Morning Brief, Tuesday, April 22
2008 U.S. Elections EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images At long last, the Pennsylvania primary is here. Democratic candidates Barack Obama and especially Hillary Clinton have been going negative in the final days. Here’s what today’s results might mean. Global Economy U.N. World Food Program Director Josette Sheeran is calling for action on global food prices. The G8 ...
2008 U.S. Elections
2008 U.S. Elections
The IMF wants oil producers to boost their investment in production capacity.
The Wall Street Journal‘s managing editor will reportedly resign due to editorial differences with new owner Rupert Murdoch.
Speaking in New Orleans, President George W. Bush and his Mexican and Canadian counterparts defended NAFTA.
Some U.S. women are seeing their life expectancy decline.
The U.S. military is looking for a few good… ex-convicts.
China’s Shanghai Composite Index has lost half its value since October.
Concerns about a tainted Chinese-made blood thinner have reached 11 countries.
China condemned Paris’s decision to make the Dalai Lama an honorary Parisian.
Samsung’s chairman is stepping down after a tax scandal.
Middle East and Africa
Zimbabwe’s opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is calling for international help, saying government security forces are waging a campaign of intimidation. President Robert Mugabe’s people say it’s a ploy to let foreigners take over.
Uganda rebels have kidnapped 350 people, according to Amnesty International.
Sudan’s all-important census is going forward. It could pave the way for elections in 2009.
U.S. officials are in North Korea to talk nukes.
Today is Earth Day.
The U.N. Security Council discusses Darfur, Ethiopia, and Eritrea.
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Blake Hounshell is a former managing editor of Foreign Policy.
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