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Airports around the world adjust flight security strategy

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Airports around the world adjust flight security strategy

The attempted bombing of Northwest Airlines flight 253 to Detroit has led to increased security measures in U.S. airports. To find out what other countries are doing to protect passengers, Martin Savidge speaks with Vahid Motevalli, an expert on aviation security. Motevalli explains passenger profiling, technological improvements and the long-term threat of terrorism.

Posted: December 29, 2009 17:07   Comments: 4
Russian lawyer’s death in prison sparks moral outrage

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Russian lawyer’s death in prison sparks moral outrage

Worldfocus researcher Christine Kiernan writes about the death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in Moscow's Butyrka prison. Magnitsky's numerous appeals for medical care had gone unanswered, and the 37-year-old died from pancreatitis that he developed while in custody.

Posted: December 29, 2009 17:00   Comments: 1
Tracking the legality of same-sex marriage around the world

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Tracking the legality of same-sex marriage around the world

This week, two men in Argentina became the first homosexual married couple in Latin America. Although legal recognition of civil unions exist in various regions worldwide, there are only seven countries that permit the marriage of same-sex couples: the Netherlands, Belgium, Canada, Spain, Norway, Sweden and South Africa.

Posted: December 29, 2009 16:32   Comments: 17
Swiss government providing free heroin for drug addicts

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Swiss government providing free heroin for drug addicts

A year ago, Swiss voters approved a referendum to give hardcore heroin addicts free supplies of the drug. The conservative country seems to be embracing a very controversial idea, but many critics think alternative therapies such as abstinence should be tried instead. Rather than prison time, should governments provide free drugs in treatment programs?

Posted: December 29, 2009 13:43   Comments: 96
Reflections on Yegor Gaidar: Russia’s ‘shock therapist’

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Reflections on Yegor Gaidar: Russia’s ‘shock therapist’

One of the architects of the so-called “shock therapy” economic reforms that dismantled post-Soviet Russia’s state-controlled economy died last week. Worldfocus researcher Christine Kiernan interviews Nina Krushcheva about the mixed legacy of Russian economist-cum-politician Yegor Gaidar.

Posted: December 24, 2009 13:29   Comments: 0
Anglican priest encourages shoplifting during tough times

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Anglican priest encourages shoplifting during tough times

An Anglican parish priest in northern England, Rev. Tim Jones, has caused quite a stir. Jones suggested in a sermon on Sunday that it is permissible for people facing tough times to shoplift from large national stores. Do you agree with Revered Tim Jones' comments about shoplifting in desperate situations?

Posted: December 22, 2009 10:10   Comments: 87
German court seeks to convict alleged Nazi camp guard

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German court seeks to convict alleged Nazi camp guard

Elderly Ohio resident John Demjanjuk is being tried in Germany as an accessory to the murder of almost 28,000 Jews. Prosecutors allege that he served as a guard at a Nazi concentration camp in Poland. Today, relatives of those killed in the camp testified. Do you support the prosecution of an apparently ailing, 89-year-old accused Nazi guard?

Posted: December 21, 2009 14:19   Comments: 74
Evaluating the real results of two weeks in Copenhagen

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Evaluating the real results of two weeks in Copenhagen

Regardless of what the long-term implications of Copenhagen may be, the conference was different from others in the past. Perhaps most notable was how the nations of the developing world came together to make their case. Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Lane Greene, an international correspondent for The Economist who recently returned from Copenhagen.

Posted: December 18, 2009 14:20   Comments: 46
Worldfocus Radio: ‘The Stans’ in Transition

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Worldfocus Radio: ‘The Stans’ in Transition

Martin Savidge hosts William Fierman and Nikolay Petrov to discuss the Central Asian "stans" (Kazakhstan, Krygyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan). We examine emerging language policies, cultural identity and geopolitical relationships with Russia, China and the United States.

Posted: December 17, 2009 17:52   Comments: 1
Climate change debate pits economy against nature

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Climate change debate pits economy against nature

Finding a solution to climate change will involve a balancing act that addresses human and economic needs and ensures the long-term future of the natural world. The debate is often portrayed as an "either-or" proposition in which economic needs trump nature. For a closer look at the impact of climate change on nature, Daljit Dhaliwal speaks with Steve Sanderson.

Posted: December 17, 2009 16:40   Comments: 12

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