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Oscar nominations for Best Foreign Language Film

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Oscar nominations for Best Foreign Language Film

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced its nominations for the 2010 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Nominees include films from Germany, Peru, Argentina, France, and Israel. See the trailers here.

Posted: February 2, 2010 14:42   Comments: 1
French panel recommends partial ban on full face veil

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French panel recommends partial ban on full face veil

A French parliamentary panel recommended today that France impose a ban on wearing the full face veil in public -- buses, subways and hospitals. Under the proposal, women would have to show their faces when entering a facility and remain uncovered. The ban could take effect by the end of the year -- but would not apply to wearing the veil on the street or in private.

Posted: January 26, 2010 10:48   Comments: 99
Looking at the invasion of Panama through the lens of Iraq

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Looking at the invasion of Panama through the lens of Iraq

Worldfocus contributing blogger Peter Eisner looks at the twentieth anniversary of the invasion of Panama, in light of the 2003 U.S. invasion in Iraq. He argues that Panama served as a test run in many respects. Eisner also analyzes the similarities between the U.S. relationships with Saddam Hussein and Manuel Noriega.

Posted: January 5, 2010 14:52   Comments: 4
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
Worldfocus Extended Coverage Pages

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Worldfocus Extended Coverage Pages

Worldfocus.org builds out extended coverage pages to focus on key international countries and themes: Voices of Iran; Stateless to Statehood; Politics and Pop Culture; Behind the Korean; Crisis in Congo, and more.

Posted: November 6, 2009 18:22   Comments: 0
Muslims face increasing prejudice in xenophobic Europe

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Muslims face increasing prejudice in xenophobic Europe

In light of the highly-publicized murder of a pregnant Egyptian woman in Germany, Daljit Dhaliwal discusses Muslim immigration in France, Germany and the United Kingdom with Delancey Gustin of the German Marshall Fund in the United States.

Posted: October 27, 2009 16:55   Comments: 19
Uprooted from their homes, refugees live in limbo

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Uprooted from their homes, refugees live in limbo

Irene Zubaida Khan of Amnesty International explains how 40 million people are uprooted from their homes in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Also, Al Jazeera English's Hamish MacDonald reports from Calais after the French government shut down a camp that housed thousands of illegal migrants two weeks ago.

Posted: October 14, 2009 13:47   Comments: 1
How you see it: Should Roman Polanski be extradited?

How You See It

How you see it: Should Roman Polanski be extradited?

Film director Roman Polanski was arrested by Swiss authorities over the weekend on charges of fleeing sentencing for unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl. Should Roman Polanski be extradited to the U.S. to face sentencing in a case that is now more than three decades old? Tell us what you think.

Posted: September 28, 2009 11:11   Comments: 81
Reading the Middle Eastern press on Iran’s nuclear plant

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Reading the Middle Eastern press on Iran’s nuclear plant

Worldfocus producer Mohammad Al-Kassim blogs about how Middle Eastern news media outlets covered the news that Iran is building a second nuclear site.

Posted: September 25, 2009 15:10   Comments: 1
Head-to-toe Islamic veil rare in France

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Head-to-toe Islamic veil rare in France

A report by French newspaper Le Monde revealed that just 367 women wear the full Islamic veil in France. Worldfocus contributor Ben Piven explains the tension surrounding the French government's attempts to restrict Islamic dress.

Posted: September 1, 2009 10:30   Comments: 6
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