Weekday News Wrap: Wednesday, January 2, 2013
- Thousands have protested in Hong Kong to demand the resignation of the China-backed chief executive and democratic leadership elections.
- Seven charity workers have been killed by gunmen in Pakistan when they visited a community centre that serves as a school and a clinic.
- According to South Korea’s Finance Ministry, unification of the two Koreas could cost the South up to 7 percent of annual GDP for a decade though the South would benefit in various ways such as cheap labor and the North’s resources.
- Government war planes bombed opposition-held areas of Syria and President Bashar al-Assad’s forces and rebels fought on the outskirts of the capital Damascus on New Year’s Day.
- The presidents of Sudan and South Sudan are set to meet in Addis Ababa to discuss how to improve border security and resume cross-border oil flows.
- UN independent expert Gabriela Knaul has said that threats and attacks against judges and lawyers who fight for the independence of the judiciary in Sri Lanka have increased in the past few months.
- Conflict of Laws has posted an analysis of the December 6 decision from the European Court of Justice on the European order for payment procedure.