Posts Tagged ‘memos’

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Daily International News 02.02.11

February 2, 2011

Daily International News
February 2, 2011

Egypt Uprising
Volatile scene unfolds in Cairo as opposing sides clash
[CNN]
Mubarak concessions ‘insufficient’
[Al Jazeera]
Obama Turns to a Former Diplomat to Deliver Bad News to Mubarak
[Bloomberg]
Al-Jazeera says broadcasting disrupted
[AFP]
China restricts reports on Egypt protests
[AP]

How the 2012ers are handling Egypt
[POLITICO]
Friedman Op-ed: B.E., Before Egypt. A.E., After Egypt
[NYT]

Northeast Asia
Koreas agree to hold military talks
[CNN]
China Praises Departing U.S. Ambassador
[Chosun]
Chinese get ready to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit
[BBC]
China Is Poised to Raise Rates Again, Bankers Say
[NYT]
Japan ex-PM blames bureaucrats for US base woes
[AP]

Japan’s sumo hit by match-fixing claims‎
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Philippine floods toll hits 75, damage at $45 million
[Reuters]
Indonesian cleric charged with plotting terrorism
[AP]
Powerful cyclone strikes Australia’s northeast
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Tibetan Buddhists in India rally behind leader
[AP]
Govt has no intention of amending blasphemy law, says Gilani
[APP via Dawn]
India’s Former Telecom Minister Arrested
[WSJ]

Middle East
Yemen’s Leader Pledges Not to Seek Re-election
[NYT]
King of Jordan Dismisses His Cabinet
[NYT]

Report Says Secret Jails, Run by Iraq, Stay Open
[NYT]
Grave robber chase reveals ancient Holy Land church
[Reuters]

Africa
Foiled attack targeted Mauritania president: Al-Qaeda
[AFP]
Sudan: Demonstrators detained in Khartoum
[BBC]
Strongman wins Central African Republic election
[AP]
Nigeria Muslim sect claims candidate assassination
[AP]

Europe
WikiLeaks among nominees for Nobel Peace Prize
[Reuters]

Greek police destroy letter bomb in Athens
[AP]
French minister under attack over Tunisian trip
[Reuters]
Airline worker accused of plotting with radical cleric goes on trial
[CNN]
Russia warns Ireland over diplomat’s expulsion
[AP]
Official: 4 Russian police killed in the Caucasus
[AP]

Americas
14 die in 48 hours in Juarez
[CNN]
Haiti’s ex-leader Duvalier: Frozen Swiss funds not mine
[BBC]
Brazil looks at adding ‘happiness’ to constitution
[AP]

Domestic
Bloomberg challenges Obama on gun control
[WaPo]
Mental health specialist recommended WikiLeaks suspect not be deployed to Iraq
[WaPo]
Bachmann’s Diva Moment Mutes Boehner’s Gavel: Margaret Carlson
[Bloomberg]
TSA debuts less-revealing software for airport scanners
[WaPo]
Midwest buckles under storm, calls it a snow day
[AP]
City Council expected to ban smoking in NYC parks
[AP]
Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring
[AP]

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Daily International News 01.31.11

January 31, 2011

Daily International News
January 31, 2011

Egypt Uprising
El Shaheeh: Egypt’s Facebook Rebel
[Beast]
Egypt protesters maintain pressure
[FT]
Israel agrees to some Egyptian troops in Sinai
[AP]
Japan gov’t to use chartered planes to rescue Japanese from Egypt
[Mainichi] and China sends planes to bring back stranded Chinese in Egypt [Xinhua]

Northeast Asia
Koreas
UN report verifies NK’s uranium enrichment program
[Korea Times]

South Korea rejects North’s call for earlier military talks
[Reuters]
S. Korea to press N. Korea to honor 1992 denuclearization pact: official
[Yonhap]
US, N. Korea begin 3rd round of food diplomacy
[Donga]
China
Huntsman Said to Be Planning to Resign as Ambassador
[Bloomberg]
Chinese state councilor, US national security advisor talk relations
[Global Times]
China denies Karmapa Lama spy reports
[Global Times]

