around the world in 80 minutes | 1 april 2013

Maybe 180 minutes. Catching up after the weekend:

WORLD

REUTERS: U.N. General Assembly to vote on draft arms trade treaty?
THE FINANCIAL TIMES: China left out of Obama free trade party.

MIDDLE EAST | NORTH AFRICA

THE GUARDIAN: Iraq rocked by deadly blast in Tikrit.
THE GUARDIAN: Hamas to ban men teaching at girls’ schools.
AL JAZEERA: VIDEO | UN plans post-Assad Syria deployment.
AL JAZEERA: Rival Syrian faction hits out at Arab League
REUTERS: March was bloodiest month in Syria war: rights group.
AL JAZEERA: Yemenis demand release of Guantanamo inmates.
FOREIGN POLICY: Samore: Nuclear negotiations with Iran going nowhere.
REUTERS: U.S. accuses Egypt of stifling freedom of expression.
FOREIGN POLICY: White House tells Morsy to quell rape epidemic in Egypt.

AFRICA

THE GUARDIAN: Central African Republic rebel leader announces post-coup government amid allegations emerge over use of child soldiers.
THE NEW YORK TIMES: Islamist Fighters Slip Back Into Timbuktu and Are Repelled by French and Malians.
REUTERS: Mali troops hunt for rebels after Timbuktu clash.

ASIA

REUTERS: Private dailies re-emerge in Myanmar, face difficulties.
THE NEW YORK TIMES: Caroline Kennedy Seen as Likely Choice for Japan Envoy.
THE FINANCIAL TIMES: Abe needs to fix broken electoral system.
THE FINANCIAL TIMES: Regime tests the limits of a MAD world.
THE NEW YORK TIMES: Apple of Discord in China.

LATIN AMERICA

REUTERS: Ghost of Chavez dominates Venezuela election campaign.
FOREIGN POLICY: Venezuelan TV spot shows Chávez meeting Che and Simón Bolívar in heaven.

EUROPE

THE GUARDIAN: Greece’s neo-Nazi Golden Dawn goes global with political ambition.
THE FINANCIAL TIMES: Amber chief urges reforms in Italy.
FOREIGN AFFAIRS: Cyprus and Russia Did Not Just Break Up.

NORTH AMERICA

THE GUARDIAN: Mexican drug cartels move deeper into US to tighten grip on narcotics market.

ESSAY
FOREIGN AFFAIRS: The Real Reason Putin Supports Assad.
FOREIGN POLICY: After Mandela.
FOREIGN POLICY: Metro Diplomacy -The State Department is engaging the world’s growing cities like never before.

PHOTOJOURNALISM
INSIDE NORTH KOREA
REUTERS
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FREEDOM OF THE PRESS RETURNS TO MYANMAR AFTER 50 YEARS
Lynn Bo EPA, Soe Zeya Tun Reuters, Khin Maung Win AP | NBC NEWS PHOTOBLOG
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