threat to health care law
[POLITICO]
Obama Budget Proposes Broader Unemployment Taxes
[WSJ]
Hatch and Lugar blaze different paths as tea party stalks
[WaPo]
First Lady: President Obama has quit smoking
[AP]
Olbermann Said to Be Going to Current TV
[NYT]