Weekday News Wrap: Monday, April 8, 2013
- There are reports stating that North Korea is preparing to carry out a fourth nuclear test based on intelligence coming out of South Korea.
- In the face of the rising tensions on the Korean peninsula, Foreign Policy offers advice about how to stop a nuclear war.
- Without directly naming North Korea, China has been critical of its recent actions to escalate tension on the Korean peninsula. Not everyone in the US is convinced that China has done enough.
- Eleven children and one woman were killed in eastern Afghanistan when NATO carried out strike targeting militants.
- The UN Mission in South Sudan called on the government of South Sudan to do more to protect communities that are at risk of violence.
- The World Health Organization urges calm in the face of the H7N9 bird flu outbreak in China, saying that now is “not a time for over-reaction or panic.”
- Wikileaks has created a searchable database of the “Kissinger Cables,” a collection of US diplomatic records from 1973 to 1976.
- Serbia has indicated that it wants to continue negotiations with Kosovo over the status of ethnic Serbs in Northern Kosovo, but would prefer the negotiations to be mediated by an international organization it is a member of rather than by the EU, which has conditioned the start of membership negotiations on an agreement between Serbia and Kosovo.
- A young US diplomat was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday when trying to deliver books to a local school, in the first deadly attack on US diplomats since Benghazi.