Daily International News 12.07.09

December 7, 2009

Daily International News
December 7, 2009

Bosworth open to talks on peace treaty during Pyongyang trip: official
“The issue (of a peace treaty) can be discussed if North Korea promises to come back to the six-party talks,” he said on the customary condition of anonymity.”

Copenhagen summit urged to take climate change action
“For the next two weeks,” [Rasmussen] said, “Copenhagen will be Hopenhagen. By the end, we must be able to deliver back to the world what was granted us here today: hope for a better future.”

Gordon Brown says climate change deal must be legally binding in six months [Guardian]
Gordon Brown raises the bar for climate change negotiations, urging world leaders to give their promises at Copenhagen the full weight of international law within six months.”

No Firm Plans for a U.S. Exit in Afghanistan
“In a flurry of coordinated television interviews, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and other top administration officials said that any troop pullout beginning in July 2011 would be slow.”

Middle East
Iraq MPs resolve poll law dispute
[Al Jazeera]
“The agreement came late on Sunday evening after a marathon emergency session of parliament.”

Iranian Student Protesters Clash With Police [NYT]
“Thousands of student protesters gathered at universities in Tehran and other cities across Iran on Monday, chanting anti-government slogans and clashing with police in the opposition’s first major street protests in weeks.”

Morales Coasts to Win in Bolivia’s Elections, May Have Decisive Control of Legislature
[Latin American Times]
“The surveys put Morales and his Movement Toward Socialism, or MAS, party at between 61 and 63.2 percent of the vote.”


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