Weekday News Wrap: Friday, December 28, 2012
- The US and the UN have raised security alerts in the Central African Republic and the US has now decided to close its embassy in response to the security risks posed by the rebels advancing to the capital.
- A spokesperson for the new Japanese government has refused to confirm that the new PM would uphold the 1993 apology to women used as sex slaves during WWII.
- China has send a patrol vessel to the South China Sea, to the objections of the Philippines.
- Unsurprisingly, the NRA has vowed to continue fighting the Arms Trade Treaty.
- Israel has approved yet another 1,200 settlements around Jerusalem, bringing the total to 5,500 new settlements in the past week.
- The chief of Pakistan’s Taliban has said that the group will negotiate but not disarm.
- Foreign Policy offers a nice look back at the year with their most popular stories of 2012 and turning to 2013, they feature 10 conflicts to watch in the coming year.