13/01/2012 07:21 GMT

Michelle Obama, Ed Miliband And Mario Monti: Who Had A Rough Week?

The second week of 2012 has been an eventful one. We have seen Miliband's big speech on the economy greeted with a shrug of dismissal, Michelle Obama accused of being "some angry black woman", rumours of a military coup in Pakistan, a rising Mormon presidential hopeful in the United States and German praises for an Italian technocrat.

Here is our round up of the movers and shakers this week.