Morning Brief, Friday, March 14
Asia MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images Protests inside Tibet are reportedly gaining steam, and external activists are targeting the international torch relay for the Beijing Olympics. Rumor has it the electricity has been cut off in Lhasa and several shops are on fire. Meanwhile, Indian police arrested more than 100 Tibetan exiles for planning to march across ...
Protests inside Tibet are reportedly gaining steam, and external activists are targeting the international torch relay for the Beijing Olympics. Rumor has it the electricity has been cut off in Lhasa and several shops are on fire. Meanwhile, Indian police arrested more than 100 Tibetan exiles for planning to march across the Chinese border.
China may now have more Internet users than the United States.
Outgoing Taiwanese President Chen Shui-Bian says unification with mainland China “is becoming ever more remote.”
Japan is having unusual trouble appointing a central bank chief.
An archbishop of Iraq’s Chaldean Church was found dead in Mosul. According to the provincial police chief, al Qaeda had tried to ransom him for $1 million.
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak skipped a three-way meeting with Gen. William Fraser, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s local implementer of the Annapolis process, and Palestinian PM Salam Fayyad.
People in five major Europe countries and the United States hate their retirement systems.
Germany’s interior minister says German schools should teach Islam.
Migrants trying to reach the United States illegally are turning increasingly to dangerous sea routes.
Chad and Sudan have signed a peace agreement.
Cuba has lifted restrictions on the sale of computers, DVDs, and video players.
- Iranians headed to the polls today for an election whose outcome was largely predetermined. Results may take a few days.
- U.S. lawmakers are expected to vote on a controversial wiretapping bill.
- President George W. Bush addresses the Economic Club of New York.
- Happy Pi Day!
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Blake Hounshell is a former managing editor of Foreign Policy.
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