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Archive for June, 2009

Full Show: June 3, 2009

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Full Show: June 3, 2009

Watch the show from Wednesday, June 3: Obama in the Middle East, Tiananmen Square anniversary, victims of a plane crash and Queen for a D-Day.

Posted: June 3, 2009 16:54   Comments: 0
Israel simulates war in nationwide “doomsday” drill

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Israel simulates war in nationwide “doomsday” drill

On Tuesday, sirens blared as Israel conducted a nationwide drill aimed at preparing citizens in the event of missile attacks, suicide bombings and natural disasters. Israeli bloggers shared their experiences and wondered about the meaning behind the drills.

Posted: June 3, 2009 12:14   Comments: 2
“Left versus right” labels should be left aside in Latin America

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“Left versus right” labels should be left aside in Latin America

As the U.S. protests the idea of letting Cuba become a member of the Organization of American States, Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner argues that it's time for the U.S. to stop thinking of Latin American nations in terms of "left versus right."

Posted: June 3, 2009 11:14   Comments: 2
Anticipation grows in Egypt ahead of Obama speech

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Anticipation grows in Egypt ahead of Obama speech

U.S. President Obama's upcoming speech to the Muslim world in Cairo has been highly anticipated and generated controversy over everything from the location to what the president may say about Israel and the Palestinians. But Egyptians are working hard to make their capital picture-perfect, right down to the street level.

Posted: June 3, 2009 11:03   Comments: 2
Jewish settlements stir rising tensions in Israel

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Jewish settlements stir rising tensions in Israel

Under pressure from the U.S., Israel has begun dismantling small settler outposts built in the West Bank without formal government authorization. Worldfocus partner The Media Line reports on the rising tensions from one tiny settlement outpost, built illegally by a small group of Jews.

Posted: June 3, 2009 11:00   Comments: 34
World watches as Tiananmen anniversary approaches

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World watches as Tiananmen anniversary approaches

Shen Tong, who as a young student was one of the leaders behind the Tiananmen Square protests, takes a look back on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the astonishing pro-democracy movement that ended in bloodshed. He discusses how Tiananmen Square has and has not changed China.

Posted: June 3, 2009 10:18   Comments: 3
Tune in: Online radio show on Lebanon’s election

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Tune in: Online radio show on Lebanon’s election

Lebanon will head to the polls on June 7 in an election that could alter the political fabric of the country, with Hezbollah and its allies poised to make significant gains. Worldfocus.org’s weekly radio show explored the issues and implications of Lebanon’s election. Melani Cammett, Ben Gilbert and Ghassan Schbley joined the conversation. Listen now.

Posted: June 2, 2009 18:16   Comments: 3
Full Show: June 2, 2009

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Full Show: June 2, 2009

Watch the show from Tuesday, June 2: North Korea, plane crash, Afghan violence, Pakistan, H1N1 in Egypt, new human species.

Posted: June 2, 2009 17:50   Comments: 0
North Korea’s frail leader chooses a successor

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North Korea’s frail leader chooses a successor

South Korea's national intelligence service reports that North Korean leader Kim Jung-il has chosen a possible successor -- his third son, Kim Jong-un. John Park of the United States Institute of Peace discusses the significance of the announcement.

Posted: June 2, 2009 16:04   Comments: 3
Clinton outlines conditions for Cuba entry to OAS

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Clinton outlines conditions for Cuba entry to OAS

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in Honduras on Tuesday, attending a meeting of the Organization of American States. One issue on the table was Cuba, which was kicked out of the OAS in 1962. Shannon O'Neil of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses what it would take for Cuba to be re-admitted into the organization.

Posted: June 2, 2009 15:15   Comments: 1

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