Media Roundup

United States

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Kerry: ‘Irresponsible’ Not to Aid Kurds Against IS

By Matthew Lee and Robert Burns | The Associated Press

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunitions to “valiant” Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the Syrian border town of Kobani because it would be “irresponsible” and “morally very difficult” not to support them.

Opinion

China Versus America

By Roger Cohen | The New York Times

How Chinese “harmony” and American “freedom” produce the dangerous clash of two exceptionalisms.

Give Ukraine the Weapons It Needs For Self-Defense

By Carl Levin and James Inhofe | The Washington Post

When Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko spoke to a joint session of Congress last month, he thanked the United States for its assistance in confronting Russian aggression, and indeed, our country, along with our NATO allies, has done much. But Poroshenko asked us for more.

Latin America

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Federal Police Take Control of 13 Towns in Mexico

By Maria Versa | The Associated Press

The municipalities are all within a roughly 125-mile (200-kilometer) radius of Iguala, the town where the students from a rural teachers’ college disappeared more than three weeks ago after a confrontation with police.

Off the Radar

ALBA Summit on Ebola Starts in Cuba

ACN

The Extraordinary Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Trade Treaty of the Peoples (ALBA-TCP) on Ebola will start Monday.

Europe

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Sweden’s Submarine Hunt Evokes Cold War Memories

By Charles Duxbury And Christina Zander | The Wall Street Journal

Swedes awoke Monday to headlines that could have been lifted straight out of the 1980s as the Nordic country’s hunt for foreign submarines off its east coast went into a fourth day.

Opinion

Europe’s Growing Anti-Semitism

By Mike Ross | The Boston Globe

Recent acts have led to a growing feeling among Europe’s Jewish communities that it is not safe to live there.

Off the Radar

Africa

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Nigeria Declared Ebola-Free as EU Tackles Response

By Bryan McManus and Ola Awoniyi | Agence France-Presse

Africa’s most populous country was declared Ebola-free on Monday as European Union foreign ministers thrashed out measures to help halt the spread of the deadly disease.

Off the Radar

Mozambique Vote Counting Stops Amid Fraud Worries

By Emmanuel Camillo | Associated Press

Mozambique’s national elections commission said Monday that vote counting in the country’s northwestern province has stopped due to possible fraud with more than 60 percent of votes counted so far.

Middle East

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Sunni Arabs Feel Sting of Discrimination in Northern Iraq

By Raja Abdulrahim | Los Angeles Times

Having fled encroaching Islamic State militants, Ali Hussein Abbas, his wife and two young children arrived at a checkpoint on the outskirts of the capital of the Kurdistan region, hoping to find refuge.

Opinion

The Two-State Solution Lives

By Oudeh Basharat | Haaretz

Someone once asked the poet Antar Ibn Shaddad, the bravest of the brave, the meaning of courage. He replied that courage meant holding on for one more hour.

How To Muddle Through With Iran

By Dennis Ross | Foreign Affairs

A comprehensive deal is the least likely outcome to emerge from the Iranian nuclear talks before the Nov. 24 deadline. It would be to both sides’ advantage to find a way to muddle through by avoiding any formalized agreement or extension.

Erdogan Furious With U.S., Adds al-Assad Condition

By Murat Yetkin | Hurriyet Daily News

President Tayyip Erdogan has added a fourth condition to Turkey’s full cooperation against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL): The “regime problem” in Syria.

Off the Radar

Asia / Pacific

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Japan’s Trade Minister Resigns Amid Scandal, a Blow to PM Abe

By Anna Fifield | The Washington Post

Anna Fifield Japan’s new trade and industry minister, Yuko Obuchi, submitted her resignation on Monday morning after allegations her political support groups had misused funds, dealing a blow to prime minister Shinzo Abe and his efforts to help women climb the political ladder.

China’s Ruling Party Opens Meeting on Rule of Law

The Associated Press

The conundrum of bolstering rule of law in Communist Party-run China was on the agenda for the ruling party’s top leaders Monday as they opened a four-day conclave to guide policy for the coming year.

Joko Widodo Sworn in as Indonesia’s New President

By Niniek Karamini | The Associated Press

Joko Widodo completed a journey from riverside shack to presidential palace on Monday, cheered through the streets following his inauguration by tens of thousands of ordinary Indonesians in a reminder to the opposition-controlled parliament of the strong grassroots support that swept him to power.

Off the Radar

Taiwan Tests Submarine-Launched Missiles

By AFP | Defense News

Taiwan’s navy successfully test-fired two anti-ship missiles from a submarine, in the first such exercise since the weapons were acquired from the United States, local media reported Sunday.

Seychelles Seals WTO Entrance After 18 Years

By AFP | The China Post

The Seychelles on Friday sealed its entry to the World Trade Organization, the Geneva-based body whose 160 members set the rules of global commerce said Friday.

