Friday, October 30, 2009

World News Briefs -- October 30, 2009

Honduras' ousted President Manuel Zelaya speaks during a meeting inside the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa October 28, 2009. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Honduran Rivals Clinch Deal To End Crisis -- Yahoo News/Reuters

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) – Honduras is on the verge of ending a four-month political crisis after rival camps cut a deal that could return ousted President Manuel Zelaya to power and earn international support for a November 29 election.

Buckling under pressure from U.S. diplomats, negotiators for Zelaya, toppled in a June 28 coup, and the de facto leader Roberto Micheletti who replaced him, agreed to put an end to Central America's worst political turmoil in two decades.

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Iran rejects deal to ship out uranium, officials report. Iran reply on nuclear deal called 'inadequate'.

Iraq makes sweeping arrests over Baghdad blasts. Iraq arrests 61 officials in fatal blasts.

Clinton to meet Abbas in Abu Dhabi.

US envoy launches another attempt at Mideast peace.

Qaida-linked group claims rocket attack on Israel.

Israel marks 14 years since Rabin assassination.

Hajj pilgrims may be told to take swine flu vaccine.


SKorea planning troop deployment to Afghanistan.

China invites Kim Jong Il to visit.

Fourth storm lashes Philippines.

Karzai opponent set to boycott presidential election re-run.

UN to boost Afghan security after Kabul attack.

Clinton faces Pakistani anger at Predator attacks.

India must put house in order: PM Singh.


Dozens of policemen killed in ethnic clashes in Congo.

Guinea's Military Government arrests opponents. What else is happening in Guinea?

Southern African states to hold Zimbabwe summit.

Zimbabwe officials deport UN investigator invited by Government.

Pirates to move British victims to hostage 'prison ship'. Pirates want $7 million ransom for UK couple.


In Russia, an intensifying insurgency. Russia to quadruple troops stationed in the North Caucasus.

Jacques Chirac faces corruption trial over 'ghost' jobs.

EU sets 100 billion euro climate summit goal.

EU grants Czech Republic Lisbon treaty concession.

Tony Blair's bid for EU presidency sinks.


Colombia and the US sign military pact to fight cocaine trade.

US wins praise and some questions for Honduras role.

Strikes hit schools, hospitals, subways in Argentina's capital.

Caracas residents preparing for water rationing.

In Nicaragua, Sandinista mob attacks U.S. Embassy.

Haitian prime minister fired by Senate.


Judge credits time served in sentencing al-Qaeda aide.

Pakistan Army picks up trail of al-Qaeda operative wanted for 9/11.

FBI: Radical Islamist group ruled by inmate in "Supermax" jail.


Gov't says stimulus saved or created 650,000 jobs.

Eurozone jobless worst since 1999.

US STOCKS-Wall St tumbles on recovery jitters, financials.

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