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Daily International News 06.14.11

June 14, 2011

Daily International News
June 14, 2011

Northeast Asia
Koreas
US satellite images capture new buildings at North Korea nuclear plant
[Telegraph]
NKorea urges SKorea to abandon hostile policy
[AP]
China/Taiwan
Chinese president: China-Iran friendly cooperation conducive to peace, stability in region, world

[Xinhua]

China ‘will not use force’ in South China Sea disputes
[BBC]
China fumes over Hillary Clinton remark
[POLITICO]
Police stem south China riots amid migrant workers’ anger
[Reuters]

China ups bank reserves ratio as inflation hits 34-month high
[Reuters]
Taiwan to lower budget for F-16 fighter jets
[AP]

Japan
Japan cabinet approves Fukushima nuclear compensation
[Guardian]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Myanmar gov’t battles rebels near Chinese border
[AP]
Indonesia police arrest 2002 Bali bombing suspect
[AP]
Australian prime minister snubs Dalai Lama
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Karachi officials ‘removed’ after death of unarmed man
[BBC]
Afghanistan: Death penalty for Jalalabad bank massacre
[BBC]
Indian foreign secretary due in Pakistan to discuss Kashmir
[Reuters]
India Inflation Accelerates, Rate Increase Likely
[WSJ]
Nepal follows China as second Asian nation without landmines
[BBC]
First India-Sri Lanka passenger ferry for 30 years
[BBC]

Middle East
Fatah, Hamas meet in Cairo to settle dispute on leadership
[Xinhua]

Gaza unemployment levels ‘among worst in world’
[BBC]
CIA Plans Yemen Drone Strikes
[WSJ]

Bomb kills Yemen officer, Gulf states mull solution
[Reuters]
Haunted by Homicide: Federal Grand Jury Investigates War Crimes at Abu Ghraib, Plus Other Alleged CIA Abuses
[TIME]
Anonymous members arrested in Turkey
[BBC]
Syrian troops ‘widening’ crackdown
[Al Jazeera]
Gunmen, suicide bombers storm Iraq council building
[Reuters]

Africa
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood forms coalition with liberal party
[WaPo]
Qaddafi Coddled by U.S. Oil Producers
[Bloomberg]
Misrata oil refinery shelled by Gaddafi’s forces – video
[Guardian]
Reports: Abyei demilitarisation deal reached [Al Jazeera]
Somalia’s prime minister says he won’t quit office
[AP]
Airline: flights disrupted by E. Africa ash cloud
[AP]
Battle lines drawn in bid to lead S.Africa’s ANC
[Reuters]

Europe
Nuclear Referendum: Italians Vote No to Berlusconi
[Der Spiegel]
IMF shortlists France’s Lagarde and Mexico’s Carstens
[BBC]
Greek rating now worst in the world
[FT]

Americas
Congressional report: US guns fuel Mexico violence
[BBC]
Chilean volcano ash causes further flight havoc
[Guardian]

Domestic
Obama makes first presidential visit to Puerto Rico
[POLITICO]
Obama: My family would be fine with just 1 term
[AP]
U.S. Military Aid to Overseas Allies May Face Cuts, Mullen Says
[Bloomberg]
Hackers break into U.S. Senate computers
[Reuters]
GOP debate rivals let Romney off easy
[POLITICO]
Michele Bachmann is in
[POLITICO]
Tim Pawlenty beats hasty New Hampshire retreat
[POLITICO]
Cain says he meant Muslims ‘who are trying to kill us’
[POLITICO]
Senate to vote on repealing ethanol tax credits
[AP]
Firefighters turn corner on massive Arizona blaze
[Reuters]
Barack Obama suggests Anthony Weiner resign
[POLITICO]

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Daily International News 06.13.11

June 13, 2011

Daily International News
June 13, 2011

Northeast Asia
Koreas
U.S. Said to Turn Back North Korea Missile Shipment
[NYT]

Kim Jong Il meets senior Chinese official
[Xinhua]
SKorea: NKorea may have miniaturized nuke warhead
[AP] 
More nuclear facilities visible at N.Korean complex
[HanKyoreh]

