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Archive for April, 2009

Q&A: Ask your questions on the business of Iraq

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Q&A: Ask your questions on the business of Iraq

Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show on Tuesday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. EDT will explore the state of the Iraqi economy, from small shoe shops to large oil corporations. Ask your questions now.

Posted: April 24, 2009 10:26   Comments: 0
Latin Americans keep politics out of the economy

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Latin Americans keep politics out of the economy

The Latin American economy is expected to contract this year as countries face losses from declining exports, tourism and remittances. But while some world leaders have become political casualties of the economic crisis, blogger Thiago de Arag√£o writes that in most Latin American countries, people seem to sift apart economic and political issues.

Posted: April 24, 2009 09:43   Comments: 0
Full Show: April 23, 2009

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Full Show: April 23, 2009

Watch the show from Thursday, April 23: Violence and an arrest in Iraq, civilian casualties in Sri Lanka, the language of Jesus and Russian smiles.

Posted: April 23, 2009 16:49   Comments: 3
Taliban seizes control of Pakistan’s Buner district

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Taliban seizes control of Pakistan’s Buner district

On Thursday, the government of Pakistan sent paramilitary troops to a northwest district that was recently taken over by the Taliban. Michael Krepon of the Henry L. Stimson Center discusses the Taliban's growing influence and increasing concerns about the Pakistani government's ability to control the militants.

Posted: April 23, 2009 16:06   Comments: 4
Turkey, Armenia agree on road map to normalize ties

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Turkey, Armenia agree on road map to normalize ties

Turkey and Armenia have worked out a framework to normalize relations, the Turkish Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday. The announcement comes just before Armenia commemorates the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks between 1915-1917 -- a long source of tension between the neighboring countries.

Posted: April 23, 2009 16:05   Comments: 3
Iraq’s al-Qaeda leader captured in Baghdad

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Iraq’s al-Qaeda leader captured in Baghdad

Michael Wahid Hanna of the Century Foundation discusses what effect the reported arrest of Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, a leader of the al-Qaeda-linked Sunni insurgency in Iraq, will have on Iraq's stability.

Posted: April 23, 2009 16:05   Comments: 0
With no future in sight, young Pakistanis pick up arms

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With no future in sight, young Pakistanis pick up arms

A Pakistani-American writes that a lack of economic opportunities has led many Pakistani youths, including herself, to leave the country. Those too poor or who lack the connections to flee often turn to violence.

Posted: April 23, 2009 10:50   Comments: 2
Full Show: April 22, 2009

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Full Show: April 22, 2009

Watch the show from Wednesday, April 22: Israel shifts focus to Iran, French factory workers lose jobs, elections and rugby in South Africa and Turkish soap operas.

Posted: April 22, 2009 17:14   Comments: 1
Israel demands progress on Iran before peace negotiations

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Israel demands progress on Iran before peace negotiations

Alon Ben-Meir of New York University discusses what's behind the shift in Israel's approach to peace negotiations and the challenges it presents for the Obama administration and the Palestinians.

Posted: April 22, 2009 14:59   Comments: 12
Ruling party anticipates win in South Africa elections

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Ruling party anticipates win in South Africa elections

South Africa held national parliamentary elections on Wednesday. The ruling African National Congress is widely expected to emerge victorious, but analysts say the ANC will struggle to win the two-thirds majority that it has won in the past, with new challengers set to make a strong showing.

Posted: April 22, 2009 14:14   Comments: 1
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