How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin is a new documentary film by Leslie Woodhead that explores the effect of the seminal rock group on the fall of the Soviet Union. Vote now for the musician that you think has most profoundly affected world events: The Beatles, U2/Bono, Pete Seeger, Michael Jackson or Bob Dylan.
Producer John Larson reports from Copenhagen, Denmark, on how changing lifestyles, taxing energy and subsidizing alternative technologies have reduced the country's dependency on oil and created thousands of new jobs.
This week, a Taliban sympathizer gunned down five British troops in Afghanistan. Daljit Dhaliwal speaks with Gideon Lichfield, deputy editor of The Economist online in New York, about British public sentiment and the reaction of Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
Read top stories from around the world as compiled by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: Saudi Arabia conducts airstrikes against rebels in Yemen; Israel releases an intercepted ship but keeps its weapons; and China bans corporal punishment for Internet addicts.
After news yesterday of the deaths of five British soldiers in Afghanistan, public opinion in the U.K. seems to be shifting. Amid growing calls for a policy change, Prime Minister Gordon Brown is to deliver a major speech tomorrow. Does growing British opposition to the war affect your perspective on America's role in Afghanistan?
Today's news roundup from around the world. Nokia announces layoffs in Finland; the French will send a delegation to North Korea; and bookstores are closing in Samarkand.
News from around the world brought to you by the Worldfocus staff. Today: George Mitchell is in Israel, the Pakistani army is in Waziristan, and the Internet gets new alphabets for domain names.
Ten years ago, extremists in Dagestan declared a holy war against the Russian government. Their struggle continues, drawing in Islamist fighters from across the region. Neave Barker of Al Jazeera English reports on the low-level rebellion from Dagestan.
Daljit Dhaliwal discusses HIV policy in with Russia Rowena Johnston of amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research. Johnston says that, despite progress in preventing HIV transmission between mothers and babies, the government is using ideology and not science when crafting prevention strategies.
Stories from around the world brought to you by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: An Iranian response; a United Nations representative is rebuffed in Zimbabwe; Hillary Clinton in Pakistan; and the City Of London cemetery wants inhabitants to double up to save space.