Sanctions, human rights violations are waived, for now, so that Zimbabwe's power-sharing government can make some progress.
Although President Obama has had difficulty convincing allies to take Gitmo detainees, Italy is eager to receive these inmates so that it can further its own investigation.
Next up for new regulation: The Obama administration plans to reform securities at heart of the economic crisis.
The oil-rich nation believes a half-mile thick rock formation could store the next 600 years, or so, of CO2 emissions from Europe. Some say the science is not so clear.
In a country hit hard by economic downturn, the industry is expected to double to $1.5 billion this year.
The self-declared republic of Somaliland has elections, a strong economy, and zero tolerance for extremists or pirates. But no one recognizes it.