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Daily International News 12.30.09

December 30, 2009

First – a great NYT piece on 10 years of reader’s photographs @ Documenting the Decade.

Daily International News
December 30, 2009

DPRK
North Korea Said to Be Looting Heavy Equipment
[NYT – JoongAng Ilbo original reporting]

Japan
Japan Unveils New Plan for Growth
[NYT]

China
China downplays execution
[Global Times]

Burma
UK’s Brown pledges support to Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi
[BBC]
Rohingya to be sent back to Myanmar
[Al Jazeera]

AfPak
China Willing to Spend Big on Afghan Commerce
[NYT]

Iran
As standoff with Iran continues, U.S. prepares targeted sanctions
[WaPo]

Israel/Palestine
Hamas sees more prisoner swap talks with Israel
[Reuters]
Signs of movement seen in stalled Mideast process
[Reuters]

Iraq
British hostage in Iraq freed after over 2 years
[AP]
Bombs kill 23 in Iraq’s western Anbar province
[AP]

Africa
Somali arrested at airport with chemicals, syringe [AP]

Europe
Body scanners to be used at Dutch airport
[BBC]
Russia may send spacecraft to knock away asteroid
[AP]

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