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Vietnam on a bumpy road to economic power

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Vietnam on a bumpy road to economic power

In the U.S., Vietnam has been largely out of public view in the three decades since the war. But during that time, Vietnam has gone through remarkable changes, and is now on the road to becoming an economic powerhouse.

Posted: January 13, 2009 20:50   Comments: 5
Tuesday, January 13, 2009

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

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Posted: January 13, 2009 20:19   Comments: 0
World’s strongest economies are quickly deteriorating

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World’s strongest economies are quickly deteriorating

The OECD warns that what had been some of the world's strongest economies -- China, Russia and Germany -- are now deteriorating the most quickly. Marcus Mabry of The New York Times discusses how this will impact the U.S.

Posted: January 13, 2009 16:34   Comments: 3
Gaza war shifts balance of power in Middle East

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Gaza war shifts balance of power in Middle East

Tamara Cofman Wittes of The Brookings Institution discusses how the war in Gaza has put pressure on U.S. allies like Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

Posted: January 13, 2009 15:01   Comments: 14
Report shows political freedoms declining worldwide

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Report shows political freedoms declining worldwide

Political freedoms declined around the world in 2008 for the third year in a row, according to a report released on Tuesday by the human rights group Freedom House.

Posted: January 13, 2009 13:55   Comments: 0
China prepares $6.6b to improve image in foreign media

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China prepares $6.6b to improve image in foreign media

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about China's 45 billion yuan plan to expand its media outlets and improve its image in international news coverage, assessing the likelihood of its success.

Posted: January 13, 2009 11:04   Comments: 2
Monday, January 12, 2009

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Monday, January 12, 2009

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Posted: January 12, 2009 18:19   Comments: 2
Tune in: Online radio show on the roots of the Gaza war

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Tune in: Online radio show on the roots of the Gaza war

Worldfocus anchor Martin Savidge hosts a webcasted radio show to discuss the historical roots of the current war in Gaza and the Israeli-Hamas conflict. Listen here.

Posted: January 12, 2009 16:44   Comments: 4
Oil-rich countries brace for hardship as prices drop

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Oil-rich countries brace for hardship as prices drop

Daniel Yergin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power," discusses the future of oil prices, which dropped on Monday.

Posted: January 12, 2009 16:43   Comments: 0
Obama discusses drug war with Mexican president

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Obama discusses drug war with Mexican president

As President-elect Obama meets with Mexican leader Felipe Calderón, Carol Wise of the University of Southern California discusses how the incoming Obama administration can work to combat escalating drug violence in Mexico, which has impacted the U.S.

Posted: January 12, 2009 13:56   Comments: 1

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