Wednesday, February 29, 2012

World News Briefs -- February 29, 2012 (Evening Edition)

North Korea To Suspend Nuclear Programme -- Al Jazeera

Uranium enrichment, weapons testing and long-range missile launches to be stopped in return for US food as part of deal.

North Korea has agreed to stop nuclear tests, uranium enrichment and long-range missile launches and to allow nuclear inspectors to visit its Yongbyon nuclear complex to verify the moratorium has been enforced.

The announcement, made simultaneously by the US state department and North Korea's official news agency on Wednesday, paves the way for the possible resumption of six-party disarmament negotiations with the Communist state, and follows talks between US and North Korean diplomats in Beijing last week.

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Senators: U.S. forces at risk due to Syrian chemical weapons.

Syria unrest: Military 'advancing in Homs'. Syrian troops reportedly pushing into besieged city. Syrian troops advance on rebel-held area of Homs. Syrian army assaults rebel districts.

UAE says U.S. targeted only one bank over Iran.

Netanyahu will ask Obama to threaten Iran strike. Israel faces resistance over Iran strike.
Reports: Netanyahu will push Obama hard on Iran.

Iranian candidates in final pitch for votes.

Iran: military decides if IAEA can visit Parchin.

Israel raids Palestinian television stations.

Iran 'to accept payment in gold for oil'.


Clinton: Japan, EU working to comply with Iran sanctions.

Tajikistan wants Russia to pay rent for military bases.

U.S.: North Korea agrees to suspend nuclear activities. North Korea agrees to nuclear moratorium, Says U.S.

U.S. commander admits conditions on N. Korea aid.

Deadly knife attack reported in China. Deadly riots in China’s troubled Xinjiang region.

China wages diplomatic offensive with Arab countries.

Fortunes of China's richest politicians hits £67bn.

China, Philippines argue over planned oil search.

Singapore 'the next Silicon Valley'.


Senegal presidential race heads to runoff, a humiliating blow to incumbent Wade.

Ship's anchor cuts Internet access to six East African countries.

Egyptian presidential election set for May 23-24.

Muslim Brotherhood’s political party consolidates power in Egypt parliament.

Uganda to open third refugee camp for fleeing Congolese.

Costa Allegra passengers surviving on basic supplies flown in by helicopter.

Sudan, China discuss oil dispute.

U.S. and Egypt broach issue of Americans' trial.


Poll: Merkel's popularity highest in over 2 years.

Putin says foes plan dirty tricks to tarnish Russian vote.

Europe delays debt talks after signs of uncertain support.

Putin vies for leadership of a changed Russia.

Belarus says EU decision to pull envoys a ‘path into a deadlock’.

French genocide law: President Sarkozy orders new draft.

Irish put EU treaty up for a vote. EU to Ireland: your referendum won't stop EU financial treaty.

UK presses for European human rights convention changes.


Cocaine seizures drop in Mexico as traffic moves to other countries.

US economic growth revised up to 3%.

Falklands anniversary: Argentina plan to ban British goods.

Romney sweeps to victory over Santorum in Michigan, Arizona.

Venezuela: Chavez in good condition after surgery.


New Dehli police bust LeT's terror plot targeting city during Holi, arresting two suspects and seizing huge amount of explosives.

Report: Egypt arrests al Qaeda leader. Doubts over identity of al-Qaeda militant held in Cairo.

Guantanamo prisoner held for years in secret emerges for plea deal that caps prison sentence.

July 7 bomber's widow 'on the run' over links with terrorist cell.

Obama issues waivers to military detention. New rules issued on when FBI, not military, keeps custody of al-Qaida suspects arrested in US.


Fannie asks U.S. gov't for almost $4.6B after 4Q loss.

OPEC leaders are ‘laughing at us’: Donald Trump.

Apple joins exclusive $500bn club. At $500 billion, Apple is worth more than Poland.

Markets start to anticipate Obama victory in November.

James Murdoch quits News International.

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