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Military coup wrests Niger’s president from power

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Military coup wrests Niger’s president from power

In Niger, known for its uranium and poverty, the military is in charge after a coup that removed the civilian leader. The president was taken into custody after soldiers attacked the presidential palace in Niamey. His whereabouts are unknown. The deposed leader had rolled back democratic gains and tried to extend his own power. Deutsche Welle reports.

Posted: February 19, 2010 15:33   Comments: 4
Haiti needs a Marshall Plan to recover from earthquake

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Haiti needs a Marshall Plan to recover from earthquake

Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner writes how international donor nations, particularly the U.S., need to contribute much more resources to the Haiti aid effort. Eisner writes how the situation will devolve into utter catastrophe if we don't immediately send a huge number of troops to improve the security situation and ensure that food, water and medical supplies are distributed.

Posted: January 15, 2010 13:51   Comments: 9
Today: Dubai World’s debts and an Irish abuse report

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Today: Dubai World’s debts and an Irish abuse report

Top stories from around the world brought to you by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: the fallout continues from the financial woes of Dubai World; an Irish report finds evidence of a church cover-up of abuse; and Cuba stages its first military exercises in 5 years.

Posted: November 27, 2009 12:15   Comments: 0
Japan’s new assertive leader meets with President Obama

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Japan’s new assertive leader meets with President Obama

Susumu Awanohara, an expert on U.S.-Japan relations with Medley Global Advisors, joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the challenges Japan's new leadership faces and the evolving relationship between Japan and the U.S.

Posted: November 13, 2009 12:25   Comments: 3
A Marine’s thoughts on the open debate over Afghanistan

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A Marine’s thoughts on the open debate over Afghanistan

A U.S. Marine who is an embedded trainer with the Afghan National Army blogs about the impact from his perspective of the prolonged debate over the future military strategy in the region.

Posted: November 5, 2009 12:42   Comments: 4
Historic relationship between U.S. and Japan begins to sour

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Historic relationship between U.S. and Japan begins to sour

Kay Shimizu, a visiting assistant professor at Harvard University, discusses why the presence of 47,000 U.S. troops in Okinawa is causing controversy and why the new Japanese government may pull out its naval support of the war in Afghanistan.

Posted: October 22, 2009 14:05   Comments: 2
Daily News Brief: Iran, Afghanistan and the Chinese military

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Daily News Brief: Iran, Afghanistan and the Chinese military

Read today's top news stories as compiled by Worldfocus staff. Today, progress in Iran; Chinese military might; and a journey in photographs through Beirut's historic markets.

Posted: October 21, 2009 11:54   Comments: 0
Israel pays close attention as Iran nuclear talks set to start

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Israel pays close attention as Iran nuclear talks set to start

With crucial talks aimed at curtailing Iran's nuclear program set to begin, the rhetoric is heating up. Israel will be following the progress of the negotiations closely, says Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. If the talks fail, would Israel be justified in attacking Iran's nuclear facilities? Tell us what you think.

Posted: September 30, 2009 10:51   Comments: 140
Israeli films explore realities of warfare, faith

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Israeli films explore realities of warfare, faith

Israel's robust film industry is funded primarily with state grants, even though the themes can be highly critical of the government and at odds with conventional Israeli values. Many films explore issues from recent Israeli military history.

Posted: September 29, 2009 14:29   Comments: 3
Guinea security forces crack down, kill more than 100

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Guinea security forces crack down, kill more than 100

Almost one year after a bloodless coup in the impoverished West African nation, security forces cracked down on around 50,000 protesters. Witnesses have accused the junta's soldiers of brutal murders and indiscriminate sexual assault.

Posted: September 29, 2009 13:09   Comments: 1
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