Tuesday's global agenda: Bye-bye, Lugar — and Senate collegiality?

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Americas: House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is scheduled to accept the 2012 Chairman’s Award at the 42nd Washington Conference on the Americas for his work on enacting trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea. He'll then deliver a speech titled “Free People and Free Markets: A Vision for the Future of the Americas.”

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano are also slated to attend.

Pacific rim: The 12th round of negotiations for the nine-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) begins today in Dallas. The Wall Street Journal has a good preview of the arguments that will bandied about for the next 10 days here.

Greece: Talks to create a coalition government collapsed, sparking renewed fears about the future of the Euro.

Israel: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the chairman of the opposition Kadima Party agreed to form a unity government.

China: Human-rights activist Chen Guangcheng said there's been “no progress” on the deal to allow him to study in the United States because Obama administration officials left Beijing on Friday.

France: François Hollande's election to the presidency is bad news for NATO, says the American Enterprise Institute.


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