Morning Brief, Tuesday, August 29
Israel & Lebanon Annan tours southern Lebanon as 2500 Italian troops head to the region for peacekeeping duties. In Israel, PM Olmert rejects calls for a wide inquiry into the handling of the war, but he appoints two panels with limited scope to investigate government and military conduct. Iraq Dozens are killed in a pipeline ...
Israel & Lebanon
Israel & Lebanon
Annan tours southern Lebanon as 2500 Italian troops head to the region for peacekeeping duties. In Israel, PM Olmert rejects calls for a wide inquiry into the handling of the war, but he appoints two panels with limited scope to investigate government and military conduct.
Dozens are killed in a pipeline explosion outside a southern Iraqi city after militias loyal to Moqtada al-Sadr and Iraqi Army soldiers clash in Diwaniya. After soldiers left their posts at the pipeline, looters moved in to siphon oil and caused a large explosion.
A few days before the Security Council deadline for Iran to halt enrichment activities, Ahmadinejad is defiant and challenges Bush to a televised debate.
A Russian investigator claims that grenades belonging to Russian forces could have triggered the Beslan school massacre, not bombs rigged by Chechen rebels who had taken hundreds hostage. The diplomatic row between Russia and Japan over disputed islands worsens.
The US urges China to help revive the Doha round. China invests $60 billion in making workplaces safer, especially its notoriously dangerous mines. An official government report in China estimates that a third of the country suffers from acid rain due to rapid industrial growth.
Mexico's top electoral court dismisses claims of election fraud and will likely soon confirm Calderon's victory as president, despite Lopez Obrador's vow to continue his social protests.
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