Friday, March 2, 2012

World Watch: Pump

Pumping gas
* U.S.: The price of gasoline in the U.S. rose for the 24th straight day while the price of Brent crude oil fell 2 percent for the week after five consecutive weekly gains.

* Syria: "It is unacceptable that people who have been in need of emergency assistance for weeks have still not received any help," said the president of the Red Cross after the Syrian government refused medics entry into the besieged area of Baba Amr.

* North Korea: In the aftermath of North Korea’s recent denuclearization plans, meetings are expected to take place next week to finalize details of a new U.S. food aid program to the Asian country.

* Russia: Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is expected to easily win Saturday’s presidential election in the first round by a comfortable margin according to several polls released this week.

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Online Sources – Associated Press, Reuters, USA TODAY, CNN, Voice of America

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