Weekday News Wrap: Wednesday, January 9, 2013
- India has accused Pakistan of killing two of Indian soldiers in the disputed region of Kashmir, but Pakistan has denied any involvement and its media are playing down the incident.
- Hugo Chavez is too ill to be sworn in for his new term as President of Venezuela, raising a whole raft of constitutional questions.
- A military judge hearing the case against Bradley Manning in the Wikileaks affair has refused to dismiss the charges against him, but has agreed to reduce his ultimate sentence by 122 days because of mistreatment during his pre-trial detention.
- The UN is seeking to deploy surveillance drones over Congo, but neighboring Rwanda is not happy with this proposal.
- In other news about the DRC, the M23 rebels have declared a unilateral ceasefire ahead of a second round of peace talks with the government.
- Over at Justice in Conflict, Mark Kersten writes more about the US’s Rewards for Justice program and implications with America’s relationship with the ICC.
- A senior White House official has said the US would consider leaving no American troops in Afghanistan after the end of combat in December 2014.