Posts Tagged ‘WH’

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Daily International News 02.07.11

February 7, 2011

Daily International News
February 7, 2011

Egypt/Tunisia
Egypt approves 15 percent raise for govt employees
[AP]
Egypt demonstrators entertain to keep morale high
[AP] and Cairo Protesters Try to Keep Up the Pressure [NYT]
Realpolitiktian: Obama’s Handling of Egypt
[New York Mag]
Egypt diplomacy: White House races to keep pace with events put in motion by protests
[WaPo]

Obama Says Egypt Not Going Back to Way It Was Before
[Bloomberg]
Egypt checks diplomatic pouches as precautionary measures
[Xinhua]
Tunisian president to get emergency powers
[AFP]
Tunisia ban on Ben Ali’s party
[Gulf Daily]

Northeast Asia
South Korea Questions Boat Passengers From North
[NYT]

N.Korea Red-Faced as Russia Denies UN Security Council Claim
[Chosun]
N. Korea may send heir apparent to China to secure support: analyst
[Yonhap]
Japan PM says Russia visit to Kurils ‘unforgiveable’
[BBC]

Ex-U.S. intelligence official says Japan-U.S. alliance unbalanced
[Kyodo]

Southeast Asia
Thai, Cambodian clashes resume at disputed border
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Top India and Pakistan diplomats meet in Bhutan
[BBC]
Pakistani investigators name Musharraf accused in Benazir’s murder case
[Xinhua]
US presses Pakistan’s president to free American
[AP]
6 WWF volunteers abducted in Indian tiger reserve
[AP]
Police arrest opposition protesters in Bangladesh
[AP]
Afghan bombing kills 1; gunmen kill local chief
[AP]

Middle East
Iran unveils missiles, satellites as warning to foes
[Reuters]
Hariri court holds hearing to discuss law issues
[AP]
Kuwait minister resigns and avoids ‘torture death’ questions
[The National]

Africa
Sudan’s Bashir to accept referendum result’
[AFP]
Nigerian president launches election campaign
[AFP]

Europe
Labour government did ‘all it could to secure release of Lockerbie bomber’
[Guardian]

WikiLeaks Founder Back in Court to Challenge Extradition
[NYT]
Report: Russia warns US over missile defense plans
[AP]
Dutch lawmaker back in court for hate speech case
[AP]
Dutch protest Iran’s execution of Dutch-Iranian woman
[CNN]

Domestic
Critics move to claw back millions from UN
[FT]
Is the GOP nomination worth having in 2012?
[WaPo]
Palin’s Bold Attacks, Quiet Strategy Puzzle Republicans for 2012
[Bloomberg]
Jeb Bush should run now, for at least eight reasons
[National Review]
AOL Buys Huffington Post: Is It Crazy?
[WSJ]

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Daily International News 02.04.11

February 4, 2011

Daily International News
February 4, 2011

Egypt/Algeria/Jordan
Finally, Obama will take questions on Egypt
[POLITICO]

‘Day of departure’ rally in Egypt
[BBC]
The Muslim Brotherhood After Mubarak
[Foreign Affairs]
White House and Egypt Discuss Plan for Mubarak’s Exit
[NYT]
and U.S. Lawmakers Split on Whether to End Aid to Prod Mubarak Aside [Bloomberg]
Egypt Turmoil Heartens U.S. Foes
[WSJ]
Europe’s leaders warn Egypt against violence
[AFP via Hindustan Times]
Iran’s Khamenei: Mubarak betrayed his people
[AP] and Khamenei hails “Islamic” uprising in Arab world [Reuters]

Algeria opposition bent on protest despite government move
[Reuters]
Report: Algerian president says he’ll lift state of emergency
[CNN]
Jordanian Islamists meet king but say protests will continue
[CNN]

Northeast Asia
Russia defense chief visits disputed islands with Japan
[AP]

Ministry may order next sumo tournament cancelled over bout fixing
[Mainichi]
N.Korea Proposes Parliamentary Talks with South
[Chosun]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
2 die as Thai, Cambodian troops battle at border
[AP]

Thailand Prachatai website editor Premchaiporn on trial [BBC]
Philippine president bans logging after deadly floods
[BBC]
New Zealand scientists record ‘biodiversity breakdown’
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Pakistanis flee army offensive near Afghan border
[BBC]

