December 2010

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December 2010 was the twelfth and final month of that common year. It began on a Wednesday and ended after 31 days on a Friday.

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  • Spain closes four airports saying there is a shortage of air traffic controllers who are concerned about their pay and working conditions. (BBC) (Al Jazeera)
  • The Spanish government holds an emergency cabinet meeting to discuss plans to raise the pension age and to sell off its stakes in the lottery and airports. (Al Jazeera)
  • Nissan starts selling the Leaf, one of the first mass market electric cars. (AP via Yahoo! News)
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  • The Spanish government imposes emergency measures unused since the end of military rule in 1975, threatening workers seeking better pay and working conditions with prosecution if they do not return to work. (BBC) (The Guardian) (Xinhua)
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  • Iran meets with six world powers in Geneva for talks concerning its nuclear program. (BBC)
  • United States diplomatic cables leak:
    • Newly released cables from the United States indicate former Prime Minister of Australia Kevin Rudd suggested the use of force against China if it could not be "successfully integrated" into the international community. The Australian government refuses to respond to the release. (ABC News)
    • A newly released cable from Hillary Rodham Clinton accuses rich people in Saudi Arabia of being "the most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide" and that "it has been an ongoing challenge to persuade Saudi officials to treat terrorist financing emanating from Saudi Arabia as a strategic priority". (The Independent)
    • Newly released cables reveal American distrust both of Qatar and the country's Al Jazeera international news network, prompting Al Jazeera to release a statement saying that it has resisted pressure from both regional and international governments and "has never changed its bold editorial policies which remain guided by the principles of a free press". (Al Jazeera) (The Independent)
    • The cables also reveal that foreign envoys to China from India, Japan, the EU and some African countries complained about the country's "aggressive" nature and that it was "losing friends worldwide". (Indian Express)
  • Senior officials from Turkey and Israel meet in Geneva to resolve their differences following the Gaza flotilla raid in May. (BBC)
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  • Brunei and Malaysia sign a deal to jointly explore and produce oil and gas off the coast of northern Borneo. (Malaysia Star)
  • Major British supermarkets and online stores stop taking orders in Scotland in the run up to Christmas, because of a backlog of deliveries caused by the recent adverse weather conditions. (BBC)
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  • The Galongla Tunnel, built at an altitude of 3,750 meters, is completed; it links Tibet's Mêdog county to the outside world. (SINA)
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  • Hundreds of small investors engage in protest activities in Dhaka following the steepest daily fall in the stock exchange. (BBC) (AFP via The Sydney Morning Herald)
  • 60 Minutes, an influential news program, runs a segment with Meredith Whitney a bank analyst credited with a timely bearish call in 2008, in which she predicts hundreds of millions of dollars worth of defaults by U.S. municipalities. (CNBC)
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  • At least 39 people are killed and hundreds injured in a 6.5 magnitude earthquake in southeastern Iran. (Times of India)
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  • China offers to help eurozone countries through the debt crisis. (BBC)
  • Banking giant Santander has admitted that a computer error has resulted in up to 35,000 people receiving other person's transactions details on their bank statement. (BBC)
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  • Large-scale disruption continues in Europe after heavy snowfalls. (BBC)
  • More than 30 people are killed after a bus plunged into a ravine in southwest Ecuador. (AFP) (CNN)
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