Weekday News Wrap: Wednesday, June 26, 2013
- Violent clashes in China’s western Xinjiang province, home to the Uighur minority, have killed 27 people.
- President Obama gave his long-awaited speech on climate change yesterday, but it fell short of environmentalists’ expectations.
- During his visit to the Middle East, US Secretary of State Kerry has been pressed by Saudi leaders to respond to the “genocide” in Syria. US officials are hoping to stage peace talks over Syria as soon as possible, but US peace envoy Brahimi is doubtful that they will take place in July.
- What do roses and broccoli have to do with Edward Snowden? A lot if the US Congress refuses to renew trade preferences for Ecuador in July and the Obama administration does not include these products under the Generalized System of Preferences.
- Over at the WTO, the Rum wars continue.