First Past the Post: October 16

Foreign Policy considers the Cuban Missile Crisis on its half-century anniversary.

Hilary Mantel has won her second Booker Prize in four years.

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble outlines a new plan for stabilizing the eurozone.

In Ghana, former president Jerry Rawlings is boosting president John Mahama in advance of December presidential elections.

Prosecutors will appeal the acquittal of former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert, complicating a potential political comeback.

Pity the chaebol.

The Financial Times thinks Spain is ready to seek that European bailout.

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