ONS: 05 December 2011

by TRG Alerts Admin on December 5, 2011

KEY STORYLINES

  • AFRICA: The Libyan interim government swore in new ministers.
  • AMERICAS: Peruvian President Humala declared a state of emergency.
  • ASIA: The US ended a freeze on development funds for Afghanistan.
  • EUROPE: President Sarkozy and Chancellor Merkel to meet on Eurozone reforms.
  • MIDDLE EAST:  Syria will accept Arab League observers.
  • TECHNOLOGY: Researchers at MIT released a report on US electric grid security.

TOP STORY

  • Russia: Parliamentary election results show United Russia with narrow victory
    • United Russia gained 49%, with 96% of votes counted.
    • The party will have a diminished majority, with 238 out of 450 seats.
    • OSCE observers reported frequent procedural violations.
    • Coverage: BBCNYTAFPReutersRIA Novosti

AFRICA

  • Kenya: An explosion at the Dadaab refugee complex wounded three and killed one police officer. (Reuters)
  • Libya: The interim government swore in new Ministers of Defense and Oil. (Xinhua)
  • Libya: Interior ministry forces took control of the Ras Jdir crossing. (AFP)

 

AMERICAS

  • Brazil: Labor Minister Lupi resigned amid accusations of mismanagement. (BBC)
  • Jamaica: PM Holness announced parliamentary elections for December 29. (AP)
  • Peru: President Humala declared a state of emergency in the northern mining region. (AFP)

ASIA

  • Afghanistan: The US ended a freeze on development funds for Afghanistan (AFP)
  • Korean Peninsula: South Korea will give the North $5.6 million in aid through UNICEF. AFP
  • Pakistan: President Obama discussed the NATO airstrike incident with President Zardari. (WSJ)
  • Philippines: MILF restarted peace negotiations with the government. (DPA)

EUROPE

  • Region: President Sarkozy and Chancellor Merkel to meet on Eurozone reforms. (BBC)
  • France: France ordered a search of all its nuclear plants after a break in by Greenpeace. (AFP)
  • Russia: Police disarmed an explosive device planted near the Russian Interior Ministry for the Penza Region. (ITAR-TASS)
  • South Ossetia: President Kokoity said he would not allow a revolution. AFP

MIDDLE EAST

  • Iran: The government claims it downed a RQ-170 US stealth drone. (Washington Post)
  • Israel: PM Netanyahu called for a Likud party leadership vote. (Reuters)
  • Syria: Damascus accepted an Arab League request to send observers to the country. (AP)
  • Yemen: Government forces and opposition fighters withdrew from parts of Taiz. (Reuters)

 

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • Cybersecurity: Researchers at MIT released a report with recommendations for the security of the US electric grid. (Reuters)

 

WORLD

  • Cyclones: Tropical Depression 25W
    • Location: 95.6 miles east of Nha Trang, Vietnam
    • Movement: NW at 20 mph
    • Winds: 30 mph
    • Map
  • Tropical Cyclone 01S
    • Location: 5058 Miles W of Jakarta, Indonesia
    • Movement: WNW at 8 mph
    • Winds: 65 mph
    • Map
  • Hurricanes: Nothing to report.
  • Earthquakes: Nothing to report.
  • Volcanoes: Gamalama, Ternate, Indonesia
    • Eruption, lava and ash plumes.
    • Coverage

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (06NOV)

  • Europe: Russian FM Lavrov attends OSCE meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania.

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