Thursday's global agenda: CIA drone strikes in the spotlight

In other news

Iran's highest authority, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, rebuffed Vice President Biden's offer for direct talks. [Reuters]

The U.S. is ratcheting up its economic pressure on Iran. [The New York Times]

Japan accused Russia of intruding its air space with fighter jets. [The Wall Street Journal]

Lobbying and regulations:

The State Department's  Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) meets Feb. 25, while the Advisory Committee on International Postal and Delivery Services meets March 6.

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