Abbas seeks historic state backing at UN
Clinton takes blame for handling of Libya attack
US deploys forces as deadly Muslim anger spreads
UN arms trade talks finally get under way
EU proposals erode internet freedoms
While Europeans were busily preparing for the festive season, Brussels quietly published a document that will have far-reaching consequences for everyone’s ability to see what they want on the internet. Plans contained in the CleanIt Project are supposed to create a clean internet without any terrorists/extremists. The new blueprint for the internet is a dangerous development.
Rutte hails Havel as one of the world’s great men
The world will remember Mr. Vaclav Havel as a great man who took several personal great risks to improve the situation in his country, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Sunday, the day that the Czech playwright, essayist, poet, dissident and politician died died in his sleep at dawn after a lengthy illness, at the age of 75.
Dutch Afghanistan mission may be extended
The original number of 20 Dutch police trainers was recently cut by half. The higher ranking officers would be given an eight-week follow-up course to basic training is also being suggested that Afghan police trainers could shadow their Dutch and German counterparts. Final decisions, will not be taken until after the Afghanistan Conference at the beginning of December.
Indian anti-graft activist Anna Hazare has begun to make a good recovery in hospital after ending a 13-day hunger strike
Indian PM urges anti-corruption campaign to see ‘reason’ while other voices of doubt speak out
Philippines offers autonomy to Muslim rebels
The Philippines on Monday offered Muslim rebels waging a decades-long insurgency the prospect of autonomy, but warned they must first lay down their arms and a peace pact was likely years away. The offer was contained in government proposals for peace with the 12,000-strong Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) at the start of three days of talks in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.