Weekday News Wrap: July 4, 2012
- In an end to a 7 months standoff, Pakistan has reopened border crossings for US and NATO military supplies after US Secretary of State Clinton issued an apology of the November air strike that accidentally killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.
- Japan has protested against Russia’s Prime Minister Medvedev visit on Tuesday to the disputed Kuril Islands.
- A Chinese newspaper is accusing the Philippines of fomenting tension over the South China Sea ahead of an ASEAN meeting later this week.
- Iran has announced that it has successfully tested medium range missiles over the weekend.
- The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement will face a critical vote in the European Parliament today.
- Russian businesses are wary of the upcoming WTO accession, and fear that they will be outcompeted by foreign companies that do not need to deal with the inefficient and corrupt Russian bureaucracy.
- The US Ambassador in Australia has confirmed that the US is not seeking Julian Assange’s extradition.