First Past the Post: April 2


North America

Tensions grow between First Nations and Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper’s government.

What voters cite as the biggest problem with the U.S. Republican Party.

Latin America / Caribbean

Felix Salmon’s latest on Argentina on the brink of default.

Sub-Saharan Africa

Former Liberian president Moses Blah has died.

Outgoing president Mwai Kibaki and incoming president Uhuru Kenyatta make plans for the April 9 transition.


Former SPD German chancellor Gerhard Schröder talks to Spiegel.

Prime minister Boiko Borrisov’s GERB has an even wider lead in Bulgaria over the Bulgarian Socialists.

Galicia premier Alberto Núñez Feijóo is in trouble over his connections to drug traffickers.

Russia and Former Soviet Union

Russia won’t bail out its depositors in Cyprus.

Middle East and North Africa

Hamas reelected Khaled Meshaal (pictured above) as its leader.

Najib Mikati seems likely to return as prime minister of Lebanon.

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