Friday's global agenda: Kerry takes over at State

In other news

U.S. newspapers are under attack by Chinese hackers angered by critical coverage of China's corrupt leaders. [The Wall Street Journal]

Iran issued a veiled threat to respond to Israel's attack on a target in Syria. [The Washington Post]

A mysterious explosion at the headquarters of Mexico’s state-owned oil company on Thursday killed at least 25 people. [The New York Times]

Lobbying and regulations:

The State Department is seeking comment until March 18 on proposals to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations to revise Category IV — which includes launch vehicles, guided missiles, ballistic missiles, rockets, torpedoes, bombs and mines — of the U.S. Munitions List to describe more precisely the articles warranting control.

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