Wednesday's global agenda: GOP goes on foreign-policy offensive

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Mexico's Felipe Calderon apologized for an attack by Mexican police on an armored U.S. embassy vehicle that wounded two U.S. officials believed to be with the CIA. [The Washington Post]

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]

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