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Archive for August, 2009

Japan’s fledgling two-party system set to evolve

Perspectives

Japan’s fledgling two-party system set to evolve

Japan is set to head to the polls for parliamentary elections on August 30, and polling suggests Prime Minister Taro Aso's conservative party will lose power after ruling for most of the past 54 years. A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about changes ahead for the Japanese political landscape.

Posted: August 24, 2009 11:45   Comments: 1
Taliban abducted Afghans who dared to vote

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Taliban abducted Afghans who dared to vote

Afghanistan's presidential election continues to generate widespread allegations of fraud and intimidation as the votes are counted. James Bays of Worldfocus partner Al Jazeera English takes a look at what some Afghans faced.

Posted: August 24, 2009 11:19   Comments: 1
Full Show: August 21, 2009

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Full Show: August 21, 2009

Watch the show from Friday, August 21: The Lockerbie bomber, Afghanistan aftermath, a cheese bank in Italy and the week in review.

Posted: August 21, 2009 16:42   Comments: 1
New Zealanders vote to overturn ban on smacking children

How You See It

New Zealanders vote to overturn ban on smacking children

In a nationwide referendum, nearly 88 percent of New Zealanders voted "NO" when asked: "Should a smack as part of good parental correction be a criminal offense?" Do you think governments should make laws about how to punish children, or it is a private matter? Tell us what you think.

Posted: August 21, 2009 16:21   Comments: 16
Week in review: Afghan elections, Iraq and Scottish justice

Week in Review (video)

Week in review: Afghan elections, Iraq and Scottish justice

Charles Sennott of GlobalPost and Dagmar Aalund of the Wall Street Journal discuss the week's top stories: The presidential election in Afghanistan, the ongoing security nightmare in Iraq and a controversial decision in Scotland.

Posted: August 21, 2009 14:04   Comments: 4
In Afghanistan, a kaleidoscope of alliances and betrayals

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In Afghanistan, a kaleidoscope of alliances and betrayals

Worldfocus contributor Scott Bohlinger is a political analyst living in Afghanistan. He compares how people talk about politics and their candidates in the U.S. and Afghanistan.

Posted: August 21, 2009 13:45   Comments: 1
U.S. envoy gets an earful from Pakistan conservatives

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U.S. envoy gets an earful from Pakistan conservatives

America's special representative to Pakistan and Afghanistan, Richard Holbrooke, has been holding a series of meetings in Pakistan -- and not just with top government officials. Holbrooke reached out to conservative Muslim leaders -- and got an earful once he did.

Posted: August 21, 2009 13:35   Comments: 2
From U.S. to Israel, racial injustice is not an exception

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From U.S. to Israel, racial injustice is not an exception

Worldfocus contributor Jen Marlowe is currently traveling in Israel and Palestine and explores the lives of Troy Davis, an African American man on death row in the U.S., and Asel Asleh, a young Palestinian citizen of Israel killed by Israeli police.

Posted: August 21, 2009 09:36   Comments: 24
Full Show: August 20, 2009

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Full Show: August 20, 2009

Watch the show from Thursday, August 20: A controversial release in Scotland, nuclear inspections in Iran, Afghans vote and bees in London.

Posted: August 20, 2009 17:41   Comments: 1
Iran allows U.N. inspectors to visit nuclear reactor

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Iran allows U.N. inspectors to visit nuclear reactor

U.N. inspectors were reportedly allowed last week to visit Iran’s new, nearly-completed nuclear reactor. Charles Ferguson of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses this development in the standoff between Iran and the international community.

Posted: August 20, 2009 16:08   Comments: 2

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