Morning Brief: Obama’s milestone
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Top Story Barack Obama won the majority of pledged delegates in last night’s primaries, though he lost badly in Kentucky. Hillary Clinton has no plans to drop out of the race before June. Middle East Lebanon’s government reached a negotiated settlement with Hezbollah in Doha. Iraqi troops recaptured most of Sadr City. ...
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Lebanon’s government reached a negotiated settlement with Hezbollah in Doha.
Iraqi troops recaptured most of Sadr City.
Israeli PM Ehud Olmert proposed a naval blockade to stop Iran’s nuclear program.
Israel and Syria are holding mediated peace talks through Turkey, the governments announced.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Burma to pressure the regime into allowing more aid.
China warned that corruption linked to earthquake relief will not be tolerated.
Hundreds have died in Southern India from drinking contaminated bootleg alcohol.
The Olympic torch relay will resume on Thursday.
South Africa’s xenophobic rioting has spread to the port of Durban.
African National Congress president Joseph Zuma described Zimbabwe’s election results as “discredited.” (Corrected.)
Two Italian aid workers were taken prisoner in Mogadishu, Somalia.
Georgia’s opopsition is already preparing to protest today’s parliamentary election results.
Basque separatist group Eta’s highest commander was arrested in France.
Silvio Berlusconi is holding a cabinet-level meeting to address Naples’ garbage crisis.
Drug-related violence in the Meixcan state of Sinaloa is escalating in all-out war.
Argentina’s farmers have agreed to suspend the strike that has disrupted global grain prices.
- Georgia holds parliamentary elections.
- President Bush will sign the Genetic Information Nondescrimination Act into law.
- Is Russia the 10th most violent country on earth?
- Tuesday Map: World disaster hotspots
- Durbin bashes Yahoo, Google operations in China
Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @joshuakeating
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