Hit-and-run son of Li Gang sentenced to serve six years in prison
[Global Times]
Japan
Japan, China officials discuss North Korea, East China Sea gas project
[Mainichi]
Japanese powerbroker Ozawa indicted
[FT]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Myanmar’s parliament opens under tight security
[AP]

Philippine’s Pres. Aquino Orders Inquiry Into Military Corruption Allegations
[NYT]
Cyclone roars toward Australia’s flooded north
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Kazakhstan court rejects referendum plan
[BBC]
New estimates put Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal at more than 100
[WaPo]

Militants set fire to NATO trucks
[CNN]
Senior police official among six killed in Peshawar blasts
[Dawn]
Sri Lankan anti-govt media outlet torched in arson attack
[Reuters]
One dead, 50 hurt in Bangladesh airport protest
[Reuters]
Losses at Afghan Bank Could Be $900 Million
[NYT]

Middle East
Iran summons American woman for Feb. 6 trial
[AP]

Iran hangs Dutch-Iranian woman for drug smuggling, report says
[CNN]
Iran hangs man convicted of apostasy
[Reuters]
16 killed in shootout between Somali army, police
[AP]
Oman uncovers ‘UAE spy network’
[Al Jazeera]

Africa
Head of Ennahda movement Rached Ghannouchi back in Tunis
[Tunisia Online]

Sudanese police, students clash in the capital
[CNN]
Niger Elections Start in Return to Civilian Rule
[Bloomberg]

Europe
Belarus releases second opposition presidential candidate
[Deutsche Welle]
‘Last’ Bloody Sunday march in N. Ireland town
[AFP]
Labour and government inch towards voting reform bill deal
[Guardian]
Eurozone inflation hits 2.4% in January
[FT]

Americas
Chavez’s new threat: funding at risk for activists
[AP]
In Haiti, Hillary Clinton meets with candidates, pushes Preval on elections
[WaPo]

Poll opens amid Mexican gang war
[Al Jazeera]

Domestic
2012 Republican presidential candidates all have flaws
[WaPo]
California Marks the First Fred Korematsu Day
[TIME]

Julian Assange compares Wikileaks to US Founding Fathers in 60 Mins Interview
[Telegraph]
Calif. man accused in plot on Mich. mosque
[AP]

Obama to announce campaign to increase investment in start-ups, small businesses
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 01.27.11

January 27, 2011

Daily International News
January 27, 2011

Northeast Asia
US considers boosting force in Asia: Pentagon
[JoongAng]

Koreas
US says China wants to contain NKorea
[FT]
Expert: NKorea won’t see improved ties with SKorea
[AP]
‘NK fatigue growing in China’
[Korea Times]
Defector Reflects on North Korea Through Art
[WSJ]
China
China to step up controversial technology plans
[AP]
China Will Face Crisis Within 5 Years, 45% of Investors in Global Poll Say
[Bloomberg]
Japan
Japanese, US troops hold major war games
[AP]

Volcano erupts in southern Japan
[Xinhua]
Japan’s credit rating downgraded by Standard & Poor’s
[BBC]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Shark nations failing on conservation pledges
[BBC]
Australian government proposes temporary flood relief tax
[Guardian]

South/Central Asia
Indian official Sonawane’s murder prompts mass protest
[BBC]
Police: US consular official kills 2 gunmen in Pakistan
[AP]

U.S. Lobbies Afghanistan to Release Christian Converts
[WSJ]

N. Africa/Middle East Unrest-related
Unrest spells end to Mideast dynasties
[FT]
Thousands rally in Yemen, joining Tunisia and Egypt in anti-government protests
[Haaretz]
Tunisia may purge Ben Ali loyalists
[Al Jazeera]
Obama Poised to Step Up Criticism of Mubarak If Crackdown Is Intensified
[Bloomberg] and Mubarak ruling party says it’s ready for dialogue [AP]

ElBaradei to return as Egypt unrest enters third day
[Reuters]

Middle East
Hezbollah-backed Lebanon PM seeks good US ties
[AP]
Israeli settlers kill Palestinian in West Bank – witnesses
[Reuters]
Bomb at Baghdad funeral in Shia Muslim area kills 37
[BBC]

