By Julian Pecquet - 08/29/12 10:55 AM EDT
In other news:
The U.S. Navy credits aggressive patrolling by international forces and increased vigilance by the commercial shipping industry for the steep drop in piracy off Somalia's coast. [The New York Times]
France opened a murder inquiry into the 2004 death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. [Reuters]
What you might have missed on Global Affairs:
Republican foreign-policy plank puts some GOP senators in a bind
Dem lawmakers ask to be included in Pacific trade talks
Clinton to court Pacific Islands as part of 'pivot to Asia'
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