Friday’s Mini-Report, 9.25.15

Today’s edition of quick hits:
 
* Guantanamo: “Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter has notified Congress that he has approved sending a high-profile detainee at the Guantanamo Bay prison to Britain, a move that will ease a point of diplomatic tension between the United States and a close ally.”
 
* Cybersecurity: “The United States and China have agreed that neither country will conduct economic espionage in cyberspace in a deal that addresses a major source of tension in the bilateral relationship. The pact also calls for a process aimed at helping to ensure compliance.”
 
* The right won’t like Pope Francis’ comments, Part I: “A day after taking a surprisingly deferential tone with climate change skeptics in the U.S. Congress, Pope Francis stood before the United Nations General Assembly to issue a soft-spoken but thunderous call for the world to address global warming, connecting the issue to the wider pursuit of equality, security and justice for all.”
 
* The right won’t like Pope Francis’ comments, Part II: “Pope Francis offered his clearest praise yet for the international nuclear deal with Iran, in a speech before the United Nations General Assembly. The deal ‘is proof of the potential of political good will and of law, exercised with sincerity, patience and constancy,’ the pope said before a gathering of hundreds of global diplomats, according to an English translation of his prepared remarks.”
 
* VW: “Volkswagen on Friday appointed Matthias Mueller, the head of its Porsche unit, as its new chief executive, asking him to lead a recovery from an emissions cheating scandal that its chairman described as a ‘moral and political disaster.’”
 
* Somewhere, John Oliver is smiling: “The Swiss attorney general’s office announced Friday it is opening a criminal investigation into outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter on suspicion of criminal mismanagement and misappropriation of FIFA funds.”
 
* Good reporting: “The inside story of the Obama administration’s Iran diplomacy.”
 
* Unsettling: “Capitol Police are investigating a man identifying himself as an ‘Oathkeeper’ and an ‘American Patriot who has everything to lose’ who has threatened to arrest Sen. Debbie Stabenow for treason because of her support for the Iran nuclear deal.”
 
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.
 
 

Friday's Mini-Report, 9.25.15