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Archive for April, 2009

News quiz: G20, Zimbabwe and workers in India

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News quiz: G20, Zimbabwe and workers in India

Every week, Worldfocus quizzes viewers about the week's international news events. Know your news? Take the quiz.

Posted: April 3, 2009 12:11   Comments: 0
South Korea and Japan brace for North Korea rocket launch

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South Korea and Japan brace for North Korea rocket launch

U.S. officials say North Korea appears to be on track for a rocket launch that could take place as early as this Saturday. Although North Korea says the rocket will launch a satellite, South Korea, Japan and the United States think the North Koreans are planning a test of long-range missile technology.

Posted: April 3, 2009 10:46   Comments: 0
Serbia looks back on Kosovo, NATO a decade later

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Serbia looks back on Kosovo, NATO a decade later

Recently, air raid sirens marked the 10th anniversary of NATO's 1999 bombing of Serbia in response to the country's crackdown on Kosovo. A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about the lasting repercussions of the war.

Posted: April 3, 2009 09:34   Comments: 3
“Hell Hole” film exposes appalling state of Zimbabwe’s jails

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“Hell Hole” film exposes appalling state of Zimbabwe’s jails

A documentary portraying miserable and unhygienic conditions in Zimbabwe’s jails has prompted the Zimbabwean government to request aid to manage their prison system.

Posted: April 2, 2009 20:42   Comments: 1
Full Show: April 2, 2009

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Full Show: April 2, 2009

Watch the show from Thursday, April 2: The G-20 economic summit in London, prisons in Zimbabwe, Singapore's economy and China's knockoff art industry.

Posted: April 2, 2009 16:43   Comments: 0
G-20 agrees to regulation crackdown amid ongoing protests

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G-20 agrees to regulation crackdown amid ongoing protests

Martin Wolf of the Financial Times of London discusses whether the measures announced by the G-20 leaders in London will have a real impact on the global economic crisis.

Posted: April 2, 2009 14:55   Comments: 0
Obama, Russia’s Medvedev agree to cut nuclear arsenals

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Obama, Russia’s Medvedev agree to cut nuclear arsenals

After President Barack Obama met with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and both agreed to reduce nuclear arsenals, a Worldfocus contributing blogger discusses the broader implications of "resetting" relations with Russia.

Posted: April 2, 2009 09:07   Comments: 0
Full Show: April 1, 2009

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Full Show: April 1, 2009

Watch the show from Wednesday, April 1: G-20 Meeting in London, Global reactions to the economic slump, a rare look inside North Korea and the growing business of movie making in Uganda.

Posted: April 1, 2009 17:32   Comments: 0
Is G-20 the right institution to handle economic crisis?

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Is G-20 the right institution to handle economic crisis?

As U.S. President Barack Obama prepares for the G-20 economic summit and offers assurances that differences between world leaders are exaggerated, a Worldfocus contributing blogger argues that member states' interests are too divergent to find an economic fix, and that the G-20 is not a representative international body.

Posted: April 1, 2009 16:21   Comments: 1
G-20 countries split over way out of economic crisis

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G-20 countries split over way out of economic crisis

Reginald Dale, a senior fellow in the Europe program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, discusses the divide over regulation between France and Germany and the UK and U.S. and whether Russia will respond to President Obama's pledge to "reset" the relationship with Russia.

Posted: April 1, 2009 14:33   Comments: 4

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