By Julian Pecquet - 01/07/13 01:42 PM EST
In other news:
Afghanistan's Hamid Karzai will give Obama a piece of his mind when he visits Washington later this week. [The Washington Post]
Syria's Bashar Assad ruled out talks with rebels in a rare national address Sunday. [The Wall Street Journal]
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has officially changed his government's name to the “State of Palestine” after the U.N. voted last month for Palestinian statehood. [Associated Press]
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