June 24th, 2011
10:11 AM ET

5 Key Articles: Wen Jiabao on the global economy

1. “How China plans to reinforce the global recovery.” Wen Jiabao, Financial Times.

China’s premier writes “China’s rapid growth and increase in imports are an engine driving the global recovery.”

2. “Sizing Up bin Laden's Successor.” Fouad Ajami, Wall Street Journal.

Frequent CNN guest Fouad Ajami writes “al Qaeda's new leader might be embarrassed to learn that he is less popular than Barack Obama among his former countrymen

3. “U.S. Says Gadhafi Might Flee Tripoli.” Wall Street Journal.

As the House votes today on a bill to cut-off funds for U.S. military attacks in Libya, the Journal reports the embattled Libyan leader is "seriously considering" fleeing the capital Tripoli for a more secure locale in the country.

4. “Iraq struggles to boost oil production.” Washington Post.

A day after the Obama administration announced plans to release oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve – 30 million barrels, the largest ever such release – a report in the Washington Post on maxed-out Iraqi oil production.

5. “Seized Phone Offers Clues to Bin Laden’s Pakistani Links.” New York Times.

Bin Laden’s mobile phone “contained contacts to a militant group that is a longtime asset of Pakistan’s intelligence agency,” reports the Times.

A member of a Pakistani-based militant group denied the claims, according to a CNN report.


soundoff (One Response)
  1. j. von hettlingen

    Ayman al-Zawahiri would not become a household name like his predecessor. Alone his name is not easy to remember. Bin Laden's name was catchier and his face also easier to remember. A terrorist leader needs – just like a pop- or filmstar – what it takes to stand out and be successful, besides having luck and talent.

    June 24, 2011 at 6:57 pm | Reply

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