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Germans told to hold the bratwurst and schnitzel

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Germans told to hold the bratwurst and schnitzel

From Germany to Australia, countries are examining their diets and considering toning down on meat consumption, as livestock farming is responsible for significant greenhouse gas emissions.

Posted: January 23, 2009 09:39   Comments: 0
Wal-Mart heads to Russia as unemployment soars

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Wal-Mart heads to Russia as unemployment soars

As Russia faces rising unemployment, a Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about what Wal-Mart's presence might mean for Russian jobs.

Posted: January 21, 2009 11:29   Comments: 0
Czech artwork creates stir across Europe

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Czech artwork creates stir across Europe

A sculpture celebrating the Czech presidency of the European Union has become embroiled in controversy. It features symbols of E.U. member countries -- but Romania is represented as a vampiric theme park and Bulgaria is portrayed as a Turkish toilet system.

Posted: January 14, 2009 15:12   Comments: 5
World’s strongest economies are quickly deteriorating

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World’s strongest economies are quickly deteriorating

The OECD warns that what had been some of the world's strongest economies -- China, Russia and Germany -- are now deteriorating the most quickly. Marcus Mabry of The New York Times discusses how this will impact the U.S.

Posted: January 13, 2009 16:34   Comments: 3
Hungary running on reserves as gas dispute continues

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Hungary running on reserves as gas dispute continues

A Worldfocus contributing blogger discusses how the gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine has impacted her country of Hungary, whose imports of Russian gas have been severely reduced.

Posted: January 9, 2009 16:39   Comments: 0
Week in review: Gaza, gas disputes and the Chinese economy

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Week in review: Gaza, gas disputes and the Chinese economy

James Hoge of Foreign Affairs magazine discusses the gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine, the war in Gaza and China's situation in the global financial crisis.

Posted: January 9, 2009 16:38   Comments: 2
Protesters worldwide march for and against Gaza strikes

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Protesters worldwide march for and against Gaza strikes

The fighting in Gaza has sent thousands of protesters into streets around the world, championing both for and against Israel's military campaign and Hamas rocket attacks.

Posted: January 7, 2009 10:28   Comments: 7
Ukraine squares off against Russian gas giant

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Ukraine squares off against Russian gas giant

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about the gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine, which is now impacting gas supplies of other European nations.

Posted: January 6, 2009 11:42   Comments: 1
Ethnic group declares independence from Ukraine

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Ethnic group declares independence from Ukraine

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about a Central Asian ethnic group that has asked Russia to recognize its independence from Ukraine.

Posted: December 26, 2008 09:03   Comments: 2
Obama’s role in prosecuting Guantánamo’s prisoners

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Obama’s role in prosecuting Guantánamo’s prisoners

Sarah Mendelson of the Center for Strategic and International Studies discusses the likelihood that Europe will resettle detainees from the U.S. military prison in Guantánamo.

Posted: December 23, 2008 17:16   Comments: 3

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