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While U Slept. Big 5 News Breaking Overnight. Wednesday, December 22, 2010

December 22, 2010

whileUslept is a production of Worldcrunch


FRENCH TOLD TO FLEE IVORY COAST AS NATION EDGES TOWARD WAR Risk of civil war erupting rises after contested presidential election. Developing… (AP/BreakingNews)

SOUTH KOREA KEEPS TENSIONS HIGH WITH NEW MILITARY DRILLS South Korea confirms it will hold its largest land and air winter drills Thursday, as tensions with North Korea remain high after the November shelling of a South Korean island by North Korea. (CNN)

BRITAIN CONFIRMS REPORTS OF TRAINING “DEATH SQUAD” IN BANGLADESH British officials in Bangladesh have confirmed Wikileaks reports that the UK is training a police force in the country accused of being a death squad. (BBC)

OBAMA GETS SENATE SUPPORT FOR NUKE PACT WITH RUSSIA The Senate is poised to approve New START treaty with Russia, handing President Barack Obama a huge victory on his top foreign policy priority. (AP)

PLANS FOR GITMO CASE REVIEWS White House advisors are drafting an executive order that would set up a system for periodically reviewing the cases of Guantánamo prisoners whom courts have approved for detention without trial. (NYT)

 

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