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1. Barack Obama: leadership is about deeds, not words (Guardian)

The challenge of declining influence is not the relationship between America and Britain, but that of both countries to the non-western world, says an editorial.

2. Small differences lay bare a big disparity in power (Independent)

A leader notes that Barack Obama was consistently less keen than David Cameron on the need to remove the Libyan leader.

3. West must help Tunisia to nurture democracy (Financial Times)

If the Tunisian economy sinks further, the forces arguing against liberal freedoms will gain strength, writes Joseph Stiglitz.

4. If Obama really wants to lead us to a free world, he should abolish the G8 (Guardian)

In his Westminster speech, the US president sang a familiar old song, beautifully. Now let's hear the new one, says Timothy Garton Ash.

5. Say it again: it's our right to choose (Independent)

Laurie Penny warns that liberals must grow a collective backbone against the unscrupulous and influential anti-abortion lobby.

6. To me it's adultery. To you it's a disgrace (Times) (£)

Considering how many Britons are unfaithful, it's remarkable how quickly they condemn extramarital affairs, says David Aaronovitch.

7. China's masterclass in schmoozing Pakistan (Financial Times)

Few countries have seen Beijing act powerfully enough to play off against Washington, says David Pilling.

8. In this twisted "big society" it has become harder to help (Guardian)

Zoe Williams says that charity workers helping those in need could soon qualify as being in need themselves.

9. A turning point we miss at our peril (Independent)

Johann Hari says that we have the choice of burning all the oil left and hacking down all the remaining rainforests – or saving humanity.

10. Why it is right to fight web pirates (Financial Times)

An over-aggressive crackdown on internet piracy and illegal copying will not be in the interests of anyone, says John Gapper.