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Socialist Party Wins in Greece

In today’s elections in Greece, the center-right party of current Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis was defeated by the Socialist party. George Papandreou will be the new Prime Minister, CNN.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-il today. The two men attended a North Korean production of the Chinese opera “A Dream of Red Mansions,” Xinhua. If talks during Wen’s three-day visit go well, the United States may send special representative for North Korea policy Stephen Bosworth to the country in an effort to restart six party talks, Yonhap.

Maoist rebels (known as Naxals) have killed 16 people in the eastern Indian state of Bihar. Naxal attacks are common in eastern India. Land disputes were likely the cause for this attack, according to a local journalist, Al Jazeera.

An inspection date has been set for the IAEA to inspect Iran’s recently revealed uranium enrichment facility. The inspection is planned for October 25, USA Today. The New York Times examines the possible effect enhanced sanctions could have on Iran and notes that a roboust black market is already in operation there, New York Times.

Earlier this week, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) added the tango to a list of “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity,” The Big Picture.

A dangerous strain of E. coli is still a problem in America’s meat industry, New York Times.

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Rio de Janeiro Will Host 2016 Summer Olympics

The International Olympic Committee has chosen Rio de Janeiro as the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. This will be the first time an Olympics has been held in South America. We’ll have all the Olympic news for you soon in a Featured Post.

Ateke Tom, one of the main rebel commanders in Nigeria, will take part in an amnesty agreement. Ateke Tom and those following him will hand over their weapons and will be eligible for rehabilitation. Nigeria’s President Umaru Yar’Adua is not currently in full control of the country which is rich in oil resources. October 4 is the deadline for rebels to surrender if they wish to receive amnesty, Voice of America.

Voters will go to the polls on Sunday in Greece. Current Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis has promised to work to solve the economic crisis if reelected, Reuters.

Israel exchanged 20 female Palestinian prisoners for video evidence that Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, captured by Hamas in June 2006, is alive and well, BBC News. Transcript.

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