Within hours of announcing they were ready to talk peace, the Taliban took credit for killing four more Americans and the government of Afghanistan is backing out of agreements. Is the whole process doomed to failure?
Cliffs Notes version: "We're easy game"
"They couldn't have been spies," said a neighbor. "Look what she did with the hydrangeas."
Did Hastings, the embedded reporter, mislead McChrystal?
Global financial leaders come away from Toronto vowing to cut deficits
"Global demand must rest on many pillars going forward"
The decision to "liberalize" has won praise from the Obama administration
Reports find 2,200 killed and 400,000 displaced
Parliament approves laws that may be the freest in the world
As violence surges, Felipe Calderón publishes a 5,000-word essay
Twelve authors in Le Monde rail against the "violence of neoliberal capitalism"
Some analysts are bracing for a Mediterranean confrontation
Soldiers were found to have unlawfully killed civilians in Northern Ireland
The New York Times reports there are $1 trillion in deposits
It's gone too far, they say, and it's hurting their pension plans
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