December 2004

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December 2004 was the twelfth and final month of that leap year. The month, which began on a Wednesday, ended on a Friday after 31 days.

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This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from December 2004.

Armed conflicts and attacks
  • Ivorian Civil War
    • French officials acknowledge troops killed around 20 people during clashes with anti-French protestors, but maintain the French troops acted in self-defense and gave warning shots, contrary to Ivoirian police claims. (BBC)
  • Rwandan troops are spotted by UN personnel in eastern Congo where Congolese officials say the troops are attacking and burning villages. The last invasion started the Congo Civil War, which resulted in the deaths of 3–4 million people. (Reuters)
Arts and culture
Disasters and accidents
Health
  • The head of Brazil's AIDS program, Pedro Chequer, says the government will violate patents on anti-AIDS drugs by copying them, citing unsustainable increases in cost. (BBC)
International relations
Law and crime
  • Serbia's interior minister says the "assassination attempt" on president Boris Tadić was a case of road rage against his motor convoy in Belgrade traffic. (Reuters)
  • A French appeals court reduces former Prime Minister Alain Juppé's disqualification from holding public office from ten years to one, opening up the way for him to contend in the 2007 presidential election. (BBC)
Politics and elections
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Disasters and accidents
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  • The first survey of language use in the People's Republic of China reveals that 53% of its population can communicate in Standard Chinese, the official spoken language of the country. (China Daily)

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