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18 Dec

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective

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Czech leader Vaclav Havel dies

Playwright who wove theater into politics to peacefully bring down communism in Czechoslovakia was 75.
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2011 16:49 GMT

Europe

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Last US combat troops leave Iraq

Soldiers cross border into Kuwait after nearly nine years of war and ahead of a December 31st deadline to withdraw.
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2011 11:51 GMT

Middle East

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Are these the last days of al-Assad’s regime?

Inside Syria

18 Dec 2011 10:19 GMT

Al Jazeera’s new show examining events inside Syria asks what direction the country is moving in.
 

Iraqis who aided US left behind and fearful

Gregg Carlstrom 18 Dec 2011 12:35 GMT
Long delays for visas mean thousands of former interpreters for US remain in Iraq, afraid of assassination.

Bradley Manning arrives at his hearing in Fort Meade yesterday

Bradley Manning was ‘danger to himself and others’

David Randall and David Usborne: Defence papers tell of alleged US whistleblower’s stress, poor leadership by superiors, and security lapses.

Americas 

The Republican candidates Rick Santorum, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Michele Bachmann and Jon Huntsman Jnr before Thursday's televised debate in Sioux City

The Republican candidates Rick Santorum, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Michele Bachmann and Jon Huntsman Jnr before Thursday’s televised debate in Sioux City

Phoney war ends with Republican race still wide open

At the conclusion of the GOP’s last debate, there is still no clear front-runner who can unite the partySelf-styled ‘toughest sheriff in America’ is also its most racist

 

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