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27 Dec

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Ouattara allies take Paris embassy

Cote D’Ivoire’s internationally backed opposition assumes control over country’s embassy in France.
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2010 19:34 GMT

 
 
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Iraq city bombings’ toll rises

At least seventeen people dead after twin blasts strike government compound in Ramadi.
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2010 17:23 GMT

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Cable: Syria backed embassy attacks

Leaked US diplomatic documents claim Syrian government supported attacks on Scandinavian embassies in Damascus.
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2010 19:30 GMT

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Between haven and hell

Robert Grenier 27 Dec 2010 14:12 GMT
The last in a three-part series addressing necessary changes in US policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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Israeli activist imprisoned for protest against Gaza blockade

Jonathan Pollak handed three-month term after taking part in Tel Aviv protest cycle ride in January 2008

  • Ana Carbajosa in Jerusalem
  • guardian.co.uk, Monday 27 December 2010 17.08 GMT
  • Article history
  • Israeli activist Jonathan Pollak
    Israeli activist Jonathan Pollak has been sentenced to three months in prison by a Tel Aviv court for taking part in a bicycle demonstration against the blockade of Gaza. Photograph: Bernat Armangue/AP

    The prominent Israeli activist Jonathan Pollak was todaysentenced to three months in prison by a Tel Aviv court for taking part in a bicycle demonstration against the blockade of Gaza almost three years ago.

    Human rights activists condemned the prison term, saying it was an unusually harsh punishment for a charge that usually results in a non-custodial sentence.

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    Ricardo Martinelli

    Panama row reveals US drug agency’s power

    Diplomatic cables published by the website WikiLeaks have plunged the United States into a diplomatic row with Panama over the secret intelligence-gathering work of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in the Central American country. 

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