TEL AVIV – Israeli officials have put out a global alert telling their diplomats not to use official cars. They are easy to find with easily marked diplomatic tags. The order comes after the attacks in India and Georgia.
WASHINGTON – Chinese Vice Premiere Xi Jinping visits the White House Tuesday. Trade discrepancies, military concerns and cyber-attacks are likely to top the list of issues.
PYONGYANG – There are rumors today that newly installed North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un may have been assassinated. Some bloggers have noted unusual activity at the DPRK Embassy in Beijing as well as inside North Korea, but many think the increased activity to preparations for formal leader for Kim Jong Il’s upcoming birthday. A heightened security posture by military forces has been noted on the Chinese side of the border.
ABUJA – The Nigerian Security Service has been running a public service announcement on TV encouraging citizens to keep their eyes open for terrorist activity by al-Qaida linked group Boko Haram. But Nigerians are criticizing it -saying the advertisement is not speaking to them, but to Westerners in Nigeria. The ad uses a distinctly American sounding voice. It allegedly uses misleading photographs and uses a quote from an 18th century Irish philosopher.