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S. Korea Could Seek Deployment of US Tactical Nuclear Weapons

South Korea's defense minister says his country may consider having U.S. tactical nuclear weapons deployed on its soil for the first time in 19 years.

Defense Minister Kim Tae-young raised the possibility Monday during talks with a parliamentary committee about North Korea's latest nuclear escalation. He said the issue could be raised when a joint U.S.-South Korean military committee meets next month to discuss North Korea's nuclear programs.

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NATO Hoping to Press Reset And START With Russia

U.S. President Barack Obama has arrived in Lisbon, for a two-day summit meeting with partners in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and leaders of the European Union. The NATO leaders will concentrate Friday on updating the alliance's capabilities and improving its relationship with Russia.

When NATO's main decision-making body, the North Atlantic Council, meets late Friday, the main item of business will be to adopt a new strategic concept, laying out the alliance's role in the 21st century.

Security Forces in Guinea Accused of Excessive Force

The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights is accusing the security forces in Guinea of excessive force during demonstrations linked to last weekend's presidential election. The agency says it is deeply concerned by the actions of the security forces which it says led to at least four deaths and 300 injuries earlier this week.

The announcement of the provisional election results by the Electoral commission triggered three days of widespread violence in the Guinean capital, Conakry.

Security forces resort to live fire

Madagascar Government Negotiates With Coup Plotters

Representatives of Madagascar's president are negotiating with troops who declared a coup Wednesday but are now holed up in their barracks.

Witnesses say the streets of the capital, Antananarivo, are calm and traffic is moving normally as the negotiations continue.

On Wednesday, a group of about 20 military officers told a news conference the government was dissolved and that a military council would take charge of the country.

Guinea Army Declares State of Emergency

The head of Guinea's army has declared a state of emergency, as rival ethnic groups clash in the capital following the disputed presidential election.

Army Chief Nouhou Chaim said Wednesday that the state of emergency will remain in effect until Guinea's Supreme Court verifies the election results.

On Monday, officials declared longtime opposition leader Alpha Conde the winner of the November 7 runoff.

Haitian Protesters Blame UN Peacekeepers for Cholera

Haitian protesters have clashed with United Nations troops, blamed for helping to spread cholera in the Caribbean nation. At least two people died in the clashes, which are raising tensions about the epidemic.

Protests took place in several Haitian cities, including the northern city of Cap-Haitien and Hinche, in Haiti's central valley. Some protesters set up barricades and opened fire on United Nations troops, who fired back in Cap-Haitien.

Cartoonist Ted Rall to Appear at Communist Bookstore

The communist book shop known as Revolution Books in New York City recently hosted a party and celebration for a 91-page book called Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America. The book is officially published by the Revolutionary Communist Party [1] (RCP), a Maoist cult that follows the rants of Bob Avakian, a former comrade of Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn in the Students for a Democratic Society.

Aung San Suu Kyi Seeks Re-instatement of Opposition Party

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi appeared in Burma's High Court Tuesday to file an affidavit seeking the legal reinstatement of her political party.

It was the pro-democracy figure's first trip to downtown Rangoon since her release Saturday after seven years of house arrest.

Since then she has appeared daily at the headquarters of her National League for Democracy, which was officially dissolved after deciding to boycott this month's national elections, in which she was barred from being a candidate.