Media Roundup: 05 Aug 2011
The rout extended in global markets on Friday, with Japan and South Korea's exchanges closing 3.7 percent lower, and European markets down 2 percent in early trading.
North Korea's theatrics are aimed at completing its revolution and irreversibly evicting U.S. troops from the peninsula.
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff replaced her veteran defense minister on Thursday after he made disparaging comments about fellow officials, adding to a sense that her seven-month-old government is in disarray.
- Syria Demonstrators Rally Despite Crackdown
- Merkel, Sarkozy to Discuss Crisis
By: BERND RADOWITZ AND WILLIAM HOROBIN | The Wall Street Journal
- Iran Gives Key Oil Role to a Revolutionary Guard on Sanctions List
By: Ramin Mostaghim and Borzou Daragahi | Los Angeles Times
- For Iran, Setbacks Outweigh Gains in Arab Spring
By: Masoud Shafaee | World Politics Review
- Yingluck Confirmed as Thai PM
By: Tim Johnston | Financial Times
- Philippine President Meets Rebel Leader
The Associated Press
- Medvedev Warns Syria as Hama Siege Draws On
The Wall Street Journal
- China: Let Them Shoot Hoops
- Aid Plan for Pakistan Under Scrutiny
By: Karin Brulliard | The Washington Post
- Somali Rebels Stopping Men Fleeing Drought
By: William Davies | Agence France-Presse
- 'The IMF Needs Calm at the Top'
By: Mary Beth Warner and Spiegel Staff | Der Spiegel
- Russia Uses Dirty Tricks Despite U.S. 'Reset'
By: Eli Lake | The Washington Times
- U.S. Drags Its Feet in Iraq
By: Karamatullah K. Ghori | Asia Times
- With Kiss-Ins and Dances, Young Chileans Push for Reform
By: ALEXEI BARRIONUEVO | The New York Times
- India's Gandhi Family Scion Steps Closer to Power
By: Alistair Scrutton | Reuters
- Is the North Caucasus Rebel Movement Spreading Beyond the North Caucasus?
By: Mairbek Vatchagaev | Eurasia Daily Monitor
- Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Warns Against More Cuts in Pentagon Budget
By: Greg Jaffe and Jason Ukman | The Washington Post