Wednesday's global agenda: Time to arm Syria's rebels?

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Treasury in Angola: Deputy Treasury Secretary Neal Wolin meets with oil-rich Angola's finance and petroleum ministers and the Central Bank governor. Wolin and his counterparts will explore how the country can use its natural resource revenues to sustain growth and address social needs and discuss Angola’s cooperation with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to implement measures to prevent money laundering and combat terrorist financing.


World population: The United Nations Population Fund releases its annual State of the World Population Report today, titled “By Choice, Not by Chance: Family Planning, Human Rights and Development.”

In other news

Iran is debating whether to enter into bilateral nuclear talks with the United States. [The Washington Post]

Russia's frosty relations with America are beginning to thaw after Obama's reelection, writes The New York Times

The U.S. military is behind a news website aimed at battling insurgents' message in the Horn of Africa. [Associated Press]

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