Weekday News Wrap: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
- UN Development Program Chair, Helen Clark, has argued for a greater UN economic role.
- Preparations are underway to exhume Yasser Arafat’s body for forensic analysis.
- France has become the first European country to recognize the Syrian opposition coalition as the sole representative of its people.
- Despite the EU’s decision to suspend its ETS with respect to international aviation, the US House of Representatives has accepted a modified Senate bill protecting US airlines from the effects of the EU ETS.
- China’s Communist Party has concluded its conference with the election of a new Central Committee. The new line-up of leaders will be unveiled tomorrow.
- An internal UN report is strongly critical of the UN’s efforts to protect civilians in the Sri Lankan civil war.
- The UN General Assembly has called on the US, for the 21st year in a row, to end the trade embargo it has against Cuba.
- The African Union has backed ECOWAS’ plan to send 3,300 troops to Mali.
- Foreign Policy offers a piece outlining five ways terrorism has changed since 9/11.