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

In other news

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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