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Archive for May, 2009

Earthquake survivors in Italy, still in tents, begin to heal

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Earthquake survivors in Italy, still in tents, begin to heal

After an earthquake struck central Italy in April, killing more than 300 people and displacing 65,000, more than a thousand survivors are still living in tents. A Worldfocus contributing blogger visits the town of L’Aquila in Italy and describes the efforts of volunteers.

Posted: May 28, 2009 11:55   Comments: 0
Controversy stirs ahead of major election in Lebanon

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Controversy stirs ahead of major election in Lebanon

From U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Beirut to new accusations about an old assassination, Lebanon is heating up in advance of its June 7 national election, which could see the tides turn for Hezbollah.

Posted: May 28, 2009 11:00   Comments: 1
Full Show: May 27, 2009

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Full Show: May 27, 2009

Watch the show from Wednesday, May 27: Suicide blast in Pakistan, tough talk from North Korea, eating cookies made of mud in Haiti and whale hunters in Peru.

Posted: May 27, 2009 16:52   Comments: 6
Pakistan bombing could be Taliban retaliation

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Pakistan bombing could be Taliban retaliation

Government officials in Pakistan say a car bomb that killed more than two dozen people and wounded hundreds in the city of Lahore could be retaliation for the Pakistani military's month-long war on the Taliban. Alex Thier of the United States Institute of Peace discusses the bombing and public opinion about the government offensive.

Posted: May 27, 2009 15:01   Comments: 1
Uranium-rich Niger faces political uncertainty

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Uranium-rich Niger faces political uncertainty

On Tuesday, Niger's president, Mamadou Tandja, dissolved the country's parliament rather than give up power after his current term expires. But as a Worldfocus contributing blogger writes, Niger's uranium deposits make its political instability cause for concern far beyond the country's borders.

Posted: May 27, 2009 12:37   Comments: 0
North Korea threatens to attack if ships searched

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North Korea threatens to attack if ships searched

South Korea is prepared to join with the United States and search North Korean ships suspected of carrying weapons of mass destruction. North Korea responded with new threats. Abraham Denmark of the Center for a New American Security discusses how North Korea and South Korea match up militarily.

Posted: May 27, 2009 12:17   Comments: 6
Religious beliefs guided both Bush and Blair on Iraq war

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Religious beliefs guided both Bush and Blair on Iraq war

Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner writes about the legacy of former British prime minister Tony Blair, and examines how religious beliefs played a role in his decision-making in office -- including the decision to invade Iraq.

Posted: May 27, 2009 11:16   Comments: 4
Full Show: May 26, 2009

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Full Show: May 26, 2009

Watch the show from Tuesday, May 26: North Korea keeps up the pressure, former child soldiers in Liberia, Obama's Supreme Court nominee and ancient health treatments in India.

Posted: May 26, 2009 16:41   Comments: 1
North Korea pushes further toward global confrontation

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North Korea pushes further toward global confrontation

North Korea has pushed itself even further toward confrontation with major world powers after tests of a nuclear bomb and short-range missiles. Sheila A. Smith of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses the threat posed by North Korea, how countries in the region have responded and what comes next.

Posted: May 26, 2009 12:45   Comments: 1
Japan powerless to halt North Korea’s nuclear program

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Japan powerless to halt North Korea’s nuclear program

Following North Korea’s recent nuclear test, a Worldfocus contributing blogger describes Japan’s response and evaluates calls for the country to develop its own nuclear weapons to bolster its defense capabilities.

Posted: May 26, 2009 11:44   Comments: 0

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