Daily International News 10.04.10

October 4, 2010

Daily International News
October 4, 2010

Northeast Asia
Asia’s New Cold War
EU-Asia summit to address economy
US: China, ASEAN should strengthen Spratlys pact
Key UN climate talks open in China
Nations wary of dependence on China’s rare earths
China’s Hu backs new leadership in Pyongyang
Editorial: China Needs to Take a Long-Term View on N.Korea
North Korea plans heir apparent Kim Jong-un military parade
Who Is the Man in Kim Jong Un Photo?
Column: Kim Jong-il Succession Could Mean Crisis or Opportunity
Leaders of Korea, Japan to cooperate in tackling NK
[Korea Times]
North Korea admitted KAL bombing in 2007: official
Japan joins UK and USA in Europe al-Qaeda terror alert
Japan To Acquire 3 Hawk Surveillance Drones
Japan’s Ichiro Ozawa ‘to face charges’ over scandal
DPJ cabinet approval rating sinks to 49 percent: Mainichi poll
Op-ed: Keeping the big picture in sight in Senkaku Islands dispute

Southeast Asia
‘Merchant of Death’ Viktor Bout extradition stalls
Fiji’s ex-PM Mahendra Chaudhry released on bail

South/Central Asia
Afghan colonel vital to U.S. despite graft allegations
Attackers in Pakistan hit another convoy carrying fuel for NATO troops
India puts on a show with Commonwealth Games’ opening ceremony

Middle East
From 10.03 Syria wants Turkey to mediate talks with Israel [AP]
Arsonists torch mosque in West Bank village
Iran: Nuclear delay due to leak, not computer worm
Iran and Egypt to resume flights
Iraq announces jump in oil reserves
[Al Jazeera]

Governance Improves in Liberia, Angola, Togo But Declines in Eritrea, Madagascar
[All Africa]
Henry Okah charged in South Africa over Nigeria bombs
Nigeria arrests nine over twin blasts
At least 5 killed in fighting in Somalia’s capital
Frenzy of Rape in Congo Reveals U.N. Weakness

More attacks by Paris on Brussels feared
Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders goes on trial
Pioneer of In Vitro Fertilization Wins Nobel Prize
UK cuts child benefit payments in austerity drive
London subway strike hits commuters

Brazil goes to runoff after Rousseff falls short
Elections 2010: A Viewer’s Guide to the Homestretch
Obama Likely to Scale Back Legislative Plans
Interest-group spending for midterm up fivefold from 2006; many sources secret

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