Kazakhstan’s President Nazarbayev calls early election
[BBC]
Corruption a stain on India’s global image: PM
[AFP]

Africa
Sudanese Soldiers Clash in Upper Nile State, Killing Six, Spokesman Says
[Bloomberg]
Niger election: Issoufou to face Oumarou in run-off
[BBC]
Police: Gardener admits killing gay rights activist in Uganda
[CNN]
Residents report attack on Congolese airport
[AP]

Europe
Assange’s Swedish sex crimes file is leaked online
[AP]
Italian lawmakers rule against search of prime minister’s house
[CNN]
Somali ax man gets 9 years for Danish cartoonist attack
[AP]
London embassies’ unpaid congestion charges ‘set to top £50m’
[Guardian]
Wider powers for eurozone bail-out fund
[FT]

Americas
Church: Cuba to free 2 prominent prisoners
[AP]
Haiti’s presidential run-off candidates announced
[BBC]

Domestic
Obama’s Magic Reelection Number
[Hamilton Place Strategies]
‘Forcible rape’ cut from antiabortion bill after backlash from women’s groups
[WaPo]
Unemployment rate drops to 9% but only 36k jobs added
[WaPo]

Pentagon: Guantanamo prisoner dies after exercising
[USA Today]
Rumsfeld Comes Out Jabbing, Has No Regrets for Abu Ghraib, WMDs
[Bloomberg]
Gabrielle Giffords’s husband Mark Kelly will command final shuttle flight
[POLITICO]
Census shows New Orleans shrank by a third after Katrina
[BBC]
UN: Global food prices hit record high
[Al Jazeera]

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Daily International News 01.25.11

January 25, 2011

Daily International News
January 25, 2011

SOTU
& Foreign Policy

Obama’s State of the Union and U.S. Foreign Policy
[StratFor]
Factbox: Foreign policy issues Obama may address in speech
[Reuters]
10 Global Issues Obama Won’t Talk About But Should
[FP]

Why the Middle East Won’t Feature in Obama’s Speech
[TIME]
General

SOTU Media Sand Traps and How to Avoid Them
[Daily Beast]
Five things to watch for in the State of the Union speech
[WaPo]
State of the Union Preview: Obama’s Unofficial 2012 Kickoff
[TIME]
Six members of the Supreme Court to attend SOTU
[WaPo]
Arizona lawmakers to save seat for Gabrielle Giffords at State of the Union
[WaPo]

Northeast Asia
China/Taiwan

J-20 stealth fighter jet ‘innovative, not stolen from US plane’
[Global Times]

US spy for China Noshir Gowadia jailed for 32 years
[BBC]
Urumqi to be under full surveillance
[AP]
US diplomat slams China on governor’s Taiwan trip
[AP]

China will stick to socialism as required by law: top legislator
[Xinhua]
Son of former PRC president takes up new military post
[Global Times]
Macau’s Stanley Ho in family row over casino empire
[BBC]
Koreas

S. Korea remains suspicious of N. Korea’s intention for talks: minister
[Yonhap]
South Korea Wants U.N. to Consider North’s Uranium Program
[GSN]
UN investigator in Japan for talks on North Korean human rights
[M&C]

Malaysia, SKorea seek to charge 12 Somali pirates
[AP]
GOP calls for quick action on free trade pacts, including KORUS
[AP]
N.Korea’s Brave Underground Journalists Make Headlines
[Chosun]
Japan

Soccer: Konno’s penalty, Kawashima’s saves send Japan past S. Korea in thriller
[Mainichi]
Kan says government to re-examine DPJ election pledges
[Mainichi]
Kan stresses Sun Yat-sen’s Japan ties in policy speech
[Mainichi]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Thailand ‘yellow-shirts’ stage new street protests
[BBC]
Thai Inquiry Into Violence Falters
[NYT]
Blast in southern Thailand kills nine
[BBC]
India and Indonesia aim to double trade
[BBC]
HRW accuses Vietnam of widespread human rights abuses
[AP]
Three charged over Christmas Island shipwreck
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
US commander in Afghanistan: Tough fight in 2011
[AP]
West’s portrayal of Afghan war deceptive – ANSO group
[Reuters]

