Weekday News Wrap: June 19, 2012

by An Hertogen

  • Eight Turkish soldiers have been killed in South East Turkey during clashes with Kurdish PKK militants from Iraq.
  • Al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for the killing of a senior military commander in Yemen.
  • After receiving her Nobel Peace Price on Saturday, Aung San Suu Kyi picked up Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award in Dublin on Monday.
  • No case delays in Myanmar where 2 Muslim men have been sentenced to death for the rape and killing of a woman last month that led to sectarian violence.
  • ICAO’s Secretary-General has announced that he expects to have a plan to deal with aviation greenhouse gas emissions by March 2013, rather than by the end of 2012 as originally planned.
  • Mexico has been invited to join the negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, while Canada has not yet made the cut.
  • Presidents Obama and Putin issued a joint statement following their first meeting since Putin’s re-election.

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