- Iran claims to have shot down a surveillance drone that crossed into Iranian airspace and the U.S. has confirmed that a drone had been lost. There is some immediate concern that if a drone is in Iranian control, it could reveal some U.S. military secrets. The statement by the U.S. indicates the drone was flying over western Afghanistan and got lost.
- Karzai projects that Afghanistan will be reliant on foreign aid until 2025 at the Bonn Conference, which has been hampered by the absence of the Taliban and Pakistan.
- Syria has reacted positively, but notably has not approved, an Arab League request to send observers into the country.
- The Euro crisis drags on, but Sarkozy and Merkel gather to hammer out a way forward. Meanwhile, in Ireland, the prime minster is warning it will get worse on the emerald isle before it will get better.
- Congress gets to work (hopefully) ahead of a holiday recess that might bring coal to the stockings of the unemployed and higher taxes to the working.
- Occupy DC turns into a confrontation.
- Cain suspends his campaign, but he can still raise money. Some of which might be going to the man he is rumored to want to endorse, Newt. Meanwhile, Newt's GOP critics have gone quiet.