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Hezbollah heads into mainstream Lebanese life and politics

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Hezbollah heads into mainstream Lebanese life and politics

Some call it a state within a state; a movement that is all too willing to fill any gaps it perceives left open by the government. Hezbollah, with its close ties to Iran, has become very influential in Lebanon -- and though the U.S. government considers them terrorists, they are heroes to their many followers.

Posted: April 27, 2009 15:56   Comments: 16
Scenes of Hezbollah play out on south Beirut streets

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Scenes of Hezbollah play out on south Beirut streets

Worldfocus correspondent Kristen Gillespie looks at Hezbollah's presence in Lebanon's capital city with an overload of billboards, posters and Hezbollah souvenir shops.

Posted: April 27, 2009 15:29   Comments: 0
Measuring South Africa’s progress since apartheid

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Measuring South Africa’s progress since apartheid

According final results announced Saturday, the ruling African National Congress won South Africa's national elections, though it failed to gain a two-thirds majority and its leader has faced growing criticism. Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner examines South Africa's progress since apartheid, however imperfect the country and its leaders may still be.

Posted: April 27, 2009 12:27   Comments: 0
Countries prepare for the worst as swine flu spreads

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Countries prepare for the worst as swine flu spreads

Governments the world over are racing to find and contain pockets of swine flu. Andrew Garrett of Columbia University discusses the threat posed by swine flu, how the disease spread from Mexico and how long it might be before it is brought under control.

Posted: April 27, 2009 11:12   Comments: 0
Whispered or shouted, Pakistan is cause for concern

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Whispered or shouted, Pakistan is cause for concern

After the Taliban briefly gained control of Pakistan's Buner district last week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton responded bluntly, saying "I think that the Pakistani government is basically abdicating to the Taliban and to the extremists." Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner weighs the pros and cons of this loud and public warning to a U.S. ally.

Posted: April 27, 2009 10:33   Comments: 0
Full Show: April 24, 2009

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Full Show: April 24, 2009

Watch the show from Friday, April 24: Dismal economic news from Britain, suicide attack in Baghdad, deadly flu in Mexico and Henry VIII's love letters.

Posted: April 24, 2009 18:11   Comments: 1
Europe remains optimistic in face of economic decline

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Europe remains optimistic in face of economic decline

Roben Farzad of BusinessWeek magazine discusses the optimism about the global economy in Europe. Britain reported its sharpest economic decline in 30 years on Friday, yet economists were upbeat, saying it was the beginning of the end.

Posted: April 24, 2009 16:26   Comments: 0
Wave of new violence questions security progress in Iraq

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Wave of new violence questions security progress in Iraq

On Friday, for a second day in a row, the Iraqi capital of Baghdad was hit with a devastating bombing attack.These latest attacks have raised new concerns about the abilities of Iraq's security forces. General David Petraeus cautioned that progress in Iraq continues to be fragile and reversible.

Posted: April 24, 2009 15:38   Comments: 3
Environment, elections and the economic slump

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Environment, elections and the economic slump

Environment, elections and the economic slump. Know your news? Take the quiz.

Posted: April 24, 2009 14:58   Comments: 0
Week in review: Iraq violence, the Taliban and South Africa

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Week in review: Iraq violence, the Taliban and South Africa

Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs Magazine and Carol Giacomo of The New York Times editorial board discuss the week's top stories: A new wave of violence in Iraq, growing concern about the spread of the Taliban in Pakistan and South Africa's national election.

Posted: April 24, 2009 13:00   Comments: 0
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