It's our weekly look at the news to watch out for with Marcus Mabry, international business editor for The New York Times, and Rob Watson, BBC political correspondent.
The Dalai Lama's visit to Washington, despite protest from China; the close of the U.S.-Islamic World Forum; Hillary Clinton's visit to the Middle East and her rhetorical battle against Iran; and the battle of the vice presidents - Dick Cheney and Joe Biden at loggerheads on the Sunday morning news shows. All that, and North Korea's plans for a birthday bash for their Dear Leader, Kim Jong Il, who turns 68 on Tuesday.
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