Suicide attack near Pakistan Shi’ite rally kills 13
[Reuters]
Pakistan has “disastrous year” for human rights in 2010: HRW
[Reuters]
India Central Bank Raises Key Rates
[WSJ]

Middle East
Citing Options, Iran Rejects Uranium Deal, Diplomat Says
[NYT]
Turkey president lays into Israel flotilla inquiry
[AP]
AP Interview: IAEA head seeks openness from Iran
[AP]
Hezbollah-backed Mikati named Lebanon prime minister
[Reuters]

Abbas welcomed home as hero
[Reuters]

Africa
Northern Coast

Talks under way for body to oversee Tunisia cabinet
[Reuters]
Egyptians denounce Mubarak, clash with riot police
[AP]
All Other

Sudan’s Bashir pledges support for independent south
[Reuters]
South Sudan to retain its name as an independent state: report
[Sudan Tribune]
Call for Tougher Measures Against Ivory Coast Leader
[NYT]

Rwanda rebel leader Callixte Mbarushimana sent to ICC
[BBC]

Europe
Russian parliament ratifies arms pact with US
[AP]
Moscow airport bomb: Dmitry Medvedev seeks shake-up
[BBC]
List of Russian terror attacks
[WaPo]
Berlusconi defence lawyers dismiss sex accusations
[Reuters]
Lord Taylor found guilty of fiddling expenses
[Guardian]
George Osborne: budget cuts keep down UK interest rates
[Telegraph]

Americas
Obama to visit Brazil in sign of warmer ties: paper
[Reuters]
Clinton Voices U.S. Support of Mexico in Trip
[NYT]

Domestic
The 83rd Annual Oscar Nominations
[NYT]
White House Nominates David Cohen As Sanctions Point Man
[WSJ]
Carol Browner to leave White House
[POLITICO]

Scalia appearance at ‘tea party’ House meeting questions his impartiality
[LA Times]
NBC: U.S. can’t link accused Army private to Assange
[MSNBC]
Emanuel in `Real Chicagoan’ Fight to Replace Daley
[Bloomberg]
Bush White House Broke Elections Law, Report Says
[NYT]

Obama Viewed Favorably by 53% of Global Investors Seeing Improving Economy
[Bloomberg]
Stimulus improves US outlook, says IMF
[FT]

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Daily International News 01.18.11

January 18, 2011

Daily International News
January 18, 2011

Hu Jintao State Visit/Hu-Obama Summit 2011
Overall

Biden greets China’s Hu upon arrival in the US
[AP]
Obama holding first China state dinner in 13 years
[AP]

Hu Gets Full State Honors as Visit Displays Obama’s Dueling Views of China
[Bloomberg]
China’s Hu to engage in rare Q&A with media in US
[AP]
From 01/15 U.S.-China Relationship Difficult, Lugar Says Before Hu Visits White House [Bloomberg]
From 01/17 For Chinese Leader’s Visit, U.S. to Take a Bolder Tack [NYT]
Q&A with WaPo’s John Pomfret on Hu Visit
[WaPo]
Issues

Hu Jintao arriving for state visit focused on economics, security, human rights
[WaPo]

Editorial: The U.S. finds its voice on China and human rights
[WaPo]
On Faith: President Hu Jintao, Tibet, and the Dalai Lama
[WaPo]
Before meeting Obama, Hu positive on peninsula
[JoongAng]
Energy Could Be a Key Area of Cooperation for the U.S. and China
[TIME]
US companies expand goals as China leader arrives
[AP]

Northeast Asia
Koreas

2011’s Top Risks: Will North Korea spin out of control?
[FP]
UN Should Discuss North Korean Uranium, South Korea’s President Lee Says
[Bloomberg]

North Korea willing to resume U.S. missions to recover remains of MIAs
[CNN]
N. Korea’s actual military spending estimated at US$8.77 bln in 2009
[Yonhap]
China/Taiwan

Taiwan Stages Missile Tests on Eve of U.S.-China Meeting
[NYT] and Video: Taiwan in live-fire missile tests [BBC]
Senators accuse China of violating sanctions against Iran
[FP]

