Tuesday, November 30, 2010

World News Briefs -- November 30, 2010

Obama Weighing Criminal Action Against WikiLeaks Principals -- McClatchy News

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration moved Monday to contain potential damage to U.S. national security from the WikiLeaks release of tens of thousands of sensitive U.S. diplomatic documents and said it might take criminal action against the whistle-blowing Internet site.

The White House directed a government-wide review of guidelines for classified information handling, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ordered tighter safeguards for U.S. diplomatic communications. Meanwhile, the CIA was assessing harm done to U.S. intelligence operations.

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Iran nuclear talks back on, in Geneva next week.

Iran blames Israel, US in death of nuclear scientist.

Baghdad needs $100 billion for new homes: mayor.

Israel's eased blockade 'still crippling' Gaza.

Hezbollah hoping Syria, Saudi can defuse Lebanon tensions.

WikiLeaks disclosures undermine Egypt's role as neutral Mideast mediator.


US deploys carrier strike group, US Air Force to western Pacific. U.S. and South Korea balk at talks With North. Yeonpyeong attack uniting South Korean public around harsher policy toward North.

Now North Korea boasts advances in nuclear program.

Suspected bomb explodes in Kyrgyzstan before Clinton visit.

Taiwan elections put pro-China party in lead for Presidency.

Bangladesh protesters and police clash in mass strike.


DR Congo army denies UN report that rebels regrouping. UN says Congo armed groups forming criminal gangs.

US 'dismayed' by Egypt poll problems.

I.Coast fears fresh violence amid vote results.


Four European states host US nuclear bombs, WikiLeaks reveals.

Russian president warns missile talks failure will provoke new arms race.

Euro zone periphery hammered as default fears rise.

British students protest again against fee hikes.

WikiLeaks: Duke of York's 'candid' attack on British Government.

Retired electrician astonishes art world by producing 271 works by Picasso never seen before.


Pentagon study: Gays could serve with no harm.

US escapes major hurricanes for 5th straight year.

Monitors say Haiti vote fraud not massive.

20 bodies found in northern Mexico mass grave.


Defense, friends say Ore. bomb plot suspect set up. Mohamed Mohamud, Portland bomber suspect: Young radical?

Al-Qaeda's Yemen affiliate widens search for recruits and targets.

Pakistan drone victim to sue US for $500m.


European interest rates soar; could it happen to us one day?

EU probes allegations of Google antitrust violations.

The disastrous consequences of a return to the Deutsche Mark.

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