Africa
Ugandan gay activist beaten to death after threats
[Reuters]
Mandela, 92, hospitalized for tests in S. Africa [AP]

Europe
Alexander Lukashenko to be banned from EU
[Guardian]
Russian Islamist wanted for Moscow blast – report
[Reuters]
‘Second underage girl’ named in Berlusconi sex case
[BBC]
At Davos, Sarkozy says he and Merkel will never abandon euro
[Reuters]

Americas
Haiti Candidate Celestin Is Cut
[WSJ]
Colombian coal mine blast kills 21 workers
[BBC]

Domestic
US Utah ‘biological’ army base ‘locked down’
[BBC]
Dealing With Assange and the Secrets He Spilled
[NYT]
Social Security fund will be drained by 2037
[AP]
Obama vows to end enforcement of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ this year
[WaPo]
Harry Reid tells Obama he’s ‘wrong’ on earmarks and should ‘back off’ (video)
[WaPo]

Sarah Palin turns Obama’s ‘Win the future’ into ‘WTF’ (video)
[WaPo]
DHS to Scrap Color Code Terror Alerts by April
[ABC]

Republicans want a return to workplace immigration raids
[LAT]
To target Fox News over ‘Nazi’ label, rabbis make use of Murdoch’s other media
[WaPo]
Senate tea party: Members wanted
[POLITICO]
Michele Bachmann poses challenge for GOP
[POLITICO]
Snowstorm Wallops Northeast, Piling on the Misery
[ABC]

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Daily International News 01.24.11

January 24, 2011

Daily International News
January 24, 2011

International
At Davos, Long List of Problems Awaits World Leaders
[NYT]
Topsy-Turvy Weather: U.S. Is Frigid, Arctic Balmy
[NYT]
UN chief criticized as soft on human rights
[AP]
Rights group says democracies ignore abuses
[AP]

SOTU
SOTU forecast: Atmospherics over policy
[Politico]
Reducing the deficit and growing the economy will be the hot topics in 2011
[WaPo]
Obama to Stress Competitiveness, Job Creation, Deficit Reduction in Speech
[Bloomberg]
Why Obama Won’t Touch Gun Control
[Daily Beast]
Ryan’s star rising with Obama rebuttal
[TWT]

Northeast Asia
China
China stealth fighter ‘copied parts from downed US jet’
[BBC]
Chinese firm tied to steel used in Iran nukes
[TWT]
China Grooming Deft Politician as Next Leader
[NYT]
Crop warning over China drought
[BBC]
GM’s China sales pass US for first time in history
[AP]
Koreas
S Korea mulls talks with DPRK over denuclearization
[Xinhua]
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State to Visit Seoul This Week
[Chosun]
Pirates may be flown to Korea for punishment
[JoongAng] and Official: Pirates may try to avenge SKorean rescue [AP]
State media: North Korea’s Kim meets Egyptian telecom CEO
[AP]
Japan
Japan, Turkey to discuss civil nuclear agreement
[Kyodo]
Miyazaki chickens found to have highly virulent flu virus
[Kyodo]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
ASEAN foreign ministers head to China by road to show connectedness
[Kyodo]
5 Americans missing in Pacific land in Philippines
[AP]
Indonesia troops jailed over Papua abuse video
[BBC]
Indonesia to sign $15bn deals with India
[FT]
Filipino broadcaster shot dead, suspect arrested
[AP]

South/Central Asia
Taseer’s accused assassin’s hearing draws protest
[UPI]
Delhi games chiefs Suresh Kalmadi and Lalit Bhanot sacked [BBC]
Afghan Supreme Court to rule on parliament opening
[Reuters]
Uzbek leader Islam Karimov in EU talks
[BBC]

Middle East
PA negotiators reject leaked ‘Palestinian Papers’ report
[Al Jazeera]
Commission finds Israeli commandos acted appropriately in raid on aid flotilla
[WaPo]
Hezbollah, Allies Back Ex-Premier Mikati to Head Lebanon’s Next Coalition
[Bloomberg]
Freed Yemeni activist vows more action vs president
[Reuters]
Two bombs kill 12 Shi’ites heading to rite in Iraq
[Reuters]

Africa
Thousands rally in Tunis as teachers strike
[AFP]
Egypt Links Palestinians to Attack at Church
[NYT]
Ivory Coast’s Ouattara calls for cocoa export ban
[AP]
Zimbabwe police ‘thwart property invasion’
[AFP]
Southern Sudan Nears a Decision on One Matter: Its New Name
[NYT]

Europe
At least 10 dead in Moscow airport blast – report
[Reuters]
Russia’s Khodorkovsky could face new charges – report
[Reuters]

Americas
Hillary Clinton to Visit Guanajuato, Mexico to Discuss Security, Trucking Issues
[Bloomberg]
Mexico: Hit man linked to Acapulco deaths caught
[AP]
Dominican Republic confirms first cholera death
[BBC]

Domestic
Obama poised for re-election in 2012, poll says
[TWT]
Jared Loughner, Ariz. shooting suspect, due in court Monday
[WaPo]
Long Island Muslims fear their congressman’s hearings could flame Islamophobia
[WaPo]
Postal Service Eyes Closing Thousands of Post Offices
[WSJ]
Allen to announce Senate bid Monday
[Politico]
Rendell to MSNBC, declares Casey “unassailable”
[Politico]

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Daily International News 01.19.11

January 19, 2011

Daily International News
January 19, 2011

Hu-Obama Summit
Op-ed: Mr. Obama, speak up for human rights in China
[WaPo]
Obama pressured to speak out on China human rights
[Reuters]
Clinton: Building trust with Beijing a must for US
[AP]
The Weekly Standard: Liu Matters, Hu Doesn’t
[NPR]
President Obama to Announce Jointly Funded Center for Nuclear Security in China
[ABC]
Ballmer, Blankfein Invited by Obama to Hu Discussion on Business in China
[Bloomberg]

Northeast Asia
Top Pentagon Asia official, Gregson, to step down
[FP]

China
Report: China largely restores aircraft carrier
[AP]

China’s Internet population rises to 457 million
[AP]
Chinese Firm to Invest in North Korea
[WSJ]

Chinese consumer price inflation ‘down to 4.6%’
[BBC]
Koreas
N. Korea working on uranium enrichment ‘since 1990s’
[AFP]
South Korea seeks longer-range missiles – report
[Reuters]
and Korea, U.S. negotiate revision of pact on missiles [JoongAng]
Kim and Jong-un get beefed up security
[JoongAng]
Defector Offers Insights into N.Korean Arms Buildup
[Chosun]
Japan
Japan wants China leadership on North Korea
[Reuters]
Sugiyama, Japan’s point man on N.Korea to visit China
[Straits Times via AFP]

Donations pour into Okinawa city after gov’t withdraws funds tied to hosting U.S. base
[Mainichi]
Sting meets dolphin advocate, hopes for debate
[AP]

Southeast Asia
Group says survey confirms Myanmar rights abuses
[AP] – a link to the report is here

South/Central Asia
Judges seek delay in opening Afghan parliament
[AP]
Bomb blast kills 20 Afghan civilians in southeast
[Reuters]
Afghan journalist attacked with acid
[AP]
Scandal-hit India PM skirts major cabinet changes
[Reuters]

Middle East
Hariri tribunal: Saudi Arabia quits Lebanon mediation
[BBC]

Powers to press defiant Iran in nuclear row
[Reuters]
Insurgents Renew Attacks on Iraqi Security Troops
[NYT]
Lebanon Shows Shift of Influence in Mideast
[NYT]

Africa
Arab League chief says Tunisia is dire warning
[AP]
Tunisia probes foreign assets of deposed leader
[AP]
AU’s Odinga says Ivory Coast mediation fails
[Reuters]

DR Congo army commander ‘led mass rape’ in Fizi
[BBC]

Europe
Former Swiss banker linked to WikiLeaks goes on trial
[Reuters]
New UK law means queen’s secrets to stay that way
[AP]
UK unemployment total rises further
[BBC]
Ministers seek to answer critics as NHS bill published
[BBC]
Euro MPs adopt cross-border healthcare law
[BBC]
Germany approves anti-dioxin action plan
[Reuters]

Americas
Haiti election officials downplay OAS conclusion
[AP]

