14 Feb Weekday News Wrap: Thursday, February 14, 2013
14.02.13 | 1 Comment
- Self-immolations in Tibet, in protest against Chinese rule, have reached the grim milestone of 100.
- Japan’s defense chief claims that Japan could have pre-emptive strike abilities in the future, speaking with respect to the third nuclear test by North Korea.
- In a phone call to PM Abe following North Korea’s nuclear test, President Obama has confirmed the US’ commitment to Japanese defense.
- Iran and the IAEA have agreed on “some points” in talks in Tehran.
- Catherine Ashton, the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs, has called on Iran to show flexibility during nuclear talks later this month in Kazakhstan.
- An Afghan official has alleged that a NATO airstrike late on Tuesday killed three Taliban commanders, but also claimed ten civilian lives.
- The US and the EU have agreed to begin trade talks.
- The former president of the Maldives has taken refuge in the Indian embassy in Male in order to avoid arrest.
- Egypt has flooded tunnels leading to Gaza, effectively cutting off a lifeline to Palestinians there.
- There has been debate about setting up a domestic special court to review targeted killings by the United States. Lieber Code has some commentary about the subject here.