Top News

Kerry: ‘Irresponsible’ Not to Aid Kurds Against IS

By Matthew Lee and Robert Burns | The Associated Press

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunitions to “valiant” Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the Syrian border town of Kobani because it would be “irresponsible” and “morally very difficult” not to support them.

Opinion

China Versus America

By Roger Cohen | The New York Times

How Chinese “harmony” and American “freedom” produce the dangerous clash of two exceptionalisms.

Give Ukraine the Weapons It Needs For Self-Defense

By Carl Levin and James Inhofe | The Washington Post

When Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko spoke to a joint session of Congress last month, he thanked the United States for its assistance in confronting Russian aggression, and indeed, our country, along with our NATO allies, has done much. But Poroshenko asked us for more.

Top News

Federal Police Take Control of 13 Towns in Mexico

By Maria Versa | The Associated Press

The municipalities are all within a roughly 125-mile (200-kilometer) radius of Iguala, the town where the students from a rural teachers’ college disappeared more than three weeks ago after a confrontation with police.

Off the Radar

ALBA Summit on Ebola Starts in Cuba

ACN

The Extraordinary Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Trade Treaty of the Peoples (ALBA-TCP) on Ebola will start Monday.

Top News

Sweden’s Submarine Hunt Evokes Cold War Memories

By Charles Duxbury And Christina Zander | The Wall Street Journal

Swedes awoke Monday to headlines that could have been lifted straight out of the 1980s as the Nordic country’s hunt for foreign submarines off its east coast went into a fourth day.

Opinion

Europe’s Growing Anti-Semitism

By Mike Ross | The Boston Globe

Recent acts have led to a growing feeling among Europe’s Jewish communities that it is not safe to live there.

Off the Radar

Top News

Nigeria Declared Ebola-Free as EU Tackles Response

By Bryan McManus and Ola Awoniyi | Agence France-Presse

Africa’s most populous country was declared Ebola-free on Monday as European Union foreign ministers thrashed out measures to help halt the spread of the deadly disease.

Off the Radar

Mozambique Vote Counting Stops Amid Fraud Worries

By Emmanuel Camillo | Associated Press

Mozambique’s national elections commission said Monday that vote counting in the country’s northwestern province has stopped due to possible fraud with more than 60 percent of votes counted so far.

Top News

Sunni Arabs Feel Sting of Discrimination in Northern Iraq

By Raja Abdulrahim | Los Angeles Times

Having fled encroaching Islamic State militants, Ali Hussein Abbas, his wife and two young children arrived at a checkpoint on the outskirts of the capital of the Kurdistan region, hoping to find refuge.

Opinion

The Two-State Solution Lives

By Oudeh Basharat | Haaretz

Someone once asked the poet Antar Ibn Shaddad, the bravest of the brave, the meaning of courage. He replied that courage meant holding on for one more hour.

How To Muddle Through With Iran

By Dennis Ross | Foreign Affairs

A comprehensive deal is the least likely outcome to emerge from the Iranian nuclear talks before the Nov. 24 deadline. It would be to both sides’ advantage to find a way to muddle through by avoiding any formalized agreement or extension.

Erdogan Furious With U.S., Adds al-Assad Condition

By Murat Yetkin | Hurriyet Daily News

President Tayyip Erdogan has added a fourth condition to Turkey’s full cooperation against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL): The “regime problem” in Syria.

Off the Radar

Top News

Japan’s Trade Minister Resigns Amid Scandal, a Blow to PM Abe

By Anna Fifield | The Washington Post

Anna Fifield Japan’s new trade and industry minister, Yuko Obuchi, submitted her resignation on Monday morning after allegations her political support groups had misused funds, dealing a blow to prime minister Shinzo Abe and his efforts to help women climb the political ladder.

China’s Ruling Party Opens Meeting on Rule of Law

The Associated Press

The conundrum of bolstering rule of law in Communist Party-run China was on the agenda for the ruling party’s top leaders Monday as they opened a four-day conclave to guide policy for the coming year.

Joko Widodo Sworn in as Indonesia’s New President

By Niniek Karamini | The Associated Press

Joko Widodo completed a journey from riverside shack to presidential palace on Monday, cheered through the streets following his inauguration by tens of thousands of ordinary Indonesians in a reminder to the opposition-controlled parliament of the strong grassroots support that swept him to power.

Off the Radar

Taiwan Tests Submarine-Launched Missiles

By AFP | Defense News

Taiwan’s navy successfully test-fired two anti-ship missiles from a submarine, in the first such exercise since the weapons were acquired from the United States, local media reported Sunday.

Seychelles Seals WTO Entrance After 18 Years

By AFP | The China Post

The Seychelles on Friday sealed its entry to the World Trade Organization, the Geneva-based body whose 160 members set the rules of global commerce said Friday.