Posted on January 9th 2011 by Johannes Ledel
Back after the holidays, here are some of the stories coming up in the week ahead.
Sarkozy goes to the US, the South Sudan referendum and Julian Assange’s extradition hearing.
The French president Nicolas Sarkozy will be meeting with US President Barack Obama on Monday. Talks are believed to focus France’s G20 presidency as well as economic issues regarding soaring food prices and the international dominance of the dollar.
A story which has been receiving a lot of coverage this past autumn is the South Sudan referendum which took place this weekend. The people of Southern Sudan voted on whether they wanted to secede from the north. The vote is believed to be in favour of a split from the north, and while Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir has said he will respect the outcome of the vote he has also warned that he thinks Southern Sudan is not ready for independence. This is surely something that will remain a top story for some time to come.
Julian Assange will be in the headlines this week again as he’ll be facing a hearing on a potential extradition to Sweden this Tuesday in London. He is wanted in Sweden in relation to sexual allegations from two women.
Also this week.
This Wednesday marks the one year anniversary of last year’s devastating earthquake in Haiti.
And finally on Sunday the Golden Globe awards ceremony is being held by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Watch these stories unfold on Livestation.