Aug. 29, 2012: The morning's headlines

In the news: Isaac hits land, Japan and North Korea talk, the NHL counter proposes and the PM goes fishing with Rob Ford

Aug. 29, 2012: The morning’s top headlines

In the news: Isaac, Assad, Clegg, Romney, Baird, Ford, Harper, Fairbairn, Hughes

Storified by Maclean’s Magazine · Wed, Aug 29 2012 04:23:00

International news:
Current radar shot of Isaac. This storm is stationary or just drifting to the west. #arwx #lawx #mswxMichael Hook
Japan and North Korea Hold First Talks in 4 Years | Economy Watch
President Assad calls Syria’s civil war a ‘regional and global battle’ – @AlArabiya_Eng
Nick Clegg demands emergency tax on Britain’s wealthiest politics
NZ gay marriage bill passes first reading Daily Telegraph
Ann Romney: "It’s the moms of this nation — single, married, widowed — who really hold this country together. "Zeke Miller
National headlines and happenings: 
Baird says PMO chief who sat in on Barrick call had no conflict Canadian News
Montreal police arrest 11 after university clash Canada
Toronto’s Mayor Rob Ford joins Stephen Harper on fishing jaunt to his private lake retreat #cdnpoliMetro Ottawa
Liberal leadership in Senate responds to Sen. Joyce Fairbairn story #cdnpoli #LPCWill
NHL makes ‘significant’ counter proposal Tuesday Updates
Paralympic flame lit in the spiritual home of disabled sport #ParalympicsParalympics 2012
Olympian Clara Hughes leads Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame class of 2012(2) CP
Great – the Times brings back the front page wrap #tomorrowspaperstoday Sutton

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