Morning Brief: Toll rising
MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images Top Story The estimated number of deaths from yesterday’s earthquake in Sichuan province is nearing 12,000. Thousands are still buried but severe storms are making the rescue effort difficult. As many as 900 children may have been killed in one school collapse Middle East and Africa The U.S. has offered the Lebanese ...
MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images
The estimated number of deaths from yesterday’s earthquake in Sichuan province is nearing 12,000. Thousands are still buried but severe storms are making the rescue effort difficult. As many as 900 children may have been killed in one school collapse
Middle East and Africa
Hamas has rejected calls to release captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.
Israeli police raided Jerusalem’s city hall as part of the ongoing corruption investigation of PM Ehud Olmert.
The situation is quickly degenerating on the Chad-Sudan border.
Heavy rains have complicated the relief efforts in Burma as well.
Rising food prices are leading to record inflation in China.
East Timor’s President asked U.N. peacekeepers to stay for another four years.
2008 U.S. Election
Hillary Clinton has a big lead headed into the West Virginia primary.
Barack Obama’s campaign is seeing a growing racist backlash to his candidacy.
Former congressman Bob Barr will run for president on the Libertarian ticket.
Bolivian president Evo Morales has set Aug. 10 as the date for a planned recall election.
Hugo Chavez ordered the nationalization of Venenezuela’s largest steel mill.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yuschenko tried to make a spech to parliament but was blocked from taking the podium by MPs loyal to PM Yulia Tymoshenko.
A car bomb exploded in Northern Ireland injuring one police officer.
- West Virginia will hold its presidential primary.
- President Bush will arrive in Israel.
- German Chancellor Angela Merkel will kick off a tour of Latin America.
Serbia: new election, same results
- The world’s responsibility to Burma
- China quake will test Beijing’s transparency, crisis management
Joshua Keating is a former associate editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @joshuakeating
More from Foreign Policy
Chinese Hospitals Are Housing Another Deadly Outbreak
Authorities are covering up the spread of antibiotic-resistant pneumonia.
Henry Kissinger, Colossus on the World Stage
The late statesman was a master of realpolitik—whom some regarded as a war criminal.
The West’s False Choice in Ukraine
The crossroads is not between war and compromise, but between victory and defeat.
Washington wants to get tough on China, and the leaders of the House China Committee are in the driver’s seat.