Thursday, September 30, 2010

World News Briefs -- September 30, 2010 (Evening Edition)

Correa Blames Coup Attempt As Unrest Rocks Ecuador -- Yahoo News/Reuters

QUITO (Reuters) – Police protesters attacked Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa in an eruption of political unrest over austerity measures on Thursday, leaving the leftist leader holed up in a hospital with demonstrators outside.

Correa told local media by phone that police protesters were hunting for him in the building and would be responsible if he was hurt. Some of the president's supporters then descended on the hospital and hurled stones at police outside.

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US imposes sanctions on Iranian officials over abuses.

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.


Gen Musharraf warns of Pakistan coup after crisis meeting in London.

5 NATO service members killed in Afghanistan.

China: 3 Japanese nationals released.

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. Koreas military talks end with no progress.

Afghan opium production 'halved'.

Lawyer: Disputed India holy site to be divided.

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


TV shows French and African al Qaeda hostages in desert.

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.


Dutch government pact bans burqa.

Russia calls Japan's island claims a "dead-end".

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.


Protesting police throw Ecuador into chaos.

Mexico violence moving close to the tipping point.

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.


Interpol head warns of Somali threat.

U.N. Security Council demands better cooperation against terrorism.

U.S. looks at ways to control militant websites.

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'.


WTO: U.S. ban on Chinese poultry is illegal.

House passes tariff bill to stop China's yuan imbalance with U.S.

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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