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Archive for August, 2009

Full Show: August 7, 2009

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Full Show: August 7, 2009

Watch the show from Friday, August 7: A top Taliban leader dead in Pakistan, anniversary of the Russia-Georgia war, the British take on Goldman Sachs and a sulfur mine in Java.

Posted: August 7, 2009 17:10   Comments: 2
This week’s hotspots: from Tehran to Ziketan

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This week’s hotspots: from Tehran to Ziketan

This week's hotspots ranged from Iran, where protesters took to the streets during Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's inauguration, to China, where authorities sealed off a remote western village to prevent the spread of pneumonic plague.

Posted: August 7, 2009 17:10   Comments: 0
U.S. drone likely killed notorious Taliban leader in Pakistan

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U.S. drone likely killed notorious Taliban leader in Pakistan

On Friday, the Pakistani government said Baitullah Mehsud -- the head of the Taliban in Pakistan -- had been killed in the South Waziristan tribal area by a U.S. missile on Wednesday. Lisa Curtis of The Heritage Foundation discusses what the apparent death means for the war against the Taliban.

Posted: August 7, 2009 15:23   Comments: 2
Mehsud death could change how Pakistanis view U.S.

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Mehsud death could change how Pakistanis view U.S.

Baitullah Mehsud, the head of the Taliban in Pakistan, was likely killed by a U.S. drone this week. Worldfocus contributing blogger Sana Saleem explores how Mehsud's apparent death will impact the war on the Taliban and Pakistanis' perception of the U.S.

Posted: August 7, 2009 15:07   Comments: 1
Week in review: Hillary Clinton in Africa, Bill in North Korea

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Week in review: Hillary Clinton in Africa, Bill in North Korea

Nikhil Deogun of The Wall Street Journal and David Andelman of the World Policy Journal discuss the week's top stories: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's tour of Africa and her husband's mission to North Korea to secure the release of two American journalists.

Posted: August 7, 2009 14:52   Comments: 1
Indonesian sulfur miners toil in smouldering volcanoes

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Indonesian sulfur miners toil in smouldering volcanoes

Indonesian workers on the island of Java brave harsh conditions to mine sulfur, an essential mineral used in items that many people take for granted, like fertilizers, insecticides, gunpowder and matches.

Posted: August 7, 2009 14:04   Comments: 0
Five-day Russia-Georgia war has lasting political fallout

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Five-day Russia-Georgia war has lasting political fallout

On Friday, Russia and Georgia marked the first anniversary of the five-day war that erupted a year ago. But tensions between the countries are still running high, writes Ivan Krastev, and there will be lasting political fallout for Russia, Georgia, Europe and the U.S.

Posted: August 7, 2009 12:18   Comments: 2
Rights group condemns rocket fire from Gaza Strip

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Rights group condemns rocket fire from Gaza Strip

On Thursday, Human Rights Watch released a report condemning Hamas, the militant group in charge of the Gaza Strip, for its rocket attacks on Israel during the three-week Gaza War last December. Joe Stork of Human Rights Watch discusses the report.

Posted: August 6, 2009 16:50   Comments: 43
Full Show: August 6, 2009

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Full Show: August 6, 2009

Watch the show from Thursday, August 6: A pledge of support for Somalia, used cars in Benin, a new type of spy in Israel and bachelors in Latvia.

Posted: August 6, 2009 16:43   Comments: 0
Decoding the North Korean media on Bill Clinton

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Decoding the North Korean media on Bill Clinton

The homecoming of American journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling dominated the news in the U.S. this week, but what's the North Korean media saying about the incident?

Posted: August 6, 2009 16:15   Comments: 1

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