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

In other news

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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