NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 01, 2010
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(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) Cables released by WikiLeaks exposing problems in the US-Russia relationship examined; details given about uncertainty about the power-sharing between Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and President Dmitry Medvedev, questions about Putin’s work ethic and concerns about corruption; cables quoted. Putin’s response noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Washington: Lisa Myers) Interpol’s search for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange featured; scenes shown from news broadcasts around the world; details given about allegations of sex crimes in Sweden. [American University Law School Stephen VLADECK- explains Interpol’s message.] [Assange’s lawyer Mark STEPHENS- says we’re in a surreal Swedish fairy tale.] [In Stockholm, NBC’s Peter ALEXANDER – says the Swedish prosecutor is not commenting.] [“New York Times” John BURNS- says he is skeptical that this is a political issue.]
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