Thursday, September 30, 2010

World News Briefs -- September 30, 2010

Official: Germans, Brits Behind Europe Terror Plot -- Yahoo News/AP

ISLAMABAD – Eight Germans and two British brothers are at the heart of an al-Qaida-linked terror plot against European cities, but the plan is still in its early stages, with the suspects calling acquaintances in Europe to plan logistics, a Pakistani intelligence official said Thursday. One of the Britons died in a recent CIA missile strike, he said.

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Attacks on Baghdad Green Zone surge. Mitchell and Ashton bid to save Middle East peace talks.

US, Euro diplomats strive to save Mideast talks.

Iran announces delay in activating nuclear plant.

Sanctions on Iran prompt concerns about rial's value as currency.

Possible biblical clue seen in computer worm hitting Iran.


Pakistan halts NATO supplies after border attack.

NKorea prints photo of heir apparent Kim Jong Un.

North Korea looks to China after talks with South break down.

Afghan opium production 'halved'.

Lawyer: Disputed India holy site to be divided.

China urges Japan to stop making irresponsible comments on bilateral ties.


North African spy chiefs set up intelligence centre.

Nigeria police work to free children after bus hijack.

DR Congo sexual abuse victims to speak to UN.

UN lifts arms embargo on Sierra Leone.

Agree to our terms or go, Mugabe tells investors.

SAfrican AIDS orphans aging.


UK Defense Sec'y warns spending cuts too brutal.

Russia wants to improve legal base of relations with Abkhazia.

Italy's Berlusconi wins confidence vote.

Ireland prices bank rescue; Deficit at 32% of GDP. Ireland faces "horrendous" bank bill, Spain downgraded.


Drilling plans off Cuba stir fears of impact on Gulf.

Hitmen kill Mexican mayors as drugs war intensifies.

Central American leaders plead for more U.S. anti-drug help.

Russia demands lifting of US blockade against Cuba.

Rescue effort more than half way to trapped Chilean miners.


New focus on Europeans who have traveled to Pakistan to train at militant camps.

CIA chief Leon Panetta briefs Pakistan intelligence chief on major attack.

Spain arrests American 'who funded al-Qaeda'.


AIG reaches deal to repay government.

China rich make "generous" gifts at Gates and Buffett dinner.

US is 'practically owned' by China: analyst.

Nearly one in four second-quarter US home sales a foreclosure.

Stocks set to close out best quarter in a year and best September in 70 years.

Dollar set for biggest monthly loss since 2008 versus Euro on U.S. economy.

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