Wednesday's global agenda: Game-changer in Libya

Meanwhile in the Senate, the Foreign Relations Committee holds a closed-door briefing on the latest intelligence on Iran and Syria. In the afternoon, the committee considers the nominees to be ambassadors to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Mauritius and the Seychelles, and Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

Netanyahu fall-out: The Obama administration's escalating war of words over Iran with Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to continue providing political fodder to Republicans after President Obama declined to meet with Israel's prime minister during his visit to the United Nations later this month, citing scheduling conflicts. Faced with accusations that the White House was snubbing the Israeli leader, Obama held a late-evening conference call with Netanyahu Tuesday night.

In other news

Russia trade bill stuck in political limbo [The Hill]

Yemeni prisoner dies at Guantánamo [The Washington Post]

German court backs Euro rescue fund [The New York Times]

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