Monday, August 1, 2011

World Watch: Let’s make a deal?

* Middle East: Israeli P.M. Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly backed negotiations on the borders of a future Palestinian state.

* Syria: Western powers are increasing the pressure on the Syrian government in response to a deadly crackdown against political protesters.

* Africa: The U.N.’s chief of humanitarian relief warned that more African countries could be hit hard by a famine that originated in Somalia.

* U.S.: Congress is racing against the clock in order to avoid what would be an embarrassing government default on payments.

Image – AP via The Telegraph (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other officials reacted angrily last May towards U.S. President Barack Obama’s suggestion of negotiations over a Palestinian border).
Online Sources- ABC News, NPR, Sydney Morning Herald, Bloomberg

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