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Today: Obama in Korea and a World Cup controversy

Daily News Brief

Today: Obama in Korea and a World Cup controversy

Today's top stores as brought to you by the Worldfocus newsroom. President Obama has tough words for Iran and North Korea; Russia has over 3,500 people die in road accidents daily; and Irish sports officials protest the winning goal scored by France in the World Cup playoffs.

Posted: November 19, 2009 11:19   Comments: 2
Africa remains the final frontier for economic growth

Perspectives

Africa remains the final frontier for economic growth

Ayo Johnson, a Worldfocus contributing blogger, writes about extraction of natural resources in Africa. The piece, excerpted from his blog, Africa Speak International, argues that Chinese investment in Africa has benefited that continent and speaks to Africa's natural strategic importance.

Posted: November 18, 2009 12:07   Comments: 32
Today: Somali pirates, German troops and obese kids

Daily News Brief

Today: Somali pirates, German troops and obese kids

Top stories from around the world brought to you by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: President Obama leaves China with few concessions; Germany will extend its mission in Afghanistan for another year; and an epidemic of childhood obesity threatens to lower life expectancy in Mexico.

Posted: November 18, 2009 12:01   Comments: 0
Today: Somalia’s corruption and a lost Nabakov novel

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Today: Somalia’s corruption and a lost Nabakov novel

Stories from around the world compiled by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: Somalia called the world's most corrupt country; Japan wants to silence noisy South African soccer fans; and the last unfinished novel of Vladimir Nabokov goes on sale in the West.

Posted: November 17, 2009 11:31   Comments: 1
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
Today: The recession recedes and the Vatican gets social

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Today: The recession recedes and the Vatican gets social

Today's news compiled by Worldfocus staff. The Syrian president is in France today and talks with Israel are on the agenda. Global warming may be causing Lake Titicaca to sink; and the Vatican tries to get hip to social media.

Posted: November 13, 2009 10:37   Comments: 0
Palestinian elections and a powerful Mexican drug lord

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Palestinian elections and a powerful Mexican drug lord

In today's daily news brief, the Palestinian elections may be postponed; Maoist rebels take to the streets in Nepal, and a Mexican drug lord makes the Forbes list of the world's most powerful people.

Posted: November 12, 2009 11:29   Comments: 3
Conflict endures in Ethiopia’s ethnic Somali Region

Q & A

Conflict endures in Ethiopia’s ethnic Somali Region

The violent, separatist conflict in southeastern Ethiopia has claimed thousands of lives over the last 15 years. Former U.S. ambassador to Ethiopia David H. Shinn answers questions about the roots of this under reported conflict and whether it could be the next Darfur.

Posted: November 11, 2009 11:59   Comments: 47
Today: Korean clash, Saudi strikes and endangered koalas

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Today: Korean clash, Saudi strikes and endangered koalas

Stories brought to you from the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: continuing clashes on the Saudi-Yemen border; an environmental group says the Australian koala population is dropping precipitously; and Japan increases humanitarian aid to Afghanistan.

Posted: November 10, 2009 11:53   Comments: 0
Today: Salvador mudslides, the Berlin Wall and eco-buses

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Today: Salvador mudslides, the Berlin Wall and eco-buses

Top stories from around the world as compiled by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: Chinese and Korean reactions to the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall; deadly mudslides in El Salvador; and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir stays home.

Posted: November 9, 2009 10:39   Comments: 0
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