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Daily International News 12.21.09 (and some from the weekend)

December 21, 2009

Daily International News
December 21, 2009

Yours truly in front of the White House during Saturday's snow 'storm'!


DPRK

Arms Seized by Thailand Were Iran-Bound
[WSJ]
North Korea Threatens to Fire Into Disputed Waters
[NYT]

(Other) Asia
Nepal Crippled as Strike Enters Second Day
[NYT]
Court to Hear Suu Kyi’s Appeal
[Irrawaddy]
Tribunal charges Khmer Rouge “First Lady” with genocide
[Reuters]

AfPak
Some Afghan Lawmakers Criticize Karzai’s Cabinet Picks
[WSJ]

Iran
Iran cleric’s funeral turns to opposition protest [AP]
Iran nuclear negotiator calls for atomic arms ban
[AP]
From 12/20 – Iran-Iraq Standoff Over Oil Field Ends [NYT]

(Other) Middle East
Israel close to deciding on prisoner swap
[AP]
From 12/20 – Israel threatens to use force against settlers [AP]
From 12/20 –Lebanon PM Hariri meets Syrian leader Assad [BBC]

Europe
Polish Police Find Auschwitz Sign
[WSJ]

Americas
US envoy visits Zelaya at Brazilian embassy
[AFP]
Colombia to Build Military Bases on Venezuela Border
[LAHT]

Domestic
Health Bill Passes Key Test in the Senate With 60 Votes
[NYT]
A dozen Gitmo detainees sent to 3 countries
[CNN]
From 12/19 – U.S. holds 3 in alleged narcoterrorism case [WP]

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