In other news:
A free-trade agreement between the United States and the European Union is gaining momentum as a delegation of European Parliament members head to Washington this week. [The New York Times]
Iran blames the United States for canceling an international conference on achieving a Middle East free of nuclear weapons [Agence France-Presse]
The Palestinian Authority submitted a draft resolution to the U.N. General Assembly that would recognize the Palestinians as a nonmember state of the U.N., setting up a vote for Thursday. [The Wall Street Journal]
Americans have a skewed view of Mexico as the country's new president prepares to take office, opines USA Today.
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