Sunday, January 31, 2010

World News Briefs -- January 31, 2010

Beijing Says US Arms Sale To Taiwan Harms China's National Security

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister summons U.S. Ambassador in Beijing Saturday to lodge a protest

China's foreign minister says U.S. plans to sell weapons to Taiwan harm China's national security and its reunification efforts.

In remarks reported Sunday, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said in Cyprus Saturday that China firmly opposes the move, which he said runs counter to the U.S. commitment to support the peaceful growth of cross-Strait relations.

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US upgrades defense of Persian Gulf allies.

Iranian opposition leaders reported to call for more protests on February 11.

U.S. beefs up defenses near Iran.

Yemen rejects cease-fire offer. More news here.

Israel: Slain Hamas figure smuggled arms from Iran.


Pakistan checks reported death of Taliban chief. Pakistan Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud dead, says state television.

Thousands protest in Tokyo against U.S. military presence in Japan.

Karzai appeals to Taliban to put down weapons. Karzai fails Taliban who surrendered arms.

Afghan 'geological reserves worth a trillion dollars'.


Nigerian oil militants declare resumption of hostilities.

Report: Russia to sell Libya weapons in $1.8 billion deal.

Zimbabwe: Mugabe closes in on last white farmers.

Africa's continental divide: land disputes.

Ban slams Africa power-grabs as Kadhafi steps aside.


Greece and EU close ranks, say no bailout.

Northern Ireland power-sharing talks go on.

Dagestan: Political uncertainty grips a Russian Republic.


Americans arrested taking children out of Haiti. A glance at Haiti developments 18 days after quake.

Brazil's Lula 'in perfect health' after hospital tests.

Mexican police find headless bodies in border city.

Body of lottery winner found buried in Florida.


In New York, mix of emotions over 9/11 trial move.

No sanctions for Bush lawyers who approved waterboarding.


Davos forum considers world economy on last day.

Brazil suggests summit to push for WTO Doha deal.

Toyota recall update: dealers face full lots, anxious customers.

Eurozone unemployment rate hits 10%.

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