Angela Merkel

Leaked memo makes case for drone strikes on US citizens; Japanese PM condemns China for locking radar on Japanese ship; South Korea pushes to deploy spy satellites to watch North Korea; Tunisian opposition leader shot dead; plagiarism scandal threatens Angela Merkel's re-election campaign; and more

Top of the Agenda: Memo Reveals Legal Case for Drone Strikes on Americans

Greece avoids default by selling sort-term treasury bills; Dalai Lama asks Japanese lawmakers to investigate spate of self-immolations; Hillary Clinton in Australia for defense talks; UK wary of giving aid to Rwanda; Angela Merkel visits Portugal, reception cold; and more 

Top of the Agenda: Greece Raises Funds to Avoid Default

US Army sergeant kills 16 in Kandahar, provoking outrage in Afghanistan and retaliation threats; Personal revenge likely motivation, theorizes Pentagon; Bodies found in street after Homs masscare – but who's to blame? Japan struggling to rebuild one year on from tsunami and quake; Signs of weakness in Chinese economy; Pakistan wants to talk to terrorists; and more

Top of the Agenda: US Sergeant Kills Afghan Civilians

EU leaders reach deal on debt crisis--Asian and European markets rise as a result; Angela Merkel is getting credit for her calm approach to the crisis; US says there is no indication North Korea is serious about ending nuclear weapons programme; Qaddafi's fugitive son gives himself up, asks for flight to The Hague; World Bank offers Peru $3 billion to sustain economic growth; Ireland holds presidential election; and more

Top of the Agenda: EU Leaders Reach Deal on Debt Crisis

Libyan rebels finally enter Sirte with the help of air-strikes (+ analysis); Aid agencies warns of growing humanitarian crisis; Apple founder Steve Jobs dies – tributes flow; Merkel wants more capital to protect German banks; Former Japanese party leader on trial for false accounting; UNESCO clears way for Palestine to join; and more

Libya's NTC Troops Close to Taking Sirte