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Obama Held in High Esteem, but Not the U.S.Hurriyet | A recent poll in Turkey shows a significant improvement in Turks' opinion of the U.S. president over four years ago. But the real test lies in Obama's upcoming visit to the Turkish capital.
Jihad Chic Comes to LondonNewsweek | One man trying to escape the violence of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border finds uncomfortable connections to the Taliban in a London neighborhood.
After Gaza, Israel Grapples With Crisis of IsolationNew York Times | Relations between Israel and traditional allies have cooled since the fighting in Gaza, and calls are rising for the country to change its policies as it prepares to inaugurate a new government.
China Welcomes Kim Yong IlBBC | North Korea's premier (not ultimate leader Kim Jong Il) visits the country's neighbor and trading partner ahead of North Korea's planned long-range missile test.
Concern as Companies Hoard CashFinancial Times | Reminiscent of countries hoarding food during the global food crunch, some analysts are expressing concern over companies building up war chests rather than promoting economic activity.