China’s Military Comes Into Its Own
[StratFor]
China commercial nuclear fuel reprocessing far off
[AP]
China sees importance of trilateral cooperation with Japan, ROK
[Xinhua]
Summary Box: China rare earths exports up in 2010
[AP]
China, Russia to hold fifth strategic security negotiations
[Xinhua]
“Experience China” debuts at NYC’s Times Square
[Xinhua]

South/Central Asia
Major earthquake hits SW Pakistan
[AP]
Pakistani troops search homes in Karachi crackdown
[AP]
Nobel laureate Yunus in Bangladesh court
[AFP]

Southeast Asia
Vietnam reshuffles leaders, but policy seen consistent
[Reuters]
Top UN official to visit Sri Lanka’s war victims
[AFP]

Middle East
Palestinian resolution on Israel to be put to UN council
[AFP]

Palestinians raise flag at Washington office
[AP]
Russia reaffirms recognition of Palestinian state
[BBC]
Palestinian killed along Gaza-Israel border
[AP]
Va. teen detained in Kuwait sues U.S.
[WaPo]
Netanyahu rewards Barak with Israel cabinet seats
[Reuters]
Suicide bombing in Iraq kills 52 police recruits [AP]
Turkey to join Lebanon ‘contact group’ to help solve political crisis
[Hurriyet]

Iran suspends hanging sentence in stoning case: MP
[Reuters]
Pirates seized record 1,181 hostages in 2010 – report
[BBC]

Africa
UN team examines seized Iranian weapons in Nigeria
[AP]
Officials: 4 ministers quit new Tunisia government
[AP]
Rwanda issues arrest warrant for dissent exiles
[BBC]

Europe
Spain holds 10 in first anti-Eta raids since ceasefire
[BBC]
Iraq inquiry: Notes from Tony Blair to George Bush will not be published
[Guardian]

Berlusconi urged to resign over latest sex probe
[Reuters]
EU to detail objections to Hungary media law in letter
[Reuters]
Irish Prime Minister Cowen wins confidence vote
[AP]
Vatican warned Irish bishops not to report abuse
[AP]
UK gay couple wins discrimination case against Christian hoteliers – video
[Guardian]

Americas
Paraguay leader tells police to shut down rebels
[AP]
‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier charged with corruption in Haiti
[Guardian]
Mexico police: founding member of Zetas captured
[AP]

Domestic
Inside Holbrooke’s War With the White House
[Daily Beast]
Obama Launches Rule Review, Pledging to Spur Jobs, Growth
[WSJ]
Supreme Court refuses to revive effort to put D.C. same-sex marriage law to vote
[WaPo]
Videos show Tucson shooting in detail, sources say
[WaPo]
Release Nears for Giffords
[WSJ]
Sarah Palin Defends “Blood Libel” Phrase, Says Liberals Can’t “Shut Me Up”
[CBS]
Dick Cheney on ‘Today’: I may need a heart transplant (VIDEO)
[WaPo]
From 01/17 Apple boss Steve Jobs takes ‘medical leave’ [BBC]
Facebook U-turns on phone and address data sharing
[BBC]

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Daily International News 01.12.11

January 12, 2011

Daily International News
January 12, 2011

Northeast Asia
Koreas
Gates in Tokyo for Talks on North Korea
[NYT]
Gates Demands a Halt of North Korean Tests
[WSJ]
Hot Line Connecting Koreas Returns to Service
[NYT]
Klingner Opinion: North Korea’s Imminent Threat
[WSJ]
Seoul returns offer for talks – but tough talks
[JoongAng]
China’s Hu to call for new talks on North Korea
[AP]
S Korea keen on upgrading defense deals with Israel
[AHN]
Five North Korean defectors ‘shot dead’
[Sify]

China
Robert Gates tours China nuclear warfare headquarters
[BBC]
Nationalistic and Chasing the ‘Chinese Dream’
[NYT]
China Would `Welcome’ U.S. Statement on Holdings During Hu, Obama Summit
[Bloomberg]
Geithner warns Beijing on currency policies
[AP]
Tajikistan agrees to give land to China
[AP]
China bans German pork and eggs in dioxin scare
[BBC]
China artist Ai Weiwei’s Shanghai studio demolished
[BBC]

