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Daily International News 12.18.09

December 18, 2009

Daily International News
December 18, 2009

Obama proposes U.S. liaison in North Korea-Yonhap
[Reuters] and (LEAD) N. Korea confirms Obama sent letter to Kim Jong-il [Yonhap]
“U.S. President Barack Obama has proposed setting up a liaison office in North Korea next year in a step to ease tensions between the two rival states, Yonhap news agency said on Friday.” [KCNA excerpt below]

World leaders may drop 2010 climate deadline-draft
“World leaders worked towards a target of halving greenhouse gas emissions on Friday, but a draft text abandoned ambitions for a legally binding climate treaty next year in a sign divisions remain.”

Diplomatic frenzy at final day of UN climate talks [AP]
Obama Presses China on Rules for Monitoring Emissions Cuts

China Is Disputing Status of Uighurs in Cambodia
“The Chinese Foreign Ministry has hinted that it is seeking or will seek the return of 22 Uighurs who fled to Cambodia after the eruption of deadly ethnic riots in July in western China and a subsequent government crackdown.”

New genocide charge in Cambodian Khmer Rouge trial [Reuters]
Seven killed, 11 injured in Myanmar bombing
“ ‘It is learnt that the time bomb was planted by KNU (Karen National Union) terrorist insurgent group,’ state-controlled newspapers said.”

Afghan officials: Karzai to keep half his Cabinet
India says it has pulled 30K forces from Kashmir
‘Mumbai gunman’ retracts confession
[Al Jazeera]

Middle East
Six Yemeni detainees at Guantanamo Bay to be repatriated
“The Obama administration is planning to repatriate six Yemenis held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a transfer that could be a prelude to the release of dozens more detainees to Yemen.”

Iranian forces take over Iraq oil well [AFP]
“ ‘There has been no violence related to this incident and we trust this will be resolved through peaceful diplomacy between the governments of Iraq and Iran,’ a US military spokesman told AFP at Contingency Operating Base Adder.”

Iran making new model centrifuges for nuke program [AP]

Suspected Somalia pirates freed by Dutch navy
Eritrea’s national soccer team seeks asylum in Kenya

Poland: Auschwitz ‘Arbeit Macht Frei’ sign stolen
Merkel set to become next target in Afghan airstrike probe
Bruised Berlusconi to capitalise on assault

Mexican drug lord killed in gunfight with federal forces
Venezuela’s Chavez sees US threat in Dutch islands
NJ dad seeks Brazil gov’t backing in custody fight

D.C. mayor signs gay marriage bill
[Wash Times]
Illinois Prison Sale May Proceed Without Legislative Approval
“Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has the authority to sell a state prison to the federal government so it can be used to hold suspected terrorists, an opinion from that state’s attorney general says.”

Nelson Says He Can’t ‘See How’ to Back Health Bill by Christmas [Bloomberg]
Hackers Briefly Bring Down Twitter
“Twitter suffered a hacker attack in the early hours of Friday morning, which made its home page redirect to a site for the ‘Iranian Cyber Army.’ ”

Still from Twitter hackers.

Letter to Kim Jong Il from U.S. President [KCNA]

“Leader Kim Jong Il received a personal letter from Barack Obama, president of the United States of America. The letter was conveyed to Kang Sok Ju, first vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK, on December 9 by Stephen Bosworth, U.S. special representative for DPRK policy who visited the DPRK.”