Daily International News 10.26.10

October 26, 2010

Daily International News
October 26, 2010

Northeast Asia
South Korea to Take Lead Role in Counterproliferation Program
[Korea Herald]
Kim Jong-nam: ‘North Korea will collapse soon’
[Korea Times]
Two Kims inspect N.Korea’s secret police agency
N. Korea announces new ambassador to China
Ban says Korea to be bridge at G-20

Japan, worried by China, may boost submarine fleet

Beijing now worried anti-Japan protests could backfire
China’s Xi Jinping Next Leader Hails Korean War as ‘Great and Just’
Wife of jailed Nobel winner invites dozens to Oslo
EU and WTO seeking solution over China rare earths
Fast train, big dam show China’s engineering might
From 10/25 Taking Harder Stance Toward China, Obama Lines Up Allies [NYT]

Southeast Asia
Myanmar’s democracy icon sidelined for election
China campaigning against international probe of possible war crimes in Burma
Indonesia tsunami kills 113; scores more missing
Indonesian volcano erupts, 20 hurt by hot ash
UN warns on Vietnam birth ratio

South/Central Asia
Analysis: India, U.S. aim to lift defense ties during Obama trip
Immelt, McNerney Among CEOs to Meet Obama in India

Middle East
Saudi cabinet gives nod to nuclear pact with Russia
Iran begins inserting fuel into nuclear plant core
Netanyahu visits commando unit behind Gaza ship raid
Tariq Aziz sentenced to death
[Al Jazeera]
Yemen Interior Ministry imposes ban on weapons
Yemeni journalist on trial for Qaeda with Awlaki links
Syrian leader says US sows chaos overseas

Egypt detains Brotherhood members before vote
UN PKO Chief in Sudan border clash warning

Russia most corrupt among global powers, study says
[WaPo] and War-hit countries ‘most corrupt’ [BBC] – LINK TO REPORT
Czechs grant asylum to Cuban political prisoner
EU foreign ministers set the stage for clash over financial regulations
French strikes lose steam, garbage workers return
Bosnia: bones of at least 97 people found in lake
George Osborne: GDP figures show recovery is steady
Thatcher ‘making good progress’ in hospital after flu
Paul, the WCup predicting octopus, dies at 2 1/2

Brazil Challenger’s Chances Dim

U.S. Corruption Ranking Slides as Confidence Wanes
[Bloomberg] – LINK TO REPORT
Voters ‘Ripe for Change’ Signal Republicans to Add 6 Governors
G.O.P. Senate Odds Slip on Colorado, West Virginia Polls
In Nevada, it’s can’t live with Harry Reid and can’t live without him
‘Daily Show’ kicks off visit to D.C.

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