Japan
DPJ lawmakers get together amid internal rifts
[Mainichi]

Southeast Asia
Vietnam vows change to build modern economy
[BBC]
Floods ground Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
In Kabul, Biden promises U.S. support beyond 2014
[WaPo]
US ‘not the enemy of Islam’ says Biden
[AFP]
Suicide bomber kills two in Afghanistan capital
[Guardian]
Life in jail for two Pakistani Muslim blasphemers
[BBC]
Biden in Pakistan for Talks With Top Officials
[NYT]
Pakistani bomber kills 17 in attack on police
[BBC]
Zardari Ally to Succeed Slain Punjab Gov. Taseer in Pakistan
[NYT]

Middle East
Lebanon’s government falls as Hezbollah pulls out
[AP]
Iran Says Time Running Out for Nuclear Deal
[NYT]

Africa
South Sudan’s referendum vote reaches 60%, says SPLM
[BBC]
US could take Sudan off state terror list by July
[AFP]
Ivory Coast’s army opens fire on opposition neighborhoods
[AP]
Government imposes curfew in Tunisia’s capital
[AP]
Tunisian president fires police chief over unrest
[Reuters]
Egypt denies sectarian motive for Copt’s murder
[AFP]
Nigeria: Jos Killings Escalate
[All Africa]

Europe
Tony Blair to appear before Iraq war inquiry on 21 January
[Guardian]
Eric Illsley to quit as MP following expenses conviction
[Guardian]
Kaczynski air crash: Russia blames Polish pilot error
[BBC]
Dutch government enforcing taxes on prostitution
[AP]
Europe Debates Larger Rescue Fund
[WSJ]
European stocks higher after Portugal bond sale
[AFP]
Germany enjoys stellar growth
[FT]

Americas
Prayer and mourning in Haiti a year after quake
[AP]
Hitmen intensify attacks in Mexico’s richest city
[Reuters]
At least 61 dead in rain-hit Brazil towns
[Reuters]

Domestic
Arizona Shooting
Analysis: Sarah Palin’s use of ‘blood libel’ sparks new controversy
[WaPo]
Boehner opposes new gun-control bill
[The Hill]
Obama’s Visit to Arizona Offers Moment to Alter His Image of `Detachment’
[Bloomberg]
Officers stopped Loughner on day of Ariz. shooting
[AP]
Gun sales soar 60 percent in Arizona
[Politico]
Other
Daley Has $7.7 Million of JPMorgan Stock to Divest on Way to White House
[Bloomberg]
Republican school board in N.C. backed by tea party abolishes integration policy
[WaPo]
Oil spill panel calls for tighter federal rules, new fees for drilling
[WaPo]
More slayings in Pr. George’s, and police feel the heat
[WaPo]
How To Switch Your iPhone Service From AT&T To Verizon
[Techland]

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Daily International News 01.07.11

January 7, 2011

Daily International News
January 7, 2011

Northeast Asia
China
Chinese president to visit U.S. from Jan. 18 to 21: FM
[Xinhua]
US to renew military ties with a rising China
[AP]
China military modernisation gathers pace
[BBC]
China’s development of stealth fighter takes U.S. by surprise
[LA Times]
Koreas
What to get NKorean heir apparent on his birthday
[AP]
US envoy says he had productive talks on Koreas
[AP]
Two Koreas and U.S. militaries lower alert – report
[Reuters]
S. Korea repatriates 3 N. Koreans who strayed across sea border
[Yonhap]
Japan
Japan, U.S. agree to start work on setting new strategic goals
[Mainichi]
Japan to begin building facilities on southernmost island Okinotori
[Mainichi]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Indonesian police jailed for 10 years in terror trial
[BBC]
Floodwaters slowly recede in eastern Australia
[CNN]
Laos general and Hmong leader Vang Pao dies in exile
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Key Party Rejoins Pakistan’s Coalition
[NYT]
Kazakhstan: Nazarbayev rejects plan to scrap elections
[BBC]
Suicide attack kills 17 in southern Afghanistan
[AP]

