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NEWS: Morning International News Roundup

September 17, 2009

09.17.09

Since I do these international news roundups everyday, why not post them here as well? Look for them every morning between 9-11AM. Top stories below.

North Korea

U.S. expected to decide soon on direct talks with N.K.: Seoul minister [Yonhap]

China

China in huge Venezuela oil deal [BBC]
Four sentenced over syringe attack in Urumqi
[Xinhua]
Chinese president to attend UN general debate for first time
[Xinhua]
China anniversary puts security jitters on show
[Reuters]

Indonesia

Police: Terrorism mastermind Noordin Top dead [AP]

Afghanistan

Afghan president defends vote, admits some bias [AP]
Obama Delays Afghanistan Troop Decision as Criticism Deepens
[Bloomberg]
NYT Coverage Obama Says He Won’t Rush Troop Decision

Iran

Biden: too soon to say if more troops needed in Afghanistan; says U.S. can handle Iran threat [CNN]
Intelligence Agencies Say No New Nukes in Iran
[Newsweek]

Turkey

Turkey seeks to ease tensions between Iraq, Syria [CNN]

EU

White House to Scrap Bush’s Approach to Missile Shield [NYT]
Commentary from Reuters Shelved missile shield tests NATO unity
Russia’s Reaction from RIA Novosti Russia welcomes U.S. move to scrap missile plans for Europe
France to close migrant ‘jungle’
[BBC]

Somalia

African Union Base in Somalia Is Hit [NYT]

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