Morning Brief: Down to the wire
Top Story AJ Mast/Getty Images Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama dueled each other on Iran and gas taxes on the Sunday morning talk shows. With big primaries coming up Tuesday in North Carolina and Indiana, Obama is reportedly trying hard not to let his frustration with the campaign boil over. The candidates are reconsidering ethanol, ...
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama dueled each other on Iran and gas taxes on the Sunday morning talk shows. With big primaries coming up Tuesday in North Carolina and Indiana, Obama is reportedly trying hard not to let his frustration with the campaign boil over.
The candidates are reconsidering ethanol, which they have supported.
Hundreds of thousands of Burmese people are homeless after a deadly cyclone struck the Irawadday delta. But the junta is vowing to push ahead with next Saturday’s national referendum on a new constitution.
Brazil is having trouble exporting its ethanol.
The first (legal) personal computers have gone on sale in Cuba. The Internet is still largely off-limits, though.
In an unofficial vote, one Bolivian province opted overwhelmingly for autonomy.
Middle East and Africa
Iraq’s first lady was nearly killed in a bombing attack in Baghdad.
Iran’s supreme leader appeared to reject the latest package of Western incentives designed to convince the Islamic republic to end its nuclear program.
The U.N.’s Food and Agricultural Organization ought to be scrapped, according to the president of Senegal.
Rome’s new mayor was elected thanks to an unlikely coaltion of fascists and Jews, the Financial Times reports.
A remotely detonated bomb in Chechnya killed five police.
A top White House official warns of growing restrictions on foreign investment in G8 countries.
Microsoft walked away from its bid for Yahoo.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is in Israel for talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders that have been overshadowed by Israeli PM Ehud Olmert’s corruption scandal. President Bush visits next week.
The last group of domestic Olympics tickets are on sale in China.
Happy Cinco de Mayo.
Blake Hounshell is a former managing editor of Foreign Policy.
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