* Syria: Government repression continued against protesters and opposition activists while the E.U. backed an embargo on Syrian oil exports.
* U.S.: Could another recession soon hit the already weakened and struggling U.S. economy?
* Japan: New Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda pledged "swift fiscal reforms" while also seeking economic growth.
* Britain: Rupert Murdoch will receive a raise even though an illegal wiretapping scandal shook his media empire.
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