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Whoa, it is almost Christmas! This month just went on by.

The Colbert Report ended yesterday as Stephen Colbert will move to CBS to take over Late Night. What’s your fondest memory of the show?

International Politics

Overall

– Attorney Michael Ratner explains to The Real News the recent criminal complaint filed by the European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights in Germany against officials in the Bush administration relating to torture.

– Russia invited Kim Jong-un to Moscow next year to commemorate the victory of the Soviets over the Nazis, yet it may deal more with the geo-political game being waged.

– After what happened with “The Interview,” the U.S. is considering to place North Korea back on a list of states supporting terrorism

– The United Nations ordered Israel to pay more than $850 million to Lebanon for causing an oil slick in 2006

Middle East

– Part three of three with journalist Lia Tarachansky who talks about the effects of Zionism is having in Israel

– There will be no more ferries going from Syria to Turkey and it is suspected it is due to the relationship between the two countries

– Three Yemeni soldiers were killed and five were wounded in a bomb that is being attributed to a group tied to al-Qaeda

– As a result of two attacks by the Islamic State against cities in Iraq, more than 2,000 Iraqis were said to be missing

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Brandon Jordan

Brandon Jordan

Brandon Jordan is a freelance journalist in Queens, NY and written for publications such as The Nation, In These Times, Truthout and more.