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Global recession looms as G-8 leaders convene in Italy

Interview (video)

Global recession looms as G-8 leaders convene in Italy

At the annual G-8 summit, the gathering of leaders from the world's largest economies, the global recession remains a big concern. John Authers of The Financial Times discusses what new regulations may be proposed at the summit and where the markets could be headed.

Posted: July 8, 2009 14:51   Comments: 0
The three-ring G-8 summit

Nina Hachigian (blog)

The three-ring G-8 summit

There are a lot of problems surrounding the current G-8 summit in Italy, writes Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian, but the underlying trouble is the G-8 itself. The world simply needs a different set of countries at the high table of global governance to tackle today's challenges.

Posted: July 8, 2009 13:44   Comments: 3
From Russia — not with love, but with results

Nina Hachigian (blog)

From Russia — not with love, but with results

It’s not going to be an easy or smooth road with Moscow, writes Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian, since Russia and the U.S. disagree on key questions like the importance of a free press and the status of Georgia. But a stable, working relationship with Russia will best further U.S. interests.

Posted: July 7, 2009 16:44   Comments: 1
Obama lays out new vision of U.S.-Russia relations

Interview (video)

Obama lays out new vision of U.S.-Russia relations

As U.S. President Obama ended a two-day summit in Russia, he and the country's top leaders seem to have gone a long way toward changing the tone of their relationship for the better, though many issues still divide the nations. Angela Stent of Georgetown University discusses what was accomplished in the summit and what lies ahead.

Posted: July 7, 2009 15:40   Comments: 1
Obama tries to thaw icy Russian ties with arms cuts

Interview (video)

Obama tries to thaw icy Russian ties with arms cuts

Hours after U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Moscow for a summit meeting with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, the U.S. and Russia announced a preliminary agreement on a deal to reduce the number of their nuclear weapons. Nina Kruscheva of the New School discusses the current and future state of U.S.-Russian relations.

Posted: July 6, 2009 16:21   Comments: 0
Sweden takes over E.U. presidency, tries to break with past

Blogwatch

Sweden takes over E.U. presidency, tries to break with past

On Wednesday, the Czech Republic handed over the presidency of the European Union to Sweden. Sweden has called for a more aggressive approach to the problems currently facing the E.U. as it tries to settle on a new charter and gain influence on the global stage.

Posted: July 1, 2009 11:04   Comments: 0
Kosovo refugees left lives behind at the border

In the Newsroom (blog)

Kosovo refugees left lives behind at the border

Thousands died in the 1998-99 Kosovo war between Serbs and ethnic Albanians, and Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008. Worldfocus anchor Martin Savidge recalls his experience reporting on the Albanian border as Kosovars fled the conflict, losing their homes and lives as they walked a mere 139 steps.

Posted: June 29, 2009 10:29   Comments: 6
House made of BRICs

Pivotal Power (blog)

House made of BRICs

This week, leaders from the emerging powers of Brazil, Russia, India and China came together for a summit. The BRIC nations are at a privileged point in their evolution, writes Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian -- they are increasingly powerful but are not wealthy or influential enough for the world’s citizens to expect them to solve serious problems.

Posted: June 18, 2009 10:05   Comments: 6
Tune in: Online radio show on Bosnia’s delicate balance

Worldfocus Radio

Tune in: Online radio show on Bosnia’s delicate balance

More than a decade after the war in Bosnia came to an end, tensions are high and officials warn that the country's peace deal is on the brink of collapse. Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explored the roots of conflict and Bosnia's fragile peace. Nenad Pejic, Sarah Meharg and Srecko Latal joined the conversation. Listen now.

Posted: June 9, 2009 18:29   Comments: 0
Whites-only British party wins seats in European parliament

Perspectives

Whites-only British party wins seats in European parliament

The British National Party, a far-right, whites-only party, won its first seats in the European parliament. A Worldfocus contributing blogger in London writes to argue against the BNP’s vision of his country.

Posted: June 8, 2009 10:20   Comments: 10
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