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Global Scan

Ukraine waits in suspense, and China blocks embarrassing details of secret bank accounts

Ukraine's protesters suspend clashes to negotiate with President Viktor Yanukovich, while China's leadership scrambles to block the web and keep their secret offshore bank accounts from being revealed to Chinese citizens. Curling gets fancy at the Sochi Olympics and South Korea welcomes Canadian hockey players in its bid to qualify for the next Winter Olympics. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.

Politics

South Korea free trade agreement

Correspondent Jason Strother reports that South Korean president Lee Myung bak will be lobbying for passage of a bilateral free trade agreement during his upcoming visit to the United States, and while the Bush administration supports the agreement, lawmakers in both countries still need to be convinced.

Politics

President Obama in South Korea

President Obama's Asia visit will conclude this week in South Korea. Many South Koreans are more worried about their government's decision to dispatch troops to Afghanistan. Jason Strothers previews the President's visit.

Politics

North Korea discussed in US-China talks

Secretary Hillary Clinton wrapped up two days of talks in Beijing today. Topping the agenda was the trouble between North and South Korea. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports the US is pressing China to use its influence with North Korea.