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Archive for June, 2009

U.S. releases Iraqi militant suspected in five soldier deaths

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U.S. releases Iraqi militant suspected in five soldier deaths

Ghassan Shabaneh of Marymount Manhattan College discusses the U.S. military's release of Shiite militant Laith al-khazali, suspected of killing five American soldiers in 2007.

Posted: June 9, 2009 11:51   Comments: 3
Police clash with indigenous protesters in Peru

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Police clash with indigenous protesters in Peru

In northern Peru, Amazon Indians and police have clashed violently over the issue of exploiting natural resources, with more than 50 killed. Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner weighs the Peruvian government's response to the protests, arguing that the president's statements have been inopportune and politically incorrect.

Posted: June 9, 2009 11:19   Comments: 3
Full Show: June 8, 2009

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Full Show: June 8, 2009

Watch the show from Monday, June 8: North Korea antagonizes Obama administration, violence in Peru, Lebanon's election results and the Oprah effect on the Mideast.

Posted: June 8, 2009 16:46   Comments: 0
North Korea sentences U.S. journalists to 12 years

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North Korea sentences U.S. journalists to 12 years

North Korea has convicted two U.S. journalists of illegal entry and crimes against the nation, sentencing them to 12 years in a labor camp. Leon Sigal of the Social Science Research Council discusses the Obama administration's approach to North Korea and how the journalists factor into the equation.

Posted: June 8, 2009 11:13   Comments: 1
Shrines, souvenirs pay tribute to Turkey’s founding founder

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Shrines, souvenirs pay tribute to Turkey’s founding founder

Worldfocus producer Bryan Myers is currently reporting from Turkey. He writes from Istanbul about the country's love for one of its most famed figures, Kemal Ataturk, who appears on everything from office buildings to lapel pins and souvenirs.

Posted: June 8, 2009 10:51   Comments: 1
Just when you hoped North Korea would be reasonable…

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Just when you hoped North Korea would be reasonable…

After North Korea sentenced two American journalists to 12 years of hard labor, Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian writes that the confrontation between the U.S. and North Korea is going to get worse before it gets better.

Posted: June 8, 2009 10:30   Comments: 3
Whites-only British party wins seats in European parliament

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Whites-only British party wins seats in European parliament

The British National Party, a far-right, whites-only party, won its first seats in the European parliament. A Worldfocus contributing blogger in London writes to argue against the BNP’s vision of his country.

Posted: June 8, 2009 10:20   Comments: 10
U.S.-backed alliance beats Hezbollah in Lebanon’s election

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U.S.-backed alliance beats Hezbollah in Lebanon’s election

Official election results show that Lebanon has voted to maintain its pro-western government majority, which beat out another coalition led by Hezbollah. Mohamad Bazzi of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses what the results mean for Hezbollah, for the stability of Lebanon and for American foreign policy in the region.

Posted: June 8, 2009 10:12   Comments: 3
Hezbollah, El Salvador and language in Hungary

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Hezbollah, El Salvador and language in Hungary

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Posted: June 5, 2009 18:56   Comments: 0
Full Show: June 5, 2009

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Full Show: June 5, 2009

Watch the show from Friday, June 5: Reactions to Obama's Mideast speech, Israel's massive drill, Lebanon's election and remembering D-Day.

Posted: June 5, 2009 17:18   Comments: 1

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