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China passes leadership to older, more conservative lineup; North Korea suspected of giving arms to Syria; Israel-Gaza violence escalates; Eurozone slides into double-dip recession; and more

Top of the Agenda: China Passes Reins to Older, More Conservative Leadership

Washington abandons efforts on Israeli settlements in Gaza; experts say Gaza move is good for Obama; China chided for not using influence with North Korea; Kevin Rudd blames US for release of secret info, not WikiLeaks; Robert Gates makes surprise visit to Afghanistan; Ireland on strict budget

Top of the Agenda: Washington Drops Push on Israel Settlements

Iran's day of mourning as hundreds of protesters detained; China looks to invest in the US; American note presses Israel to open Gaza; EU summit debates financial regulation; and more

Top of the Agenda: Iran Protests Escalate

Americans have long tended to be more sympathetic towards Israel in Middle Eastern disputes than Europeans, but since 9/11 they have become more staunch in their support

Germany falls into recession; global oil demand dropping; China announces new infrastructure plans; UN runs out of food in Gaza; and more

Top of the Agenda: More Economic Woes