Foreigners round-up

Wondering what's going on abroad? Here are a few things:

+Russian tourists are flocking to Abkhazia while Saakashvili prepares for an electoral challenge.

+Russia and the Vatican now have full diplomatic ties.

+Is the Orange Revolution sputtering?

+Hezbollah may be trying to go mainstream.

+A suicide bomber killed three government ministers in Somalia.

+Obama is not playing well in Pakistan.

+Is Iran's recent bluster hollow?

+Kazakhstan is assuming the OSCE chairmanship under a cloud.

+The EU seems bent on sapping its own effectiveness. In light of the recent choice of foreign minister, should we be surprised?

+The Dutch navy has rounded up a bunch of pirates.