Weekday News Wrap: Monday, July 29, 2013
- Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Akitaka Saiki will visit China this week for talks with senior officials, the latest in an attempt to patch up relations soured by a territorial dispute.
- Suspected members of Nigeria’s armed group Boko Haram shot dead more than 20 civilians when a vigilante group attacked them in the northern Borno state.
- Israeli and Palestinian teams are heading to Washington for preliminary talks toward a formal re-opening of negotiations after years of stalemate. Ahead of these talks, Israel approved the release of 104 Palestinian prisoners as well as passed a bill requiring any kind of peace deal proposal to be approved by referendum.
- Foreign Policy offers a piece about the end of the Bradley Manning hearings on leaking of classified information and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s reaction to what he terms the United States’ “war on whistleblowers.”