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Daily International News 10.20.10

October 20, 2010

Daily International News
October 20, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
Seoul Arrests Alleged N. Korean Spy
[NYT]
South Korea says open to calls for six-party talks
[Reuters]
South Korea calls on North to honour nuclear deal
[Reuters]
Reporters Without Borders Annual Press Freedom Report puts NKorea 177 out of 178′
[RFERL] [link to report here]

China
China’s Xi lambasted Lee’s North policy
[JoongAng]
China Seeks to Block U.N. Report on Darfur, Diplomats Say
[Reuters]
Tibetan students protest use of Chinese in classes
[AP]
US inquiry into China rare earth shipments
[BBC] and China denies reports of rare earth export quota cut [Xinhua]
China prepares for first census in 10 years
[AP]
China’s Move May Push Capital Controls in Asia
[WSJ]
Southern China braces for deadly typhoon
[AP]

Japan
Japan’s empress, 76, says she’s slowing down
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Toll in Karachi bloodshed rises to 33
[Dawn]
Afghanistan annuls nearly a quarter of ballots
[AP]
Taliban Elite, Aided by NATO, Join Talks for Afghan Peace
[NYT]
Systemic failures led to Afghanistan suicide attack, CIA says
[WaPo]

Middle East
Iran to try US hikers accused of spying in November
[BBC]
In Qom, Iran’s supreme leader Khamenei aims to cement leadership over clerics
[CSM]
Kuwait drama stirs debate on Gulf Arab ties to Iran
[Reuters]
Roadside Bombing in Iraq Strikes Convoy Carrying U.N. Diplomat
[NYT]
Iraq auctions off three major gas fields
[Reuters]

Africa
Africa: Continent Fails to Benefits From Foreign Trade
[All Africa]
British aid worker kidnapped in Somalia freed
[AP]
Ethiopia using aid to suppress dissent: rights group
[AFP]

Europe
UK government stakes its future on austerity plan
[AP]
French police break blockades at three oil depots
[BBC]
Embattled Zapatero shuffles Spanish cabinet
[CNN]
Czech neo-Nazis jailed for Roma attack
[BBC]
Italian court keeps block on Vatican Bank funds
[Reuters]
Pope names D.C. archbishop, 23 others to be new cardinals
[WaPo]

Americas
Dilma Rousseff seems back on track and leads with 51% vote intention
[MercoPress]
Colombia tries to stop rebels from getting nuclear arms
[BBC]
Canadian Commander Videotaped Murders
[NYT]

Domestic
Military Can’t Enforce ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ During Appeal
[Bloomberg]
GOP in Lead in Final Lap
[WSJ]
President Obama to stop by ‘The Daily Show’
[WaPo]
Obama Heads West Aiming to Defend Democratic Hold on Key States
[Bloomberg]
Clarence Thomas’s Wife Asks Anita Hill for Apology
[NYT]
Bank of America Accused of Racketeering in Foreclosure Lawsuit
[Bloomberg]
Microsoft Agrees to Unbundle Software in Deal With NYC
[NYT]

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