Wednesday's global agenda: House talks trade with Russia

Happening on the Hill:

The House Judiciary subcommittee on immigration policy holds a hearing on the Chinese Media Reciprocity Act of 2011, which would allow the State Department to issue only as many visas to Chinese state media workers as China issues to American journalists working for the American government’s Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees Voice of America and Radio Free Asia.

The House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on the Middle East holds a hearing on the revolution in Egypt, while the subcommittee on Africa holds a hearing on the the African Growth and Opportunity Act, which was signed into law in 2000.

In other news

The Flame computer virus that targeted Iran was created by the United States and Israel, reports The Washington Post.

Pakistan's top court dismissed Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani from office on Tuesday, throwing the on-again, off-again U.S. ally into further turmoil. [Associated Press]

Egypt's deposed President Hosni Mubarak is said to be on life support. [The New York Times]

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