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America's free and open economy is the key to our unparalleled prosperity. It's why we have the world's largest economy and why so many people around the world want to come here. Without economic freedom, there would be no American dream. Alas, that dream is fading.
The document dump of classified U.S. diplomatic cables is starting to jeopardize the positions of American ambassadors who sent the State Department candid reports on sensitive subjects, as foreign governments complain about the leaks and nervous officials in Washington try to deal with the fallout.
The plaintiffs in two U.S. lawsuits accusing Pakistan's spy chief of nurturing terrorists involved in the 2008 Mumbai attacks are hoping for a historic outcome recalling the Lockerbie settlement, but they would have to overcome serious legal obstacles first, lawyers and experts say.
The leaders of Egypt and Libya were in Khartoum, Sudan, on Tuesday for talks with Sudanese leaders on the future of Africa's largest country ahead of a referendum that's likely to break it into two.
The British government feared a furious Libyan reaction if the convicted Lockerbie bomber wasn't set free and expressed relief when it learned that he would be released on compassionate grounds, leaked U.S. diplomatic cables show.
As it dismantled its nuclear weapons program, Libya sparked a tense diplomatic standoff with the United States last year when it refused to hand over its last batch of highly enriched uranium to protest the slowness of improving ties with Washington, leaked U.S. diplomatic memos reveal.
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi fears flying over water, likes to watch flamenco dancers, insists on staying on the ground floor of hotels when he travels and never leaves home without his "voluptuous blonde" Ukrainian nurse, who might be having an affair with the "world's longest-serving dictator."
Israel and its adversaries in the Persian Gulf in recent years carried out extensive secret diplomacy to coordinate policy and exchange information on the threat posed by Iran, despite both sides' public posture of mutual hostility.
That leaked cable traffic between U.S. embassies in the Middle East and the government in Washington, which has officials in a dozen capitals all atwitter, so far only confirms what everyone who reads newspapers already knows: