What in the world: Obama's kiss and Ukrainian famine

US President Barack Obama greets Cuban President Raul Castro and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff at Nelson Mandela's memorial service on December 10, 2013.
Image caption But what if he had kissed Mr Castro, too?

A roundup of commentary on and around the world...

Brazil

Castro handshake flap overshadows Rousseff kiss

Uruguay

Is pot legalisation the end of the drug war?

Afghanistan

A rollback of women's rights has begun

Ukraine

How the West lost Ukraine

Soviet-instigated famine haunts Ukrainians

Venezuela

Ending the populism addiction

Jordan

Kerry's Middle East visit is more of the same

Australia

Abolish the debt ceiling

United Kingdom

Lights out in Northumberland reveal night's beauty

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