Monday's global agenda: EU votes for new sanctions on Syria

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Iran: Iran has been turning off GPS trackers on its oil tankers in an attempt to skirt international sanctions on its exports, The Washington Post reports.

Afghanistan: A senior Afghan peace negotiator was shot dead in Kabul over the weekend.

East Asia: China, South Korea and Japan — East Asia's three largest economies — said Sunday they want to create a free-trade area.

Greece: Greece's chances of remaining in the eurozone took another hit over the weekend the country failed to form a unity government.

Yemen: Yemeni President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi told President Obama's counterterrorism chief John Brennan over the weekend that “pursuit of terrorists is irreversible.”

Mexico: The discovery of 49 headless torsos along a Mexican highway comes just seven weeks before the presidential election.


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