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Monday, October 25, 2010

Karzai and a Bag of Iranian Money and More Critical News

Iran Is Said to Give Top Karzai Aide Cash by the Bagful http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/24/world/asia/24afghan.html?_r=2&hp

Not Good at All: Afghanistan's Karzai Admits Receiving 'Transparent' Cash Payments From Iran - WSJ.com http://bit.ly/aAVi9H

Iran rebuts financial aid to Afghanistan http://www.presstv.ir/detail/148159.html

U.N. will help, but not discuss, Afghan peace talks http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE69N1G720101025

Pakistan in dark on Karzai peace plan http://bit.ly/9bzwbZ

Air strike kills 15 insurgents in Afghanistan http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE69O1KP20101025


.S. Navy Exercise in Waters Near China Reportedly Canceled…as “not to unnecessarily antagonize neighboring countries” http://bit.ly/aNtZvb

China wants full military exchanges with India http://www.china-defense-mashup.com/?p=7797
  
Saudi cabinet gives nod to nuclear pact with Russia http://bit.ly/amJSd7

Italy importing more of Iran's crude - http://t.co/CJtgD7h http://t.co/Lqp7CY4 via @upi_top

Iran says to sign $5 bln gas deal with foreign firm http://af.reuters.com/article/energyOilNews/idAFKAL54621820101025

Iran says Moscow should not keep distance from Tehran http://www.isna.ir/ISNA/NewsView.aspx?ID=News-1641394&Lang=E

Iran plowing ahead with closed network separate from Internet - http://usat.ly/bYLPcl

Russia's Kasyanov Says Regime Trying To Hoodwink Youth - Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty © 2010 http://bit.ly/d45C8u

Chechnya leader calls for Putin to rule for life http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE69O3H520101025
 
Japan protests Chinese patrols near disputed islands - http://bit.ly/8Zrdcd #cnn
  
Jordan's elections and the Islamist boycott http://bit.ly/9WZfha - The Daily Star

UN is considering increasing force in south Sudan - Taiwan News Online http://bit.ly/boGUyA
   
SkyNewsBreak An earthquake of 7.5 magnitude has struck off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, triggering a tsunami warning.
   
PrimorisEra S Korea rules out joining US regional missile defense http://bit.ly/bGj3Vi // #Asia #news #China #DoD
 
RT @tweetmeme Russia Plans to Add 18 New Vessels to Black Sea Fleet http://bit.ly/cL74Dw
 
'Pakistani troops kill Indian soldier in Kashmir' http://bit.ly/c3fykZ

France: Strikes costing up to $560 million per day http://bit.ly/9nUcjr
     
Sudan says it will respect south vote http://t.co/MgNCScA via @News24