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While U Slept: Big 5 Overnight News Tuesday December 7, 2010

December 7, 2010

WIKILEAKS FOUNDER ASSANGE ARRESTED IN LONDON British officials arrest Julian Assange, as part of an inquiry into sex charges filed in Sweden. Assange still denies all wrongdoing. (NYT)

CHINA CALLS NOBEL PRIZE SUPPORTERS “CLOWNS” Still furious over the Nobel Prize committee’s decision to honor political dissident Liu Xiaobo, the Chinese foreign ministry calls all supporters of the prize “clowns” who are spreading lies. (Guardian)

NUCLEAR TALKS END WITH LITTLE PROGRESS ON IRAN
Six-nation talks in Geneva see little progress, as the world powers adjourn the meeting without having set a limit on Iran’s nuclear program. (LATimes)

CAMERON VISITS AFGHANISTAN, EYES 2011 PULLOUT FOR UK TROOPS
British Prime Minister David Cameron arrives in Afghanistan, and says he’s confident UK troops will begin withdrawing from the country early next year. (Reuters)

SOUTH KOREA TO TURN ISLANDS INTO “FORTRESSES” AGAINST NORTH South Korea announces plans to convert five islands near North Korea into “military fortresses” to guard against future attacks from North Korea. (AP)

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