Weekday News Wrap: Monday, November 26, 2012
- The 18th session of the Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change kicks off today in Doha, Qatar, for a last ditch effort to negotiate new emission reductions before the current ones expire at the end of the year. The Guardian has an article about what to expect.
- The BBC has an article about Mahmoud Abbas’ (non-)role in the recent Gaza conflict and the impact thereof on the upcoming UN vote on observer status for Palestine. Abbas has called on Britain to support the Palestinian bid, invoking Britain’s historic responsibility as the former colonial power.
- The EU has moved a step closer towards compiling a black list of “known violent” Israeli settlers who would be forbidden to enter any of the EU Member States.
- China has successfully landed a fighter jet on its first aircraft carrier.
- Two suicide bombs have been detonated at a church inside military barracks in Northern Nigeria, killing eleven.
- The New York Times reports on the growing panel of defense lawyers at the NY Bar specialized in terrorism cases.
- The European Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo has arrested a former commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army for war crimes.
- Negotiations on a free trade agreement between the US and the EU are reportedly gaining momentum.