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ROMNEY'S MOVING ACCEPTANCE SPEECH. Obama ‘Disappointment’
Mitt Romney appealed to President Barack Obama’s supporters in his acceptance of the Republican party presidential nomination

BRUSSELS PUSHING. Seeks Wide ECB Powers.
Brussels may be on a collision course with Germany and the ECB, which wants a more decentralized first step towards ‘banking union’

QATAR ATTACKED. Victim To Computer Virus.
One of the world’s largest producers of natural gas has been hit by computer hackers.

MERKEL FACING EU CLASH. Over Reactions With China.
German chancellor calls for talks to avoid an anti-dumping action by European solar-panel makers against their Chinese rivals. Meanwhile, Chinese tourists are boosting the Taiwanese economy as a rise in visitors from mainland is helping job creation and fueling hope of a better relationship between the two historical antagonists.

US KEEP A CLOSE EYE. South Pacific Influences.
US secretary of state Clinton’s presence at island governments forum indicates region is becoming part of the geopolitical contest between the US and China.