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Chinese leadership takes on an increasingly assertive tone

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Chinese leadership takes on an increasingly assertive tone

With its growing economic might, China is seen as increasingly turning away from the West and its demands for reform. This shift was reflected in some tough talk this weekend by the Chinese premier, as the annual meeting of China's parliament drew to a close. For more, Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Michael Kulma, and Deutsche Welle reports.

Posted: March 15, 2010 14:50   Comments: 8
U.S. couple killed in surge of cross-border drug violence

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U.S. couple killed in surge of cross-border drug violence

In Mexico, an American couple and a third person were killed over the weekend just across the U.S. border in Ciudad Juarez, a city consumed by drug violence. All three of the dead were connected to the U.S. Consulate there, underscoring the risks of living and working in that city. But, as Tom Ackerman of Al Jazeera English reports, the violence is widespread.

Posted: March 15, 2010 14:14   Comments: 4
Asian workers rising from top to bottom

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Asian workers rising from top to bottom

Forbes magazine released its annual list of the world's richest people, and the number of Chinese and Indian billionaires has doubled since last year. Daljit Dhaliwal speaks to Roben Farzad of Bloomberg BusinessWeek about the growing wealth in Asia. And Rob McBride of Al Jazeera English reports on labor shortages faced by some Chinese factories.

Posted: March 11, 2010 16:11   Comments: 1
China and India sign on to Copenhagen climate accord

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China and India sign on to Copenhagen climate accord

China and India -- the world's two most populous countries -- have formally agreed this week to be part of the climate change accord that was worked at last December's climate change conference in Copenhagen. The nonbinding document calls for limiting the rise in global temperatures. Andrew Potter of Al Jazeera English reports on the significance of the news.

Posted: March 11, 2010 13:22   Comments: 3
Jordanian advocate fights against puppy mills

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Jordanian advocate fights against puppy mills

In a Worldfocus signature story, we turn to the issue of animal rights. While such protections are well-established in the U.S., in many parts of the world, they are all but nonexistent. Special correspondent Kristen Gillespie looks at an unusual effort in Jordan, where an unlikely champion of animal rights is trying to end widespread abuse and help her canine friends.

Posted: March 9, 2010 18:00   Comments: 18
A mistreated dog gets a new home in Amman

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A mistreated dog gets a new home in Amman

Worldfocus special correspondent Kristen Gillespie writes about a furry friend that she acquired while doing a Signature video on puppy mills in Amman, Jordan. Her dog "Faith" got her name shortly after her rescue from a notorious puppy mill in rural north Jordan.

Posted: March 9, 2010 17:45   Comments: 9
Japanese government says it would defy bluefin tuna ban

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Japanese government says it would defy bluefin tuna ban

Conservation groups say the Atlantic bluefin tuna is at risk of extinction if current catch rates continue. While the U.S. announced its support of a ban this week, the fish is prized for high-end sushi in Japan, where 80 percent of the fish ends up. An international conference will vote on giving the tuna endangered status at a meeting that begins next weekend.

Posted: March 5, 2010 11:01   Comments: 55
McDonald’s celebrates 20 tasty years in Moscow

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McDonald’s celebrates 20 tasty years in Moscow

Russians considered fast food items to be delicacies back in 1990, when the cuisine first arrived in Moscow. McDonald's opened in the Russian capital 20 years ago, and the company recently marked the anniversary. Oksana Boyko of Russia Today reports how McDonald's was more than just fast food.

Posted: March 4, 2010 16:09   Comments: 1
Chilean wineries report significant earthquake losses

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Chilean wineries report significant earthquake losses

The impact of the massive earthquake on Chile’s wine industry has become more clear in recent days, and it is significant, though not as bad as some had feared. Worldfocus Consulting Producer Edward Deitch explains.

Posted: March 4, 2010 15:20   Comments: 4
Assessing whether America has lost its mojo

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Assessing whether America has lost its mojo

Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian writes that many commentators are questioning America's place in the world. But, she argues, while the economic situation may appear bleak now, Americans should step back from the ledge and look at the big picture. She offers 10 things to remember about the U.S. and its supposed decline.

Posted: March 3, 2010 15:51   Comments: 8
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