Morning Brief, Thursday, April 17
2008 U.S. Elections William Thomas Cain/Getty Images Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama held their 21st debate in Philadelphia last night. It was tense. The New York Times calls it “arguably one of Mr. Obama’s weakest debate performances.” Americas The pope loves the United States but fears the “subtle influence of secularism” creeping in. The world ...
2008 U.S. Elections
2008 U.S. Elections
The pope loves the United States but fears the “subtle influence of secularism” creeping in.
Rio de Janeiro is suffering from a major dengue-fever outbreak.
The U.N. World Food Program expects a huge food shortfall in North Korea.
China is putting huge tariffs on fertilizer exports in a bid to keep domestic prices down. Indonesia is raising the price of subsidized rice. A major contributing factor to the food crisis? Australia’s drought.
A bird-flu outbreak in South Korea could mean the slaughter of 3 million birds.
A suicide bomber killed at least 45 people at an Iraqi funeral.
A bomb claimed by Basque separatists injured seven police officers in northern Spain.
The U.S. subprime mortgage crisis strikes Germany.
Georgia is accusing Russia of trying to “annex” its territory.
Raila Odinga is now officially Kenya’s prime minister.
Nigeria’s oil output could fall by a third, an internal govenment report has warned.
Zimbabwe’s opposition leader has been accused of treason for promoting “regime change.” Well, duh.
The pope will say mass in front of 45,000 Catholics at the Washington Nationals’ stadium today.
British PM Gordon Brown visits the White House.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas visits Moscow.
The Middle East Quartet (remember those guys?) meets in Amman, Jordan.
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak is visiting the United States.
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Blake Hounshell is a former managing editor of Foreign Policy.
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