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Archive for April, 2009

Rural Africans may see a bright side to financial crisis

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Rural Africans may see a bright side to financial crisis

The global recession may cost the African continent billions in aid, and several African leaders have acknowledged that they underestimated the effects of the financial crisis. However, a Worldfocus contributing blogger writes that there is a bright side for rural Africans.

Posted: April 6, 2009 13:56   Comments: 2
Diplomacy should trump name-calling in dealing with Korea

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Diplomacy should trump name-calling in dealing with Korea

North Korea launched a rocket on Sunday, but failed to put a satellite into orbit as hoped. Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner discusses the implications of the launch and the changing face of the U.S. approach to North Korea.

Posted: April 6, 2009 13:29   Comments: 3
Estonia emerges from Soviet rule to fight in Afghanistan

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Estonia emerges from Soviet rule to fight in Afghanistan

After NATO backed President Obama's new approach to the war in Afghanistan at a summit this weekend, Worldfocus reports on the commitment of one NATO ally -- the small eastern European nation of Estonia, population 1.3 million.

Posted: April 6, 2009 13:28   Comments: 15
Death toll climbs after earthquake jolts central Italy

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Death toll climbs after earthquake jolts central Italy

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.

Posted: April 6, 2009 13:28   Comments: 4
Obama avoids “genocide” label in Turkey

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Obama avoids “genocide” label in Turkey

Visiting Turkey on Monday, U.S. President Barack Obama encouraged dialogue with Armenia, acknowledging the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks but stopping short of calling them "genocide." A Worldfocus contributing blogger explores Obama's goals in Turkey and the Armenia question.

Posted: April 6, 2009 09:23   Comments: 2
Indian nationalism begins to challenge caste destiny

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Indian nationalism begins to challenge caste destiny

Multimedia reporter Ben Piven spent nine months documenting the caste system in Mumbai on a Fulbright grant. He recalls his field research and the questions surrounding caste and Indian nationalism in the slums of Mumbai.

Posted: April 3, 2009 19:28   Comments: 5
Week in review: G-20 summit, talks with Russia and Iran

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Week in review: G-20 summit, talks with Russia and Iran

Richard Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations and Carla Robbins of The New York Times discuss the week's top stories: The G-20 summit meeting, the meeting between President Obama and his Russian counterpart and whether Iran and the United States actually talked this week or not.

Posted: April 3, 2009 18:38   Comments: 2
Full Show: April 3, 2009

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Full Show: April 3, 2009

Watch the show from Friday, April 3: NATO summit, France and Afghanistan, Pakistan depot attack, flogging reactions, world unemployment, weekly roundtable.

Posted: April 3, 2009 17:33   Comments: 1
What’s a trillion here or there, among friends?

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What’s a trillion here or there, among friends?

Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner discusses what really came out of the G-20 meeting (besides the $1.1 trillion pledged), including Fidel Castro's positive outlook on U.S.-China relations.

Posted: April 3, 2009 15:42   Comments: 1
NATO looks toward Afghanistan as it turns 60

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NATO looks toward Afghanistan as it turns 60

Kimberly Marten, chair of the political science department at Barnard College, Columbia University discusses NATO's 60th anniversary and the international role in Afghanistan's expanding war.

Posted: April 3, 2009 13:49   Comments: 5

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