Tuesday, December 28, 2010

World News Briefs -- December 28, 2010 (Evening Edition)

After Khordokovsky Verdict, Taking Stock Of Business And Corruption In Russia -- Christian Science Monitor

Russia lashed out Tuesday at Western leaders who voiced their concern over Monday's conviction of Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

There will be no new year's present for Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who parlayed Communist Party connections and well-placed friends into Russia's largest post-Soviet fortune before crossing Vladimir Putin seven years ago and ending up in a Siberian labor camp.

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UAE considered keeping Hamas hit under wraps: WikiLeaks.

Iraq wants the U.S. out.

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.


Nobel laureate Liu marks 55th birthday in prison.

US: No way to seal Afghan-Pakistan border.

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.


Bashir promises to help Sudan's independent south.

Somali pirates free German chemical tanker.

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.


Basque group makes peace offer.

Belarus gets new Prime Minister amid growing criticism.

'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.


Gallup poll: Top 5 men and women admired by Americans.

Cold snap freezes Florida citrus.

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.


Netherlands releases 11 of 12 Somali terror suspects.

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'.


Apple sued over apps privacy issues; Google may be next.

US blue-chip stocks hit 2010 closing high, led by Chevron.

Non-US banks gain from Fed crisis fund.

U.S. economy: Confidence falls on concern over jobs.

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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