This Week's Agenda: Mladic, Unemployment, Libya

Monday, May 30, 2011

A picture taken on August 10, 1993 shows the commander of the Serbian forces in Bosnia General Ratko Mladic (center) arriving at Sarajevo airport to negotiate withdrawal of his troops from Mt. Igman. (Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty)

The arrest of former Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladic has caught the attention of most Europeans, who are waiting to see if he will be extradited to the Hague to face charges of genocide. Marcus Mabry, editor-at-large of the International Herald Tribune, the international edition of The New York Times, believes this is a test for Serbia and their commitment to the International War Crimes Tribunal.

May's unemployment numbers will be released later this week, and things are not looking good. Louise Story, Wall Street and finance reporter for The New York Times, says unemployment will remain stubbornly high. Mabry is also looking at what will transpire in Libya, as South African President Jacob Zuma will arrive in Tripoli today to call for a halt in the bloodshed. And Story is looking at the increased scrutiny over AT&T's buyout of T-Mobile.


Marcus Mabry and Louise Story

Produced by:

David J Fazekas

Comments [1]


How does the US "commitment" in Libya effect the War Powers Act which expired without Congressional notification and what does this mean to the "commitment" to US law?

May. 30 2011 08:28 AM

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