• The U.S. embassy in Moscow explained the arrangements in Russia like so: Vladimir Putin is Batman and Dmitry Medvedev is Robin
• Italian foreign minister Franco Frattini described the leaks as "the September 11th of world diplomacy
• The Daily Mail says that the leaks include an 'unflattering assessment' of the governing coalition
in the U.K. The U.S. administration holds it in low regard
, says the BBC.
• The BBC also reports that Wikileaks remains down due to an ongoing denial of service attack
• The White House has fresh condemnation
of the disclosures.
• El Pais writes that the U.S. is keeping a close eye on Turkey's 'Islamist' leader Erdogan and believes he has a hidden agenda
• Der Spiegel reports that the U.S. has an extensive network of spies in the German government
that kept it up to speed on Angela Merkel's coalition negotiations. It sees an emergent worldview in the cables
• More from El Pais
: Berlusconi has wild parties, Chavez is isolated, and Gadaffi is worried about fine lines and wrinkles.
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