Taliban militants bombed a military convoy in northwestern Pakistan killing 41. Attacks have increased in recent days, including an attack on Pakistan’s military headquarters where militants were able to hold hostages for more than 24 hours this weekend, Bloomberg. Q & A on the army HQ attack, Reuters. Militant groups including the Taliban and al Qaeda are spreading into parts of Pakistan that were previously peaceful, BBC News (warning: link inncludes emotional account of a man who lost his family in a bombing.)
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed members of the Northern Ireland Assembly today urging leaders to reconcile their differences and work together in compromise. A key dispute involves the transfer of police powers from London to Belfast, New York Times.
Elinor Ostrom, a professor at Indiana University, and Oliver Williamson, a professor at the University of California at Berkeley have won the Nobel Prize for Economics. Ostrom is the first woman to win the prize for economics, Voice of America.
A power company in Mexico has been taken over by the Mexican government. Luz y Fuerza del Centro supplies power to Mexico City and four central states. Officials said the decentralized public company was not financially stable. A new government owned company will take over, CNN.