ABC News Exclusive: Murder in a Teapot

Report: Koreas' Nuclear Talks to Resume

South Korea's foreign minister says the next round of international talks on North Korea's nuclear program should resume by early next month, a news report said Friday. (AP)

NSA SECRET SURVEILLANCE

Secrecy Is at Issue in Suits Opposing Spy Program

The Bush administration has employed extraordinary secrecy in defending the National Security Agency's highly classified domestic surveillance program from civil lawsuits. Plaintiffs and judges' clerks cannot see its secret filings. Judges have to make appointments to review them and are not allowed to keep copies. (NY Times)

U.S./PAKISTAN

U.S. Government Seeking Change In Bill Linking Pakistan Aid To Antiterror Effort

The U.S. administration will press Congress to drop a provision in a new bill linking military assistance for Pakistan to its commitment to fighting terrorism, an American official said Friday. (AP)

LONDON BOMBING PLOT

July Bomb Suspect 'Strolled Away'

One of the men accused of trying to set off bombs in London on 21 July 2005 fled the scene as if he was taking "a stroll in a park", a court has heard. (BBC)

U.S.

Soldier Accused of Taking $50,000 Bribe

A soldier is accused of taking a $50,000 bribe to steer a food service contract to a Kuwaiti company, according to an indictment unsealed Thursday. (AP)

YEMEN

Yemen Steps Up Security At Ports To Guard Against Possible Al Qaeda Infiltration From Somalia

Authorities have stepped up security at the nation's sea ports as a precaution against possible infilteration from Somalia by al-Qaida fighters, according to the Interior Minister. (AP)

ON THE WEB

ABC News Extremist Website Monitoring

This is a daily update of some of what can be found on militant Islamist websites that are often used by al Qaeda and its sympathizers, insurgent groups in Iraq and other groups for propaganda, recruiting and communication purposes. (ABC News)

ANALYSIS & OPINION

Rice's Strategic Reset

By David Ignatius

What's America's strategy in the Middle East? Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice this week sketched a new framework based on what she calls the "realignment" of states that want to contain Iran and its radical Muslim proxies. (Washington Post)

More Willful Indifference

Mark Foley fled his seat in the House of Representatives last September when his sexual approaches to teenage pages finally reached the news media after years of a shameful cover-up in the halls of Congress. Now it turns out that the F.B.I. was just as phlegmatic about the scandal as Mr. Foley's Republican colleagues. An inspector general's report excoriates F.B.I. agents for brushing aside "troubling" evidence of the lawmaker's flirtatious message-writing, and then falsely blaming their inaction on the watchdog group that tried to alert the government in the first place. (NY Times)

Softly, Softly in the Taliban's Den

By Syed Saleem Shahzad

In five years, US military might, from daisy-cutter bombs to high-tech weaponry, could not smoke out the Taliban, who retreated to the mountains of Afghanistan after being forced from power in 2001. (Asia Times)

Turkey Is Changing, Despite Dink's Murder

By Rayyan Al-Shawaf

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