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Marcus Mabry, international business editor of The New York Times, and John Authers, the investment editor for the Financial Times, join Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the impact of U.S. economic policies overseas, the risk of inflation in China, the fate of Japan's economy and recovery in Europe.
Even though the euro zone is officially out of the recession, concerns over debt are growing. The tip of the iceberg is Greece, whose credit rating was recently downgraded after its deficit ballooned to four times the E.U. limit. Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Rana Foroohar about Europe's financial woes.
Tonight's show takes a broader look at relations between Muslims and other groups in Europe, where the Muslim community makes up five percent of the population - 38 million people. Yet xenophobia is on the rise. Nadim Baba of Al Jazeera English reports from Dresden, Germany.
In Ireland, voters have backed a European Union treaty that streamlines the future workings of the 27-nation bloc. Irish journalist Niall Stanage discusses the reversal in course and the implications for Europe and the U.S.
Worldfocus producer Christine Kiernan writes about the reaction to a recent report on the Russia-Georgia war, which found that that all sides violated international humanitarian and human rights laws.
Carla Robbins of The New York Times and David Andelman of the World Policy Journal discuss the week's top stories: Obama's reversal on a missile defense plan for Europe, the battle against Islamic militants and this week's United Nations report on the war in Gaza.
U.S. President Barack Obama announced that he is dropping a controversial plan for a missile defense system in Europe, intended to counter perceived threats from Iran. Heather Conley of the Center for Strategic and International Studies discusses how the decision will be received in Europe.
Two of Europe's biggest economies -- Germany and France -- reported signs of a recovery. Each saw growth of 0.3 percent in this year's second quarter. Roben Farzad of BusinessWeek discusses how fast the world economy is rebounding and analyzes what it will mean for the United States.