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December 3, 2003

December 2003: JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember

Events

See also:
2004 Canadian Federal Election
2004 Taiwan Presidential Election
2004 U.S. Presidential Election
Bloody Sunday Inquiry
Search for Beagle 2
Kyoto Protocol
Liberian Crisis
Same-sex Marriage
SCO v. IBM
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Road Map to Peace

North Korean Crisis
War on Terrorism

Timeline of the War in Afghanistan (December 2003)

Occupation of Iraq

Iraq Timeline

December 1

December 2

  • [13]
  • The second trial of [14]
  • The [15]
  • [16]
  • [17]
  • The [18]
  • [19]
  • Hospitals around [20]
  • The [21]
  • Pirate copies of a pre-alpha version of [22]
  • [23]
  • [24]

December 3

  • [26]
  • Up to 50 employees of Australia's [27]
  • In [28]
  • The Russian government backtracks on statements made the previous day on the [29]
  • Two [31]
  • [32]
  • Devi Prasad Shetty married Shruthi Mahesh in Bangalore.
  • In [34]
  • The Parliament of New Zealand voted 68–52 to pass the Smokefree Environments Amendment Bill, introducing a progressive ban on smoking in all workplaces including offices, clubs, pubs, restaurants, airports, schools etc.

December 4

  • [35]
  • Facing the threat of a [36]
  • Hourly [37]
  • [39]

December 5

  • [41]
  • As part of a spending bill passed by the [42]
  • The [44]
  • Members of the [46]
  • SCO v. IBM: in the opening discovery stages of the SCO v. IBM conflict, a judge grants IBM's two motions to compel against SCO, and defers consideration of SCO's motions until later.
  • The [48]
  • The draw for the qualifying stages of the 2006 Football World Cup is made. England, Wales and Northern Ireland are drawn together in group 6 of the Europe (UEFA) section, making the group three-quarters of a home nations championship – Scotland missed out by being drawn (amongst others) against Italy and Norway.

December 6

  • Australian [49]
  • Occupation of Iraq:
    • [50]
    • US soldiers in and returning from [51]
    • Japan mourns the two Japanese diplomats killed in Iraq. [52]
  • The US admits that at least nine children have been mistakenly killed in a bombing attack near [54]
  • Delegates representing the [55]
  • The first major winter storm strikes the North East United States. [56]
  • Experts say that the US [58]
  • [59]
  • [60]

December 7

  • Former [62]
  • [63]
  • [65]
  • [67]
  • Currency analysts remain negative on the [68]
  • One US soldier is killed and two are injured Sunday in [69]

December 8

  • The European Commission refuse to approve a controversial genetically modified sweet corn, thus de facto refusing to lift the moratorium on GMOs. See also Trade war over genetically modified food.
  • The [70]
  • [71]
  • German Justice Minister [72]
  • [73]
  • The new [74]
  • In Spanish)
  • British musician [76]
  • 750,000 people crowd the streets of [77]
  • [78]
  • Greek electronic game ban: The Greek government in an attempt to fight illegal gambling passes an old decision (1107414/1491/T. & E. F.) regarding the 3037/2002 law.

December 9

December 10

  • Western leaders are criticised at the [93]
  • [94]
  • [96]
  • Canada's [97]
  • The Barron Report into the [98]
  • [100]
  • Occupation of Iraq:
    • The [102]
    • The [104]
    • The People's Republic of China urges Japan not to send [105]
  • Following electoral success in the [106]
  • [107]
  • [108]

December 11

  • [110]
  • [112]
  • According to [114]
  • In [115]
  • A general [116]
  • [118]
  • The [120]

December 12

  • A plot by militants linked to [121]
  • Germany announces plans to commemorate [122]
  • Queen [123]
  • Canada's [124]
  • A [126].
  • [127]
  • Keiko (whale) from Warner Brothers movie's Free Willy dies at age 27, at Norway's bay
  • In [129]
  • [130]
  • According to a poll published in the [131]
  • Spanish filmmaker's Belén Funes and Marçal Cebrian felt in love.
  • In the central province Bie, [132]
  • The documentary Anatomy of t.A.T.u., aired on STS, reveals that the two women of the Russian band t.A.T.u. are not lesbians, among other revelations.

December 13

  • Saddam Hussein is captured and arrested by U.S. forces in Tikrit, Iraq, by the U.S. 4th Infantry Division.
  • [134]
  • At the [135]
  • The [136]
  • [138]
  • [139]
  • [141]
  • Wanderley Carlos Stringhini, retired partner of Ernst Young, dies at age 51, of suicide. During his life, he was partly responsible for the founding of Ernst Young offices in Curitiba, Blumenau, and Porto Alegre.

