Tuesday, December 28, 2010

World News Briefs -- December 28, 2010

Airline Passengers Grapple With Days-Long Delays In Getting Home -- CNN

New York (CNN) -- While forecasters predict improving weather conditions in the Northeast for Tuesday, the news might be of little solace to the thousands of airline passengers who have been stranded since the holiday weekend -- and, in some cases, will still have to wait several more days before going home.

Zarmeen Hussain and her family knew their flight home to New Jersey -- scheduled for Monday evening -- might get canceled. But what they didn't expect was a delay of four days.

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Iran says West hostility jeopardizes nuclear talks.

2 suicide bombings kill 19, wound 45 in western Iraq.

U.S. may cut Israel missile shield funds.

Mossad agent 'brought down Egypt's internet' .

Iran hangs man convicted of spying for Israel.


UN: Afghan security situation deteriorates.

Pakistan govt in turmoil as party to quit Cabinet.

India issues nationwide terror alert.

New ROK drills add to tension on peninsula.


African leaders arrive in Ivory Coast to deal with political crisis.

Death toll of bomb blasts reaches 80 in Nigeria's Jos. Muslim group claims attacks on two Nigerian cities that killed 86.

Darfur conflict a 'deep concern' for U.N.

S.African police find weapons bound for Somalia.


'Plot to bomb London Eye': Nine in court accused of planning Christmas terror blitz on the capital's busiest landmarks. U.S. Embassy in London was terror target.

Ice and blackouts strand thousands at Moscow airports.

Cops say link between Italian, Greek anarchists.

Russian leaders argue about Soviet model.

Former Russian tycoon is again convicted.


Stranded by trains, planes after Northeast storm.

No police in Mexico town after last officer kidnapped.

Mexican request for U.S. help in drug war detailed.

Strike over massive Bolivia fuel price rises begins.


Somali insurgents: Obama must convert to Islam or attacks on U.S. will come.

16 killed in four U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan.

Shabaab calls on al Qaeda to 'expand the East Africa jihad'.


New global banking rules proposed on bankers' pay.

Where are the jobs? For many companies, overseas.

Euro zone reform does not go far enough: ECB's Mersch.

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