Stories from around the world brought to you by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: the death toll continues to rise in the Philippines from a massacre allegedly ordered by a clan close to the government. In Russia, a rare Siberian tiger tagged by Vladimir Putin goes missing.
Archive for November, 2009
Watch the full show from Tuesday, November 24: White House signals it's made a long-awaited decision on how many new U.S. troops to send to Afghanistan; Britain launches a sweeping investigation into its role in the Iraq war; too much wind-generated electricity in Denmark; and, a first-hand account of life in Somalia.
Mustafa Haji Abdinur, an AFP journalist and the founder of Radio Simba in Somalia, sits down with Martin Savidge to discuss the culture of violence in daily Somali life and the war against the independent press. Since 2007, fighting in Somalia has killed 19,000 civilians and displaced 1.5 million Somalis.
Last week, we showed you how everyday Danes profit from pioneering wind power. But there's a challenge -- how to store that power when the wind isn't blowing. John Larson reports on how Denmark is searching for answers, including building Europe's first "hydrogen neighborhood" -- homes that are powered and heated with the help of hydrogen fuel cells.
Obama administration officials have just announced that the president has finished gathering information about the situation in Afghanistan and will likely address the nation on Dec. 1 about the planned troop increases. For more on Pres. Obama's plan in Afghanistan, Martin Savidge speaks with Juan Carlos Zarate.
Stories from around the world brought to you by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: the death toll from a political massacre rises in the Philippines; scientists say climate change may cause conflict in Africa; and the Iranian president is in Brazil.
Germany has plan for an "integration contracts" that new immigrants must sign, laying out services available to immigrant communities and detailing the expectations of new arrivals. Martin Seemungal reported late last year on the rising Christian-Muslim tensions in the city of Cologne.
Watch the full show from Monday, November 23: India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meets with President Obama; new immigrants in Germany are asked to sign contracts committing them to Western values; and kidnappings and attacks in the Philippines.
Worldfocus contributing blogger S. Azmat Hassan writes how President Obama’s first visit to China elicited considerable curiosity among the Chinese, though Obama could not have expected the generally rapturous welcome he has received in Europe. Additionally, the Chinese government saw to it that his visit was strictly controlled and choreographed.
Martin Savidge speaks with Amit Pandya of the Stimson Center, an organization dedicated to promoting international peace and security, about the Indian prime minister's visit to the U.S. Pandya analyzes Manmohan Singh's visit, in light of the fact that this is the first state visit by a foreign leader during Obama's presidency.