NATO open to Taliban deal to end war in Afghanistan

The top NATO commander in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, signaled that he is willing to negotiate with Taliban leaders if it will bring an end to the conflict. McChrystal said a political solution is necessary, BBC News.

Ali Hassan al-Majid, known as ‘Chemical Ali’ for his use of chemical weapons against Kurds in Iraq, was executed today, Al Jazeera. Chemical Ali profile, BBC News.

A tanker ship in the port at Port Arthur, Texas has spilled 450,000 gallons of crude oil in the Gulf of Mexico after it collided with two barges, CNN.

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