U.S. Underwrites Internet Detour Around Censors
[NYT]
China
China migrant workers clash with police for third night
[BBC] and Protesters burn police vehicles in southern China [AP]

China’s state media say military not a threat
[AP]
China Backtracks on High-Speed Trains
[NYT]
Israeli defense minister meets top Chinese general
[AP]
China hopes to strengthen military co-op with Israel, defense minister
[Xinhua]
China, Kazakhstan upgrade strategic partnership with new deals signed
[Xinhua]
Japan
Japanese city Hiroshima withdraws 2020 Olympics bid
[BBC]
In Nuclear Crisis, Crippling Mistrust
[NYT]
Japan says eight nuclear workers over-exposed to radiation
[Reuters]

Southeast Asia
Aung San Suu Kyi: Burmese hungry for justice
[AP]
Vietnam in live-fire drill amid South China Sea row
[BBC]
Vietnam seeks US support in China dispute
[FT]

Vietnam War: Top secret papers to be published
[BBC]
Candidate in Thailand Follows Path of Kin
[NYT]

Pacific
Australian prime minister refuses Dalai Lama talks
[AP]

Some win some lose in Australia-Malaysia refugee swap deal
[AP]
Australia flights begin to resume after ash disruption
[BBC]
Large earthquakes rock Christchurch
[SMH]

South/Central Asia
U.S. Faces ‘Vicious Circle’ with Pakistan on Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal
[Bloomberg]
Rare suicide attack in Pakistani capital kills 1
[AP]
India police find Maoist mass grave in Jharkhand
[BBC]
Opposition strike cripples Bangladesh
[Al Jazeera]

Middle East
Netanyahu says Palestinian U.N. bid could harm peace
[Reuters]
Syrian forces round up hundreds near northern town
[Reuters]
Yemen’s opposition in power-transfer talks
[Al Jazeera]

Lebanon announces new government after delay
[Reuters]
Thousands demonstrate in Morocco’s largest city
[AP]
Erdogan wins parliamentary elections, falls short of two-thirds majority
[Deutsche Welle]

Africa
Alleged spy arrested in Egypt is US law student
[AP]

Sudan President Bashir and Salva Kiir seek Abyei peace
[BBC]
U.N. Pulls Staff from Sudanese City
[NYT]
Germany recognises Libya’s rebel leadership
[Reuters]

Libya’s Gadhafi plays chess with Russian visitor
[AP]
Secret DNA test proved death of ‘wanted terrorist’ Abdalla Mohammed Fazul
[The Nation]
Mugabe Pressured to Act on Zimbabwe Elections
[NYT]
Congo diplomat’s wife arrested for ‘smuggling cigarettes’ in Romania
[BBC]

Europe
NATO at the crossroads after Gates speech
[AP]

Berlusconi faces referendum blow
[FT]
Berlusconi says nuclear energy ‘probably’ out
[AP]
Poland agrees to a permanent US Air Force base
[AP]
Government may have hacked IMF
[BBC]
Deaths from E. coli still rising in Germany
[BBC]

Americas
Obama visit to Puerto Rico: It’s all about Florida
[Miami Herald] 
Peruvian President-elect Humala may pardon Fujimori
[BBC]

Domestic
Banks battle over US tax law
[FT]
The New Hampshire debate: A viewer’s guide
[POLITICO]
Newt Gingrich: ‘I will endure the challenges’
[AP]
Gibbs to counter GOP message in New Hampshire
[AP]
Rep. Anthony Weiner finally considering he may have to resign amid sexting scandal, says source
[NY Daily News]
‘Book of Mormon’ and ‘War Horse’ Win Top Tonys
[NYT]

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Daily International News 01.19.11

