The Shortwave Report 12/19/14 Listen Globally!

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            The latest Shortwave Report (December 19) is up at the website  in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (128kb)(27MB), broadcast quality (16MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom
   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {35MB}

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     This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.
    From GERMANY- At the UN climate Conference in Peru a format was adopted for reducing greenhouse gases, in preparation for a final deal in Paris next December. John Kerry outlined the US support for Israel at several meetings early this week- on Wednesday the UN rebuked Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, and the EU court ordered Hamas removed from its terrorist state listing. Turkish police raided major media outlets, detaining 24. French and German leaders urged Ukraine's Poroshenko to take aid from the World Bank and IMF. US President Obama signed a bill tightening sanctions against Russia as the rouble continues to lose value.
     From JAPAN- Russian President Putin says the economic crisis could last for two years. The first hydrogen fueling facilities for fuel cell vehicles opened in Tokyo Thursday. Officials on the island of Hokkaido are mad that a nuclear power plant has been applying for restart. Hong Kong police have cleared the last of the Occupy protest sites, but confrontations are expected to continue. The former Iranian gunman who held people hostage in Sydney Australia had protested troop deployments abroad.
     From CUBA-  Dick Cheney has refused to call the CIA interrogation techniques torture, saying he would do it again in a minute. A human rights group in Berlin has filed a criminal complaint against the architects of US torture with war crimes. Widespread demonstrations continue in Mexico in protest of the disappearance of 43  students. The 13th series of talks on US policy toward cuba concluded on Wednesday. Then President Raoul Castro announced that the remaining 3 of the Cuban 5 had been released from US prisons- he spoke at the same time Obama described normalization of diplomatic relations with Cuba. Much speculation ensued, but by this programs deadline, there were not many concrete changes implemented. The administrator of US Agency for International Development also resigned on Wednesday morning.
     From RUSSIA- More information on the announced reestablishment of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the US, following a prisoner swap between the 2 nations. Larry Birns of the Council of Hemispheric Affairs comments. Then economist Mervyn Bain discusses the economic embargo against Cuba, that will remain in place unless Congress votes to end it. An update on the plummeting value of the rouble. A brief report on Ukraine's proposed 1400 mile long "Eurowall" between Ukraine and Russia.

There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line -
I was interviewed for an informative weekly radio show Mediageek, available at

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       ¡FurthuR!      Dan Roberts

"Aggression unopposed becomes a contagious disease."
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Dan Roberts
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