World update: U.S. ambassador criticized Karzai
December 3rd, 2010
06:46 AM ET

World update: U.S. ambassador criticized Karzai

An update from the CNN newsdesk in London on the stories we're following on Friday:

WikiLeaks latest - The latest WikiLeaks leaks are focused on the UK military’s role in Afghanistan and criticism levelled against it.  Cables from the U.S. ambassador in Kabul portray Afghan President Hamid Karzai as paranoid, with an "inability to grasp the most rudimentary principles of state-building."  Meanwhile, a U.S.-based domain name provider shut down WikiLeaks early Friday, but the controversial website announced hours later that it had employed a company in Switzerland and was back up. Read the full story

Ivory Coast election - The Army closed all borders in the Ivory Coast as a security precaution as the country waited Friday to get a resolution to its stalled presidential election. Read the full story

World Cup - There was jubilation yesterday as Russia won the 2018 World Cup while the 2022 tournament went to Qatar.  We are continuing to gather reaction and analysis. Read the full story

Europe weather woes - Arctic conditions continue to blight Northern Europe while flooding has caused thousands to be evacuated in Eastern Europe.

soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Sueshee lover

    World Fish stocks running low not an experiment in communal misery.

    December 3, 2010 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
  2. buddah

    this guy has no qualifications what's so ever and he made it as a president. What's next?

    December 3, 2010 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
  3. mjwilstein

    Jon Stewart examined Sarah Palin's twitter outrage over Wikileaks last night:

    December 3, 2010 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  4. phil

    As if being critical of a puppet is of any value.

    December 3, 2010 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  5. phil

    Look at what that puppet just did.

    December 3, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  6. Cesar

    At the present time and in conjunction with the story concerning the president of Afganistan, I must say on all sincerity, I have no comment.

    December 4, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |