Friday's global agenda: Currency crisis creates opening for Iran concessions

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Contingency plans for the protection of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, failed in part because American officials distrusted the Islamist militias sent to protect them. [The Washington Post]

Territorial disputes in the Pacific are driving a wedge between U.S. allies Japan and South Korea at a time of increasing tensions with China. [The Washington Post]

The FBI has accused Russians of smuggling American microchips. [The New York Times]

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