1. OLIVE BRANCH

    Pakistan Makes Nice With India

    Pakistan's border guards stand near the closed gates as a squirrel runs on the red carpet before the arrival of Pakistan Rangers' delegation at Wagah, on the India Pakistan border post, on the outskirts of Amritsar, India, Sunday, March 28, 2010. A high-level 15 member Pakistan Rangers' delegation crossed over to India to take part in a bi-annual meeting between Border Security Security Force and Pakistan Rangers for discussing smuggling of narcotics and other border related issues from March 28 to 31, 2010. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

    Altaf Qadri / AP Photo

    In a rare show of goodwill, Pakistan’s cabinet has voted to normalize trade relations with India, a key step in patching up the neighboring nations’ fraught relationship. Pakistan will grant most-favored-nation status to India, meaning that the countries can trade on equal terms and eschew high tariffs. India accorded the same status to Pakistan almost 20 years ago, but Pakistan didn’t return the favor until now. The dueling neighbors have engaged in three wars since 1947, and their relationship was made even frostier when Pakistani militants pulled off a terror attack in Mumbai in 2008.

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