The London Telegraph has published excerpts of leaked secret British documents that reveal pre-war deceit by former Prime Minister Tony Blair and ongoing friction between British and American military commanders in Iraq November 21.

Herman Van RompuyThe European Union has chosen its first President, Herman Van Rompuy, the current Prime Minister of Belgium. Van Rompuy is a relatively minor political figures in Europe.

Mohamed ElBaradelThe five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council — the United States, Britain, France, Russia, and China — were joined by Germany in expressing disappointment over Iran’s reluctance to accept an International Atomic Energy Agency plan designed to forestall Iran’s nuclear weapons development.

CIA secret prisonABC News revealed the location of an abandoned secret torture prison run by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency about 20 miles northeast of the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius in a November 18 report.

Hamid Karzai was sworn in for a second term as the president of Afghanistan on November 19, and in his inaugural address he promised to eliminate corruption and to take over responsibility for his nation’s security within five years.

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