Posted on July 11th 2010 by Johannes Ledel
The World Cup is now over after Spain beat the Netherlands 1-0 in the final, giving Spain its first ever World Cup title. While the final match will certainly remain in memory for some time this also opens up the news agenda for other stories. Here are some of those coming up in the week ahead.
China will be in the spotlight as it releases its yearly figures for GDP, inflation and production. With China’s increasingly important role in the global economy these figures will affect the faith put in the giant country’s economy. The figures will be released on Thursday July 15th.
France’s president Nicolas Sarkozy will be holding a live interview to the nation on Monday July 12th to address the accusations that he had received an illegal donation from the richest woman in France, Liliane Bettencourt.
Former Vice-President of the Democratic Republic of Congo Jean-Pierre Bemba will go on trial for war crimes at the International Criminal Court on July 14th. He stands accused of three charges of war crimes and two of crimes against humanity.
Also in the news next week:
On Thursday India’s and Pakistan’s foreign ministers will be meeting and on Tuesday the Finance Ministers in the EU will convene. The US Senate will be meeting this week to vote on the nomination of Elena Kagan for Supreme Court justice.
Watch these stories and more develop on Livestation.