Wednesday's coverage: Mitchell to West Bank, Uighurs to Palau, Iran to vote
This is what we're covering today:
• In Gaza, where residents are rebuilding their war-torn homes with mud, they are starting to grumble about Hamas. Erin Cunningham reports that only 23 percent would vote for the militant party today.
In other world news ...
• Carol Huang on our world desk explains why Palau is taking 17 former Guantanamo detainees.
• Libya's leader, Muammar Qaddafi, makes a historic visit to Italy today. He wants investment. Italy wants more cooperation in keeping African migrants from reaching its shores. Anna Momogliano looks at whether this partnership can work.
In US news ...
• The Treasury Department declines to set caps on executive pay for companies that took federal money during the near-meltdown of the financial system. But the administration is backing legislation that will allow shareholders, for the first time, to give thumbs up or thumbs down on pay packages for individual CEOs. Mark Trumbull reports.
• When the US Supreme Court cleared the way for the reorganization deal between Chrysler and Italian automaker Fiat, it did not resolve any of the potentially significant legal issues raised by parties objecting to the deal. Warren Richey reports.
• Warren also is also looking at what the move of Uighur (Chinese Muslim) detainees from Gitmo to Palau means for Guantanamo and Obama policy.
• In today's Recession Road Trip installment, Bill Glauber writes from a tiny town that exerts a powerful pull over old-timers and newcomers alike.