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NZ Wikileaks Cables: World Editors Selection (20th - 26th Dec)

Wikileaks Cables: World Editors Selection

World Editor

This selection of wikileaks cables is considered to be of significance in relation to NZ US relations for the week 20th December to 26th December.

Wikileak: “Boo Boo” Hobbs slated for Fahrenheit fundraiser

23 December 2010 10:47am | Wikileaks

30 July 2004. Marian Hobbs was reportedly hosting a special screening of Michael Moore's controversial movie "Fahrenheit 9/11" as a local Labour Party fundraising event. US; "There's a reason this particular Minister is nicknamed Boo Boo Hobbs." More >>

WikiLeaks: New national leader wants closer ties to US

21 December 2010 11:53am | Wikileaks

November 30, 2006. The opposition National Party's new leader, John Key, says that although he favors closer relations between the United States and New Zealand, he believes his country should maintain its nuclear-free policy. Key is clearly trying ... More >>

WikiLeaks: Possible changes to nuclear arms policy

21 December 2010 9:43am | Wikileaks

17 February 2006. The opposition National Party is considering changing its policy regarding New Zealand's anti-nuclear ban, hoping to thereby remove one of Labour's strongest weapons against National. Senior Party officials have explained to us behind More >>

WikiLeak: SIS caught spying on Maori Party

20 December 2010, 4:51 pm. | Wikileaks

30 November, 2004. Prime Minister Helen Clark has assented to a request by the Inspector-General of Security to conduct an investigation into allegations reported by the New Zealand media that New Zealand's Security Intelligence Service (SIS) has been spying on members ...More>>

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Jamal Khashoggi: UK, France, Germany Join Calls For Credible Investigation

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MSF Not Wanted: Nauru Government Shows Continued Callousness

The Nauruan Government’s decision to ask Doctors Without Borders to immediately leave shows continued callousness towards asylum seekers desperately seeking a safe place to call home, Green MP Golriz Ghahraman said today. More>>

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Sulawesi Quake, Tsunami: Aid Response Begins

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Decriminalising Same-Sex Relationships: UN Rights Chief Applauds Indian Decision

“This is a great day for India and for all those who believe in the universality of human rights," Bachelet said. "With this landmark decision, the Indian Supreme Court has taken a big step forward for freedom and equality...” More>>

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