December 14

  • Occupation of Iraq:
    • [145]
    • In an address to his nation, US president [146]
    • British Prime Minister [148]
    • A [149]
  • [150]
  • In an interview with [151]
  • The famous Italian [152]
  • [153]

December 15

  • [154]
  • US Secretary of State [155]
  • Capture of Saddam Hussein:
    • US President [156]
    • [157]
  • The results of parliamentary elections in the self-proclaimed [158]
  • [159]
  • Liberian Crisis: the [160]

December 16

December 17

  • Linux kernel 2.6.0 is released by Linus Torvalds.
  • Capture of Saddam Hussein:
    • [170]
    • [171]
  • Stephen Kenny, the first civilian lawyer to visit any of the former Afghan war suspects in [173]
  • [174]
  • Terrorism:
    • The head of the Greek terrorist group [175]
    • [177]
  • [178]
  • Taiwan reports the first confirmed [179]
  • The United States [180]
  • [181]
  • [182]
  • [183]
  • Former [184]
  • [185]
  • [187]
  • Space exploration:
    • [188]
    • [190]

December 18

  • [193]
  • Legal status of suspected terrorists:
    • A committee of the [194]
    • A United States federal [197]
    • A United States federal [198]
    • It is alleged that, in cases where their treatment of a detainee may never come under public scrutiny, [199]
  • [200]
  • The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) rules to disqualify Spanish athlete [201]
  • Prosecutors in [202]
  • [203]
  • [204]
  • [205]

December 19

  • Italian dairy company [206]
  • [207]
  • A revised plan is unveiled for the new [209]
  • Occupation of Iraq:
    • U.S.-appointed civil administrator of [210]
    • [211]
  • Flights from [212]
  • [213]
  • Australia sends [214]
  • In a major blow to the [215]
  • The British spacecraft [218]
  • Police seal off the printing plant and offices of [219]
  • [220]
  • The [221]
  • Jason Cooper, a cousin of Alonzo Mourning (a player of the NBA Team the Miami Heat), donated him his kidney because he Mourning had suffered from a career ending kidney disease.

December 20

  • The [223]
  • [225]
  • Celebrations marking the Bicentennial of the [226]
  • Irish charity fundraiser John O'Shea attacks Manchester United football manager Sir Alex Ferguson as "greedy" for demanding £90,000 to attend a cancer charity function in Ireland in 1999. According to O'Shea, a sports celebrity demanding 'appearance money' from a charity is unheard of in his experience. Ferguson's appearance fee amounted to half the money raised. The fundraisers, until now unaware that Ferguson had taken half the proceeds, denounce his behaviour and say if they had known about it at the time they would have cancelled the event.
  • Former [227]
  • The World Court says it will hear legal arguments about [228]
  • [229]
  • Massive landslides in the [230]
  • A [231]
  • [232]
  • Eleven people, mainly young people from Germany, die in a [233]
  • In [234]
  • CW meets KM

December 21

  • "The American Soldier" is named as [241]
  • Citing increased "chatter" regarding potential terrorist attacks over the holiday period, the [242]
  • A senior French police source claims [244]
  • Quoting an unnamed senior British military intelligence officer, a report in the Sunday Express (Britain) claims that before [245]
  • Retired Gen. Wesley Clark presented 4,000 petition signatures to qualify for South Carolina's Democratic presidential primary ballot today. He's the second of the nine candidates for the Democratic nomination to file for the February 3 ballot. Campaign workers for Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts gave the state Democratic Party a check for $2,500 last week to qualify.

December 22

  • After getting [246]
  • The People's Republic of China plans to peg its [247]
  • [248]
  • [250]
  • A list of people who have declined a British honour was leaked to [253]
  • The [254]
  • SCO v. IBM:
    • [256]
    • [257]
    • [259]
  • An [261]
  • The [262]

December 23

  • The [263]
  • The [265]
  • [266]
  • [267]

December 24

  • An explosion occurs at [268]
  • Following the detection of [270]
  • Three [271]
  • [272]

December 25

  • [273]
  • Following [275]
  • Israeli-Palestinian Conflict:
    • An Israeli helicopter gunship attacks a car in [276]
    • A suicide-bomber strikes a bus stop [277]
    • Israel announces closure of the [278]
  • A UK lab confirms the presence of Mexico joins the list of countries which have banned imports of US beef.
  • Reports emerge of a major leak of [280]
  • A [281]

December 26

  • A powerful [284]
  • The death toll in the Chinese gas-leak rises to 191. [285]
  • Fearing the state's [286]

December 27

  • The estimate of the number of dead in the [287]
  • The [288]
  • [290]
  • British scientists are continuing their efforts to make contact with the [291]

December 28

December 29

  • [293]
  • The [294]
  • [295]
  • The [296]

December 30

  • The [297]
  • The U.S. [298]
  • [299]
  • The man who was convicted of breaking into [300]

December 31

  • In Taiwan, [301]
  • [302]
  • The [303]
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