- Libyan rebels seized a weapons depot outside Zintan in the west of the country as rebels make their slow advance toward Tripoli, reinforcing my colleagues point.
- Fresh protests continue in Cairo's Tahrir Square between police and citizens, underlining how revolution is often the easy part.
- A Kabul hotel that was overrun by Taliban forces yesterday is back under government control after a last stand battle between the Taliban and a NATO helicopter gunship. There are reports that 9 are dead and dozens injured in what is the most sophisticated attack in Kabul in recent memory.
- Greece's parliament is set to approve a new round of austerity measures, despite several days of strikes and protests.
- Top Democrats have rejected a proposal that would cut $600 billion in Medicare spending by raising the eligibility age and assess higher premiums on wealthier seniors.
- Banks of America has settled with 22 groups of investors to the tune of $8.5 billion to avoid litigation related to mortgage backed securities.