For their part in helping the United States kill Osama bin Laden, five C.I.A. informants have been arrested in Pakistan by military security authorities. One of the detainees is said to be a major in the Pakistani army.
In other news, S&P has downgraded Greece’s bond rating to “CCC”. Greece now has the lowest sovereign debt rating of any country in the world. However, EU Economic Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn is confident that the EU can overcome its internal disagreements about the Greek debt crisis, and put together a rescue package that will solve the problem. It is now thought that the bulk of the next bailout for Greece will have to come from private lenders.
Meanwhile, the government of Kosovo has promised to cooperate fully with an investigation into Kosovo’s alleged trafficking in human organs, as reported last year by the Council of Europe.
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