NEWS: Morning International News Roundup

September 28, 2009

Back from NYC after the most hectic work week of all time, and raring to go! Here’s the morning int’l news roundup after a significant hiatus. Keep in mind, it goes geographically, starting in Japan and proceeding through China, Central Asia, Middle East, etc with Domestic news coming at the end. Int’l news is the focus with only domestic news that involves the int’l community expressed.

Japan’s LDP chooses a new leader

North Korea:

New Constitution:
N. Korea’s revised constitution gives more power to Kim Jong-il
N. Korea asserts human rights in new constitution
NYT: NKorea’s New Constitution Mentions Human Rights

KCNA [Korean Central News Agency] Reports

KCNA Report: American Guests Arrive [via email]
“Pyongyang, September 28 (KCNA) — Melvin Lee Cheatham, special assistant to Rev. Franklin Graham of the United States, and his companion arrived here today by air.”

KCNA Reports: Wen Jiabao to Visit DPRK [via email]

[also Xinhua: Chinese Premier to visit DPRK early October]

“Pyongyang, September 28 (KCNA) — Wen Jiabao, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, will pay an official goodwill visit to the DPRK from October 4 to 6 at the invitation of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea and the government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.”

U.S. cautious about starting bilateral talks with N. Korea: official [Yonhap]
Separated Koreans set for farewell after temporary reunions
BBC Coverage of Reunions

China, Japan, ROK pledge to advance all-round partnership

U.S., Allies Vow Support for Karzai
[NY Times]

U.S. Is Seeking a Range of Sanctions Against Iran
[NY Times]
Iran tests most advanced missiles

Gaddafi proposes ‘Nato of the South’ at South America-Africa summit
[Times UK]

BBC stuns Gordon Brown with question on pill taking
[Telegraph UK]

Honduras/South America
Brazil says won’t comply with Honduras ultimatum
Honduras’ interim government raids media outlets
Honduras expels OAS workers, ultimatum for Brazil

Obama to Attend Olympics Vote, Aide Jarrett Says

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