Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said today that he is giving up his $20,200 a month salary "until the crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power plant is brought under control," Kyodo News reports.There is video of the prime minister (with English translation) making that announcement during a news co
The Guardian reports that the euro "has fallen sharply," after the German news magazine Der Spiegel reported that a debt-burdened Athens was considering "abandoning the euro and reintroducing its own currency."Greece very quickly denied the report.
As NPR's Julie McCarthy puts it, if you were Osama bin Laden and you wanted to hide in plain sight at a place where no one would suspect, you might pick Abbottabad, Pakistan.During NPR's news special this morning, Julie told Renee Montagne that Abbottabad is a "really lovely place" founded by the Br
Here's an interesting bit deep into a New York Times' piece this morning about U.S.-Pakistan relations:After the killing of Bin Laden became public in Pakistan, an ISI official confirmed his death but then insisted, contrary to President Obama's statement, that he was killed in a joint Uni
"Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event)."With that fairly innocent sounding post on Twitter, Shohaib Athar became, in his own words, "the guy who live-blogged the Osama raid without knowing it."
Moussa Koussa, the Libyan foreign minister who defected to England, is headed to Doha in Qatar to talk with other Libyans, including members of the rebellion, about the country's future.The BBC reports:[A Foreign & Commonwealth Office] spokesman said it was understood he would meet the Qatari govern