Daily International News 08.20.10

August 20, 2010

Happy World Humanitarian Day!

Daily International News
August 20, 2010

Northeast Asia
Nuclear talks discussed at China-North Korea meeting
North Korea reportedly joins Facebook

The Trouble with Kim Jong-il’s Succession
South Korea pastor arrested on return from North visit
N. Korea lukewarm to children’s forest in DMZ: U.S. teenage boy
Iran sanctions challenge South Korea to balance interests

Official: Attack in western China targeted police
Okada to visit India, Thailand to discuss nuke pact, journalist’s death
Japan man ‘kept dead mother in a backpack’

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Thai court rules arms dealer suspect Bout can be extradited to U.S.

Myanmar junta proxy party opens offices
Australia election rivals neck and neck

Central/South Asia
Pakistan to clamp down on Islamist militant charities
Pakistan accepts Indian aid for flood relief
[WaPo via AP]

Karzai: Anti-corruption units can be independent
Bodies recovered after attack on Afghan road crew
US official denies ‘threat’ over loan and Bhopal leak
Indian MPs get their pay more than tripled

Middle East
Israelis and Palestinians to Resume Talks, Officials Say
U.S. Assures Israel That Iran Threat Is Not Imminent

Al Qaeda claims responsibility for attack in Iraq
Iraq: What Will the Remaining 50,000 U.S. Troops Do?
New restrictions provoke unusually strong wave of criticism among Jordanians

Benin MPs want president impeached over fraud scandal
Swazi anger at prince’s HIV exaggeration claim

Britain tells Libya not to celebrate Lockerbie bomber anniversary

Barclays agrees to forfeit $298 million to settle sanction violations charges
Nick Clegg: Lib Dems not damaged by Tory coalition
France pushes on with Roma expulsions

Wyclef Jean reportedly excluded from list of Haiti presidential candidates
Calderon: Mexico should consider anonymous judges

NY mosque imam: extremism is global threat
It’s Obama Versus Bush as Growth Slows Before November Election
Roger Clemens Indicted for Obstruction, Lying About Steroid Use
US police catch ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ fugitive couple


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