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Daily International News 08.30.10

August 30, 2010

Phew! After flying to Boston on a few hours notice to see former President Jimmy Carter return AmCit Mr. Gomes to his family, I’m back from the state of Massachusetts (and also New Hampshire and Maine along the way…) with your daily news brief!

Daily International News
August 30, 2010

UN climate body ‘needs reforms’, review recommends

Northeast Asia
North Korea
North Korea ‘hopes for early nuclear talks restart’
Pyongyang’s New Leader for the Old Guard
N.Korea accuses S.Korea of blocking access to Twitter
Chinese state TV confirms visit by NKorea’s Kim

China Fortifies State Businesses to Fuel Growth
Will Chinese Mining Venture Bring Wealth or Heartbreak to Afghanistan?
[Politics Daily]
China media: Police accidentally killed Tibetan
Op-ed: China’s economic model isn’t the answer for the U.S. [WaPo]
Op-ed from 08.29: Brazil, India and China — not quite superpowers yet [WaPo]

Japan’s Ozawa may drop from ruling party race – report
World stocks up after Bank of Japan eases policy

Southeast Asia
Myanmar parties complain election fee too high
From 08.29 Top brass in Burma resign to run in poll [Bangkok Post]
Indonesia volcano erupts again after long dormancy

South/Central Asia
Afghan district chief killed in strike on compound
India BlackBerry ban averted for 60 more days
Flood spares historic town Thatta as waters recede

Middle East
What can Obama say about Iraq?
Israel rabbi calls for ‘plague’ on Mahmoud Abbas
From 08.29 Abbas: No peace talks with settlement building [AP]
From 08.29 Jordanian King Faces Backlash Over Role in the Peace Process [Medialine]
From 08.29 U.S. Commander Fears Political Stalemate in Iraq [NYT]
Dissident breaks with Egypt opposition on election
Iran media call French first lady ‘prostitute’

South Africa’s Zuma tells ministers to end strike
From 08.29 Obama administration intensifies efforts in Sudan [WaPo]

First pictures of David Cameron’s new daughter released
Mandelson fears Labour U-turn ‘electoral cul-de-sac’
Superbug hits baby ward at University College Hospital
Gunman kills 6, wounds 9 in Slovakia
Anger at German banker’s comments on Jews, Muslims

Drilling to reach Chilean miners to begin
Economy Puts Democrats’ Senate Majority in Play: Albert R. Hunt
Investors braced for week of key data
Bernanke Faces Skepticism on Monetary-Policy Tools
Muslims see Tennessee mosque fire as sign of hate
Beck Says Rally Illustrated Unhappiness With State of Nation
Obama says not worried by Muslim “rumors”
A Katrina Photographer Returns to New Orleans
Hurricane Earl lashes Caribbean, threatens US