Weekday News Wrap: Tuesday, July 30, 2013
- The verdict in the court-martial of Army Private First Class Bradley Manning, accused of the biggest leak of classified information in US history, will be read today.
- Taliban fighters armed with mortars and grenades attacked a prison in northwest Pakistan, escaping with about 250 prisoners after a gunfight with security forces.
- Israelis and Palestinians have resumed direct talks for the first time in three years, with the United States urging negotiators to make tough compromises to reach a peace deal.
- Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas made comments before negotiations began that no Israeli settler or border force could remain in Palestine and all settlements built in Palestine are illegal.
- Foreign Policy discusses the “Unsettled Question,” about exactly how many Jews have settled in the West Bank.
- China has ruled out the possibility of a proposed summit with Japan.
- European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton met ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi late on Monday and held two hours of “in depth” discussions.