Weekday News Wrap: Friday, March 8, 2013
- In honor of International Women’s Day today, the Guardian has posted a graphic map of political rights for women around the world.
- North Korea threatened to launch a preemptive nuclear strike on the United States yesterday; even though they lack the range to hit the US, South Korea and Japan could be realistic targets. The UN slapped new sanctions on North Korea as a result and in response, North Korea “cancelled” peace agreements with South Korea.
- The Kenyan presidential election is coming to a nail-biting conclusion, with Uhuru Kenyatta’s lead diminishing to levels that might possibly indicate the need for a run-off with his main rival, Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
- A New Zealand court has ruled in Kim Dotcom’s favor allowing him to go ahead with a lawsuit against New Zealand’s foreign intelligence agency for spying on him for a US piracy probe.
- Osama Bin Laden’s son-in-law was arrested in Jordan and extradited to New York to face charges of conspiracy to kill Americans.
- Russia carried out a massive nuclear drill last month, the largest in 20 years, raising concern from the Pentagon.
- More on the story about British dual-citizens being stripped of their nationality and then being killed by US drone strikes is over at Lawfare.