Weekday News Wrap: Tuesday June 4, 2013
- Sixty-three states have signed the UN Arms Trade Treaty on the first day that is was open for signature, and at least three more are expected to do so in the next few days. The US will ratify once all official translations have been completed.
- The head of the IAEA has expressed his frustration about the lack of progress in nuclear talks with Iran.
- Ecuador’s Foreign Minister has announced on Twitter that he will meet with his UK counterpart in a fortnight to discuss the situation of Julian Assange.
- The Trial Chamber of the ICC has set September 10 as the new start date for the trial of William Samoei Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang.
- The European Commission will recommend Latvia for admission to the euro zone from the start of 2014.
- Today marks the 24th anniversary of the crackdown on the Tien An Men square. The NYTimes analyzes the impact it had on the careers of the current group of Chinese leaders.
- IATA, the International Air Transport Association, has passed a resolution calling on governments to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from aviation from 2020 onwards, but environmental groups are not convinced.