Middle East
EU spurns offer of Iran nuclear sites tour
[BBC]
Mossad chief: Iran won’t go nuclear before 2015
[AP]
New Israeli military technology speeds up warfare
[AP]
Palestinians: Israeli troops mistakenly kill man
[AP]
Mubarak says Israel must revise position on talks, warns against new Gaza war
[Jordan Times]
In Iraq, apprehension ahead of speech by cleric Moqtada al-Sadr
[WaPo]

Africa
South Sudan holds final rallies ahead of secession vote
[BBC]
Ghana president questions Ivory Coast military option
[BBC]
Egypt on alert as Copts celebrate Christmas
[BBC]

Europe
UK air and rail terror threat level raised to severe, reports say
[Guardian]
Eurozone economy suffers growth slowdown
[BBC]
Germany halts poultry, pork, egg sales in scare
[AP]

Americas
Venezuela’s parliament opens amid protests, insults
[McClatchy]
Dominican Republic resumes deportation of Haitians
[BBC]
Brazil’s real eases after short-selling curbs
[FT]
Eight die as gunmen attack bus in Honduras
[BBC]

Domestic
Pentagon to cut spending by $78 billion, reduce troop strength
[WaPo]
U.S. Sends Warning to People Named in Cable Leaks
[NYT]
At Obama White House, Back to the Future
[NYT]
Bill Daley’s Real Agenda: Obama’s Reelection
[Daily Beast]
In another move to center, president to name Sperling as economic adviser
[Hill]
Veteran Journalist Thomas Resumes Column in News-Press
[FCNP]
US banks get nod for China securities
[FT]
Unemployment drops sharply to 9.4%
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 01.04.11

January 4, 2011

Daily International News
January 4, 2011

Northeast Asia/Pacific
Bosworth calls for ‘serious negotiations’ as key strategy to deal with N. Korea
[Yonhap]
Pyongyang Joins Majority in criticizing PM Kan, DPJ
[WSJ]
Japan to Propose Closer Military Ties With S. Korea
[NYT]
From 01/03 Japan Is on High Alert as a Virus Infiltrates Bird-Heavy Regions [NYT]
China official warns of 300-year desertification fight
[BBC]
Australia floods ‘to hit global steelmaking’
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Pakistani governor opposing blasphemy law killed
[Reuters]
Afghan leader complains of foreign interference
[AP]
From 01/03 Judges Set to Rule on Afghan Election Complaints Within 2 Weeks [NYT]
Kyrgyzstan to name mountain after Vladimir Putin
[BBC]

Middle East
PM: Israel never said no to freeze
[Al Jazeera]
Iran Offer of Nuclear Site Tour Irks U.S.
[WSJ]
Israel arrests UK consulate staff over ‘stadium plot’
[BBC]
US fugitive commits suicide in Israeli prison
[AP]
Lebanon asks U.N. to guard gas from Israeli drilling
[Reuters]

Africa
Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo agrees to lift blockade of rival
[Reuters]
Ivory Coast: Africa mediation fails to end stalemate
[BBC]
Sudan president: I’ll support south if it secedes
[AP]
Alexandria church bomb: Egypt Coptic pope urges calm
[BBC]
From 01/03 Uganda bars media from outing gays [BBC]

Europe
Greece plans Turkey border fence to tackle migration
[BBC]
EU eyes return to sanctions against Belarus
[Reuters]
Belarus releases one of five opposition presidential candidates
[Deutsche Welle]
Spain 2010 deficit ‘was less than target’
[AFP]
5 ships trapped by ice off eastern Russia
[AP]

Americas
Brazil Is Poised to Pressure Beijing on Currency Policy
[WSJ]
Argentina thieves tunnel into Buenos Aires bank
[BBC]
Severed head hung from bridge in Tijuana, Mexico
[AP]
Bus bomb kills five in Guatemala City
[BBC]

Domestic
Obama Is Said to Consider Naming JPMorgan’s Daley to Top White House Post
[Bloomberg]
Food-Safety Funding Battle Looms as Obama Prepares to Sign Reform Bill
[Bloomberg]
Incoming House GOP chairmen have a long list of issues to investigate
[WaPo]
Capt. Owen Honors expected to be relieved of command over lewd videos, official says
[WaPo]
Scalia: Constitution does not protect women against discrimination
[WaPo]
Goldman Investment in Facebook May Draw SEC Scrutiny
[Bloomberg]