- Newsmaker: Powell in Pakistan on Way to India
Secretary of State Colin Powell is in Pakistan where a million Pakistani and Indian troops are massed on the border. Pakistan's President Musharaff has arrested 1500 Islamic militants, including some India holds responsible for the recent attack on its Parliament. Robert Marquand, of The Christian Science Monitor, says the US has discarded its hands-off posture in favor of acting as a regional mediator.
- Reporter's Notebook: Worldview of the President and the Pretzel
Although President Bush has joked about it, American news agencies have played the President-and-the-pretzel story pretty straight. Not so overseas, where the media are making jokes and asking tough questions. Marjorie Miller, London bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, surveys the foreign press for its effective use of humor to raise serious issues.
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