From 01/18 Bolivia launches coca leaf diplomatic offensive [BBC]
Deal ends Chile Magallanes gas protest
[BBC]

Domestic
SOTU: State of the Seating Chart
[WaPo]

Lieberman Is Said to Decide Against Seeking Re-Election to Senate in 2012
[Bloomberg]
Sen. Kent Conrad retirement boosts GOP Senate hopes
[Politico]
House Republicans Move to Dismantle Obama’s Health-Care Law
[Bloomberg]
Issa Said to Consider Focusing First Hearing on TARP Inspector’s Report
[Bloomberg]
FBI: Bomb found on MLK march route
[MSNBC]

Parenting by Gays More Common in the South, Census Shows
[NYT]
Goldman Sachs profits down by half on weak debt trading
[BBC]
Apple makes record profits of $6bn in last three months
[BBC]

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Daily International News 01.13.11

January 13, 2011

Daily International News
January 13, 2011

Global
Watchdog group: Freedom slipped worldwide in 2010
[AP]
Figures on Global Climate Show 2010 Tied 2005 as the Hottest Year on Record
[NYT]

Northeast Asia
China, Korea moves underscore rising food prices
[Reuters]
Koreas
N. Korean leader makes first public appearance of the year
[Yonhap]
US urges North Korea to get ‘serious’ on talks
[BBC]
SKorean police say Google violated laws
[AP]
N. Korea hosts first golf tournament: travel firms
[AFP]
China
India, China in new visa row over disputed state
[AP]
WikiLeaked: China’s next president lashed out in Mexico against ‘well fed foreigners’
[FP]
The Dangerous Chip on China’s Shoulder
[Time]
Confucius shows up on China’s Tiananmen Square
[AP]
Japan
Japanese military seeks greater cooperation with U.S.
[WaPo]
Gates drops hard line on unpopular US Okinawa base
[AP] and U.S. Will Defer to Japan on Moving Okinawa Base [NYT]
Japan PM to reshuffle Cabinet to push for reforms
[AP]

Middle East
Biden visits Iraq for talks on future relationship
[WaPo]
Hillary Clinton urges Middle Eastern states to open governments, economies
[LAT]
Talks on new Lebanon government to start Monday
[Reuters]
Iran’s nuclear sites tour proposal flounders
[Reuters]
Yemen and Turkey Deepen Ties With New Accords
[NYT]
Kuwaiti official visits Iraq, a 20-year first
[McClatchy]

Africa
Protester killed, journalist injured in Tunisia
[AP]
South Sudan vote will meet global standards – Carter
[Reuters]
Officials: UN air crew kidnapped in Darfur
[AP]
3 UN cars burned in latest Ivory Coast violence
[AP]
Nigeria’s ruling party to choose its candidate
[AP]
DR Congo soldiers arrested for rape
[BBC]

Europe
Belarus Intensifies Efforts Against Former Candidate
[NYT]
Irish police seize IRA dissidents’ weapons factory
[AP]
Italy: Court ruling weakens Berlusconi’s immunity
[AP]
David Cameron vows to keep Britain out of euro plans
[Guardian]

Americas
Cuba calls immigration talks with US ‘fruitful’
[AP]
2010 Brings Record Violence In Mexico’s Drug War
[Latin American Dispatch]
Brazil flood and mudslide deaths rise past 300 as search goes on
[BBC]

Domestic
Obama leads mourning of Arizona shooting victims
[Reuters]
Gabrielle Giffords’ condition continues to improve, doctor says
[LAT]
Issa Targets Obama Legislative Agenda With Panels on Economy, Bank Rescues
[Bloomberg]

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Daily International News 01.11.11

January 11, 2011

Daily International News
January 11, 2011

Northeast Asia
Koreas
NKorea accuses SKoreans of hacking into website
[AP]
Gates Warns of North Korea Missile Threat to U.S.
[NYT] and  Gates Sees More `Direct’ North Korean Threat to U.S. [Bloomberg]
N. Korea steps up push for talks with reluctant S. Korea
[Yonhap]
South Korea, Japan agree to boost defense cooperation
[Mainichi]
Column: Time for S.Korea to Develop Its Own Nuclear Arms
[Chosun]
Christian aid group launches major campaign for Christians in North Korea
[The Underground]
Tweeter indicted for praising North Korea
[Korea Times]
Asian Cup 2011 Group D Preview: Iraq – Iran, North Korea – UAE
[Goal.com]

