Notre Dame bells to be restored Independent (Buzz Potamkin).
“U.S. Pulls Out Advisers After Two Killed in Kabul” Online WSJ (SW). Colonel and major both found shot in the head.
NATO recalls advisers after Kabul shooting Al Jazeera. Friday: Protests across the country led to 11 Afghan deaths.
Afghan protests live blog Al Jazeera.
U.S. Pays $237,000 annual salary for Pashto translators Kabul Press (MS).
‘The Juice Ain’t Worth the Squeeze’ Foreign Policy (MS).
Is the Iranian regime rational? Foreign Policy (MS). Is that the question?
“Fears grow for protracted war in Syria” FT. That’s a feature.
G20 inches toward $2 trillion in rescue funds Reuters. Is that all?
“BP: The case of the century” FT. In charge of the Deepwater Horizon negotiations: DOJ’s Thomas J. Perrelli, who oversaw Obama’s mortgage “settlement” Pravda.
“Mortgage plan seeks single securities platform” FT. A public utility.
Legalization forces are gaining ground in drug war McClatchy commentary.
AIJ Investment Advisors moved huge sums to Cayman Islands, Hong Kong The Asahi Shimbun. And after Hong Kong, the pension money trail goes cold. Jesse: Japanese regulators are taking a closer look at 299 more funds.
Why the super-rich love the UK Guardian (Buzz Potamkin). One word: “domicile.”
Murdoch Starts Sun on Sunday U.K. Tabloid as Hacking Anger Wanes Businessweek. Looking forward and not back.
Senior police officer ‘gave News International executive details of phone-hacking inquiry’ Independent (MS). Pass the popcorn.
Francis Fukuyama: “Why we all need a drone of our own” FT Make up your own jokes!
As live streaming expands, challenges intensify Committee to Protect Journalists.
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