Morning Brief: Clinton keeps on keeping on

Joe Raedle/Getty Images Top Story As expected, Hillary Clinton won big in West Virginia’s presidential primary, beating Barack Obama by a margin of two to one. Obama maintained his lead in overall delegates. Asia Fifty thousand Chinese troops have been deployed to Sichuan province to help those affected by Monday’s earthquake. Burmese police are blocking ...

By , a former associate editor at Foreign Policy.
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CHARLESTON, WV - MAY 13: Democratic presidential hopeful U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) greets supporters at a primary-night celebration at the Charleston Civic Center May 13, 2008 in Charleston, West Virginia. Early returns in the West Virginia primary showed Clinton leading Sen. Barack Obama, (D-IL) by a wide margin. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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Top Story

As expected, Hillary Clinton won big in West Virginia's presidential primary, beating Barack Obama by a margin of two to one. Obama maintained his lead in overall delegates.

Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Top Story

As expected, Hillary Clinton won big in West Virginia’s presidential primary, beating Barack Obama by a margin of two to one. Obama maintained his lead in overall delegates.

Asia

Fifty thousand Chinese troops have been deployed to Sichuan province to help those affected by Monday’s earthquake.

Burmese police are blocking aid workers from helping cyclone victims.

Sixty people were killed in bombings in the Western Indian city of Jaipur.

North Korea has handed over details of its nuclear program to the U.S.

Middle
East

George Bush arrived in Israel to take part in the country 60th anniversary celebrations.

Israeli PM Ehud Olmert says he has found “understandings and points of agreement” with Palestinian Mahmoud Abbas.

The Arab league has sent mediators to Lebanon.

Africa

A ship owned by U.S. oil company Chevron has been hijacked on the Niger delta.

A UN delegation has arrived in Burundi to facilitate a truce between the government and rebels.

Former Liberian leader Charles Taylor’s vice president testified at his war crimes trial.

Latin America

Colombia extradited 14 former paramilitary leaders for trial in the U.S. on drug trafficking charges.

Mexico’s police are fighting back after the assasination of high ranking officers by drug cartels

Brazil’s environment minister has resigned, possibly in protest over development in the Amazon.

Europe

A car bomb exploded in Spain’s Basque country, destroying a police barracks.

Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi may be questioned by prosecutors about his role in CIA renditions.

Space aliens have been visiting the UK for decades.

 

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Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @joshuakeating

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