Archive for November 3rd, 2009


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.”


Fiji bars NZ and Australia envoys [BBC]


Afghan leader Karzai vows inclusive government [Reuters]

Middle East

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


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


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

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


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