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On East Asian tour, Obama engages ascendant China

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On East Asian tour, Obama engages ascendant China

U.S. President Barack Obama visited Shanghai to meet with Chinese leaders and hold a town hall meeting with university students. The American leader stressed the interdependence between the U.S. and the Asian giant. Melissa Chan and Steve Chao of Al Jazeera English report.

Posted: November 16, 2009 13:04   Comments: 0
Mourning the loss of life at one of the world’s largest bases

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Mourning the loss of life at one of the world’s largest bases

Worldfocus contributing blogger S. Azmat Hassan writes about the recent shooting at the U.S. military base in Ft. Hood, Texas. He explains why the event should not cause Americans to question the presence of Muslims in the army and also why the U.S. needs better gun control.

Posted: November 16, 2009 12:02   Comments: 5
Obama looks to redefine U.S. relationship with China

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Obama looks to redefine U.S. relationship with China

Worldfocus contributing blogger Nina Hachigian writes about the nomenclature of the Obama administration's emerging relationship with China. She argues that using the term "strategic partnership" signals skillful diplomacy for the U.S. as China seeks to renegotiate its role as a major power.

Posted: November 16, 2009 11:44   Comments: 3
Putting profits over people in U.S.-China relations

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Putting profits over people in U.S.-China relations

In his maiden voyage to East Asia as commander-in-chief, President Obama has emphasized how the U.S. and China need to work together on global issues. Given the importance of the China-U.S. economic relationship, is the United States putting too much emphasis on human rights in China?

Posted: November 16, 2009 10:33   Comments: 32
Today: Obama town hall not on Chinese TV, Russia expands

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Today: Obama town hall not on Chinese TV, Russia expands

Today's headlines as compiled by the Worldfocus newsroom: President Obama's visit to China, an apology from Australian and British leaders, and Russia expands. Also, tourism is on the rise in Zimbabwe, where hotels have been around 60% full since the formation of the unity government.

Posted: November 16, 2009 09:30   Comments: 2
Full Show: November 13, 2009

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Full Show: November 13, 2009

Watch the full show from Friday, November 13: President Obama visits Japan; the British government deals with a growing immigration backlash; Pakistan suffers another deadly attack; and, Iraq tries to attract tourists.

Posted: November 13, 2009 18:03   Comments: 4
Kim Jong-il’s North Korea welcomes legal U.S. tourists

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Kim Jong-il’s North Korea welcomes legal U.S. tourists

Part 5 of 6 in our "Inside the Hermit Kingdom" series on the people and culture of North Korea. Multimedia producer Ben Piven's video chronicles his five-day trip in August. Watch original footage of the Pyongyang Metro, rural countryside, Demilitarized Zone and everyday North Koreans.

Posted: November 13, 2009 17:40   Comments: 6
Week in Review: 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall

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Week in Review: 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall

Garrick Utley, the president of the Levin Institute of the State University of New York, and Rana Foroohar, senior editor of Newsweek’s international edition, join Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and its lasting geopolitical implications. They discuss the history of Berlin and and analyze current U.S. - German relations.

Posted: November 13, 2009 17:07   Comments: 5
Iraq lures tourists back to Babylon amid rubble of war

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Iraq lures tourists back to Babylon amid rubble of war

Iraq is home to one of the seven wonders of the world and other ruins and temples. But after years of violence and unrest, tourists are wary of traveling to the war-ravaged country. Al Jazeera English's Hamish MacDonald reports on how Iraq is positioning itself as a tourist destination again.

Posted: November 13, 2009 16:21   Comments: 0
Japan’s new assertive leader meets with President Obama

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Japan’s new assertive leader meets with President Obama

Susumu Awanohara, an expert on U.S.-Japan relations with Medley Global Advisors, joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the challenges Japan's new leadership faces and the evolving relationship between Japan and the U.S.

Posted: November 13, 2009 12:25   Comments: 3

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