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  • Panetta meets Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Beijing

     
    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta held talks Wednesday with Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, who had dropped out of sight for several weeks, leading to speculation that he had health problems or was involved in a leadership struggle....
  • Mitt Scissorhands

     
    John Cassidy at the New Yorker: Romney says that he’s sticking with his plan to cap overall federal spending at twenty per cent of G.D.P. and balance the budget whilst boosting the Pentagon budget and slashing tax rates—a pledge to......
  • CIA officer killed in Afghanistan suicide bombing, sources say

     
    A CIA officer was among those killed by a suicide bomber in southern Afghanistan Saturday, sources familiar with the incident say, in the latest of a series of fatal insider attacks that have undermined American efforts to turn security over to Afghan...
  • Swiss freeze $1 billion tied to leaders targeted in Arab Spring

     
    Switzerland has frozen more than $1 billion connected to leaders who were toppled or are still being battled in Arab Spring uprisings, Swiss official Valentin Zellweger told reporters....
  • U.S., allies girding for worst-case scenario with Syria's WMD

     
    Global Focus: During a week that witnessed deadly artillery exchanges between Syria and Turkey and a tense showdown over a plane purportedly ferrying munitions from Russia, the arrival of 150 U.S. troops in Jordan was likely to be viewed as token...
  • Guantanamo terrorism convictions proving vulnerable on appeal

     
    Global Focus: Salim Hamdan has been home in his native Yemen for nearly four years since completing his sentence at Guantanamo Bay for providing "material support to terrorism" -- six years of domestic service to Osama bin Laden as gardener, bodyguard and...
  • Some EU nations rejecting Syrians seeking asylum

     
    While the European Union denounces the escalating violence in Syria, not all of its countries have welcomed fleeing Syrians with open arms, the United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday. Some countries on the eastern edges of the European Union are...
  • Your Benghazi reader

     
    UPDATED WITH MORE QUOTES The idea that blaming the video meant not acknowledging the attack as an act of terrorism is a false distinction. They're not mutually exclusive. Republicans had convinced themselves otherwise....Kevin Drum To Libyans who...
  • Britain blocks extradition of hacker who broke into Pentagon computers

     
    Britain announced that it would not extradite Gary McKinnon, a confessed computer hacker wanted by the U.S. for hacking into Pentagon computers and other sensitive networks....
  • Pentagon decided not to send troops to Benghazi during attack

     
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. military commanders decided against sending a rescue mission to Benghazi during the attack against the American diplomatic mission because they didn’t have enough clear intelligence, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said....
  • Nauru pushes higher fees for asylum seekers sent by Australia

     
    The tiny nation of Nauru is pushing Australia to pay roughly $1,000 monthly for every asylum seeker it sends to the Pacific island. Australian immigration officials say the hike in visa fees is under discussion with Nauru but said it was “...