January 19, 2011

Daily International News
January 19, 2011

Hu-Obama Summit
Op-ed: Mr. Obama, speak up for human rights in China
[WaPo]
Obama pressured to speak out on China human rights
[Reuters]
Clinton: Building trust with Beijing a must for US
[AP]
The Weekly Standard: Liu Matters, Hu Doesn’t
[NPR]
President Obama to Announce Jointly Funded Center for Nuclear Security in China
[ABC]
Ballmer, Blankfein Invited by Obama to Hu Discussion on Business in China
[Bloomberg]

Northeast Asia
Top Pentagon Asia official, Gregson, to step down
[FP]

China
Report: China largely restores aircraft carrier
[AP]

China’s Internet population rises to 457 million
[AP]
Chinese Firm to Invest in North Korea
[WSJ]

Chinese consumer price inflation ‘down to 4.6%’
[BBC]
Koreas
N. Korea working on uranium enrichment ‘since 1990s’
[AFP]
South Korea seeks longer-range missiles – report
[Reuters]
and Korea, U.S. negotiate revision of pact on missiles [JoongAng]
Kim and Jong-un get beefed up security
[JoongAng]
Defector Offers Insights into N.Korean Arms Buildup
[Chosun]
Japan
Japan wants China leadership on North Korea
[Reuters]
Sugiyama, Japan’s point man on N.Korea to visit China
[Straits Times via AFP]

Donations pour into Okinawa city after gov’t withdraws funds tied to hosting U.S. base
[Mainichi]
Sting meets dolphin advocate, hopes for debate
[AP]

Southeast Asia
Group says survey confirms Myanmar rights abuses
[AP] – a link to the report is here

South/Central Asia
Judges seek delay in opening Afghan parliament
[AP]
Bomb blast kills 20 Afghan civilians in southeast
[Reuters]
Afghan journalist attacked with acid
[AP]
Scandal-hit India PM skirts major cabinet changes
[Reuters]

Middle East
Hariri tribunal: Saudi Arabia quits Lebanon mediation
[BBC]

Powers to press defiant Iran in nuclear row
[Reuters]
Insurgents Renew Attacks on Iraqi Security Troops
[NYT]
Lebanon Shows Shift of Influence in Mideast
[NYT]

Africa
Arab League chief says Tunisia is dire warning
[AP]
Tunisia probes foreign assets of deposed leader
[AP]
AU’s Odinga says Ivory Coast mediation fails
[Reuters]

DR Congo army commander ‘led mass rape’ in Fizi
[BBC]

Europe
Former Swiss banker linked to WikiLeaks goes on trial
[Reuters]
New UK law means queen’s secrets to stay that way
[AP]
UK unemployment total rises further
[BBC]
Ministers seek to answer critics as NHS bill published
[BBC]
Euro MPs adopt cross-border healthcare law
[BBC]
Germany approves anti-dioxin action plan
[Reuters]

Americas
Haiti election officials downplay OAS conclusion
[AP]

From 01/18 Bolivia launches coca leaf diplomatic offensive [BBC]
Deal ends Chile Magallanes gas protest
[BBC]

Domestic
SOTU: State of the Seating Chart
[WaPo]

Lieberman Is Said to Decide Against Seeking Re-Election to Senate in 2012
[Bloomberg]
Sen. Kent Conrad retirement boosts GOP Senate hopes
[Politico]
House Republicans Move to Dismantle Obama’s Health-Care Law
[Bloomberg]
Issa Said to Consider Focusing First Hearing on TARP Inspector’s Report
[Bloomberg]
FBI: Bomb found on MLK march route
[MSNBC]

Parenting by Gays More Common in the South, Census Shows
[NYT]
Goldman Sachs profits down by half on weak debt trading
[BBC]
Apple makes record profits of $6bn in last three months
[BBC]

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Daily International News 12.29.10

December 29, 2010

Daily International News
December 29, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
South Korea’s Lee calls for six-party talks
[WaPo]

S. Korea outlines plan to push N. Korea to drop nuclear arms, open up
[Yonhap]
S Korea to seek strengthened military deterrence against DPRK
[Xinhua]
Gates to add quick stop in Seoul
[Global Times]
Kim Jong-un in Running for CNN’s Most Intriguing Person of 2010
[Chosun]

