Newsline - 22 April 2010: Dutch MPs back the idea of a new mission to train police in Afghanistan, an alternative climate summit opens in Bolivia, and death threats may end the career of Danish Mohammed cartoonist, Kurt Westergaard.
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Police training could mean extended Dutch mission to Afghanistan
A majority of MPs in the Dutch parliament are in favour sending new mission to Afghanistan to train police. It was a row over whether to extend the Dutch military mission that brought down the government in February. But a police training mission could also make an extended military presence more likely.
Radio Netherlands Worldwide’s Afghan specialist Bette Dam reports.
Big players stay away from alternative climate talks
After the Copenhagen climate change summit flopped last year, a variety of organizations set up an alternative summit in Bolivia, the World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth. The summit opened today but Large polluters like the European Union and the United States aren’t present.
Organiser Nick Buxton explains why.
Muhammad cartoonist may quit his job
The Danish cartoonist behind the controversial cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad with a bomb in his turban, has now said he's in doubt whether to carry on as a cartoonist, blaming continuing death threats.
Kurt Westergaard told Radio Netherlands Worldwide's culture correspondent Philippe Smet about his doubts.