Tuesday's global agenda: France seeks international support for Mali intervention

In other news:

Pakistan's high court has ordered the arrest of Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on corruption charges. [The Wall Street Journal]

Japan has launched its own probe of Boeing's troubled Dreamliner aircraft. [Agence France-Presse]

The economy of Germany, the European Union's growth engine, shrank last quarter. [The Wall Street Journal]

Washington's Diplomatic Courier leads its latest issue with a memo to the president on the next four years in foreign policy. The issue includes pieces by former Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings, former Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez and former Secretary of Agriculture Daniel Glickman.

Lobbying and regulations:

The Justice Department's Foreign Claims Settlement Commission holds a hearing on Jan. 25 regarding claims against Libya and other issues.

The Gephardt Group is working for Taiwan's Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States regarding "strategic advice, lobbying and government-relations services; outreach to and advocacy before the legislative branch and the executive branch; and other support.”

Just Consulting LLC is working for the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (Saudi Arabia) regarding "strategic and communications consulting, advice and execution, strategic and tactical public and media outreach and government affairs representation services."

The Fratelli Group is defending the Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement and other Colombian interests. 

The Nickles Group is working for Taiwan's Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the U.S. regarding “legislative strategy and congressional communications” and other issues.

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