South Korea Names North’s Regime ‘Enemy,’ Seeks Change
[Bloomberg]
The latest must haves in North Korea: Skinny jeans, blue crabs… and human excrement
[Daily Mail]

China
Chinese missile shifts power in Pacific
[FT]

China’s FM to Visit U.S. Ahead of President Hu Jintao
[Chosun]
China’s spats call into question ‘peaceful rise’
[AP]
China issues first anti-corruption white paper, pledging firmer actions
[Xinhua]
China to cut crucial rare earths export quotas
[AP]

Japan
Okinawa governor hoping to visit U.S. for direct talks on base issues
[Mainichi]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Aung San Suu Kyi: Burma’s First Lady of Freedom
[Time]
Rising rivers prompt evacuations in Australia
[AP]

Central/South Asia
Commander: US can’t seal Afghan-Pakistan border
[AP]

Pakistan’s ruling party in crisis negotiations
[AP]
NATO strikes kill Taliban in Afghanistan’s Tora Bora
[Reuters]
2 French reporters captive in Afghanistan for year
[AP]

Middle East
Suicide bombers kill police chief in Mosul attack
[Reuters]
India Joins U.S. Effort to Stifle Iran Trade
[WSJ]
MPs file ‘no co-operation’ motion against Kuwait ruler
[BBC]

Africa
Envoys to return to Ivory Coast next week – Cape Verde
[Reuters]
Islamist sect kills 3 in fresh Nigeria attack
[Reuters]
Tunisian president criticizes rioters, urges calm
[AP]

Europe
Danish, Swedish police arrest 5 terror suspects charged with Muhammad cartoon plot
[AP]
Package at U.S. embassy to Vatican false alarm
[Reuters]

Hungary’s tough new laws worry other EU countries
[AP]
German airport boss sparks debate about passenger profiling
[Deutsche Welle]
Clegg aims to calm Lib Dem fears in New Year message
[BBC]
Lib Dem deputy Simon Hughes appointed to education role
[BBC]
Pope to issue new bank norms amid laundering probe
[AP]
Northern Ireland faces mounting water crisis
[AP]

Americas
Cuba commutes sentence of last death row inmate
[BBC]
Colombia drug lord Pedro Guerrero ‘may be dead’
[BBC]
41 Mexican prison guards charged in mass jailbreak
[AP]

Domestic
Obama’s Traveling Team Stays Focused on Terror
[NYT]
Hawaii’s governor wants to reveal Obama birth info
[AP]
The Most Interesting Senate Race of 2012? It Might Be Virginia
[NYT]
Murkowski takes first step toward certification as Alaska Senate race winner
[WaPo]
With health-care overhaul plan, Wyden and Brown become Senate’s odd couple
[WaPo]
Housing Recovery Stalls
[WSJ]
New GOP House Rules Pave The Way For More Tax Cuts, Deficits
[TPM]

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Daily International News 11.30.10

November 30, 2010

Daily International News
November 30, 2010

WikiLeaks
Investigation
WikiLeaks founder could be charged under Espionage Act
[WaPo]
Ecuador offers Wikileaks founder Assange residency
[BBC]
Northeast Asia
China Stood Aside on Iran
[WSJ]
Leaks: China knows less about NKorea than thought
[AP]
WikiLeaks row: China wants Korean reunification, officials confirm
[Guardian]
WikiLeaks Japan: North Korea ‘Knocked on DPJ Door’ — Seoul
[WSJ]
Middle East/South Asia/Africa
Angry Iranian and Arab Leaders in the Middle East React to WikiLeaks Revelations
[Daily Beast]
Pakistan defends nuclear policy after US leaks
[AFP]
Kenya calls US ‘swamp of graft’ cable ‘malicious’
[AP]

Northeast Asia
Koreas
North Korea claims ‘thousands’ of nuclear centrifuges
[BBC]
Now North Korea boasts advances in nuclear programme
[Reuters]
North Korea secret video shows anger and poverty
[BBC]
North Korea Keeps World Guessing
[NYT]
Japan to send envoy to China for North Korea talks
[AP]
U.S. and South Korea Balk at Talks With North
[NYT]
Signs of diplomacy in NKorea crisis
[AP]

