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Archive for June, 2009

Protests over alleged election fraud continue in Iran

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Protests over alleged election fraud continue in Iran

Iran's supreme leader has ordered an investigation into claims of fraud in the country's recent presidential election. Ervand Abrahamian of the City University of New York discusses the election results and how this complicates U.S. President Barack Obama's desire to start a dialogue.

Posted: June 15, 2009 15:00   Comments: 3
Stable Somaliland in the shadow of lawless Somalia

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Stable Somaliland in the shadow of lawless Somalia

Somaliland, the break-away region of northern Somalia, has remained a fairly stable and peaceful state -- but has gone unrecognized by the international community. The Pulitzer Center's Tristan McConnell discusses why.

Posted: June 15, 2009 13:13   Comments: 3
Bailing out the bailer-outer

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Bailing out the bailer-outer

After bailing out countries from Iceland to Pakistan, the International Monetary Fund needs additional funds that it can loan to other nations on the brink. Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian gives five reasons the United States should agree to fund the IMF, despite the naysayers.

Posted: June 15, 2009 09:40   Comments: 1
Full Show: June 12, 2009

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Full Show: June 12, 2009

Watch the show from Friday, June 12: Iranians go to the polls, Serbian war criminal, child labor and Anne Frank's birthday.

Posted: June 12, 2009 18:19   Comments: 1
Week in review: Iranian election and N. Korean leadership

Week in Review

Week in review: Iranian election and N. Korean leadership

Carol Giacomo of The New York Times and Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs magazine discuss the top stories of the week. They look at the election in Iran and changing leadership in North Korea, where two American journalists were also sentenced to 12 years of hard labor earlier this week.

Posted: June 12, 2009 18:11   Comments: 4
Rising sea levels force island populations to evacuate

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Rising sea levels force island populations to evacuate

Rising sea levels could force the evacuation of entire populations from low-lying countries like the Maldives, Tuvalu, Kiribati and the Marshall Islands, according to a recent report. Climate change could potentially create 200 million refugees by 2050.

Posted: June 12, 2009 16:41   Comments: 2
Somali piracy by a different name

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Somali piracy by a different name

Here’s a different take on the issue of piracy off the African coast: the people we call pirates think that they are the ones under attack? It reminds Peter Eisner of the old saying: One person’s terrorist is another person’s freedom fighter.

Posted: June 12, 2009 14:00   Comments: 0
Iranians pull election lever en masse

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Iranians pull election lever en masse

Today, Iranians exercise their right to vote in a hotly contested election that pits incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad against three opponents. Due to heavy turnout, voting has been extended several hours, and tallies will begin coming in throughout the night.

Posted: June 12, 2009 13:23   Comments: 0
U.S. accuses American couple of spying for Cuba

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U.S. accuses American couple of spying for Cuba

A strange case of alleged spying on behalf of Cuba has popped up in Washington, raising fascinating questions about personality, motivation and Cuba's goals in espionage, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner.

Posted: June 12, 2009 10:05   Comments: 1
Coca fortunes read amid crucifixes and Bolivian war heroes

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Coca fortunes read amid crucifixes and Bolivian war heroes

Worldfocus correspondent Ivette Feliciano reported on Bolivia’s coca plant cultivation. The coca plant is used to make teas, pastas, shampoos and medicines -- but as she found out, fortune tellers have also found a spiritual use for the leaves.

Posted: June 12, 2009 09:13   Comments: 1

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