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Week in Review: Debt crisis in Greece and Iran’s nukes

Week in Review

Week in Review: Debt crisis in Greece and Iran’s nukes

In this week's roundtable discussion, we focus on Europe's economic challenges, including the debt crisis in Greece that has many Europeans worried about their common currency. We also focus on Iran and what the regime is trying to achieve by moving to a higher level of uranium enrichment. Carla Robbins and Garrick Utley join Daljit Dhaliwal.

Posted: February 12, 2010 16:57   Comments: 12
South of the border, the drug war rages out of control

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South of the border, the drug war rages out of control

Many Mexicans blame America for drug woes south of the border, alleging that Americans are using the drugs and supplying the guns for cartels. Endemic corruption in the Mexican judicial system has paralyzed the government's ability to tackle the problem. For more on Mexico's drug war, Daljit Dhaliwal speaks with Maureen Meyer.

Posted: February 12, 2010 15:06   Comments: 4
Throngs of Chinese go home on motorbikes for New Year

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Throngs of Chinese go home on motorbikes for New Year

Millions of people in China will be heading home this weekend for the most important holiday of the year -- the Lunar New Year. The Ministry of Railways estimates that more than 200 million passengers will be traveling by train alone. Then there are those who travel on the cheap. CCTV reports on how some are getting home for the holidays.

Posted: February 12, 2010 13:50   Comments: 1
Drones continue to eliminate major foes in NW Pakistan

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Drones continue to eliminate major foes in NW Pakistan

This week, Pakistani Taliban finally confirmed what the Pakistani army had claimed many days ago -- that Hakimullah Mehsud was killed last month by U.S. drones. While there are conflicting reports about which strike dealt Mehsud the mortal blow, the Pakistani Taliban are leaderless for the second time in six months. Read how commentators are assessing the drone war.

Posted: February 12, 2010 13:40   Comments: 4
Israeli ice hockey gains traction in Mediterranean nation

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Israeli ice hockey gains traction in Mediterranean nation

Unlike some Olympic powerhouses, Israel has just three athletes competing in the winter games, including an ice-dancing brother-sister team and a skier. But that could change in the coming years if growing interest in one Olympic sport turns more competitive. Arieh O'Sullivan of The Media Line caught up with an enthusiastic squad of Israeli athletes who love to play ice hockey.

Posted: February 12, 2010 13:14   Comments: 5
UN revamping its New York headquarters building

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UN revamping its New York headquarters building

Worldfocus producer Mohammad Al-Kassim talks with Michael Adlerstein, the UN Assistant Secretary-General in charge of renovating the Secretariat building on the east side of Manhattan.

Posted: February 12, 2010 13:02   Comments: 5
Mexican president tries to save country’s murder capital

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Mexican president tries to save country’s murder capital

Our broadcast this evening starts in Ciudad Juarez, one of the most dangerous places in the world just a couple miles across the U.S. border from Texas. The drug war there kills an average of 8 people per day and has residents living in fear. Thursday night, President Felipe Calderon was in the city, and Mariana Sanchez of AJE reports from Mexico's murder capital.

Posted: February 12, 2010 12:54   Comments: 23
Full Show: February 11, 2010

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Full Show: February 11, 2010

Watch the full show from Thursday, February 11: Iran marks the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution with large demonstrations and an iron fist; twenty years after Nelson Mandela walked to freedom, a look at South Africa today; and, the challenges of guaranteeing security for Olympic athletes and spectators.

Posted: February 11, 2010 18:05   Comments: 0
Massive Tehran rallies commemorate Islamic Revolution

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Massive Tehran rallies commemorate Islamic Revolution

As Iran battles dissent at home and abroad, hundreds of thousands of people showed their support for the government today. Iranians took to the streets of Tehran to mark the 31st anniversary of the revolution that created the Islamic republic. Geneive Abdo joins Daljit Dhaliwal for more on today's events and Iran's continuing defiance on the nuclear issue.

Posted: February 11, 2010 17:05   Comments: 14
Iraqi refugee family struggles to earn livelihood in Syria

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Iraqi refugee family struggles to earn livelihood in Syria

More than 4 million Iraqis have fled their homes since 2003. An estimated 1.2 million have taken refuge in Syria. Multimedia journalist Charity Tooze reports on a family of Iraqi refugees struggling to survive in Syria, where they have no legal right to work.

Posted: February 11, 2010 14:18   Comments: 9

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