Aside from another Nobel prize winner getting jailed (El Baradei in Egypt after Liu in China), the big story around the world still has to be food prices. That's one of the reason cited for the riots in Tnisia and Egypt. To the charts:
Livestock ETF - cattle and hogs have a breakout
That covers the mainstays of just about every ethnic diet (soybeans looks like corn). Where will the next riot be?