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What’s on Obama’s (full) plate?

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What’s on Obama’s (full) plate?

Worldfocus anchor Martin Savidge had some down time on the set this week, during which he helpfully compiled a list of all the global challenges facing President Barack Obama. What do you think is the most pressing issue?

Posted: January 23, 2009 10:31   Comments: 8
Obama faces challenges south of the border

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Obama faces challenges south of the border

Following his inauguration on Tuesday, Barack Obama faces many serious global challenges -- some of them in Latin America. Shannon O’Neil of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses how he might tackle Mexican drug violence and relations with Cuba and Venezuela.

Posted: January 20, 2009 17:12   Comments: 3
The world watches as President Obama takes office

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The world watches as President Obama takes office

As Barack Obama was sworn in on Tuesday as the 44th president of the United States, people around the world were glued to television sets and radios.

Posted: January 20, 2009 16:36   Comments: 0
Iran skirts talks with Obama administration

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Iran skirts talks with Obama administration

Though Iran has called for direct talks without conditions in the past, its leaders are now backing away somewhat from President-elect Barack Obama, who has expressed more openness to such discussions than the current president.

Posted: November 13, 2008 14:07   Comments: 1
Probing behind the Obama photo ops

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Probing behind the Obama photo ops

Martin Savidge discusses the importance of multi-layered coverage of Africa and elsewhere.

Posted: November 10, 2008 15:45   Comments: 0
Historic elections not “only in America”

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Historic elections not “only in America”

A Worldfocus contributing blogger takes issue with the notion that Barack Obama's election could happen "only in America," pointing to several historic elections in Latin America.

Posted: November 7, 2008 23:59   Comments: 1
Obama’s election changes Iraqi attitudes

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Obama’s election changes Iraqi attitudes

Alissa Rubin, a New York Times correspondent, discusses the shift in Iraqi politicians' attitudes since Nov. 4.

Posted: November 7, 2008 14:39   Comments: 0
Despite elation, Obama faces grim economy

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Despite elation, Obama faces grim economy

The historic U.S. election of Barack Obama did not inject the same elation into the sobering economic environment.

Posted: November 6, 2008 17:01   Comments: 0
Holbrooke outlines approach to Afghanistan and Russia

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Holbrooke outlines approach to Afghanistan and Russia

Richard Holbrooke, assistant secretary of state, discusses the complex difficulties in Afghanistan and a newly aggressive Russia.

Posted: November 6, 2008 16:47   Comments: 2
International reaction to U.S. election varies

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International reaction to U.S. election varies

Susan Caskie, international editor of The Week, discusses the mixed international coverage of the U.S. election.

Posted: November 6, 2008 14:25   Comments: 3
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