Weekday News Wrap: Tuesday, June 25, 2013
- The Taleban has claimed responsibility for an attack on the compound that houses the Presidential Palace and the CIA Headquarters in Kabul. US Secretary of State Kerry has meanwhile assured Afghanistan’s neighbours that the US will maintain a military presence even after next year’s withdrawal of combat troops.
- The mystery surrounding Edward Snowden’s whereabouts continues, as does the diplomatic fallout.
- In his first public comments on the Harhoff letter, ICTY Prosecutor Serge Brammertz has expressed concern about the ongoing debate and announced that he will also appeal some of the acquittals.
- The US Federal Trade Commission has followed the EU’s example by opening an inquiry into price-setting of crude oil and petroleum-derived products, the latest in a series of market manipulation investigations to be conducted on both sides of the Atlantic.