Weekday News Wrap: June 21, 2012
- The Telegraph asks whether the Rio Summit is destined to fail. If you want to keep up-to-date with the Rio+20 conference, the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s Earth Negotiations Bulletins are a useful starting point.
- In a statement before the Ways and Means Committee of the United States House of Representatives, Deputy Secretary of State William Burns argued in favour of lifting the Jackson Vanik amendment and extending permanent normal trade relations status to Russia.
- In Moscow, nuclear talks on Iran have failed to reach a breakthrough.
- Nerves are running high in Egypt where the announcement of the results in the final round of the Presidential Elections has been delayed.
- For the second time in three weeks, a Taliban suicide bomber has attacked a NATO patrol in Khost, Afghanistan.
- Pakistan has arrested a key French al-Qaeda member with links to the Hamburg cell that masterminded the 9/11 attacks.
- A boat with 200 asylum seekers has capsized on its way from Indonesia to Australia.