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NEWS: Morning Int’l News Roundup 10.15.09

October 15, 2009

Morning International News Roundup 10.15.09 – after a nice, long (yet still too short) vacation, politicspwn3d returns for the morning news roundup!

Japan
US man accused of grabbing own kids freed in Japan
[AP]

Koreas
E.U. and S. Korea Sign Preliminary Trade Pact
[NYT]
U.S. religious leader wraps up visit to Pyongyang
[Xinhua]
North Korea accuses South of entering its waters
[Reuters]

China
Six More Sentenced to Death Over Riots in China
[NYT] – Xinhua coverage
U.S. Hopes to Strengthen Ties With China’s Expanding Military
[WP]
Chinese leader’s comments dash Iran sanction hopes
[AP]

Thailand
Thai markets tumble on worries over king
[Reuters]

Russia
Russia says concerned over U.S. missile defense talks
[Reuters]

AfPak
Gunmen, bombs hit 5 sites in Pakistan, 39 die
[AP]
Kerry ‘wary’ of Afghan troop rise
[Al Jazeera]

Africa
Zimbabwe Imprisons and Indicts Opponent
[NYT]

Italy
Italy denies report it paid off Taliban to protect its troops
[CNN]

Americas
Accounts at Odds on Honduras Deal
[NYT]

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