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