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09 Dec

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US embassy cables

Venezuela feels pinch as oil giants squeeze Chávez

American diplomats say president is now desperate to attract foreign partners after nationalisation frightened many away

Venezuela's president Hugo Chavez

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US embassy cables: browse the database

Use our interactive guide to discover what has been revealed in the leak of 250,000 US diplomatic cables. Mouse over the map below to find key stories and a selection of original documents by country, subject or people. Click on red dots for latest stories

 

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China defiant over Nobel pressure

Beijing says it will not bow to international pressure to release Liu Xiaobo, this year’s Peace Prize winner.
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2010 12:52 GMT

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US: China lacks ‘morals’ in Africa

Leaked cable says that China’s support for some governments on the continent is “politically challenging”.
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2010 12:53 GMT

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Cable: Shell ‘infiltrated’ Nigeria

Cables released by WikiLeaks allege the Dutch oil giant had ‘access to everything’ in key government ministries.
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US House opposes Guantanamo trials

Lawmakers freeze funding used to transfer prisoners to US mainland to face trial, undermining Obama’s plans for jail
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Indian anger over frisking of envoy

New Delhi says airport pat down of its US ambassador is “unacceptable”, but Americans say diplomats are not exempt.
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2010 15:30 GMT

 

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Mr Assange said the corporate action against him amounted to 'privatisation of state censorship' in the US

WikiLeaks vs The Machine: Now the war spreads to cyberspace

Martin Hickman: US government tells firms to pull plug on whistleblowing website as hackers cause chaos with revenge attacks on Assange’s ‘enemies’

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Climate change: the daily reality for farmers   new

 

The UN climate change talks in Cancun are about to conclude. But for millions of people across the world, the awareness of climate change does not rely on the media, or the ebb and flow of global negotiations. It is a terrifying reality. Bringing greater vulnerability to lives already precarious……………………..

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