Monday's global agenda: Iran tries to make friends

In other news

Turkey closed down two border crossings to refugees from Syria, leaving more than 7,000 stranded. [The Washington Post]

North Korea is threatening war over the two-week-long U.S.-South Korea military drill that started Monday. [AFP]

China is flooding Africa with weapons and clawing back on U.N. arms inspectors' ability to deal with the problem. [The Washington Post]

U.S. mining interests are under threat in Peru. [The Wall Street Journal]

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