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Carla Robbins of The New York Times and James Rubin of Columbia University discuss Hamid Karzai's second term and the worsening security situation in Afghanistan. They also examine the fallout from a landmark case in Italy involving the alleged CIA abduction and "rendition" of a Muslim cleric.
Italy lost six of its troops in Afghanistan to a suicide car bombing on Thursday. Alessandra Baldini, the New York bureau chief of the Italian news agency ANSA, discusses how Italians view the war in Afghanistan and the Obama administration.
Following the G-8 summit in Italy, U.S. President Barack Obama met in Rome with Pope Benedict XVI. The two men greeted each other warmly, with Obama characterizing the meeting positively -- despite their differences over issues like stem cell research and abortion. Reverend Drew Christiansen of "America" magazine discusses the meeting.
There are a lot of problems surrounding the current G-8 summit in Italy, writes Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian, but the underlying trouble is the G-8 itself. The world simply needs a different set of countries at the high table of global governance to tackle today's challenges.
After an earthquake struck central Italy in April, killing more than 300 people and displacing 65,000, more than a thousand survivors are still living in tents. A Worldfocus contributing blogger visits the town of L’Aquila in Italy and describes the efforts of volunteers.
A strong earthquake struck central Italy overnight, killing at least 207, injuring more than 1,500 and leaving tens of thousands homeless. Italy had earlier dismissed a scientist who predicted a devastating earthquake.