Weekday News Wrap: June 29, 2012
- Differences of interpretation are plaguing Kofi Annan’s proposed transition plan for Syria on the eve of Saturday’s conference in Geneva.
- Following a political outcry, South Korea has delayed the signing of an intelligence sharing pact with Japan.
- The Washington Post has a Q&A with outgoing World Bank Chief Robert Zoellick.
- It’s impossible to escape news articles on the Affordable Care Act judgment today, but since we are an international blog, here is one listing some of the countries that offer near-universal healthcare.
- Cyprus has denied media reports that it had briefly arrested Iran’s foreign minister for violation of an EU travel ban when he arrived at Nicosia International Airport to meet with the Cypriot President.
- The US has granted exemptions to China and Singapore from financial sanctions over oil trade with Iran.
- The EU has signed a free trade agreement with Peru and Colombia.
- Following difficult negotiations, the eurozone leaders have agreed on a deal to bailout banks and develop a eurozone supervisory regime for banks,