Morning Brief: Aftershock
China Photos/Getty Images China’s Earthquake Xinhua has warned that the death toll could reach 50,000. The high number of children killed in school collapses have caused outrage. Communist party propaganda officials are working to manage public opinion. Taiwan is donating heavily toward earthquake aid on the mainland. Asia Burma’s regime announced favorable results from Saturday’s ...
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Xinhua has warned that the death toll could reach 50,000.
The high number of children killed in school collapses have caused outrage.
Communist party propaganda officials are working to manage public opinion.
Taiwan is donating heavily toward earthquake aid on the mainland.
Burma’s regime announced favorable results from Saturday’s constitutional referendum as the U.S. and EU continue to pressure it to allow in more cyclone aid. Many victims say they prefer living in ruins to the government’s refugee camps.
A suicide bomber disguised in a Burqa killed 18 in Western Afghanistan.
An obscure Islamist group claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s bombings in Jaipur, India.
A U.S. drone fired missiles at suspected militants in northern Pakistan.
2008 U.S. Election
Ending weeks of speculation, former rival John Edwards endorsed Barack Obama.
John McCain has pledged that most American troops will be out of Iraq by 2013 if he is elected.
John McCain’s wife Cindy sold off $2 million worth of investments in mutual funds that include businesses in Sudan.
The loss of a congressional seat in Mississippi has Republicans worried about this November.
Sectarian violence continues unchecked in Baghdad’s Sadr City.
Palestinians commemorated the “catastrophe” of Israel’s founding.
President Bush praised Israel as a model of democracy.
Hugo Chavez’s government offered to buy missiles for Colombian rebels, captured documents show.
Rising global corn and fuel prices will likely lead to a jump in Mexican tortilla prices in the coming months.
Evo Morales isn’t sweating this summer’s recall elections.
Violence in Southern Sudan has caused the U.N. to withdraw some staff.
Zimbabwe’s government has pushed the date of their runoff election back to July 31.
Italy arrested hundreds of illegal immigrants in a nationwide sweep.
In Italy’s rendition trial, the judge ruled that PM Silvio Berlusconi could be called to testify.
France’s biggest retail bank, Credit Agricole, reported 66 percent losses. The subprime crisis is to blame.
- President Bush will address Israel’s Knesset
- Arab league mediators will wrap up talks in Lebanon.
Joshua Keating is a former associate editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @joshuakeating
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