Thursday's global agenda: Clinton on the Hill

More awards: Burma's opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, offers remarks at the National Endowment for Democracy's 2012 Democracy Award. She accepted Congress's top honor at a Capitol Hill ceremony on Wednesday.

In other news

The Obama administration vowed to continue looking for ways to advance its policy objectives in Russia after the Kremlin threw out the U.S. Agency for International Development, effective Oct. 1. [The Wall Street Journal]

Gen. David M. Rodriguez, a former top Army commander in Afghanistan, has been chosen by the Pentagon to take charge of the military’s Africa Command, The New York Times reports.

France is closing its schools and embassies in 20 countries Friday amid fears of a backlash after a magazine published caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad. [The Wall Street Journal]

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