A self-described cat lady and the state of Israel are locked in a battle over what may be unpublished manuscripts by Franz Kafka. In a story that is, well, Kafkaesque, the papers are in a small Tel Aviv apartment, in the possession of an elderly woman who has refused to let experts see them.
The Pakistani doctor who American officials say was recruited by the CIA to help in the hunt for Osama bin Laden, and has since been sentenced to 33 years in prison, was convicted of having ties to a banned militant group, not for alleged treason.
Israeli demonstrators turned violent last week when calling for the deportation of African immigrants. Host Michel Martin speaks with Ilan Lior, a reporter with Israel's Haaretz newspaper. They discuss the Tel Aviv protest and why tensions are boiling over between some Israelis and African immigrants.
There's new shelling in the Syrian city of Homs, just one day after the government was widely condemned for a massacre of more than 100 people in Houla. Also Egyptians protest election results. Host Michel Martin gets the latest developments in the Middle East and North Africa from Al Jazeera International's Abderrahim Foukara.
As Spain's borrowing costs continue to go through the roof, the European Commission proposes a "banking union" for the 17-country eurozone. The plan would include a fund to protect individual governments from being overwhelmed by the cost of bank rescues.
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