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Daily International News 08.13.10

August 13, 2010
Happy Friday the 13th!

AP: In this photo released by the semi-official Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA), the reactor building of Iran's Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant is seen. Russia's nuclear agency spokesman Sergei Novikov said Friday Aug. 13, 2010 it will load fuel into Iran's first nuclear power plant next week, marking the start of its launch.

Daily International News
August 13, 2010

Northeast Asia
Gates says Kim Jong-il’s son seeks military “stripes”
[Reuters]

N. Korea enacts new laws on economy
[Yonhap]
S. Korea to allow rare civilian visit to N. Korea amid tension
[Yonhap]
N.Korea ‘Plotting Biochemical Attack’
[Chosun Ilbo]
N.Korean Football Coach ‘Given 2nd Chance’
[Chosun Ilbo]
Beijing suspicious of Japan’s war crime apology
[The National]

Japan’s Renho Shakes Up Tokyo Politics
[WSJ]

Southeast Asia
Myanmar junta sets election date of Nov. 7
[AP]

Malaysia men guilty in ‘Allah’ row church attack
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Pakistan Fight Stalls for U.S.
[WSJ]

2-3% of Pakistan’s GDP wiped out in floods
[Xinhua]
Relief activities will not impact fight against militants: army
[Dawn]
BlackBerry ‘optimistic’ it can avert India ban
[AFP]

Sri Lankan military court convicts ex-army chief
[AP]
U.S., British troops to train with Kazakh forces
[Reuters]

Middle East
Russia: Iran’s nuclear plant to get fuel next week
[AP]
Lose in 2011 and I’ll quit as party chief: Erdogan
[Reuters]
Clinton prods Netanyahu on Mideast peace talks
[Reuters]

Ambassador Leaves Iraq With Much Still Unsettled
[NYT]
Saudi king limits fatwa authority
[The National]

Africa
Goodluck Jonathan ‘has right to contest Nigerian election’
[Telegraph]
Group bans Marange diamonds
[The Zimbabwean]

Europe/UK
EU budget plans for 2011 cut by ministers
[BBC]
EU attempts to repair relations with Pakistan
[Guardian]
Liam Fox unveils plans for ‘leaner’ UK Ministry of Defence
[BBC]
Danish PM hopes troops to leave Afghanistan by 2015
[Reuters]
Greatest Economic Boom Since German Reunification
[Der Spiegel]
Zero Tolerance in the Fight against ETA
[Der Spiegel]
BP agrees to pay record $50.6m fine for Texas explosion
[BBC]

Americas/Domestic
Bolivia protesters demand talks with Evo Morales
[BBC]
Obama to sign bill approving $600 million for border security
[CNN]

Pentagon push to phase out top brass causing much consternation
[WaPo]
Gates Gives Frank Assessments of World Trouble Spots
[AFPS]

Gates Orders Marine Corps Force Structure Review
[AFPS]
California gay marriage can resume next week
[Reuters]
WikiLeaks Comes Under Fire from Rights Groups
[TIME]
Investigators Question Flight Attendant Slater’s Tale
[WSJ]

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