NATO Backs Plan to Give Command to Afghans

The New York Times April 23, 2010 TALLINN, Estonia — Setting the stage for a gradual withdrawal from Afghanistan, the United States and other NATO countries adopted a plan here Friday that sets conditions for beginning to remove troops from a lead role in Afghan provinces by the end of this year. more

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Delays mean Greece’s financial pain will continue

The Guardian April 23, 2010 No wonder that G20 finance ministers meeting in Washington spent until 3am this morning debating the Greek crisis. Behind-the-scenes wrangling between eurozone governments has delayed a deal for several months and proved to be meat and drink to currency speculators, who have used the opportunity to make billions of pounds […]

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U.S. Tries to Buy Time for Its Iran Strategy

The Wall Street Journal April 23, 2010 Iranian forces launched a big military exercise in the Persian Gulf Thursday, thereby underscoring a grim reality: The strategy for stopping Iran’s nuclear program is turning into a race against time before options turn from mediocre to bad to worse. more

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