Archive for November 3rd, 2009

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Int’l Morning News Roundup 11.03.09

November 3, 2009

NE Asia

N. Korea says it completed reprocessing spent fuel rods [Yonhap]
“North Korea said Tuesday it has completed reprocessing spent fuel rods and made “noticeable successes” in weaponizing plutonium extracted from them in an apparent call for the United States to quickly start bilateral talks.”

North Korea says has made more arms-grade plutonium [Reuters]

U.S. willing to engage N. Korea bilaterally in multilateral context: envoy [Yonhap]

Xinjiang police to ‘strike hard’ [BBC]

SE Asia

Senior U.S. Envoys Arrive in Myanmar for Talks [NYT]
“Two senior U.S. officials made the highest-level visit to Myanmar in more than a decade for talks Tuesday billed as a key pivot in Washington’s longtime stance of shunning the junta, a U.S. Embassy spokesman said.”

Pacific

Fiji bars NZ and Australia envoys [BBC]

AfPak

Afghan leader Karzai vows inclusive government [Reuters]

Middle East

Iran’s Politics Stand in the Way of a Nuclear Deal [NYT]

Africa

Clinton Offers U.S. Aid to Help Boost Muslim Ties [NYT]

Europe

Banks defer bonuses in return for extra £40 billion [Times UK]

Czech court gives go-ahead to Lisbon treaty [Times UK]

Americas

OAS plans to reincorporate Honduras and lift sanctions next week [MercoPress]

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