At least 1,500 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails are on hunger strike to demand an end to the practice of detention without trial as well as more frequent family visits, among other issues. So far, 10 jailed hunger strikers have been hospitalized; two are listed in critical condition.
On Monday, Israel announced it would hold early parliamentary elections. But in a stunning overnight turnaround, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled the vote and announced a new coalition government that will include the leader of the opposition Kadima Party. The surprise development has prompted a wave of speculation in Israel — much of it centered on the new coalition's policy toward Iran and its suspect nuclear program.
Greece's "collision course" with its creditors is likely to have a deep impact well beyond Greek borders and Europe. Melissa Block talks through some of those scenarios with Ken Rogoff — economics professor at Harvard and former chief economist with the International Monetary Fund.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is heading home after a three day visit to India. Her trip comes at a time when both the U.S. and India are looking to chart a new economic and political course in South Asia.
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