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Daily International News 08.20.10

August 20, 2010

Happy World Humanitarian Day!

Daily International News
August 20, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
Nuclear talks discussed at China-North Korea meeting
[BBC]
North Korea reportedly joins Facebook
[AP]

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

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

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

Myanmar junta proxy party opens offices
[AP]
Australia election rivals neck and neck
[BBC]

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

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

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

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

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

UK/Europe
Britain tells Libya not to celebrate Lockerbie bomber anniversary
[CNN]

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

Americas
Wyclef Jean reportedly excluded from list of Haiti presidential candidates
[LAT]
Calderon: Mexico should consider anonymous judges
[AP]

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

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