Monday's global agenda: Candidates spar on foreign policy

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Trade ya: The U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement enters into force today. The deal comes as Panama reels from protests over the sale of land in the duty-free zone of Colon. [BBC]

Haiti bound: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton heads to the northern part of Haiti today to tout USAID's new public-private partnership model.

In other news

Jordan says it foiled an al Qaeda attack on the U.S. Embassy and other targets. [The Washington Post]

Protests continue in Lebanon following Sunday's assassination of the intelligence chief, which many blame on Bashar Assad's regime in Syria. [The New York Times]

President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah Party suffered several embarrassing defeats in West Bank municipal elections. [The Wall Street Journal]


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