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Tune in: Online radio show on Russia’s population in peril

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Tune in: Online radio show on Russia’s population in peril

Facing dual threats of low birth rates and soaring mortality rates, the ethnic Russian population is aging and dying. Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explored Russia's population decline. Paul Goble, Vladimir Lenskiy and Louisa Vinton joined the conversation. Listen now.

Posted: May 5, 2009 19:23   Comments: 0
Divided Northern Ireland works to integrate schools

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Divided Northern Ireland works to integrate schools

Despite its official peace agreements, Northern Ireland remains a largely divided land, with Catholics and Protestants still living apart. Yet there are attempts to bring the people of Northern Ireland together, including an innovative program to integrate schools.

Posted: May 5, 2009 15:59   Comments: 3
Georgian military mutiny attempt ends in arrests

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Georgian military mutiny attempt ends in arrests

A 500-man Georgian tank battalion led a short mutiny on Tuesday, ignoring higher command and sealing off a military base. Lincoln Mitchell of Columbia University discusses the significance of the mutiny to Georgian and international politics and how it may relate to NATO exercises set to begin on Wednesday.

Posted: May 5, 2009 13:56   Comments: 1
Wounds still left open from Northern Ireland’s conflict

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Wounds still left open from Northern Ireland’s conflict

Eleven years ago, a peace agreement in Northern Ireland ended decades of sectarian violence between Catholics and Protestants. Despite that agreement, there are still many open wounds from the conflict -- justice still not served for thousands of families whose loved ones were murdered or vanished.

Posted: May 4, 2009 15:54   Comments: 2
Q&A: Ask your questions on Russia’s population in peril

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Q&A: Ask your questions on Russia’s population in peril

Facing dual threats of low birth rates and soaring mortality rates, the ethnic Russian population is aging and dying. Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explored Russia's population decline. Paul Goble, Vladimir Lensky and Louisa Vinton joined the conversation. Listen now.

Posted: April 29, 2009 13:58   Comments: 1
Europe remains optimistic in face of economic decline

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Europe remains optimistic in face of economic decline

Roben Farzad of BusinessWeek magazine discusses the optimism about the global economy in Europe. Britain reported its sharpest economic decline in 30 years on Friday, yet economists were upbeat, saying it was the beginning of the end.

Posted: April 24, 2009 16:26   Comments: 0
Turkey, Armenia agree on road map to normalize ties

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Turkey, Armenia agree on road map to normalize ties

Turkey and Armenia have worked out a framework to normalize relations, the Turkish Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday. The announcement comes just before Armenia commemorates the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks between 1915-1917 -- a long source of tension between the neighboring countries.

Posted: April 23, 2009 16:05   Comments: 3
On Earth Day, world turns attention to renewable energy

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On Earth Day, world turns attention to renewable energy

Olav Kjorven, director for the United Nations Development Program's Bureau for Development Policy, discusses how sustainable development can be encouraged in very poor countries and how best to address environmental issues in a time of economic stress.

Posted: April 22, 2009 11:02   Comments: 0
Europe concocts plans to fight toxic assets, foreclosures

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Europe concocts plans to fight toxic assets, foreclosures

The International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday that the financial crisis "is likely to be deep and long lasting." Peter Coy of BusinessWeek magazine discusses Britain's plans to help struggling homeowners and Germany's new approach to getting rid of toxic assets.

Posted: April 21, 2009 12:46   Comments: 2
Empty stores, offices tell tale of Latvia’s economic fall

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Empty stores, offices tell tale of Latvia’s economic fall

Until the global recession, the former Soviet republic of Latvia was experiencing the kind of growth that some described as miraculous. Now, it has all tumbled down, with unemployment at 14.5 percent.

Posted: April 20, 2009 14:41   Comments: 8

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