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Trilateral Mid-East Peace Talks Have Modest Goals Today

U. S. President Barack Obama will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas today, first with each separately then with both as a group. The most pressing issue is whether Israeli will continue building settlements on disputed lands in the West Bank, Al Jazeera.

World leaders are gathered in New York City for a meeting of the General Assembly at the United Nations, Key Issues, BBC News.

Chinese President Hu Jintao is expected to announce an ambitious new climate change plan. the plan will include voluntary reduction targets. China is currently the world’s largest producer of greenhouse gases. China may also introduce an international carbon-trading system, New York Times. Representatives of the airline industry will also announce that they intend to cut emission by 50% by 2050, BBC News. Watch President Obama’s opening remarks on climate change, MSNBC.

An illegal immigrant camp, known as the “Jungle” in Calais, France was destroyed by riot police earlier today. Up to 1,000 people had been living at the camp which is used as a staging ground for people to go to Britain. Many of the immigrants left in the previous few day. Only 278 were evicted today, 132 of which were minors. The immigrants came mainly from Afghanistan, Iraq, and Eritrea. Those picked up will be processed and sent back to their home countries, CNN International.

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Iran Dismisses Charge of Foreign Agent Involvement in Protests

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, now says that he does not think foreign agents played any role in fomenting the protests that followed the reelection of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in June, Guardian.

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu wrapped up his 4-day European tour today with a visit with German Chancellor Angela Merkel where he asked for help in pressuring Iran to end its nuclear program, Reuters.

Over the objections of China, the Dalai Lama has been issued a visa to go to Taiwan to comfort victims of the recent typhoon. The Buddhist leader had been denied entry to the country last year, BBC News.

Amnesty International is calling for a panel to investigate the violence in East Timor by the Indonesian troops and militia that killed up to 100,000 people a decade ago, Jakarta Post.

U.S. President Barack Obama will deliver the eulogy at the funeral of Sen. Edward Kennedy in Boston, Massachusetts on Saturday, Associated Press.

A 17-year-old, Mike Perham, from England has circumnavigated the globe solo becoming the youngest person to do so. In the Netherlands, a 13-year-old girl, Laura Dekker, is bidding to smash the new record but is engaged in a court battle with welfare services as to whether she is allowed to sail by herself and miss two years of school, CNN.

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