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Tune in: Online radio show on Iceland’s collapse

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Tune in: Online radio show on Iceland’s collapse

Iceland has been called “the first political casualty of the global credit crisis.” What went wrong in Iceland, and is it a cautionary tale for the wider world? Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explores Iceland's economic collapse and the country's future. Listen now.

Posted: February 10, 2009 19:13   Comments: 0
Week in review: Afghanistan, Iran and Russia

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Week in review: Afghanistan, Iran and Russia

Richard Haass and Carla Robbins join Martin Savidge to discuss the news events of the week.

Posted: February 6, 2009 16:32   Comments: 0
The proud and dismayed pray for the pope

In the Newsroom

The proud and dismayed pray for the pope

Worldfocus anchor Martin Savidge watched from Bavaria as Joseph Ratzinger became Pope Benedict XVI, and considers what the pope's journey means to his native Germany.

Posted: February 6, 2009 11:25   Comments: 7
Europe looks to harness Saharan heat for solar energy

Perspectives

Europe looks to harness Saharan heat for solar energy

A small section of the Sahara desert could provide as much electricity as all of the world's power plants combined. A Worldfocus contributing citizen journalist writes about Europe's desire to harness the desert's heat for solar energy and what the plans would mean for Africa.

Posted: February 6, 2009 08:21   Comments: 9
Iceland in upheaval as banks and government implode

Blogwatch

Iceland in upheaval as banks and government implode

Following the collapse of the country's banking system, the departure of its coalition government and the arrival of a new prime minister, bloggers in Iceland share their perspectives on the economic and political transitions.

Posted: February 4, 2009 16:48   Comments: 1
Q&A: Ask your questions about Iceland’s collapse

Ask Your Questions

Q&A: Ask your questions about Iceland’s collapse

After its coalition government recently collapsed, Iceland was called "the first political casualty of the global credit crisis." What went wrong in Iceland, and is it a cautionary tale for the wider world? Ask your questions for Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show.

Posted: February 4, 2009 12:52   Comments: 0
Competing global forums tackle the economy

Video / Blogwatch

Competing global forums tackle the economy

As several nations gather in Davos, Switzerland, for the 2009 World Economic Forum, others are meeting in Brazil for the World Social Forum. Both forums will focus on the global economy, though the Davos conference centers around policy and the Brazil meeting looks at social need.

Posted: January 30, 2009 11:23   Comments: 2
Plunging economies lead to rising social unrest

Video / Blogwatch

Plunging economies lead to rising social unrest

Michele Wucker of the World Policy Institute discusses the social and political fallout from the economic crisis. Riots and protests have occurred across the world, leading to concern that the economic slide is going to lead to much more unrest.

Posted: January 28, 2009 16:45   Comments: 1
Obama could see more cooperation with Russia

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Obama could see more cooperation with Russia

Angela Stent of Georgetown University discusses how President Barack Obama might deal with Russian leaders and his approach to the proposed missile shield in eastern Europe and cooperating with Russia to deal with Iran's nuclear ambitions.

Posted: January 26, 2009 16:15   Comments: 0
E.U. splits on the future of Guantánamo’s prisoners

Perspectives

E.U. splits on the future of Guantánamo’s prisoners

A Worldfocus contributing blogger discusses why few members of the European Union are eager to accomodate roughly 245 detainees from the prison at Guantánamo Bay, though they expressed support for Barack Obama's decision to close the U.S. facility.

Posted: January 26, 2009 15:49   Comments: 0

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