Pakistan reopened border crossings last week for U.S. and NATO convoys heading into Afghanistan, resolving a seven-month-long dispute. But other challenges remain, including disagreement over U.S. drone strikes inside Pakistan and the pro-al-Qaida Haqqani network.
The Venezuelan president is battling an aggressive form of cancer that forced him to spend much of the past year getting treatment in Cuba. His illness also has ignited debate on who might succeed him.
Robert Siegel talks to Michele Dunne about the power struggle in Egypt between the Muslim Brotherhood and the military. Dunne is the director of the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East.
Bargain-seeking investors known as "vultures" are circling Madrid, hoping a shakeout of the banking sector will yield deals at rock-bottom prices. As a condition of Spain's bailout, banks need to get rid of toxic assets such as devalued properties — even if it means taking a loss.
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