- Making News: Israel to Ease Travel Restrictions for Palestinian Vote
Condoleezza Rice says her first trip after confirmation as Secretary of State will be to Israel and the Palestinian territories, where outgoing Secretary Colin Powell is today, meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Abu Mazen, the new leader of the Palestinian Liberation Organization. The New York Times' Steve Erlanger considers Washington and Israel's push for peace during this interlude between Arafat's death and Powell's departure.
- Reporter's Notebook: Iran Suspends Nuclear Program
Iran announced today that it has suspended all efforts to enrich Uranium, as part of an agreement with Germany, Britain and France. This comes just days before a meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency, which will take up charges that Iran is trying to build nuclear weapons. Howard LaFranchi is following the story for the Christian Science Monitor.
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