China
China postpones Norway talks as Nobel tensions rise
[Reuters]
China bars US official from American’s appeal
[AP]
Chinese activist detained after posting 1989 photo
[AP]

Southeast Asia
Exclusive: A Video Message from Aung San Suu Kyi
[FP]
Gunmen kidnap 11 in Philippines
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
India, China hold border talks amidst uncertainty over WikiLeaks
[Times of India]
Coalition ramps up air war over Afghanistan
[AP]
Kyrgyzstan parliament agrees coalition government
[BBC]
General strike shuts down Bangladesh businesses
[AP]

Middle East
Iran says it will attend another round of nuclear talks
[CNN]
Al-Qaeda’s Yemen affiliate widens search for recruits and targets
[WaPo]
Opposition says Egypt election results ‘invalid’
[AP]

Africa
Nigeria summons Shell, Halliburton over graft cases
[AFP]
Somali sentenced to 30 years for US warship attack
[Reuters]

Europe
Medvedev Warns of New Arms Race if START Not Passed
[NYT]
EU launches antitrust probe into alleged Google abuses
[BBC]

Americas
In Haiti, tentative calm follows chaotic elections
[LAT]
Global Climate Change Talks Begin in Cancún
[NYT]

Domestic
Obama’s Push for START Tests Ability to Set Foreign Policy
[Bloomberg]
Obama, GOP leaders work on map for days ahead
[WaPo]
Pentagon study dismisses risk of gay troops
[AP]
Christie’s Message Gets Wide Audience on YouTube
[NYT]
Senate Passes Overhaul of Food Safety Regulations
[NYT]

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Daily International News 11.22.10

November 22, 2010

Daily International News
November 22, 2010

NATO Lisbon Summit
NATO adopts transition plan for Afghan war
[WaPo]
Obama, Medvedev meet on sidelines of NATO summit
[CNN]

Northeast Asia
Koreas
Op-ed: Review U.S. policy toward North Korea
[WaPo]
South Korea Digests News of North’s Nuclear Site
[NYT]
U.S. open to North Korea talks despite nuclear advances
[Reuters]
Possible new sanctions for uranium
[JoongAng]
S. Korea might consider reintroducing U.S. tactical nuclear arms
[Xinhua]
US teen protests in Beijing for NKorea peace park
[AP]
North Korea Nuclear Déjà Vu
[Time]
North Korea: Are alarm bells ringing?
[BBC]

Japan
Japan justice minister quits over jokes about job
[AP]

China
Op-ed: Honoring Liu Xiaobo
[NYT]
China rescues 29 miners trapped in a flash flood
[Telegraph]

Southeast Asia
Myanmar democracy leader Suu Kyi’s son given visa
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Obama Rejects Push From Karzai to Reduce Raids in Afghan War
[WSJ]
Afghan poll candidates disqualified
[Al Jazeera] and Caught on Tape, a Snippet of Afghan Voting Fraud [NYT]

Middle East
Palestinian Leader Insists on Halt to Settlements
[NYT]
Israeli bill could threaten future peace deals
[AP]
Israel begins work on Egypt border fence
[AP]
Evidence links Hezbollah to Hariri death
[WaPo]
Magazine details al Qaeda cargo plane plots
[CNN]
Saudi king heads to US for medical tests
[AP]
Iran announces massive oil discovery
[Tehran Times]

Africa
Sudan’s NCP threatens to reject referendum result
[Reuters]
Congo ex-VP Bemba on trial in Hague for war crimes
[Reuters]
23 people killed in Somalia weekend fighting
[AP]
28 al-Qaida linked members surrender in Mauritania
[AP]

Europe
U.S. allies in Europe concerned about a possible failure of New START
[WaPo]
Gates says START a centerpiece of ties with Russia
[Reuters]
Pope says male prostitutes using condoms justifiable to halt spread of HIV
[WaPo]
Irish to shrink, merge banks as part of bailout
[AP]

Americas
Mired in Crises, Haiti Struggles to Focus on Election
[NYT]
Gunmen kill ex-governor in western Mexico state
[AP]

Domestic
‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ study to be released day earlier than planned
[WaPo]
Obama’s 2012 re-election prospects uncertain – poll
[Reuters]
Op-ed: Obama’s foreign policy needs an update
[WaPo]
Republicans’ 2012 dark horse still has no name
[WaPo]
Carbon emissions set to be highest in history
[Independent]
Forecasters See U.S. Economy Still Sluggish in 2011
[WSJ]
Record U.S. Exports Reflect Midwest Boom With 3.7% Unemployment
[Bloomberg]
Enhanced pat-downs necessary for now, TSA chief says
[CNN]

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Daily International News 11.17.10

November 17, 2010

Daily International News
November 17, 2010

Northeast Asia
China
US navy Hong Kong visit hints at warmer China ties
[BBC]
Senate advisory panel urges action on Chinese currency
[AP]
China vows to tame inflation, price controls in reserve
[Reuters]
China introduces subsidies amid food shortages
[BBC]
China cracks down on safety after blaze kills 53
[MSNBC]

Koreas
N.Korea heir apparent purges officials: defectors
[AFP]
N. Korea seen restarting two-track strategy
[Korea Herald]
Japanese media allege NK preparing nuke test
[Korea Times]
SKorea rejects NKorea offer of talks on tourism
[AP]

Japan
Japan to attend Nobel Peace Prize ceremony
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Extradited ‘arms dealer’ Viktor Bout arrives in US
[BBC]
On the streets of Myanmar, little hope for change
[AP]
Analysis: Why was Aung San Suu Kyi released?
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Trial of ex-Kyrgyzstan president Bakiyev opens
[BBC]
US wants tribesmen to fight Taliban in Afghanistan
[AP]
Afghan handover could run past 2015 in areas – NATO
[Reuters]
Police fire tear gas on protesters in Kashmir
[BBC]

Middle East
Iran says foreign planes violated its airspace
[AP]
Iran military stages mock warplane interception
[Reuters]
Have the Mideast Peace Talks Become a Game Show?
[Time]
UN pay strike closes Palestinian schools in West Bank
[BBC]
Palestinians: 1 killed in Gaza car blast
[AP]
Israel approves pullout from Lebanon border village
[BBC]
Iraq’s Talabani says will not sign Aziz death order
[Reuters]

Africa
Nigeria reports Iran arms seizure to UN Security council
[CNN]
Guinea: state of emergency after post-poll riots
[AP]
Madagascar military group claims takeover
[AP]
Madagascar votes in controversial referendum
[BBC]
Egypt frees blogger convicted of insulting Islam
[AP]

Europe
EU plays down Irish Republic bail-out talks
[BBC]
Germany steps up security on news of planned terror attack
[DW]
No charges for MI5 officer accused over Binyam Mohamed
[BBC]
Italian police arrest top mafia fugitive
[Reuters]
Serbia asks Interpol’s help in locating Mladic
[AP]
New Archbishop Represents a Shift for the Church
[NYT]

Domestic
Few signs of cooperation between White House, GOP
[WaPo]
Altman Is Said to Be a Leading Candidate to Replace Summers
[Bloomberg]
Efforts to Extend Bush-Era Tax Cuts Falter as Talks Are Delayed
[Bloomberg]
Administration fills UN reform post
[FP]
Clinton, Kerry, and Lugar: We need to do New START this year
[FP]
WH wants vote on Russia nuclear pact this year
[AP]
Black Caucus satisfied with Clyburn’s role
[WaPo]
Reid shuffles staff, an ‘institution’ retires
[WaPo]
Kucinich challenges Towns for top Gov. Reform panel slot
[WaPo]
Alaska’s Murkowski Prepares to Declare Victory
[Fox]
Sarah Palin: I couldn’t afford to stay governor
[WaPo]