Watch the full show from Monday, November 30: Swiss voters ban powerful symbol of Islam; in Germany, John Demjanjuk goes on trial for alleged murder of thousands during Holocaust; defiant Iran announces plan to build more uranium enrichment plants; and Denmark aims to have the most energy-efficient homes.
Archive for November, 2009
Worldfocus' John Larson has been reporting on Denmark's forward-thinking energy policy in the weeks leading up to the Copenhagen summit. Here, he visits a housing development outside of of Copenhagen where residents use astonishingly little energy.
Iran's announcement that it will build ten more uranium processing facilities drew a range of reactions today. Yet Iran itself was saying that a "diplomatic opportunity" is still possible. For more on Iran and its nuclear ambitions Daljit Dhaliwal speaks with Ervand Abrahamian of the City University of New York.
Worldfocus blogger Michael Lwin, a research fellow at Georgetown University, recently traveled to Myanmar to research Burmese law, culture and religion. He writes about his experiences in Naypyidaw. Five years ago the Burmese military junta decided to move Myanmar’s capital from Yangon to Naypyidaw, meaning "city of kings."
Swiss voters have approved a highly controversial ban on the building of minarets across the country. Dr. Peter Mandaville of George Mason University joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the Swiss referendum forbidding the building of new minarets in Switzerland.
Two days after Americans feasted on turkey, Moroccans chowed down on lamb. Writer Aida Alami and photographer Leila Alaoui depict the celebration of the Eid Al-Adha holiday as celebrated in a traditional Berber village in the south of Morocco.
An editorial in The Japan Times argues that Obama's controversial bow to the Japanese Emperor in fact symbolized a healthy step forward in U.S. relations with East Asia, despite its awkward juxtaposition with a Western-style handshake.
Top stories from around the world as brought to you by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: Somali pirates seize an oil tanker; Honduras holds a presidential election; and the Swiss vote to ban the construction of new minarets to accompany mosques.
Watch the full show from Friday, November 27: United Nations' nuclear watchdog board reprimands Iran; economic woes shake Dubai; children are dying in makeshift camps in Afghanistan; and, the Catholic Church conceals decades of child abuses.
Ervand Abrahamian, a distinguished professor of history at the City University of New York, joins Martin Savidge to discuss today's UN watchdog agency's rebuke of Iran. He argues that the censure reflects an unusual degree of international unity and strengthens the threat of further sanctions against Iran.