Weekday News Wrap: Wednesday, August 14, 2013
- North and South Korea are holding fresh talks on reopening the Kaesong joint industrial park, ahead of South Korea-US military exercises next week.
- United Nations inspectors are investigating a North Korean ship caught carrying arms from Cuba amid suspicion that the vessel is in breach of a wide-ranging arms embargo on North Korea.
- British energy giant BP is suing the US government for banning it from federal contracts after the deadly 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
- The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has opened its latest round of work in Geneva with a focus on stopping the spread of racist hate speech on the Internet and social media networks, as well as the need to use education to prevent racism and xenophobia.
- Human Rights Watch alleges that militants who carried out a series of bomb attacks in Iraq at the end of July, deliberately killing more than 60 people, committed crimes against humanity.