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News from Monday

Copenhagen climate conference opened today.

1) Mayor of Kabul sentenced to four years for corruption.

2) Russia and India signed a nuclear agreement.

3) Iraq election law dispute resolved—for now.

4) Somalis are protesting the brutal bombing last week that killed three government ministers along with medical school graduates and their families. Al Shabbab, the main militant group, has denied involvement. It is extremely rare to see street protests in Mogadishu—could the militants have gone too far this time?

5) Iranian protesters have, in recent months, co-opted state sanctioned rallies and marches (Jerusalem Day, and now Student Day) to spread their message.

 

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Andrew Swift

Andrew Swift is a graduate of the University of Iowa, with a degree in History and Political Science. Long a student of international affairs, he is on an unending quest to understand the world better.

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