Morning Brief, Monday, October 1
Asia STR/AFP/Getty Images As an enforced calm settles over Rangoon, the United Nations’ envoy to Burma has gone out of mobile phone range and nobody knows where he is. In an analysis for the BBC, Paul Reynolds explains why the “Saffron Revolution” fell flat. Newsweek profiles the likely successor of Pakistani leader Pervez Musharraf and ...
As an enforced calm settles over Rangoon, the United Nations’ envoy to Burma has gone out of mobile phone range and nobody knows where he is. In an analysis for the BBC, Paul Reynolds explains why the “Saffron Revolution” fell flat.
Newsweek profiles the likely successor of Pakistani leader Pervez Musharraf and finds him highly competent.
It’s time to talk “nuts and bolts” regarding North Korea’s nuclear program, U.S. envoy Chris Hill said after the latest round of six-party talks ended on Sunday. And South Korea’s president said he’ll talk peace at the historic North-South summit this week.
Civilian deaths fell sharply in September, Iraqi government data shows.
A volcano erupted off the coast of Yemen.
The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad denounced a Senate bill calling for “soft partition” in Iraq.
Czechs are split on whether they want to host part of a U.S. missile defense system.
British PM Gordon Brown vowed to keep a tight rein on spending.
Ukraine’s “Orange Revolution” coalition is claiming a victory in the latest parliamentary elections.
Darfur rebels attacked and killed 10 African Union peacekeepers.
U.S. housing prices have yet to hit bottom, Alan Greenspan says.
Ecuador’s Rafael Correa is claiming a mandate to dissolve Congress.
- Japan’s new prime minister addresses parliament for the first time as PM.
- Adm. Mike Mullen takes over the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the U.S. military.
- U.N. peacekeepers are to deploy in Darfur.
- China celebrates National Day.
- Cyprus celebrates its independence from Britain.
- China launches the first of a three-part moon mission.
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