Weekday News Wrap: Monday, June 11, 2012
- A four-member delegation from the ICC in Libya, who went to meet with Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, has been detained by Libyan authorities after one of the lawyers, Melinda Taylor, was found allegedly carrying suspicious documents.
- Syrian government forces renewed their attacks on Homs, killing at least 35.
- Protesters in Chile rallied against a documentary honoring Augusto Pinochet.
- The world’s newest country, South Sudan, struggles to open embassies, with only about a dozen open to this point.
- After a blast that killed women and children over the weekend, NATO has vowed not to launch air raids near homes in Afghanistan.
- In response to the US’ offering millions of dollars for information leading to the capture of al-Shabaab, leaders of the group have offered chickens and camels for information about Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
- The Eurozone has agreed to lend Spain up to 100 billion euros to shore up its banks and avoid a deeper financial crisis.
- China has plans to launch a new manned spacecraft later this month.
- Foreign Policy in Focus offers an analysis that the ratification of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea in the US faces unsettled waters.
- Serbia’s foreign minister, Vuk Jeremic, has been elected as the UN General Assembly’s new president.
- The WTO Dispute Settlement Body has issued a Panel Report in a case brought by China against US anti-dumping measures on shrimp and diamond sawblades from China. A brief summary is here.
- The state of emergency has had to be declared in certain parts of Myanmar after sectarian violence over the weekend.
- The International Air Transport Association has called on the EU to defuse the row over the inclusion of aviation in its ETS.
- The UK’s Foreign Secretary, William Hague, refuses to rule out military intervention in Syria, comparing the situation to 1990s Bosnia.