Weekday News Wrap: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
- Australia will abstain in the upcoming UN vote on whether to grant non-member state status to Palestine.
- The body of Yasser Arafat will be exhumed in Ramallah today, to determine whether his death was the result of polonium poisoning.
- Ehud Barak, Israel’s Minister of Defence, has announced his retirement from politics.
- A map of China on new Chinese passports is controversial with its neighbours as it incorporates disputed areas in the South China Sea. Several neighbours are refusing to stamp the passports or are stamping them with their own version of the map.
- The EU has warned Georgia to respect the rule of law during investigations into the alleged wrongdoing by the recently ousted government.
- The IMF and the Eurozone finance ministers have reached a deal to reduce Greek debt.
- The EU has warned Russia over a series of import measures that the EU claims violate WTO rules.
- In WTO debates earlier this week, China has been critical of Brazil’s proposals of using WTO rules to respond to currency misalignment.