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Today: Somalia’s corruption and a lost Nabakov novel

Daily News Brief

Today: Somalia’s corruption and a lost Nabakov novel

Stories from around the world compiled by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: Somalia called the world's most corrupt country; Japan wants to silence noisy South African soccer fans; and the last unfinished novel of Vladimir Nabokov goes on sale in the West.

Posted: November 17, 2009 11:31   Comments: 1
Everyday Danes profit from pioneering wind power

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Everyday Danes profit from pioneering wind power

Long ago, Denmark pioneered wind power, which now accounts for 20 percent of its energy production. Everyday Danish citizens -- from farmers to art dealers -- invested in windmills. John Larson reports on how Danish citizens are capturing windfall profits.

Posted: November 16, 2009 17:38   Comments: 12
Today: Obama town hall not on Chinese TV, Russia expands

Daily News Brief

Today: Obama town hall not on Chinese TV, Russia expands

Today's headlines as compiled by the Worldfocus newsroom: President Obama's visit to China, an apology from Australian and British leaders, and Russia expands. Also, tourism is on the rise in Zimbabwe, where hotels have been around 60% full since the formation of the unity government.

Posted: November 16, 2009 09:30   Comments: 2
Week in Review: 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall

Week in Review

Week in Review: 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall

Garrick Utley, the president of the Levin Institute of the State University of New York, and Rana Foroohar, senior editor of Newsweek’s international edition, join Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and its lasting geopolitical implications. They discuss the history of Berlin and and analyze current U.S. - German relations.

Posted: November 13, 2009 17:07   Comments: 5
Shutting the doors to immigrants during tough times

How You See It

Shutting the doors to immigrants during tough times

Tough time in Britain have fueled a growing debate about immigration -- and a backlash that is forcing the government to respond. The issue is jobs, and Gordon Brown's aides worry that the government has been too quiet on immigration. Should countries that have historically welcomed immigrants close their doors during tough economic times?

Posted: November 13, 2009 12:10   Comments: 67
Today: The recession recedes and the Vatican gets social

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Today: The recession recedes and the Vatican gets social

Today's news compiled by Worldfocus staff. The Syrian president is in France today and talks with Israel are on the agenda. Global warming may be causing Lake Titicaca to sink; and the Vatican tries to get hip to social media.

Posted: November 13, 2009 10:37   Comments: 0
Activists in Greece agitate for greater rights for gays

Q & A

Activists in Greece agitate for greater rights for gays

Worldfocus interviews the director of Amnesty International's Greek division on the situation of gays in Greece. Georgia Trismpioti says that attitudes towards homosexuality in Greece are among the most conservative in Europe.

Posted: November 12, 2009 15:58   Comments: 1
Palestinian elections and a powerful Mexican drug lord

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Palestinian elections and a powerful Mexican drug lord

In today's daily news brief, the Palestinian elections may be postponed; Maoist rebels take to the streets in Nepal, and a Mexican drug lord makes the Forbes list of the world's most powerful people.

Posted: November 12, 2009 11:29   Comments: 3
The pitfalls of filming a big fat Greek wedding

Sights & Sounds (video)

The pitfalls of filming a big fat Greek wedding

Producer Megan Thompson traveled to Greece last June for a Signature Story series. In order to find what gay Greeks were missing out on, she attended a celebrity wedding between a talk show host and member of parliament. See why Greek weddings are more exciting than invitation-only American receptions.

Posted: November 12, 2009 10:12   Comments: 1
Marking the fall of the Wall with music and symbolism

From the Field

Marking the fall of the Wall with music and symbolism

Worldfocus contributor Samuel Loewenberg describes the scene at the celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, which was marked by music, pageantry and exuberant crowds.

Posted: November 10, 2009 14:38   Comments: 1
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