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Archive for June, 2009

Hungarian students stick to native language

Perspectives

Hungarian students stick to native language

By 1990, it was no longer compulsory to learn Russian in Hungary. Students celebrated, no longer forced to learn the "language of oppression." But fast-forward to 2009, and Hungary is facing a foreign language gap, writes a Worldfocus contributing blogger.

Posted: June 2, 2009 12:48   Comments: 3
Full Show: June 1, 2009

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Full Show: June 1, 2009

Watch the show from Monday, June 1: General Motors, Pakistan lifts curfews, immigration in Greece and The Ballets Russes.

Posted: June 1, 2009 16:47   Comments: 0
Geithner reassures China that its dollar assets are safe

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Geithner reassures China that its dollar assets are safe

As General Motors filed for bankruptcy, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner arrived in Beijing to reassure the Chinese that the U.S. is committed to bringing down its deficit. Marcus Mabry of The New York Times discusses China's concerns and Geithner's trip.

Posted: June 1, 2009 15:09   Comments: 1
U.S. watches from sidelines as power shifts in El Salvador

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U.S. watches from sidelines as power shifts in El Salvador

As El Salvador inaugurates Mauricio Funes, the U.S. has praised the peaceful transfer of power between former adversaries. Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner traces the country's troubled history and U.S. involvement.

Posted: June 1, 2009 14:24   Comments: 2
Tel Aviv strives for coexistence as it eyes nearby strife

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Tel Aviv strives for coexistence as it eyes nearby strife

On Monday, Jewish settlers attacked Palestinian workers in one town on the West Bank as a protest against the removal of several settler squatter camps by the government. Ron Huldai, the mayor of Tel Aviv, discusses how people in his city view the settlement movement in the West Bank and Tel Aviv's efforts to promote coexistence.

Posted: June 1, 2009 13:26   Comments: 8
Mexican journalists prepare for job with survival training

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Mexican journalists prepare for job with survival training

Approximately 50 journalists have been killed in Mexico since 2000. A Worldfocus contributing blogger in Mexico writes about facing masked guerillas and tear gas in a survival training session for journalists.

Posted: June 1, 2009 10:43   Comments: 0

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