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Archive for August, 2009

Full Show: August 27, 2009

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Full Show: August 27, 2009

Watch the show from Thursday, August 27: Israel on the threat posed by Iran, journalists barred from Sri Lanka, the loss of Edward Kennedy and pampered buffaloes in Italy.

Posted: August 27, 2009 17:18   Comments: 1
Death of Edward Kennedy reverberates in Ireland

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Death of Edward Kennedy reverberates in Ireland

As the tributes to late U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy continue, nowhere beyond the U.S. is his death reverberating more than in Ireland. Author Malachy McCourt discuss why Kennedy and his family resonated with the Irish.

Posted: August 27, 2009 15:55   Comments: 2
Mexico decriminalizes small amounts of drugs

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Mexico decriminalizes small amounts of drugs

Last week, the Mexican government announced that it will no longer jail users of small amounts of marijuana, cocaine and heroin. Other countries in the region have taken similar steps. John Walsh of the Washington Office on Latin America discusses the trend.

Posted: August 27, 2009 15:27   Comments: 75
As work leaves Russia, so do migrants

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As work leaves Russia, so do migrants

Many of the immigrants who came to Russia looking for work and better lives are currently suffering a dramatic reversal of fortune due to the hard hit Russia has taken from the recession.

Posted: August 27, 2009 12:07   Comments: 0
Afghanistan news hunt results

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Afghanistan news hunt results

Worldfocus partnered with News Trust to find some of the best journalism on Afghanistan and its second-ever presidential election. Find out how the international media portrayed the election.

Posted: August 27, 2009 08:43   Comments: 0
In Mexico, drug legalization is a mixed bag

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In Mexico, drug legalization is a mixed bag

In Mexico, a new law has been passed to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of narcotics including marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD and crystal meth. A Worldfocus contributing blogger examines the pros and cons of decriminalization.

Posted: August 27, 2009 07:23   Comments: 11
Full Show: August 26, 2009

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Full Show: August 26, 2009

Watch the show from Wednesday, August 26: Peace talks between Israel and the U.S., a visit to the Palestinian stock market, election results in Afghanistan and remembering Ted Kennedy around the world.

Posted: August 26, 2009 16:48   Comments Off on Full Show: August 26, 2009
Falling dollar could dampen Chinese investment

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Falling dollar could dampen Chinese investment

The U.S. budget deficit is increasing, and could reach $9 trillion over the next 10 years. C. Fred Bergsten of the Peterson Institute for International Economics discusses the possibility of a fall in the value of the dollar.

Posted: August 26, 2009 14:30   Comments: 3
PBS Wide Angle: Once upon a coup

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PBS Wide Angle: Once upon a coup

PBS WIDE ANGLE's film "Once Upon a Coup" investigates the inner workings of a coup attempt in the tiny West African country of Equatorial Guinea. Discovery of a vast underwater oil reserve there caught the attention of the U.S., China and more.

Posted: August 26, 2009 14:07   Comments: 4
U.S., Israel discuss thorny issue of Israeli settlements

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U.S., Israel discuss thorny issue of Israeli settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Middle East envoy George Mitchell failed to reach an agreement about Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Daniel Levy of the New America Foundation discusses prospects for a broader Middle East peace deal. Tell us what you think.

Posted: August 26, 2009 12:16   Comments: 136

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