Weekday News Wrap: Friday, November 30, 2012
- As expected, the UN General Assembly Resolution granting non-member state status to Palestine passed on Thursday. Israel’s UN ambassador has called it a “reward for terrorism“. This article compares the votes of the European nations on Palestine’s UNESCO membership last year, and this year’s vote, and concludes that European support shifted towards the Palestinian authority.
- Private Bradley Manning took the stand today at the third day of the hearings in the Wikileaks case.
- UN Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon has recommended that the UN approve an African Union mission to enforce the peace in Northern Mali, but has stopped short of committing funding.
- Ban-Ki Moon also has urged nations to take in Iranian dissidents.
- The UN’s IPCC has reported at the Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Doha that the evidence for man-made climate change is becoming stronger.
- A first round of negotiations between the Colombian government and the FARC rebels has come to a cautiously optimistic conclusion.
- A Russian court has limited access to the Pussy Riot video, arguing that they are extremist and should be banned under hate speech laws.