* U.S.: Spending on wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as operations in Pakistan could cost nearly $4 trillion according to a study by Brown University researchers.
* China: A lawyer for recently freed artist Al Weiwei said that he would appeal a $1.85 million tax bill sent by authorities.
* Libya: French officials admitted that they’ve sent weapons to Libyan rebels despite the possibility that such actions would break a U.N. resolution.
* Greece: The parliament approved a staunch austerity plan that could lead to a joint E.U./International Monetary Fund bailout.
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Online Sources- Voice of America, MSNBC, Reuters, The Guardian