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Compromise Reached in Honduras Coup Crisis

A deal has been reached in Honduras that will allow deposed President Manuel Zelaya to return to power. The legislature must approve the deal. The interim leader of Honduras, Roberto Micheletti, had argued that the crisis would be resolved after the upcoming scheduled November 29 presidential election, but the international community pledged to not recognize the results if  Zelaya was not returned to power first. Micheletti contended in June that a coup was necessary because Zelaya had illegally changed the country’s constitution to allow him to run for a third term. The international community refused to recognize the coup as legal and maintained that Micheletti’s government was not valid. President Zelaya, who was threatened with arrest if he set foot on Honduran soil, has been staying in the Brazilian Embassy in Honduras for more than a month, New York Times.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wrapped up a 3-day trip to Pakistan where she met with government officials and military leaders.  Clinton urged cooperation between the U.S. and Pakistan in their efforts to curb militant factions of the Taliban. However, Clinton also expressed skepticism that Pakistan was doing everything it could to capture al Qaeda leaders suspected of hiding in the northwestern mountainous areas along Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan, Reuters.

Former French President Jacques Chirac has been ordered to stand trial for corruption charges dating back to his time as Mayor of Paris from 1977-1995. Chirac is alleged to have created fake government contracts in order to route city funds to his political party, BBC News.

ICANN, the international regulatory group that oversees internet domain names, will allow internet addresses to include non-Latin based characters, PC World.

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