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Russian industrial town meets economic crisis with defiance

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Russian industrial town meets economic crisis with defiance

Unemployment in Russia has soard to 10.2 percent, a nine-year high. Blogger Oksana Zagrebnyeva shares her personal account of life in an industrial Russian town hard-hit by the economic slowdown.

Posted: June 5, 2009 13:57   Comments: 1
Q&A: Ask your questions on Bosnia’s delicate balance

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Q&A: Ask your questions on Bosnia’s delicate balance

More than a decade after the war in Bosnia came to an end, tensions are high and officials warn that the country's peace deal is on the brink of collapse. Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explored the roots of conflict and Bosnia's fragile peace. Nenad Pejic, Sarah Meharg and Srecko Latal joined the conversation.

Posted: June 4, 2009 14:59   Comments: 1
Hungarian students stick to native language

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Hungarian students stick to native language

By 1990, it was no longer compulsory to learn Russian in Hungary. Students celebrated, no longer forced to learn the "language of oppression." But fast-forward to 2009, and Hungary is facing a foreign language gap, writes a Worldfocus contributing blogger.

Posted: June 2, 2009 12:48   Comments: 3
Earthquake survivors in Italy, still in tents, begin to heal

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Earthquake survivors in Italy, still in tents, begin to heal

After an earthquake struck central Italy in April, killing more than 300 people and displacing 65,000, more than a thousand survivors are still living in tents. A Worldfocus contributing blogger visits the town of L’Aquila in Italy and describes the efforts of volunteers.

Posted: May 28, 2009 11:55   Comments: 0
Religious beliefs guided both Bush and Blair on Iraq war

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Religious beliefs guided both Bush and Blair on Iraq war

Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner writes about the legacy of former British prime minister Tony Blair, and examines how religious beliefs played a role in his decision-making in office -- including the decision to invade Iraq.

Posted: May 27, 2009 11:16   Comments: 4
Russia’s plan for military reform runs into hurdles

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Russia’s plan for military reform runs into hurdles

Russian President Vladimir Medvedev has begun a massive reform of the country's military, with plans to cut Russia's officer corps from 355,000 to 150,000. While some say reforms will strengthen the military, critics say they will hasten its decline.

Posted: May 26, 2009 10:25   Comments: 1
Fallout grows from British politicians’ expense scandal

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Fallout grows from British politicians’ expense scandal

Trouble is brewing for British politicians after a newspaper reported that several members of parliament had abused their expenses system, spending thousands of pounds of public money on questionable claims -- including $3,000 to clear a moat surrounding an estate and money for diapers, comics and hair dye.

Posted: May 21, 2009 12:14   Comments: 2
Fossilized skeleton could be key link in evolution puzzle

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Fossilized skeleton could be key link in evolution puzzle

Scientists say a 47 million-year-old fossilized skeleton from Germany may offer a new piece of the evolution puzzle. Michael Novacek, the provost of science at the American Museum of Natural History, discusses the significance of the fossil in understanding evolution.

Posted: May 20, 2009 13:45   Comments: 1
Economic downturn deepens across Europe

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Economic downturn deepens across Europe

As the recession continues, Germany's economy -- Europe's largest -- is contracting rapidly. France announced Wednesday that it has slipped into recession. Marcus Mabry of The New York Times discusses the deepening economic downturn and what may be in store for Europe.

Posted: May 15, 2009 12:50   Comments: 0
U.S., Russia emphasize nuclear arms reduction in meeting

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U.S., Russia emphasize nuclear arms reduction in meeting

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met in Washington on Thursday with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, both emphasizing the importance of reducing nuclear arsenals. Daryl Kimball of the Arms Control Association discusses the progression of arms talks.

Posted: May 7, 2009 14:58   Comments: 1

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