Tuesday's global agenda: US under pressure in Syria

In other news

A judge in Israel ruled that the state was not at fault in the death of a U.S. peace activist who died a decade ago protesting the bulldozing of Palestinian homes. [The New York Times]

The so-called troika — the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund — are in Portugal for the fifth evaluation of the country's bailout amid signs that strict austerity rules are worsening the recession. [Reuters]

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