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In Libya, forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi are continuing their attacks on rebel-held towns less than a day after Gadhafi's government declared a cease-fire. In Paris today, Secretary of State Clinton is meeting with key allies to plan possible military action in Libya. The U.S., France, Great Britain and others are set to give final approval for a no-fly zone over Libya but the details of how this military operation might work are unclear.
Egyptians vote today in the first election since ousting Hosni Mubarak from power last month. At stake: nine amendments to the constitution that the former ruler helped create. Supporters say the referendum is the first step toward a real democracy in Egypt. But opponents argue the measures leave too much power in the hands of Egypt's future presidents and they want the constitution scrapped.
NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reports voter turnout is unusually high in some districts.
A day after Moammar Gadhafi's government announced a cease fire, forces loyal to the Libyan leader are still a threat to the rebels who have defied him. A defiant Gadhafi warned Britain, France and the United Nations that they will regret it if they attack his country. NPR's David Greene talks with Scott Simon about the scene in Tripoli.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Paris, where world leaders are holding talks over possible military action against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's forces. They are expected to finalize details of the Libyan no-fly zone that was approved Thursday by the U.N. Security Council. Eleanor Beardsley is in Paris, and discusses the details of the summit with Scott Simon.
American Marty Kuehnert has lived in Japan for more than 30 years — he's the first foreign general manager of a Japanese professional baseball team. Kuehnert and his family live in the northern city of Sendai — about 60 miles south of the failed nuclear reactors in Fukushima. This week, out of concern for their safety, the Kuehnerts made a 15-hour drive to Kyoto.