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Archive for May, 2009

The game of chicken with China over global warming ends

Pivotal Power (blog)

The game of chicken with China over global warming ends

Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian writes that under the Obama administration, the U.S. and China are finding a shared cause in the fight against global warming, and each nation has stopped waiting for the other to act first.

Posted: May 29, 2009 17:26   Comments: 5
Full Show: May 29, 2009

Watch the Show

Full Show: May 29, 2009

Watch the show from Friday, May 29: More threats and missiles from North Korea, the humanitarian crisis in Sri Lanka, deforestation and the week in review.

Posted: May 29, 2009 16:47   Comments: 1
North Korea, the Russian military and Hezbollah

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North Korea, the Russian military and Hezbollah

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Posted: May 29, 2009 15:35   Comments: 0
Camouflaged and silent, my patrol in the DMZ

In the Newsroom

Camouflaged and silent, my patrol in the DMZ

As North Korea continues to test the resolve of the international community by conducting weapons tests, Worldfocus anchor Martin Savidge writes about going on patrol with U.S. troops in 2006 while reporting from the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea.

Posted: May 29, 2009 14:38   Comments: 6
Gays in Cuba join conga line against homophobia

Perspectives

Gays in Cuba join conga line against homophobia

Though Cuba's communist government was known to discriminate against gays and lesbians in its early days, change is afoot on the island. A Worldfocus contributing blogger attended a street dance in Havana on the International Day Against Homophobia, led by Cuban President Raul Castro's daughter Mariela.

Posted: May 29, 2009 13:57   Comments: 0
Week in review: North Korea tests and the Middle East

Week in Review (video)

Week in review: North Korea tests and the Middle East

Leslie Gelb of the Council on Foreign Relations and Warren Hoge of the International Peace Institute discuss the week's top stories: North Korea's nuclear testing and the Middle East peace process.

Posted: May 29, 2009 12:18   Comments: 1
Efforts to safeguard world’s forests fall short

Interview (video)

Efforts to safeguard world’s forests fall short

A new study says that a goal set by more than 190 countries to protect 10 percent of the forests by next year is not being met. Michael Novacek of the American Museum of Natural History discusses the study and international efforts to protect the forests most at risk.

Posted: May 29, 2009 11:18   Comments: 1
Full Show: May 28, 2009

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Full Show: May 28, 2009

Watch the show from Thursday, May 28: Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas meets with President Obama, British hostages in Iraq, suffering in Zimbabwe and manga comic books in Japan.

Posted: May 28, 2009 16:52   Comments: 2
Q&A: Ask your questions on Lebanon’s election

Ask Your Questions

Q&A: Ask your questions on Lebanon’s election

Lebanon will head to the polls on June 7 in an election that could alter the political fabric of the country, with Hezbollah and its allies poised to make significant gains. Worldfocus.org’s weekly radio show explored the issues and implications of Lebanon’s election. Melani Cammett, Ben Gilbert and Ghassan Schbley joined the conversation. Listen now.

Posted: May 28, 2009 15:14   Comments: 0
U.S. demands an end to Israeli settlements

Interview (video)

U.S. demands an end to Israeli settlements

The U.S. is demanding that Israel stop building Jewish settlements in the West Bank. Ghassan Shabaneh of Marymount Manhattan College discusses the dispute, what steps the Obama administration can take and Obama's meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Posted: May 28, 2009 14:50   Comments: 23
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