China[PRC]/Taiwan[ROC]
Opinion: An American Message for the Chinese President
[WSJ]
Viewpoint: A new Sino-US high-tech arms race?
[BBC]
Gates says new Sino-US military talks could begin soon
[AP]
China confirms stealth jet test-flight-Gates
[Reuters]
China denies armed soldiers crossed into India
[AP]
Senior Chinese leader praises reform of press, publication industry
[Xinhua]
China fails on human rights plan: rights group
[AP] and China’s human rights ‘action plan’ short on any action, say rights groups [CSM]
Renault spy scandal: China denies involvement
[BBC]
China vows to crack down on copyright violations
[AP]
China overshoots 2010 lending and money supply targets
[BBC]
Taiwan centenary runs into identity problems
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Thais Call on Burma to Cease Artillery Fire
[Irrawaddy]
Cambodia charges two detained Thais with espionage
[BBC]
Scores missing in tsunami-like flood in Australia
[AP]
Qantas resuming Airbus A380 flights to US after blast
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Biden – U.S. could stay in Afghanistan beyond 2014
[Reuters]
Plan B in Afghanistan: Partition?
[Foreign Affairs]
Benazir son Bilawal condemns support for Taseer killer
[BBC]
Uzbeks ‘behind ethnic clashes in southern Kyrgyzstan’
[BBC]
Pope Benedict Urges Pakistan to Repeal Blasphemy Law
[NYT]

Middle East
Clinton, in Yemen, Promotes Alliance and Growth
[WSJ] and Clinton Has Busy Five Hours in Yemen [NYT]
Kuwaiti soldier killed in clash with Iraqi fishermen
[BBC]
Ties make Palestinian state a SAmerican priority
[AP]
Israel’s Rightward Lurch Scares Some Conservatives [TIME]
From 01.10 Iran Sentences Human Rights Lawyer to 11 Years in Jail [NYT]
Iran claims it has dismantled Israeli spy ring behind nuclear scientist’s death
[CSM]

Africa
Sudan: Bittersweet Moment As Abyei Attacks Leave 30 Dead
[All Africa]
Chinese observers see “peaceful” referendum in Sudan: FM spokesman
[Xinhua]
Ivory Coast unity cabinet possible, says UN ambassador
[BBC]
Tunisia closes schools, universities as UN calls for dialog
[Deutsche Welle]
Village attacks kill 18 in central Nigeria – police
[Reuters]
Nigeria’s Jonathan ‘can run’ in party primaries
[AFP]
Egypt condemns Vatican criticism on minorities
[Reuters]

Europe
Assange could face death penalty in U.S.: lawyers
[Reuters]
Sarkozy Brings Message on Dollar to U.S.
[NYT]
Spain’s Zapatero says Eta truce does not go far enough
[BBC]
Tainted Animal Feed Found in France and Denmark
[NYT]
Tensions Rise Before Portugal Auction
[WSJ]

Americas
Observers wait for Haiti president to take report
[AP]
IMF approves $72bn credit line for Mexico
[FT]

Domestic
In Wednesday speech in Arizona, Obama is seeking right tone
[WaPo]
Father of Shooting Suspect May Issue Statement
[WSJ]
Man Arrested in Denver for Threat to Shoot Aides to U.S. Senator Bennet
[Bloomberg]
From 01.10 Tom DeLay, former U.S. House leader, sentenced to 3 years in prison [WaPo]
Kagan writes her first opinion
[AP]
Obama 2.0: Who will fill the top jobs in foreign policy?
[FP]
State Dept. policy change the latest gay rights win: passports
[WaPo]
Declining for two decades, US abortion rate plateaus
[WaPo]
In search for Earth-size world, a historic first: Kepler finds rocky planet
[CSM]
The Verizon iPhone
[WaPo]
Winklevoss twins gamble $65m for Facebook fortune
[BBC]