Morning Brief: Ma moves in

Andrew Wong/Getty Images Top Story Taiwan’s new president Ma Ying-jeou took office pledging closer ties with China. Former President Chen Shui-bian now faces graft charges. 2008 U.S. Election Barack Obama is expected to capture the majority of pledged delegates in today’s primaries. Bill Clinton blasted Obama and the media in a speech at the unfortunately ...

By , a former associate editor at Foreign Policy.
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TAIPEI, TAIWAN - MARCH 21: Taiwan's presidential candidate of the opposition Nationalist Party Ma Ying-jeou smiles during a news conference on March 21, 2008 in Taipei, Taiwan, on day before the presidential elections, Ma urged his supporters to stay cool in front of his opponent's dirty tricks. (Photo by Andrew Wong/Getty Images)

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Top Story

Taiwan's new president Ma Ying-jeou took office pledging closer ties with China. Former President Chen Shui-bian now faces graft charges.

Andrew Wong/Getty Images

Top Story

Taiwan’s new president Ma Ying-jeou took office pledging closer ties with China. Former President Chen Shui-bian now faces graft charges.

2008 U.S. Election

Barack Obama is expected to capture the majority of pledged delegates in today’s primaries.

Bill Clinton blasted Obama and the media in a speech at the unfortunately named Transylvania University.

Al Gore is getting back on the scene to raise money for the Democrats.

Middle East

Hamas officials arrived in Egypt for indirect negotiations with Israel.

Wanted al Qaeda terrorist Jaber Elbaneh was arrested in Yemen.

Eleven Iraqi police recruits were killed by gunmen in Mosul.

The trial of former Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz resumed in Baghdad.

Asia

Burma began a period of mourning for cyclone victims as pressure on the regime to allow more aid continues to grow.

The death toll from China’s earthquake has passed 40,000.

India and Pakistan resumed their stalled peace talks. 

Latin America

Venezuela has accused the U.S. Navy of violating its airpace.

Captured Farc leader Nelly Avila Moreno has called on her fellow rebels to surrender.

Africa

South Africa’s government is considering using the army to stop anti-foreigner violence.

Kenyan PM Raila Odinga wants amnesty for his supporters, arrested during the country’s contested election.

The violent suppression in Zimbabwe is the worst it has been in twenty years.

Europe

The EU is looking to cut back its massive farm subsidy program.

Britain will allow the development of human-animal hybrid embryos for medical research.

France admitted to months of negotiations with Hamas.

Today’s Agenda

  • Kentucky and Oregon hold presidential primaries.
  • John McCain delivers a major address on Cuba policy.

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

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