Weekday News Wrap: Thursday, September 12, 2013
- Vladimir Putin felt compelled to talk directly to the American people about Syria. The diplomacy at the UN and in Geneva meanwhile continues. A new UN report by the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic shows that both sides in the Syrian conflict have committed war crimes.
- Indonesia will not go along with a plan by Australia’s Prime Minister-Elect Tony Abbott to pay Indonesian villagers for information on people smugglers.
- Satellite imagery has confirmed that North Korea is close to restarting its Yongbyon nuclear reactor.
- The EU Parliament has backed the introduction of a cap on the use of food-based biofuels for transport.