Morning Brief, Tuesday, August 21
Middle East KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images Sen. Carl Levin, chairman of the U.S. Senate Armed Service Committee, called for Iraq’s parliament to choose a new prime minister and cabinet. The latest trial of former aides to Saddam Hussein is bringing back bitter memories for Iraq’s Shiites. The son of Libyan leader Muammar el-Qaddafi unveiled an ambitious ...
Sen. Carl Levin, chairman of the U.S. Senate Armed Service Committee, called for Iraq’s parliament to choose a new prime minister and cabinet.
The son of Libyan leader Muammar el-Qaddafi unveiled an ambitious reform agenda, but papa is off limits.
Economic competition may force Swedes to cut back on vacation time.
Moscow may be booming, but its residents have no hot water for much of the summer, a legacy of centralized planning.
Oil-rich, environmentally conscious Norway is seeing its interests clash with its ideals in the Arctic.
China Labor Watch, a labors rights group based in the United States, reports “brutal conditions” at several Chinese toy factories.
Facing worsening inflation, China’s central bank raised interest rates for the fourth time this year.
The latest talks over North Korea’s nuclear program made little headway in Moscow.
Sovereign wealth funds are raising eyebrows in Washington, DC.
Chinese products are flooding Africa, for better or worse.
Previously undiscovered islands are popping up as the Arctic sea ice melts.
- Japanese PM Shinzo Abe visits India for talks on security and economic collaboration.
- London hosts its fourth annual International Animation Festival.
- Google and Universal unveil GBox, their new online music store.
- Brazil welcomes techies for the 12th annual Future of Information Technology conference in São Paulo.
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Blake Hounshell is a former managing editor of Foreign Policy.
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