Morning Brief: Meet the veep
Eric Thayer/Getty Images Top story John McCain will meet with potential running mates this weekend including Flordia governor Charlie Crist, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal and former opponent Mitt Romney. Middle East Iraqi government troops are pushing farther into Baghdad neighborhoods controlled by Moqtada al Sadr. Eight Iraqi civilians were killed in a U.S. airstrike. Israeli ...
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John McCain will meet with potential running mates this weekend including Flordia governor Charlie Crist, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal and former opponent Mitt Romney.
Iraqi government troops are pushing farther into Baghdad neighborhoods controlled by Moqtada al Sadr.
Eight Iraqi civilians were killed in a U.S. airstrike.
Israeli PM Ehud Olmert says “painful concessions” may be necessary in talks with Syria.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon toured cyclone damage in Yangon.
Beijing is taking a more conciliatory tone with Taiwan now that Ma Ying-jeou has taken office.
Malaysia’s prime minister has survived a challenge from within his own party, for now.
The Dalai Lama sees China’s earthquake response as a sign of change for the country.
Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai will return to Zimbabwe on Saturday despite death threats.
President Mikheil Shaakashvili’s party won commandingly in parliamentary elections in Georgia, but the opposition is claiming the vote was rigged.
French unions held nationwide protests over president Nicolas Sarkozy’s proposed pension reforms.
Russia’s Dmitry Medvedev left for his first foreign trip as president with stops in Kazakhstan and China.
Guatemala’s top prosecutor was murdered by gunmen while investigating a grisly child murder.
The U.S. lifted a ban on sending cellphones to Cuba.
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Barack Obama may face a tough challenge in winning over South Florida’s Jewish voters, according to the New York Times.
McCain and Obama are sparring over Cuba policy.
Hillary Clinton is pushing to count disqualified delegates from Michigan and Florida.
U.S. oil company executives told congress they’re not to blame as oil prices hit $133 a barrel.
Nominated CENTCOM head Gen. David Petraeus faces a senate confirmation hearing.
Joshua Keating is a former associate editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @joshuakeating
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