Weekday News Wrap: Thursday, September 13, 2012

by Jessica Dorsey

  • Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi has begun his first European tour as president and will visit Brussels to discuss economic support, agriculture, job creation and investment in the Egyptian private sector, among other topics.
  • Despite President Mursi’s call for calm, dozens are still protesting the film “Innocence of Muslims” outside the US Embassy in Cairo. Turmoil has reportedly spread to the US Embassy in Yemen and the Swiss Embassy in Tehran, which represents US interests in Iran.
  • President Obama has vowed to “bring to justice” those responsible for the attacks on the US mission in Benghazi that killed an ambassador and three other Americans. Julian Ku blogged about the dispatching of US military forces to “hunt down” those responsible.
  • The United Nations General Assembly has adopted a resolution on human security, which was welcomed by Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.
  • China claims that the rising tensions with Japan over disputed islands are likely to hurt trade between the two countries.
  • Foreign Policy offers an analysis of why Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama just cannot get along.
  • EU Commissioner for Climate Change, Connie Hedegaard, and various Member States’ officials have denied news reports that the EU is considering suspending its controversial extension of its Emissions Trading Scheme to international aviation to or from the EU.

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